Good morning guys here the video from BBC world news that they playing all day on they channel to get the Clinton walk for justice out to the world. The one man march for indigenous rights, who well soon have thousands marching with him in Canberra.
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I quick shout out to family who marching today at 1:00pm back at home in Roebourne town Pilbara country area. If you live around the area family an friend please go and march with everyone today. This About justice and it the right time to get justice for our people in the Pilbara area an across the country.
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[Admin Toby] Senior Constables Larkin & Thompson of the Mittagong NSW Highway patrol congratulating Clinton and wishing him well on the walk
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Keep donating guys we all must there guys an we need all the help we can get to Canberra and then the long journey back home to Perth.
[Admin Gee] We may have finished collecting donations to support The Walk For Justice but Clinton is now preparing to head back to Canberra for the November 4 National Gathering and is taking 5 Noongar Elders with him.
[Admin Toby] Thankyou for all your work Barry McKay 😄👣
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[Admin Luke] In case you missed it when we posted an image of the physical paper version… Article from the Sunday Times
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[Admin Luke] BRISBANE FOLK: There are LOTS of tickets still available on the bus from Brisbane to join Clinton in Canberra. We really really need to fill these seats up so PLEASE BUY A TICKET and come along!!
You can also buy #PayItForward tickets for people who can’t afford their own.
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[Admin Gee] The Team are currently attending a Welcome and a School Visit but will be resuming the walk today from the Mittagong Hotel, walking towards Goulburn along the Old Hume Hwy and probably the M31.
Will update as we hear more!
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[Admin Luke] Good news, the Governor General will definitely be in town and available to meet with Clinton on Wednesday next week…..
We just might need to raise the pressure a bit to get him to actually come out and have a proper meeting with Clinton and the Elders at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy
More info soon.
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[Admin Luke] Just got another reply from the Governor General’s office. He’s refusing to come out and discuss issues with Clinton and Aboriginal Elder’s at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Instead his office insists only on a 1-on-1 conversation, and only up at Government House.
I think it’s time for you all to give their office a phone call and politely ask the Governor General to come out and meet with Clinton and the Aboriginal Elders at the Aboriginal Tenty Embassy on September 6.
Here’s the number: (02) 6283 3533
Where is the respect for Sovereign First Nation people?? Clinton has walked 5500km, Elders are traveling from across the country and the Governor General refuses to come out and hear their stories and take their messages for the Queen??
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[Admin Toby] 8 people on the walk today 😃👣
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All my life I had a dream to make a difference in this world an now I getting closer to the end of the most amazing journey I could ever done in my entire life to archive some thing good that we’ll go down in history for ever.
[Admin Toby] In a movement to educate wider Australians of ongoing Indigenous wage discrimination, during the lead up to the 50th anniversary of the Wave Hill walk-off in August 2016, a flash mob style “art installation” was staged as a form of protest which took social media by storm.
The First Nations Workers’ Alliance followed as a new organisation formed alongside the Australian Unions. With CDP workers and the community they serve to give a voice to workers being exploited, while campaigning to end the CDP and replace it with a program that works for Indigenous people rather than oppressing them.
We were really pleased to see Zachary Joseph Wone caught up with Clinton in La Perouse!
Here is more info about FNWA from Australian Unions:
The Turnbull Government’s Community Development Program (CDP) is depriving tens of thousands of people of that opportunity. It’s punitive, heavy-handed and racially discriminatory and the Union movement is determined to see it removed.
CDP workers are not actually classified as workers. They get well below the minimum wage (the dole pays $11.60/hour or $290/week) for working for 25 hours a week for non-profit and now for-profit businesses.
They are not covered by the Fair Work Act, they don’t have Federal OHS protections or workers compensation and they can’t take annual leave, sick leave or carer’s leave.
Those under the CDP are forced to work up to three times longer than city-based jobseekers to receive welfare payments.
CDP workers have 70 times the financial penalties imposed upon them than non-remote dole workers.
Fines for missing activities under CDP – which coverers a tiny fraction of the population – account for more than half the total penalties across the entire welfare system.
Good morning guys please donate we need all the help donation we get for the team to get food equipment and other thing we need and after Canberra it the long drive back home to Perth. Please share and tell your family an friend about the walk for justice about the event on September the 3th also tell them to help donate.
[Admin Team] But he knew he was there for a reason, and that he could make a difference, so he kept going, one step at a time.
“When I got there I learnt so much about our sovereign people and what we’ve been fighting for,”
This article in The Saturday Paper is one of our favourites!
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Good morning guys it a beautiful day today.
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[Admin Toby] Over the course of Clinton’s Walk, his Uncle Herbert Bropho has kept in contact by often sending me video’s and – as im sure you have seen – the many memes and images blended into works of art. He surprised Clinton and the crew by joining them in Sydney for the final length to Canberra, sporting one of the supporter shirts. He has never given up advocating for rights, his nephews cause, speaking at rallies such as the nation wide ‘Justice for Elijah’ protests, and local issues such as Wadjemup (Rottnest Island), the case of Matagarup and homelessness.
In a defiant plea, Uncle Herbert also sits at the gates of his former Swan Valley community every Monday since being closed by the WA State Government in 2003. Its people were immediately disposessed and made homeless after 11 houses were demolished in the dawn with no notice of eviction given to the families.
With the demolition of community infrastructure at Oombulgurri
and Barnetts intention of further community closures, the situation of homelessness rose to media attention again in 2016 following a 3rd raid to confiscate personal belongings on Hieresson Island by police and City of Perth officials. Although registered as a sacred site, an Injunction lodged by Bella Bropho was unsuccessful at the time that Clinton set out accross the country on foot.
Here is a video of Matagarup or Hieresson Island that Uncle Herbert shared with me a few weeks ago that I hadn’t seen and its honesty struck me. Featured in New Zealand it was free of media bias and its images presented the fact that not much has changed in the approach of governments to the realities of First Nations People.
Matagarup – a place of Aboriginal cultural significance – was called a refugee camp for valid reasons.
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[Admin Lisa] Are you planning on joining the walk ?? If you are, then you need to read this.
What you need to bring :
You will be responsible for your own food, camping gear, water, money and any other costs incurred while walking.
We would love you to bring your commitment, your sense of humour and your deepest respects for what Clinton has achieved in the last year and how important this last final part of his walk is.
We want to keep the fires burning, so if you are coming to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy please bring some wood to donate, funds for yourself and a sense of unity and purpose.
We want to use this opportunity to remind people that Clinton is THE ONLY spokesperson for his Walk for Justice .
We will not tolerate any unsociable behaviours, drugs and alcohol are not appropriate or acceptable and you will be asked to leave if any of these basic courteous rules are not followed.
Everyone is welcome to join in but it is up to you to work out where, when and how.
There are buses available for people who may be having a tough day or just want an easier day, the buses can also be used to store your camping gear on during the day so that you are free to walk.
Please label all your possessions.
An Event Page will be created that we will share and ask you to join. This will be where we post updates about where Clinton and the team are at and this will also be the place where walkers will need to check in to for any important announcements.
The Admin Team are flying over to join you all next week and we want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your help and support in getting us over there. It is really appreciated and we couldn’t have done any of this without you !!
Good morning guys first I just what to thank Benchy from Busfleet Australia for helping us with two bus and use this bus to help everyone with the walk as we get ready to head towards Canberra.
I what to thank you Benchy from bus fleet for helping us and we well look after this bus very well until we finish the walk into Canberra. I we’ll let you know if we need a three bus. Thank you mate.
The other think I we’ll putting a update of what happening and where we are an how you can catch up by the bus picking you up. So please keep a eye out for the update when I go live for the final walk into Canberra.
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[Admin Toby] Transcription of David Suzuki at the National Day of Action, Campbeltown NSW. 30 October 2016.
“You see, the issue is not one of racism, its about a colonial mindset and the battles you are having here are the same battles we are having in North America and in South America and in Africa. A colonial mentality that is not interested in Mother Earth.
I am astounded at the fact that you – Indigenous people still exist on this Land after all thats been done to you and I thank you. I thank you because we depend on you now, we need your leadership and the way of seeing the world that you have.
You see we have been blanketed by a mindset that does not see Mother Earth but sees resources and opportunities and its become a very powerful force – I am not Indigenous but I am here to say I am with you – to battle, because I am against the same mindset.
Someone said earlier that you want justice; you can not expect justice from a system that is built on denying the biggest crime of them all, which was that people came here and took your land! How can you have justice from a system that was built on that great crime to begin with?
So what I say is ‘we are now in a battle around the world’. A battle against the mentality that no longer sees the Earth as sacred. That no longer sees the Earth as our Mother. The very source of our lives and our well being.
And this is not any longer something that only Indigenous people have, it is people like me, people around the world who are beggining to realise that to talk about sustainability means that the only people on the Planet that know about sustainability are the people who have lived in place for thousands of years. And through the mistakes and failures and successes of their Elders, understand deeply what it means to live on the Land – with the Land.
So I just want to say thankyou. Thankyou for hanging on despite the horrors of what you’ve lived through. Your hanging on to something and we non-Indigenous want to work and help you work – with you, because we’ve got to overthrow the mentality that is ultimitely destroying this Planet.”
Monday the 21st. Our walk into Mittagong. To be welcomed to Country. – Noonie
A good ending to the day at Mittagong. Good people an a great day this day. – Noonie
[Admin Toby] Janelle and Zach’s visit to Australia was a cultural exchange through a partnership between the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) at the University of Wollongong, Waminda – South Coast Women’s Health & Welfare Aboriginal Corp., Welfare Aboriginal Corporation and Purdue University.
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Join us to celebrate Clinton’s arrival in Canberra and his meeting with the Governor General in the spot where The Walk for Justice began almost a whole year ago!
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Call out for help asap we need two driver who have LR licence to driver 22 seater school bus. There are two of them, we need this drive by today this afternoon to pick up this bus or one for now to pick up one of the bus’s and get the other one in the next couple of days. We leave Campbelltown tomorrow around 9:00am if you cannot make it.
I have decided to use one of the bus as a shuttle bus to pick people up and to drop people of if they what to walk with us where we are and when you finish walking with us we can drop you back to your town. The other one well stay with us for the hold day because to help people walk and need to rest.
Food, fuel, tent and blankets are cover. The only think you need is stuff for your self and the LR licence because you well be charge on the bus you drive until we get to Canberra. Please message me asap so we can organise something out.
We have two amazing drivers who have joined the team!
From the 19th out of Bulli to the end of the day’s walk for us. As well as where we were camped. – Noonie
The injustice this government has done to all of us shall no longer do injustice any more, that justice shall come forward to break it down to bring out the truth of freedom an unite.
That we has the olderst living culture on earth an we has a mulculture country of people who has different religious beliefs what to bring more to this country an the world it self to lead it in a new way of path where it shall show the true future of what we all wanted.
That it well bring this country together in working on a better way of a future for our child to live together in harmony an that no one shall no longer be left behind living in homeless an living in poverty. That mother earth shall shine an bring back the beautiful of this life we see every day in this world.
It is time for what we want and we have waited for a long time for this an the time is now to get it.
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The constitution is not broken it just that you people in politics don’t want to follow the rule book because you choose to be greedy an what power to control us.
The construction is for the people to give them the power to have a say when it come to laws, votes and who they want to lead this country.
I seen the old constitution the 1901 it has change from a government for the people to a government for the rich. We shall no longer be rule by the rich an that the power shall come back to the people.
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This is a tree in Wollongong, it has a lot of colour on it. – Noonie
Hey all please donate an support my admin team who work so hard behind close door helping with the walk I doing. I what them to fly over because they a my friend and family an they decide the respect of knowledge for the amazing work they a doing with the walk for justice.
This will also fly over two elder I know very well and who I what to come over to stand with me on the last leg of the walk.
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What I see in this picture haha lol
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It time to speak out.
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Friday, 18th. From Wollongong to Illawarra Escarpment. Bulli – Noonie
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Please donate to help finish the walk of and also we calling out for assistance to try get two bus to help us help all this people walking with us from Campbelltown to Canberra.
This is what going on the side of the bus’s guys what you think.
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Out of Wollongong on the 18th a long the road and some people we meet. With one walker who walked with us for a few ks. – Noonie
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Doing a call out for assistance for volunteers bus’s driver who have a LR licence. The bus a automatic and who what to come on a amazing trip helping eveyone who walking with us from Campbelltown to Canberra an who are up for a drive for couple week until the walk is finish. Please message me an let me know asap. Need this volunteers by tomorrow so we can pick up this to bus tomorrow night.
Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking today. Before we get into the walk today. I what to thank Robbie Hyde from Newcastle for organising everything when we went to Newcastle an doing the hard work organising BBQ, the event and letting everyone know we where coming to Murrook aboriginal community centre.
I what to thank Elders John Ridgeway for doing welcome to country at Murrook an welcoming the team an I onto they country. I what to thank Murrook aboriginal community centre for letting Robbie host the event at they place.
I what to thank everyone else for coming along to meet the team an I and also coming a long to support the walk for justice.
Thank you Robbie and everyone else at Newcastle for coming an showing your support.
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Hey all please come today to the event in Campbelltown. If you live around the area or know people from the area please let them know to come to the event today to meet the team an I.
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The start of our Thursday to Wollongong this, 17th of August. – Noonie
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BBC world news has come out to join us for today, I told them that I what to change the statement around to let the world know what we want has first people of this country we want our treaty and we what international pressure on the Australian government, the Britain government and the crow it self to give us our treaty.
So we can move this country forward, but learn from the country pass. So we do not make the same mistakes ever again in the future.
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[Admin Toby] The deal will see the Wik nations partner with Legion Wealths to export wood from tree lopping in Aurukun, exported to the Asian market.
This venture will include building a saw mill in Aurukun to provide local Employment for Aurukun people.
Currently the wood is chopped down and burnt for land clearing by Rio Tinto Mining. Aurukun people want to recycle it & export it to make furniture and other products.
The Asain Market is targeted for the recycled wood with the trade deal also including replanting of trees and rejuvenation of country by Legion Wealths.
In Campbelltown at the Tharawal Aboriginal Community were Clinton had a warm welcoming. – Noonie
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The Campbelltown welcome. More good people to meet and wonderful people throughout the Lands and Country’s. – Noonie
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Hey all a call out for assistance with two bus to help us with the final journey to Canberra. I need some help if anyone can lend two bus to help us from Campbelltown to Canberra why because there going to be a lot of people joinning us for the last leg of the walk from Campbelltown to Canberra. We going to have people travelling from central desert, Alice Springs, Warburton, Wiluna, leonare, Laverton and other part of Australia a going to join us in Campbelltown for the final walk.
Why I need bus: We ask for two bus because we going to have a lot of elder’s, family and child a going join us from Campbelltown on would and if they get tired they can jump on the bus to rest.
I ask if any aboriginal organisations or anyone else from here at Campbelltown on would to Canberra to assist us with two bus so we can help all this people who joinning us. It be good if a aboriginal organisation can lend us two bus and when we finish we can take the two bus back to you after the walk is finish or if aboriginal organisation can pay for fuel that the bus they lend us and when we finish we can take it back to you. We also ask for voluntee to drives this bus and to assist us driving this bus two help everyone who walking.
We need this help asap because we going to have a lot of people walking with us from Campbelltown towards Canberra. Please message me if you can help. We leave Campbelltown this Sunday morning why because we just giving people time to get here before we start the last walk towards Canberra. It going to be pack with people walking with us towards Canberra.
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Along the road. – Noonie
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A big call out if you can dance we need more young indigenous dancers to meet Clinton in Canberra show the government our many Aboriginal Originals then fill the council lawns let’s do it thank you.
Another big call out to all our friends and families if you can come to Canberra and support this young man Clinton is walking for Justice and for all let’s make it a big event so the government can stand up and listen thank you and see you there
We officially reached our Goal for this fundraiser just this morning!
Thank you all! (30/08/17)
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Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking today. I just what to thank people of Sydney for the amazing support and welcoming into Sydney Redfern the block.
I what to thank aunty Jenny Munro an her daughter Lorna Munro for organising everything in Redfern the event, food and welcoming to country in the block. Also doing a lot of the hard work to make sure the event when very well. I what to thank everyone else for coming to the event and welcome us into Redfern.
Thank you aunty Jenny an Lorna for doing all this for us and thank you, you mob from sydney for coming and showing support for the walk for justice.
I what to thank Kristen Parker the CEO of National centre of Indigenous excellence but now has left for helping us with accommodation in Redfern and making sure we had some where to stay.
The national centre of indigenous excellence don’t let any one stay at the place with out paying. But they have done this for us for free and the team and I what to thank you guys for letting us stay there.
Thank you everyone from sydney and thank you everyone from Redfern the block.
Wednesday, from Kiama, it look like the rain mite have been with us today, then the rain was gone, the sun was here to stay. – Noonie
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I just what to thank the people of La Perouse community for inviting us out to the community an organise a event on the day we arrived out there.
I want to thank the La Perouse aboriginal community health centre for organising everything like the BBQ, event and welcoming to country. Thank you La Perouse aboriginal community health centre.
I want to thank the elder’s for coming a lone to welcome me an the team to the community. I want to thank the year 4 kids for singing songs and welcoming us into the community. I also want to thank the school kids and high school kids for doing a welcoming to country traditional dance.
I want to thank everyone else from La Perouse and other for coming and showing support for want we a doing an also I what to thank you all for the amazing welcome into La Perouse community.
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Wednesday the 16th, from Bombo to our rest stop, where we left the Princes Highway for a safer road to walk on Shellharbour Rd. – Noonie
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On Shellharbour Rd to were we finished our day. – Noonie
My favourite scene on gladiator. Win the people heart and support and you well gain your freedom. Be the people champion.
On the walk, Monday. – Noonie
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– Herbert Bropho
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[Admin Toby] National Indigenous Times reports; ‘it is time for the Indigenous disciples of Constitutional recognition to turn their eyes to legislation’.
Michael Mansell adds: “I totally support the group that led the referendum push being an integral part of developing new legislation, provided some sobering lessons are learned.”
One of those lessons most notably: that the overwhelming objection to First Nations People being included in a colonial constitution is the assertion and need for regard of First Nations continued Soverienty.
Now it seems obvious the ‘Uphold and Recognise’ organisation will continue from the abandoned Recognise campaign. To further this are the events listed under their website: http://www.upholdandrecognise.com/events/