We have lose a other great leader yesterday to. I just meet Stephen Goldsmith two month ago at Adelaide university when we was in Adelaide. A good man and a great leader to our people. The great video he made telling the world about our cultural about not asking please or thank you. He explain it very well. You be miss by many a great leader and a amazing elder.
Day 319: 8am
How long are we going keep doing this, I should be the last to do a walk for justice a cross this country. It time we get think done before think get worse and worser. I be getting into Canberra by the 1st of September. I call on everyone who had a none and what think to change. Please meet me in Canberra before the 1st September at the embassy.
Please come and make your way towards Canberra before the 1st of September to stand with me and support me when I get there. We must now stand together for justice and we must now demand think to be done. We be not going to see the prime minister we all going to see and walk to governor general house to demand think to be done now.
On Thursday the 27th of July we visited the oldest Community, their the black duck is their totem. When we arrived we stop at the old building that the government worked from and operated, near the Wallage Lake Outreach Center Medical, which was open this day. We Clinton was given a welcome to Country here. – Noonie
Day 319: 10.30am
Women from Yuin country did welcoming to country for us. I want to thank the women from the Djaadjawan people for doing this for us and welcoming us to they country area.
It a other beautiful morning to do some walking again. I see non-think but a beautiful ocean in front of me and it feel good to be back at the beach for a bit before getting back in to walk again.
Day 312: 10am
From camp, the start of the walk Thursday 20th of July. To the Eden Public School. – Noonie
Day 312: 11am
We have now reporter and documentary people from Germany and France. They be travelling with us the next couple day filming our walk for justice to get the story out to Paris 🇫🇷 and Berlin 🇩🇪 where we came look at international community support.
Day 312: 11.30pm
Jigamy farm people oysters for lunch – Jack
Day 312: 2pm
Doing a smoking ceremony.
Day 312: 2pm
Lunch with Jiggamy community – Jack
From leaving one School to go to the High School, more of the walk then to meet the Elders back at the Community. Then a smoking. – Noonie
Day 312: 2.30pm
The smoking, an enjoyable time and day. Thursday. 20th of July. – Noonie
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Day 299: 7.30am
Day 299: 8.30am
I written a letter to the premier of Western Australia Mr Mark McGowan about going on the news to Announce to the public and community that the western Australia government are not going to close community down and that they have to work with elders an community leader to improve community life. On top I told them any law that is going thought parliament must go to the people to be put to referendum so the people can vote on it and that western Australia government must do the right think and work for the people because the people voted them in and they must do the right think an keep they promest why they was voted in the first place or you going to do the same think like former premier Mr Barnett. This is the Western Australia government reply to me please read and what you think?
Day 299: 9.30am
Day 299: 1pm
Lesson to be learn.
Aboriginal meaning= away from original.
Original meaing= Original person of this land.
First nation meaing= first people to the land.
First people meaing= first people of the land since creation.
Traditional owner meaing= The attitude of buying and selling of the land.
Custodian meaing= Caring for country and for mother earth.
First lesson to be learn.
Day 299: 8.30pm
[Admin Post] In a heated NAIDOC line up of speeches in Darwin today, the focus was on the continued NT intervention. Clinton’s Walk for Justice feature two speakers and the DCC dance incentive creating awareness of incarceration: One Mob Different Country.
Auntie Josie Crawshaw of the ‘No Justice – Just Us’ campaign spoke about CDP – Community Development Program (which was CDEP – now minus the word “Employment”) work for the dole and Centrelink’s Mutual Obligation requirements. The reality of being breached is resulting in starvation, personal and family breakdown continuing as a serious oppressive situation of epidemic proportion in community right now – on our watch – before our very eyes in this day and age 2017.
Work for the dole with no Work Cover, union representation or superannuation is modern slavery, with the Basic Card and Income Management breaching human rights and basic human dignity. This together with suspension of payments in part decided on by privatised job network agencies is driving suicide rates, family breakdown and child removals, petty crime and arrests to unprecedented levels – the highest in the world.
Since the intervention, the paperless arrest judicary and punishment “lock em up” system is perpetuating the loss of cultural continuance, language, community and family kinship, totemic heritage and local ecological knowledge. This is continued genocide. Mutual Obligation and youth detention are forcing this generational gap as more people must move off country. The administration costs of income management and paternalistic punitive approaches from government policy could be going to more early awareness, education and community initiatives that encourage and facilitate incentive and reward in local enterprise and small business, land care, arts and cultural development.
Again and again we are calling on the government to listen and act together on the concerns of our Elders and community representatives.
John Lawrence spoke of the term JUSTICE. The opportunities the Royal Commission into Youth Detention have brought to highlight these injustices, the entrenched racism and perpetual genocide occurring in Australia, while this nation boasts of being one of the wealthiest contries in the developed world. Its position on the UN Human Rights Council is a joke Mr Lawrance said, the senior lawyer giving a personal case example of the consequences of locking up a 14 year old to whom every level of government including the Minister are continually complicit.
The stark reality is why the emphasis is going to building bigger prisons and detention centres when we could be building better schools with better education, better support and services in prevention, rehabilitation and training. He went on to acknowledge we are tired of words, policies and political tricks, calling Parliament House a junk yard, a circus and how important it is to keep standing together in the truth that Soverienty has never been ceded.
– Admin Toby
From Larrakia Nation website:
One Mob Different Country is a program that has been operating out of the Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC) for approximately 12 years. The program allows low-security Indigenous prisoners who have demonstrated good behaviour to take part in performing traditional aboriginal dances at events – including community, government and not for profit organisations. The dancers have been given permission from the Elders of the Beswick and Barunga communities to perform certain dances and songs from that region.
The name One Mob Different Country refers to the fact that the dancers themselves may come from different communities (different country) but they come together as a group to dance (as one mob). The dancers are not paid to perform. Instead the funds go to the Department of Correctional Services to support this enterprise program and others – for capacity building and creating a positive, sustainable future for those in the program.
Accompanied by live music of clap sticks and/or didgeridoo.
$1,950 (+gst) for approximately 15-20 minutes duration
Yesterday Telstra Bairnsdale donated a new phone to Clinton thanks to Mel and Braden 👍
Day 297: 1.30pm
Doing some walking today gaining some ks. I’m the spirit walker who follow the song line and walk in the foot step of my old people and ancients. I walk for my people and for my culture. I not a shame to stand for justice, unity and for change. This government better be ready when I get there to tell them how it is
Day 297: 4.30pm
Today in Bairnsdale for the NAIDOC march. The Bairnsdale mob marching with courage, straight, prouded and honour for our people, for our ancestors and for our future. Bairnsdale mob you guys rock today doing the march
Day 297: 5pm
[Admin Toby] Thought I’d wear Clinton’s shirt for the ORIC gathering with Minister Scullion today.
Day 297: 5pm
Our elders should not be living like this out in community in this modern world. This government should be a shame of them self seeing our elders live like this in community.
Day 297: 5.30pm
On our walk this afternoon. – Noonie
Day 298: 11am
This are the flag of the 5 clan group of this area. The Tatungalung, Brabralung, Krauatungalung, Brataunlung and Brayakaulung.
Day 298: 12pm
Lakes Entrances march. – Noonie
Thursday morning to the end of the walk in Lakes Entrance, smoking, welcome to Country and barbeque. – Noonie
The walk from Bairnsdale to the Metung turn off. Good Country. – Noonie
Day 298: 4.30pm
Aaaaarrrrr My number one supporter my little niece and my beautiful grandma I miss my family and friends back home. I need to finish this walk of and fight for every one rights. I we’ll be back home soon my beautiful family
Good morning i just letting you know that today at 12:00pm there going to be welcome to country and a BBQ at Civil park Drouin town. Please come a long and meet me and my team if you live around this area. I well see you all there at 12:00pm.
Day 282: 8am
[Admin Toby] Tomorrow marks 10 years of the Northern Territory Intervention, a shameful racist policy of the Howard Government still in effect today.
Please post any events and articles you have seen in the comments.
Here we share the NITV article featuring Uncle Kev Buzzacott who welcomed Clinton at Tardanyangga Adelaide before the smoking ceremony.
Day 282: 10am
Photos along the way from Melbourne to Longwarry, an enjoyable walk through the Country sides. – Noonie
Day 282: 1pm
Day 282: 3pm
Got health check today to make sure my body is 100% heathy. Well i’m 100% heathy i have gain 5kilos of weight. So now I way about 67kilos from 62 when I started the walk all have to do with 9 month of walking. So build a lot of muscle on me Dr said. So I’m a muscle man My blood is 100% health pure black red blood meaning a lot of iron running thought my body
The only think we find out about why I been getting a lot of headaches is because my right ear is infected and I need to start taking antibiotics tablets before I go death in my right ear. So there for after the walk is finish I would have to have my right ear check to make sure my right ear is healthy and I don’t go death. So I’m 100% healthy man
Day 282: 4pm
Day 282: 5pm
Day 282: 9.30pm
The welcome to Country, on Kurnai Country at Drouin. 20th June. – Noonie
I just wanted to thank the Drouin Mob and Kurnai Nations Elders for welcoming me and the crew to thy Country and showing a lot of support for the walk for justice and wishing us a safe travels through Gippsland and thought country. Thank you all from Kurnai country for the warm welcome.
Day 283: 9.30am
At Longwarry ready to go, just having a talk to some people before leaving. – Noonie
Good morning everyone that tonight we be making our way into Ballarat town. Tomorrow morning there going to be a event at Victoria park on Oak drive. Please get there at 10am as there going to BBQ, speaking and Wadawurrung traditional owners of the country area are going to do welcome to country to welcoming us into they country area. So please get there tomorrow at 10am.
Day 261: 8am
On our way towards Ballarat, we are walking on the Western Hwy and we be in Ballarat tonight. Then it Melbourne our second city yyyyyeeee
Day 261: 9.30am
Had a walk around Beaufort this morning to enjoy the town, of what I had time for. What part of this journey don’t I like. None. – Noonie
I just got this thought message from Michelle Place
Hi Clinton, I have to start by saying you are a legend! Super inspiring and very brave, what a challenge you have set yourself for such an important cause. I am a teacher and I have been showing the kids what you are doing and they are so keen to give you support! Today we played in the Aboriginal Power Cup and we have added your hashtag to our Guernsey to show our love and support for you. You are inspirational and a modern day hero to me. What you are doing is so significant and meaningful, and I have loved following your journey so far👏❤️👊💙👐
Thank you Michelle Place and thank you guys for supporting the walk for justice. Keep following us we just getting started on the walk.
Day 261: 4pm
From Beaufort to the end of the day for us. Then we will spend the night in Ballarat. – Noonie
It was a day of people stopping today, good and wonderful people. – Noonie
Day 261: 6pm
“Clinton Pryor, 27, believes indigenous elders should be given full control of their communities.
Mr Pryor was involved in protests on Heirisson Island in Perth last year over the forced closure of WA indigenous communities when he decided to embark on foot to see Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.”
There a Storm is coming to Canberra and it moving this country and the spirit world as we speak. The spirit walker is coming and he well not back down until he reach Canberra to speak to the governor general the queen right hand man. To talk about him leaving his position as the governor general and to be replace by governor culture council to watch and to over see this government. So this government shall no longer and ever again get out of hand. The power must be giving back to the people.
So the people can look after this country and work together building this country for a builder future for our child and build a better world we live in but must of all respect each other and move forward together as people. It is time that he must be spoken to and if he dozing listen I shall push to speak with the queen of English to talk about treaty or to talk about why I what a governor culture council to replace his position. Unity is the only way and peace we can archive this, it is only a matter of time this well happen and it can be done.
!!!The spirit walker!!!
Thank you uncle Herbert Bropho for doing this amazing picture of me.
We left Maryborough to go back to Nhill and start the walk. – Noonie
Day 252: 12pm
Before we reach Canberra we be calling on all sovereign nation a cross this great land and none first nation people to meet in Canberra to walk in with me to the original embassy and to have a meeting about what we want for this country and future of this country. There be tent set up for each nation sovereign country group to represent they country an people and there be tent for none indigenous people represent the Australia people. This meeting has it body of the governor culture council. Put the meeting is about what law/lore should be in it so people who are voted in it that represent they sovereign nation and none indigenous people must follow rules so they don’t get out of hand or get paid of to pass a law thought on all of us from this government. This governor culture council must be fare and full rule to be in line.
We been at this fighting for our survival for over 230 year and we been fighting for our right has sovereign people for over 50 something years. It is time we come together from all different culture back around to talk about the future of our country and to talk to none indigenous people who been here for the last 230year to work with us to together because we are all on the same boat fighting the same government. The best way they have won and are in control of us all because we are to divided with each other. It time we come together black and white to push for governor culture council to over see this government and give the power back to the people. Thought peace we can archive this.
Photo taking by Lydia Shaw and edited by uncle Herbert Bropho.
Day 252: 1.30pm
I have join warrior resistance and the grass root movement group to tell people to vote no to constitution recognise that this government trying to push thought. We what our sovereignty and I stand against Constitution recognise. Vote no to constitution recognise.
Day 253: 10.30am
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Day 253: 11.30am
At Bendigo before the smoking. – Noonie
Day 253: 12pm
Smoking and welcome to country at Bendigo. – Noonie
Day 253: 12.30pm
We made camp 15 ks out of Nhill. From camp to the Pink Lake for lunch. – Noonie
[Guest Post] A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have Clinton Pryor aka “The Spirit Walker” visit us at the Amnesty office and chat about his Clinton’s Walk for Justice. Listen to what Clinton had to say here and learn more about his journey and the issues he is raising awareness about.
Thanks again Clinton Pryor for your time, we wish you all the best and we will continue to follow and support you on your journey.
Hello there I just want to ask if you got a spare moment to have a read of this.
My name is Clinton Pryor and I’m just writing a story about this man you see in the photo below. So please if you go some time to have a read. Please I would love for to have a read. Some of you may know him and other’s may not know him. But to me he is my uncle and his name is Uncle Anthony Spratt from Perth Western Australia. Uncle Anthony Spratt was a Homeless man who lives around Perth, Travel up north to Darwin where he live homeless up there with long Grass people and travel to Alice springs Centre Australia. Where he when thought the aboriginal Lore to become a lore man. Before returning back to Perth where he had his last day living on the street has a homeless man.
Before he passed on I would like people to know who he was, what he did and who he helped. So please keep reading, he was a great man and I would like you to know who he was, how he help so many homeless people around Perth and how he was a homeless man himself who fought against the government with other homeless people, family and friends where he live in Perth. I what people to know this man story and I think good people in this world need they story to be told.
So please continue reading….
When he returned back to Perth he was still a homeless man in a way by going around traveling to family, friends and people he know to stay one night at the place to keep himself warm at night or get something to eat for himself and also living on the street as well with other homeless people. When he was living on the street of Perth. He used to play a guitar or busk on every corner so he can make some money for himself. When he uses to busk on the street and sing along he always had other homeless people with him. What he made from busking he use to share his money with other homeless people so they had something to eat at night. He never was a Greedy man like you see this billion air or people who have a job and a home. He was a good man in a way of having none thing but share wants he had from just singing on the street of Perth and want he made he share with other.
He cares for other in a way by helping because they had none thing like he had. He was a man who cares. If a man who was homeless that cares for other. Than why people who have it all don’t care and only care for what they have. I myself just don’t understand how this world work all well back to the story. When I first when to matagarup Heirissson Island to make a stand for closer of aboriginal community in Western Australia. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into or want I was doing but when I got to Heirisson the first to people who came up to me when I first set foot on Heirisson Island was Uncle Herbert Kenneth Bropho and Uncle Anthony Spratt. The two was just setting around the fire recording video and explaining to the camera why they was on heirisson island and why they set up camp with other more or less family to make a stand. I wait for them two to finish talking to the camera.
After they finish taking to the camera. They both call me over and I introduce myself to them both and I didn’t’ know I was safe because they was family on my mother side. In the time I was on heirisson island. I got to know uncle Anthony Spratt more and want tip of man he was. When homeless people started to came on to heirisson island when the time of closer of community and that the government was force aboriginal people out of the community. Uncle Anthony Spratt was helping out aboriginal people who lost their community and people who was homeless on the island with us in away by singing his song around the fire and also telling story about the dream time. He was doing that because he was showing the homeless on matagarup not to be afraid of the government but stand up for want you believing in even if you have lose ever thing.
Every time there was a March or rally for the forced closure of community or any other rally for aboriginal people. He was right there and ready to go and march with other. Also stand with thousands of people at parliament house and make a stand for want right. When I organise a rally for the homeless one day in forest chase in Perth. He was there and standing with other people who was homeless just likes himself. He stood his ground and March with me and other people to ask the government to start help homeless people. Before the March begin at Forrest chase. I have asked the homeless to speak out to the public and tell them why they are homeless.
When I see him there at the rally. I ask him to speak out about why he was homeless and how it was very important for the government and the public to understand why people are homeless. He speaks out very proud because he wanted people to know his story why he was homeless. When the march began he stay behind because he was getting old and he couldn’t keep up when we marched to parliament house for the homeless with family, friends and support. The rally for the homeless was his last rally and we didn’t’ know if it was the last time he was going to do something right and speak at a rally for the last time.
The next day at night after rally Uncle Anthony Spratt pass away on the street as a homeless man. But before he passes away he was giving a key to a house for the first time in over 20 years on the same day before he passes on. But he didn’t get the chance to have a home for his self because he didn’t’ know that it was his last day on earth on that day. When we had his funereal there was a lot of homeless people can to his funeral. We ask for all the homeless people to carry his coffin and have the honour to lay him to rest. He was amazing man that did want he can for the homeless.
Uncle Anthony Spratt to me is a hero and inspired uncle I know who did all this thing thought in his life and how he help some many people out.. The family, friend, support and homeless remember uncle as a hero for want he have done .This why I write this story about uncle so that people can understand want person he was and want he did in his life has a homeless man.
To this day a lot of public and the government have being judge homeless people in a lot way like they do drug, they alcoholics and other things. But people don’t know anything about homeless person an less you know them. Never judge a homeless man a less you know them because they mute be on of the best people in the world that God giving us. So please share this story we want people to know him want person is was.
From Clinton Pryor.
Day 249: 8pm
At Maryborough, we are at Chris’ place tents set up and the meeting ground has been done. – Noonie
Day 250: 8.30am
[Admin Toby] In 1978 “The Longest Walk” started on the 11 of February. It was an AIM-led spiritual walk across the United States to support tribal sovereignty and bring attention to 11 pieces of anti-Indian legislation; AIM (Americal Indian Movement) believed that the proposed legislation would have abrogated Indian Treaties, quantified and limited water rights, and denied other rights to Native peoples.
The walk began with a ceremony on Alcatraz Island, where a Sacred Pipe was loaded with tobacco. The Pipe was carried the entire distance. This 3,200-mile (5,100 km) Walk’s purpose was to educate people about the US government’s continuing threat to Tribal Sovereignty; it rallied thousands representing many Indigenous Nations throughout the United States and Canada. Traditional spiritual leaders from many tribes participated, leading traditional ceremonies.
On July 15, 1978, “The Longest Walk” entered Washington D.C. with several thousand Indians and a number of non-Indian supporters. After the walkers arrived in Washington D.C., the US Congress voted against a proposed bill to abrogate treaties with Indian Nations and passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act.
[Guest Post] Aunty Sue Rankin , regional Elder of the Jarra people welcomes Clinton Pryor to Dja Dja land.
This historic event took place on Warn Bulg land , (a sub tribe of the Jarra nation who were exterminated during the gold rush),
It is the first welcome to performed on this land for 200 years and more.
It is good to see this land healing at last – Chris
Day 251: 8am
The signal were we are staying is not good and sometimes not at all. I do like it here. – Noonie
Day 251: 3.30pm
I just wanted to thank Lydia Shaw for talking this beautiful Photo.
Thank you Lydia shaw.
Day 251: 4pm
Fanny Balbuk was born at Matagarup, now called Heirisson Island, on the Swan River in 1840; it was 11 years after the colony was founded.
“It’s time to hear about her.”
Day 251: 8pm
[Guest Post] Clinton Pryor Is a First Nations Sovereign man walking from WA to Canberra for the Justice of our people.We will be welcoming Clinton into Dja Dja Wurrung Country with a Community Lunch at Lake Weroona on Sunday the 21st of May at 12 Noon. Any community members who are interested in coming along and sharing your stories aspirations and future visions of Justice for our people with Clinton you are most welcome to come along and connect. Please let us know if you are coming along friends for catering purposes. Thank you all. – Sue
I just wanted to thank Father Dean from Adelaide Congress Church for inviting me in to have a talk about my walk to everyone. Thank you for the cross to father dean. I really enjoy coming in to see you guys today
Hey guys quick update just letting everyone know that tomorrow at 10:00am from Victoria square we been leaving Adelaide and start making the walk for justice towards Melbourne. The team and I wanted to thank everyone in Adelaide for coming to the march on Monday when we walk into the city and want to thank those who showed us around this beautiful place and what they do to try make this city a better place.
People are welcome to join us tomorrow to walk with us to Melbourne if they like to or walk all the way to Canberra.
So please if you what to say goodbye or faith well please come tomorrow and meet us at Victoria square around 9:30am or 10:00am. Also if you like to walk with us for a bit please come tomorrow guys cheers!!!
Day 231: 6pm
Tanya ,Brett ,Angela ,Brett’s New tea bag hat – Garry
Day 231: 6.30pm
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None thing more prouder I can be than getting a huge hug from elder Moogy Sumner when I walk into Victoria square from the amazing walk from Perth to here. Also on top smoking away any bad spirit than mute of travel with us on this walk. Thank you Moogy Sumner for welcoming us into Adelaide.
Day 231: 7.30pm
I just wanted to thank Elder Kevin Buzzacott for welcoming me into Adelaide and also coming out to meet me to help me finish the walk in Adelaide o Victoria square. It is a great honor to meet you elder Kevin Buzzacott and i wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for walking with me into Victoria square. Thank you elder Kevin Buzzacott.