Day 355: Goulburn

Day 355: 4.30am

Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking today. We been making our way into Goulburn town at lunchtime. People who live in Goulburn or around the area please come a long at the mulwaree council chamber to meet me an the team. Also there be lunch there for everyone to eat as well. See you all there 


Day 355: 5.30am

Rosie has her own page now 😍🐾


Day 355: 7am

This making me emotional seeing my people back at home in the Pilbara marching for me and supporting what I’m doing.


Day 355: 8am

Guys, if anyone in Goulburn / Canberra has a trailer the team can use to bring wood to the Embassy – please let us know 🔥⛺️


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[Admin Gee] Hey guys, if you’re heading to Tent Embassy this weekend, please remember it is cold! Bring warm gear….if you have any to spare, donations would be much appreciated.


Day 355: 3.30pm


Day 355: 4.30pm

Got some good news the prime minister wants to meet me, the opposition leader wants to meet me, the greens leader wants to meet me and the governor general wants to meet me. More or less the entire parliament house wants to meet me an represent of the crown want to meet me.

But we still working on trying to get government an the governor general to come to the embassy to meet with elder’s an leader of community so they can address they issue on the behalf of they community.

On top media from around the world a flying in as we speak. So they can broadcast everything live in Canberra on the day for they country. So that mean the hole world well be watching want going to happen in Canberra. Also media across this country well be there to. So they can broadcast everything to the whole country. 7 billion people an counting from around the world well be watching want going to happen in Canberra.

This is going to be the huge thing ever in this country history.


Day 355: 5.30pm


Day 355: 6pm

[Admin Toby] In Unity 👣


Day 355: 7pm

Thinking about life from being a child to now. No matter what pain in my leg I going to continue walking tonight an get closer to Canberra. I promise my father this an i going to walk it into Canberra no matter what anyone say. I promise my father I going to do this for my family, friends, my people an support. It time to listen to motivation to help me walk tonight.


Day 355: 7.30pm


Day 355: 7.30pm

Time to listen to motivation tonight to help me walk.

Day 354: Leaving Mittagong

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Day 354: 8am

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.


Day 354: 9am

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.


Day 354: 9am 


Day 354: 9am

[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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Day 354: 10am

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.

Please see the fundraiser for this undertaking!


Day 354: 12.30pm

[Admin Toby] Uncle Herbert standing along the road making sure his nephew safe and strong walking to his destination.

Thanks to our bus drivers and those joining the walk to Canberra!


Day 354: 1pm


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[Admin Luke] Just sent a formal invitation to ALL Federal MPs & Senators to meet with Clinton and Aboriginal Elders from across the country at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra next Tuesday.

Please give your Federal MPs and Senators a call and politely ask them to clear their schedule next Tuesday morning for one hour to come and meet with Clinton and the Elders!


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Day 354: 3pm

Admins Lisa, Gee and Luke are at the airport ready to head to Canberra! Thanks to all of you who donated and shared to make this possible.


Day 354: 6pm

Wwwooo it made the news governor general refuses to step outside.

Please have a read.


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Day 352: Mittagong

Day 352: 7am


Day 352: 10.30am

We have been dropped off a Pheasants Nest Service Center 711. Heading to Canberra we are walking into the traffic. – Noonie


Day 352: 11am

[Admin Gee] Roebourne will be walking in support of Clinton this Thursday! Check out the event if you are in or around Roebourne.
Don’t forget to send in your pictures! 


Day 352: 11.30am

[Admin Gee] Looking to catch up and do some walking with Clinton before Canberra? There are some details in this video, plus a little chat about the previous week.
We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.


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Day 352: 4.30pm

After waiting patiently for Clinton to show him her new supporters jacket, it’s all about Rosie now 🐾


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Day 299: Boomerang / Lake Tyers

Day 299: 4am

[Admin Gee] Click the picture to visit the original post and read the letter. Comments on the post also include addresses and alternative pollies.


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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

http://larrakia.com/talent-view/one-mob-different-country/

https://nt.gov.au/…/priso…/one-mob-different-country-dancers

Bonus Video


Day 299: 4.30pm

The smoking and welcome to Country at Boomerang. – Noonie

Bonus Video: These birds came over the top of us as the smoking ceremony started. Circled two times then drifted away. Was good to see it happening.

Day 277: Melbourne; Leaving Naarm

Day 277: 11am

On our way out of Melbourne walking towards the coast line heading to Sydney. We back into the walk again today. I be going live tonight to give ever one a update and to talk about think about native title issue. This government has no respect for my culture and for my people changing native title law back home in western Australia so that they can cheat to take our land way from underneath our feet. We ain’t going give up our ancients land without a fought.


Day 277: 11.30am

Please have a read.


Day 277: 12.30pm

On the walk through Melbourne and see if we can clear some suburbs. – Noonie


Day 277: 2pm

[Admin Toby] The walk now takes the crew through the coldest parts of the country and we continue to appreciate donations of any amount.

Supporters shirts donate 30% of the total to Clinton and help spread awarness: www.clintonswalkforjustice.org/shop

Clinton’s Walk is entirely grassroots funded and organised and we especially thank the communities of Melbourne for the time and generosity given 💪😄👣


Day 277: 4pm

[Admin] This is the first trailer to Part One of the Mini Documentary ‘Beyond Clinton’s Walk’ by Alfred Pek of The QUO 🎞


Day 277: 8pm

I’m proud to be part of a culture that’s been here since the creation of the Dreaming. Our people survived through the hard times back in the 1700s and 1800s and early 1900s and we’re still here. Our culture is getting stronger now. I’m really proud to be a sovereign man on this land that we all stand on.

Being forced off our ancestors’ lands into missions, to live life the European way when we lived our way for 60,000 years, traditional way with the land, looking after the land … being forced away, it hurt a lot of our people so badly. We still have to battle against a system that is doing its best to take away our sovereignty rights, where we’ve become British subjects, but we are not British subjects, we are people of this land that lived here for thousands and thousands of years, and we don’t want to become a part of a system that has only been here for 229 years. We want to mingle in with the modern world, but we just don’t want to give away our rights as sovereign people.

Our people should have access to what we had always for 60,000 years – to land, to hunt, to gather food, to teach our kids our language, our culture, and also to teach about this country’s past, and educate our young generation that our people had to go through so much to survive. We want to keep our sovereignty and we want to push for treaty talks.

We allow everyone else to have their religions and beliefs, temples and churches and mosques, but what about us? Why aren’t our beliefs being well respected? Sacred sites, that’s our church. We don’t go and blow up a church or blow up a mosque or blow up a temple, why demolish our sacred sites? We just want things to be done properly and not be treated like we’re garbage. i want to see the power given back to the people.


Day 277: 10.30pm

Day 272: Melbourne; Rest Day

Day 272: 7am

This set up is for the homeless here in Melbourne, this is pretty good, people come here to help and enjoy a good moment together. – Noonie


Day 272: 7.30am

The time is here and the time is now. It’s the right time to make this happen -Treaty-


Day 272: 9am


Day 272: 10am

The shrine of remembrance, well worth a look at, in and from the top. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 272: 12pm

Finley bump into Michael long the man who done the long walk from Melbourne to Canberra. We had a good talk about think and we both going to seen if he would likd to walk with me when i reach canberra. So in time i hope we can organising somethink down the track before entering canberra and see if he would like to walk with me.

Thank you micheal long for having the time to take a photo with me.

[Admin] Michael Long’s The Long Walk


Day 272: 12.30pm


Day 272: 4.30pm

Why dose it feel like this walk it self is now the last hope for my people and for this country it self, that the walk it self is now a voice for those who voice is not been heard.


Day 272: 6.30pm

Well this Tuesdays morning we well be leaving melbourne city and start making our way soon towards Sydney. Redfern well be the second last spot before we make our walk into canberra. We dont know what going to happen when we get into canberra, but we do know it well be something to remember.


Day 272: 10pm

I be rising my fist in the air when i walk into canberra to the old parliament house at the original embassy. Then i well walk down the road with my fist in the air walk straight pass the new parliament house down the road to the governor general house with the people to tell this devil men in suit how it is. The governor general better be ready when we all ruck up like a big wave of people. Canberra here we come with justice on our mind.

Melbourne Media Release

Clinton’s Walk For Justice in Naarm (Melbourne)!
March for Justice on June 6

Click on the picture to go to the Facebook Event

Time:   Tuesday, June 6, 5pm (March at 5:30pm)
Location: Begin at Parliament Gardens, march to Flinders St Station
What:   Supporters March with Clinton’s Walk For Justice

On the evening of June 6, Clinton’s Walk For Justice will join the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance in a march through Naarm (Melbourne), beginning at Parliament Gardens.

Clinton Pryor, a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and Yulparitja man from Western Australia has been on his Walk For Justice since leaving Perth in September last year.

Clinton and the Walk For Justice Team are headed for Canberra, where they will deliver strong messages on behalf of the people and communities the team has met with right across the country.

Clinton says two messages are coming through very clearly from Aboriginal communities right now:

“First – our sovereignty was never ceded and our rights as the first nation peoples of this land should be recognised and respected as sovereign.

And also our elders should be given back control over our communities.”

So far Clinton and the team have travelled through the dryness of the Gibson desert, all the way to Uluru and on through the blistering heat of summer to Coober Pedy, Port Augusta and Adelaide city.

As they move through country, the team take part in traditional welcoming ceremonies and meet with local community members to hear their stories, discuss issues and take on their messages.

Now the team have crossed the border into the cold Victorian winter, and are rapidly approaching Melbourne before heading on to Sydney.

Clinton’s Walk For Justice began out of a need within Clinton to do something about the forced closure of Aboriginal communities, and that strong theme continues.

Clinton’s walk is about working together and building mutual respect between Aboriginal people, and between ALL people living on Aboriginal land here in Australia.

To hear more about Clinton’s experience and what he and the team have learned as they walked right across the country, join Clinton and the Walk For Justice team on June 6.

Quotes attributable to Clinton Pryor:

“I started this journey walking from Perth to find the truth and find a new way for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Australia.”

” I have never been to Melbourne before, so I don’t know what is going to happen yet, but we do know it be something to remember. Melbourne will be big.”

“In Canberra I want to bring Aboriginal leader an elders from a cross this country together, also none Indigenous people, to meet and talk about the issues our way.”

Clinton’s Walk For Justice is entirely grassroots organised and funded.

For comment contact: clintonswalkforjustice@gmail.com

Click here to download this media release. 

Days 262 & 263: Leaving Ballarat

Day 262: 6am

Wwwwoooo our walk is starting to make it way back into social media group and it about time please have a read.

“A WA indigenous man is more than eight months, 4000km and five pairs of shoes into his walk from Perth to Canberra for Aboriginal rights.”


Day 262: 6.30am

Good morning everyone people in Ballarat there a event today come a long to meet my team an I at Victoria park around 10am today. I well see you all there


Day 262: 10am

It is about time main stream media are now covering this walk for justice. So tonight we be watching the news to see what they going to say about the walk. Let make this walk big and get it out there to the people before we reach Canberra.


Day 262

A cold start to this morning, -3, that has been the coldest, it beat WA by -1 with a -2 in WA. Then to a meeting in a park were channel nine film Clinton and was on tv tonight. Well done channel nine. – Noonie


Day 262: 11.30am

Change your profile to support Clinton Pryor’s Walk from WA to Canberra #IsupportClinton#WalkForJustice


Day 262: 2pm

I just wanted to thank Shu Brown from inclusion coordinate for organize think for the last couple day and help organize the event today in Ballarat. Also what to thank other for helping. City of Ballarat – Koori Engagement Action Group (KEAG) for accommodation for tonight and Fiona Machin for helping us with organize accommodation last night.

I what to thank Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC) for accommodation in Beaufort where we stay before making our way this way. I also what to thank Bryon Powell – Elder & Tradition Owner – Wadawurrung People from Ballarat country area for welcoming us to they country.

DELWP – Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for help with think and also Mr Tony Lovett from the Koori Hub and the Ballarat Masters Football Club for the BBQ this morning. Thank you Ballarat community for welcoming us in to your beautiful town.


Day 263: 8.30am

Good morning guys before i start the day of walking this is Jack and Daniel, they regularly donate their pocket money to great causes and chose #ClintonsWalk this month. My admin team took the liberty of sending them a thankyou postcard. Their mum Skye has given her permission to share this. I just want to thank Jack and Daniel from the bottom of my heart for donating to our walk. You two are little league please keep following us on Facebook because think a going to get really amazing when we reach Melbourne

Thank you Jack, Daniel an to your mother Skye thank you

[Admin] Clinton’s Walk For Justice GoFundMe


Day 263: 9am

[Admin] On the evening of June 6, Clinton’s Walk For Justice will join the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance – WAR in a march through Naarm (Melbourne), beginning at Parliament Gardens.

Clinton Pryor, a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and Yulparitja man from Western Australia has been on his Walk For Justice since leaving Perth in September last year.

Clinton and the Walk For Justice Team are headed for Canberra, where they will deliver strong messages on behalf of the people and communities the team has met with right across the country.

Clinton says two messages are coming through very clearly from Aboriginal communities right now:

“First – our sovereignty was never ceded and our rights as the first nation peoples of this land should be recognised and respected as sovereign. And also our elders should be given back control over our communities.”

Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance is a of collective of young Aboriginal people committed to the cause of decolonization and the philosophy of Aboriginal nationalism – resistance and revival.

We invite all of the community to support Clinton walk through Naarm. Families are encourage to bring their young ones along to meet deadly brother Clinton.

What to bring: Banners, flags, gum leaves and paint-up.
Must bring rain weather gear to protect yourself from the elements, it is expected to be a cold welcome into Naarm.

Rain, hail or shine our brother Clinton walks for justice and we know we can show him our strength, love and support next Tuesday at 5pm at Parliament.


Day 263: 1pm

Hey guys please have a read another media release. This one is from the courier Ballarat news an paper media group.


Day 263: 8pm

Our day has finish in Ballarat. – Noonie


Day 263: 11pm

The country side and things to see, on out way in to Ballarat. – Noonie

Days 249 – 251: Maryborough

Day 249: 10.30am

[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.

– Amnesty International Australia – SA/NT Branch


Day 249: 2.30pm

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.

WARNING: Image of the deceased  

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


Day 250

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.

More info on The Longest Walk.


Day 250

The meeting at Maryborough. – Noonie


Day 251: 6am

[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

 

Days 240 & 241: Ki Ki, Coonalpyn & Tintinara

Day 240: 6.30am

Good morning guy it a other beautiful day today a bit cold but what can you say you got to love the beautiful morning when you waking up to it and get to set around the fire having a cup of coffee.


Day 240: 7am

[Guest Post] Walk for justice – Natalie


Day 240: 11.30am

Just letting people know where we are and which way we are walking We are on dukes hwy walking all the way to the Victoria broader guy


Day 240

From camp to Ki Ki. – Noonie


Day 240: 1pm

[Admin Luke] Hey everyone, As the team continue to get closer and closer to the Victorian border and the movement for justice continues to grow, and it’s so great to see!

But with more activity and more people joining the walk comes more expenses – so please keep donating to help the team get to Victoria and beyond.

Canberra, the Walk For Justice is on it’s way!!!


Day 240: 2pm

[Admin Gee] Timesheets have been updated! New guestimations, projections, MAP! Over 3,700kms now!


Day 240: 4.30pm

Awesome artwork – Garry


Day 240: 5pm

I been thinking about it all day today and I’m going do it. Just going to let everyone know after leaving Melbourne and walking to Sydney on the coast line and then on to Canberra. I have decided that I going to get a bag of Forrest seed and take it with me. So I can planet Forrest seed on the coast line all the way to Sydney where i be walking than planet seed from Sydney all the way to Canberra.

So in a couple of year this Forrest seed well grow into a Forrest tree. It be a trail of Forrest tree I have planet from Melbourne to Sydney on the coast than from Sydney to Canberra a trail. In a couple of year time I be retracting the walk again going over it. But in that time I be driving and i going plant tree again from Perth all the way to Melbourne. So From Perth to Kalgoorlie I be planting Forrest seed. Then from Kalgoorlie to port August it well be oranges and apples seed. Than from port Augusta to Melbourne it well be Forrest seed again.

So in couple of year time it well be a trail of tree from Perth all they way to Canberra showing people and future generation that I walk it thought that way and when you look it up on good map you well see a line of tree that well show you i walk it that way and i have planet them and on top it well look like a snake. I just what to give something back to this world and do it for the planet and wildlife.

On top if people get lost in the desert area they have a line full of trees of Oranges and apple to eat and it well help people with fluid. So I going do this from Melbourne to Sydney than on to Canberra I be planting a line full of Forrest seed and I going to plant this seed 1km a part. I wish I did this at the start but that o.k

What you guys think of this idea, I just what to give something back to his world before I die.


Day 240: 7pm

Ki Ki to Coonalpyn. Camp is set up. – Noonie


Day 240: 9pm

Jimmy Clements at the opening of the federal parliament in Canberra in 1927.
Photograph: Sam Hood/Collection of the State Library of New South Wales

[Admin Toby] On this day 9th May 1927 “Jimmy Clements and John Noble, made a big effort to turn up for the opening of the provisional parliament house in Canberra nine decades ago.

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House has marked the 90th anniversary with a special exhibition, featuring research by its historian Stephanie Pfennigwerth, on the two Indigenous men. Clements (Nangar or Yangar) and Noble were Wiradjuri men from southern New South Wales, both aged about 80.

Each walked at least 150km to the Federal Capital Territory before the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth), who formally opened the new federal parliament on 9 May 1927.

They were well-known throughout New South Wales and the capital territory.

Non-Indigenous people knew Clements as “King Billy”, consistent with the condescending settler tradition of bestowing royal title upon blackfellas they considered compliant, important, peaceful or useful. He was a respected elder and Lore man – a “clever man” – who performed Wiradjuri “burbong” (initiation), and a showman with the boomerang and spear.

Noble, also a clever man, was, like Clements, a renowned performer at country shows and football matches with boomerangs. He liked to say things were “marvellous”.

Noble has shorter hair and a more closely cropped beard. This certainly describes Clements and paints a man whose act was performative – letting it be known sovereignty was never ceded, eyeballing the duke and courting of media attention.

The National Archives of Australia describes it as “possibly the first recorded instance of Aboriginal protest at Parliament House in Canberra”. It was the precursor to so much activism – from the 1938 Day of Mourning, the fight for recognition and much else in 1967, and the ongoing battle for land rights that manifested with the enduring tent embassy, just across the road, on Australia Day 1972.

The sign out front reads: Sovereignty never ceded.”

Excerpts from the article:
https://www.theguardian.com/…/sovereignty-never-ceded-how-t…

A NSW police officer talking to John Noble at the opening of the federal parliament in Canberra in 1927. Photograph: Sam Hood/Collection of the State Library of New South Wales

Day 241: 10am

We have left Coonalpyn and on our way out. – Noonie


Day 241: 10.30am

This illegal foreign government now attacking my country men and country women in two different way to take away our sovereign right and giving us less power over our lands.

One way is that this government is spending million of dollars of tax payer money on this recognition campaign. It to make people of Australia none first nation people think we what recognition and they doing this by showing you on our first nation football player, TV show and using our own people in political that we support recognition and that Australia should vote for it so we can have rights an be part of the constitution.

Put little you many know is that when my people come a part of a foreign constitution that was not from here we become British subject and what it dose it take away our sovereign right. My people what to let everyone know that we do not what recognition and we don’t support it. They a liein to everyone saying we support it but we don’t. We a sovereign people of this land and we what to keep our sovereign right and they are trying to take it away thought this recognition campaign you see on T.V with letter of R.

Second of all as you many know couple month back noongar won native title back thought the federal court and stop a deal between western Australia governments and South west land sea council. What it was is the western Australia government was trying to take away our native title in south west sell it of for 1.3 billion dollar and was trying to take our right to land an sovereign right way.

But back at home in Perth our people stood up and said no to this deal. Our people said we not give away our right for 1.3billion dollar and we going to keep our land. So noongar took western Australia government and South west land sea council to court and won. It took a year before hearing we won in court. But little we know is that the federal government was watching this case known that the western Australia was going to lose this case.

After a week later the federal court said native title stay and thought out the ILUA meaning Indigenous Land use agreement out the window ad native title stay in south west. A week later federal government in Canberra when on TV announced they was going to water down native title and give mining company more protection on land from native title. We what land right not mining Right.

The federal government in Canberra knew they was going to lose this case and now they trying to water down native title across Australia. So they can give more power to billion air over mining the land. What world are we living. What this government meat to be for the people or for this billion air. To me this government has lose it way and forgot who they mean to repcent when voted in.

So now you know this government is not for it people they for billion air and they attack my people in two different way. To take away our sovereign right and destroy native title a cross Australia to give more protection to billion air mining company.

This has to stop and now you know.


Day 241: 11am

Bit icey this morning – Garry


Day 241: 2.30pm

From Coonalpyn to our lunch break – Noonie


Day 241: 6pm

From lunch to Tintinara, were we have been invited to stay overnight at a house, a lovely lady we had meet just before Adelaide, an invite on the side of the road, much appreciated. – Noonie


Day 241: 8.30pm

As Many of you may already know or may not know I am Clinton Pryor “The Spirit Walker”.

I started my “Walk for Justice” on the 8th of September 2016, Leaving Perth I started of walking for the justice of my people for the Government forcing of their communities.

It became apparent very quickly that People of all backgrounds are suffering from the long treasonous hand of this corrupted corporate Government, this has now taken my walk to a complete new level and the walk for justice is now a walk for everyone in this country to come together and make a stand against this Government to have them removed or under control by culture council. To allow us to start again for the people and the land so that there will be a safe place for all our children to come and always be run by the people with a governing culture council to oversee and keep the government on the correct path so that what has happened here to our people can never happen again!

There will be a meeting well be held from the 19th to the 21st of May 2017 at the Victorian Tent Embassy at 8 Majorca Rd. Maryborough 3465. Helen Dodds Aboriginal Tent Embassy Victoria.

We are calling on all Sovereign Nations and descendents of the settlers across this great land to come to this meeting in Victoria in the first instance.

There will be more meetings to follow over the next few months for the preparation of what is decided to be done when we arrive at Canberra.

For years many of us have had great ideas to regain our land and our freedom but this Government have always either blocked or they back track on their promises with the agreements made!

Signally we have not had any success on any main stream level. Thus I put to everyone and the reason for this meeting is to bring the people from all over together and share the ideas and with discussion together we all need to continue to Canberra and face this Government head on and do not back down until they have been removed or under control by culture council and we can action our plans to start over in a fairer way for all people to live and enjoy life as it should be.

With all of us standing together with the one common cause, the power goes to the people. Government law no longer takes preference, People are now the law.
Once this has taken place and no doubt this will be discussed in the meetings, it is now they have gone because the people have stated so then the old borders can be put back and all countries can start to look after themselves again but under a new parliament as such elected by the people and Governed by a Cultural Council.

The need for all countries to be represented to have their say and to hear what is said by others is of the highest importance and will be the most important event to ever happen for this Country.

It in our best interest.

So Please come to this meeting or if you cannot come comment your email address so we can send you a copy of video voice recording to you about what happen at the meeting.