Why Walk To Canberra?
The government wants to close down our Indigenous communities and I need your help to make a stand to keep communities open.
As an Indigenous person created by the dreamtime, I believe it is my responsibility and the responsibility of all people to look after the planet and to keep the dreamtime alive.
By removing people from country, our connection with our ancestors and spirituality is put at risk. I know because I grew up on country.
Why it matters...
The thing I cherish most in my life was living in community out on country with my mother and my people. My mum was very happy and lovely lady. She was a person who believed in happiness. When my mum was alive, before she passed on, she was teaching me about bush medicines and how to live off the land, like our old people. She wanted me to understand the ways of our people and never be ashamed of being a part of the dreamtime.
I'm doing this walk for our people, for myself and also for my mum.
I do not want to see communities closed down and see my people lose their home because the government has decided not fund service for them. It is not right and this why I am doing the walk to save my people from losing their home and being forced to live homeless.
On the first of September I leave from Matagarup (Heirisson island) to start my journey towards Kalgoorlie, then onto Uluru, south to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and finally to arrive in Canberra on the 2nd week of January, 2017.
Once I arrive in Canberra, I will arrange to speak with the Prime Minister. I will be asking him to return funding to communities, and give local decision-making power back to the elders.