Sunday, December 7, 2008

Yolngu Message: Listen and Accept Our Voice

What follows was collected at various websites, but most of what follows can be found here, Indigenist Intelligence Review, a blog which is also linked to from this blog's mainpage:

What follows was created in response to the Northern Territory and Federal Government's continued attempts to close down Indigenous Homeland communities.

Yolngu and other Indigenous people have been living on their Homelands since before Settlement. Since missionary days they have asserted their desire to remain on their own traditional country. Most people thought this right was enshrined in the Land Rights Act (NT).

However, current and recent Government policies have been effectively coercing Yolngu and other Indigenous people off their country. These measures include rolling back basic services to Homelands, and closing schools while simultaneously linking school attendance to parental social service payments.

To read about the latest Government attacks on Homeland life see this website:

For information the Yolngu struggle, click here.

For information the videos that follow, click here.

To endorse Women for Wik - Monitoring the Federal Action in the Northern Territory, including by signing a petition, click here.

For more information on the Women of Wik, click here and here, or click on the link at this blog's What I'd call important web pages, on the right side of this blog.

Interview One:

Interview Two, part 1 of 3:

Interview Two, part 2 of 3:

Interview Two, part 3 of 3:


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