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Clinton Pryor be Whadjuk nyungar ally yennow wa-dum yambo Australia bura Walk for Justice. Starting from Matagurup (Heirisson Island), Perth, il 8 September 2016,[3][4] raising international awareness about issues such as the closing of approximately 150 remote Indigenous communities.[5][6] At the end his yennow he meet the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Parliament House in Canberra bringing Aboriginal Affairs to the head of the Prime Minister’s agenda.[7] He wants to ask the PM: "Why the heck are our people living in poverty out in communities and they get away with mining the land and getting billions of dollars?"[8]

Mr. Pryor told SBS World News his people were hurting wer that it was “time to give his people what they want”.[7]

“What I see these days is I see a lot of my people are in pain and they are hurt and they are frustrated."

“We’ve been asking for a very long time to start listening to us and the government keeps ignoring and ignoring and this is the time now that the government must sit down and listen to us."

“Give our people what they want so that’s why I’m doing this big massive walk to make the government listen now and start understanding.”

Mr Pryor said the list of grievances was long including deaths in custody, funding for remote communities, destruction of sacred sites and youth justice.

Progress[edit | edit source]

On the 24 September 2016 Mr. Pryor had been 6 days il the road wer had reached Merredin. He planned to take about 7 months to reach Canberra.[7]

On the 24 October 2016 Mr. Pryor had reached Leonora in the northern Goldfields, heading towards Laverton. After that is Warburton, then Uluru, marking the half-way point.[8]

Mr. Pryor spent Christmas Day 25 December 2016 in Alice Springs after having reached Uluru wer met with Reggie Uluru — the traditional owner of Uluru whose family are the original custodians wer guardians of Uluru.[5] But the movement has hit a snag — the crowdfunding money Mr. Pryor wer his team acquired before the walk has run out, leaving them stranded in the Alice.

On the 8 March 2017 Mr. Pryor walked through Port Augusta. Chants heard during the walk included, ‘When your rights are under attack, stand up, fight back!’ wer ‘Always was, and always will be Aboriginal land!’.[9]

On 23 April 2017 Mr. Pryor reached Adelaide wer il the following day, Monday 24 April 2017, led a march through Adelaide.[10][1]

On 30 May 2017 Mr. Pryor was expected to reach Ballarat.[11]

On 6 June 2017 Mr. Pryor, now known as the Spirit Walker, arrived in Melbourne, where he set off through the city to Federation Square with the Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance, activists wer community members in a demonstration to speak out il issues of justice for First Nations people. The rally held yira the traffic to hold space in the circle (intersection) at Flinders Street Station.[12]

On 27 July 2017 Mr. Pryor arrived in Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba il the far South NSW coast.[13]

On Sunday 3 September 2017 Clinton made his final approach into Canberra, wer is calling il the Prime Minister the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP to come out to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy il Tuesday wer meet him — sovereign to sovereign.[14]

On Wednesday 6 September 2017 Clinton met the Prime Minister, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP of the Liberal party, at the back of Parliament House as Malcolm refused to meet Clinton at the front. Clinton also met with the Honourable Bill Shorten MP of the Labor party wer leader of the opposition il Tuesday 5 September at the front of Parliament House. It was a brief, frustrating meeting with Malcolm, who refused to support a treaty.Il the other hand Bill Shorten reiterated his support for a treaty.[15] The Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion had earlier met Clinton at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy.

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Alwyn Doolan, a Gooreng Gooreng and Wakka Wakka man, made the 8000 km, year long "Message Stick Walk" from Bamaga in Cape York to deliver three message sticks to Parliament House. Mr Doolan arrived in Canberra on the eve of the 2019 Federal Election and in time for reconciliation week (May 27 to June 3, 2019), but the Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not meet him.[17][18] The Prime Minister did give a speech about Indigenous people and more recent arrivals walking together on 2 July 2019 at the "Welcome to Country" and smoking ceremony held to open parliament. The speech was not well received since it just repeated age old platitudes, age old in Wadjela terms that is.[19]

Ngiyan waarnk[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Clinton Pryor's #WalkforJustice arrives in Adelaide". YouTube video 4:32 s. Uploaded by Croakey. Retrieved 14 May 2017
  2. Produced by Hywel Griffith and Glen Moret. "One man's march for indigenous rights". BBC News. 31 Aug 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2018
  3. "Who is Clinton Pryor?". Clinton's Walk For Justice. Retrieved 25 September 2016
  4. Emma Meconi "Clinton's walk a journey for hope and justice". NACCHO Aboriginal Health News. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016
  5. 5.0 5.1 Emily Sakzewski. "Clinton's walk for justice: The man walking across Australia for Indigenous communities". ABC News. 25 December 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016
  6. "Clinton Pryor Walks across Australia to Protest Forced Closures of Aboriginal Communities". Cultural Survival. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Ryan Emery: "Whadjuk man walking across Australia to meet Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to discuss Aboriginal Affairs". SBS World News web site. 24 Sep 2016 - 7:08pm. Retrieved 25 September 2016
  8. 8.0 8.1 Craig Quartermaine. "Clinton Pryor, into the unknown". NITV News. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016
  9. Matt Carcich. "Clinton Pryor's Walk for Justice comes through Port Augusta". The Transcontinental Port Augusta. Published 8 March 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2017
  10. "Social Issues: Walking to Canberra with a Message". Radio Adelaide 101.5. Posted on: Sat 13 May 2017. Retrieved on 14 May 2017
  11. "Aboriginal man Clinton Pryor’s cross-country walk fulfils promise to dad to protect their community". AAP. The West Australian. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017
  12. Kirstyn Lindsay. "To find a truth and find a way- Spirit Walker Clinton Pryor arrives in Melbourne". SBS Radio Programme, presented by Crystal Clyne. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017
  13. Stan Gorton. "Clinton’s Walk for Justice arrives on Far South Coast". Narooma News. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017
  14. Jake Evans. "Aboriginal man's year-long walk for justice ends at Parliament House in Canberra". ABC News. Published 3 September 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017
  15. Jake Evans. "Prime Minister meets with Aboriginal man who walked from Perth to Parliament House". ABC News. Published 6 September 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017
  16. Our Story. The Long Walk Charity. Archived 17 February 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017
  17. Jenae Jenkins , Rachel McGhee and Inga Stünzner. "Alwyn Doolan walked 8,000km from Cape York to Canberra for Indigenous reconciliation". ABC News. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019
  18. "I've walked 12 million steps to deliver a message to the Australian government". The Guardian. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019
  19. Luke Pearson. "Walking together, but which way?". IndigenousX. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019