Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Oombulgurri, Swan Valley Nyungah Community and Kennedy Hill have already been bulldozed.
What is next? More Prisons?
The Abbott Government is withdrawing funding from 180 communities in Western Australia. The State Government is letting it happen, which means they will lose basic services and be shut down.
“Barnett’s plan will inflict more suffering and death on us the First People”.
By closing down Communities this State government is denying us as First People our right to live on our Land the way we want to live, as a community of people, protecting our Families, our Culture and our Sacredness in the Land.
Bulldozing our Communities is forced assimilation, forced displacement and homelessness, forced sickness and death. The damage will be felt for generations to come.
Article 8 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples says “Indigenous peoples and individuals have the right not to be subjected to forced assimilation or destruction of their culture”.
“Our rights as the First People are not being respected”.
RICHARD WILKES (NYUNGAR)
GEOFF STOKES (WONGI)
SANDY DAVIES (YAMATJI) (to be confirmed)
MARIA SMITH (WESTERN DESERT)
CISSY GORE BIRCH (OOMBULGURRI) (to be confirmed)
DANIELLA ROCHFORD (BARDI)
12 PM WEDNESDAY 12 NOVEMBER
PARLIAMENT HOUSE, PERTH, WA
Please forward and print out and pass this on any way you can and come and join us to save our Homelands, Culture and Way of Life all over Western Australia.
Article 8 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples says "Indigenous peoples and individuals have the right not to be subjected to forced assimilation or destruction of their culture".
STOP CLOSING OUR COMMUNITIES
For more information contact Bella Bropho 0467 329 047 or Herbert Bropho 0475 080 523 or office phone 08 9279 1636.