19 Sept 2011 NT Reportback
Report back from The NT: Gurindji Freedom Day and Muckaty waste dump tour
Monday 19th September 6pm
Level 1, Federation House,
23-33 Mary Street Surry Hills
At this special STICS meeting, activists Natalie Wasley and Paddy Gibson will report back from a recent month-long trip to the NT. They will show footage and discuss activities in the Gurindji communities of Kalkaringi and Daguragu to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the famous Walk-Off from Wave Hill station.The commemorations condemned the the NT Intervention and were followed by a strike by community workers over racist treatment and deteriorating conditions. After a presentation from anti-Intervention campaigners, a full council meeting of the Central Land Council at Kalkaringi voted to support 'Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT Intervention' and upcoming protest actions.
Nat and Paddy will also give an update on the fight against the nuclear waste dump planned for Muckaty near Tennant Creek. In August they accompanied a group of union officials on a tour to see the proposed site and meet with traditional owners fighting the dump proposal. The tour has opened up good opportunities for strong campaign activity with supportive unions. Come along to see new footage and hear inspiring stories of communities resisting racism in the NT!