Australia: Aboriginal protesters explain motivations behind Canberra sit-in
About 100 Indigenous people and supporters called for an end to fracking, coal mining and water sharing.
NITV, Feb. 13, 2019
Bradley Farrar had never been on a plane before he made the journey from the Northern Territory to Canberra to join a sit-in about environmental issues.
The clan leader of the Alawa tribe felt compelled to come and represent his people, who he says will suffer if planned gas fracking projects eventuate. Read the rest of this entry
Aboriginal Tent Embassy ‘evicts’ Commonwealth from Canberra’s Lobby restaurant
by Sherryn Groch, Canberra Times, Nov 6, 2017
It’s hosted Canberra’s prime ministers, diplomats and brides but now the iconic Lobby restaurant is home to a quiet occupation.
Nioka Coe, a Ngunnawal person, joined forces on Sunday with the Aboriginal Tent Embassy to “reclaim” the restaurant in an act of sovereignty. Read the rest of this entry