Aboriginals becoming refugees

Nicole Colbong (photo courtesy Green Left weekly)

Aboriginals becoming refugees, following WA community closures

Aboriginal rights campaigners have set up a refugee camp for displaced people in Western Australia say they feel like refugees in their own country following the removal of essential services in many remote communities across the state.

Nicole Culbong from the Nyoongar Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Perth says her people are being denied essential human rights and are still in the dark about the future of their remote communities.

Calling the removal of essential services another form of ‘genocide’, Ms Culbong said it will prevent people from practicing culture on their land, depriving them of their spiritual needs. The group is calling for additional support and says all are welcome to visit the refugee camp on Heirrison Island.

from a report of radio CAAMA
PO Box 2608
101 Todd Street
Mparntwe (Alice Springs)
NT 0871
Phone +61 8 8951 9778
Fax +61 8 8951 9717
ABN 32 603 325 704
Contact Us

Please keep comments brief

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s