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
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