Australia Day Aboriginal Tent Embassy March
Australia Day Aboriginal Tent Embassy March In Canberra
by Glenn Lockitch for A.T.E.
Uncle Speedy Mcguinness, an Elder from ! the Kunyarrankaan-Gurindji tribe in the Northern Territory, whose land uranium was first extracted from in Australia (Rum Jungle Mine) and used in the Maralinga nuclear tests in South Australia in the 1950's, will be leading a march to the PM's lodge on [the day before] Invasion Day (Australia Day) [on Wednesday 25th January - correction from below].
The march will start 9.30am at Philip Swimming Pool in Woden, Canberra, and head to the PM's Lodge.
At the Lodge there will be speakers as well as a protest about the Howard Government's open-slather policy on uranium mining. The march will then head back to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy at! Old Parliament House where Uncle Speedy McGuinness will be welcomed back by Aunty Isabel Coe (one of the original Aboriginal people to set up the Embassy in 1972) and a Sacred Fire Ceremony will take place.
This is a very important time to support the Aboriginal Tent Embassy as the Howard Government has recently rescinded the Embassy's Heritage listing (listed since 1975).
All are welcome!
This article has got the day wrong!
This Peace Walk will be taking place the day before Invasion Day (Australia Day) on Wednesday 25th January. The other details are correct, I think.
It will be a great event. Their will be Indigenous elders on board and Benny Zable and his flags will also be on hand.
Here's to Indigenous Sovreignty and a Nuclear Free Future!