The 8-day trek is in solidarity with the Martu of Parnngurr.
ANOHNI has announced plans to embark on a 110-mile walk across the Western Australian desert on Friday (June 3) to protest against the construction of a uranium mine.
Revealing the news in an Instagram post, the Hopelessness artist will be joined by more than 100 of the country’s indigenous Martu of Parnngurr, a community whose land may be under threat from the mine’s arrival, for the 8-day trek. See the post below.
ANOHNI spent 10 days living with the Martu in 2013 and has since been raising awareness of their cause at various events and television appearances.
ANOHNI TO WALK 180 KM ACROSS WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DESERT WITH THE MARTU PEOPLE TO SUPPORT FIGHT AGAINST URANIUM MINE "In 2 days time, I am joining my Martu friends Nola and Curtis Taylor and over 100 other people from Parnngurr and neighboring communities in the Western Australian Desert on an 8 day, 180 Km protest walk from their remote community to the site of Mitsubishi and Cameco's proposed open cart uranium mine. The proposed Kintyre mine is on their traditional lands and a threat to their well-being, as well as being gouged out of Karlamilyi National Park. Curtis and I did a piece about it on National Indigenous Television network today." – Anohni image of Martu artist Ngalangka Nola Curtis http://www.ccwa.org.au/kintyre #martu #uraniummine #indigenousrights #protest #corporatecorruption #karlamilyi #mitsubishi #cameco #parnngurr
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