January 26 is a day of mourning for First Nations people, also known as Invasion Day, or Survival Day. There are many reasons why January 26 is controversial, painful and traumatic for First Nations people. We acknowledge the violent and devastating history of colonisation in Australia since 1788 and the effects of colonisation that are ongoing today.
This article, from Chain Reaction magazine written by Zianna Fuad, is a small story about a motley crew of caring souls that have risen together to reject the destruction of public state forests across Gumbaynggirr homelands.
We stand in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders who are standing in the way of the largest fracking project in Canadian history being built on their ancestral lands.
A statement released by the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance on the 26 October 2021 regarding arrangements for the acquisition of nuclear submarines by Australia under the AUKUS pact.
Wangan and Jagalingou Cultural Custodians have marked six weeks of continuous cultural ceremony at the edge of Adani’s Carmichael mine in central Queensland. The ceremony is called “Waddananggu”, which translates as “the talking”. It began on August 26th, with the construction of a traditional Bora Ring.
At a recent meeting with Friends of the Earth, Taungurung Nira-Balluck Elder, Uncle Larry Walsh highlighted concerns over clearfelling of his traditional country by VicForests.
Friends of the Earth Australia condemns and voices deep concern and outrage over the kidnapping of four comrades from Triunfo de la Cruz community in Honduras: Alberth Snaider Centeno Tomas (Chair of the Board of Trustees), Milton Joel Martínez Alvarez, Suami Aparicio Mejía and Alber Sentana Thomas.
Friends of the Earth stands in solidarity with the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation and Indigenous people around the globe. We recognise the intrinsic link between environmental protection and justice for First Nations people. In acknowledging this intersection, we actively work within spaces that support the resilience and strength of Indigenous communities.
Today, on unceded Gadigal Land, NSW, police arrested and fined Aboriginal family and supporters of the murdered 26 year old Dunghutti man, David Dungany Jr, who were calling for an investigation into his killing whilst in custody.