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.
Friends of the Earth Perth, School Strike 4 Climate and aligned environmental groups will be rallying in solidarity with First Nations people to demand that mining companies stop destroying Aboriginal cultural sites, and that better protections for cultural sites are put into place. For too long have mining and fossil fuel corporations wreaked havoc on the climate and cultural sites - and it needs to stop.
Friends of the Earth Australia stand in solidarity with the uprising for Black lives in Minneapolis and across the United States.
This media release was issued by the Goori Sovereign Land Council on 20 March 2020.
The Firesticks Alliance is an Indigenous led organisation that works with communities, land and fire agencies and organisations across Australia.