A South Australian cattle station that is part-owned by the state’s Liberal party director and located next to an Indigenous Protected Area has been provisionally selected as the site of Australia’s first nuclear waste dump, outraging traditional owners.
The head of the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association (ATLA) says the majority of Adnyamathanha people have been denied a vote on a proposed radioactive waste management facility near the town of Hawker in the Flinders Rangers.
Hookina Waterhole (pictured) is a sacred Adnyamathanha site located 8km away from the proposed radioactive waste management facility at Wallerberdina Station, near Barndioota, in the Flinders Rangers, about 500km north of Adelaide, the state capital.
von: Natalie Cromb, a Gamilaraay mother, writer, legal professional and social justice advocate. am: 16.07.2018 - 08:47
Have you ever looked around you and taken pause to consider the women around you? Your mother, partner, wife, mother of your children, sister, aunties, cousins, nieces, daughters, friends and colleagues? Have you considered their story – personal and familial?
Have you noticed who is turning up to plan things for community – even for NAIDOC which is supposed to be in her honour? Have you noticed who is on the frontlines of rallies? Who is advocating daily? Who is smashing the system daily in academia and panels giving voice to our issues, our solutions and our unapologetic pursuit of rectification? Have you noticed who is lined up to visit our mob behind bars and who is advocating for their release and for systemic reform? Have you noticed who is advocating for healing for our men and in the absence of services- stepping up to do it community ways – no funding, just doing it?
Overwhelmingly by majority, it is our strong black women. Why? Love – the fierce kind.