ANOHNI has announced that two days from now, she plans to join the Martu, an indigenous Australian community, on an eight-day, 110-mile walk across the Western Australian desert. The move, which will include more than 100 Martu people from in and around Parnngurr, is a protest against plans to build a uranium mine within 50 miles of the community. The plan is a joint venture between Cameco and Mitsubishi and has received approval from the federal government, posing “a threat to [the Martu people’s] wellbeing,” according to ANOHNI.
In 2013, the Hopelessness singer spent ten days living with the Martu. She has also advocated on their behalf by donating concert proceeds, performing at benefits, and more. Read her statement below, posted via Instagram.
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, over 100 other people from Parnngurr and neighboring communities, and other supporters from around the country 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 in the Western Australian Desert. 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 #martupeople #martumob #uraniummine #indigenousrights #protest #corporatecorruption #karlamilyi #mitsubishi #camecocorporation #parnngurr