Statement of solidarity with remote Indigenous communities

Published: May 01, 2015

Lock the Gate Alliance opposes the forced closure of remote indigenous communities, and supports Aboriginal people’s right to live on their country, with the basic services, respect and freedoms that all Australians should enjoy in accordance with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 

We stand in solidarity with Indigenous Australians who want to continue to live on their ancestral lands. We are proud to live in a land that is home to the world’s oldest living culture, one that is intimately tied to landscape, family and community.

We encourage people in our network who are fighting to protect their communities and make them resilient to changes imposed from the outside, to show your support and march with the first peoples of Australia on May Day as they, too, fight to protect their communities. 

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