Our land, our lives: why we’ll always be here despite threat to shut remote Kimberley communities

“We are active in looking for every opportunity to improve the wellbeing of our people”: Anthony Watson of the Kimberley Land Council.

I have been fortunate to have lived on a remote Kimberley community for most of my life. This has helped me maintain my connection to the country and culture of my ancestors.  Just as important, it has helped me get a sound education, allowed me to grow up safe and secure and away from alcohol and violence, with good housing in a healthy environment.

You might think that every Australian child should grow up in similar circumstances.

But for many, probably most, Kimberley Aboriginal people over the past 100 years, this has not been the case

via Our land, our lives: why we’ll always be here despite threat to shut remote Kimberley communities.

via Our land, our lives: why we’ll always be here despite threat to shut remote Kimberley communities.

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