I want to write about the collective action that has been emerging amongst people who identify themselves as protectors of country along the Kimberley coast.
One action happened in response to 250 police being sent up from Perth, to prevent people from blocking Woodside equipment being brought back onto country. The police violence that had previously unfolded in July 2011, on what is referred to as ‘Black Tuesday’, was still fresh in people’s minds; this presence was not welcomed. On mothers’ day Broome families converged on the police station in town, offering police officers at the front desk (mainly men) flowers for the special women in their lives. To me this act of ‘love bombing’ tells a story about the nature of collective action that is emerging amongst these ‘protectors’.
Time: the smoking ceremony will start at 2:00pm at Walmadan “James Price Point” WA.
Synchronize your time in your zones so the sacred fires can all be lit at the same time.
With respect and gratitude to all
Lorna KellyHere is a YouTube clip of Lorna Kelly speaking about protecting Walmadany: