In 2021, the United Nations recognised that a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right. First Nations Australians have known this for over 60,000 years. Can countries, companies and individuals be held accountable? Realising the rights of nature and Indigenous knowledge systems is key to combatting the threats from climate change.
Sasha Purcell is Torres Strait Islander human rights lawyer, Fulbright Scholar and NYU Human Rights Scholar in the climate change program. In 2021, she was awarded National NAIDOC Scholar of...View Profile
Francis Nona is a proud Torres Strait Islander man from Badu Island who has been initiated into manhood through the lore and traditions of his people. Francis is a registered...View Profile
Professor Anne Poelina is a Nyikina Warrwa woman from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. An active community leader, human and earth rights advocate, film maker and a respected academic...View Profile
Fleur Ramsay is the Special Counsel for the International Program at EDO in Sydney. The program partners with local organisations to protect the environment and the rights of Indigenous peoples...View Profile
The Save the Sepik campaign is a collaboration between Project Sepik, Jubilee Australia Research Centre and Aid/Watch Australia.
The Save the Sepik campaign is fighting to protect the Sepik River from the Frieda River Mine.
The Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council is focused on the Right To Life of the sacred and National Heritage Listed Martuwarra Fitzroy River. By bringing the Voices of the Martuwarra together, this protects the River from proposed and existing invasive developments.
Right now, Torres Strait Islanders are on the frontlines of the climate crisis and urgent action is needed to ensure they can remain on their homelands. Advancing seas are already threatening homes, as well as damaging fresh water supplies, crops, burial grounds and sacred cultural sites.
Our Islands Our Home is a campaign led by Torres Strait Islanders to protect their island homes.
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