jasmine

Climate disasters and First Nations justice are inextricably linked. When drought, fire and flood hit, First Nations communities are often hit hardest and first. From extreme heat in our prisons, where First Nations folks are disproportionately incarcerated, to towns left without drinkable water in extreme heat and flooding. When we talk about climate justice and building a better world for all, we need to make sure our conversations include winning big for the folks impacted the most. 

To win big, we need all of us.First Nations communities are usually the most under-resourced communities. When Big Business cuts jobs and government services are lacking, they miss out. Communities who are hit hardest by cost of living struggle to prepare for and recover from extreme weather events caused by the climate crisis. The issues that affect all of our communities are interconnected – our struggles and collective liberation are all connected. 

A step towards building a bigger, broader movement is listening to and learning from staunch First Nations activists who are organising events for justice across the country on Invasion Day. This Jan 26, find a rally or action near you:

Naarm//Melbourne): 10am Parliament House
Gadigal Land//Sydney: 10am Belmore Park
meanjin//Brisbane: 9am Queens Gardens + banner painting events
nipaluna//Hobart: 11.15am 198 Elizabeth Street
limilinaturi/Devonport: 11.30am 106 Best Street
Tandanya/Adelaide: 12.30pm Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga
Boorloo/Perth: 12pm, Forrest Chase, on Wellington Street
Ngunnawal Country / Canberra: TBC
Larrakia Country / Darwin: 7.45am Darwin Waterfront.
Mulubinba/Newcastle: 9.30am Customs House
Cairns: 8.30am Cairns Fogarty Park

Big business and our government will try to divide us, to tell us we can’t cut emissions and provide clean drinking water, that we can’t have land justice and build new renewables – but by coming together, we can show the public that we can win a better tomorrow for all of us.

By taking action this Invasion day, we are building power across movements for justice. By working alongside each other and standing in solidarity, we can learn and win together.

jasmine

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