Welcome to Country for Freedom Flotilla to West Papua

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We will be gathering around the sacred fire in Musgrave Park during Tuesday evening the 30th of July to welcome travellers on convoy for the Freedom Flotilla from lake Eyre to West Papua.

They are bringing attention to ongoing genocide in West Papua since Indonesian invasion in 1971. A media blackout prevents foreign journalists from entering the country.

Jacob Rumbiak, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Federated Republic of West Papua, as well as Uncle Kevin Buzzacot of Arabunna country who is a long time leading elder of the Aboriginal tent Embassy in Canberra are the forefront of the campaign and will be among the inspirational speakers.

Water ceremonially gathered from the sacred mound springs in Arabunna country south of lake Eyre, is traveling with the flotilla to be united with it’s head waters.

The Flotilla departs from Cairns in a few weeks, making its way up to the Torres Strait and across to West Papua.Join the event on Facebook

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