BOOMERANG PEACE WALK
EVERY FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH THROUGHOUT 2001 CULMINATING ON THE EVENING OF 26 JANUARY 2002
Bring plenty of faith, flags, ribbons and friends
ALL WELCOME TO COME & COME BACK
For Recognition, Respect, and a Future for Reconciliation all people are invited to walk together in unison monthly in 2001 and then walk together on 26 January, 2002
Peace Walk for Aboriginal Treaty - Indigenous and non-Aboriginal (Krinkri)
Walking (Ngoppun) and Talking (Yunnan)
Along North Terrace, down Kintore Avenue, across to King William Street and back up to North Terrace
Aboriginal and Ngarrindjeri people invite everyone to walk to protect Indigenous culture and spiritual beliefs, and the environment we share together in our world - for the future of our children
By walking, talking and singing around
ON THE EVENING ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Gathering Time: 7.00 pm
EVERY-BODY COME ALONG TO SHARE THOUGHTS, IDEAS, SONGS AND STORIES
WE WANT AS MANY PEACEFUL AND UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO COME TOGETHER AND WALK, TALK AND SING ALONG TOGETHER
TELL YOUR ACQUAINTANCES, NEIGHBOURS, FRIENDS, FAMILIES, AND ENEMIES WHERE TO COME & START WORKING TOGETHER FOR A FUTURE BY LEARNING AN ANTI-GENOCIDE AND PRO- TOGETHERNESS BOOMERANG PEACE WALK INDIGENOUS CONDUCT CODE FOR A RECOGNITION, RESPECT & RECONCILIATION BETWEEN ALL HUMAN BEINGS LIVING IN AUSTRALIA
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CONTACT: THE BIGGER PICTURE CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE GENOCIDE BRIDGE RAISING THE NGARRINDJERI TREATY FOR UP TO DATE NEWS!
MEANWHILE HERE ARE DETAILS FOR NOW ON HOW TO STOP THE GENOCIDE OF THE BRIDGE & START A TREATY
With Peace Walks to respect, defend & protect Indigenous cultural and spiritual beliefs and sites for a new world environment to make a future for our children by coming together to walk together as one community
1. Create the positive atmosphere needed to change oppressive anti-Aboriginal laws
*N.B. PEACEFUL SUPPORTERS SHOULD TRY NOT TO BE ARRESTED
2. Weekday peace walkers could visit their local government precinct &
a) PLACE FLOWERS AS COMMUNITY PEACE SYMBOLS
b) PUBLICLY SUPPORT WALK BY DONATIONS OF FOOD/MONEY/CANDLES
c) AID ONGOING COMMUNITY NIGHT PRESENCE BY LIGHTING A CANDLE
d) ASK PEOPLE TO SEND LETTERS TO LOCAL AND NATIONAL PAPERS AS A STRATEGY TO AID MEDIA AWARENESS OF BUILD UP TO PEACE WALKING
3. Read out the 1999 Ngarrindjeri Proclamation / Hold Indigenous Smoking Ceremony
4. Develop Community Publicity over 1836 Land Rights Role by Posters, Hand bills, Message/Telephone Trees, Fax & E-mail, Meetings, Conversations & Talks
5. Ngoppun & Yunnan Ngarrindjeri WURRUWARRIN (ie knowing & believing)
6. Help defend Kumarangk [Hindmarsh Island]; respect & protect Aboriginal sites & cultural & spiritual beliefs - Wetland & its endangered migratory & native bird species, its land, waters, native fish, plants & animals must be protected forever -
7. Campaign the Bigger Picture to Defend, Protect and Respect Indigenous cultural and spiritual beliefs and heritage, for a one-world environment for our children.
TURN ON THE LIGHT OF TRUTH FOR A BRIGHTER AUSTRALIA FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND ALL PEOPLES
PEACE WALK - CODE OF CONDUCT
The code will help bind the community together.
SO PLEASE READ IT
1. Walk together in unison to our goal.
2. Being undisciplined or aggressive on
the peace walk will just stop the public
from joining us.
3. Newspaper and TV pictures of a peace
walker acting out of frustration create
blame against our people and dismissal
of Indigenous opinions as rubbish.
4. Those managing a peace walk must be
easily identifiable as peaceful walkers.
5. Ribbons are to be worn by those who
agree to this code by registering with
the peace walk (for future contact).
a) Physical and verbal abuse of the media
police or anyone else is not acceptable.
All peace walkers must be non-violent.
b) All peace walkers must treat each other
with respect and treat others not in the
peace walk with the same respect.
c) No alcohol or illegal substances should
be consumed on the peace walk.
Use of these substances will discredit us.
d) Peace walkers must take personal responsibility for their actions. This
means being prepared to deal with the
consequences of walking together.
e) We request that you do not interact
with the media. People have been
asked to undertake this responsibility,
& are also designated to help arrange
transport for walkers back to the start.
6. Peace walkers are encouraged to walk
in pairs or friendship groups. We must
all support and look after each other.
7. Some people will not want to support
the idea of a peace treaty. Others may
only want to watch the walk in support.
Others may want to follow the activity
without giving constructive support to
anti-genocide peace walkers.
8. Being organised and disciplined will
maximise our efforts to be successful.
Tom Trevorrow - 0409 9619 33 - TEL: (08) 8575 1557 - FAX: (08) 85 751 448 - Camp Coorong - Meningie
Victor Wilson - 0407182353 (or) 08 8532 4940 - Kalparrin Centre - Murray Bridge
Pastor Ken Sumner - 08 8396 3934 - Uniting Church/AICC - 08 8281 1614
Please tell Ngarrindjeri contacts ASAP to get you or your organisation involved
PROTECT OUR CULTURE, HERITAGE, AND ENVIRONMENT - OUR WORLD - FOR OUR CHILDREN
BOOMERANG PEACE WALK
All people with spiritual integrity are invited to walk in peace together over 2001
FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Program:
7.00pm Gather at Prince Henry Gardens park, then walk to Ngarrindjeri Proclaiming ceremony at Kintore Ave. Continue Peace Walk around Government House.
7.30pm Walk commences
WORKING PARTY PREPARATION & PLANNING FOR PEACE WALK
PROPOSED ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY PEACE WALK WORKING PARTY:
1. Negotiate for an Adelaide City Council permit for a walk on the footpath/contact Police
2. Arrange an explanatory public forum to be held at neighbouring city hall/park/marquee
3. Communicate with the general public through the media and by handing out flyers
4. Organise with officials and supporting groups for the Peace Walkers to come fortnightly
5. Set out claim re: disregard of 1836 Letters Patent on notice board for public exhibition
6. Contact Indigenous spokespeople to speak to public and to provide media interviews
7. Involve supporting groups eg., KOLE etc - arrange agenda space likely to be requested
8. Proclaim the ongoing Indigenous Land, Law and People as Sovereign Rights!!!
Daily Housekeeping Tasks:
Spell out time & direction for incoming peace walkers. Set up information areas/ Replenish information folders with pamphlets/ Signage for toilets/Place rubbish bins in appropriate areas/Designate identified security people to maintain watchful presence around whole peace walk site & liaise with officials. Working Bee - Collect rubbish/Clean up Prince Henry Gardens/Clear up paths, etc.
PEACE WALK WORKING PARTY MEMBERSHIP/OPEN TO PEACE WORKERS
EVERYONE ON THE PEACE WALK, INCLUDING MEDIA, POLICE & POLITICIANS HAS A ROLE TO PLAY TO RECOGNISE, RESPECT & PROTECT THE ABORIGINAL PEOPLE.
BOOMERANG PEACE WALK
SUPPORTERS TO GATHER AT PRINCE HENRY GARDEN, NORTH TCE
PEACE WALK PLAN FOR FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH OVER 2001
1) COME TOGETHER IN PRINCE HENRY GARDEN, NORTH TERRACE, AT 7:00 PM AND REGISTER FOR PEACE WALK.
2) FLY ABORIGINAL FLAGS IN PARK.
3) SET UP 4 STREET CORNER BOOTHS FOR REFRESHMENTS & INFORMATION
4) 8.00PM WALK TO KINTORE AVE TO READ 1836 LETTERS PATENT, SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PROCLAMATION & THE 1999 NGARRINDJERI PROCLAMATION
& HOLD INDIGENOUS SMOKING EVENT.
5) TOGETHER SING, TALK AND PEACE WALK AROUND GOVERNMENT HOUSE
This is a draft document and planning. Please feel free to make comments/suggestions for improvements and get involved today by contacting any working party member with your suggestions.