Anohni to protest Australian uranium mine with 180km walk

The development is planned on traditional lands of the Martu of Parnngurr.
Most artists are save their ire for not enough fresh fruit on their rider, but not Anohni, who isn’t happy about plans to build a Uranium mine in the Western African Desert.

The development is planned on traditional lands of the Martu of Parnngurr, a community of indigenous Australian people who live less than 50 miles of the proposed site.

“For the Martu in Parnngurr, the community nearest the proposed uranium mine, the plan is causing distress. Some of the women elders of Parnngurr seem not only to fear the potential danger that any uranium mine will obviously pose to the watershed and the local environment, but they also feel an existential burden of responsibility as the stewards of that land to protect dangerous resources from being exploited,” Anohni told The Guardian last year.

To highlight the problem, Anohni is set to join over 100 Martu people on a 180jm walk across the Western Australian desert.

“In 2 days time,” a statement reads, “I am joining my Martu friends Nola and Curtis Taylor and over 100 other people from Parnngurr and neighboring communities in the Western Australian Desert on an 8 day, 180 Km protest walk from their remote community to the site of Mitsubishi and Cameco’s proposed open cart uranium mine. The proposed Kintyre mine is on their traditional lands and a threat to their well-being, as well as being gouged out of Karlamilyi National Park. Curtis and I did a piece about it on National Indigenous Television network today.”

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