Less than a month to go !!

Header 2With less than a month to go now, its time to start getting ready for the Walkatjurra Walkabout:

If you haven’t already caught up on the great news, we managed to raise $4,790 towards buying and setting up the new kitchen truck. Many thanks to Sue Hanson for organising and all those who contributed.

We did have have couple of people ask if we were going to have a tax deductible option for donations as we have for the last couple of years..  We have set that up today that to Mia Pepper and CCWA mob.. So for all of you who wanted to make a tax deductible donation just CLICK HERE

If you are still thinking about coming on the walk NOW is the time to make a commitment.

1. Make sure you register! If you are coming on the walk, we need to know. We have  started stocking up on food, sorting equipment, and getting the super exciting new kitchen truck set up. Many thanks to all walkers who have already paid a donation towards food and support costs, we couldn’t start the process without it.

2. There are only 4-5 places left on the bus out to the start of the walk. Get in quick if you need a ride. Email Marcus on marcus@footprintsforpeace.org to secure a seat.

3. Start getting all your camping and walking gear ready. Make sure you have a had a read of the Information for participants. Be prepared for all sorts of weather – warm during the day and cold at night, with possibility of big rain. Have you got a tent or swag? A bed roll? Good shoes? Footwear is very important – might be worth going on a few longer walks beforehand to get fit and break them in.

4. Tell all your friends! Are you talking to everyone you know about the walk? It’s a pretty big deal, apart from walking long distances in a stunning landscape, supporting community development projects with an awesome indigenous ranger group and learning new skills out on country, we are building strong, resilient community based Resistance to stop the proposed mines in Northern Goldfields and keeping WA uranium mining free.

Have you thought about contacting your local paper to see if they are interested in running a story about your trip? Or having a potluck in your community to develop a bit of local support? The more people who know about it, the better 🙂

5. Get your best outfit ready for the Yellowcake country” exhibition opening. We are making a night of it and celebrating the 5th anniversary of the walks and hosting a fund raising art auction for WANFA too. It’s going to be a great night for all on Friday 14th August at 6:30pm at the Moores Gallery in Fremantle.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in the next few weeks and for those who can’t make it this year make sure you follow us on facebook or via the webpage 😉

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Walkatjurra Walkabout: FIVE weeks to go!!

‘Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country’

is a celebration of Wangkatja country, a testament to the strength of the community who have fought to stop uranium mining at Yeelirrie for over forty years, and a chance to come together to continue share our commitment to a sustainable future without nuclear.  It is a chance to reconnect with the land, and to revive the tradition of walking for country.

Hello walkers and all our wonderful supporters,

Greetings everyone

The Walkatjurra Walkabout fundraiser on Pozible to help with finances to purchase a new kitchen truck HAS 24 hours LEFT TO GO!!! (Finishes Sunday July 12th at 1pm)

We have reached $4,500 thanks to the many kind donations and we are way pass the goal we set of $3,000..
Our new truck with a solar set up needs two solar batteries to be complete and with the cost of the truck, battries and fees it has cost us just over $5,500.

Thank you to all those that have donated and if you can possibly spare a few dollars to help out with some of the extra costs it would be greatly appreciated. Donate Here

NEW TRUCK WITH SOLAR SET UP!!

The Bus is getting pretty full and there is limited seats left..

To confirm your space Register for the walk here: Register here

You can also download a flyer to put up in your local cafe, hang out or share with friends. Download here

More info at www.walkingforcountry.com

There is a group from Japan that will possibly be coming this year.. Some of them started walking from Fukushima on the 11th of March this year to Tokyo.. After arriving in Tokyo they departed for the United States and walked to the Nuclear Non Proliferation treaty at the United Nations building in New York City that began in May. They returned to Japan and have been walking to Hiroshima for the 70th anniversary and will arrive there for the August 6th commemoration. Following that and the commemoration of Nagasaki on August 9th some of them are currently planning to come to Western Australia and join the Walkatjurra Walkabout.

This will be to finish their walk on a positive note, after walking from Fukushima to Hiroshima to commemorate these events, they see this walk as coming together to stop uranium mining in Western Australia. This will have an impact on stopping any of these atrocities from happening again in the future by stopping uranium from here entering the supply chain..

There will also be people joining us from the UK and the United States..

So, whose keen to join us this year? Remember to read the information for participants before you register. We need to know if you are coming and who you are bringing with you. 🙂 The bus is filling up and a few people have said they will be bringing vehicles, so hope to fit in everyone who wants to come.

See you in five weeks!
Walkatjurra Walkabout Crew

Yellowcake Country Exhibition
14th – 31st August 2015 @  Moores Gallery 46 Henry St Fremantle

Invitation to artists
On the 14th of August before the bus leaves for the walk,the West Australian Nuclear Free Alliance will be opening the Yellowcake country exhibition. We’re throwing open an invitation to artists to donate a piece – which will be on exhibition at the Moore Building for two weeks and auctioned off as a fundraiser for WANFA.

WANFA is an Aboriginal Led alliance that does work in communities – and desperately needs fund to keep getting people out on country to support communities facing the threat of uranium mining.
To register: www.wanfa.org.au/art e-mail wanfa.org.au@gmail.com phone (08) 9420 7291
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Always remember to tune in to Understorey –   and the Radioactive Show this week for all the latest nuclear and peace news.  

If you have any questions then please feel free to call or email..

Marcus Atkinson: 0400 505 765   email: walk4country@gmail.com


Peace & Solidarity
Walkatjurra Walkabout Crew