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Clinton's Walk for Justice
Clinton is a 27 year old Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and a Yulparitja man who recently completed his 5,580km 'Walk For Justice' from Perth to Canberra. Clinton's Walk For Justice began as a way to find the truth about what was really going on for Aboriginal people in remote communities, and to protest forced closures in Western Australia, including Mulan the community Clinton lived in as a child. Over nearly 12 months Clinton walked, backed by a support crew and online admin team, and he listened and shared what he learned. The more he walked, the more he talked to people the wiser he became, and support for his cause continued to grow. By the time the walk was complete, hundreds of individual people had contributed to keeping the team going; through in-kind donations or via crowd-funding. Hundreds of events, welcomes, meals, meetings, lodgings and media opportunities had been organised - and all by volunteers! Clinton's Walk For Justice made history in Canberra, not just by completing this epic walk, but also politically. The next steps for Clinton's Walk For Justice will be discussed at a meeting with Aboriginal Elders set to be held at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy on November 4, 2017.
National co-director, SEED
Larissa is a young woman from the Widjabul clan of the Bundjalung nation and is the National Co-Director for Seed. Larissa leads Seed's campaigns and strategy nationally ensuring that Seed works in partnership with frontline Indigenous communities and supports young people to be empowered and create change in their communities. Prior to moving to Seed, Larissa was the Queensland Campaigner for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition working across on the Reef and Galilee campaign. Larissa is passionate about a range of social justice issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and believes in seeking change through self-determination and grassroots leadership. Larissa comes from a family with a strong history of standing up for Aboriginal rights and has worked for many Indigenous organisations, programs and community driven initiatives across the country including the Stronger Smarter Institute, Oxfam and the Ngayundi Aboriginal Health Council.