‘We who live in the remoter areas of Australia do not believe it is a lifestyle choice but an intrinsic fundamental human right to live in our own communities and our own country,’ the group said in a media release.
‘We hold significant cultural obligations to our ancestors to maintain sovereign ties to our lands.
After successive breaches of human rights conventions and the forced removal of the Aboriginal community of Oombulgurri in 2014, we maintain a vote of no confidence in both the incumbent state and federal governments in their actions toward Aboriginal people.
‘On Thursday March 19, Australians across the nation are being asked to celebrate Close the Gap Day, but for many of our countrymen the gap has been significantly widened, placing increasing pressure and trauma on our people.
‘Starting in the Kimberley at 10am, we will march not for this government agenda but instead to show our objection to the threatened proposed closures to Aboriginal communities.
‘We ask the national and international community to stand with us in this action, and the subsequent actions that will ensue as we mobilise effective campaigns to secure our cultural right and entitlement.’
See more at www.sosblakaustralia.com.