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About the Wiya Campaign

Campaign with John Butler trio lends support

John Butler Trio lend support

In 2009 the Stop Angela Pamela Campaign cranks up in Central Australia.

A Canadian Uranium mining company has been invited by the NT Labor Government to look into developing an open cut uranium mine just 10 kilometres across the plain from the southern edge of Alice Springs and directly above the desert township’s fragile water aquifer.

Those living closest to the proposed open-cut uranium mine are the residents of the indigenous town camps of Amoonguna, Ndapa, Karnta and Ilparpa.

SRB in collaboration with Luritja and Ararnta leaders from Simon Jungarai Dixon, Christobel Swan and Baydon Williams, together with Cassie Williams, produce a song about the proposed mine in Luritja and Ararnta : ‘Wiya Angela Pamela’. It goes number one on JJJ uearthed in 2010.

Alison Anderson is the first NT parliamentarian to come out against the mine. Soon the NT Labor officially withdraw their support and the proposal is put on ice. The NT Labor lose Government in 2012 and the new CLP Government voice their support for re-starting the proposal.

We watch.

And we are preparing for a national campaign.

Copies of Wiya Angela Pamela which include a mini-campaign pack and sticker in the sleave are still available.

You can listen here and also download for free.

Cheers

SuperRaeleneBros

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We don’t want this mine. it will be no good for the health of people in the southern town camps. people in town camps have a very hard life already. they don’t need to worry about getting sick from uranium.Simon Jungarai
We are worried about the health of our children. if something goes wrong, white people can go back to wherever they came from, but where are aboriginal people going to go? this is the only place we have.Christobel Swan

Campaign Stories

Wiya Angela Pamela single cover

WIYA! ANGELA PAMELA Media Release

19 September 2014

debut single
WIYA! ANGELA PAMELA
super raelene bros vs little sisters collective

Media Release April/May 2010

The super raelene brothers in collaboration with western arrarnta and luritja musicians ‘the little sisters collective’ have just released their debut single ‘WIYA! ANGELA PAMELA’ ,

launched in the capital of black australia, the song is both a cry for help in the campaign to protect indigenous communities threatened by the proposed Angela Pamela Uranium mine, and a celebration of the power of indigenous voices to stand and defend the wellbeing of their people. the song is sung in luritja and western arrarnta with a smattering of english, across a deep funk groove.

‘the little sisters collective’, based at little sisters town camp in alice springs, comprises luritja singer/songwriter simon jungarai dixon, western arrarnta musicians cassy and baydon williams, and pertame elder christobel swan.

“we are worried about the health of our children. if something goes wrong, white people can go back to wherever they came from, but where are aboriginal people going to go? this is the only place we have.” christobel swan

“we don’t want this mine. it will be no good for the health of people in the southern town camps. people in town camps have a very hard life already. they don’t need to worry about getting sick from uranium.” simon jungarai

please play this song. download it for free from the website. help us start a national campaign to protect the wellbeing of those under threat from a uranium mine just across the field from their homes in the southern town camps of alice springs.

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wiya angela pamela lyrics

19 September 2014

srb vs little sisters collective 2009

wiya
itja
loa
uranium nothing

arrangkwe
leave it
wanti
angela-pamela

it’s rubbish
don’t dig it
minta
sick inthorra.

On the outskirts of Alice Springs, straight across the plain from four Indigenous Communities, Canadian Mining Giant CAMECO is planning to build a massive open-cut Uranium mine. The name of the mining lease is ‘Angela- Pamela’. When the seasonal dust-storms blow from the South, the communities of Amoonguna, Anthepe, Karnte, and Ilparpa, are likely to be the first to swallow radioactive nucleides carried by the dust and wind. Unbelievably, the Angela-Pamela lease is located within the fragile Alice Springs water-catchment. We ask your help to launch a national campaign to say WIYA-ANGELA-PAMELA!

Little Sisters Collective is: Rev. Simon Dixon, Christabel Swan, Baydon Williams, Cassandra Williams.

 

*wiya = itja = loa = no
*wanti = leave it
*minta= sick
*inthorra = very
*arrangkwe = nothing

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