With proper services like health, education, water and shelter, people can be healthier and live longer on homelands. Aboriginal families too, are strongest when they can stay connected to their homelands.
Right now the government is stripping funds for essential services from homelands. This effectively forces families off their traditional lands and into larger towns and cities.
Over 35% of Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory left are behind by current government policy, as Aboriginal families are being forced to choose between continuing to live on their traditional ancestral lands and having access to essential services.
Stand with the Alyawarr and Anmatyerr Peoples and tell the government not to abandon homelands.
The Government has no right to abandon Aboriginal people for choosing to live on their homelands.'
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