Pedagogy Of Hope and Freedom


"...My Indigenous heritage is Nyikina; ‘ngajanoo Yimardoowarra marnil’, in my language means “a woman who belongs to our sacred river”, which centres me as property and a guardian of the Martuwarra (Fitzroy River). My career has focused on Indigenous health and wellbeing development using human, Indigenous rights and environmental justice." - download the full article here


"...Kimberley Traditional Owners will meet with State Government representatives in Perth today during the first ever gathering of the newly formed Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council. The Aboriginal body will urge government and industry to support the council as the new Traditional Owner representative group for management of the Fitzroy River and its catchment." - Read more of this in the KLC website 

1983 Seaman Aboriginal Land Rights Inquiry

In 1983 Lucy Marshall OAM resident of Pandanus Park near Broome in Western Australia participated in the Seaman Aboriginal Land Rights Inquiry. 

A letter was sent to Mr. Paul Seaman Qc. who was conducting an inquiry at the time into the conditions and challenges faced by Aboriginal people. A second letter was sent on the 24th August 1983 to clarify points made in the original letter regarding the Pandanus Park community.

The first letter is now available here - Seaman Inquiry Lucy Marshall Letter 1 [ PDF 7.3 MB ]