- AUSTRALIAN NEWS
"I& #039 ;m raising awareness of reconciliation by visiting schools, youth centres and community detention centres," he said. (Source: The Gladstone Observer)
Twenty-eight year old Aboriginal activist Alwyn Doolan is currently sporting his third pair of shoes as he continues his 7,000km walk from Baminga, the tip of Queensland, to Canberra ACT to meet with the Prime Minister about Aboriginal sovereign rights and treaty re-negotiations.
He has walked approximately 2,000km so far, according to The Gladstone Observer.
Doolan aims to raise awareness of reconciliation by communicating with as many people as possible, recording their messages and presenting them to the Prime Minister.
He is not the first person to attempt this walk. Clinton Pryor famously walked to Canberra via Uluru and successfully met with the then Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull. Pryor& #039 ;s walk contrasts with Doolan& #039 ;s as Doolan is walking without external aid such as a bike.
Last year a Sunshine Coast Aboriginal activist also attempted the walk but found the journey logistically impracticable due to weather conditions and other factors.
Doolan& #039 ;s Facebook page features further information about his proposed treaty notice: https://www.facebook.com/mswalk4us/posts/2044174159176958/
Alwyn Doolan& #039 ;s GoFundMe:
Doolan& #039 ;s Instagram: @messagestickwalk
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