After completing a grueling 5,000km 12 month trek across Australia, we all know what Clinton Pryor is capable of.
Now Clinton is considering another walk for justice that would see him walking for up to five or possibly six years across more than 25 different countries. Clinton’s end goal is to reach the Commonwealth crown and make Indigenous voices heard in Buckingham palace in London.
To walk from here to England to see the Queen or king at Buckingham palace. Will be the biggest world know in human…
His journey would also be raising awareness about Indigenous sovereignty among the various countries he walks through along the way. It seems this issue of sovereignty is often overlooked by other countries around the world. They may suspect that some kind of agreement has been reached between the settler government and our Indigenous nations.
Australia does a good job of creating this illusion however the fact remains that after 229 years, Australia is the only Commonwealth country not to have signed a treaty with Indigenous nations. Australia also faces heavy criticism over Indigenous rights that relate to the lack of effort the government is making towards improving the alarming rates of Indigenous imprisonment, deaths in custody, health rates, child suicide on top of the issue of sovereignty.
After Clinton’s latest post, people have begun to discuss how this could happen. Nova Peris chipped in to remind him about the water hazards that lay in his way… But it looks like Clinton could cross from Australia to Indonesia possibly through the Torres Strait. Once Clinton reaches Singapore, Clinton would then be able to trek across land from South East Asia through Central Asia and across Western Europe. Others have suggested he shouldn’t waste his time on the trek and fly directly to London and another added that the Queen would most likely be dead in five years.
One thing for sure is that this decision will remain Clinton’s to make, everyone has the right to choose their own path in their journey in life. None of us know what impact a walk like this could have for our people. We support Clinton with whatever journey he chooses.
You can follow Clinton on his Walk for Justice Facebook page.