A new gofundme campaign has been started by a prominent Indigenous leader who plans to build an Abbott Proof Fence at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra.
The campaign was started by Roxley Foley, a prominent and highly respected Gumbaynggirr man who says he will construct the Abbott Proof Fence regardless of how much money is raised. However, the more donations received, the bigger and more epic the final project will be.
We have put this article together because we can see this project getting a huge amount of support. Foley has set what we think is a modest goal of $1,000. It’s our hope to make this project go viral and raise a hell of a lot more money. Gofundme fundraisers can continue even if the goal has been reached. Even if $1,000 will get the job done, we are sure that Foley will be able to put any extra funds to good use at the Tent Embassy or with his other decolonising projects.
Roxley is the son of Gary Foley, one of the early members of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and is now a Professor at Victoria University. Over the years Roxley has become a respected Firekeeper at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and has been heavily involved with front-line protests, Freedom summits, Nation to Nation (non government) treaty talks as well as International work which has seen him give university talks and campaigning for the repatriation of stolen artifacts and human remains. In 2016 he was barred from entering the U.K where he was invited to give a Decolonising Australia lecture at the Cambridge University.
Welcome to Country is an independent Indigenous news/media website. We have a focus on news stories that are likely to be ignored by Australia’s mainstream media. You can help support our website by leaving a donation here.