Action4Agriculture is a member of Climate Action Network Australia (CANA). As an organisation we feel privileged to be supporting young people from K to 12, higher education and early career to take action on things that matter to them. Organisations like CANA bring people TOGETHER to advocate for change.
Joining the CANA community will support the young people we work with to work with others who share their commitment to create a better world together
During NAIDOC week CANA has been celebrating the incredible work of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander member organisations that we are privileged to have in our network.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are at the forefront of addressing climate change and protecting people and country from the impacts of climate inaction.
The following is a list of organisations doing wonderful stuff that you can support:
The Indigenous Peoples’ Organisation-Australia (IPO) is a national coalition of 300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak organisations, community organisations and individual members across Australia. The IPO was established to promote the rights of Indigenous Peoples at the national, regional, and international levels and to facilitate constructive and collaborative participation of Indigenous peoples at the United Nations. Following a series of talks to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2021, the esteemed IPO Climate and Environment committee developed the Heal Country, Heal Climate: Priorities for Climate and Environment Report, shared with the Australian Government delegation at the Glasgow climate conference in November. The report, supported by voices across Australia, highlighted the need to prioritise the perspectives of Indigenous peoples when it comes to climate solutions.
The First Nations team at Getup! lead campaigns to end fracking in the Northern Territory, increase democratic participation, and create new federal laws protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage. Land Rights and Climate Justice are central to all our campaigns, and all First Nations work at GetUp is led by a team of campaigners from the Widjabul Wia-bul, Garrwa, Gooreng Gooreng, Wiradjuri, Noongar, Gubbi Gubbi, Kulkalgal, and Yanyuwa nations. There is no Justice without First Nations Justice.
Original Power is a community-focused, Aboriginal organisation that builds the collective power of Aboriginal people to genuinely achieve self-determination within their communities and on their Country.
Seed is Australia’s first Indigenous youth climate network. They aim to build a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people for climate justice with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Their vision is for a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy. Seed Mob have done exceptional work bringing into the national climate debate the voices, passion and power of Indigenous youth.
Gudanji for Country represents the Traditional Owners of the Gundanji Nation who are campaigning to protect their country from fracking. The organisation’s CEO Rikki Dank, a proud and courageous Gudanji/Wakaja woman from Borroloola, was outspoken during COP26 in Glasgow last year and has campaigned for years to prevent fracking for unconventional gas on her Country.
Colly Gamilaraay Indigenous Corporation
Colly Gamilaraay is a not-for-profit organisation whose objectives are to assist in the relief of poverty, destitution, distress, suffering, and misfortune, among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, through the process of supporting social and economic development. The corporation achieves this by promoting community development and acting as a resource for the community and stakeholders in the areas of education, health, sport, culture, environment, employment and welfare to rural and isolated communities The corporation achieves this by promoting community development and acting as a resource for the community and stakeholders in the areas of education, health, sport, culture, environment, employment and welfare to rural and isolated communities.
This year’s NAIDOC theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!. Our network commits to strengthening relationships, engaging and working respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to uphold climate justice. We invite all CANA members to endorse and implement the Network’s Solidarity Commitments.
For those of us that are non-Indigenous, let’s ensure we Get Up, Stand Up and Show Up in meaningful ways to support the work of First Nations communities in our movement.
Visit the NAIDOC website to find out what celebrations and events are happening in your local area today.