More than 200 community members joined us for a balmy summer evening under stars to celebrate the Martuwarra at the premiere of the Fitzroy River Film Festival in Bassendean.
Viewers heard from Traditional Owners, recreational fishers, Aboriginal rangers, environmentalists, scientists and the Fitzroy Valley community, who are all standing together to protect the Fitzroy River.
The highlight of the evening was the Voices of the River series, showcasing the spiritual and cultural connection Martuwarra Traditional Owners have to the Fitzroy River and why the river has the right to life.
Right now the WA Government is considering approving damaging proposals to extract more than 300 billion litres of surface water from the Martuwarra Fitzroy River and its floodplains each year, causing irreversible damage.
Together we can help keep the Martuwarra Fitzroy River free flowing!