Voices of the River series highlights Martuwarra Fitzroy River threat

Posted on August 3, 2021

We’re excited to announce the launch of the award-winning documentary web series Voices of the River, premiering today!

Over the next 10 weeks we’ll showcase the powerful and inspiring voices of 10 Martuwarra Traditional Owners and their fight to protect one of the world’s last wild and healthy rivers.

Today at 3.30pm AWST, episode one of the series will be released, featuring senior Walmajarri Elder Joe Brown, who introduces the episode by singing the traditional song, Martuwarra, for the river.

Click here to watch episode one of Voices of the River


Senior Walmajarri Elder Joe Brown features in episode one of the web series.

A new episode of the series will be released every Wednesday at 3.30pm AWST and 5.30pm AEST on Facebook and Instagram TV, in partnership with the Kimberley Land Council and Environs Kimberley.

A WA Government discussion paper on the future of the Fitzroy River will soon close for public comment, with pressure from big business to open the river up to huge, irrigated agriculture projects.

Traditional Owners have never consented to damming or extracting water from the Martuwarra and are still fighting to ensure the Fitzroy River does not become the next Murray-Darling.

With your help, we can make sure the Fitzroy River remains wild and free flowing. Help protect the Fitzroy: www.protectthefitzroy.org.au

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