NAIDOC Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk

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Cheree Toka holding a petition box of signatures in front of Sydney Harbour Bridge
Photograph: Gary Nunn Cheree Toka holds a box of paper signatures after her BridgeClimb. At the time, she had 61,000 supporters

Walk over Sydney Harbour Bridge to support the campaign to fly the Aboriginal flag on the Bridge 365 days a year

It’s been more than 12 months since Cheree Toka started a campaign to fly the Aboriginal flag on the Sydney Harbour Bridge every day of the year. Her Change.org petition has now reached 88,000 signatures, but we still only see the red, black and yellow Aboriginal flag flying during two weeks of the year – now, during NAIDOC Week, on Reconciliation Week and on January 26. As Toka says, “Why isn’t it good enough to keep up there forever?”

On Saturday, there’ll be a walk on Sydney Harbour Bridge to call attention to the fact that the flag will once again be taken down and replaced with the NSW State flag. The walk will raise awareness of the ongoing campaign. There’ll be support from Uncle Terri Olsen, Yuin nation rapper Nookie, Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs David Harris, and Amnesty NSW.

It’s free to join the walk and it’s open to all ages. The NAIDOC Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk starts from Tarpeian Lawn, Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney.

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