Abo­rig­i­nal Voice calls for aid ac­tion in the Pil­bara

North West Telegraph - - News -

Pil­bara Abo­rig­i­nal Voice is call­ing for im­me­di­ate ac­tion from the State Govern­ment to im­prove the lives of Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple across the re­gion.

PAV rep­re­sents the dif­fer­ent lan­guage groups of the Pil­bara and was formed at Yule River last year. It was of­fi­cially rec­she og­nised by State Abo­rig­i­nal Af­fairs Min­is­ter Ben Wy­att at Yule River a cou­ple of months ago.

PAV co-chair­woman Linda Doo­giebee said PAV was the his­toric union of lan­guage groups work­ing as one voice to call on all lev­els of govern­ment to im­prove liv­ing con­di­tions for Abo­rig­i­nal West Aus­tralians.

“A num­ber of groups that have formed in the Pil­bara over re­cent decades have un­for­tu­nately failed but PAV has been formed by Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple, for Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple,” said. PAV is call­ing on the State Govern­ment to pro­vide on­go­ing fund­ing for the group.

“De­spite our dif­fer­ences in lan­guage and land, we must work to­gether if we are to im­prove the lives of Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple in the Pil­bara,” Ms Doo­giebee said.

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