FINANCIAL GOAL $300,000
Our Elders are Living Libraries and National Treasures.
They deserve to be protected and respected, so they can live a peaceful life
Marjorie and Doris Kinjun are Rainforest People - Gulngay people and their house is next to their beloved Tully River at Euramo in Far North Queensland. It is where they and their Ancestors have lived for thousands of years. Their hope is to live out their lives close to their children and grandchildren.
Indigenous Australians continue to face disadvantage in areas of health. Our population has
a higher mortality rate and a lower life expectancy than other Australians, just 5% (31,000)
of the Indigenous population were aged 65 and over compared with
16% (3.4 million) of the non-Indigenous population.
Residents in the community recognize the contributions and struggles the Kinjun Elders have had and are rallying to assist in-kind and financially but it is not enough.