Project Sepik put a lot of effort and thinking into getting Covid protocols in place for the Supreme Sukundimi Follow Up Workshop.
East Sepik Provincial Governor promotes Agriculture as a Better Alternative over Frieda Copper and Gold Mine
Governor Allan Bird recently attended the Supreme Sukundimi Declaration Follow Up workshop, which brought together community, spiritual and clan leaders of 49 villages on the Sepik River.
From 26th April to the 2nd May 2021, Project Sepik organised a week-long workshop in one of the villages along the Sepik, the Korugo village.
The united nations, tribes and clans of Avisak assembled to ensure that growing voice is not drowned. We the united nations of the length and breadth of Avisak are now the voice. That voice has become our voice, it became us, and it became Project Sepik.
The follow-up workshop to the Supreme Sukundimi took place in Korogu Village from 26th April to the 2nd May 2021.
Sukundimi em spirit bilong yatmul culture lo Sepik wara. Olgeta narapela culture tu igat ol spirit bilong ol yet. Ol dispela spirit helpim long story long stap-sindaun na laip bilong mipela long Melanesia.
The report outlines six key reasons why the Frieda River mine should not go ahead.
The mighty Sepik River has existed since the dawn of time, twisting and turning, forming a wide belt of active meanders and fish populated great lakes, depositing vast amounts of fresh water into the ocean. The banks of the river are adorned with lianas, sago palms, and pandanus.
Project Sepik would like to thank everyone who was a part of the ‘Save the Sepik’ campaign for a great 2020. It was a year of unimaginable changes to the life of mother earth.
The Project Sepik team was part of the 2020 Sepik Culture and Agriculture show highlighting the threat of the proposed Frieda River mine on the Sepik river, its peoples’ and culture.
East Sepik Governor, Allan Bird, says his province will lodge a legal challenge if a proposal for the country’s largest mine on the Frieda River gets the green light in its current form.
ESQUIRE | This story reflects so many of the fights that we now see from activists, indigenous people, and environmentalists over things like the Pebble Mine and our old friend, the Keystone XL pipeline.