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Kupa Piti Kungka Tjuta

The Kupa Piti Kungka Tjuta is a council of Senior Aboriginal Women from Coober Pedy, South Australia . [1] [2] They protest against government plans to dump radioactive waste in their land, and for the protection of their land and culture.

The council was formed in 1995 by Eileen Kampakuta Brown , Eileen Wani Wingfield and other Aboriginal elders. Brown and Wingfield were awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2003 for their efforts. [3]

The name translates as Coober Pedy women in the Western Desert language .

In August 2004 the Australian government abandoned its plans for the nuclear waste dump, after a short decision. [2]

References

  1. Jump up^ “Irati Wanti, the poison – leave it!” irati wanti(Retrieved on 30 December 2007)
  2. ^ Jump up to:b “Aboriginal women win battle contre australian government” Friends of the Earth International (Retrieved are 30 December 2007)
  3. Jump up^ Eileen Kampakuta Brown & Eileen Wani Wingfield The Goldman Environmental Prize – 2003 Islands & Island Nations(Retrieved on 30 December 2007)

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