Activist, Educator, Aboriginal Tent Embassy, FISTT representative and Sovereign Treaty Advocate
Lynda-June Coe is a Wiradjuri and Torres Strait Islander woman from Erambie, Cowra NSW. From one of the most politically active family groups in the country, Lynda-June was educated early by leaders of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. She has been involved with the grassroots movement since the Intervention into the NT (10 years ago), which demanded affirmative action for young people to stand up and speak out against ongoing colonial systems of apartheid and systemic genocide.
Graduating as a secondary teacher from The University of Sydney in 2014, Lynda-June moved home to Wiradjuri country to teach young people the importance of identity, culture and connection to country. She relocated back to Sydney and whilst still employed in Aboriginal education, became heavily involved with the young black movement known as FISTT (Fighting in Solidarity Towards Treaty). FISTT has led and supported national campaigns in Sydney and NSW including:
- Don Dale and abuse against Aboriginal Youth
- Black Lives Matter forum
- Justice for Elijah Doughty, Kalgoorlie
- Solidarity action with Standing Rock Reservation
- Deaths in custody rallies - Wayne Fella Morrison
- Police brutality — shooting of Dennis DJ Doolan
- International Human Rights Day
- 'NO' campaign on Recognise and Constitutional reform
- Proclamation First Nations Sovereignty - Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra
In 1967, 90 per cent of Australian voters said ‘yes’ to change the Constitution to give the Federal Government power to make laws for Aboriginal...