Kupa Piti Kungka Tjuta

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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]

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

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  1. ^ "Irati Wanti. the poison – leave it!" irati wanti (Retrieved on 30 December 2007)
  2. ^ a b "Aboriginal women win battle against australian government" Friends of the Earth International (Retrieved on 30 December 2007)
  3. ^ Eileen Kampakuta Brown & Eileen Wani Wingfield The Goldman Environmental Prize – Islands & Island Nations 2003 (Retrieved on 30 December 2007)

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