Wati Ngintakanya Wankani (Waking the Perentie Man) webinar

Oct 2, 2023 | News

The 70th anniversary of the first mainland nuclear weapon test at Emu Field in South Australia is coming up on 15 October. To commemorate this date and raise up the call for the nuclear weapon ban, we are delighted to co-host a webinar with Karina Lester, ICAN Ambassador, second-generation nuclear test survivor and Yankunytjatjara-Anangu woman.

You are invited to the Wati Ngintakanya Wankani (Waking the Perentie Man) webinar on Thursday October 12th.

Webinar times across Australia:

AEDT: 7:30pm
AEST: 6:30pm
AWST: 4:30pm
ACST: 6:00pm
ACDT: 7:00pm

Karina says “Remembering our intangible Cultural Heritage, the importance of our Ancestral Stories and the lessons they share. Acknowledging that Anangu Cultural ways existed well before Nuclear Bombs were used to test on our Traditional lands.”

During this webinar we’ll hear from Karina Lester, Yankunytjatjara woman Professor Simone Tur, Bedi Racule from the Pacific Conference of Churches, UK nuclear veteran descendent Alan Owen and author of “Emu Field: Britain’s Forgotten Atomic Tests in Australia” Elizabeth Tynan.

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first South Australian nuclear test, ICAN is also coordinating a mass civil society statement “The Black Mist and the Ban” to shed light on our history of nuclear harm and propose the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as the best vehicle to help make amends, under its victim assistance and environmental remediation provisions. With over 100 endorsers so far, including faith, environmental, student, First Nations, humanitarian, union and peace organisations, it represents hundreds of thousands of Australians! It will be publicly released on Sunday 15 October.