Congratulations Karina and Rose Lester – Jill Hudson Environment Awards winners

Friends of the Earth Adelaide congratulate the Lester sisters for their work on the Nuclear Royal Commission.

Jill Hudson Award

2015 Jill Hudson Award winners Karina and Rose Lester work tirelessly to highlight the risks presented to our environment by nuclear projects. The Yankunytjatjara women and sisters have championed the voice of Aboriginal communities for the environment and provided essential dialogue for Traditional Owners.

While there are many dimensions to Karina and Rose’s work, the 2015 Jill Hudson Award focuses on their involvement in the SA Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle that began earlier this year. Karina and Rose advocated for consultation with Aboriginal communities and brought attention to the barriers presented for people in the community by the Royal Commission process.

Karina and Rose undertake their advocacy work as un-paid volunteers, and see it as a responsibility to culture, country and family.