Murrawah Johnson is a Wirdi woman hailing from the broader Birragubba peoples of Central and North Queensland. She comes from Wangan and Jagalingou country.
Murrawah is a spokesperson, community organiser and campaigner for the Wangan & Jagalingou Traditional Owners Family Council who are fighting to stop the Adani Carmichael coal mine proposed on their traditional country. The Family Council’s campaign has captured the attention of the United Nations Special Rapporteur, First Nations Indigenous communities all over the world, environmental justice groups and the likes of author, activist and film maker, Naomi Klein. In 2015, Murrawah was Naomi Klein’s choice for the Grist 50 list of the top 50 movers and shakers to look out for.
Murrawah’s passions are advocating for Indigenous rights to self determination, how feminism relates to the struggles of marginalised peoples, and challenging colonial gender roles within modern Aboriginal society and governance. Murrawah is the South East Queensland Coordinator for Seed.