Watch the GoFundMe campaign video below. Above: Cave at SXSW in 2013, by John Boydston (exclusive to Blurt)
By Fred Mills
Although World Suicide Prevention Day is not until September 10 (details at the International Association for Suicide Prevention), citizens are always encouraged to pitch in with the effort 365 days a year. Apparently Nick Cave is also taking that to heart, for the other day he announced his support for the crowdfunding campaign for the Kurdiji 1.0 app, aimed at heading off suicide among the indigenous residents of Australia. The campaign was started by the Warlpiri community of Lajamanu, located in the Tanami desert (Northwest section of Australia).
Commented Cave, “With Aboriginal people committing suicide on an unprecedented scale, a group of elders are creating an app based on ceremony story and law. Join them in fighting for lives of young Aboriginal people and let’s show Aboriginal Australia we believe in them.”
Details on the app and campaign is here at the GoFundMe site: ” It is a community-led and community-empowering initiative, with indigenous elders providing all of the app’s content. They have partnered with an expert team to develop the app and roll it out across the whole of Aboriginal Australia.”