Clinton Pryor's walk for justice reaches Bega Valley

Clinton Pryor is a few steps closer to reaching Canberra on his walk for justice as he crossed the border into NSW.

On Friday, Mr Pryor was joined by a group of supporters who walked by his side from Pambula to Merimbula.

Eden elder and pastor Uncle Ossie Cruse saw the group off before their walk, and said the attention Mr Pryor's efforts were receiving was good for everybody. 

"His work is going to awaken the conscious of the nation," Pastor Cruse said. 

"Clinton has been meeting with all people to discuss this issue and has opened the conversation to everybody. We have to work together if we are going to make amends."

Pastor Cruse said Mr Pryor was hosted at Jigamy a couple of days, where issues of recognition, the constitution and a treaty were discussed.

"He's got a brilliant vision," Pastor Cruse said.

"He's a young man, but I can see he's a real leader for his people."

Pastor Cruse said he can see a treaty being signed in the future, but it needs to be done properly. 

"The two most important things are truth and justice," he said.

"We need to make amends with truth and justice at the front of our minds, and we need to do it as one.

“It’s for the betterment of our children, and our children's children."

Before they set off from Pambula, Mr Pryor and his team spent some time at Pambula Public School and joined their NAIDOC celebrations. 

President of the Eden Aboriginal Consultative Group Meaghan Holt said that Mr Pryor's visit was beneficial for the younger people in the region. 

"It's so inspiring for the kids to have someone like Clinton here," she said.

"It's a way to show them what one person can do for the whole community, and get them thinking about what they can do too."

Noonie Raymond was gathering the crowd at the gates of Pambula soccer field before the walk began.

Mr Raymond has been on the journey with Mr Pryor since he set off from Perth in September last year. 

"I've really been welcomed with open arms onto this journey," he said. "I've been introduced to people and places I could have never imagined before, or ever encountered on my own."

Mr Raymond has been tasked with keeping the schedule of the walk. He estimates that they will reach Canberra in about a month, but said the team has to be flexible around timing. 

"You make plans about when you plan to leave and arrive," he said.

"But when we meet with communities, sometimes we'll stay for one day, sometimes two, depending on what they have to tell and show us."

Other unforeseen circumstances have also slowed them down, including repair work on their support car. 

Jack Thomas also joined Mr Pryor on his walk as he passed through Wallan, in Victoria, about a month ago. 

"Clinton and his team stayed at my farm for two days, and when they were setting off, I decided to join them," he said. 

"I saw there was a chance to be part of a change right in front of me, I wanted to help to bring these communities together."

Clinton has spent time in the area, visiting significant sights such as Mumbulla Falls and spending time with the Yuin community.