W&J Nagana Yarrbayn Cultural Custodians

We are present on Country because it always was and always will be our land.

We are the W&J Nagana Yarrbayn Cultural Custodians: a group of self-determined W&J Traditional Owners who speak for Country and uphold the resolutions of our family council to protect our country from extractive industries.

We are maintaining a permanent presence on our homelands to care for our lands and waters. We must fulfil our cultural obligations to protect the land and bring up our young people, thus safeguarding the future of our Dreaming stories. 

For the W&J First Nation to be strong and grounded in our rights we must continue to live and practice in direct connection to Country, culture and law.

The W&J Nagana Yarrbayn Cultural Custodians need your support. 

Please donate generously to our W&J Cultural Custodians fund to ensure we have the resources to travel around and camp on Country, monitoring damage and destruction, and holding those who harm our lands and waters to account.

Support our fight against Adani

As original sovereign people of a vast area of unceded land in the Galilee Basin in central-western Queensland we are acting to protect our land and water from Adani’s Carmichael Coal Mine that interferes with our ancient law and custom. We are tribal warriors and we are #StandingOurGround

Right now Adani are destroying our culture and country. Soon they’ll start draining the water table for their mine. That’s going to drain the life out of our country and kill our dreaming. Adani have given us no choice but to intervene to protect our land, water and culture.

We are Standing our Ground to defend our rights as First Nations people.

Follow our campaigns on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and check out the Solidarity Guide to find out how you can support us to Stand our Ground against Adani’s destruction of our ancestral land and waters.