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The one-year celebration of our Waddananggu sovereignty camp confirms our rightful presence on Country

A year ago, we commenced a ceremony at the edge of Adani’s Carmichael mine, after calling for a stop work order from the Queensland Government so we could protect our sacred Doongmabulla springs, our ochre grounds, and artefacts that are thousands of years old. The Government failed to act, so we did. The one-year celebration… Read More

Queensland government’s secret water deal with Adani enables destruction of First Nations culture and country 

Traditional Owners of the land where Adani is digging its Carmichael coal mine are calling on the Queensland government to make public the details of a secret water supply agreement its water corporation SunWater has with Adani. As reported in The Guardian today.  Wangan and Jagalingou cultural custodians are concerned the Queensland government, through its… Read More

Declaration by the Wangan and Jagalingou (Nagana Yarrbayn) Custodians about the Carmichael Mine

You can support our Declaration by sharing on social media, or forwarding it to the leaders of the Queensland State and Federal Governments. Share on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterContact the Queensland Premier: the Prime Minister here. We have made our position clear – The Wangan and Jagalingou Nagana Yarrbayn Cultural Custodians are the common… Read More

Help us reform the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Acts

Help us reform the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Acts, to better protect First Nations cultural heritage in Queensland – submissions due 31 March You can support us and the protection of cultural heritage by uploading your submission using the online form here, or by emailing Let us know how you went… Read More

Media release: Wangan and Jagalingou people vow to protect country as Adani moves to ship coal: ‘Adani has never had our consent’

Please attribute all quotes to Adrian Burragubba, Nagana Yarrbayn Senior Elder and spokesperson for the Wangan and Jagalingou Cultural Custodians. On Opposition to Adani’s Mine “Wangan and Jagalinagou people first said no to Adani’s mine in 2012, and we continue to say no. Adani has never had Free Prior and Informed Consent from the Wangan… Read More

Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners release disturbing footage of Adani/Bravus security guards’ violent behavior

Wangan and Jagalingou Cultural Custodians refute claims made in the media by Adani/Bravus CEO, Lucas Dow yesterday.  The Traditional Owners who continue to reoccupy an area of Adani/Bravus’ mining lease to conduct the Waddananggu ceremony say Adani/Bravus is waging a smear campaign against them, and using violent security guards and intimidation to attempt to remove… Read More

Queensland Government gives Adani green light to blow up major Wangan and Jagalingou cultural heritage site

Media Release December 6: The Queensland Government has rejected a request from seven Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners to investigate a potential breach of the QLD Cultural Heritage Act and prevent destruction of Aboriginal cultural heritage, giving Adani the go-ahead to detonate and destroy the site with the highest concentration of ancient cultural artifacts found… Read More


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