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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

Concerns regarding Deutsche Bank’s sponsorship of First Nations fellowship

This letter was sent to Sydney Film Festival 1 June 2022 regarding the Festival’s major corporate sponsor Deutsche Bank, who is financing Adani Enterprises. — Dear Ms Weir, As a First Nations custodian representing the Wangan and Jagalingou Peoples, I am writing to express my deep concern regarding the Sydney Film Festival’s major corporate sponsor… 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

Traditional Owners reject Adani statement on destruction of cultural heritage

Day 72 of Waddananggu. Today Adani/Bravus has made a public statement. This is the rebuttal. According to Archeo, the Wangan and Jagalingou service provider, Adani has had full knowledge of the site since 2018 and had failed to inform the applicants until right before mitigation in August 2021. Leaving no room to object and only… Read More

Protect the sacred Doongmabulla Springs and uphold W&J human rights

Friends,  Adani threatens our sacred Doongmabulla Springs with destruction.  And as Adani drains and pollutes the underground water for its massive mining project, we have put the Environment Minister under fire.  The Queensland Government is failing in its duty of care to guarantee the human rights of all Wangan & Jagalingou people. We need your… Read More

Waddananggu Celebration

One year of Reoccupation Everyone is invited and welcome to join us on Wangan and Jagalingou Country, to celebrate one year of reoccupation at Waddananggu and learn about the power and significance of reoccupying land to protect Culture. From 22nd to 26th August we’ll be celebrating with ceremonies, workshops, speakers and music at Waddananggu! You… Read More


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