Gurindji leaders protest a huge new mine that will divert the flow of the McArthur River, near Borroloola, in theNorthern Territory. When they try to visit their sacred sites on the river, Xstrata mining company buzzes them with a helicopter. The elders refuse to leave and perform traditional dances and songs by their sacred river.
All over this country sacred sites are being sold off to mining and military interests. When this happens people are cut off from country and the songlines are lost. Connection to country is vital for the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people. Kurdiji 1.0 Aboriginal suicide prevention app will reconnect young Indigenous people with country, culture and community. You can help the elders realise their goal by donating at http://www.kurdijiproject.com and sharing the campaign.