A senior Traditional Owner from Marlinja community and Native Title holder for the area surrounding Origin Energy’s Beetaloo Exploration Project has told the company it is not welcome on his homelands during its Annual General Meeting.
Ray Dimakarri Dixon submitted the below question on behalf of his community during the AGM, both in English and his traditional language Mudburra, of which there are less than 100 speakers in the entire world.
It was read to attendees this morning.
“This is a statement from the Mudburra Jingili people. Listen to our words, you and your company are strangers to these homelands, our sacred grounds,” Mr Dixon said.
“We don’t want fracking to continue on our land.
“It puts our environment, our culture, our water and our community at risk.
“We don’t want a gas pipeline running through our land because it damages our sacred sites. When will you stop this destruction and leave our lands?”
“Barna lankaj karri nginyama yurrawa...nyundiya karribadarra banda warnayaka kayini nginyangka ngurrangka.
“Ngana nyunduma karriba? abala ban kayini nginyangka yulungka ban burdakbiji kayini. Ngadarra?”