Yindjibarndi Donation Appeal
Dear Friends, Wanthiwa – hello.
Please take time to read our Yindjibarndi Donation Appeal.
On behalf of the Yindjibarndi People and most senior Elder and leader, Mr Ned Cheedy, we ask for your help.
Some of you have already donated to our Yindjibarndi Fighting Fund. Your donations are very important votes of conscience that have made us stronger and lifted our spirits to challenge the tyranny of FMG.
WE ARE NOW LAUNCHING INTO A MORE PROACTIVE AND CHALLENGING PHASE OF OUR CAMPAIGN, FOR WHICH WE NEED YOUR HELP EVEN MORE URGENTLY.
Our most vital task in the months ahead is to travel to the country FMG has not yet destroyed, to record all the knowledge of Yindjibarndi ceremony and tradition, the sacred and archaeological sites, Law and language that make up our heritage and inheritance. These journeys of ceremony and cultural recording will be the last opportunity for Yindjibarndi elders to make a full record which, after FMG’s right to mine ends and they have moved on, can be used by future generations of Yindjibarndi to restore and revive connections with their homelands. Our use of digital video to capture the landscapes, and the songs, stories, ceremonies and the testimonies of the Elders will be at the heart of this work.
Please travel beside us defending and fortifying Yindjibarndi culture for our kids and the world. Please help by donating to our Fighting Fund, which will be used to provision cultural recording field trips of Yindjibarndi people and professional heritage volunteers from around Australia (vehicles, equipment, flights, food), and to maintain communications and defend hostile legal attacks.