Since the 26th August 2021, there has been a Wangan and Jagalingou Cultural Custodian in the ceremonial bora ring next to the Adani coal mine at all times, even on blistering hot days and cold stormy nights.
Our ongoing presence means Wangan and Jagalingou Cultural Custodians can care for their ancestral homelands, monitor damage and destruction on their Country, and hold those who harm their lands and waters to account.
Waddananggu started because the protection of the land, air, animals and sacred springs are more important than Adani’s destruction of the environment and cultural heritage for coal mining. However it has become much more!
Waddananggu has become a community hub for mob to learn and share in the culture – providing a safe space for at-risk young people to learn new skills and reconnect with their culture. It is also a place for allies to experience what land rights and sovereignty for Wangan and Jagalingou people really means.