Film’s fo­cus na­tive ti­tle hear­ing

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Tom Zaun­mayr

■ A short film ded­i­cated to a re­cent na­tive ti­tle hear­ing in the Pil­bara has been re­leased by Yind­jibarndi Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion.

The clip cel­e­brates the 200 Yind­jibarndi peo­ple who went to the place they call Gar­li­winyji Wundu to sup­port ev­i­dence for the Fed­eral Court hear­ing.

YAC chief ex­ec­u­tive Michael Wood­ley said the video was about get­ting peo­ple to re­alise there is life be­yond us. “Our old peo­ple never missed a beat in terms of what was their re­spon­si­bil­ity — giv­ing over the Yind­jibarndi knowl­edge in the coun­try to the next Yind­jibarndi gen­er­a­tion,” he said.

“Like the old peo­ple say … old Ma­yaring­bungu, Ned Cheedy ... when they asked him ‘who is the owner of the coun­try?’ he said ‘ask the baby’.

“Un­til we know that there are no more Yind­jibarndi com­ing, you got no right to give this coun­try away.”

The na­tive ti­tle hear­ing is for an ex­clu­sive pos­ses­sion claim over part of Yind­jibarndi coun­try.

Pic­ture: Yind­jibarndi Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion

Tar­rence War­rie, Kayne Walker, Jeremiah Lock­yer and Si­mon Lock­yer were at the Yind­jibarndi peo­ple’s na­tive ti­tle hear­ing.

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