Presented by Declan Furber Gillick
National Native Title Council CEO Jamie Lowe Joins The Mission
On Sunday 24 May, mining giant Rio Tinto blasted a cave in Juukan Gorge in the Hamersley Range in Western Australia, destroying the only inland site in the country to show signs of continual human occupation through the last Ice Age. The cave, along with another nearby site, was of profound cultural and historical significance to the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura people.
Gundjitmara Djabwurrung man and National Native Title Council CEO Jamie Lowe joins Declan Furber Gillick, filling in for Daniel James, to discuss how Rio Tinto could legally blast such an important site, the state of Native Title in Australia, including its strengths and weaknesses as a tool for Aboriginal people, the National Native Title Council’s proposed legislative reform, Treaty, and more.
Image: Tentotwo (WikiMedia Creative Commons)