Following the recent destruction of indigenous archaeological sites at Juukan Gorge by Rio Tinto. Plans by BHP to destroy some 40 Banjima cultural heritage sites in the Pilbara region presented an issue of great concern to Flinders’ archaeology students.
Over the last few weeks, a group of Flinders students worked together to compose a letter in opposition to the proposed destruction of these sites. They ask that as a community, the Flinders student body show their opposition to the erasure of indigenous cultural heritage by BHP and Rio Tinto and stand with the Banjima community during this uncertain time. Emailing the statement simply requires you address the letter to one of the policy makers listed, and can be sent as many times as you like.
Thank you to the Flinders student community for your support in standing against the destruction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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