‘Two incredibly painful years’: Juukan Gorge anniversary renews calls for heritage protection (NITV)

By Rachel Knowles


It’s been two years since Rio Tinto destroyed Juukan Gorge.

For Puutu Kunti Kurrama People (PKKP) the day serves as a “sad and powerful reminder” for strong cultural heritage protection across the nation.

“It has been two incredibly painful years for our people,” Burchell Hayes, Kurrama Elder and Chair of the PKKP Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC said.

“The Juukan Gorge disaster and the devastation it has caused to the PKKP should be in the forefront of all politicians’ minds when they are considering any proposed legislation or policies that deal with the preservation of culturally significant places.”

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