On the 12th of October 2011, the night of the "blue moon", a very special event took place at James Price Point, Walmadany, the site of a proposed LNG hub on the pristine coast line of the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia.
This celebration was facilitated by Dr Anne Poelina in partnership with Teresa and Joseph Roe. Senior Elders came from all over the Kimberley to share their songs and dances for this corroborree: Lucy Marshall, Jeanie Warbi, Mick Michael (Wiljany), and Paddy Neowarra.
This celebration was to show the gratitude from senior elders to local custodians in recognition that we must hold the land, (Walmadany), all together, for all of us... as told by Paddy Roe, Nyikina Elder, Custodian and Law Keeper, in 1992. Singers for the Walmadany Nooloo (Corroborree) were Phillip Roe, Mick Michael (Wiljany), and Paddy Neowarra.
More than 300 Aboriginal and non Aboriginal people danced until sun down to the moon rise to support the Traditional Owners who are promoting the multiple values of the people, land, stories, and songs of the Kimberley, for the present and future generations of the world.
More than 100+ days protesters are blocking the road to James Price Point, where Woodside is preparing a Gas hub, which will be the 2d biggest in the World !
Broome, Western Australia, 12 October 2011
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