Artists Nancy McDinny and Jack Green continue to voice their concerns about the impacts of mining on the environment around Borroloola, whilst Glencore admits heavy metals have been found in fish near the McArthur River Mine.
CD Launch "Ngambala Wiji Li-Wunungu-Together We are Strong"
On Thursday 28th June a CD of traditional Yanuwa songs recently recorded with a contemporay flavour will be released. The songs were recorded as part of the Song people sessions that were held in Borroloola over several blocks through 2011. To hear a song from this CD go to www.soundcloud.com/waralungku/tracks and click on Li-Anthawirriyarra. Other songs will be soon uploaded to soundcloud. This project involved Shellie Morris an NT based contemporay singer/musician whose grandmother was taken away from her Yanuwa family. Shellie worked with the Yanuwa Song women to produce this CD. Through this project Shellie was able to learn language and more of her grandmothers cultural background. This group of women were invited to perform at the opening of the 2011 Deadly Awards in Sydney. "Together We are Strong" has two cds, one contains traditional songs by the women of the four language groups in the Borroloola region, the yanuwa, garrawa, mara and guanji.