Culture Clash: National Heritage Values, Native Title and the GDP. Resource Frontiers in Western Australia

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Abstract

Aretha Franklin’s R-E-S-P-E-C-T was a forceful anthem in the sixties: adopted by both the campaign for Civil Rights – and feminism – in the USA. Forty years later R-E-S-P-E-C-T is the acronym embraced by the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) proclaiming their aspirations for heritage management of Murujuga. Traditional custodians have articulated seven values as integral to all interactions between humans and this Place: Rock Art, Environment, Sea Country, People, Earth, Culture and Truth. The MAC Land and Sea Ranger program’s motto is “Ngayintharri Gumawwarni Ngurrangga” [we all come together for country] reflecting local Aboriginal people’s desire to protect this place and transmit cultural knowledge across the generations in a landscape that became ‘orphan country’ through the frontier actions of the colonial West.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Anthropology
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2015

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