The FNHPA is a coalition of organisations representing First Nations Peoples from across Australia including major Native Title, Land Rights, Traditional Owner and community controlled groups. It was formed in 2020 after the destruction of the 46,000-year-old Juukan Caves by Rio Tinto, an event which brought international attention to the damage, displacement or disturbance of First Nations Cultural Heritage.
You can find more information about existing laws and reform options in the ANTaR Cultural Heritage Protection Background Paper.
Raising awareness is critical and you can help by sharing ANTAR’s Cultural Heritage Explainer with your friends and via your social networks. Signing this Pledge to demand better Cultural Heritage protection and help stop the destruction of our invaluable First Nations cultural heritage is another way to show your support.
Consider writing to your local MP highlighting the importance of protecting First Nations cultural heritage. Find your Federal Member’s contact details here. ANTAR’s Campaigning for Justice guidance provides tips on how to craft an effective letter.
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