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In this episode of Lay Down The Law, host Jo Stanley speaks with two Adnyamathanha women, Regina McKenzie and Heather Stuart.

Regina and Heather fought for five years to save their sacred site in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia, preventing it from being turned into a nuclear waste dump. With the help of political advocacy and international support, they were able to protect this culturally significant area.

Also joining the conversation is social justice special counsel, Nicki Lees, who provides insight into the legal aspects of protecting Aboriginal heritage and where the law falls short.

This episode also highlights the importance of cultural learning in one's early years, particularly from the eldest members who share stories that explain the land and landmarks. Regina and Heather discuss how the best time for learning is at night under the stars, where the storylines were shared to ensure people could navigate and find their way home. These stories are not limited to one area but run across the land and into other regions.

Through the voices of these inspiring women, listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of cultural heritage preservation and the ongoing battles faced by Indigenous communities.

Listen to the conversation below, on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, or wherever you like to listen. 

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