Wunambal Gaambera People

UUNGUU

We, the Wunambal Gaambera people are saltwater and freshwater people. Our ancestors have lived and travelled this Country for thousands and thousands of years. We continue the tradition of our old people, living and looking after our Country.

In 2011, Australian law recognised the unbroken Wanjina Wunggurr connection to our Country and Lalai. Our Elders named us, in the native title determination, Wanjina Wunggurr (Uunguu), common law native title-holders. We call ourselves Wunambal Gaambera people. 

Wunambal and Gaambera (Uunguu) people, Wororra (Dambimangari) people and Ngarinyin (Willinggin) people share common Wanjina Wunggurr ancestors. Together we make up the Wanjina Wunggurr Community, with each group managing its own Country.

Wunambal Gaambera Country, in the far north Kimberley, is the only place in the world where we can make our life. We need to make sure our Country stays healthy for us to build businesses and livelihoods for our families and future generations. We need to teach our law and culture to our young people on Country. If our Country is healthy, we are healthy.

Responsibility to look after our Country and culture has been passed to us. 

Our Uunguu Ranger program is caring for Country through right-way fire, feral animal and weed control, visitor management, land and sea animal monitoring and looking after cultural sites.

We are working to make sure our languages and cultural knowledge are kept alive and our people are living back on Country with good jobs.

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