Dambimanagri rangers Amon Jungine and Mitchell Castellarin attended the annual Indigenous Saltwater Advisory Group (ISWAG) forum 1-3 December 2020 in Broome at Nyamba Buru Yawuru.
ISWAG is an Indigenous-led and facilitated saltwater forum for the Kimberley.
It includes members from nine saltwater Indigenous groups; Balanggarra, Wunambal Gaambera, Dambimangari, Mayala, Bardi Jawi, Nyul Nyul, Yawuru, Karajarri and Nyangumarta, which represents traditional owner groups across 90% of the Kimberley coastline.
ISWAG was created to provide a regional and coordinated approach to species conservation in WA.
It is vitally important for indigenous people from across the Kimberley to come together and share knowledge about how to look after sea country.
Amon Jungine is an invaluable member of our team and as a Dambimangari ranger and an adviser to the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions DBCA recognising the team’s true value.