Multinational miner Rio Tinto is facing a fresh and highly-charged disagreement with the Aboriginal traditional owners of the Juukan Gorge heritage site, which the company blew up last year.
- Jukkan Gorge traditional owners have written a scathing letter to Rio Tinto criticising executive movements
- The Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura peoples say the miner’s attempts to repair relationships “ring hollow”
- A Rio Tinto spokesman said the company was “committed to rebuilding the relationship” with the PKKP
The blast destroyed 46,000-year-old rock shelters in the Pilbara, obliterating sites of great cultural and archaeological significance, and caused serious damage to the company’s reputation.
The detonations cost the jobs of Rio…