Taylor – NSW
Taylor is a 21-year-old Gundungurra woman from Warragamba. Her people are the Bidjiwong (Water Dragon) people of Burragorang Valley. Taylor is an activist and conservationist, working to protect her Country in the Burragorang Valley.
Working as a consultant on issues regarding Indigenous culture, conservation, sustainability, land use and development with local councils and governments, Taylor champions the ‘Give a Dam’ campaign to stop the raising of Warragamba Dam wall.
Taylor is a story-teller and travels across Australia sharing the history of her people. Her hope for the future is to foster a more connected relationship with Indigenous environment groups internationally as so many are facing the same issues.
“We do not own the land; the land owns us. We come from Mother Earth. Yadungee, garra-bee-anga-yinga-go.”