Gomeroi communities from far and wide came together on Sunday to peacefully protest Coal Seam Gas and Coal projects.
They were joined by Greens MP and water spokeswoman Cate Faehrmann at Bohena Creek in the Pilliga forest, who was 'honoured' to be invited.
Gomeroi man Nathan Leslie said they has all put aside other issues to gather together in this one fight to say, "not the right place, not the right time."
"We are coming together, sharing time together, to speak, yarn, all these sort of things - but more importantly coming together for this one fight.
"We have this myriad of other problems and social issues, around our communities, and we face them on the daily grind.
"But it's great to see this one fight has closed a whole lot of bridges.
"Everyone has just put their differences aside and have come together to fight to save the Pilliga for future generations."
By gathering, sharing space, strategising, and seeing how we can plan for a better future in active, peaceful resistance ... we can say this is not right.Nathan Leslie
The Gomeroi nation covers a lot of distance, from the Pilliga out west to Walgett, the Namoi and Barwon, and as far east as Tamworth and Gunnedah on the Liverpool Plains.
"We've also come out here to talk about that and how to support the Liverpool Plains people, and other Gomeroi people, my people, in that fight not only against coal seam gas up here, but the coal mining there.
"By us coming together to talk about these issues, confronting them as community, as a collective, we come up with these answers.
"By gathering, sharing space, strategising, and seeing how we can plan for a better future in active, peaceful resistance ... we can say this is not right.
There are so many other ways to make money on this continent ... but it's nothing new from this government.Nathan Leslie
"There are so many other ways to make money on this continent ... but it's nothing new from this government."
Ms Faehrmann said the government has dedicated parts of Pilliga forest to releasing the Bilby and other animals as part of a project to help bring some of the most threatened species back from the brink of extinction.
"Santos' 850 coal seam gas well project, which the government has approved to send to the Planning Assessment Commission, puts this important threatened species recovery work at risk," she said.
"The Pilliga Forest is vital habitat in an area of the state that has been heavily cleared and is home to threatened species like the Pilliga Mouse and the Powerful Owl. Every bit is precious and must be protected."
The Santos coal seam project would build 850 coal seam gas wells, many of them in the Pilliga state forest, endorsed as 'approvable' by the NSW Department of Planning earlier this month.
Shenhua Energy plans to extract about 10 million tonnes of coal from an open-cut mine near Gunnedah.