Mining magnate Andrew Forrest has been accused of being "paternalistic" in his attempts to strike a native title deal with a group of traditional owners. The dispute involves a $5 billion iron-ore investment by Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) in the Pilbara, in Western Australia. With a Federal Court judgment on legal action by 700 traditional owners over the claim looming, Forrest has attempted to strike a deal with a breakaway group of 200 Yindjibarndi people. At a public meeting with the breakaway group in March, Forrest's lawyers had a fight over a microphone with one of the senior traditional owners who questioned whether the meeting was legal. A video has been uploaded by the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation expressing their concern over the meeting:

FMG's Great Native Title Swindle from Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corp. on Vimeo.