All four Indigenous clan groups in the Borroloola community took part in an anti-fracking rally on Sunday.
Gas extraction via hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the Beetaloo Basin has triggered environmental debate across the NT, including Katherine.
"The rally is demanding Empire, Imperial, Amour and Origin energy immediately listen to the Borroloola community and stop fracking," community spokesperson Gadrian Hoosan said.
"The Morrison government's so-called 'gas recovery' is a myth, led by and designed for fossil fuel lobbyists with vested interests and deep pockets."
Plans to frack in the Beetaloo Basin have caused concern among many NT residents, with fears it could jeopardise groundwater and Australia's efforts to meet the Paris emissions reduction target.
The potential environmental consequences of fracking were the inspiration behind the demonstration.
"These gas projects are washed up, recycled ideas that have already been rejected after failing their own viability studies," Mr Hoosan said.
"They don't make economic sense without being propped up with huge amounts of public money and would be a catastrophe for our climate."
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