As the native title representative body for the Yamatji and Pilbara regions of WA, YMAC is a not-for-profit Aboriginal corporation. We are run by an Aboriginal Board of Directors, with Regional Committees chosen by our members. Membership is open to all adult Yamatji and Marlpa people. Learn More
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Yamatji On Country 13 – 14 October
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YMAC News Issue 43 available now
Walk for Cultural Heritage
Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation is proud to be involved in the ‘Walk for Cultural Heritage”, taking place in Perth – on Whadjuk Noongar Country – gathering from 9am on Saturday 23 October.
In partnership with South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council, Native Title Services Goldfields and National Native Title Council, this show of solidarity is being held so that people from across the State can demonstrate support for the highest possible protections of Australia’s unique and globally recognised cultural heritage.
Aboriginal people believe the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2021 set to be pushed through Parliament later this year will not stop the destruction of cultural heritage sites and should not be introduced to Parliament in its current form. We must respect the authority of Aboriginal people and their strong cultural responsibility to protect and care for Country and significant sites for current and future generations.
They must have the final say on what happens to their cultural heritage.
The time is now to send a clear message to government that we must take the time to get things right and introduce new laws that benefit ALL Australians.
To register for the Walk and for more information regarding the Bill and learn more about our concerns, please visit ProtectAboriginalHeritageWA.org.au
Let’s CELEBRATE our Culture – not destroy it.
For Traditional Owners, Aboriginal cultural heritage is at the heart of caring for Country. It is unique to each group and its significance is recognised globally.
In 2021 the WA State Government will introduce the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill to parliament. In its current form the Bill will Not prevent the destruction of cultural heritage that drew the global community’s attention in 2020.
YMAC has been advocating for over a decade for legislative reform.
In partnership with fellow members from the WA Alliance of Native Title Representative Bodies and Service Providers and the National native Title Council we have launched ProtectAboriginalHeritageWA.org.au
Visit the hub to learn more and help prevent another irreplaceable piece of Australia’s cultural heritage being harmed or destroyed.
To find out more about the proposed Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill visit our Law Reform page.
The First Annual Yamatji On-Country will take place on 13 and 14 October, in Carnarvon.
The meeting will be held at the Gwoonwardu Mia – Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre.
Lunch will be provided both days, to RSVP Phone 08 9965 6222 or Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice for visitors to YMAC offices
YMAC’s Perth, Geraldton, and Hedland offices are all open to visitors.
General COVID-19 information
If you have the following symptoms: fever (over 37.5ºC), cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, acute loss of smell or taste, please get tested and follow medical advice.
Government agencies: health information links
As the COVID-19 situation is continually evolving, the following links are useful resources to provide you with the latest information and advice to keep yourself safe: