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
YMAC accepts the invitation contained in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and will continue to walk together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a movement of the Australian people for a better future. Learn more
March 17th, 2023
Reach a peak at First Nations women’s summit
March 14th, 2023
Share in $10 million of regional grant funding
March 8th, 2023
$7 million in grants for community environmental projects
February 27th, 2023
NNTC online seminar on the Voice to Parliament – register now!
Pre-event workshop for Yule River
First Nations Elders and emerging leaders are invited to a pre-event workshop for the Yule River On-Country Bush Meeting from 9am-4pm, Tuesday, 18 April, at Wanangkura Stadium’s Jimblebar Function Room in South Hedland.
The one-day facilitated session is designed to undertake initial identification of community issues and possible solutions. Download the flyer for details and call our Hedland office on 0473 486 421 to register your interest.
Indigenous Voice to Parliament
Later this year, people enrolled to vote will be asked: “A proposed law to alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. Do you approve of this proposed alteration?” Read more about the Voice and how it came from the Uluru Statement from the Heart
Important information about a cyberattack at YMAC
If you are concerned you may have been impacted or have a query if you have received a letter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 270 709. YMAC staff are also available to help with queries. You can find more details – including information about IDCARE support – on our dedicated webpage
Geraldton office closed for 10 days
Please be advised YMAC’s Geraldton office is closed for 10 days, from 27 March to 4 April inclusive, to allow for repairs on the building’s roof structure. Staff will still be available and contactable via mobile phone and email. The office will open its doors again on 5 April. The Perth office has recently re-opened to staff and visitors, following extensive renovations.
You can find all our office contact details here – the main Perth number can be used to get in touch with the Geraldton office.
The latest edition of YMAC News is now available.
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Save the dates!
Native title forums: Carnarvon (27 June), Hedland (29 June) – free to attend and open to Traditional Owners and PBC staff from both regions. Register your interest via email@example.com
Yule River On-Country Bush Meeting (12-23 July) – further event details will be posted here when finalised.
Country is our mother, the provider and keeper of cultural belongings. Country and Culture go together. You can’t have one without the other.
Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians throughout Western Australia, and on whose Country we work. We acknowledge and respect their deep connection to their lands and waterways.
We honour and pay respect to Elders, and to their ancestors who survived and cared for Country.
Our offices are located on Whadjuk Country, Southern Yamatji Country, Yinggarda Country, Kariyarra Country, and Yawuru Country. We recognise the continuing culture, traditions, stories and living cultures on these lands and commit to building a brighter future together.
Disclaimer: Caution: Please be advised that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased people.
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