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
September 12th, 2023
Geraldton Walk for Yes on 17 September
September 7th, 2023
Carbon Farming Outreach Program
August 30th, 2023
Perth Walk for Yes on 17 September
August 30th, 2023
DLGSC release Local Government election toolkit and videos in language
Yamatji On-Country – Geraldton (20-21 September 2023). Find out more here.
Yule River On-Country Bush Meeting (12-13 July 2023). The 2023 meeting at Yule River saw over 500 people attend to discuss local empowerment and call on the government to Close the Gap for Aboriginal people in the Pilbara. Find out more here.
Native Title Forums
The forums were an opportunity to come together and discuss native title process, ask questions, raise issues, and learn more about YMAC’s current work.
In preparing for the forums YMAC developed and updated several fact and information sheets, that are now available here.
If you would like to learn more about the forums, call 1800 270 709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
YMAC Referendum Roadshows
In response to calls from communities in YMAC’s representative areas for more information about the 2023 referendum, we are hosting two regional roadshows: Yamatji region (22-24 August) and Pilbara region (4-14 September). Details, including dates, times and locations, are available here.
All of the information sessions are open to everyone, so come along to learn more about this significant moment in Australia’s history.
Indigenous Voice to Parliament – Referendum Date Confirmed
On Saturday, 14 October 2023, 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.
YMAC officially endorses “YES” vote
YMAC has officially endorsed the “YES” vote in relation to the referendum question on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.
It follows YMAC’s Board and Yamatji and Pilbara Regional Committee members meeting with Thomas Mayo, from the Federal Government’s Referendum Working Group and Referendum Engagement Groups, to discuss details of the referendum. Read more in the media release. Watch the Thomas Mayo video.
Voice to Parliament information in languages
The Aboriginal Family Legal Services (AFLS) have created recordings containing information about the Voice to Parliament in Nyangumarta, Martu, Ngaanatjarra, Pitjantjartjara and Kriol.
To listen to the recordings, visit YMAC’s information page on the Voice to Parliament.