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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Representatives from Prescribed Bodies Corporate and Traditional Owners from YMAC’s representative region are invited to attend meetings to discuss the draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill.
YMAC believes there is great risk that should the draft bill circulated in 2020 be adopted, Aboriginal people will continue to take the backseat in critical decisions about important cultural sites. Consultation on the draft bill has been poor and YMAC is concerned Traditional Owners have limited or no understanding of the draft laws.
Additional meetings are being facilitated by YMAC on the following dates.
To assist catering please RSVP to email@example.com or call YMAC on 1800 270 709 to find out more.
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.
YMAC has been advocating for over a decade for legislative reform that will result in:
To find out more about the draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill visit our Law Reform page.
The 7th Annual On-Country Bush Meeting at Yule River will be held on 14 and 15 July 2021.
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:
YMAC is pleased to share its new 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, which will guide the activities of the organisation across its regions over the next four years.
To learn more about the plan click here.