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
May 29th, 2023
Call to stop inflation impacting Indigenous ranger work
May 25th, 2023
Affirmation for reconciliation at virtual breakfast
May 2nd, 2023
WA Biodiscovery Bill information sessions
May 1st, 2023
Up to $60,000 grants available for Aboriginal arts
Native Title Forums
YMAC is hosting native title forums in Carnarvon on 27 June and Port Hedland on 29 June.
Free to attend, they are open to Traditional Owners and PBC staff from both regions and will focus on grassroots native title issues, along with your rights and responsibilities.
Read more and register via the links provided. For queries, call 1800 270 709 or email email@example.com.
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
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.
Free cyber-safety clinics
In partnership with IDCARE, YMAC will be hosting three Cyber Resilience Outreach Clinics (CROCs) in July. Learn about staying safe from scams, cybercrime and identity theft.
Save the dates!
Yule River On-Country Bush Meeting (12-13 July) – further event details will be posted here when finalised.
Yamatji On-Country – Geraldton – this year’s event be held on 20-21 September. Currently in the planning stages, more information will be posted closer to the time.
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.
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