Country, Culture, People, Future

July 2019

6th Annual Yule River Bush Meeting is this week

Posted: July 22nd, 2019

This week will be the 6th Annual On-Country Bush Meeting at Yule River, where we will see hundreds of Traditional Owners come together to make important cultural decisions for their communities.

The Pilbara Aboriginal Voice (Kakurra Muri) (PAV) members will be facilitating the meeting, and updating members in what has been achieved in the last 12 months.

It has been heartening to see the recognition and endorsement of the Kakurrka Muri (Karriyarra language for Yule River) at both State and Federal levels, and YMAC is very proud to play a role supporting this important event take place each year.

Yule River has become an important platform for ensuring Traditional Owners remain at the centre of decision-making and we again look forward to involvement from Traditional Owners, politicians and stakeholder in 2019.

YMAC celebrates culture and Country during NAIDOC Week

Posted: July 5th, 2019

From 7 to 14 July during NAIDOC Week, YMAC celebrates culture and Country in the spirit of “Working together for a shared future”. Our staff and members will be participating in several events across the regions and we hope to see many of our members out and about celebrating NAIDOC Week.

On Sunday 7 July at RSL Birwood House in Geraldton, we are honoured to be invited to present a wreath at the NAIDOC dawn service to mark the week’s commencement.  Our staff will also proudly participate in Monday’s NAIDOC March and Mayors morning tea, followed by Streeties Big Breakfast on the morning of 10 July.

Another special moment to experience will be the opening ceremony of Carnarvon’s Cultural Centre on 8 July. Our Deputy Co-Chairperson – Yamatji Region Deborah Oakley will be representing the organisation, along with YMAC staff.  It will be a great moment to be there when the centre open its doors to share the stories of Traditional Owners with current and future generations.


YMAC News Issue 38

Posted: July 1st, 2019

The latest issue of YMAC News is available online, to download your copy click here



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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