Country, Culture, People, Future

November 2021

Pilbara Annual Regional Meeting 2021

Posted: November 18th, 2021

The 2021 Pilbara Annual Regional Meeting (PARM) is on Friday November 19, 2021. It will be located at the Walkabout Hotel – 944 Great Northern Highway, Port Hedland.

Attendees are requested to arrive at 9am for a start of 9:30am SHARP. The meeting is due to finish around 2pm.

Pilbara members please contact the YMAC Hedland office to confirm your attendance – (08) 9160 3800.

Lunch will be catered.

YMAC is not funded to pay travel allowance for the attendance of members at this meeting.

Port Hedland office being relocated

Posted: November 18th, 2021

The Port Hedland office will be moving location on Tuesday 23 November and reopening on Friday 26 November. Note – Port Hedland staff will divert their phones to the Perth office as they oversee relocation, unpacking,  IT and equipment set-up, etc on 24 and 25 November. The mailing address will remain the same but the new office location is:

Port Hedland Office

8 Manganese Street

Wedgefield WA  6721

Boost for bushfood and Aboriginal businesses

Posted: November 3rd, 2021

A new opportunity has emerged for Western Australian Aboriginal businesses looking to break into the bushfoods industry.

Developed by the State Government in partnership with Outback Academy Australia, two guides have been developed highlighting the risks and opportunities for Aboriginal businesses, as well as promoting best practices for industry in the bushfoods sector.

The industry is highly lucrative, with the Australian bushfoods industry being valued at $21.5 million at the farm gate in 2019, but with Aboriginal businesses only accounting for 15 per cent of the industry.

The guides are available at

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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