Country, Culture, People, Future

August 2023

Perth Walk for Yes on 17 September

Posted: August 30th, 2023

In October, Australians will head to the polls with a chance to make history.

We will be given the chance to listen to First Nations people, recognise their history and culture, and protect their voices in the Australian constitution.

YMAC is proud to be supporting a Yes vote at the upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum, having previously committed to supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

As the referendum date gets closer and momentum builds, supporters from all over Australia are joining together to Walk for Yes on Sunday 17 September, and we would love to see people attend the Perth event.

Everyone is welcome to join us at the Nicky Winmar statue at Optus Stadium in Burswood from 10am to make our voices heard and support a Yes vote. This is our chance to be a part of something big.

For more details you can check out the event page here Perth Walk for Yes – Yes23.

DLGSC release Local Government election toolkit and videos in language

Posted: August 30th, 2023

The State Government has reformed how Local Government elections are held, introducing optional preferential voting and a public election of the mayor or council president in larger councils.

To help keep the community informed of these changes the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) have developed a toolkit to help people understand the changes, as well as creating a series of videos in language, including Nyangumarta, Martu and Kriol.

To access the toolkit and videos, you can visit the DLGSC site by clicking here.

ORIC offering free two-day workshops in September 2023

Posted: August 24th, 2023

The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) are running a free two-day workshop on 12 and 13 of September 2023 to help train members and directors of corporations.

The workshop will cover topics such as

  • You and your corporation
  • Corporate structure
  • Roles and responsibilities of directors, members and staff
  • The rule book
  • Financial management

Applications are welcome from all directors, future directors and members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations registered under the CATSI Act. Applications from corporation employees are also accepted along with a letter from the CEO and a director of the corporation.

After attending both days you will receive a certificate of attendance.

The workshop is limited to 25 participants, so ORIC are encouraging people to register as soon as possible. To register for the workshops, click here: Two-day governance workshop – Perth, WA | Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (

Aboriginal Ranger Program funding applications open

Posted: August 15th, 2023

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservations and Attractions have opened Round 7 of the Aboriginal Ranger Program.

In this round, $13 million is available for new and emerging ranger programs.

DBCA are accepting applications for the next eight weeks, with the closing date being Monday 9 October 2023.

There are two categories open to application, with smaller grants for planning and larger grants for operations.

To apply, visit Home Page – WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (, and for any queries email

Rainbow Knowledge recruiting for co-design workshops

Posted: August 14th, 2023

Rainbow Knowledge is working to help train health providers to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and asexual (LGBTQA+) young people.

The project aims to help staff working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth aged from 14 to 25 who identify as LGBTQA+.

Working with the Telethon Kids Institute, they have developed two reports into the needs of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ people when engaging with healthcare providers.

As part of the second phase of their project, they are recruiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young people to take part in co-design workshops to develop an inclusivity training package for Aboriginal Community controlled organisations.

To register your interest in helping to develop this package, click here. To find out more about Rainbow Knowledge, visit their website 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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