Country, Culture, People, Future

September 2023

National Native Title Council to host PBC Director Training

Posted: September 27th, 2023

The National Native Title Council is hosting PBC Director Training in Perth from Monday 16 October to Thursday 19 October, to help increase the capability and skills of PBC Directors and provide an opportunity to network with peers in a safe environment.

The four day training program is designed to give PBC Directors a greater understanding of how to better leverage Native Title rights.

The workshop will cover topics such as governance, director duties, the United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), planning, and finance.

The NNTC will cover the cost of the workshop and provide catering during workshop hours only (including lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea). Participants are required to cover the costs of their travel, accommodation and all other meals outside of workshop hours.

To find out more about the workshop or to complete an application form, click here or email Debby Lovett, NNTC National Training Manager at

Geraldton Walk for Yes on 17 September

Posted: September 12th, 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 Geraldton event.

Everyone is welcome to join us at Stow Gardens on the foreshore in Geraldton from 9:30am 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 by clicking here.

Carbon Farming Outreach Program

Posted: September 7th, 2023

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The University of Melbourne, with support from project partners Carbon Industry Network ICIN and IPS management consultants are designing a new ‘Train the Trainer’ Carbon Farming Outreach program funded by the Australian Government. This involves creating information and training resources to ensure information about carbon farming is accessible and easy to understand.

The program will then be used to support Carbon Outreach by trainers supported by the Australian Government in the second phase of the project.

ICIN and IPS are working together to maximise and increase First Nations participation in carbon markets through the Carbon Outreach Program by ensuring the design of these materials are useful to First Nations people.

To do this the team are running consultation workshops with First Nations people and representatives from First Nations organisations, facilitated by Noongar Wardandi woman Katie Clarke. They would like to hear from as many First Nations people as possible, whether or not you already work on a carbon project.

In the workshops they will be asking:
• What have you learned from your experience about delivering information about carbon markets? What works and what doesn’t work?
• What existing resources do you find useful, what resources are missing?
• What learning and teaching methods do you consider to be best practice?
• How can we make this carbon outreach program more accessible?

Face-to-face workshops
The IPS team will be visiting four locations to facilitate focus groups and interviews with support from ICIN.

Register for one of the workshops via the links below.
If you are unavailable on those dates but would still like to participate, reach out to Nina Smith on


Region Date/time
Geraldton September 13, 10am-2pm, register  
Cairns September 19, 10am-2pm, register

Online workshop

Online  September 14, 10.30am-12.30pm, register


For more information, read the ICIN’s Indigenous Carbon Projects Guide, this resource will be reviewed as part of the project.

About the project

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) has contracted the University of Melbourne to develop a Carbon Farming Outreach Program.
ICIN and IPS have been engaged through University of Melbourne to assist with embedding First Nations voices and perspectives into this project.

During the initial consultation, the project is seeking First Nations expertise and experience to guide the development of content that is culturally appropriate and accessible for First Nations carbon farming enterprises, and that embeds First Nations perspectives to guide everyone who participates in the program in Caring for Country principles.

Learn more about IPS and find out more about ICIN.

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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