In 2015, BHP Billiton signed a new native title agreement with the Banjima People in Western Australia.
The BHP Billiton Banjima Comprehensive Agreement covers an area of 8263 square kilometres and includes a number of the Company’s Pilbara-based iron ore operations and most of the Banjima Native Title determination area.
The agreement has a life of more than 100 years and it provides long term-certainty for both BHP Billiton and the Banjima People. This is based on the current and potential future developments with regards to how BHP Billiton will respect and treat the Banjima People’s land.
“The Banjima People are privileged to be at the forefront of a future that can truly be fabulous in all areas of our lives. Change is the name of the game if we the Banjima People are to build prosperity through self-determination. This will enable sustainability of our law and culture for future generations to come.” – Slim Parker, Banjima Native Title Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC Chairperson
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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