Country, Culture, People, Future

Yule River

18 April: Pre-event community planning workshop

for 2023 Yule River On-Country Bush Meeting


The Pilbara Regional Committee has discussed the focus of Yule River for 2023 and will host a pre-event planning workshop on Tuesday, 18 April.

Elders and Emerging Leaders from across the Pilbara community are invited to attend the one-day meeting to discuss issues and share ideas for the preparation of a community-driven, DRAFT Call to Action Statement / Community Plan. The pre-event workshop will be held from 9am-4pm at Wanangkura Stadium (Jimblebar Room), Hamilton Road, South Hedland.

The aim is to present the resulting statement / plan for further discussion with the broader community on Day 1 of the Yule River Annual On-Country Bush Meeting on 12 July (see more details on the Yule River meeting below).

Main objectives of the 18 April workshop are to:

Please note:

We are sending this invitation as broadly as possible within our networks, to PBCs and Trusts, First Nations communities, and other First Nations organisations in the Pilbara region. You are welcome to share this information with your networks to encourage attendance.  Download the flyer to share


Contact our Pilbara Office on 0473 486 421 or email Claudine Aranui via by 10 April.



About the Annual On-Country Bush Meeting at Yule River 

The Annual On-Country Bush Meeting at Yule River is an initiative of YMAC’s Pilbara Regional Committee to support vital discussions between First Nations peoples from across the Pilbara with government representatives. It did not take place in 2022 due to COVID.

At the committee’s instruction, YMAC acts as the event organiser for the workshop and meeting, providing project management and administrative support, such as hiring equipment, setting up facilities, designing and printing posters, sending invitations, and organising catering.

Day One, Wednesday, 12 July 2023 – is for First Nations community members only. A draft Call to Action from the pre-event workshop on 18 April will be prepared by nominated Elders and Emerging Leaders for presentation to First Nations community members present. This will include further discussion and finalisation before the Call to Action is delivered for discussion with invited government representatives on Day Two.

Day Two, Thursday, 13 July 2023 – welcomes government representatives, as well as other decision-makers from across government agencies/departments to hear the position statements raised by the Elders and Emerging Leaders. We anticipate the government representatives will collectively discuss and identify solutions to create change with attendees.

To learn more about previous Annual On-Country Bush Meetings at Yule River, please visit our Media & Publications page and look at Media Releases and Galleries.

2017 On Country Yule River Bush Meeting featuring PAV Co Chairs Linda Dridi and Danny Brown with the Uluru Statement

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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