Posted: May 30th, 2023
July 12, 2023 – July 13, 2023
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.
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.