Posted: August 30th, 2021
Aboriginal people from across the Pilbara have voted unanimously to reject the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill, at the 7th Annual Yule River Bush Meeting on 25 and 26 August.
The focus of the 2021 meeting was discussion on Aboriginal cultural heritage and the Bill that state Government intends to push through Parliament before the end of this year.
Meeting attendees also shared their disappointment that the State did not send any ministerial representation to have direct conversations about their concerns. The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs was invited to attend but declined, stating he had diary conflict.
The community resolved to march to demonstrate their unhappiness in Perth on Saturday 23 October, and in their own towns, beginning with one in Hedland on Friday 27 August.
For more information on the Yule River meeting, see YMAC’s media release here.