Country, Culture, People, Future

Kariyarra People and State of Western Australia Indigenous Land Use Agreement

The Kariyarra People celebrated the signing of the Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the State of Western Australia on 29 September 2017 in Port Hedland. This was a landmark occasion. Since 2011, the Kariyarra People have been engaged in negotiations with the State of Western Australia regarding compensation for the expansion of the Port Hedland Port and a residential area in South Hedland; acts which occurred within the Kariyarra native title claim.

170929 Kariyarra ILUA Signing photo

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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