On Tuesday 4 December 2018, the Malgana people were formally recognised by the Federal Court of Australia as native title holders after a 20-year long legal process. It was a great day for the Malgana people, and the location of the on-Country Court hearing at George Wear Park, Denham Foreshore, WA provided the perfect backdrop as the determination was handed down by Justice Murphy. There was a lot of emotion during the proceedings which marks the beginning of a new phase for the Malgana people as native title holders.
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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