Geraldton, Friday 7 February 2020, was a unique day for Australian native title history. The Federal Court of Australia formally recognised native title rights for the people that form the Yamatji Nation Claim from Western Australia’s Mid West region. Attendees also witnessed the signing of a landmark Indigneous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) with the State Government of Western Australia.
Held at Edith Cowan Square, the hearing was attended by the Federal Court, representatives of the State and Federal Governments, other parties and most importantly, the Traditional Owners.
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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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