Country, Culture, People, Future


Apply now for Aurora Program internships

Posted: March 4th, 2015

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The Aurora Project’s internship program places students in law, anthropology and other social sciences in internships within Native Title Representative Bodies like YMAC, as well as Prescribed Bodies Corporate and other Aboriginal organisations. Operating since 2004, the program has been very successful in introducing students to native title work, often leading to full time employment.

More information on the internship program for law, anthropology and social science students can be found at the Aurora Project’s website.

Applications for winter internships are now open until 27 March.

Finland university students learn about WA Native Title

Posted: October 21st, 2010

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Sanna Nalder, our Geraldton-based Anthropologist, was recently invited to give two lectures at the Giellagas Institute at University of Oulu, Finland. Sanna spoke about WA Native Title and Aboriginal Heritage with Giellagas Institute researchers, staff and students of  Sami culture and language, anthropology, history and teaching.

Despite the cultural, geographical and historical differences,  Sanna says there there are similar concerns, sense of importance and responsibility shared by Finland’s Indigenous people, the Sami, when it comes to rights to land and cultural heritage protection.

The audience was interested in Australian Aboriginal culture in general as well as the research practices in Native Title and the high standard of proof required to prove that Native Title exists. As there is increasing mining interest in Finnish Lapland, the heritage protection practices used in Western Australia were also discussed.

Sanna will keep in touch with the staff at the institute and continue the discussion and exchange of ideas.
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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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