Country, Culture, People, Future

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Check out issue 14 of YMAC News

Posted: June 24th, 2011

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The latest issue of YMAC News is out today, filled with information about the great work being done by traditional owners and YMAC staff. Issue14 of our newsletter focuses on the land access deals struck between four native title groups and Rio Tinto Iron Ore, with sections on each group and what the agreements will mean for them.

There are stories about  our co-chair of the Board talking about carbon farming in Canberra, the realease of YMAC’s community guide, the substantial role played by YMAC at the annual National Native Title Conference, as well as profiles of some of our board members.

We hope you enjoy the 14th issue of YMAC News.
Click the link below for an electronic version or email to request hard copies for yourself, your family, your business or workplace.

YMAC News issue 14

New publication for Traditional Owners

Posted: May 27th, 2011

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YMAC Community Guide

YMAC has just released a guide for the community on native title and YMAC services. 

YMAC’s new Community Guide is the most comprehensive guide to understanding native title and our services that YMAC has ever produced.
Native Title is a very complex area of law and it can be difficult to understand how the Native Title Act, case law, government policy and heritage laws fit together.

YMAC’s new Community Guide brings together what claimants need to know about native title along with a guide to the non-native title services offered by YMAC in a way that is clear and easy to understand.
The YMAC Community Guide will be sent out to all YMAC members and claimants this month. Members and claimants should make sure that YMAC has their current address to ensure that they receive their copy. Anyone may request a copy by contacting one of our offices.
 An electronic version is also available from The electronic version contains sections that can be downloaded individually, on Who we Are, About Native Title, Research, Heritage and Community, Future Acts and Agreements, Travel Allowance, and More Information, Membership and Key Terms.
YMAC CEO Simon Hawkins said, “This publication was requested by our Board Of Directors, who feel it is important that the community have a single document that explains native title and YMAC services. The publication also answers the most frequently asked questions from our clients about native title.
“The more native title claimants understand the complex process of native title, the better they will be able to make the right decisions for their families and communities. This can also be a tool for teaching younger generations about native title and the opportunities available through their land council.”

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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