Country, Culture, People, Future


Watch ‘The Long Walk’

Posted: February 1st, 2010

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On 11 June 2009, the Nyangumarta People of Western Australia gained legal recognition of their country and culture. Watch the DVD here:

The Long Walk


Our Chairperson wins ‘Elder of the Year’ Award

Posted: July 14th, 2009

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Mrs Doris Eaton, Aboriginal Elder and YMAC’s Co-Chairperson  was announced Female Elder of the Year at Friday night’s NAIDOC Awards in Brisbane.

Mrs Eaton was recognised for her cultural leadership and work with Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara.  On receiving the award, she sais her driving force is to make sure younger generations learn strong culture from their Elders.

“Preserving culture is important to make sure the next generation has a sense of identity. Elders need to teach the youth their language, dreaming stories and cultural practices. First learn your own culture and then you can be strong enough to move between the two worlds, to marry Aboriginal and mainstream cultures together.

I’m honoured to receive the award, it’s a good feeling. We need to keep learning and sharing and encouraging each other to move forward.”

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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