Uranium information for Traditional Owners

Posted: February 19th, 2011

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YMAC has produced a publication called “Uranium and Native Title”, which will be sent to all YMAC members this month.

The Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is aware that uranium mining is an issue that many of our members feel strongly about.

YMAC is not for or against uranium mining. Our role is to make sure Traditional Owners are professionally represented, that their native title rights are protected, and that they have the right information for decision making.
Uranium is a controversial issue and we’ve had a lot of questions from our members about what uranium mining might mean for their country and community. There are no uranium mines planned for the Murchison and Gascoyne regions right now, but exploration is occurring.

The “Uranium and Native Title” booklet and DVD gives some basic information about uranium, and lets you know where to go to learn more.

The DVD includes information from YMAC’s visit to the Northern Territory to meet with Traditional Owners who have had uranium mining on their country. It also features footage from YMAC’s Uranium Workshops in 2009 with Traditional Owners in Geraldton, Karratha and Carnarvon, where a Federal Government scientist talked about uranium and types of mining.

Click here to download “Uranium and Native Title” or visit YMAC’s website http://www.ymac.org.au/. You can contact YMAC at (08) 9268 7000 to request a copy complete with DVD.

If you are already a YMAC member you will receive your copy in the mail.

Not a member? Click here to download a membership form. All Yamatji and Marlpa adults are eligible for YMAC membership.