Yamatji On Country 13 – 14 October

Posted: October 5th, 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people from across the Mid West, Murchison and Gascoyne will have the opportunity to have their say about common issues affecting them and their communities when the inaugural Yamatji On Country takes place in Carnarvon on 13 and 14 October.

The two-day meeting will see discussions around the coming Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2021, and language preservation, with community members and invited guests joining the discussion.

This is a critical time for Aboriginal people to be discussing the unifying issue of heritage protection – to ensure protections of sacred sites in coming legislation, and for Aboriginal people to have their voices heard.

Yamatji On Country will be held in Carnarvon at Gwoonwardu Mia – Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre, 146 Robinson Street Carnarvon.  To find out more call our Geraldton office on 9965 6222 or visit ymac.org.au

To find out more about Aboriginal peoples’ concerns about the bill, visit www.protectaboriginalheritagewa.org.au