Yamatji On-Country is coming to Carnarvon – 8 May

Posted: April 19th, 2021

YMAC’s Yamatji Regional Committee are very excited to announce the inaugural Yamatji On-Country will be held in Carnarvon on Saturday, 8 May.

While the 2019 and 2020 Yamatji On Country events unfortunately had to be cancelled due to Sorry Business and the COVID-19 pandemic respectively, this year’s event is scheduled to be held on Carnarvon’s Town Beach Foreshore.

We are encouraging participation from all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the Mid West, Murchison, and Gascoyne to come together as a collective to tackle issues affecting your community.

The event will be held on one day. The morning agenda is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander attendees only. Discussion will focus on two key issues: Draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill, and language preservation. Following this, invited stakeholders from local, State and Federal Government will be invited to join in and hear presentations on decisions made. In the afternoon, community members will carry on discussions about community issues and local solutions

For more information please contact Carrum Mourambine or Ken Capewell on (08) 9965 6222 or email cmourambine@ymac.org.au or  kcapewell@ymac.org.au