Country, Culture, People, Future

Yamatji on Country

***NEW DATES***

The 2022 Yamatji On-Country meeting will take place on Wednesday 12 October and Thursday 13 October 2022 at the Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation in Geraldton.

Day 1 Meeting commences 9am.

Day 1 Cultural Celebration and Meal commences at 5.30pm – meeting attendees, invited government representatives and the broader community are welcome to attend.

Day 2 Meeting commences with a breakfast at 8am, followed by the meeting starting at 9am.

Yamatji On-Country offers a vital opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to come together through shared discussion, creating a forum to build relationships and provide a platform for sincere and collective engagement across the community.

The 2022 meeting agenda will include an update on what is happening in relation to heritage protection at a State and Federal level, as well as discussion on community issues affecting Aboriginal people in the region. The intended result is to identify solution-based responses to issues that can be presented to State and Federal Government guests on Day 2 for delivery in partnership with Aboriginal people.

This year, YMAC is thrilled that several high schools from within the Geraldton region will be involved, and we look forward to students presenting on their issues at the meeting and joining the conversation.

There will also be several information stalls from government and community, including:

Read the 2022 media release. For last year’s media release and related Traditional Owner position statement from the inaugural Yamatji On-Country Meeting, click here.

For further information, please contact Ken Capewell or call our Geraldton Office on 1800 270 709.