Country, Culture, People, Future

December 2013

Nominations open for state heritage awards

Posted: December 19th, 2013

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The 2014 Western Australian Heritage Awards will recognise outstanding commitment and contribution to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, tourism and interpretation in Western Australia. It also honours individuals and organisations whose work has resulted in significant achievements in the promotion and conservation of our rich cultural heritage.

For more information on the awards, click here.

Nominations close on 31 January, 2014.

Badimia Country Job Opportunity with Minjar Gold

Posted: December 13th, 2013

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Minjar Gold is currently seeking to recruit an experienced Site administrator for their gold mine project located in the Gascoyne region of WA. Badimia people are invited to apply. Applications close Tuesday 17th Dec 2013. (more…)

YMAC holiday shutdown and heritage survey break

Posted: December 9th, 2013

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YMAC’s Board of Directors, Regional Committee, Management and Staff wish you a happy, healthy holiday.

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For many Aboriginal Communities in the Midwest and Pilbara, December to January is a special time of year to observe cultural obligations and practices.
Out of respect for these traditions, YMAC will not be conducting any heritage surveys between Monday 16 December 2013 and Monday 3 February 2014.
Any heritage survey requests received after 16 December will be scheduled to commence after 3 February.
Thank you for your understanding.
All YMAC offices in Perth, Geraldton, South Hedland and Tom Price will be closed during the festive season from Monday 23rd December 2013, re-opening on Thursday 2 January 2014.

 

Land agreements give pastoral station access to Traditional Owners

Posted: December 6th, 2013

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The Budina People have entered into a series of Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) with pastoralists on their traditional country, approximately 150kms east of Coral Bay.

The agreements formalise how the Traditional Owners and pastoralists will co-exist on the land. The ILUAs deal with issues of land access, protection of Budina heritage sites, and many of the practical arrangements that allow both parties to enjoy their rights to the land.

Budina Elder Clive Lyndon said, “These agreements change the relationship between our community and the station owners. It’s recognition of our connection to this country. We’re happy with this outcome.”

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