Country, Culture, People, Future

August 2016

Watch the 2015 On-Country Bush Meeting at Yule River

Posted: August 23rd, 2016

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In September of 2015, Traditional Owners from across Western Australia met at Yule River to discuss their concerns about the WA Aboriginal Heritage Act Amendment Bill and the State Government’s Regional Services Reform Plan.

This film documents the participants, processes, and outcomes of that meeting.

For more information about the 2016 On-Country Bush Meeting at Yule River, you can download the flyer here.

FMG secondary school scholarships open for applications

Posted: August 4th, 2016

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Applications are now open for a scholarship scheme targeting partner Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara and children of families working for Fortescue Metals Group.

The scheme is offering a spot at both Guildford Grammar School and Perth College in Perth. Successful applicants will have their tuition, boarding (if applicable) and other incidentals paid for them as they attend their studies.

Kariyarra, Palyku, Nyiyaparli, Banjima, Eastern Guruma, Puutu Kunti Kurrama & Pinikura (PKKP), Njamal, and Yindijibarndi families are eligible to apply for the program. Submissions must be received no later than 1 September 2016.

Application forms and more information can be found on the Fortescue website here.

Details for 2 August Wilunyu Claim Group meeting

Posted: August 1st, 2016

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  • Please note: The Wilunyu Claim Group (WAD6002/2004) Authorisation meeting will be going ahead on Tuesday, 2 August 2016.

Registration: 7.00am to 9.00am

Please note that no Travel Allowance will be processed after close of registration.

Meeting start: 9.00am

Meeting close: by 4:30 pm

Venue: Towns Football Club, Corner of Eighth Street & Flores Road, Geraldton

Purposes:

  • Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (“YMAC”) to provide advice about the WAD6002/2004 native title claim, which will be called the Wilunyu claim and will be brought on behalf of the descendents of the apical ancestors listed below.
  • Decision by the Wilunyu claim group to approve this claim group description. Celebration and mutual recognition by Wilunyu claim group members.
  • Authorisation of a replacement applicant under section 66B of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) to make the Wilunyu claim (WAD6002/2004) in the Federal Court on behalf the Wilunyu claim group.
  • Election of the Wilunyu Working Group.
  • General business.

Who is invited to attend:

You are eligible to attend this Wilunyu claim group meeting if you are a descendant of any of the following apical ancestors:

  • Rosie Coleman
  • Wyoo and Myonoda
  • Annie Tira
  • Lizzy Flynn
  • Sarah Jane Campbell
  • Sarah Mabel Bell
  • Ap-barra (Upparawa) and Dharringa
  • Jane Hunt
  • Mary Gingina
  • Billy and Judy Thompson