Country, Culture, People, Future

October 2016

Petition calling for inquiry into DAA

Posted: October 27th, 2016

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Resolutions passed at the on-Country Bush meeting held at Yule River in September included calling for an inquiry into the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA) and the Aboriginal Cultural Materials Committee (ACMC). We are calling on the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia to action this. Have your say by signing and distributing this petition.

Original signed copies of the petition must be returned to YMAC by 15 December 2016 – copies, including scans and faxes, cannot be submitted. Even if the petition has only one signature on it, post it back to us – every signature counts.

You can download the petition here, and the resolution demanding the inquiry here. Signed copies of the petition can be mailed to our Perth office:

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation – Level 8, 12-14 The Esplanade, Perth WA, 6000

YMAC News 31 is now available

Posted: October 26th, 2016

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The latest issue of YMAC News is now available.

In this issue, we discuss the outcomes of the on-Country Bush Meeting at Yule River this year.

More than 350 Traditional Owners from across WA travelled to Yule River to discuss proposed amendments to the Aboriginal Heritage Act and the Regional Services Reform Roadmap. Two resolutions were unanimously passed by the meeting about the issues – you can read more about them inside.

We also highlight some successful boundary workshops and important discussions about claim overlaps happening in the Yamatji region, and we celebrate the re-instatement of Marapikurrinya Yintha as a heritage site.

We hope you enjoy this edition of YMAC News.

 

Campaign for more Rangers launched

Posted: October 17th, 2016

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A campaign to hire Aboriginal Rangers for National Parks in Western Australia has launched a new website.

Create Ranger Parks is raising awareness about State-owned outback stations. The campaign aims to hire Aboriginal Rangers to manage the upkeep of the parks as a cost effective way to take care of the stations while providing the opportunity to practice their law and culture.

The website and Facebook page offer information about the campaign and how to get involved. You can learn more about Create Ranger Parks on their website here and their Facebook page here.

Richmond Wellbeing: Aboriginal Family Fun Day

Posted: October 4th, 2016

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Richmond Wellbeing is hosting their third annual Aboriginal Community Family Fun day on Wednesday 5 October from 10 am to 2 pm, at Champion Centre in Seville Grove, WA. The theme for this year’s event is Moorditj Moort, Moorditj Culunga (Strong Family, Strong Children)

Held during Mental Health Week, the day aims to promote the importance of mental health wellness to families.

The community event brings together mental health and drug and alcohol services in the area, locals will get to yarn and build connections with the people they can turn to for help if they need it. On offer will be free health checks, assistance from Centrelink for their online service and details on the NDIS.

Other activities for everyone to enjoy, include music and entertainment, a free kangaroo sausage sizzle and The Lindsay Culbong Cup- Elders running race.