Country, Culture, People, Future

January 2018

Grants to protect Aboriginal sites

Posted: January 10th, 2018

Indigenous not-for-profit organisations from across Western Australia have been invited to apply for a share of $250,000 in grants to support the protection, preservation and promotion of the state’s Aboriginal sites.

The funding will be provided through the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage’s Preserving Our Aboriginal Sites Grants Program.

Previously funded projects include graffiti removal from rock art sites, installation of fences to protect restricted sites, and interpretation projects to promote awareness of Aboriginal heritage.

A maximum of $30,000 per funding application is available.

Applications close at 4pm on 14 February 2018. For more details visit:

Wajarri Yamatji Native Title Determination

Posted: January 9th, 2018

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The Wajarri Yamatji community celebrates the legal recognition of their land and culture at an on-Country Federal Court hearing at Wooleen Station in regional Western Australia, held on Thursday 19 October 2017. The consent determination is one of the largest in Australia. Mr Simon Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer of Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) said, “There are many stakeholders involved in the native title process. On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone at YMAC, I would like to acknowledge the State, the Federal Court, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the National Native Title Tribunal, pastoralists, mining companies and all other parties for their cooperation and hard work over the past two decades to achieve this historic outcome. Congratulations everyone.”

Please use this link to watch the YouTube video: Wajarri Yamatji Determination