Country, Culture, People, Future

March 2018

Indigenous groups and country to benefit from A$21 million 10 Deserts Project

Posted: March 28th, 2018

An exciting new Indigenous land management collaboration across Australia’s desert country has been launched today at Old Parliament House in Canberra.

The 10 Deserts Project led by Desert Support Services (DSS) and enabled by the BHP Billiton Foundation aims to build the capacity of Indigenous groups to look after country for a range of economic, social, cultural and environmental outcomes.

“The 10 Deserts region is vast, spanning 2.7 million square kilometres, or one-third of Australia,” Mr Peter See, DSS spokesperson said. “Indigenous land management will be supported at a local and regional level, complemented by a representative structure for Indigenous land managers designed to be effective into the future.”

For more information about the project visit the 10 Deserts website

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One of the Ten Deserts Project partners is Nyangumarta Warrarn Aboriginal Corporation (NWAC). As the Prescribed Body Corporate holding and managing the native title rights and interests for the Nyangumarta people, NWAC will work with traditional owners in its area to engage with the project in supporting cultural and ecological knowledge, tourism, fire and feral camel management and other project activities.

YMAC will continue assisting NWAC in delivering land and sea management outcomes through its overall IPA and ranger program.

Indigenous Women Leaders From Outback WA Meet with MPS at Parliament

Posted: March 27th, 2018

In the wake of International Women’s Day, six Indigenous women leaders from Outback WA travelled to Perth to attend a morning tea at Parliament House, hosted by Minister for Women’s Interests Simone McGurk.

YMAC Deputy Co-chair Doris Eaton and Senior Cultural Advisor Nyaparu Rose were among the six Indigenous women that attended the morning tea.

The women shared their perspective on how connection to country can improve lives on the ground in Outback WA, and how Parliament in Perth can help support their work.

“One of the most important things to our people is to be able to manage our traditional country,” said Bianca McNeair, a Malgana woman from Shark Bay.

“Shark Bay is still one of the most beautiful, unique places in the world. To allow our people to be responsible for caring for that officially, gives us hope for the future.”

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