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Robe River Kuruma community celebrates Native Title win (Part B)

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The Robe River Kuruma community celebrates the recognition of their second determination of native title (Part B determination). The Federal Court Hearing was held on-Country at Pannawonica Hill, Robe River on Thursday 26 April 2018.

The first determination of native title, known as Part A Determination, was made by the Federal Court in November 2016. The Part A Determination covers approximately 4,109 square kilometres of land.

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Wajarri Yamatji celebrate native title determination (Part B)

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The Wajarri Yamatji community today celebrates the recognition of its second determination of native title (called the Part B Determination) by the Federal Court of Australia.

This determination follows the Part A Determination that was made by the Federal Court in October 2017 over approximately 68,743 square kilometres of land and waters. The Part B Determination was made with the consent of respondent parties, including the State of Western Australia and the Commonwealth.

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Budina Community celebrates Native Title win

Budina Celebrate Native Title Win

The Budina community celebrated the legal recognition of their land and culture at an on-Country Federal Court hearing at Lyndon Pastoral Station on 16 October 2017.

The Budina determination area is approximately 4,096 square kilometres in size. It is located approximately 300 km southeast of Exmouth and 400 km north east of Carnarvon. The area occurs within the Shire of Ashburton, Shire of Carnarvon and Shire of Upper Gascoyne. The area overlaps seven pastoral stations: Lyndon, Towera, Emu Creek, Uaroo, Middalya, Mangaroon and Maroonah.

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Wajarri Yamatji achieve Native Title Recognition

Wajarri Yamatji Achieve Native Title Recognition

The Wajarri Yamatji community celebrated the legal recognition of their land and culture at an on-Country Federal Court hearing at Wooleen Station, held on Thursday 19 October 2017.

The consent determination covers the majority of the Wajarri Yamatji claim area (68,743 square kilometres of the total 97,676 square kilometres). The area encompasses parts of the Shires of Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Murchison, Upper Gascoyne, Cue and Yalgoo; as well as 56 pastoral leases.

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Yinhawangka Determination

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The Yinhawangka people celebrated the legal recognition of their land and culture at an on-Country Federal Court hearing at the Rocklea Pastoral Station on 18 July 2017.

This Determination of Native Title comes after 20 years of robust negotiations with the State Government of Western Australia.

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Banjima BHPIO Agreement

Margaret Beck, BHPIO; Maitland Parker, Banjima Traditional Owner; Slim Parker, Banjima Traditional Owener; Jimmy Wilson, President, BHPIO

Banjima BHPIO Agreement

In 2015, BHP Billiton signed a new native title agreement with the Banjima People in Western Australia.

The BHP Billiton Banjima Comprehensive Agreement covers an area of 8263 square kilometres and includes a number of the Company’s Pilbara-based iron ore operations and most of the Banjima Native Title determination area.

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Puutu Kunti Kuruma and Pinikura (PKKP) Peoples Determination

PKKP traditional owners at their native title determination

Puutu Kunti Kuruma and Pinikura Determination

In 2015, after 14 years after their claim was first registered, the Puutu Kunti Kuruma and Pinikura (PKKP) Peoples celebrated the legal recognition of their land and culture at a Federal Court hearing, held on-Country, recognising their native title rights. What the PKKP People have always known has now been legitimised and recognised.

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Jurruru Determination

Jurruru On-Country Determination

Jurruru Determination

In 2015, the Jururru People celebrated the legal recognition of their land and culture at a Federal Court hearing held on-Country. This was the end point in a 15 year legal process. It is the beginning of a new phase for the Jurruru people as native tile holders.

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Nyangumarta Indigenous Protected Area (IPA)

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Nyangumarta Indigenous Protected Area (IPA)

In 2015 a dedication ceremony was held to signifying the establishment of the Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) for the Nyangumarta People. The IPA meant that Traditional Owners of the land entered into a voluntary agreement with the Australian government for the purposes of promoting biodiversity and cultural resource conservation.

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