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Budina People Celebrate Native Title Win

Posted: October 17th, 2017

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The Budina community is today celebrating the legal recognition of their land and culture at an on-Country Federal Court hearing at Lyndon Pastoral Station. The event was co-hosted by Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) and Budina Aboriginal Corporation (BAC).

The Budina are a small but close community who have continuously maintained their association with Country. The Budina People continue to look after their Country and pass on cultural knowledge through traditional law and traditional customs.

His Honour Justice Griffiths congratulated the parties involved in the native title determination process.

Clive Lyndon, Budina Elder said, “This is an important outcome for the Budina and I’m so glad to see so many people could make it out here to celebrate with us. I’d like to thank YMAC for all of the work that they have done…”

YMAC CEO Simon Hawkins said, “The Budina determination is a great outcome for a beautiful group of people. Justice Griffiths took a very personal approach to conducting the Court hearing that was enjoyed by everyone present. I’d like to acknowledge the great relationship between the Budina people and the Lyndon Station owners, Sean and Cathy Darcy. This is a unique relationship and the wonderful celebrations are a credit to everyone involved.”

Media release: Budina Celebrate Native Title Win

Budina Celebrate Native Title Win

Budina Celebrate Native Title Win

Land agreements give pastoral station access to Traditional Owners

Posted: December 6th, 2013

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The Budina People have entered into a series of Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) with pastoralists on their traditional country, approximately 150kms east of Coral Bay.

The agreements formalise how the Traditional Owners and pastoralists will co-exist on the land. The ILUAs deal with issues of land access, protection of Budina heritage sites, and many of the practical arrangements that allow both parties to enjoy their rights to the land.

Budina Elder Clive Lyndon said, “These agreements change the relationship between our community and the station owners. It’s recognition of our connection to this country. We’re happy with this outcome.”

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