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YMAC wins Pinnacle Award for Aboriginal Leadership

Posted: November 29th, 2013

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Winners of the the inaugural AIM WA/WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards. Photo: West Australian

Winners of the the inaugural AIM WA/WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards. Photo: The West Australian

YMAC Co-Chairs Mrs Doris Eaton and Mr Victor Mourambine with His Excellency Malcolm McCusker. Photo: The West Australian

YMAC Co-Chairs Mrs Doris Eaton and Mr Victor Mourambine with His Excellency Malcolm McCusker.
Photo: The West Australian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Western Australian business community last night recognised Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation  in the area of Aboriginal Leadership Development Excellence at the inaugural AIM WA/WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards.

More than 600 guests, including Premier Colin Barnett and Governor Malcolm McCusker, attended Crown Perth last night with Co-Chairpersons Mrs Doris Eaton and Mr Victor Mourambine accepting on behalf of YMAC.

Mrs Eaton said, “I want to recognise the hard work and the journey of Traditional Owners, particularly the leadership of the Yamatji and Pilbara Regional Committees and Board of Directors. I also acknowledge the Noongar people, on whose country we have received this award.”

For more about the award, click here

YMAC to appear on International media broadcaster Al Jazeera

Posted: July 11th, 2011

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This week, YMAC’s Pilbara Chairperson, Mrs Doris Eaton, took part in an on country interview with the international broadcaster, Al Jazeera.

Al Jazeera is a highly regarded international media network that broadcasts to more than 220 million households in more than 100 countries and is the most watched news channel on You Tube, receiving 2.5 million views per month.

The program, 101 East, will feature a documentary on the mining boom and Aboriginal culture in WA, in which YMAC will feature.

Click here for the network’s website. YMAC will also be posting the You Tube feed of the 101 East documentary on our website in August.

Indigenous West Australians recognised at International Women’s Day Event

Posted: March 10th, 2011

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NATSIWA’s International Women’s Day Poster

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is extremely proud that two of its staff members and one of its Board members have been honoured at an event in Adelaide marking ‘International Women’s Day.’

Mrs. Donna Murdock, Yamatji Regional Manager, Ms. Margaret Rose, Senior Community Liaison Officer and Mrs. Doris Eaton, co-chair of YMAC’s Board of Directors and 2009 NAIDOC elder of the year, have been recognised by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA) for achieving change for their people and communities.

To celebrate the one hundredth International Women’s Day, NATSIWA has recognised one hundred Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have shown leadership and achieved change over the past one hundred years.

In addition to a rally in Adelaide on 10 March 2011, there is  a poster featuring some of the nominated women that will be widely distributed to schools, non-government organisations and government departments. A blog has also been created where the women will contribute to forums on issues facing Indigenous women.

Click here to access NATSIWA’s International Women’s Day website, including their blog.

Mrs. Murdock, Ms. Rose and Mrs. Eaton were all chosen because of their activism, leadership and commitment to their regional communities. They have contributed to their communities in the areas of health, education, business development, native title and traditional culture.

“It’s a great pleasure to be recognised and to be honoured among other women who have been working hard for their communities. It is really rewarding for us Indigenous women to come together from all parts of Australia and have it be recognised that yes, we are making a difference,” said Margaret Rose.

Simon Hawkins, YMAC’s Chief Executive Officer, said of the news, “It’s wonderful to see some of the hard-working, community-minded Aboriginal women of the Midwest and Pilbara regions being celebrated nationally for their achievements. YMAC congratulates Mrs. Eaton, Ms. Rose and Mrs. Murdock on their nominations, and I can say personally that it has been a huge honour to work with them over the years.”