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Innawonga

Meet a YMAC Director

Posted: January 10th, 2011

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Director, Darren Injie

Darren is a Innawonga man from the central Pilbara and Hamersley Ranges region.

Darren has been involved in Aboriginal advocacy since childhood, attending his first land rights protests while in highschool. In addition to his work for YMAC and the Innawonga native title group, Darren is involved in the Gumula Corporation and is a Director of Ngarda Foundation.

Darren works to ensure Traditional Owners benefit from wealth generated through mining on traditional country in the Pilbara. His vision is to see his people gain economic prosperity through participation in the mainstream economy.

Community Enjoys Open Day

Posted: March 16th, 2010

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On Friday, Traditional Owners in the Pilbara gathered together at our Tom Price office to learn more about native title.
YMAC’s open day, was an opportunity for local Traditional Owners to get information on theirnative title claims and other matters that affect country, such as mining, development, heritage and environmental protection. The day included a welcome to country by elder, Lola Young and a BBQ lunch where community members could discuss native title matters in an informal setting.
“It was a great day with people popping in to say hello, enjoying lunch and chatting about what’s affecting their communities. It was good to have my questions answered and know that our native title claim, the Innawonga claim, is moving forward. It made me happy to see so many Aboriginal people care about what happens to their country and community.” said Lola.