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Nyangumarta Warrarn Indigenous Project Area

Nyangumarta Warrarn CEO speaks to SBS Radio to discuss ranger funding

Posted: February 23rd, 2016

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Nyaparu Rose in the Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation offices, February 2016

Nyangumarta Warrarn CEO, Nyaparu Rose

CEO of the Nyangumarta Warrarn Aboriginal Corporation Nyaparu Rose recently spoke with SBS’s Living Black program about Indigenous Protected Areas and Ranger programs, which she sees as essential to both young people and elders of her community.

The Nyangumarta people also use these programs to work with scientists and other professionals to protect delicate ecosystems by cataloguing and documenting the land and practices.

Nyaparu Rose said her heritage is not being witnessed up close by the Commonwealth, and it’s a problem which could lead to future cuts or no expansion.

“It’s difficult at times because we don’t have enough visits from the federal government to these remote areas to spend time and look at what the ranger groups are doing to benefit, protect and care for their Country.”

You can listen to the full interview here.

Download YMAC News Issue 21

Posted: June 21st, 2013

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The latest issue of YMAC News is now available for download!

It features a cover story about YMAC’s work with Yamatji and Pilbara Traditional Owners to digitally record their stories on film for the Indigenous Community Stories initiative. There is news about mining agreements made between the Yugunga-Nya people and Ventnor Resources; the Yinhawangka people, Rio Tinto and Dragon Energy; as well as Badimia and Top Iron.

You can also read about the proposed Nyangumarta Warrarn Indigenous Project Area (IPA) and the collection of the Nyangumarta people’s knowledge and stories, facts on Preservation evidence, and the management of traditional country.

There is also information on YMAC’s Community Liaison Officers, YMAC Directors, and new Co-Chair of the Board, Mr Victor Mourambine.

Click here to download YMAC News Issue 21 from our website, or browse earlier issues here.

We hope you enjoy this issue of YMAC news.