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Wirlu-murra Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation

Welcome to the Wirlu-murra Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (WMYAC) website. Our Corporation is a community group based in Roebourne, representing the Yindjibarndi people of Western Australia.

The leaders include some of the Pilbara's most respected elders and law bosses who are united in their determination to secure a successful future, create opportunities and deliver lasting results for the Yindjibarndi community.

Wirlu-murra supports negotiation with mining companies to secure funding for new homes, social programs and economic development in the Indigenous community.

Our Vision and Mission

Wirlu-murra Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation is committed to establishing a sustainable self-sufficient future for all Yindjibarndi people. Our vision is for family and the community to walk together, united for a better future.

To achieve our goals, we will work with resource companies, government and the broader community to promote Yindjibarndi interests and provide opportunities for our people. Most importantly, we will involve our community in the discussions and decisions of the Corporation. As one of the traditional owners of the Pilbara, we will honour our land and our culture to preserve Yindjibarndi heritage.

Our board of directors, including some of Western Australia's most respected Yindjibarndi elders and law bosses, will ensure transparency and integrity in our organisation for the benefit of all our members.

Walking united for a better future

WMYAC is developing strategies to deliver real benefits to Yindjibarndi people from the unprecedented resource development of the Pilbara. Our priority is the economic and community development for our people. In 2012 - 2015 we will focus on employment, training and housing.

WMYAC is looking to robust and professional negotiations with resource companies and government as the way to achieve community advancement and promote wellbeing. At the core of this we see Yindjibarndi families and the community walking united for a better future.

Latest News

Supreme Court appoints receiver to Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation

24 March, 2016

The Wirlu-murra Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (WMYAC) has welcomed a Supreme Court decision to appoint a receiver to the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC).

Supreme Court Justice Rene Le Miere appointed Ian Charles Francis to oversee YAC until an April 19 General Meeting in which YAC members will vote to elect a new board of directors. 


Supreme Court to probe YAC

27 January, 2016

Wirlu-murra has welcomed a decision by the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC) to abandon plans to hold a General Meeting next month in the face of a Supreme Court challenge.

The Supreme Court will review whether YAC's current directors were validly appointed. 

See ABC story

Wirlu-murra holds successful AGM

2 October, 2015

There was an excellent turnout for Wirlu-murra's Annual General Meeting, which was held on the 21st August.

WMYAC members gathered at the Roebourne  Cultural Complex to hear about the positive advancements the organisation has made during the financial year.

At the meeting twelve individuals nominated to become Directors of WMYAC.


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