The 2019 Annual General Meeting
On 14th November, Yawuru welcomed community members to Liyan-ngan Nyirrwa for the Yawuru PBC Annual General Meeting. It was wonderful to host our community in our facility for the first time, and it added to the liyan of the event.
We thank the community for coming along to be part of this important annual review of the year’s projects, news and financial audit. Johani Mamid was re-elected to the PBC Board of Directors. Johani said he nominated again because “my passion for protecting and developing Yawuru is still strong”. We also acknowledge John Edgar and Martin Sibosado for their nominations and thank them for participating and contributing.
Environmental Services visit a Fenced Wildlife Sanctuary
In August a delegation of nine people travelled to Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary near Canberra to explore how a fenced wildlife sanctuary might work on Yawuru Country. The delegation has shared their experiences with the Yawuru community and gave a community presentation on how this project can offer Yawuru conservation, cultural, social and economic opportunities. There was strong support for the project at the community meeting, and encouragement to develop it to the next stage.
In Canberra the delegation was welcomed by Ritchie Allen, a Ngunnawal traditional owner, who gave his perspective on the cultural value that indigenous groups can bring to conservation and management programs. The delegation met staff and researchers and went on a great spotlighting tour at night to spy some of the threatened mammals within the sanctuary. They also met with the Threatened Species Commissioner and the Minister for the Environment in Canberra to discuss the proposal, which would be the first such haven in Northern Australia.
Naomi Appleby shares her experience with the Encounters Fellowship
This year has been a huge year of learning for me in historical research and curating within the Mangara and Future Acts unit at NBY, which I am very grateful for. I was awarded a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the National Museum of Australia Encounters Fellowship program which aims to increase the capacity of emerging Indigenous cultural practitioners and provides opportunities to see the behind the scenes of the museum world and their collections, conservation labs, research archives plus more.
We have some great Christmas gifts available at the Mabu Mayi Café – tasty Broome produce, keep cups and our 2020 Yawuru seasonal calendar
YAWURU COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY
WEDNESDAY 11th December 2019
Liyan-Ngan Nyirrwa Cultural Wellbeing Centre at NBY - entrance at Bernard way.
- BBQ Food & Drinks provided
- Bouncy Castles
- Special appearance from Santa & More….