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A Map to
Mutual Respect

Our Dream

In June 2020 Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation (KNAC) and Jamukurnu Yapalikurnu Aboriginal Corporation (JYAC), supported by Newman Futures, came together to develop the Ngaa Ngayunkurnu Kapukurri.

The This Is Our Dream Cultural Compact, maps a new pathway of mutual respect for the town. It is a vision for upholding Aboriginal culture and traditions in Newman catalysing collaboration, unity, understanding and respect of Aboriginal values and encouraging local businesses and institutions to commit to more culturally responsive approaches

Our People

Newman Futures is a partnership project between BHP, the Shire of East Pilbara and the Department of Communities that brings stakeholders and community together to build a diverse and sustainable economy that is inclusive to all.

Working with the Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation (KNAC) and Jamukurnu Yapalikurnu Aboriginal Corporation (JYAC) we’ve come together to develop the Ngaa Ngayunkurnu Kapukurri – This Is Our Dream Cultural Compact.

Signatories

Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation

Jamukurnu Yapalikurnu Aboriginal Corporation

BHP

EPIC Newman

Newman Women’s Shelter

Shire of East Pilbara

Coongan Pty Ltd

KIN Advocacy

Newman History

Newman Junior Soccer Association

Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Newman Visitors Centre

Creating Communities

Warrikal

Serene Bedlam Photography

Keen to Care

Newman Day Care Centre

Compass Group

CORE Innovation Hub

Morning Shannanigans

Hames Sharley

Our Partners

Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation 

Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation (KNAC) is the Native Title representative group for the Nyiyaparli People, the Traditional Owners of approximately 36,684 square kilometres of land and waters in the East Pilbara region, including the township of Newman, Western Australia.

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Jamukurnu-Yapalikurnu Aboriginal Corporation (JYAC)

Jamukurnu-Yapalikurnu Aboriginal Corporation (JYAC) (formerly WDLAC) represents Martu people and their lands covering 150,000 square kilometres of the Western Desert. Martu lands include the Percival Lakes, Kumpupintil Lake, large parts of the Canning Stock Route and Karlamilyi National Park. About 5,000 Martu live across the Western Desert, Pilbara and Kimberley: in the on-country towns of Kunawarritji, Punmu and Parnngurr as well as in Jigalong, Newman, Nullagine, Warralong-Strelley, Wiluna, Hedland, Bidyadanga and the Fitzroy Valley and East Kimberley.

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Newman Futures

Newman Futures is a partnership project between BHP, the Shire of East Pilbara and the Department of Communities. We bring stakeholders and community together to build a diverse and sustainable economy that is inclusive to all.

Come, walk with us.

The This Is Our Dream Cultural Compact acknowledges the Nyiyaparli Traditional Owners of the Country on which Newman stands and the Martu People as the Custodians of Jigalong which sits in Nyiyaparli Country. We respect and recognise their leaders, past, present and emerging, and we are grateful for the privilege of living and working on this Country.