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Annual Report 2017-2018

1k 0 01 Dec 2018

Notice of a General Meeting of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation

127 0 22 Jul 2021

NOTICE OF A GENERAL MEETING

OF THE

YORTA YORTA NATION ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

 

To be held at the Yenbena Centre, 2/8 Schier Street, Barmah

Sunday 8th August 2021

Meeting to start at 10am

This request is made as a Board member of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation under the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation Rule Book see 7.3 Calling of General Meetings, 7.3.1 A Director may call a general meeting of the corporation.

The resolution is for the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation members to discuss and move the following motions:

Motion: That Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation support the Rumbalara Football Netball Club

Moved: Kalina Morgan-Whyman

Motion: That the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation is the authoritative voice for the Yorta Yorta membership and is the responsible Traditional Owner representation body for the Yorta Yorta Nation as set out in the YYNAC Corporation Rule Book.

We as members of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation do not support the signing of  any agreements that will undermine our sovereign authority or independence.

 

And as such we do not support the signing of agreements under the following projects of Kiaela

Institute:

  • Munarra School of Excellence
  • Goulburn Murray Prosperity Plan
  • Algabonyah Cabinet
  • Empowered Communities

 

Moved: Kalina Morgan-Whyman

This meeting has been requested by Kalina Morgan-Whyman as a member of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation Board.

 

 

Information will be placed on the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation website or contact

YYNAC Reception for further information on 03 58320222

 

 

Dharnya Day is Back!

433 0 12 Jun 2021

Dharnya Day is back!

 
Events are important to our community and if all goes to plan we would like to celebrate our culture, provide entertainment and keep people connected.
 
COVID-19 has required fresh thinking and increased safety precautions when hosting events. We will consistently monitor changes to restrictions and follow regulations and advice provided by the Australian Government Department of Health.
 

For further information or to register your interest please contact reception@yynac.com.au or 03 5832 0222.

Yorta Yorta Whole-of-Country Plan 2021-2030

467 0 28 May 2021

On behalf of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation I present the Yorta Yorta Whole-of-Country Plan for 2021-2030. It is a document built on thousands of years of knowledge and existence in our Yorta Yorta Traditional Boundary. It reflects a long struggle to have our voice reflected in the protection of our country, our people and our culture.

I stood with my Elders under the giant Red Gums on the banks of the Barmah Lakes in the early 1970s listening to great Yorta Yorta leaders that will never be with us again and they spoke of the day when Yorta Yorta Peoples will be in control of caring for our country and culture.

Today Yorta Yorta Nation stands with self determining and sovereignty and we are promoting our Whole-of-Country Plan to describe our priorities and our solutions for caring for our Yenbena, Woka and Walla.

We all have a global crisis upon us with the commodification of resources and the escalation of man; the destruction of habitats and the increasing temperatures in our atmosphere needs to stop. Our Country needs to be put back into balance and demands strong actions for this to happen. First Nation Peoples of the World have knowledge and their continuing presence in their country this needs to be maintained, preserved and respected.

I would like to especially like to thank the writer Brian Doolan, Yorta Yorta Elders and all the deadly Yorta Yorta Staff for ensuring this Plan was created.

Now we ALL need to ensure that this Whole-of-Country Plan does not just sit on the shelf for the next ten years but, actually guides the way for Yorta Yorta Nation, and informs our partners on how we do our business, of looking after our people, country and culture.

We are responsible to our future generations, as they depend on what we do today to make the change for tomorrow.

Much appreciation and respect,
Monica Morgan
Chief Executive Officer
Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click the link below to be taken to our Documents section

https://yynac.com.au/yynac-whole-of-country-plan-2021-2030

 

ARTWORK OPPORTUNITY – CLOSED: Position Has Now Been Filled

971 0 28 Feb 2021

CLOSED – This position has now been filled.

APPLY NOW
The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) is calling for Yorta Yorta artists to develop a total of six drawings.

These six drawings will be combined in a final work, that will aim to enhance a public space and celebrate Yorta Yorta connection to the Echuca land and waters.

The drawings and/or symbols will act as linear designs to be converted into laser-cut Corten steel for use in public art, alongside a Yorta Yorta interpretive sign.

This final public art installation aims to create an immersive encounter, telling a story, by way of these drawings, through symbols and designs.

ARTWORK OPPORTUNITY
The YYNAC is seeking Expressions of Interest from artists for the potential creation of this steel panelled artwork, which will be an installation of public art in Echuca. This will be across two stages.

YYNAC encourages Yorta Yorta identifying artists with demonstrated experience, including emerging artists, to apply for this opportunity.

This EOI will offer opportunities for local Yorta Yorta artists to create art that will strengthen the artists’ profile, as well as the presence of Yorta Yorta culture, imagery and story in the landscape.

APPLICANTS TO INCLUDE

Short Bio: up to 200 words

A sample of existing artworks by the artist .

The successful selected artists will be commissioned to prepare a design and will be invited to an online workshop to learn more about this art installation, its location, timelines, and its importance for YYNAC.

CONCEPT
The proposed artwork will need to take into consideration the following themes:

The creation, the woman and the serpent.

REFERENCE SAMPLES

For your information, these links provide a visual reference to Corten steel public artwork:

https://www.sparkfurniture.com.au/custom/case-studies/aboriginal-garden-fence/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bianca_Beetson#/media/File:Feast_of_the_Bon-yi_sculpture_02.JPG

ARTWORK COMMISSION
Each successful EOI artist will receive $1000 per work commissioned, as a full design fee.

TIMELINE

5pm, 12 March 2021 ‐ Expressions of Interest close

9 – 23 April 2021 – Artist formal commission

23 April 2021 – Design brief due and design feedback/workshop

TBA May 2021 ‐ Announce successful artists to public

4 June 2021 – Final artwork due

18 June to 16 July 2021 – Production period

TBA – Installation and public launch period

The artist/s commissioned to undertake this work will be notified upon selection. To register your interest please send email to reception@yynac.com.au

JOB VACANCY: Yorta Yorta TOLMB – Administration Support Officer

836 0 03 Feb 2021

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation

2 Feb 2021

Location Shepparton & Goulburn Valley

Salary $55,000 – $64,999

Work Type Full Time

Classification Administration & Office Support

Administrative Assistants

Position Objectives: 

  • Provide a high level of administrative and executive support to the EO, in a professional and timely manner.
  • Maintain an appointment calendar for the EO and assist in resolving booking conflicts and assist EO in preparing documents and information for meetings.
  • Sound comprehension of budgetary requirements, when dealing with financial correspondence such as purchases and invoicing.
  • Assist Executive Officer with accounts payable and other tasks as required.
  • Assist Executive Officer with accounts payable and other tasks as required.
  • Preparing, editing, and tracking correspondence as required.
  • Organising Notices of meetings for Board, Sub-committee and any other meeting as required.
  • Maintain the Board diary of meetings and event, in consultation with EO prepare Board documents and papers one week in advance to reflect agenda items and matters, in preparedness of Board meetings & sub-committee meetings.
  • In consultation with the EO, compile and appropriately record minutes from Board & sub-committee meetings on a monthly basis – ensuring that, when necessary; outstanding items are carried forward to next Agenda.
  • Organise Catering as required ensuring dietary requirement are met
  • Booking and coordinating travel arrangements for Board, EO and guests
  • Multimedia maintenance including social media and website as required.
  • Run reasonable errands as requested.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Other duties as specified

The application form will include these questions:

  • Do you have experience in administration?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?
  • Do you have experience in a data entry role?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?

CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.yynac.com.au/

(03) 5832 0222

reception@yynac.com.au

YYNAC 2019-2020 Annual Report

726 0 03 Feb 2021

The YYNAC 2019-2020 Annual Report has been uploaded to our documents sections:

https://yynac.com.au/wp-content/uploads/wpforo/default_attachments/1612319009-Annual-Report_2019-2020-final.pdf

Notice for Family Group Meetings

754 0 14 Dec 2020

Please follow the link below to learn more about the upcoming Family Group Meetings:

https://yynac.com.au/community/yynac-official-documents/yorta-yorta-family-group-gatherings-meeting-notice-details-2020-2021/

YYNAC Newsletter December 2020

728 0 14 Dec 2020

Click the link below to see the YYNAC Newsletter for December 2020.

https://yynac.com.au/wp-content/uploads/wpforo/default_attachments/1607902232-Newsletter-Dec-2020.pdf

YYN Joint Management Plan Implementation Coordinator

949 0 08 Sep 2020

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation is currently seeking a Joint Management Plan Implementation Coordinator for our Barmah Office.

The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) was established in 1998 to represent the descendants of the original Yorta Yorta peoples in making decisions and acting on any matters of significance to the Yorta Yorta peoples and to enter into agreements with any person, government agency or authority in relation to the protection of the Yorta Yorta Country. The Yorta Yorta traditional lands covers a unique stretch of forest-wetlands located in what is now known as the central Murray- Goulburn region in North-Central Victoria and Southern News South Wales approximately 20,000 square kilometres. The YYNAC has maintained its status as a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) under the Cultural Heritage Act since 2007.

YYNAC is a not-for-profit organisation working towards a better future for its people through numerous projects and partnerships with local, state, national and international organisations and governments. For more information please visit: www.yynac.com.au.

This project aims to support recognition and self-determination of the Yorta Yorta people by sharing maintaining the culture experience for both Yorta Yorta/Aboriginal Peoples and sharing this with the general community and visitors experience Barmah Lakes and the Dharnya Interpretation Centre.

The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation are promoting a business case for leasing and future management of the Dharnya Centre (within the Barmah National Park) which will include visitors experience through educational programs and events that can promote Yorta Yorta history and culture, this Masterplan provides  the opportunity to promote this beyond the Dharnya Centre precinct.

About this role

This position will play a lead role in liaison and implementation of the objectives of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) in the delivery of the Joint Management Plan for the Barmah National Park (BNP) and in engagement and partnership with Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) to;

  • Create an interface for YYNAC on the coordination of the Operation Plan with the Yorta Yorta Traditional Owners Board (YYTOLMB) and Parks Victoria for the Joint Management Plan of the Barmah National Park.
  • To promote a process of liaison between YYNAC, Parks Victoria and the YYTOLMB with the implementation of the management plans at an operations level.
  • To support Yorta Yorta People in the recruitment, training and direct support for the YY Rangers and Team Leaders in their transition into Parks Victoria.
  • Provide a program with Parks Victoria of Yorta Yorta Cultural Insight training with all Parks Victoria staff that work within the Yorta Yorta Traditional country.
  • To provide coordination the BNP Implementation Plans for Yorta Yorta Nation and Parks Victoria, which aligns with the YYNAC Agreements with Victorian Government and its statutory obligations. In particular the Co-Management Agreement 2004 and YYNAC Recognised Aboriginal Party under the Victorian Cultural Heritage Act and other programs or projects that come from the YYNAC Whole of Country Plan and Strategic Plan that have a direct effect on the focus area.

This role will be responsible in coordinating a working relationship with Parks Victoria the implementation of the Joint Management Implementation Plan, which will result in planning activities on the ground level representing YYNAC in their partnership with Parks Victoria and other stakeholders.

The role will be required to liaise with the Executive Officer of Yorta Yorta Traditional Owner Management Board and Yorta Yorta Senior Managers of Whole of Country Unit & Woka Walla NRM Team and Cultural Heritage Unit.

If you are proud of your Yorta Yorta heritage, have more than two years’ experience in a similar role and want to use your talents to support the development of our people and the preservation of our living culture, whilst being part of a supportive team – please contact us today.

The role is a full time (37.5 hrs. per week) on an initial fixed-term 24mth contract. Salary to be negotiated according to experience (APS Level 5 equivalent) Access to a company vehicle included.

To obtain a full position description please contact Laura via email only finance@yynac.com.au, queries will not be responded to via social media or over the phone.

After viewing the PD you can submit your resume and cover letter by email to finance@yynac.com.au

Applications close 28/09/2020

This is an “Indigenous Only” role under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.

The application form will include these questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?

1 Sept 2020

Location Shepparton & Goulburn Valley

Work Type Contract/Temp

Classification Consulting & Strategy

Environment & Sustainability Consulting

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

794 0 08 Sep 2020

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation is currently seeking a Business Development Manager for our Barmah Office.

The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) was established in 1998 to represent the descendants of the original Yorta Yorta peoples in making decisions and acting on any matters of significance to the Yorta Yorta peoples and to enter into agreements with any person, government agency or authority in relation to the protection of the Yorta Yorta Country. The Yorta Yorta traditional lands covers a unique stretch of forest-wetlands located in what is now known as the central Murray- Goulburn region in North-Central Victoria and Southern News South Wales approximately 20,000 square kilometres. The YYNAC has maintained its status as a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) under the Cultural Heritage Act since 2007.

YYNAC is a not-for-profit organisation working towards a better future for its people through numerous projects and partnerships with local, state, national and international organisations and governments. For more information please visit: www.yynac.com.au.

About this role

YYNAC will use resources obtained from a grant from Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) to build on the YYNAC Strategic Plan 2020-30, enabling the employement of a Business Development Manager to build on the existing 3 key YYNAC business initiatives: Dharnya Centre Complex, Woka Walla NRM Program and the Ulunja Farm to facilitate employment, training and business opportunities for our people and to develop a process for 16 Family groups of the YYNAC in securing their long term cultural, social and economic well-being.

Key Outcomes

  • Formulating and integrating the development of business plans with set objectives, budgets and goals and continuing risk and business performance for the Strategic Business Unit (SBU): Dharnya Centre Complex, Woka Walla NRM Program and Ulunja Farm.  To identify opportunities for further training and development of business plans for each of the 16 Family groups linked to these business initiatives within tourism and hospitality and other related ventures
  • Further developing a portfolio of SBU’s for YYNAC by identifying opportunities for the provision of new business either through government funded programs and services, commercial fee-for- service opportunities, or strategic partnerships for the corporation as aligned with the Strategic Plans, associated Business Plans and the YYNAC Board.
  • Improved sustainability for the long-term wellbeing of Yorta Yorta Nation and its Peoples through the delivery of economic development initiatives.
  • Ensuring ongoing collaboration and alignment of activities between policy, programs, marketing, and fundraising to maximise opportunities for business program development.
  • Providing written reports to the Funding bodies, providing for risk and financial stability within term strategy for the sustainability of these 3 key YYNAC Businesses.

If you have more than two years’ experience in a similar role and have relevant tertiary qualifications in Business Management or a related discipline, and want to use your talents to support the development of our people and the preservation of our living culture, whilst being part of a supportive team – please contact us today.

The role is a full time (37.5 hrs. per week) on an initial fixed-term 24mth contract. Salary to be negotiated according to experience (APS Level 5 equivalent) work vehicle available for use. To obtain a full position description please contact Laura via email only finance@yynac.com.au, queries will not be responded to via social media or over the phone. After viewing the PD you can submit your resume and cover letter by email to finance@yynac.com.au

Applications close 28/09/2020The application form will include these questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?

1 Sept 2020

Location Shepparton & Goulburn Valley

Work Type Contract/Temp

Classification Consulting & Strategy

Corporate Development