YYNAC is governed by a board of seven (7) Directors with one of those Directors being an Elder’s Representative and the Council of Elders comprised of 16 Yorta Yorta Family Group Representatives. The Chief Executive Officer manages the day-to-day operations of the organisation, cultural heritage officers, researchers and administrative personnel.

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Joe Day
Chairperson
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Ruben Baksh
Deputy Chair & Elders Representative
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Mick Bourke
Secretary
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Greta Morgan
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Lance James
Elders Representative
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Des Morgan
Director
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Christopher Cooper

YYNAC Organisational Structure

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CEO Monica Morgan and Elders Representative Uncle Lance James
Yorta Yorta Country

Traditional Yorta Yorta lands lie on both sides of the Murray River roughly from Cohuna to Albury / Wodonga. They include towns such as Echuca, Shepparton, Benalla, Corowa and Wangaratta and extend northwards to just south of Deniliquin.

Yorta Yorta Language

YYNAC have committed themselves to ensuring that Yorta Yorta Language is alive and shared with all you mob out there.  As you know, for too long our language has only been spoken by a few and only limited people of our mob can do so fluently. 

Cultural Heritage Unit

Aboriginal organisations can apply to the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council to become registered Aboriginal parties which confers on them the right to become involved in decision-making on issues of Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Woka Walla Enterprise

Woka Walla is YYNAC owned and operated providing employment and training for Yorta Yorta and other Aboriginal people. Our employees are committed to caring for Yorta Yorta lands, water, cultural heritage and the environment. 

Land Management

In 2010 the Yorta Yorta community and the State of Victoria came together and agreed to develop a Joint Management Plan for the Barmah National Park in which this knowledge and skill would be used to nurture this Country back to health.