Yiriman Project

Yiriman Story

The Yiriman Project is a non-incorporated Aboriginal organisation, auspiced by the Kimberly Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC). Established in 2000 and initially implemented in Jarlmadangah Burru Aboriginal Community, the program is currently based out of Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia.

The Yiriman Project is an intergenerational, "on-Country" cultural program, conceived and developed directly by Elders from four Kimberly language groups- Nyikina, Mangala, Karajarri and Walmajarri- and whose aim is to "build stories in young people".

These four language groups form their own culture block, having similar cultural, geographical, language and kinship ties across a vast region of traditional lands stretching from the coastline south of Broome, inland to the desert areas south and just east of Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia. These ties lend themselves to the strength and success of the Yiriman Project.

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Reconciliation Australia 2012 Indigenous Governance Award

We are happy to announce that the Yiriman Project has won the Reconciliation Australia 2012 Indigenous Governance Award (IGA) in Category B: Outstanding examples of Indigenous governance in a non-incorporated initiative or project.

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The Yiriman Cross Country Walk 2014

The Yiriman Cross Country Walk (YXCW), conceived of, directed, and owned by Yiriman Directing Elders themselves, is a 30-day event and walk across Country, from the desert to the sea following backcountry routes traversing Walmajarri, Nyikina, Mangala, and Karajarri Country.

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