Wagyl Kaip and Southern Noongar
SWALSC is holding sixteen Elders workshops for further discussion and development of the Cultural Advice Policy and supporting Documents.
The Cultural Advice Policy aims to renew and Preserve Noongar culture, values, land and custom and provide an avenue for Noongar culture to inform and contribute to the traditional, historical and contemporary cultural and political debate.
The workshops are not Claim Group Meetings, so any Noongar person who lives nearby is welcome to attend.
Two meetings will be held on Wagyl Kaip country:
Albany Noongar Elders Forum
5:30pm-7:30pm, Monday, 3 December 2018, Albany Leisure & Aquatic Centre, 52 Baker Road Albany.
Gnowangerup Noongar Elders Forum
12noon-2pm, Tuesday, 4 December 2018, Gnowangerup Sporting Complex, Youngenup Road Gnowangerup .
Other meetings will also be held in SWALSC’s offices in Perth.
Please contact Gail Beck or Tahn Donovan on 9358 7400 to confirm your attendance or to get answers to any questions you have, or click on this link for more information.
This page contains content specifically for the Wagyl Kaip and Southern Noongar region. It includes:
Information about community meetings and relevant handouts; and
Noongar people are eligible to be involved if they are a descendant of one or more of the Apical Ancestors that were included in either the Native Title Claim Group descriptions (Form 1) or the Native Title Agreement Group descriptions.
The six South West Native Title Settlement Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) have been authorised by the Native Title Agreement Groups and executed by the representative parties for the Native Title Agreement Groups, by SWALSC and by the State of Western Australia and other government parties. These ILUAs commenced operation on 8 June 2015, however the Settlement will not commence until after registration of the ILUAs by the Native Title Registrar and the resolution of any related court proceedings.
RNO Wagyl Kaip/Southern Noongar Relationship Committee
The Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations (RNO) Relationship Committee is the main forum between the First Quantum Minerals (FQM) and the Wagyl Kaip/Southern Noongar native title claimants. The role includes determining and proposing to FQM the annual allocation of the Education, Health and Wellbeing Fund.
Please note that SWALSC does not administer the Education, Health and Wellbeing Fund and has no role or influence in deciding how this Fund is allocated.
Ravensthorpe was put on care and maintenance as of October 1, 2017 due to the persistently low nickel price, and there is currently no activity from the Relationship Committee.
Community Information Forums
SWALSC held six Community Information Forums about the progress of the South West Native Title Settlement following the Authorisation Meetings held in early 2015. The Forums provided the Noongar community with the opportunity to ask questions about where we have been, and where we are going. The Forums were not Claim Group Meetings, so any Noongar person who lived nearby was welcome to attend.
Albany Forum, 14 October 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm, Motel Le Grande.
Agreement Group town Information sessions
Agreement Group Town Information Sessions were held for the Wagyl Kaip and Southern Noongar region:
Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 10am - 4pm at the Cannington Exhibition Centre, Cnr Albany Highway & Station Street, Cannington;
Saturday, 8 October 2016, 10am - 4pm at the Katanning Recreation and Leisure Centre, 4 Pemble Street, Katanning; and
Saturday, 29 October 2016, 10am - 4pm at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre, 52-70 Barker Road, Albany.
The documents and handouts that were presented at the meetings are available to download at the links below:
Central Services Corporation
Click here for more information about the Central Services Corporation.
Proposed Amendments to the Security Deed & Noongar Boodja Trust Deed
Consultation is underway for proposed amendments to the Security Deed and the Noongar Boodja Trust Deed. Click here for more information and for copies of the all of the formal documentation.