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THREE LANGUAGE GROUPS...

ONE CORPORATION

WHO WE ARE

Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) is one of Australia’s largest Aboriginal corporations, serving the Banjima, Yinhawangka and Nyiyaparli people of the Pilbara region in Western Australia. Gumala’s unique and transformational approach to poverty alleviation in a socially complex environment is enabling economic, social and community developmental solutions for Traditional Owners.

GAC was created in 1996 to represent the collective interests of the Traditional Owners — the Banjima, Yinhawangka and Nyiyaparli people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia — following negotiations with Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto).

As a result of these negotiations, the Yandi Land Use Agreement (YLUA) was signed on 1 March 1997. GAC is the Manager of the General Gumala Foundation, which is a Charitable Trust established for the distribution of the compensation monies from the YLUA.

GAC has become one of Australia’s largest Aboriginal corporations. It’s unique and transformational approach to poverty alleviation in a socially complex environment is enabling economic, social and community developmental solutions for Traditional Owners. GAC is a member-based organisation with more than 2,000 Members.

Gumala is made up of 3 entities:

GAC Services

Member Programs

Gumala was established to bring lasting and tangible benefits to the Traditional Owners for which it serves. We are dedicated to delivering programs and services to our Members that are impactful in the present and will benefit them in the long term.

Community Projects

Community driven projects make certain that Gumala is always seeking to improve the quality of life for our Members. Gumala Directors and the Traditional Owners Advisory Committee (TOAC) have identified four key strategic priority areas.

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Latest news

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Program applications close on Friday 21st June. The end of the financial year is fast approaching! If you have funds...
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Remember to submit your 23-24 Program applications before 21st June. The end of the financial year is fast approaching! If...
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We’d like to remind our Members that the end of the financial year, 30 June is fast approaching. The end...
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Gumala Aboriginal Corporation acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.