The Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) has members from five traditional Aboriginal language groups from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. These language groups are the Ngarluma, Yaburara, Mardudhunera, Yindjibarndi, and Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo. MAC is governed by a Board of Directors and guided by the Murujuga Circle of Elders. MAC’s overall operations are managed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
MAC is governed by a twelve-person Board of Directors. This Board of Directors is directly elected by the membership of MAC, which consists of Aboriginal people from the five traditional Aboriginal language groups (comprising the Ngarluma, Yaburara, Mardudhunera, Yindjibarndi, and Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo). MAC’s Board of Directors works closely with the CEO, who manages the day-to-day operations of MAC. The Board of Directors is elected by MAC members at the annual AGM which is usually held in Roebourne, WA, during the month of November.
MAC’s Board of Directors is tasked with the following:
MAC’s Board of Directors consists of:
The following MAC members make up the current MAC Board of Directors:
The Murujuga Circle of Elders (CoE) consists of mature aged, Traditional Custodians of the land who are members of MAC and, as a group, represent all three contracting groups. In their unique role, the CoE strives to speak with ‘one voice’ to provide governance and advice on issues related to traditional Aboriginal cultural knowledge, such as cultural safety and working on ngurra (traditional country). The membership of MAC, as well as the wider Aboriginal community in the Pilbara region of WA, recognises the authority of the CoE for their cultural guidance on various issues involving the people and ‘country’ of Murujuga. The CoE has provided invaluable advice and support to the ranger team and to the Murujuga Land and Sea Unit. The CoE has also provided consultations on the Murujuga Cultural Management Plan, the Murujuga General and Research Protocol Guidelines, the World Heritage Tentative List Submission, and the Murujuga Rock Art Strategy.
The current members of the Murujuga Circle of Elders are:
MAC Project Director Travis McNaught is currently acting as MAC’s Chief Executive Officer. Recruitment is underway to fill the position permanently.
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