After the Court determination of our native title rights we formed the Yawuru Registered Native Title Holders Body Corporate (RNTBC), often referred to as the Yawuru PBC.
The PBC’s job is to hold and manage native title for the Yawuru people.
Francis Djiagween (Lulga) – Chairperson
Thomas Edgar (Unda) – Director
Debra Pigram – Director
Neil McKenzie – Director
Maxine Charlie – Director
Rosemary Coffin – Director
Dean Mathews – Director
Stephen (Bart) Pigram – Director
Johani Mamid – Director
Phillip Matumoto – Director
The Yawuru native title holders set up Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd (NBY), to hold land, develop income and deliver social programs for the benefit of the community.
Debra Pigram – Chairperson
Cara Peek – Director
David Puertollano – Director
Roseanne Healy – Director (Independent)
John Hoon – Director (Independent)
Yawuru are currently investing in a governance development program to build the capacity of both the Yawuru PBC and NBY Boards.
In this way Yawuru native title holders benefit from the highest standards of decision making.
A training manual and video are currently being developed. Once approved by both boards, it is proposed that the training package could be the basis of a template applicable to other native title entities in northern Australia.