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Antakirinja Matu – Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC

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Overview

The Antakirinja Matu – Yankunytjatjara claim was first lodged on 14 November 1995 in relation to lands and waters in northern South Australia. The native title claim was resolved the 11 May 2011 at a Federal Court Hearing in Coober Pedy, Justice John Mansfield made a consent determination recognising the Antakirinja Matu – Yankunytjatjara People’s non-exclusive native title rights and interest to that area.

The Antakirinja Matu – Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Corporation administers land on behalf of the Antakirinja Matu – Yankunytjatjara people, who have been recognised as native title holders of 78,672 sq km of land and waters. The Courts has recognised their non-exclusive rights to hunt, fish, live, camp, gather and use natural resources, undertake cultural activities including relating to births and deaths, conduct ceremonies and meetings, and protect places of cultural and religious significance.

Managed by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
AIATSIS acknowledges the funding support of the Native Title Branch of
the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C).