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Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation

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Overview

The Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation administers land on behalf of the Eastern Guruma people. The ownership over the land was recognised in the Eastern Guruma native title determination of 2007 and Eastern Guruma – Area B determination of 2012.

The first determination arose from a native title claim filed in 1997. It covered an area of 8,700 square kilometres in the Eastern Pilbara. Over ten years this claim was mediated by all parties. All parties agreed that the Eastern Guruma people had non-excluvise native title rights to possession, occupation and use of the claim area. This was the first claim negotiated in the Pilbara.

In addition to this determination, the Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation also administers an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with local pastoralists on how their native title rights are to be exercised and how pastoral leases are to be renewed.

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).