SECOND PRE-AUTHORISATION MEETINGS
Cape York United # 1 Native Title Claim (QUD673/2014)
Atampaya Native Title Group
Thursday 11 August 2022
Cape York Land Council (CYLC) will hold a second pre-authorisation meeting on Thursday 11 August 2022 in Injinoo to discuss the proposed authorisation process for the Atampaya Native Title Group to authorise the proposed s87A native title agreement for a determination of native title over the Atampaya claim area. At this meeting, CYLC will provide a summary of the outcomes of the meetings held with the Wuthathi Native Title Group on Wednesday 27 July 2022 and the Taepadhighi Native Title Group on 28 July 2022 in relation to the common boundaries between those groups and the Atampaya Native Title Group. CYLC will seek instructions from the Atampaya Native Title Group as to the proposed area to be included in a notice to authorise the s87A native title agreement for all or part of Atampaya country to be determined in the first week of October 2022.
A determination of native title involves a decision of the Federal Court. Important things about a determination of native title include that the Federal Court determines (1) who holds native title, (2) what the native title rights are, (3) the area to which the native title rights apply after any determination is made, and (4) which corporation will represent the members of the determined native title group. Following the second pre-authorisation meeting on Thursday 11 August 2022, there will be a meeting to authorise the s87A native title agreement on Thursday 8 September 2022, where the Atampaya Native Title Group will consider whether to authorise the proposed agreement for a determination of native title. If the Native Title Group decides in the affirmative, the determination will then be sought in the Federal Court. The Court has listed a hearing for a potential consent determination in the week of 3 October 2022.
Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
CYLC will seek instructions in relation to an Indigenous Land Use Agreement for the purpose of doing agreed acts in an agreement area that covers about 2430 sq km, located approximately 90 km east of Weipa in the vicinity of Batavia Downs Homestead.
Who is invited to attend the meetings?
The meetings are open to all descendants by birth, or adoption in accordance with traditional law and custom, of one or more of the following apical ancestors:
1. Mary McDonnell & Jack Snake
2. Ourinda & Emara McDonnell Charcoal
3. Nataki Charlie
4. William 'Willie' McDonnell
5. Charlie Otomo McDonnell
6. Alligator McDonnell (aka Wondorognu/Wondoronio)
7. Wargo (father of Kitty McDonnell, Jacko and Frank Doyle)
8. Epiden & Eteman (parents of Doris Harry)
10. Sambo Wooleye (father of Simon and Sarah Peter)
11. Aitapu aka Atapu/Oitutu (spouse of Jack Wantanu McDonnell and Atunmer/Atunmu)
12. Atunmer aka Atunmu (spouse of Aitapu aka Atapu/Oitutu)
13. Jack Wantanu McDonnell (spouse of Aitapu aka Atapu/Oitutu)
Any person who is a descendant of one or more of the apical ancestors listed above is invited to attend these meetings. Please contact CYLC if you would like to confirm whether you are a descendant of one or more of the apical ancestors listed above and so entitled to attend the meeting.
The meeting will be held as follows:
Date: Thursday 11 August 2022
Venue: NPA FRC Activity Centre Injinoo, Injinoo QLD
Time: From 5:00pm
The location and time of the authorisation meeting on Thursday 8 September will be publicly notified and notices will be sent out to all members of the Native Title Group with contact details on the CYLC database. Please contact us on free call number 1800 623... or by email email@example.com to update your details.
For travel assistance or to confirm attendance, please contact Jayd Copelin by Friday 5 August 2022 on free call number 1800 623... or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that there is limited funding available for travel assistance. If you have queries about this meeting, please contact Caleb King on 0427 128... or email@example.com.
Video-conferencing and COVID-19
Video-conferencing facilities will be made available at the meeting. If you would like CYLC to arrange a video-conference from your location into the meeting, whether you live at the location of the meeting or elsewhere, please contact CYLC on the number below. Attendance by video-conference is offered because of the potential for the COVID-19 emergency to interfere with attendance. It is important to provide every opportunity for persons entitled to attend the meeting. Your safety is our priority. CYLC will take whatever means necessary to protect the health and wellbeing of its staff and clients and to mitigate the risk of the spread of COVID-19.