ANU 2018 Reconciliation Week Lecture
Mr Peter Yu is a Yawuru Man from Broome in the Kimberley region in North West Australia with over 35 years experience in Indigenous development and advocacy in the Kimberley and at the state, national and international level.
He has been an advocate for the social, cultural and economic advancement and well being of Kimberley and other Aboriginal communities for his entire career. Over this period he has been instrumental in the development of many community based regional organisations.
He was Executive Director of the Kimberley Land Council during the 1990s and had a national leadership role negotiating the Australian nation's response to the High Court's 1992 Mabo decision.
Peter was a key negotiator on behalf of the Yawuru Native Title Holders with the Western Australian State Government and Shire of Broome over the landmark 2010 Yawuru native title agreement and is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Yawuru Corporate Group.
He is a Chair of the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd (NAILSMA Ltd), Deputy Chair of the AFL Aboriginal Advisory Committee, Deputy Chair of Broome Future Ltd, a Trustee of the Princes Trust Australia (PTA) and Council Member of the Australian National University (ANU).
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