Martu voted at the 2021 AGM to use Martu wangka for the name of the land council – and so WDLAC is now JYAC!
The full name of the Corporation is:
Jamukurnu-Yapalikurnu Aboriginal Corporation (Western Desert Lands) ICN 4207
Jamukurnu-Yapalikurnu in English means Grandfathers’ country-Grandmothers’ country. The change to the name has been approved by ORIC and JYAC will keep all of the agreements and contracts signed by WDLAC.