The FPMMAC are in the process of seeking native title determination and this application was filed on 8 October 2015. See a map of the claim area below under documents.
Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) status in Victoria
The FPMMAC was appointed by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council as a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) on 5 December 2018 under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.
Area of responsibility
In its role as a RAP, the FPMMAC are responsible for areas in the north west of Victoria that runs south of the Murray River to the Mallee Highway, and west from the Calder Highway to the South Australian Border, including the Murray-Sunset National Park. See a map of the area below under documents.
The first RAP application from FPMMAC was declined on 6 December 2017. However, on 5 December 2018, the application was approved on the basis that FPMMAC represents the Traditional Owners of the decision area. See the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council's website for a detailed decision history.
Activities as a RAP
The FPMMAC are working closely with Parks Victoria in Ponnun Pulgi. Ponnun Pulgi is a project that supports traditional owners to restore the landscape that protects their ancestors' resting place. In 2021, the FPMMAC undertook work on 11 Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMP's). As part of this work, the FPMMAC have undertaken cultural heritage advice, and other site surveys and investigations in the hope to pursue World Heritage nomination status.
FPPMAC are also widely involved in funding social support programs for their community members with a focus on the needs of young people.