PAMA IS THE WORD FOR THE ORIGINAL PEOPLES OF CAPE YORK PENINSULA.
It was the word for human beings at a time when there were only Aboriginal people in Australia. Since the arrival of white people, Pamahas come to only apply to Aboriginal people and various words like Wangarr in the Guugu Yimidhirr language – white ghost – denote white people.
At the Cape York Agenda 2.0 Summit, we adopted a set of propositions that are the guiding lights of Pama Futures.
OUR VOICES UNITED
The people of Cape York want to control their future. They want Pama Futures.
We want empowerment. We want control over the services delivered in our communities.
We want to be supported to develop our economic development priorities.
We want only the Traditional Owners to speak for and make decisions for their land.
We want PAMA Futures.