Alice Springs


Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa)
Language: Eastern Arrernte and English.

Community leader and school attendance officer at Ltyentye Apurte. Director of the community’s Atyenhenge Atherre Aboriginal Corporation and member of Ltyentye Apurte’s community development working group. “I am proud of representing my community as a CLC delegate and of achieving 90% school attendance. Our school has a nutrition program, so our students have breakfast and lunch at school.”


Languages: Arrernte, Yangkunytjatjarra and English.

“My community elected me to represent them. I am new, so I want to learn first how to talk up. My cousin was a CLC delegate and is sick. I want to help represent my family.”


Alice Springs native title holders
Languages: Central Arrernte and English.

Cultural advisor at the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, former IAD assistant language teacher and CLC native title unit employee. Passes on language and culture to children and looks after community youth.

“I am involved in decision making for our communities to make things better. We need to work together to improve our future.”


Languages: Arrernte, Luritja, Pitjantjatjara and English.

CLC delegate since 1986, Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority board member and former Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA) advisory committee member.”I want to work towards independence for West Waterhouse outstation and getting young people involved.I am following in the footsteps of my uncle Luther Ubutja, to be strong and looking after country.”


Yatesman Bore
Languages: Luritja, Western and Eastern Arrernte and English.

Educated at Santa Teresa school. Former carpenter, station, aged care and dialysis worker. CLC delegate since 1995. “I am proud of what I have done, where I am now and being a strong speaker.”


Alice Springs town camps
Languages: English.

Second female CLC deputy chair. First female CLC delegate for Tangentyere Council, where she co-coordinates the family safety group targeting domestic violence in town camps. Youth worker and Aboriginals Benefit Account advisory committee member. Uluru Statement working group member.

Engagement officer with the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT. Former Green Party candidate and board member of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association, Institute for Aboriginal Development and Central Australian Aboriginal Programmes Unit. National Nuclear Free Alliance and co-chair of Aboriginal Housing NT. Advocate for a better education system.


Ntaria (Hermannsburg) outstations
Languages: Western Arrernte and English.

Employed by the Tjuwanpa Resource Centre in Ntaria, “working with young men on skills such as welding” and community driven development projects, for example cemeteries upgrades. Member of the Wurla Nyinta local reference group and Ntaria’s community development working group. Former researcher with NintiOne and the Strehlow Research Centre.


Alice Springs town camps
Languages: Western Aranda, Pitjantjatjara, Yangkunytjatjarra and English.

President of the Macdonnell Regional Council. “I would like to see outstations recognised. We are eight people living on my outstation, Yakala, and we need housing so the young adults and young married can stay living on country.”


Ntaria (Hermannsburg)
Languages: Western Arrente and English.

CLC delegate since 1993, former chair of the Tjuwanpa Resource Centre and member of Ntaria’s community lease money working group. “I am proud to be working with the CLC, the land and the Western Arrernte people. I have learnt a lot from the CLC in that time. It is good to work with CLC members and young members coming on board.”


Ntaria (Hermannsburg) outstations
Languages: Western Arrernte and English.

Works with CDP (work for the dole scheme), supporting young fellas with activities. “I’m a new delegate and want to learn more about how the land council works.”


Alice Springs native title holders
Languages: Western Arrernte and English.

Worked in senior roles at the Central and Northern land councils, former CEO of the Manungurra Aboriginal Corporation which “does investment and community development for my wife’s family”.
“I am helping Lhere Artepe (the Alice Springs native title holders’ prescribed body corporate) to reach its potential.”


Alice Springs outstations
Languages: Arrernte and English.

Former labourer, stockman and road crew supervisor. “I want to talk about what is happening in the homelands and support for enterprises on homelands, educating young people and tourists.

I am interested in teaching young people to look after cattle and break in horses. I was also in the movie Sweet Country and interested in doing more of that.”


Languages: Arrernte, Anmatjere and English

Pensioner, former board member at the Central Australian Aboriginal  Congress, Stolen  Generations case worker and development officer at ANZAC Hill high school. “Education is what I have done all my life.”


Languages: Central Arrernte, Warlpiri and English.

Artist, CLC delegate since 1998, advocate for community rights, chair of the Amoonguna Health Board. Director of the Imwernkenhe Aboriginal Corporation and member of the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory. Proud of helping to make Amoonguna independent and “taking control of things the community needs”.


Wallace Rockhole
Languages: Pitjantjatjara, Arrernte and English.

Former Aboriginal Interpreter Services employee. “I would like to follow in my father’s footsteps and be a role model for my community and my people.”