Tennant Creek

Sandra Morrison

Languages: Warlmanpa, Alywarre and English

“I am proud of teaching young kids about language and culture at primary school in Tennant Creek. A lot of people past and present are inspiring me.”

Annie Morrison

Tennant Creek
Languages: Warumungu, Warlpiri, Alyawarre and English

“I work with young families at Anyiginyi, as a community support worker for the Stronger Families program, and as supervisor for the Nyinkka Nyunyu Arts Centre. I also work as a prison liaison officer, talking to the mob in jail. I have been doing that for 35 years. I will speak up for my community.”

I also teach kids Warumungu at the primary school. I take them out and show them the country, bush medicine and tucker. I am proud of supporting our young ones and my family.”

Derek Walker

Languages: Alyawarr, Kaytetye, Warlpiri, Warrumungu and English

Works at the Alekarenge school. Member of the Alekarenge community development working group, local authority and shop committee.
“I went to Melbourne for the 2018 Indigenous Governance Awards [where the community development working group was highly commended] and gave a speech. I want to work for my community and lead the way for younger generations.”

Michael Jones

Tennant Creek
Languages: Warumungu, Warlmanpa and English

Former CLC executive member, linguistics graduate and former art and housing worker. “I am proud of my achievements as elder and first Warumungu night patrol worker, of getting the Devils Marbles back and setting up the Nyinka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre in Tennant Creek. Hatches Creek and land around that, we won that. I worked on leasing with the Australian and NT governments.”

Dianne Stokes

Languages: Warumungu, Warlmanpa and English

CLC delegate 2002-2004, campaigner against nuclear waste who helped to stop a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station. Spokeswoman for two tribes, night patrol worker and former Community Development Employment Project co-ordinator.
“I am proud of doing a community development plan for Karlumpurlpe community near Tennant Creek.”

Graham Beasley

Languages: Alyawarre and English

Community leader who supports his community on many committees, for example the school, the store, the community development working group and the farm.

“I am mentoring youth for future jobs in the community, talk to them about work and look after the elders.”

Jeremiah Corbett

Wutunugurra (Epenarra)
Languages: Alyawarre and English

First-time council member, former night patrol and shire worker. “All in the Epenarra community, to make it strong. I have been a groundsman at the school for the past three years.”

“I’m on the council to help my community.”

Anthony Crafter

Tennant Creek native title holders
Languages: Warumungu and English

First-time delegate. “I am proud to follow in my father’s footsteps.”

“I have a Certificate 3 in land management. I would like young people to contribute ideas on the council and to have more of a voice in native title.”

Elizabeth Dobbs

Imangara (Murray Downs)
Languages: Alyawarre and English

Works for the federal government’s work-for-the-dole scheme “I am proud of telling stories about country and community. I look after my community and help young children understand their culture.”

Basil Mick

Canteen Creek
Languages: Alywarre and English

Canteen Creek football club coach.
“I’m proud of winning my first grand final as the Canteen Creek football coach.I want to help achieve better schooling and other opportunities for the kids in the community.”

Ronald Brown

Languages: Warlmanpa, Warlpiri and English

Working on Karlantijpa North, Phillip Creek and Tennant Creek Station native title claims. Trying to set up cattle projects on homelands.

Greg Murphy

Ngurratiji (Nguyarrmini)
Languages: Warumungu, Kaytetye, Alyawarre and English

“I am proud to work on my outstation Ngurratiji mustering cattle, teaching my family. I would like the council to focus more on outstations.”



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