CLC

CLC DELEGATES – REGION 2

Southwest

ROBERT HOOSAN

Aputula (Finke)
Languages: Yangkunytjatjara, Pitjantjatjara and English.

Member of the NPY youth committee and the prescribed body corporate of native title holders at Aputula. Former police officer, health worker and chair of the NT Uniting Church. “Being on the CLC is an important role and I am glad the community put me back on.”

CRAIG WOODS

Mutitjulu
Languagues: Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri and English.

Chair of the Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation. Former Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park employee (15 years, working as day labourer and cultural heritage project officer). “I now look after my community. I am proud of being a father to three kids. Family is very important to me and I want to teach my children what I’ve learned.”

CHARLES GIBSON

Imanpa (Mount Ebenezer)
Languages: Warlpiri and English.

Cultural advisor at the Yeperenye school in Alice Springs. “I like talking to elders about teaching kids culture and traditions. My father was a delegate and he inspired me. I like football and support the Nyirrpi Demons.”

DAVID WONGWAY

Imanpa (Mount Ebenezer)
Languages: Luritja, Pitjantjatjara and English.

Works for MacDonnell Regional Council. Former station worker, plumber, welder and fencer, police aide, night patrol worker and Angas Downs ranger. Helped to set up the Imanpa community. Proud of “going to land council meetings, fighting mining people, especially if they damage the ground, and looking after country for old people and sacred sites.”

BRUCE BREADEN

Ukaka (Tempe Downs)
Languages: Martutjarra, Luritja, Pitjantjatjara, Arrernte and English.

Former CLC chair and stockman. “I have fought for land for more than 40 years, including for the Tempe Downs land claim, and travelled to London and Geneva for the Human Rights Convention in 1992.”

STEPHEN CLYNE

Kings Canyon outstations
Languages: Luritja, Yangkunytjatjara, Pitjantjatjarra, Warlpiri, Arrernte and English.

Member of the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park Board of Joint Management, of the joint management committee of the Watarrka National Park and Nugurratjuta Aboriginal Corporation. « I like to talk strong for my country, culture.”

SAMMY WILSON

Mutitjulu
Languages: Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and English.

Owner/operator of Uluru Family Tours. Chair of the CLC and former chair of the Uluru—Kata Tjuta National Park Board of Joint Management. Former chair of the Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation.

“As a CLC delegate, I want to learn and talk up for future generations. I’m interested in developing tourism businesses that support people to live on their outstations. And I will keep talking up for my community.”

BRENDON MITCHELL

Kaltukatjara outstations
Languages: Pitjantjatjara and English.

Former CLC ranger. “I was looking after animals and water holes for three years. It’s my first time as a delegate. My community voted me in. They support me. I want to talk for my land and homeland, to talk at meetings for my community.”

MARLENE ABBOTT

Kaltukatjara (Docker River)
Languages: Pitjantjatjara and English.

Chair of the Docker River Store Corporation. Former MacDonnell Regional Council worker and Centrelink agent, Macdonnell Regional Council member, chair of local community council/regional council local authority and member of the Wananyulla Corporation.

“I want to look after community, country and people. I want to make my community and outstations better, to talk up for my area.”

GORDON TIGER

Utju (Areyonga)
Languages: Pitjantjatjara and English.

Member of the Areyonga Progress Association which runs the community’s store. “I am very proud to have been put in by Areyonga community as a CLC delegate. I want to get my land back, me and my sister.”