CLC

CLC DELEGATES – REGION 2

Southwest

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.”

Robert Hoosan

Aputula (Finke)
Languages: Yangkunytjatjara, Pitjantjatjara and English

CLC chair, youth worker, member of the NPY Women’s Council’s youth committee and the prescribed body corporate of native title holders at Aputula (Finke). Mr Hoosan has been a member of the CLC’s executive committee since 2019 and was a delegate when he was younger. He is also a board member of the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority. He has worked as a CLC field officer, police officer, health worker and chaired the NT Uniting Church.

“I love to listen to people and try to guide them, and I need them to guide me too. We delegates, the remote communities, are the land council. We’ve got good delegates and staff, both men and women, and we’ve got to work together. The land council’s future looks bright.”

Rene Kulitja

Mutitjulu
Languages: Pitjantjatjara, Yangkunytjatjara and English

Artist, actor, teacher and contributor to the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjanjatjara Yangkunytjatjara Women’s Council’s Uti Kulintjaku mental health project and long-standing women’s council director.

Board member of the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park, Maruku Arts and the Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation. Director of the Seven Sisters Tjukurrpa project who danced at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Member of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir. Looked after young petrol sniffers and travelled across the world to research substance misuse in First Nations communities.

“I am proud of the handback of Uluru and the closure of the climb, and really proud of the work for Uti Kulintjaku.

“I want to talk up strong for my country, to look after young people and teach them to learn culture. I will keep doing this work so that this knowledge passes through the generations.”

Lillian Inkamala

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

Former Anangu Downs Ranger.

“I would like to see more support for homelands and ranger programs so that we can look after country.”

“My parents used to go to land council meetings. When I was 15 or 16 my family got some land at Perentie Bore, to stay away from the roadhouse. That’s where they built Imanpa. Growing up my family – five children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild – is one of my best achievements.”

Sammy Wilson

Mutitjulu
Languages: Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and English

Owner/operator of Uluru Family Tours. Former chair of the CLC and  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.”

Janine Clyne

Watarrka (Kings Canyon) outstations
Languages: Pitjantjatjara, Yangkunytjatjara, Matutjara, Warlpiri and English

“I grew up on country and have become a delegate to support my country and family. I’ll speak up strong.  My father was a delegate and now I’m proud to be following in his footsteps.”

Jacob Carrol

Utju (Areyonga)
Languages: Pitjantjara and English

Worked for the MacDonnell Regional Council in Kaltukatjara and Utju since the 1990s.

“I want to get improvements to our roads. We used to fix potholes with gravel, but now we don’t get help from the shire. We need support from the shire to get work. We need our white cards so we can do the work.

“Our young people need jobs. I’m going to talk up for this on the council.”

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Kaltukatjara (Docker River)
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Kaltukatjara (Docker River)
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Ukaka (Tempe Downs)
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