Jacinta Nampijinpa Price

Director of Indigenous Program

Jacinta Nampijinpa Price

Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is a Warlpiri/Celtic woman from Alice Springs. She has worked as a Cross-Cultural Consultant for nearly 20 years to create understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia. She is deeply involved within her community as well as communities throughout the Northern Territory.  In 2015 she was elected to Alice Springs Town Council.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of the not-for-profit Yangapi Productions, which delivers a number of ‘Healthy Living’ travelling musical productions to early childhood audiences in remote communities throughout Australia.
Jacinta and her mother, former NT Government Minister Bess Price, have for many years advocated against domestic violence and the need for positive cultural change. Throughout the platforms of television, visual art, music, women’s AFL and local government, Jacinta has worked with a number of initiatives to empower young Indigenous children, girls and women.


Featured Publication

  • Changing the Narrative 01 June 2019
    Prospectus for the CIS Indigenous Research Program  Despite meaningful intentions by government and NGOs to close the gap, the billions of dollars spent have not achieved their goal. In order to begin to solve the issues faced by Australia’s most…...
    Prospectus for the CIS Indigenous Research Program  Despite meaningful intentions by government and NGOs to close the gap, the billions of dollars spent have not achieved their goal. In order to begin to solve the issues faced by Australia’s most…
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Media & Commentary

  • Reconciliation means shared ways forward 28 May 2020 | IDEAS@THECENTRE
    Reconciliation Week logically throws up the question of ways forward for Indigenous Australians to address disadvantage and the attendant problems of under-education and under-employment. Responses to this have been increasingly split into two sides — one that essentially calls for…
    Reconciliation Week logically throws up the question of ways forward for Indigenous Australians to address disadvantage and the attendant problems of under-education and under-employment. Responses to this have been increasingly split into two sides — one that essentially calls for…
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  • Let the penalty fit the crime 09 March 2020 | The Australian
    In November 2018, a seven-year-old girl was savagely raped by a man in the toilet of a Sydney dance studio. The month before, a two-year-old girl was brutally raped by a man in a Tennant Creek home. Last month, the…
    In November 2018, a seven-year-old girl was savagely raped by a man in the toilet of a Sydney dance studio. The month before, a two-year-old girl was brutally raped by a man in a Tennant Creek home. Last month, the…
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  • Reject division 20 February 2020 | IDEAS@THECENTRE
    Last week the Prime Minister delivered the latest (not) Closing the Gap report, which again shows how little progress has been made in the 12 years since the “Gap” targets and process started. In many areas, although progress has actually been…
    Last week the Prime Minister delivered the latest (not) Closing the Gap report, which again shows how little progress has been made in the 12 years since the “Gap” targets and process started. In many areas, although progress has actually been…
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  • Closing the gap requires us to reject separatism 15 February 2020 | Canberra Times
    This week the Prime Minister delivered the latest (not) Closing the Gapreport, which again shows how little progress has been made in the 12 years since the “Gap” targets and process started. In many areas, although progress has actually been…
    This week the Prime Minister delivered the latest (not) Closing the Gapreport, which again shows how little progress has been made in the 12 years since the “Gap” targets and process started. In many areas, although progress has actually been…
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  • Change laws that enable violence 14 February 2020 | ideas@theCentre
    Claims that those of us who decry the violence against Aboriginal women and children are seeking the abandonment of indigen­ous culture are a straw man argument meant to deflect attention from the real issues. Culture is an important part of…
    Claims that those of us who decry the violence against Aboriginal women and children are seeking the abandonment of indigen­ous culture are a straw man argument meant to deflect attention from the real issues. Culture is an important part of…
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Publications

  • Ending the Violence in Indigenous Communities 05 December 2016 | OP152
    Urgent action is need to address the epidemic of violence in Indigenous communities. Aboriginal women are between 37 and 80 times more likely to experience family violence than non-Indigenous women. For too long, the voices of the victims of domestic violence have been oppressed and silenced. As part of its…...
    Urgent action is need to address the epidemic of violence in Indigenous communities. Aboriginal women are between 37 and 80 times more likely to experience family violence than non-Indigenous women. For too long, the voices of the victims of domestic violence have been oppressed and silenced. As part of its…
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  • Homeland Truths: The Unspoken Epidemic of Violence in Indigenous Communities 25 July 2016 | OP148
    Jacinta Nampijinpa Price’s speech is a powerful personal plea to stop the violence against women and children by men and in particular, indigenous males.  She talks about the need for positive cultural change and for Indigenous people to take back responsibility to resolve entrenched issues. Held annually to honour the…...
    Jacinta Nampijinpa Price’s speech is a powerful personal plea to stop the violence against women and children by men and in particular, indigenous males.  She talks about the need for positive cultural change and for Indigenous people to take back responsibility to resolve entrenched issues. Held annually to honour the…
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