Jacinta Nampijinpa Price
Director of Indigenous Program
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.
Media & Commentary
Reconciliation means shared ways forward 28 May 2020 | IDEAS@THECENTREReconciliation 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…read more
Reject division 20 February 2020 | IDEAS@THECENTRELast 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…read more
Closing the gap requires us to reject separatism 15 February 2020 | Canberra TimesThis 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…read more
Change laws that enable violence 14 February 2020 | ideas@theCentreClaims 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…read more
Ending the Violence in Indigenous Communities 05 December 2016 | OP152Urgent 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…READ MORE
Homeland Truths: The Unspoken Epidemic of Violence in Indigenous Communities 25 July 2016 | OP148Jacinta 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…READ MORE