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.


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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

  • Feel-good measures will widen the gap 30 July 2020 | Daily Telegraph
    There are glaring problems with Ken Wyatt’s Close the Gap targets. If you are going to set a (probably unachievable) target to reduce Indigenous incarceration by 15 per cent, then it is absolutely scandalous that you don’t also set one…
    There are glaring problems with Ken Wyatt’s Close the Gap targets. If you are going to set a (probably unachievable) target to reduce Indigenous incarceration by 15 per cent, then it is absolutely scandalous that you don’t also set one…
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  • BLM’s inconvenient truth 16 July 2020 | Ideas@TheCentre
    The greatest failing of the Black Lives Matter movement in Australia, and a complete contradiction to their cause, is that it ignores the lives taken at the hands of other black people. It is also driven by the false claim…
    The greatest failing of the Black Lives Matter movement in Australia, and a complete contradiction to their cause, is that it ignores the lives taken at the hands of other black people. It is also driven by the false claim…
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  • Yes, black lives do matter. But let’s have some honesty… 09 July 2020 | SPECTATOR MAGAZINE
    The greatest failing of the Black Lives Matter movement in Australia, and a complete contradiction to their cause, is that it ignores the lives taken at the hands of other black people. It is also driven by the false claim…
    The greatest failing of the Black Lives Matter movement in Australia, and a complete contradiction to their cause, is that it ignores the lives taken at the hands of other black people. It is also driven by the false claim…
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  • Censoring history makes the past impossible to grasp 15 June 2020 | Sydney Morning Herald
    Much of history is a story of unintended consequences. What began as a protest at the brutal treatment Minneapolis police meted out to George Floyd has turned into an international movement, hijacked by manipulative people – more often than not…
    Much of history is a story of unintended consequences. What began as a protest at the brutal treatment Minneapolis police meted out to George Floyd has turned into an international movement, hijacked by manipulative people – more often than not…
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  • Black Lives Matter masks the truth behind Aboriginal deaths 09 June 2020 | Daily Telegraph
    The tsunami of virtue-signallers and protesters on our news feeds and social media platforms translating the American “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) movement and police ­violence issues to Australia is shifting focus off the far bigger problems facing indigenous ­Australians. Recent…
    The tsunami of virtue-signallers and protesters on our news feeds and social media platforms translating the American “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) movement and police ­violence issues to Australia is shifting focus off the far bigger problems facing indigenous ­Australians. Recent…
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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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