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.
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…READ MORE
Media & Commentary
Changing Australia Day won't change history 12 January 2018 | DAILY TELEGRAPHAustralia Day is often heralded by ads about lamb and barbies being ‘Australian’. But what does it actually mean to be Australian? I am half Warlpiri and a mixture of Irish, Scottish and Welsh. My sons are of Warlpiri, Irish,…read more
Cashless debit cards protect Aboriginal women and children 26 December 2017 | THE AUSTRALIANThe Left seems to be increasingly more concerned with the ‘rights of the individual’ when those individuals are alcoholics, addicts and abusers assaulting female and child victims — the rights of the victims themselves are ignored. Empty rhetoric and vacuous,…read more
Indigenous people used as sacrificial lambs 01 September 2017 | Ideas@TheCentreThere was a lot of media focus on the video of street violence that Indigenous elders from Wyndham, Roebourne and Ceduna took to Canberra in a graphic appeal for our nation’s leaders to support the implementation of the cashless debit…read more
Greens should shut up and listen to Indigenous people 16 August 2017 | The AustralianWhen elders from the communities of Kununurra, Wyndham and Ceduna travelled to Canberra last week with a video revealing the appalling violence on their streets, they delivered a strong message. Those streets are war zones of drug- and alcohol-fuelled assaults…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