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
Changing the date of Australia Day won’t change our reality 15 January 2020 | The Daily TelegraphAustralia Day is just around the corner but mercifully we have not yet been bombarded with the usual calls to change the date. We can assume that some of this has been due to the trauma of this year’s catastrophic bushfire…read more
Uluru spotlights prosperity question 01 November 2019 | Ideas@TheCentreProgressives have been celebrating the closure of the Uluru climb as a triumph for Indigenous rights. The reality is such politicisation detracts from the deep spiritual significance of the closure for the current Traditional Owners. As Australians, we are not…read more
Real solutions for Indigenous problems 16 August 2019 | Ideas@TheCentreThe vast majority of Australians — including many Australians of Aboriginal descent — know very little of the reality of the situation on remote communities and the extent to which aspects of traditional culture play a significant role in the…read more
Power, inclusion and exclusion; my concerns about a 'Voice' 20 July 2019 | NITV SBS OnlineThe Uluru Statement of the Heart proposes a ‘Voice’ representing Indigenous Australians be enshrined within the constitution, to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to be formally consulted on legislation and policy affecting their communities. Minister for Indigenous Australians,…read more
Keeping Indigenous flag on Harbour Bridge is a hollow gesture 02 February 2018 | DAILY TELEGRAPHAll aboard the ‘virtue signaling’ train! Another day, another candidate vying for votes through the increasingly common campaign tactic of conspicuous spouting of a moral stance aimed at harvesting votes. New South Wales Labor Opposition leader Luke Foley has announced…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