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Our Deep Concerns with Paul Ah Chee and Dr Josie Douglas

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join our esteemed panel of local First Nations voices as they focus on future thinking. Steeped in local knowledge, they’ll discuss some of the solutions around what is needed for many communities across Central Australia, plus the desires and aspirations of the next 50 years of leadership.

An Alice Springs-based singer/songwriter, Paul Ah Chee ‘Ngala’ is Wangkangurru, Yangkuntjarra and Arrernte (southern). He has loved music since he was a young boy, but it wasn’t until he formed AMUNDA with three other local musicians in 1989 that he began to play in earnest. He recently embarked on a solo music project, Nowhere to Hide, releasing the vinyl and CD in 2023. Paul’s career has also embraced sport, business, and tourism. He is a Director on Tourism NT Board, Chair of the Aboriginal Tourism Committee and Director on the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) interim board.

Dr Josie Douglas is a long-time advocate for social justice and has been at the forefront of negotiating government policies to get the best outcomes for remote residents and communities. She is an award-winning researcher having worked for research agencies such as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Charles Darwin University (CDU). In 2017, Josie was awarded the prestigious WEH Stanner Award for her PhD. She has worked in senior executive positions at the Central Land Council (CLC) and Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, and is currently the General Manager, Professional Services, at the CLC. Josie is a descendant of the Wardaman people.

 

Details

Date:
April 16
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue

Alice Springs Desert Park
871 Larapinta Dr
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871 Australia
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