Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is a Warlpiri/Celtic woman from Alice Springs. She is an Alice Springs Town Councillor and recently became a research associate with the Centre for Independent Studies. Her thoughts and articles on aboriginal issues have been widely published. She also appears regularly on the ABC, Sky and other commercial channels. Earlier this year Jacinta made an amazing personal submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee of Human Rights enquiry into Freedom of Speech in Australia which explained how 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act encourages, rather than discourages, racism. (Full submission: 18C is not protecting anybody)
Her professional roles include working as a Cross Cultural Consultant for almost 20 years. 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. She is deeply involved within her community as well as communities throughout the Northern Territory.
Jacinta and her mother former Minister Bess Price of the NT Government 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 to empower young Indigenous children, girls and women.