“When it comes to welfare and Centrelink payments, why would you want to work if you can just get your money for free.” – 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 an understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. She is deeply involved in her community as well as communities throughout the Northern Territory.
Known as a controversial figure within the Aboriginal community. Ms. Price is quite often at the center of media headlines, and isn’t afraid to speak her mind in addressing sensitive subjects affecting Aboriginal communities.
As an elected member of the Alice Springs Town Council, Councillor Price is passionate about improving the lives of indigenous children, addressing tough issues such as domestic violence and helping build a unified community.
Speaking with CAAMA Journalist Josef Jakamarra Egger, Ms. Price sheds some light on her insight and perspective in this 2-Part series in ‘Getting to know Jacinta’.