Lisa Mumbin is one of the most admirable Aboriginal leaders in Australia. She is chair of the Katherine-based Jawoyn Association - a role she gained after beating three prominent male Traditional Owners in an election.
Lisa dedicates her life to nurturing Jawoyn culture, protecting Jawoyn land rights and empowering Jawoyn people economically.
She was born in Katherine into a family afflicted by many of the social problems plaguing Aboriginal communities, and was brought up by uncles and an aunt in traditional ways. She left school in year 9 when she was 14.
Lisa says the most exciting day in her life was when Nitmiluk was handed back to Traditional Owners. She has spearheaded dramatic tourism development in the national park. “We have now laid a foundation for our dreams and vision,” she says. “We want our people to be in control of their own lives - running the park, owning our businesses 100%.”
Lisa Mumbin will present at October Business Month in Darwin on Monday 26 October.
Date: Monday 26 October
Time: 10am to 10:15am
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin, 116 The Esplanade, Darwin.
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