"I've been thinking hard about my people and how we can work together and share together and stand for the right things in the community and achieve the goals that we are aiming for."

Daphne Malibirr has been appointed as a Ramingining Traditional Owner Representative Director for our ALPA Board. 

Daphne who currently works with the Shire Council as a liaison officer and previously as a qualified teacher in the local school for the past 35 years, says her dream has come true to sit on the ALPA Board and learn how to further engage the community, especially the young ones.

"This position is a way for me to change the future and find new pathways to help our community. ALPA to me is a way to expand our knowledge through business. What ALPA has been doing to bring the people together and work together as Balanda (non-Indigenous) and Yolngu." 

"My focus is to help young people to be in a job and to see and understand what ALPA is doing especially for the young people... and they (kids) have to start and think of themselves and be in that role." 

Daphne is a respected leader and artist and also assists with the school programs as well as the Community Development Program.