New team to lead the Land Rights network in NSW

10 December, 2015

New team to lead the Land Rights network in NSW

Wiradjuri man Roy Ah-See and Gamilaraay woman Anne Dennis have been elected as the new Chair and Deputy Chair of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.

They were elected by fellow Councillors at their first meeting following the 31 October election.

Cr Ah-See, representing the Sydney-Newcastle region, is a former Deputy Chair of NSWALC and says it’s a great honour to lead the largest Aboriginal organisation in Australia.

“To be elected Chair of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council is a great honour and I pay tribute to the former Chair Craig Cromelin for providing stable leadership for the network.

“I look forward to working closely with my fellow Councillors, Local Aboriginal Land Councils and the broader network and stakeholders to leverage our land gains into programs that strengthen culture, take care of country and further develop regional economies,” he says.

Walgett-based Cr Dennis said the new Council was looking forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead.

“By representing our network of 120 Local Aboriginal Land Councils, we are in a position to empower our mob with self-determination and economic independence,” she says.

Acknowledgement

We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.

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