Strong leadership shapes a positive future

Nearly 200 Aboriginal leaders gathered in Alice Springs this month for the 2019 Aboriginal Leadership and Governance Forum.

The one day forum, held annually, brings together emerging and established Aboriginal leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities with locally-led leadership and governance.

It is also the first major event each year for new members of First Circles, a year-long NT Government program that gives 16 Aboriginal Territorians the opportunity to develop and expand their leadership skills, with the aim of participants returning to communities as strong leaders.

Many past graduates have gone on to represent their communities at the Territory, national or international level, which has provided opportunities to advocate for change and connect with diverse networks across different regions.

The Aboriginal Governance Forum is part of the Territory Labor Government’s investment in improving the lives of Aboriginal Territorians through local decision making, treaty discussions and support for communities to realise their social and economic aspirations.

By providing increased leadership opportunities the NT Government is supporting economic development, long term sustainability and communities that are locally-led.

For more information about the First Circles Leadership Program

2019 Aboriginal Leadership and Governance Forum