Ms Djapirri Mununggirritj

Ms Mununggirritj is a Yolngu elder from North East Arnhem Land; a strong woman with a deep commitment to her people. She is currently working as an Indigenous Engagement Officer and is a trailblazer in the political arena. Ms Mununggirritj was instrumental in establishing the Yirrkala Women’s Patrol which saw Aboriginal elders walk the streets late at night to successfully deal with domestic violence, alcohol and other community safety issues. In 2011 she received the Northern Territory Australia’s Local Hero Award.