Central Land Council policy manager, Dr Josie Douglas, leads the council’s advocacy and research across policy areas ranging from land rights, remote housing and education to constitutional reform and treaty.
Josie has worked in community controlled organisations and held senior research positions at the CSIRO and the Charles Darwin University.
In 2017, she was awarded the W.H. Stanner Award for her PhD research on young people and intergenerational transmission and acquisition of ecological knowledge.
Josie is descended from the Wardaman people whose traditional lands lie to the south-west of Katherine in the Northern Territory and has lived and worked on the lands of Arrernte people in Alice Springs since 1991.