Ya, arni ngini Nampin Dianne Stokes.
I’m a Warumungu and Warlmanpa woman who has lived and worked in the Barkly my entire life. Since 2021, I’ve been the Deputy Mayor of Barkly Regional Council.
Locals will remember I helped to lead a decade-long successful community campaign to stop Federal Government plans to impose a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty near Tennant Creek.
I am committed to helping local families stay connected through well-resourced Family Centres that can support parents, carers and young people to stay together and out of the welfare and criminal justice system. I advocate for better services for homelands residents so they can stay on Country with opportunities for work, healthcare and education instead of being forced to move to town, putting pressure on housing and other services in Tennant Creek.
I will fight to protect Country from damaging activities like gas fracking and to ensure safe drinking water for all communities.
I live in Karlumpurlpa and I currently represent residents of Patta Ward in Barkly Regional Council, which includes Tennant Creek and surrounding Northern and Western communities.