Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation needs to be placed "back in the hands of the Arrernte people as the native title holders of Central Australia," says Ian McAdam (see report below).
His appointment as the chairman of town's native title organisation was confirmed today.
He says the group, which is emerging from years of internal strife, "will play a bigger role in our community.
"We will focus on regaining the trust of forgotten native title holders and work hard to strengthen the relationship with the Alice Springs community as a whole.
" The directors, drawn from the three estate groups, are:-
Antulye: Mr McAdam (chairperson); Willy Satour, Felicity Hayes and Janice Harris.
Irlpme: Noel Kruger (deputy chairperson); Kathy Martin, Bonita Kopp and Raymond Peters.
Mparntwe: Michael Liddle (deputy chairperson); Tessa Campbell, Carolyn Liddle and Ian Conway.