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.
China has more than a million dollar millionaires, their number has swelled by 31% in 2010, according to Bloomberg, they're within eight hours' flying and pretty well in the same time zone as us.
That's the good news. The bad news is we don't have much of an idea of how to turn them into customers for our ailing tourism industry. Alice photographer Steve Strike is a five year veteran of the China trade, focussing on art and special tours. He says the only way to success in China is the hard, old-fashioned way: Footslogging and nurturing personal relationships.
"They want to deal with the operators direct, face to face, with people they have met and have a rapport with." ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTOS: Above –Art dealer Sun Kongyang from Shanghai trying a grub.Above right –Jade Yang and Mr Sun with local artists Audrey Nampitjinpa and Doreen Nakamarra on a witchetty hunting trip in The Centre, organised by tourism operator Steve Strike.