The town's native title organisation has brought back "the decision making and administration to a focus on our elders, our language and our culture,” says Lhere Artepe's Ian McAdam (pictured).
A recent meeting re-confirmed him as the chairperson of the corporation made up of "three Native Title groups who are custodians of the lands in and around Alice Springs".
Putting an end to years of turmoil Mr McAdam says: "Many of our elders were present and we are confident that we can return the Corporation to a respectable arrangement for the future operation and planning of the Corporation.
"We also have a backlog of requests for discussions with the Board by Government and members of the public and I thank those who have been patient with us.
"I am making this statement to the media to convey that we will move forward steadily and with a commitment to be the Corporation which gives respect and priority to our elders and the native title members who are today standing proud now that they have regained control of an organisation that was hard won by many of our elders who are no longer with us.
"They taught us that we have responsibilities to all of our people including our youth."
The board members, from the three estate groups, are:-
Antulye: Ian McAdam, Willy Satour, Felicity Hayes and Janice Harris (who is also the new director). Irlpme: Noel Kruger (Deputy Chair), Kathy Martin, Bonita Kopp and Raymond Peters. Mparntwe: Michael Liddle, Tessa Campbell, Carolyn Liddle and Ian Conway.
Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation has a new chairman, Ian McAdam (pictured left), who is replacing Brian Stirling (pictured right), according to an executive member of the group.
Noel Kruger remains as one vice-chairman and Michael Liddle has been appointed as the second.
Eight of the 12 executive members have survived the shake-up, while four new ones have been appointed, including Ian Conway, one of the leading reformers of the town's native title group.
The changes follow years of turmoil within the group, and recently the sacking of CEO Darryl Pearce, to whom Mr Stirling was close.
The source says more decisions will be made on Monday.
The changes have been approved by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, according to the source.
Mr McAdam works for the education department and is the assistant director, Alice Springs Football Academy - The Clontarf Foundation. He is also a participant in the Desert Knowledge leadership program (its website is the source of Mr McAdam's photo). ERWIN CHLANDA reports. SEE BELOW for more Lhere Artepe reports.