Speaker Bio Priscilla Atkins
Priscilla Atkins is Eastern Arrernte from Central Australia and mother of 6 children.
Priscilla is the CEO of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency which is the largest legal services in the Northern Territory providing high-quality and culturally appropriate legal aid services for Indigenous people in the Top End. She is fully engaged in pursuing the rights of Indigenous people through law and policy reform.
As the previous Deputy Chairperson of National ATSILS, Cilla aims to work towards gaining justice for Indigenous people and keeping their culture, tradition and law strong
Cilla won Northern Territory Businesswoman of the year for the 2011 community and government sector.
Cilla was featured in a book in 2014 called “The Climb” written by Geraldine Doogue on the 14 top women leaders in Australia.
She holds a Master of Arts in Producing and is included in the 2008-2015 edition of Who’s Who of Australian Women. In 2017 Cilla was a state finalist for the Australian leader & Excellence Award.
Previously Cilla was the CEO of the CAAMA Group, the largest Indigenous owned and operated multimedia organisation in Australia. She managed the commercial enterprises of the CAAMA Group through Radio Broadcasting, Remote Indigenous Broadcasting, Independent Music Label, Film and Television Production Company, Shops and Television Broadcasting.
Cilla actively promoted Indigenous culture, language, dance and music worldwide.
Cilla worked with the Australian Indigenous Communications Association in establishing the National Indigenous Television Service.
She was also the Executive Producer and Creator of the first Indigenous children’s television series calledDouble Trouble produced for a commercial network, Channel 9, and Disney. “Double Trouble” was nominated for an AFI in 2008 for “Best Children’s Drama”.
Cilla was previously on the NT Indigenous Affairs Advisory Council and was a Board Director on Indigenous Business Australia, Chairperson of the Indigenous Australian Indigenous Communications Association, Board Director of Imparja Television, National Indigenous Television Service and Indigenous Screen Australia.