Former Chairman of the Central Land Council, Kwementyaye Stuart, passed away on Friday last week.
Kwementyaye Stuart was born at Jay Creek in 1932 and was a respected elder of the Arrente tribal group.
Kwementyaye Stuart held positions in the Central Land Council for many years. He was a Central Land Council delegate for the Alice Springs region for 20 years and was Chairman of the CLC between 1997 and 2001.
Kwementyaye Stuart worked tirelessly as the Chairman of the Central Land Council and oversaw the Alice Springs native title claim which was the first claim over an Australian town.
Kwementyaye Stuart worked hard to make a difference on behalf of Aboriginal people in the Central Australian region.
I acknowledge his commitment to his community and his dedication to Land Rights.
“The Government extends its deepest condolences to Kwementyaye Stuart’s family, his friends and the Central Land Council at this time,” Minister Scullion said.
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