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Tania Major


Tania Major is a Kokoberra woman from the remote community of Kowanyama in Cape York Queensland. Since 2002 Tania has publicly addressed many national and international forums, speaking on indigenous and youth affairs.

Tania’s aim has been to bring the realities of life in many remote communities, particularly those in Cape York, to the foreground of wider Australian thinking and to engage mainstream Australians in the collaborative challenge of seeking solutions to longstanding problems.

Tania was her community first university graduate, attaining a degree in Criminology from Griffith University. At 21 she became the youngest elected regional councillor in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC).

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