Henrietta Marrie

Local Elder

After completing a Masters in Environmental and Local Government Law at Macquarie University, Henriette was appointed as a senior professional officer with the United Nations and was the first Aboriginal Australian to be appointed to a full-time professional role.

She went on to become the North Australian Program Manager overseeing nearly $30 million in grants to promote and encourage Indigenous biological and cultural diversity across the northern regions of Australia.

In 2012, Henrietta started with the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies Traditional Knowledge Initiative.

Henrietta wants to encourage all Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people to aim high. It's important to have a voice and be passionate about what you believe in.