Tania Major is a proud Kokoberra woman from the remote community of Kowanyama in Far North Queensland. She has been recognised as a leader and advocate for Aboriginal people at both a state and national level and within the communities of Cape York.
Tania has addressed many national and international forums, speaking on indigenous and youth affairs, as these relate to remote communities in Cape York.
In 2007 Tania was awarded Young Australian of the Year in recognition of her work.
She has a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) and a Master in Public Policy. In 2010 Tania established her own consulting and advocacy business to address education and employment barriers facing Aboriginal people in remote communities.
Tania has played a leading role in developing a project called The School Parents and Community Engagement Project. The project aims to empower and educate parents and carers about child development and the importance of their role in educating their children.
As a parent and community advocate Tania will fight for funding for our schools, healthcare services and support more local jobs to help build stronger local communities.