Leah House is a Ngambri woman who has lived on her ancestral Country her whole life.
Leah joined the Centre in 2018 as the Case Manager for the Mulleun Mura Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Access to Justice Program. Leah works closely with the Program’s Solicitor and across the Centre to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders women to use the legal system to get stronger outcomes for themselves, their families and their communities. She provides strong cultural knowledge and leadership to support cultural safety and self-determination for Aboriginal women at the Centre and across the Canberra community.
Leah also has a strong commitment to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are able to access education with our discrimination and that the education system should support and strengthen young people’s cultural identity. She was named ACT Public Education Volunteer of the year in 2018 for her contributions to ACT public schools in recognition of her work to this end.
Leah sits on the ACT Domestic Violence Prevention Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group where she works closely with community and government in addressing domestic and family violence in the Canberra community.
In her personal capacity as a local leader, Leah also assists in running the Aboriginal Tent Embassy which has been a central location advocating for Land Rights and Indigenous Sovereignty since its establishment in 1972.