Lessons From the Heart: Young Voices and Old Wisdom
Sally Scales is a Pitjantjatjara woman from Pipalyatjara in the far west of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in remote South Australia.
She is the youngest person ever elected as Chairperson of the APY Executive Board Council, and the second women to hold the position.
Sally has worked with the APY Art Centre Collective since 2013 in cultural liaison, elder support and spokesperson roles. In addition to working with the collective, Sally undertakes consultancy work for the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Sally is part of the youth leadership team for the Uluru Statement reform, having been involved in the Referendum Council’s Constitution regional dialogues in Ross River, Adelaide and national convention in Uluru in 2017. Since then Sally has been involved with leadership for Voice, Treaty and Truth.
On top of all of these commitments, Sally is foster mum to almost four-year-old Walter.