Amala Groom is a proud Wiradjuri woman who works across various fields to promote the rights and interests of Aboriginal Peoples in the advancement and implementation of Aboriginal sovereignty and self-determination.
She is a social justice advocate and fine arts/law student, an artist, a researcher and a network builder.
Amala remains active in grassroots campaigning and is a supporter of the national Aboriginal Tent Embassy movement to reclaim Aboriginal control of Aboriginal Affairs.
Since 2009, Amala has been assiduously engaging at the international level and has attended and participated in eight United Nations forums. Her experiences gathered from her vast international and domestic travels have helped shaped her view on the colonial project, the tactics of imperialism that have been used to colonise Indigenous Peoples throughout the world as well as develop practical approaches to recovering from the impacts of colonisation both spiritually, socially and politically.
As a means of cultural expression Amala began painting in 2012 and her work ‘Thank you’ was highly commended by the Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize 2013. This work was a segue to her first solo exhibition The Cider Series launched in January 2014 by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore.
Amala is proud to be currently be working with Ngalaya Aboriginal Corporation (NSW network of Aboriginal legal professionals) developing and implementing their strategic plan.
Her first production credit for B is for Boong will be appearing on National Indigenous Television (NITV) in 2014.
Amala sits on various boards and committees and is a delegate to the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.