Leah House is a Ngambri-Ngunnawal woman who acknowledges her ancestors in the ACT and surrounding regions. Having grown up in her community, Leah draws on her childhood and lived experiences to guide her.
Leah began her career helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people access education and strengthen their cultural identities. In 2018, Leah was awarded ACT Public Education Volunteer of the Year for her contribution to Namadgi School and ACT public education.
Journeying into the community legal sector, Leah supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women engaged with the legal system and helped women at Alexander Maconochie Centre reintegrate into the community.
As a member of the ACT Domestic Violence Prevention Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group, Leah works closely with the community and government to address domestic and family violence.
Now an Aboriginal Victims Liaison Officer at the ACT Human Rights Commission, Leah works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children who have been victims of crimes.
As a proud advocate and dedicated supporter of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Leah would like to see the Elected Body become more grassroots. To her this means more community voices at the table with local government.