Leslie Tungatalum, Co-Chair
Leslie Tungatalum is the Co-Chair of TITEB and a Miyartuwi (Pandanus) elder from Bathurst Island. He went to school in Nguiu before moving to Darwin to complete high school at St John’s College. He then studied climate, science, and history at the School of the Air, followed by Sport and Recreation, and TEABBA Radio training. On his return to Nguiu, he worked in the club as a bartender where he was Assistant Manager for 13 years.
In 2022, he reflected on TITEB’s progress:
This year we have learnt a lot about what we can achieve when we all pull together. We are excited about the future. Our young people can go to university or continue their training here on the Islands, and there are many business opportunities, but we need more ideas and input from people in each community about what they need.
Leslie is committed to setting an example for young people and seeing them become leaders of the community, making good decisions for our people, living and working, not sitting down.