Karrina Nolan is a descendant of the Yorta Yorta people. She’s worked as an organiser, strategist, campaigner, facilitator, lobbyist and hip hop wrangler alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, young people and communities for over 25 years. She’s led programs and campaigns on women’s rights, globalisation and environmental justice with a focus on First Nations peoples. She has most recently been working with communities fighting for land justice and for the protection of country. Karrina has been focused on building the power of her mob working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities building up capacity for self-determination in the context of economic development and climate change.

Karrina is the founder executive director of Original Power, an organisation with a mission to build the power of her people. Original Power supports communities to have the capacity to organise, act decisively, share knowledge and make informed decisions that take into account long-term community needs as well as country and culture.