Posted: May 7th, 2013
Warinypirna (Mrs Eaton) is a Njamal and Pitjikarli Elder from the eastern Pilbara region. Her focus is on ensuring younger generations learn strong culture and law from their Elders. In 2009 she was named NAIDOC Female Elder of the Year and, in 2021, she was shortlisted in the Aboriginal category of the Western Australian of the Year Awards. Warinypirna (Mrs Eaton) completed studies at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education in Darwin and has continuously been involved in the development of health programs for Aboriginal women and children, as well as initiatives around care for the elderly. Warinypirna (Mrs Eaton) was re-elected as Deputy Co-Chairperson – Pilbara Region on the YMAC Board of Directors in June 2021. She is also the representative for YMAC as a Director of Pilbara Solar Pty Ltd.