Mayor Robbie Sands brings several years of experience working within the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council, under the Elders who guided it through its infancy. Employed by the Council in a number of roles since 1992, Mayor Sands worked his way up to the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer, which he held for seven years.
He continues to represent the community through a number of committees and clubs, including the Sports and Recreation Association and the Kowanyama Rodeo committee. Mayor Sands says he has learnt a great deal from working with these groups and that their guidance, support and philosophies provide the basis for his objectives and goals.
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons.