Inala Cooper is a Yawuru woman from Broome in the Kimberley, WA. She grew up in south-west Victoria on Gunditjmara land and has lived on the land of the Kulin Nation in Melbourne for more than 20 years.
Inala has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master in Human Rights Law, and is a strong advocate for Indigenous rights and social justice. She encourages young Indigenous people to connect with their culture and to find strength in their identities.
Inala has held positions in Indigenous Affairs in the Victorian Public Service and is currently the Senior Adviser in the Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit at Monash University. Culture Is Life is her first Board appointment.