Selina Walker

Co-chair, ACT Reconciliation Council

2024 ACT Local Hero

Ngunnawal woman Selina Walker is a respected emerging elder and leader whose integrity has supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and reconciliation across the ACT. 

The granddaughter of Aunty Agnes Shea, a recipient of the Order of Australia and a former ACT Chief Minister’s Senior Citizen of the Year, Selina continues her grandmother’s legacy of influencing and driving change with her unwavering efforts.  

Since 2018, Selina has promoted reconciliation as co-chair of the ACT Reconciliation Council.  

As a founding member of Yerrabi Yurwang Child and Family Aboriginal Corporation, she helps improve outcomes for Aboriginal families and children, especially those in out-of-home care.  

Selina advocates for Indigenous people within the justice system as a member of the ACT Victims of Crime and Justice Committee and has held roles to improve all children’s educational outcomes in the Catholic school system. 

A kinship carer, Selina was awarded Barnardos’ 2017 ACT Mother of the Year.