Ms Karina Lester is a Yankunytjatjara Anangu woman from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands) in the far North West of South Australia. Karina grew up in the remote community of Mimili in the beautiful Everard Ranges, with her father’s people and is very determined to keep her language alive and ongoing for the future generations.
Karina is also a keen anti-nuclear activist, sharing not only her late father’s (Yami Lester) story but her grandmother’s story of the British Nuclear Tests in the 1950’s – 1960’s and speaks strongly about the impacts felt by her people. Karina is an ICAN Ambassador and participated in the negotiating conference for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. She has played a leading role in campaigns to prevent international nuclear waste storage in South Australia.