Sam Yates is the Producer of Tarnanthi, supporting the artistic vision of Tarnanthi’s Artistic Director, Nici Cumpston. Sam was previously at Country Arts SA, where she was the First Nations Arts and Culture Manager. She led the development of the organisation’s Reconciliation Action Plans, which involved creating policy and increasing First Nations employment and representation across the organisation. She was also a Producer on the Wild Dog Project, a multi-year cultural maintenance project following the trade routes and storylines of the dingo creation story across Australia, which is part of Tarnanthi. She has English, Irish, Scottish and Aboriginal (Taungurung) heritage.