Banbapuy Ganambarr is from the clan Gapiny and her moiety is Dhuwa. She has a background in education and completed her studies at Batchelor College, has been ESL Curriculum Officer Coordinator for Arnhem Curriculum Services Branch and now teaches at Yirrkala school. Her work as an author, artist, weaver, and teacher has allowed her to influence curriculum and teaching methods, and to stand up and explain community needs and goals to Government departments and officers. She also works work closely with her family, supporting them in running their cultural tourism business. Banbapuy is a member of an Indigenous-academic collaboration with academics from Macquarie University and the University of Newcastle and is an Honorary Associate of the Department of Environment and Geography at Macquarie University.