A storm has erupted over a strongly-worded attack penned by conservative political candidate Bess Price on a respected Aboriginal elder and two Alice Springs Amnesty International activists.

Price -- an indigenous Country Liberal candidate in the August 25 NT election -- despatched an ill-tempered 1250-word response on Tuesday to an AI pre-election survey that was quickly leaked to truth organs like the online Alice Springs News and The Australian -- which splashed it on its front page today.