A camp held on the Bouchat Cultural Grounds just north of Weipa in Far North Queensland brought together the Napranum Men’s Group and Wujal Wujal Men’s Group for four days of hunting, fishing and most importantly, yarning.
Palawa man Dr Ian Anderson’s appointment as the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s new Deputy Secretary of Indigenous Affairs means that he is the most senior Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander official in the Australian Government.
Electrician, Sharee Yamashita was awarded 2017 National NAIDOC Apprentice of the Year in recognition of her commitment to her education and being a role model to other Indigenous and non-Indigenous women.
Latia Schefe is the 2017 National NAIDOC Awards Youth of the Year. Latia was diagnosed with cancer at age six. She underwent multiple operations and chemotherapy but still lost a kidney. However, Latia studied at her hospital and graduated from school with awards recognising her leadership abilities.
Over 120 athletes from 18 communities and cities around Australia attended the sixth running of the National Deadly Fun Run. Organised by the Indigenous Marathon Foundation, the National Deadly Fun Run is designed to promote healthy living and increase participation in running in remote Indigenous communities.