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Stories | 23 May 2016

Lani Balzan, a proud Wiradjuri Aboriginal woman from NSW, is this year’s winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Poster Competition.

Aboriginal man in full army uniform standing with trees in the background.
Stories | 1 Oct 2015

When the Australian Defence Force decided to send Indigenous soldiers to Gallipoli to perform a ceremony for elders who fell there, they turned to Norman Daymirringu to lead it.

Elderly Indigenous woman, dressed in dark brown over coat and pink and white blouse, holding a blue award in the shape of a plate.
Stories | 10 Aug 2015

Veronica Perrule Dobson is an Eastern Arrernte Elder, often sought out for her expertise in language, culture and the environment.

Indigenous man dressed in grey suit holding blue plate displaying the text 2015 National NAIDOC
Stories | 29 Jul 2015

Campaigning for recognition of Indigenous veterans, supporting the youth of Geraldton and promoting Yamatji culture are just some of the many reasons Amangu Badimia man Graham Taylor was named 2015 National NAIDOC Male Elder of the Year.

Indigenous man playing a guitar and wearing pale shirt and dark trousers.
Stories | 23 Jul 2015

A self-taught virtuoso guitarist with a passion for reconciliation, Torres Strait Islander Chris Tamwoy has been named 2015 National NAIDOC Youth of the Year.

Indigenous woman Michelle Deshong holding blue plate shaped award.
Stories | 21 Jul 2015

Kuku Yulanji woman Michelle Deshong has received many academic honours in her time, but she said none could compare to being named 2015 National NAIDOC Scholar of the Year.

Girringun rangers Cindy-Lou Togo and Evelyn Ivey
Stories | 16 Jul 2015

Girringun Aboriginal Corporation cares for more than one million hectares of land and sea on behalf of nine Traditional Owner groups in North Queensland, Bandjin, Girramay, Gulnay, Djiru, Jirrbal, Nywaigi, Waragnu, Wargamay, and Gugu Badhun. 

Krystal with arm around Aunty Edna
Stories | 8 Jul 2015

Residents of the Hornsby Shire in north-west Sydney can now learn about the Aboriginal history and culture of the area they live in just by searching online.

Mike Fordham reading from a text while seated at a bench in the United Nations general assembly room
Stories | 18 May 2015

Mike Fordham from the Prime Minister’s Department and Emily Pugin from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade recently travelled to New York to represent the Australian Government at a meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Photo of Vince Coulthard - 2015 SA Australia’s Local Hero
Stories | 23 Jan 2015

It is appropriate that Aboriginal Elder Vince Coulthard from Port Augusta is South Australia’s nominee for Australia’s Local Hero 2015.