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Three people standing together with plants behind them. The man in the middle is holding a large blue plate while a woman is standing to his right and man to his left.
Stories | 21 Jul 2017

Dr James Charles is the 2017 National NAIDOC Scholar of the Year for his work on improving foot health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Announcements | 21 Jul 2017

Scientists at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO) Centre for Accelerator Science and Australian Synchrotron were part of a team who have found new proof of the earliest occupation in Australia – some 65,000 years – in Kakadu National Park.

A young Aboriginal woman in evening wear holding a large blue plate.
Stories | 19 Jul 2017

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.

Six young athletes stand in the red dirt of central Australia.
Stories | 18 Jul 2017

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.

Announcements | 14 Jul 2017

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has paid tribute to Mr Booth Senior, a highly respected Warramunga elder who recently passed away in Binjari.

Announcements | 14 Jul 2017

The 2017 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) 2017 is underway.

Announcements | 10 Jul 2017

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, have paid tribute to Mr Chi, an admired playwright, musician and composer who passed away in his hometown of Broome late last month.

Indigenous male stands next to an older Indigenous woman on red carpet, the woman is holding large blue plate.
Stories | 6 Jul 2017

Yuggera Elder Aunty Faye Carr from Ipswich, Queensland has been named the 2017 National NAIDOC Female Elder of the Year for her long contribution to her community.

An elderly Aboriginal man holds a large blue plate with a younger Aboriginal man standing to his right and an Aboriginal man with a grey beard standing to his left.
Stories | 6 Jul 2017

Badimaya man Ollie George has been named the 2017 National NAIDOC Male Elder of the Year Award for his tireless work preserving the Badimaya language.

An Aboriginal woman holding a large golden coloured plate with the words “2017 National NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award”.
Stories | 6 Jul 2017

Noongar woman Di Ryder is the 2017 National NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award winner.