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Woman with hair tied back wearing blue shirt stands in front of coffee making machine with cups and shelving in the background.
Stories | 31 Jul 2017

Qualifying for AccorHotel’s 2017 Hotel Management Traineeship program requires hard work and commitment. Wiradjuri woman Amyee McLaren has those qualities in abundance and is supported by EPI partners, AccorHotels Pacific.

Three Torres Strait Islanders are standing at a desk looking at a note book. The woman in the middle is explaining something to the two men around her. There are other people in the background.
Stories | 24 Jul 2017

Rangers and council staff in the Torres Strait recently completed ‘Eyes and Ears’ training which improved their ability to protect and manage their country.

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.

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.

Middle aged Aboriginal woman in an industrial kitchen, making chilli with the help of kitchen appliances.
Stories | 12 Jul 2017

Karratha elder Valerie Holborow has been using her grandmother’s recipe to make chilli for years. She is now selling the chilli and it is proving to be very popular.

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.

Indigenous man in the Australian basketball uniform dribbles a basketball down the court with a crowd in the background looking on.
Stories | 5 Jul 2017

Patrick Mills has been named the prestigious 2017 National NAIDOC Person of the Year for his outstanding success on the basketball court and his inspirational role off it.