National NAIDOC Award Winners 2024

National NAIDOC Award Winners 2024

The winners of this year's National NAIDOC Awards ceremony have been announced! The annual event, held in Adelaide on the 6th of July, brought together a diverse group of people to honour the outstanding contributions made by Indigenous Australians across various fields. 

Aunty Muriel Bamblett was awarded the prestigious Person of the Year title for her unwavering commitment to social justice and tireless efforts in advocating for Indigenous rights. Her work in empowering the next generation has left a lasting impact on the community.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Aunty Dulcie Flowers, a respected Elder known for her lifelong dedication to preserving and sharing traditional knowledge. Her contributions to education, language preservation, and cultural heritage have enriched the lives of many.

Naarah, the recipient of the Creative Talent Award, was celebrated for her artistic works that capture the essence of Indigenous culture and history. Her art has sparked important conversations about identity and belonging.

Aunty Millie Ingram and Kim Collard were honoured with the Female and Male Elder Awards, respectively, for their outstanding contributions to the community. 

The Youth Award went to Dante Rodrigues, a young leader and professional fighter passionate about making a difference through innovative projects and community initiatives. His work sets a powerful example for his peers.

The Warlpiri Education and Training Trust received the Education Award for their groundbreaking work in advancing Indigenous education and providing valuable learning opportunities.

Alex Winwood was named Sportsperson of the Year for his outstanding achievements and role as a mentor for young athletes, highlighting the importance of perseverance and hard work.

Alick Tipoti was honoured with the Caring for Country and Culture Award for his tireless efforts in preserving and promoting Indigenous cultural heritage, ensuring that traditional practices and knowledge are passed down to future generations.

Tui Nolan received the Innovation Award for her forward-thinking contributions to technology and community development, addressing pressing issues and opening new avenues for progress.

The NAIDOC Awards 2024 ceremony was a heartwarming event that celebrated the incredible talent and dedication of Indigenous Australians, filled with pride, joy, and a deep sense of community.