4 – 11 July 2021
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Erin Woolford

Erin is a Kuyani Arrernte woman and multi-award-winning Aboriginal Affairs specialist with 25 years’ experience across the for-purpose, Aboriginal community controlled, corporate, academic, government and professional services sectors working within regional, remote and metropolitan communities.

Erin’s specialisation is in community and economic development, policy reform, strategy co-design, governance, consultation and negotiations, and leading large transformation projects.

A few of Erin’s career achievements include, winning the Gladys Elphick Regional Award for active contribution to Aboriginal communities and initiating positive change to the lives of others, SACOME’s Exceptional Woman in South Australian Resources and receiving a High Commendation at BHP's Global Awards for contribution to communities.

What does NAIDOC mean to you?

NAIDOC is my favourite time of the year as it's an opportunity to showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enjoying success. So much of the narrative about our communities is often focused on the inequality and disadvantage that continues to be experienced in Australia, whereas NAIDOC for me is all about promoting the amazing contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have made and continue to make in our country. And moreover, it's about bringing all Australians together to share in our pride.