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2024 National NAIDOC Week Award Finalists

Introducing this year’s National NAIDOC Week Award finalists. Selected from a pool of almost 200 nominees, these finalists exemplify the spirit of NAIDOC, which is a week-long celebration of Blak excellence across the Country.

National NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award Category

Aunty Dulcie Flower AM

National NAIDOC Person Award Category

Aunty Muriel Bamblett
Bianca Brackenridge
Georgia Weir

National NAIDOC Female Elder Award Category

Aunty Flo Watson
Aunty Glendra Stubbs
Aunty Millie Ingram

National NAIDOC Male Elder Award Category

Dr John Binda Reid
Klynton Wanganeen
Mr Kim Collard – Balladong/Wadjuk Elder of the Noongar Nation

National NAIDOC Sportsperson Award Category

Alex Winwood
Bailey O'Neil
Natasha Leslie

National NAIDOC Youth Award Category

Dante Rodrigues
Ieyesha Roberts
Piper Stewart

National NAIDOC Creative Talent Award Category

Colleen Tighe Johnson
Graham Akhurst

National NAIDOC Caring for Country and Culture Award Category

Alick Tipoti
Aunty Fran Bodkin
Dr Theoni (Tia) Whyman

National NAIDOC Education Award Category

Dr Stacey Kim Coates
Shelley Ware
Warlpiri Education and Training Trust

National NAIDOC Innovation Award Category

Common Ground First Nations
Narelle Henry
Tui Nolan

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