NAIDOC WEEK 7-14 JULY 2019
Tauto Sansbury

Tauto Sansbury

2015
Lifetime Achievement Award

Tauto Sansbury is a Narungga man from the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia. He also has Kaurna and Wirangu heritage and has been a tireless advocate for social justice for Aboriginal people for over 30 years.

As State Chairperson of the South Australian Aboriginal Justice Advocacy Committee and Chairperson of the Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee for over 10 years, Tauto fought to improve the conditions of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system.  In 2003, his hard work was honoured by an Australian Centenary medal.

Tauto’s passion for working for his people is 24/7. He has served in countless official and voluntary positions from chairperson of the South Australian Aboriginal Coalition for Social justice, or lecturing university refugee students to hosting screenings of Jon Pilger’s Utopia.

Overcoming significant disadvantage and minimal education, Tauto has risen as a champion for his people.