NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.

Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

The NAIDOC Committee in conjunction with Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Land Council is facilitating the Upper Hunter NAIDOC Week Awards for 2021.

The prestigious and historical awards night recognises the achievements of inspirational Aboriginal people living, working and contributing to the Upper Hunter community which has been held biennially since 2010. We proudly highlight our winners, we learn of their journey, their inspirational story and we pay tribute to their achievements.

Proudly supported by Singleton Council, Upper Hunter Shire Council,  Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Land Council and Ungaroo Aboriginal Corporation.

You can pick up a nomination form from any of the mentioned Councils.

Nominations will close 5:00pm Friday 4th June.
Please download the Nomination forms available at the LALC at  https://wanaruahlalc.wixsite.com/wanaruahlalc/copy-of-events

 

The following categories will be included in the Upper Hunter NAIDOC Week Awards:

  • Apprentice of the Year

  • Artist of the Year

  • Community Contribution (organisations or individuals)

  • Elder of the Year (male and female)

  • Posthumous Award

  • Professional Achievement (male and female)

  • Scholar of the Year; Junior (male and female)

  • Scholar of the Year; Senior (male and female)

  • Sportsperson of the Year; Junior (male and female)

  • Sportsperson of the Year; Senior (male and female)

  • Volunteer of the Year

  • Youth of the Year

Please download the Nomination forms available at the LALC at  https://wanaruahlalc.wixsite.com/wanaruahlalc/copy-of-events

For more information please contact the Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Land Council on

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone: 02 6543 1288

 

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