NAIDOC Awards 2017

Nominations open for NAIDOC awards

Shoalhaven City Council is calling for nominations for the 2017 Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards.

Covering Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven local government areas, the 2017 Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards will be announced and celebrated on 22 July during NAIDOC Week.

The awards recognise the achievement of Aboriginal people from the four local government areas. There will also be an award for Aboriginal or Non-Aboriginal people in the Outstanding Contribution to Reconciliation award.

The categories to be announced on 22 July include:

  • Aboriginal Elder of the Year (male and female)
  • Aboriginal Community Representative of the Year
  • Aboriginal Young Achiever of the Year (male and female)
  • Aboriginal Community Volunteer of the Year
  • Aboriginal Organisation of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to Reconciliation (Aboriginal or Non-Aboriginal)

Visit to make a nomination for the Awards online, or download the nomination forms here.

Closing date for the nominations has been extended from the 9 June 2017 (as stated on nomination form).

New Closing Date for Nominations is 11 July 2017.

If you are interested in sponsoring the awards, find out more information here.

This event is the only event of its kind and an opportunity for communities, businesses and organisations to celebrate the contribution and achievements of Aboriginal communities in in the local government areas. The NAIDOC awards are made possible with the support of our partner councils, corporate leaders, government agencies, non-government organisations and individuals.

In line with the 2017 NAIDOC Week Theme of ‘Our Languages Matter’ the dinner event is an opportunity to raise awareness of the “essential role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language plays in cultural identity”

This year’s Award Dinner event will be held at the Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow on Saturday 22 July 2017, with an expected 500 community members, sponsors, dignitaries, Elders and award recipients in attendance.

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