26 May 2021 Walgett Shire NAIDOC Awards
The 2021 NAIDOC theme – HEAL COUNTRY! Calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction. A country that is more than a place and inherent to our identity.
The 2021 NAIDOC Awards recognise the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians make to improve the lives of Indigenous people in their communities and beyond, to promote Indigenous issues in the wider community, or the excellence they’ve shown in their chosen field.
We proudly highlight our winners, we learn of their journey, their inspirational story and we pay tribute to their achievements. Their work enriches our communities, our people and this nation.
Now is the time to pay tribute to the special people in our community who have gone above and beyond to help improve the lives of others and contribute to a diverse, friendly and strong community.
This special person could be your neighbor, a friend or someone you have come across through your local school, or sporting group. Whoever comes to mind, they are someone who works selflessly to help improve your life and the lives of others.
The efforts of these quiet achievers can often go unnoticed in our busy lives. The NAIDOC Awards are about taking the time to ensure these individuals are honoured and receive the recognition they deserve.
Submit your nomination for the person that you believe has made an outstanding contribution to the Walgett Shire community and tell us why you think they are deserving of an NAIDOC Award. The nominee must be of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent.
NAIDOC Awards categories are as follows:
- Sportsperson of the Year Award
- Artist of the Year Award
- Emerging Leader Award
- Youth of the Year
- Student Citizenship Award
- Female Elder of the Year Award
- Male Elder of the Year Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award
These Awards celebrate excellence, builds towards a better future and reminds us of this nation’s 65,000-year-old history.