Solid finish for Ayers Rock grads

December 19, 2017

Twenty-two Indigenous trainees and 12 leaders have graduated from a training academy at the award-winning Ayers Rock Resort. The owner of the resort, government entity Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, said the National Indigenous Training Academy […]

Congress head earns doctorate honours

December 19, 2017

National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples co-chair Jackie Huggins has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Central Queensland University. CQU Chancellor John Abbott said Dr Huggins was a good example for university staff, students and […]

Lakota looks to pageant as a launchpad

December 13, 2017

When Lakota Morris, 15, got the chance to meet her idol Jessica Mauboy recently, she says she was “the happiest person alive”. Now the high school student from Sydney is reaching for her own dream […]

Customer service top notch at Karijini

November 29, 2017

The customer service at Gumala Enterprises’ Karijini Eco Retreat in Western Australia’s Pilbara has been recognised with a Gohotels.com Outstanding Service Award. The coveted accolade is presented to accommodation establishments that consistently achieve high customer […]

Simpson brothers pave their own paths

November 29, 2017

Bricklaying brothers Beau and Kobe Simpson are building the foundations for strong careers. When the Simpson boys wanted to move to Perth from their home in the West Australian country town of Mingenew to play […]

Gumala’s Jahna Cedar wins top gong

November 1, 2017

The first female executive officer of the Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, Jahna Cedar, has won the Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award. Ms Cedar is the first traditional owner to take […]

Trent reaps rewards of big-sky thinking

July 26, 2017

Life has come full circle for high school teacher Trent Lake. Mr Lake was a graduate of a ground-breaking Indigenous health and education program run for high school students on the New South Wales Central […]

Kris keeps his eye on the prize

July 26, 2017

As a straight ‘A’ student in high school, Kris Rallah-Baker wisely chose to ignore the people who told him he’d never achieve his dream of studying medicine. Now, the Yuggera and Juru-Birrigubba man from Queensland […]

NAIDOC Week rich with colour, ceremony

July 12, 2017

International basketball star Patrick Mills, who has reportedly signed a new $65 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs, was named Person of the Year at this year’s national NAIDOC Awards. Mr Mills was just […]

Ben Wyatt treasures NAIDOC honour

June 28, 2017

West Australian treasurer Ben Wyatt has been honoured for his outstanding achievements at the NAIDOC Perth awards. Mr Wyatt became the first Indigenous person in Australia to hold the purse strings when he was appointed […]

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