Ballarat NAIDOC Awards

 

A partnership between the Koorie Engagement Action Group and Local Indigenous Network the inaugural Ballarat NAIDOC Awards publicly acknowledge individuals and groups who deliver programs and projects, volunteer, and show persistence and passion to improve outcomes for Koorie communities in the Ballarat area.  

The 2015 Ballarat NAIDOC Awards were presented on Saturday 18 July across five categories: 

Group Program Recognition Award

For continued service to the community and providing the City of Ballarat and its residents with a greater understanding of Aboriginal culture, history and heritage.

WINNER: BADAC Engage Program 

Mullawullah Shining Achievement Award (Open Category)

‘Mullawullah’ was recognised by the people of Ballarat as a champion for reconciliation and caring for country.  This award recognises the continued service by an individual or group who promote the values of the CoB, the Reconciliation Action Plan and the Koorie community. The values include Respect; Equal Opportunity; Openness and Honesty; and Shared Understanding.

WINNER: Nikki Foy 

Youth Recognition Award

For continued service to the community and providing the City of Ballarat and its residents with a greater understanding of Aboriginal culture, history and heritage.

WINNER: Amber Barker Lovett

Elder Recognition Award

Acknowledging excellence in an initiative that promotes adults and elders.

WINNER: Larry Kanoa 

Local Government Ambassador Award 

For continued commitment to the City of Ballarat Reconciliation Action Plan, and being an ongoing advocate and ambassador for reconciliation initiatives at a Local Government level.

WINNER: Elizabeth Hardiman 


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