Announcing the 2012 Indigenous Governance Awards winners
One of Australia’s oldest and most respected Aboriginal organisations, the NPY Women’s Council, and the West Kimberley youth program, Yiriman Project have won the 2012 Indigenous Governance Awards (IGAs).
A record number of over 100 applications was received from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and projects this year—more than tripling the number from the previous awards round in 2010.
IGA Chair Professor Mick Dodson said choosing the winners was an incredibly tough decision and demonstrated that this year’s finalists are absolute leaders in their respective fields.
“Being a judge in these awards opens your eyes and your heart to the extraordinary work that is being done out there. I wish all Australians could visit these organisations on the ground and see and hear what we saw and heard.”
Read more about the finalists and winners here.