Applications open for the Indigenous Governance Awards 2021

Apply now for the Indigenous Governance Awards 2021 and share and promote success from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations from around Australia.

Reconciliation Australia’s Indigenous Governance Program recognises, supports, and promotes strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander governance and self-determination. More than ever, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and leaders are drawing on 60,000 years plus of First Nations knowledge and culture, to adapt to current events with resilience, creativity and decisiveness.

The Indigenous Governance Awards celebrates these stories of success from around Australia, sharing them as examples of Indigenous-led excellence.

The Awards

Reconciliation Australia and the BHP Foundation have proudly partnered to deliver the Indigenous Governance Awards since their inception in 2005, welcoming the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute as co-host in 2018.

There are three categories of Award for outstanding examples of governance in Indigenous-led organisations:

  • Projects or unincorporated initiatives or projects
  • Small to medium incorporated organisations
  • Large incorporated organisations.

Applications close 31 March 2021.

Learn more about the Indigenous Governance Awards or check out past winners.

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing  connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.

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