NAIDOC AWARDS & LORD MAYOR'S MORNING TEA

The 2017 NAIDOC SA Awards Presentation and Lord Mayor's Morning Tea at the Adelaide Town Hall will take place on Monday 3 July 2017.

The NAIDOC SA Award presentations and flag raising ceremony have become traditional and popular annual events for the South Australian NAIDOC Week calendar.

More than 350 guests will share morning tea with the Lord Mayor and NAIDOC SA patrons and ambassadors and observe the raising of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flag from the balcony of Town Hall.

To attend the event, you will need to RSVP to the Adelaide City Council by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the 28 June 2017.

Nominations for the 2017 NAIDOC SA Awards are open  and close 17 June 2017. You can download a nomination form below and send back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the NAIDOC SA postal address which can be found on the form.

The categories for the NAIDOC SA Awards are as follows. Please make sure you read the terms and conditions before nominating. Nominations will now close on Friday 24 June.

Person of the Year – Sponsored by Anglicare SA
Young Person of the Year – Sponsored by Life Without Barriers
Female Elder of the Year – Sponsored by SANTOS
Male Elder of the Year – Sponsored by SANTOS
Scholar of the Year – Sponsored by the University of South Australia
Apprentice / Trainee of the Year – Sponsored by Maxima
Artist of the Year – Sponsored by Office for the Commissioner of Aboriginal Engagement
Sports Woman of the Year – Sponsored by the Office for Recreation and Sport
Sports Man of the Year – Sponsored by the Office for Recreation and Sport
Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander Business of the Year – Sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia
Lifetime Achievement Award – Sponsored by SAHMRI
Caring for Country Award - Sponsored by Department for Environment Water and Natural Resources

 



2016 SA NAIDOC Award Winners:

Young Person of the Year Sponsored by Life without barriers: Kimberley Hunter
Person of the Year Sponsored by Anglicare: John Chester
Life Time Achievement Award sponsored by SAHMRI: Eunice Aston
Trainee of the Year Sponsored by Maxima: Dylan Campbell
Female Elder of the Year Sponsored by Santos: Enice Marsh
Male Elder of the Year Sponsored by Santos: Kevin O'loughlin
Scholar of the Year Sponsored by University of South Australia: Tanya Guerrera
Artist of the Year Sponsored by the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement: Yvonne Koolmatrie
Business of the Year Sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia: ART Resource Services Pty Ltd.
Sportsman of the Year Sponsored by the Office for Recreation and Sport: Tyrell Sinclair
Sportswoman of the Year Sponsored by the Office for Recreation and Sport: Tahnee Sutton


2015 SA NAIDOC Award Winners:

Young Person of the Year Sponsored by Life without barriers: Marcellus Enalanga
Person of the Year Sponsored by Anglicare: Harry Miller Snr
Life Time Achievement Award sponsored by SAHMRI: Emeritus Professor Paul Hughes AM, FACE
Apprentice of the Year Sponsored by Maxima: Darren Williams
Female Elder of the Year Sponsored by Santos: Joanne Willmot
Male Elder of the Year Sponsored by Santos :Cyril Coaby
Scholar of the Year Sponsored by University of South Australia: Susan Dixon
Artist of the Year Sponsored by the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement: Beaver Lennon
Business of the Year Sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia: Bookabee Tours
Sportsman of the Year Sponsored by the Office for Recreation and Sport: Eddie Betts
Sportswoman of the Year Sponsored by the Office for Recreation and Sport: Skyiesha Rigney


2014 SA NAIDOC Award Winners:

Youth of the Year - Jardi Welch (Sponsored by Life without Barriers)
Female Elder of the Year - Rosie Moyle (Sponsored by Santos)
Male Elder of the Year - Tauto Sansbury (Sponsored by Santos)
Apprentice / Trainee of the Year - Jemima Rickett (Sponsored by Maxima)
Scholar of the Year - Dwayne Coulthard (Sponsored by the University of South Australia)
Artist of the Year - Damien Shen (Sponsored by the Office for the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement)
Person of the Year - Basil Coleman (Sponsored by Anglicare SA)
Sports Woman of the Year - Vanessa Stokes (Sponsored by Office for Recreation and Sport)
Sports Man of the Year - Tjimarri Sanderson-Milera (Sponsored by Office for Recreation and Sport)
Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander Business of the Year - Bookyana Enterprises (Sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia)


2013 NAIDOC SA Award Winners

Young Person of the Year - Jessie Wilson (Sponsored by Life without Barriers)
Female Elder of the Year - Kayleen O'Loughlin (Sponsored by Santos)
Male Elder of the Year - Francis Lovegrove (Sponsored by Santos)
Apprentice / Trainee of the Year - Nartea Morgan (Sponsored by Maxima)
Scholar of the Year - Jonathon Newchurch (Sponsored by the University of South Australia)
Artist of the Year - Ian Sanbury (Sponsored by the Office for the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement)
Person of the Year - Darryl Rigney (Sponsored by Anglicare SA)
Sports Woman of the Year - Alex Wilson (Sponsored by Office for Recreation and Sport)
Sports Man of the Year - Luke McKenzie (Sponsored by Office for Recreation and Sport)
Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander Business of the Year - Australian Wattle Bush Catering - Kathy Vidulich (Sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia)


2012 NAIDOC SA Award Winners

Young Male of the Year - Shannon Iuliano
Young Female of the Year - Trichaye Lee Newchurch
Male Elder of the Year - Uncle Lewis O'Brien
Apprentice / Cadet of the Year - Becara Hands
Scholar of the Year - Trenna Clarke
Artist of the Year - Derik Lynch
Sportsperson of the Year - Sean Lemmnes
Person of the Year - Lorelle Hunter


2011 NAIDOC SA Award Winners

Person of the Year - Chris Koolmatrie & Paul Tanner
Young Female of the Year - Naomi Parrott
Young Male of the Year - Delahay Miller
Female Elder of the Year - Christine Wilson
Male Elder of the Year - Murray George
Scholar of the Year - Kudnarto Joy Watson
Trainee of the Year - Tarita Chester
Sports Person of the Year - Ajay Nguyen
Event of the Year - South East Aboriginal Focus Group ( Bark Canoe Event and DVD Moggy's Yuki)


2010 NAIDOC SA Award Winners

Young Male of the Year - Alan Gunter
Young Female of the Year - Jacqueline Saunders
Female Elder of the Year - Mrs Marjorie Anne Tripp
Male Elder of the Year - Mr Malcolm Anderson
Scholar of the Year - Thomas Farren
Artist of the Year - Paul Herzich
Sportsperson of the Year - Steven Pepper
Event of the Year - Spirit Festival
Person of the Year (Female) - Marcia Sansbury
Person of the Year (Male) - Christopher Warrior


2009 NAIDOC SA Award Winners

Young male of the Year - Gordon Wanganeen
Young female of the Year - Kimberly Williams
Female Elder of the Year - Mrs Coral Wilson
Male Elder of the Year - Mr Gilbert Coulthard
Apprentice / Trainee / Cadet of the Year - Mr Elmore Enalanga
Scholar of the Year - Ms Rosemarie Costa
Artist of the Year - "Shadows"
Sportsperson of the Year - Tjimarri Sanderson-Milera
Person of the Year - Mrs Mary Graham

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