The NAIDOC SA awards were announced at the beginning of NAIDOC week at the Adelaide Town Hall and were presented by the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Sandy Verschoor.
The NAIDOC SA committee congratulated all the winners of the awards for their significant achievements and valued contribution to the South Australian community.
Charlotte Dare was the recipient of the inaugural LGBTIQ Person of the Year award.
Kaurna Elder Lynette Crocker was recognised for her work in reconciliation, native title and government by receiving the inaugural Lord Mayor’s NAIDOC award.
The award winners for 2019 are:
Caring for Country: Merle Simpson
Business of the Year: Yellaka
Male Sportsperson of the Year: Robbie Young
Female Sportsperson of the Year: Rikki Milera-Wilson
Apprentice/Trainee of the Year: Chaelyn Sumner
Artist of the Year: Taree Sansbury
Male Elder of the Year: Uncle Roy Coulthard
Female Elder of the Year: Aunty Yvonne Agius
Scholar of the Year: Sharon Sutton
Inaugural LGBTIQ Person of the Year: Charlotte Dare
Young Person of the Year: Courtney Hammond
Lifetime Achievement: Aunty Raylene Campion
Person of the Year: Sarah Betts
SANTS acknowledges that the land on which our office is based is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and we respect their spiritual and cultural relationship with their country.