We would like to congratulate Ebony Moran, who was presented with the Uncle Arthur Melrose Memorial Encouragement Award at the annual La Trobe University’s NAIDOC awards. Hosted by La Trobe University’s Indigenous Education Unit, the NAIDOC awards recognise the significant achievements and contributions of the region’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
This year’s theme for NAIDOC week was ‘We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate’.
The Encouragement Award is intended to highlight the achievement’s of an individual who has excelled in one, or all of the following areas: Kindness, courteousness, persistence, quiet achievement, personal ethics, family values, steadfast character and humor. In addition the award aims to encourage the winner to continue with their personal journey.
Jaara and Ebony Moran and Jess Bennett, were also finalist’s for The Youth of the Year award for their contributions to the Albury City Aboriginal Youth Committee.
We are really proud of the achievements of Jaara, Ebony and Jess and believe the awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate them.