Each year, NAIDOC Week is celebrated in the first week of July. This is a time for us to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements, and it is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country, our society, and, for us, our organisation.
This year, CatholicCare NT marked the occasion with the Director’s NAIDOC Awards. These awards were established to acknowledge our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff that are doing extraordinary work in the organisation.
There were four award categories that relate to the national NAIDOC award categories as well as our organisational values.
The winners were:
Theme Award – Because of Her, We Can Values: Respect, Working for the Common Good and Participation Winner: Caroline Busch, Cultural Development Coordinator (Darwin)
Team Award – Engaging Community Values: Working for the Common Good, Dignity and Respect Winners: Louise Pandella, Benigna Ngulfundi and Therese Daly – the Nauiyu (Daly River) Safe House team
Emerging Leaders Values: Subsidiarity and Participation Winners: Charmaine Busch, FWC Case Manager (Katherine) and Hamish McDonald, IFPS Case Manager (Alice Springs)