Indigenous Governance Awards

The Indigenous Governance Awards were created by Reconciliation Australia in partnership with BHP Billiton to identify, celebrate and promote effective Indigenous governance. Effective Indigenous governance is about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people making and implementing decisions about their communities, lives and futures. The Awards have been running since 2005 and are now run every two years. There are two award categories:

a) Outstanding examples of Indigenous governance in Indigenous incorporated organisations

b) Outstanding examples of Indigenous governance in non-incorporated initiatives or projects

There is $60,000 in prize money up for grabs. All finalists receive an Awards package and feedback on their applications and governance from the judging panel. Applying for the Awards is a great opportunity to reflect on the governance of your organisation or group and to receive expert advice based on your application. Applications are open until 30 May 2014.

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