2021 Indigenous Governance Awards postponed

Since 2005, the Indigenous Governance Awards have shared and celebrated the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led communities and organisations from around the country.

This year, the judging panel were ready to visit and assess the nine finalist organisations leading the way in excellence in First Nations governance.

However, with COVID-19 travel restrictions and state-wide lockdowns the decision has been made to delay the judging process and Awards for the safety of the judges, finalists and their communities.

Finalists for each of the three award categories will now be announced in November 2021, with judging and visits to finalist organisations to begin in February 2022, and the Awards ceremony to take place in May 2022.

The Indigenous Governance Awards

Winners of the 2021 Indigenous Governance Awards have the chance to share in $90,000 prize money, as well as receiving corporate mentoring, feedback from an esteemed judging panel, and media and networking opportunities.

This year’s awards have been expanded to include a category for small to medium incorporated organisations.

The 2021 categories are:

  1. Projects or unincorporated initiatives
  2. Small to medium incorporated organisations (new category)
  3. Large incorporated organisations

Reconciliation Australia and the BHP Foundation have proudly partnered to deliver the Indigenous Governance Awards since their inception in 2005, welcoming the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) as co-host in 2018. 

For updates on the Indigenous Governance Awards and the judging process, go to indigenousgovernance.org.au/awards

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