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• THE achievements of 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been recognised in the 2024 NAIDOC awards, including one women’s lifetime of advocating for the health of her people. The awards, held each July and this year in Adelaide, recognise the contributions of First Nations people in their communities and celebrate Indigenous excellence.

• NYUNMITI Burton’s monumental painting Kungkarangkalpa – Seven Sisters, 2020 has been commemorated in a new collectable stamp set released by Australia Post. “The spirit of our ancestors watches over us as we celebrate our culture and would be proud of my achievement,” Nyunmiti Burton commented.

PLUS – Check out what’s happening in the Pilbara, page 22.

In SPORT:

• AUSTRALIAN football’s greatest concept will return next year when the AFL’s Indigenous All-Stars game is played in February. Sources close to the AFL and chatter around football suggest the pre-season game will make its return as soon as next year after a 10-year hiatus.

• THE Ah One x Church Family Trans-Tasman Indigenous Rodeo Challenge will see some of the best cowboys and cowgirls from Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand take on the best bulls – and each other – in Mt Isa in far western Queensland next month.

Latest News Stories

Creative Talent Award: Naarah.

National NAIDOC celebrated on Kaurna Country

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 9:13 pm

THE achievements of 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been 

recognised in the 2024 NAIDOC awards.

The awards, held each July and this year in Adelaide, recognise the contributions of First Nations people in their communities and celebrate Indigenous excellence in a range of fields.

It was announced on the night that next year’s awards would be held in Boorloo (Perth) in Western Australia…

Alex Winwood – Nyoongar man, 2024 National NAIDOC Sportsperson of the Year, and emerging professional in the sweet science of boxing. Picture: Getty Images.

‘No mug’s game’ – Alex aiming for history

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 9:12 pm

ALEX Winwood was a calm sea of emotions when he accepted the 2024 National NAIDOC Sportsperson of the Year award at a packed house of almost 2000 people in Tarntanya-Adelaide (6 July).

The Nyoongar man’s settled demeanour is a handy trait in the super-charged environment that is professional boxing, to which he turned from amateur ranks two years ago.

Watching Winwood fight is to see a man in control of his body, emotions…

Chair of Biamanga National Park board of management Uncle Bunja Smith. Barunguba is in the distant background. Pictures: Marion Williams.

Dual naming of Barunguba a ‘humongous’ achievement

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 9:11 pm

FOR Uncle Bunja Smith, the dual naming of Barunguba Montague Island is a “humongous” achievement.

Representatives from the boards of management of Biamanga National Park and Gulaga National Park joined community members to celebrate the dual naming on Saturday, June 29.

As dramatic clouds gave way to winter sunshine, Barunguba, nine kilometres off the coast of Narooma, stood spectacular in the sparkling clear blue…

Nyunmiti Burton with Kungkarangkalpa – Seven Sisters, 2020, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Picture: Nat Rogers.

Artwork selected for postage stamps

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 9:10 pm

NYUNMITI Burton’s monumental painting Kungkarangkalpa – Seven Sisters, 2020 has been commemorated in a new collectable stamp set released by Australia Post.

“The spirit of our ancestors watches over us as we celebrate our culture and would be proud of my achievement,” Nyunmiti Burton commented.

The dramatic narrative of Kungkarangkalpa, or the story of the Seven Sisters, is an important and powerful ancestral story that can be tracked across the continent from the north of Western Australia to the east…

Sandy McKendrick and Lesley Ugle working on the Korijekup map.

Hand-crafted map details significant Noongar sites

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 9:08 pm

AN incredible hand- crafted map honouring the traditional Noongar place names of three locations in Western Australia was presented to the community of Korijekup (Harvey) as part of this year’s NAIDOC week celebrations.

Printed and painted by members of the Bindjareb community through a series of art workshops led by Geri Hayden and Sandy McKendrick, the carefully-dyed, hand-stitched canvas map took more than 10 months to complete.

Featuring stunning artwork depicting…

Indigenous Marathon Project squad. Picture: IMP.

IMP squad reach halfway mark for New York City

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 9:08 pm

THE 2024 Indigenous Marathon Project squad marked the halfway mark of their journey to New York at the Gold Coast Half Marathon (21.1km) on the eve of NAIDOC Week (Saturday, July 6).

And while that was a significant moment, IMP founder and director Rob de Castella reminded them that to reach the New York City Marathon finish line, they would need to turn around and cover the rest of the 21.1km distance again.

The 2024 squad, have been training for New York since their selection…