MATSITI associate Emeritus Professor Paul Hughes AM, FACE has been honoured with the inaugral Life Time Achievement Award at the recent South Australian NAIDOC Awards.
Professor Hughes is a Research Associate with the MATSITI Project and his distinguished career has been as a teacher, policy maker, manager, consultant and researcher on Indigenous education issues world wide. He is a Yunkunyatjatjara/Narunnga/Kaurna Aboriginal Australian and is the only South Australian Aborigine to be promoted to Professor.
Professor Hughes has chaired the Australian Council for Educational Research Indigenous Standing Committee and is a member of the Commonwealth Management Committee for the implementation of the ‘Dare to Lead’ school Principals program and the ‘What Works’ in Indigenous education for schools.
Paul is a member of the MATSITI leadership team based at the University of South Australia.
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The full list of South Australian awards:
- Young Person of the Year Sponsored by Life without barriers: Marcellus Enalanga
- Person of the Year Sponsored by Anglicare: Harry Miller Snr
- Life Time Achievement Award sponsored by SAHMRI: Emeritus Professor Paul Hughes AM, FACE
- Apprentice of the Year Sponsored by Maxima: Darren Williams
- Female Elder of the Year Sponsored by Santos: Joanne Willmot
- Male Elder of the Year Sponsored by Santos : Cyril Coaby
- Scholar of the Year Sponsored by University of South Australia: Susan Dixon
- Artist of the Year Sponsored by the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement: Beaver Lennon
- Business of the Year Sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia: Bookabee Tours
- Sportsman of the Year Sponsored by the Office for Recreation and Sport: Eddie Betts. (Eddie kindly donated his award prize to Nunga Netball)
- Sportswoman of the Year Sponsored by the Office for Recreation and Sport: Skyiesha Rigney