ACT Health Annual NAIDOC Award 2016

This year NAIDOC Week will run from 3-10 July and is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples.

“The 2016 theme, Songlines - The living narrative of our nation – will highlight the importance of Songlines to the existence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the Dreamtime describes a time when the earth, people and animals were created by our ancestral spiritual beings. Dreaming tracks are sometimes called ‘Songlines’ which record the travels of these ancestral spirits who 'sung' the land into life”.[1]

As part of NAIDOC Week, ACT Health’s Annual NAIDOC Award Ceremony will be held on Monday, 4 July 2016. The Award recognises the outstanding commitment shown to improve health care delivery and services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of the ACT and surrounding region.

Eligibility requirements

The nominee must be an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person working within ACT Health or community organisation.

Criteria:

  1. Provide an example of how the nominee has demonstrated leadership and commitment in their role in ACT Health/community organisation to improve working relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients/clients?
  2. Provide an example of how the nominee has demonstrated leadership and commitment in their role in ACT Health/community organisation to improve health service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients/clients?
  3. In your view would work colleagues support this nomination?
  4. Is the nominee Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and why did they choose to work in the health workforce in the ACT?

The nomination form is to be completed by a Manager who supports the nominee and endorsed by the relevant Executive Director/Organisation Director and submitted to the Executive Director, Policy and Government Relations by no later than COB Friday, 1 July 2016.

NAIDOC Award guide and nomination form 2016