Announcement Awards 2019
Wednesday 16 October 2019
The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership held an evening reception in the Clarendon Room at the Melbourne Conference Exhibition Centre.
The evening was Co-Mc’d by the amazing Belinda Duarte and the debonair Peter Maher.
Aunty Di Kerr provided a moving Welcome to Country and Naomi Murphy’s Dreamtime Dance Troupe performed accompanied by didgeridoo player Ray Young.
The Fellowship celebrated the appointment of two Emerging Leaders for 2019 – 2020 – Cienan Muir, presented by Jan Muir (who was one of the original Advisory Committee Members for ‘Sir Douglas Nicholls Fellowship’ as FIL was originally named representing the Nicholls family, and Dr Mishel McMahon presented by Kathryn Coff (Emerging Leader 2017-2018).
A new initiative was also announced called the Community Connection/Grassroots Award where the Fellowship will be working towards reaching individuals and communities across Victoria supporting activities that foster leadership in its many forms for the benefit of community – an outreach approach.
These awards were presented by Advisory Committee Members Lidia Thorpe (Emerging Leader 2008-2009) and Jody Barney (Emerging Leader 2011-2012) to Corey Walker, Sherree Chaudhry, Troy Lovett and Charlie Solomon.
The Fellowship also recognised the new supporters who generously donated in the last 12 months as well as the organisations that the Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership has been so fortunate to have long-standing relationships with whether financially or indirectly.