YEARS of tireless campaigning for Indigenous land rights and justice have landed Vince Coulthard with the prestigious National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee Award for 2010.
The Port Augusta man is the director of the Umeewarra Aboriginal Media Association, South Australia’s only Aboriginal radio station.
“I am very passionate about Aboriginal culture, land and people,” Coulthard said.
“I have made a lifelong commitment to protecting and preserving our cultures, our languages and striving for better outcomes for our people,” Coulthard said in a statement posted on his personal website.
Indigenous actor Ernie Dingo praised this year’s NAIDOC Award winner.
“Vince is a tireless champion of Indigenous voices, land rights and justice,” Dingo said.
“Vince Coulthard empowers others to fulfill their dreams and make a difference.”
Coulthard has won three other local NAIDOC awards.
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