June Oscar – NAIDOC Person of the Year

Congratulations to June Oscar, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, who has been named as the NAIDOC Person of the Year. A Bunuba woman, from Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia, Dr Oscar is one of the most respected Aboriginal leaders in the nation and has championed the rights of Indigenous girls and the preservation of languages.

Read more about June and other award winners for 2018 NAIDOC Week:
Indigenous Women Take Out Top Gongs at Annual NAIDOC Awards

“Because of her, we can” NAIDOC Week

Kate George — who was the first Aboriginal person to study law at The University of Western Australia and was WA’s first Aboriginal woman admitted to practice law — said “incredible progress” has been made in accessing education, since her “daunting and challenging experience” of being the first to enter the tertiary sphere.

Read more here:
Reflections on how far ATSI women in law have come