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ECU's Professor Colleen Hayward honoured during NAIDOC Week celebrations

Thursday, 09 July 2009

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Head of ECU's Kurongkurl Katitjin, Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research, Professor Colleen Hayward has been inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Aboriginal Awards of Achievement presentation held on Tuesday, 7 July.

Organised by the WA Department for Education and Training, the awards recognise, promote and honour outstanding individuals for their contribution towards Aboriginal education.

Having started her working life as a teacher, Professor Hayward has maintained ties to, and an interest in, Education and Training for more than 30 years.

Professor Hayward was recognised for her significant input to policies and programs, reflecting the needs of minority groups at national, state and community levels. She is also a strong advocate for the rights of Indigenous people and has built lasting partnerships and initiatives between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Western Australians throughout her career.

In 2008, Professor Hayward celebrated an outstanding year attending the Australia 2020 Summit, being a finalist in the national Deadly Awards, winning the national NAIDOC Aboriginal Person of the Year, appearing the Who's Who of Australian Women and being named as one of WA's 50 most powerful women.

Congratulations to Professor Hayward, a very worthy recipient of this honour.

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