Ngutana-Lui a finalist in Premier's Reconciliation awards


​​​Students participating in cultural activities at Ngutana-Lui

NATIONAL Reconciliation Week (29 May to 3 June) ended with some wonderful news for Brisbane Catholic Education.

Our Ngutana-Lui Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Cultural Centre at Inala was recognised in the Premier's Reconciliation Awards, shortlisted as a finalist in the education category.

Ken Millar, Ngutana Lui coordinator, said this was a great achievement for the centre, which has been providing cultural education to Queensland schools for 30 years.

“Ngutana Lui was founded on the idea of reconciliation through education," Ken said.

“The Ngutana Lui tutors are passionate about sharing their knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait culture and history with the younger generation," he said.

“We believe that by sharing the stories of our history and educating students about our culture we are creating greater compassion, understanding and engagement with reconciliation."

Ken also acknowledged the work done by Brisbane Catholic Education to establish Ngutana-Lui in 1989.

“Kudos to the people who had a vision for Ngutana-Lui and founded our centre 30 years ago," he said

“The service we provide is now front and centre of the cultural program for many schools throughout Queensland – which is a credit to the founders and to Brisbane Catholic Education.

“Being shortlisted as a finalist for the Premier's Reconciliation Awards is a huge feather in everyone's cap."

Ngutana-Lui was listed as one of four finalists with Eidsvold P-12 School's Yumbin means Áll of us' program announced as the winner of the education category. 

Winners in the other reconciliation award categories were:

  • Hutchinson Builders for Statim Yaga (Start Work) – Business award
  • Beulah Community Limited – Community award
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Jinibara People Aboriginal Corporation and Gubbi Gubbi Dance for Kids in Action Program – Partnership award
  • Indigenous Wellbeing Centre Ltd for Screens share Aboriginal history to support reconciliation – Premier's Reconciliation award.

Click here to read more about Ngutana Lui Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Cultural Centre. 

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