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Date posted: 17 December 2013
Well respected advocate for the health and welfare of Australia's First Peoples, and chair of the Lowitja Institute Board, Ms Pat Anderson, has been awarded the Degree of Doctor honoris causa, by Flinders University.
The award was received by Ms Anderson today from the Chancellor of Flinders University, Mr Stephen Gerlach in a ceremony held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
An Alyawarre woman from the Northern Territory, Ms Anderson is a respected national leader and tireless campaigner for the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a particular focus on the rights and needs of children, the importance of education, and the need for genuine reconciliation. Most recently, she has been outspoken on the effects of racism on the health of Australia’s First peoples and the importance of constitutional recognition. ‘I am proud to be honoured in this way, particularly by Flinders University. I think this is representative of a wonderful relationship that has been established over many years working together to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In many ways this is their award too,’ said Ms Anderson.
The HealthInfoNet team would like to extend our warm congratulations to Pat Anderson.
Source: The Lowtija Institute