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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Indigenous Elder receives three awards, including honorary Doctorate

Date posted: 7 May 2012

Indigenous Elder Aunty Joan Hendriks, of North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, received an honorary Doctorate from the Australian Catholic University on May 4, 2012.

Aunty Joan's contribution as an Elder and educator in Indigenous education, as well as reconciliation and justice for Indigenous Australians, was recognised at a graduation ceremony at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Doctorate follows two other accolades bestowed on Aunty Joan in recent weeks. The Queensland Catholic Education Commission created a special award in her honour, the Aunty Joan Hendriks Spirit of Catholic Education Reconciliation Award, and the Lourdes Hill College also honoured Aunty Joan with its first International Women's Day Woman of the Year award, for her involvement in cultural awareness, and her role as the Elder in residence.

Source: Bayside Bulletin

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