Governance award recognises NBY’s cultural commitment
Broome’s traditional owners have been honoured after a nationwide search for the best performing indigenous projects and companies.
Nyamba Buru Yawuru was named the top incorporated organisation at the Australian Institute of Indigenous Governance Awards last fortnight in front of 100 guests in Melbourne.
AIIG chief executive Michelle Deshong, who was part of the judging panel, said the not-for-profit organisation managed the Yawuru people’s assets in a way that fulfilled their cultural and customary obligations.
“They embed the philosophy of Mabu Liyan in everything they do, enabling them to build a resilient community,” she said.
Mabu Liyan means the interconnectedness between the country, its people and culture, and is part of NBY’s mission statement.
The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health in Queensland were named joint winners with Yawuru and together they beat out four other organisations, all of which were from WA and Queensland.
The awards have run annually since 2005.