Reconciliation Victoria and the Victorian Local Governance Association are proud to announce the winners of the 2020 HART Awards! This year, the HART Awards were broadcast live on our Facebook page on Friday 5 June at 10am. Scroll further for a full list of this year's winners. We were so excited to announce that our talented friends at the Indigenous HIP HOP Projects would be closing the HART Awards this year. Find out more about the Indigenous Hip Hop Projects by visiting their website: www.indigenoushiphop.com
The quality of this year's nominations was exemplary and competition was tight in each of our three categories - Community Organisations, Schools and Early Years, and Local Government. Our heartfelt congratulations to everyone who was nominated.
WINNER: Mildura Rural City Council and Council’s Aboriginal Action Committee - the Mildura Corroboree
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ballarat City Council and Koorie Engagement Action Group (KEAG) - Survival Day Dawn Service
NEW LOCAL GOVERNMENT CATEGORY - Acknowledgment for Continued Leadership in Reconciliation: City of Port Phillip - We-akon Dilinja
Schools & Early Years
WINNER: Balnarring Pre-school - Living and Learning with Country, pedagogy and practice
HIGHLY COMMENDED: St Leonard’s College - The Warruwi Program
NEW SCHOOLS & EARLY YEARS CATEGORY - Acknowledgment of work driving systemic change: Action on Aboriginal Perspectives in Early Childhood - 'Possum Skin Pedagogy'
WINNER: Lord Somers Camp and Powerhouse - Be Deadly @ Somers
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) - working in collaboration with Ngangkari, Traditional Healers
NEW COMMUNITY CATEGORY - Acknowledgement of work driving systemic change: St John of God Bendigo - Weenthunga and St John of God Collaboration