FPDN Deputy CEO and Gumbaynggirr Dunghutti woman June Riemer was recently honoured for her life’s work, dedicated to creating systemic change to improve the lives of First Peoples with disability, as this year’s winner of the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year Award.
And she won! We are so proud of @JuneRiemer, our Deputy CEO, for being awarded the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year. pic.twitter.com/nlHjseKwme
— FPDN Australia (@FPDNAus) March 10, 2021
A true and humble champion for our people, June is using this honour to create a platform for change, speaking in the media about the extreme disadvantage experienced by First Peoples with disability and how much more needs to be done to address the barriers to meaningful improvement in their lives.
Raised by strong and fierce women and advocates, this little girl from the bush with her big dreams, hard work, passion, and commitment to change for our communities is now a leader and a change-maker, playing an integral role in solidifying the growth and continuing strength of FPDN the only Peak National Representative body for First Peoples with disability. June’s message to all young girls and women with big dreams is clear:
“Never give up, listen, learn and believe in yourself.”
FPDN congratulates June on having her life’s work and achievements acknowledged through this award and extends these congratulations to the incredible women making change in their communities who stood alongside her as nominees for NSW Aboriginal Woman of the year.
Click on the media links below to read/listen to what June had to say
National Indigenous Times | NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year: ‘Change is coming’
NITV News |’Be a voice’: June Riemer wins NSW Aboriginal woman of the year
The Wire (audio) | JUNE RIEMER – NSW ABORIGINAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR
This week’s Picture of the Week shows @JuneRiemer, the deputy CEO of @FPDNAus, after winning the 2021 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year Award on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/5ZqiMlml8B
— Pro Bono News (@ProBonoNews) March 12, 2021