Key Achievements

NPY Women’s Council has had great success in winning prizes and awards and many are due to the passion and dedication of our staff. Some recent highlights are:

  • 2018 Tjungu Team nominated for an NT Human Rights Award for the Research Report “Walykumunu Nyinaratjaku” To Live a Good Life.
  • 2018: Roma Butler, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Sculpture Prize, Hedland Art Award
  • 2017: Inaugural IDX Indigenous Digital Excellence Award for our app, Kulila!
  • 2016: Social Enterprise Women’s Impact Award for Tjanpi Desert Weavers
  • 2016: NPY Women’s Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrea Mason awarded National Telstra Business Woman of the Year for Special Purpose and Social Enterprise, and the Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award
  • 2015: Dallas Smythe, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Major Prize, Hedland Art Award
  • 2015: NT Administrator’s Medal in Primary Health Care for our Uti Kulintjaku program
  • 2014: Ahmed Ibrahim Tjungu Team was awarded the NT Disability Services Award for Excellence in Promoting Community Awareness for “Lisa’s Story
  • 2013: our publication ‘Traditional Healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari’ won a Deadly Award for ‘Published Book of the Year’
  • 2012: Tjungu Team, the Peter Edwards Memorial Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to supporting people with intellectual disabilities on the APY Lands.
  • 2012: winner of the Indigenous Governance Award in the category of ‘Outstanding example of Indigenous governance in an Indigenous incorporated organisation’.
  • 2012: we won a Deadly Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Advancement’ for Tjanpi Desert Weavers
  • 2011: winner of a Deadly Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health’ for our “No Safe Amount – The effects of alcohol in pregnancy” campaign
  • 2011: International Sigmund Freud Prize from the City of Vienna awarded for our Ngangkari (traditional healers) program
  • 2011: joint finalist with Halo Productions in the 2011 Australian Film and Animation Festival for “No Safe Amount – The effects of alcohol in pregnancy” campaign
  • 2010: Finalist in the Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards in the category of ‘Outstanding Delivery in Child and Maternal Health’
  • 2009: Mark Sheldon Prize from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP) for our Ngangkari (traditional healers) Program
  • 2009: Dr Margaret Tobin Award for ‘Excellence in the provision of Mental Health Services to those most in need’ for our Ngangkari Program
  • 2007: we were part of the ‘Opal Alliance’ which won the National Drug and Alcohol Award for ‘Excellence in Prevention from the National Council on Drugs’ for successfully lobbying to have Opal ‘unsniffable’ low octane fuel subsidised by the Australian Government in commercial retail outlets in the Central region. The Opal Alliance consisted of NPY Women’s Council, General Property Trust, and Central Australian Youth Link Up Service.
  • 2007: State and National Winner (with Nganampa Health Council Inc.) in the Heart Foundation Kellogg Local Government Awards, awarded for the Mai Wiru Stores Policy.
  • 2005: Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award for the Tjanpi Toyota, produced by artists from our social enterprise Tjanpi Desert Weavers