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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

NPY chief honoured

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

THE University of South Australia has honoured Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council chief executive Andrea Mason.

The Aboriginal leader was one of four UniSA graduates to be recognised at the university’s Alumni Awards in Adelaide this month.

Ms Mason heads a women’s council that undertakes a diverse range of activities to create employment, support health and wellbeing, and tackle domestic violence and other social challenges.

She was named the 2016 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year and the NT finalist in the 2017 Australian of the Year Awards.

Ms Mason was selected as one of six members of Australia’s new Indigenous Advisory Council and soon after appointed co-chair.

She credits her extended family and a loving upbringing with shaping her core values and determination to succeed.
Andrea Mason

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