Indigenous Governance Award winners

Purple House are very excited to be winner of Reconciliation Australia’s Indigenous Governance Award Category A (incorporated organisations) for 2016. The announcement was made at an awards dinner on 24 November in Sydney.

Chair of the Indigenous Governance Awards, Professor Mick Dodson said “It’s their humanity that stands out in their governance. They strike me as a family that really cares for every member of that family in the way they deliver services.”

“Aboriginal culture has been wrapped around access to modern medicine and allows it to be administered in a holistic and culturally appropriate way,” he said.

Established in 2002 as a community-controlled health service, Purple House is the result of more than a decade of Indigenous innovation and strong governance.

CEO Sarah Brown said “We would like to thank everyone who supports us and helps us to make things better for our families – we appreciate all the messages of congratulations that have poured in since the award announcement. Palyalingku!”