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28 May 2021

Lifetime Achievement Award to Lou Bennett AM

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Dr Lou Bennett AM has been honoured at this year's First Nations Arts Awards, delivered by the Australia Council for the Arts. The Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung composer, singer, artistic director and researcher of First Nations Languages received one of two Red Ochre Awards for Lifetime Achievement.

The First Nations Arts Awards are delivered by the Australia Council for the Arts each year on May 27, marking the anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the start of National Reconciliation Week. This year's winners also include rapper and Gumbaynggirr man Tasman Keith. Musican and songwriter Kutcha Edwards was acknowledged as the recipient of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Fellowship from the Australia Council.

> Media release (Australia Council for the Arts website)

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