Perth Now: Peter Hancock
September 10, 2008 05:13am
A PERTH Aboriginal elder has received a prestigious federal award for promoting Aboriginal environmental and conservation practices in higher education.
Dr Noel Nannup, of Booragoon, was recently flown to Canberra to receive the Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council's Elders Award, after being recommended for the honour by Curtin University.
A Noongar/Injabarndi man, Dr Nannup's career has been dedicated to promoting public awareness of the importance of caring for the environment, educating West Australians about the rich cultural heritage of Aboriginal people and their lands while playing a leading role in cross-cultural awareness and reconciliation.