Indigenous service honour

A former Millicent resident has won the annual Premier’s NAIDOC Award, which recognises and celebrates outstanding achievements and contributions to the lives of Aboriginal people in South Australia.

Proud Ngarrindjeri and Kaurna man Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner from the Coorong region took out the 2021 award for his significant service to the Indigenous community of SA. Speaking at the annual ceremony at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Monday night, Premier Steven Marshall thanked Moogy for his dedication to the South Australian Aboriginal community.

“Moogy is a world-renowned cultural ambassador, widely regarded for his contributions to Aboriginal culture and to positive and future-focussed outcomes for Aboriginal people, land and waterways,” Mr Marshall said.

“In 2014, he was awarded Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to the Indigenous community of South Australia through contributions to health, social welfare, youth and cultural heritage organisations.” Moogy’s early life was spent in Millicent.

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