World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium’s Award for Scholars of Indigenous Knowledge

Mr Darryl Kickett is an Elder and great scholar working on vital issues for his Noongar community in Western Australian and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. Mr Kickett’s work has been recognised across Australia, most notably by the Australian Research Council and the National Aboriginals and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) who awarded Mr Kickett, Person of the Year at the 2013 National NAIDOC Awards. He is currently a Discovery Indigenous Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University. Mr Kickett is much loved within his community and works with universities across Western Australia to ensure Noongar knowledges and perspectives are at the core of self- determination for Indigenous students. A highly esteemed sportsman, researcher, former CEO of the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia, and Elder, Mr Kicket has reached many with his vision towards spiritual healing.