Preston Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement
The winner is: Roma Butler and Simon Butler, NG Media
Simon and Roma Nyutjangka Butler are pioneers of Indigenous broadcasters and were the founding radio broadcasters at Irrunytju Media (now Ngaanyatjarra Media) in 1992. They have been the most consistent broadcasters and well known voices across the Ngaanyatjarra and APY region for over 25 years (on 5NPY and Radio NGM since 2013), broadcasting primarily in language. They usually do their radio shows together, providing a mix of local news and activities, music (local, country, classics), and callouts to family and friends across the region. They are both on the Ngaanyatjarra Media Board and work as Cultural Officers for Ngaanyatjarra Media.
Simon began working at CAAMA in 1987 and they both completed broadcasting and media courses at Batchelor Institute. Both are strong cultural leaders and performers, having performed in Inma (Turlku) events throughout the region around the country. Roma is an accomplished artist, with work collected in several national galleries and having had several solo exhibitions.
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