Local Gumbaynggirr man, presenter of the Speaking Hour Lingo program on 104.1 CHY FM, Lockie Skinner, has been nominated for the prestigious Grace Roberts Community Development Award in Coffs Harbour.
Grace Roberts was a local Aboriginal woman who history records as being a positive role model for her people and a person of great substance who had a positive and lasting impact on the Coffs Harbour community and is recognised for her leadership and guidance.
From her determination, and by example, she improved the quality of life for Aboriginal people in our city.
CHY FM Station Manager, Angie Vaughan, says “We are so proud of Lockie and couldn’t think of anyone more worthy of receiving this incredible honour. Lockie’s enthusiasm and positiveness is contagious. The commitment he shows to his heritage, language, culture and the model of excellence he displays, not just for the youth in the local Aboriginal community, but also for all those connected with 1041.1 CHY FM, is absolutely commendable.”
The awards will be presented at the official ceremony as part of NAIDOC Week at C.eX Coffs on Friday 12th July.