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On 1 August 2022, the Lowitja Institute proudly announced the formation of the Lowitja O’Donoghue Foundation, in honour of this significant day, the 90th birthday of Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG.
Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue is arguably Australia’s most recognised Aboriginal woman. A powerful and unrelenting advocate for her people and an inspiration to many.
Dr O’Donoghue’s lifetime contribution to the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, has produced significant outcomes in health, education, political representation, land rights and reconciliation.
The Lowitja Institute, Australia’s only national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled health research institute, is named in honour of its Patron, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG.
The Lowitja O’Donoghue Foundation will acknowledge, recognise, and preserve the extraordinary legacy of Dr O’Donoghue’s dedicated lifetime of work and create opportunities for advancement and change.