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Cara Peek takes home national title


Cara was the Western Australian 2020 Winner and today she has taken the National Award for her passion and work in driving opportunities for rural and remote people to empower Aboriginal communities across the Kimberley.

Cressida Cains, artisan cheesemaker and a passionate dairy industry advocate from New South Wales was announced as the Award’s National Runner Up.

Due to COVID-19, the national Rural Women’s Award ceremony was postponed last year. Instead, the 2020 National Winner was announced today. To enable the event to go ahead, each state and territory held a small event offering, while live coverage and crossings between events of the proceedings via video links with over 600 viewers tuning in across the country.

Cara's project “Saltwater Academy” celebrates the heritage of the Kimberley Aboriginal pastural industry, providing emotional, economic and cultural initiatives, including training and employment opportunities. The Academy works along side her not-for-profit orgainsation “Saltwater Country”. Saltwater Country, uses rodeo sports and country music events to re-engage at-risk Indigenous youth with their pastoral history.

CBH has been supporting the award for more than 10 years as part of our focus on building capacity to help create resilient and connected communities which are strong for the future. We congratulate Cara on her amazing work and look forward to watching Saltwater Academy grow.

To learn more about Cara, her project, the other amazing finalist and the Agrifutures Rural Women's Award click here

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