Co-ordinated by the University's Indigenous Education Unit, the awards recognised the significant achievements and contributions of the Albury-Wodonga region's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
This year's theme for NAIDOC week was 'Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond'.
Dr Pettina Love, Indigenous Student Services Officer at La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga, said the University was proud to play a part in such an important national event.
'The Naidoc Awards Night was a very exciting evening and everybody had a lot of fun,' Dr Love said.
'Uncle Ken "Tunny" Murray gave a fantastic speech and he reminded everyone how important it is to be part of a strong, supportive community.
'We had a great turnout, it was a wonderful night and everybody was very deserving of their awards.
'It really reminded us to take time to congratulate people for the good things they do within our community - we are very lucky to live in Albury-Wodonga, it is such a great place filled with wonderful people.'
Dr Guinever Threlkeld, Head of Campus at La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga, said the NAIDOC awards night celebration was a relaxed, social function celebrating some wonderful people.
'At La Trobe, we really value community and to be able to formally recognise some of Albury-Wodonga's most inspirational Indigenous community members was an honour,' Dr Threlkeld said.
The award winners were:
* Uncle Arthur Melrose Memorial Encouragement Award: Larissa Moffitt
* Elder of the Year: Uncle Ken "Tunny" Murray
* Youth of the Year: Tahlia Biggs
* Community Person of the Year: Bec Willis
* Scholar of the Year: Leonie McIntosh
* Sportsperson of the Year: Kylie Whitehead
* Appreciation Award: Shri McMillan
The Awards were held at The Cube in Hovell St, Wodonga, on Sunday 13 July.
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Image: Uncle Ken Murray gives a moving speech. Photo by Robert Whybrow