2012 Indigenous alumni award recipient
Winner of the 2012 Indigenous Alumni Award, Dr Donna Odegaard is the Chief Executive of Radio Larrakia 94.5FM Darwin and an active representative of Indigenous communities on issues including native title, Indigenous heritage, education, training and employment.
Since taking the role of Chief Executive in 2005, Donna has made a number of significant contributions to Indigenous media. She is the primary founder and chairperson of Larrakia TV, Australian Indigenous Radio, the Indigenous College of Business and Media Australia and InDiGiTel. She played a key role in the development of cultural protocols and ethics that underpin Indigenous media and the strategic direction of the newly established Indigenous Media Centre, Aboriginal Broadcasting Australia in Darwin. She oversaw the restructure and redevelopment of Radio Larrakia as the "Voice of Larrakia" and continues to present a weekly radio program Larrakia Talk. Donna is committed to increasing Indigenous employment and training opportunities in all facets of Indigenous media.