2021 — 9 speeches
Originally from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, growing up Emily loved hearing her uncles sing, but also realised that women from her community rarely sang in public.
Emily wants to inspire and empower members of her community, especially young Indigenous women, to find their voice. She sings original music both in English and Anindilyakwa. She's determined to use her music to preserve Indigenous culture.
Emily's most recent album, Milyakburra, was listed by the Au Review as one of the top 20 best Australian albums of 2018.