June Riemer was the winner of the Cancer Institute NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year Award at the 2021 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
June Riemer is a proud Gumbaynggirr - Dunghutti woman who spent forty years championing the rights of First Nations People and those living with a disability.
Ms Riemer was instrumental in developing films, tools and templates for people with a disability, drawing on Aboriginal artwork, storytelling and culture. This included the first research on autism in Indigenous communities.
Ms Riemer led national conferences and workshops on working with Aboriginal people inclusively and culturally appropriate access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
An accomplished speaker, Ms Riemer shared insights from rural and remote Aboriginal communities at the United Nations. She is also an active member of the Commonwealth Disabled People's Forum and Pacific Disability Forum.