Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA is a Bidjara (central Queensland) and Birri-Gubba Juru (North Queensland) woman from Queensland who has worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs for over forty years. Jackie is a celebrated historian and author who has documented the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout the decades.
She is the former Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, Reconciliation Australia and currently Co-Chair of the Eminent Persons Panel of Path to Treaty Qld.
In 2001, Jackie received the Member of the Order of Australia for services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Throughout her career spanning over four decades, Jackie has played a leading role in reconciliation, literacy, women’s issues and social justice. Jackie has had a long and distinguished career in public service and professional achievement.