Daryle Rigney, a citizen of the Ngarrindjeri Nation, is Professor in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Science at Flinders University. He is a Board Member of the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute and member of the Indigenous Advisory Council, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona. Daryle’s academic and community work currently focus on developments in Indigenous nation building and governance following colonisation. He has published widely and influentially on these topics.
2019 Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity (AFSE).
2013 South Australian Aboriginal Person of the Year awarded by National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Council SA (NAIDOC).
2012 Australian Awards for University Teaching for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Yunggorendi, First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research – For sustained, dedicated, inspirational and far-reaching contributions to the education of pre-service teachers of Indigenous students in compulsory topics in the School of Education.
2008 UNESCO Clubs – Adelaide Chapter, Achievement Award for Indigenous Higher Education Student Support to Yunggorendi, First Nations Centre, Flinders University.
2006 Staff Award for Outstanding Contribution to Flinders University, Flinders University 40th Anniversary celebration and acknowledgments.
2002 Community Leadership & Service award, The Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Advisory Council, For Outstanding Leadership and Example in Indigenous Education.
Indigenous Governance Program, Indigenous Law and Policy Program & Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona.
Teaching Indigenous Australian Students (Education)
Daryle chairs Ngarrindjeri Enterprises Pty Ltd (NEPL), the economic development company of the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority (NRA), co-chairs the NRA's Research, Policy and Planning Unit, co-chairs the United League of Indigenous Nations (ULIN), is a Director of the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute and a member of the International Advisory Council for the Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona.