NAIDOC week is a time to recognise and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, with many recognised on the here Eyre Peninsula including Otis Carter.
Otis from Port Lincoln has in recent times accomplished many outstanding achievements representing his community and become an advocate for a healthy and active sporting lifestyle.
Some of Otis’s biggest achievements include participating in the Indigenous Marathon project that saw him run the New York and Boston marathons.
Otis also won the Department of Human Services Aboriginal Achievement Award at the 2019 Seven News Young Achiever Awards South Australia.
Josh Griffin event manager of the Young Achiever Awards says, Otis was a highlight of the awards night with an incredibly moving speech that proved how much the recognition meant to him and that he would be using the Award win to benefit his community.