PETER LOWSON FOR 30 YEARS DEDICATED TO WORKING WITH THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE OF ALICE SPRINGS
Peter has dedicated his life to improving the lives of children and young people and is highly regarded in the Alice Springs Community He has established and coordinated educational and vocational programs for young at-risk men and women from town camps, provided support and information for young people in crisis situations and established the Tangentyere Aboriginal Council’s Drum Atweme program. He is known and respected by many Aboriginal families whose children have been part of generations of drumming with Drum Atweme (for more information about the program, see below). In 2010 Peter won the Music in Communities leadership award for mentoring indigenous youth. In 2013 he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to Indigenous youth through music (for his work with Drum Atweme). Peter was also awarded The Centralian Citizen of the Year in 2013. Peter has performed, recorded and toured with national and international artists.