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(Jacqueline Gail Huggins), born 19 August 1956 is an Australian Aboriginal author, Historian, and Aboriginal rights activist. Huggins is an Aboriginal community leader working toward reconciliation in Australia.
Jackie Huggins AM FAHA (BA Qld, BA Hons, DipEd Flinders, Doctor of the University honoris causa Qld) is of the Bidjara (Central Queensland) and Birri-Gubba Juru (North Queensland) peoples. Huggins is a historian and Deputy Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland. She is a former Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia, the former Chair of the Queensland Domestic Violence Council, and has been a member of the National Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, the AIATSIS Council, and Co-Commissioner for Queensland for the Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal Children. In 2001 she was awarded an Australia Medal (AM) for her work with Indigenous people, particularly reconciliation, literacy, women's issues and social justice. In 2007 Huggins was named University of Queensland Alumnus of the Year. She has published a wide range of essays and studies dealing with Indigenous history and identity. She is the author of Sistergirl
(University of Queensland Press, 1998), and co-author, with Rita Huggins, of the critically acclaimed biography Auntie Rita
(Aboriginal Studies Press, 1994).
"We must respect each other's right to choose a collective destiny, and the opportunity to develop the legal and political rights for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples so that we may enjoy the right to maintain our culture, our heritage and our land, as a united Australia" (Huggins).