• Archie Roach performs at the funeral of Lionel Rose at Festival Hall in Melbourne, Monday, May 16, 2011. Rose was today given a State Funeral as the first ever indigenous Australian to win a world boxing title. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING (AAP)Source: AAP
Singer-songwriter Archie Roach has received a Lifetime Contribution Award for Healing the Stolen Generations at tonight's night's Deadly Awards.
Nancia Guivarra

10 Sep 2013 - 4:57 PM  UPDATED 10 Sep 2013 - 8:17 PM

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Achievement awards, The Deadlys, took place at the Sydney Opera House.

The event kicked off with a sunset ceremony and a showcase of Indigenous designers modelled by up-and-coming talent.

Street Warriors were nominated Band of the Year, while Stik n Move picked up Most Outstanding New Talent.

Jessica Mauboy won Single Release of the Year with Something’s Got a Hold on Me, as well as Female Artist of the Year.

A special tribute was paid to musician and former Australian of the Year Dr Yunupingu by his grandson's band, East Journey.

For more: Watch the full report above.