Michael James "Mick" Dodson, AM (born 10 April 1950, in Katherine, Northern Territory) is an indigenous Australian leader, a member of the Yawuru peoples in the Broome area of the southern Kimberley region of Western Australia. His brother is Patrick Dodson, also a noted Aboriginal leader.
Following his parents' death, he boarded at Monivae College, Hamilton, Victoria. He graduated in law from Monash University in 1974. He was the first Indigenous person to graduate from law in Australia.
He has been a prominent advocate of land rights and other issues affecting Indigenous peoples in Australia and globally and has extensive involvement in the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Issues.
On 25 January 2009, he was named Australian of the Year. He now lives and works in Canberra.