National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

June 10, 2008 09:38 ET

2009 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards Launches Nomination Call

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor WINNIPEG, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - In partnership with CIBC the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) is launching the 2009 nomination call at the Fairmount Hotel in Winnipeg.

The event will feature Winnipeg musician Don Amero and special announcements by the NAAF President and CEO Roberta Jamieson.

"We are delighted that we are returning to Winnipeg, a dynamic focal point for Aboriginal people in the west. The Foundation is excited about honouring and celebrating Aboriginal achievers at the 16th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards March 6, 2009.

WHAT: The launch of the 2009 Nominations

WHERE: The Fairmont Winnipeg, Wellington Ballroom, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg MB

WHEN: June 10, 2008 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

NAAF is producing five Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for Radio - (English, French and Inuktitut) with former recipients calling for 2009 nominations - Audio files will be mass emailed to radio stations across Canada - and burned to CD and physically mailed to all major radio stations across the country.
NAAF will be distributing nominatin forms throughout Canada including 6,500 Inuktitut nomination forms in the Nunatsiaq News, Nunavut's leading newspaper which boasts the largest Nunavut circulation of any paper. NAAF also produced a short video on the 2009 Nominations available for viewing at APTN's Digital Drum website -

For more information about the Launch Event or to request interviews with Roberta Jamieson please contact.

Jamie Monastyrski
NAAF Director of Communications & Media

The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) is a nationally registered non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the tools necessary for Aboriginal peoples especially youth to achieve brighter futures. Since 1985 the Foundation through its Education Program has awarded more than $27.7-million in scholarships and bursaries to more than 7,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis students nationwide. NAAF's key initiatives include: The National Aboriginal Achievement Awards (NAAA) a national annual broadcast celebrating 14 achievers in a multitude of career areas including a special youth award and an award for lifetime achievement; Taking Pulse joins NAAF with industry to present career options in specific growth sectors through a series of short documentaries and supporting curriculum materials with the aim of recruiting First Nations, Inuit & Métis youth; and Blueprint for the Future (BFF) a series of one-day career fairs that motivate and inspire First Nations, Inuit and Métis high school students with valuable resources and information on career opportunities. Over 30,000 students have attended these exciting youth oriented events to date nationwide.


Contact Information

  • Jamie Monastyrski, Director of Communications, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
    Primary Phone: 416-903-4331