National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

July 14, 2005 09:06 ET

Aboriginal Cultural Projects Funding Recipients

Funding Aboriginal Cultural Projects an important aspect of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - July 14, 2005) - The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) is proud to announce the following recipients of 2005 Cultural Projects Funding.

"The retention of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit traditions, arts and languages are fundamental to the survival of our communities and to the well being of Canada as a country that acknowledges the contribution of aboriginal people," said Roberta Jamieson, CEO, NAAF. "That is why we encourage, celebrate and support the outstanding national, regional and local Cultural Projects awarded funding this year."

List of Recipients:
Avataq Cultural Institute - 16th Elders Conference - $7,100.00
Westmount, QC

Centre for Aboriginal Media - ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival - $10,000.00
Toronto, ON

Hotilnene Kotine Denegothe Inc. - 6th Annual Dene Go Theh Achievement Awards - $5,000.00
Winnipeg, MB

Kankirqlinik Centre for Arts and Learning - Sharing our Knowledge arts workshop - $15,000.00
Rankin Inlet, NU

Qaggiq Theatre Company - Nuliajuq - $10,000.00
Iqaluit, NU

Theatre Arts Generator Society - In a World Created by a Drunken God - $5,000.00
Toronto, ON

The objective of the Cultural Projects Program is to assist in providing a hands-on arts or cultural experience to community members, especially youth, and to promote the retention of Aboriginal languages. NAAF supports programs that encourage an appreciation of art, culture and language as a source of personal enrichment.

Founded in 1984, the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation is a non-profit organization that encourages and empowers young Aboriginal people, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit youth, to realize their full potential through educational and career achievement. The Foundation is the largest non-governmental funder of Aboriginal education and disburses more than $2 million a year to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across the country. NAAF's Education Program is generously supported by the private and public sector, including the Foundation's lead corporate sponsor CIBC.
/For further information: Scott Cavan, Dir. Media Relations, NAAF - 416.926.0775; 416.903.4331 cell/ IN: EDUCATION, HEALTH, POLITICS, SOCIAL, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Scott Cavan, Director of Media Relations, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
    Primary Phone: 416-926-0775 ext. 237
    Secondary Phone: 416-903-4331
    Toll-Free: 800-329-9780
    E-mail: scavan@naaf.ca