National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

July 14, 2005 09:08 ET

Call for Nominations for the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards

Call for Nominations for the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - July 14, 2005) - The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 13th Annual National Aboriginal Achievment Awards to be held in Vancouver on January 27, 2006.

In opening the nominations, Roberta Jamieson, Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation said. "We know there are so many special and talented First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people who have converted their potential to outstanding achievement. We invite nominations of such people so they can be recognized for their accomplishments and be promoted as role models for our youth."

Anyone can make nominations for recipients of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award. Application forms are available online at www.naaf.ca or by calling 1-800-329-9780. A strict deadline to receive nomination packages has been set for September 16, 2005.

Ms. Jamieson cited as the kind of nominations the Foundation seeks are "people who set examples for all of us, those who have achieved fantastic accomplishments against the odds, those who have inspired others to reach for their dreams and helped them get there."

For more than a decade, the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards (NAAA) has inspired and empowered Aboriginal youth through the celebration of powerful role models. Each year, the NAAA pays hommage to fourteen outstanding recipients of the Aboriginal community's highest honour in various categories, including a lifetime achiever and a youth recipient between the ages of 15 and 24 who receives $10,000 to further his or her education. The awards are presented at a gala event featuring a dazzling showcase of top Aboriginal entertainment that is later broadcast nationally on CBC and APTN.

The National Aboriginal Achievement Awards were created in 1994 to celebrate and promote positive role models for Aboriginal youth. The awards are part of the work of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that helps give Aboriginal youth the means to fulfill their dreams and take a larger role in Canadian society.
/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