National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

September 01, 2010 07:01 ET

Honour someone with a 2011 National Aboriginal Achievement Award

nominate someone outstanding in your community

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor TORONTO,ON, PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2010) - It's time to honour someone outstanding in your community. Nominate them for a National Aboriginal Achievement Award.
The National Aboriginal Achievement Awards honour and celebrate the most outstanding Aboriginal people in the country.
The nomination deadline for the 2011 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards is fast approaching and is accepting nominations until September 22, 2010.

"The awards are recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the highest honours the community can bestow upon its own achievers," said Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation and Executive Producer of the Awards Gala. "All of our awards have gone to spiritual, political, cultural, social, academic, youth, and economic leaders who have served as an inspiration to our people and made an indelible mark on Canadian history."

Now in its 18th year, there are a total of 240 recipients of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in diverse categories such as politics, public service, environment and natural resources, business and commerce, education, health, law and justice, culture, heritage, and spirituality, media and communications, sports, arts, and technology and trades. There is also a special youth award that includes a $10,000 cheque and a lifetime achievement award.

Aboriginal achievers will be celebrated at the 2011 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards in Edmonton, Alberta on March 11, 2011.

In 1993, NAAF created the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards to encourage and celebrate excellence in the Aboriginal community in conjunction with the United Nation's International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples. The Awards have become a Canadian institution and are taped live and broadcast on Global and APTN annually.

Download your Nomination Form at www.naaf.ca/nominate.
Or call the NAAF Secretariat at 1-800-329-9780 ext: 242

NAAA Supporters for 2010/2011
Presenting Corporate Sponsor: CIBC
Lead Sponsor: Government of Canada
Participating Partners: Government of Alberta - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network - Canwest - Air Canada - Tribal Councils Investment Group of Manitoba Ltd. - Nexen Inc. - Fort McKay Group of Companies - Society of Energy Professionals - Casino Rama - Government of the Northwest Territories

The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the tools necessary for Aboriginal peoples, especially youth to achieve their potential. To date the Foundation through its Education Program has awarded more than $37-million in scholarships and bursaries to more than 9,800 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 33,000 students have attended these exciting youth oriented events to date nationwide.
/For further information: Jamie Monastyrski
Director of Communications & Media
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
cell: 416-903-4331
416-926-0775 ext: 238
jmonastyrski@naaf.ca
/ IN: EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Jamie Monastyrski, Director of Communications, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
    Primary Phone: 416-903-4331
    E-mail: jmonastyrski@naaf.ca