National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

February 10, 2005 13:01 ET

Two Recipients and Chair of NAAF Appointed to Order of Canada

Two Recipients of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award and the Chair of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Appointed to the Order of the Canada Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ON--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 10, 2005) - The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) is pleased to congratulate the recent appointments of Len Flett, Chair, NAAF, as a Member of the Order of Canada, and Achievement Award Recipients Susan Aglukark, and Marlene Brant-Castellano as Officers of the Order of Canada.

"I am delighted by the recognition given to the Chair of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Len Flett, and two of our laureates Susan Aglukark, and Marlene Brant-Castellano," said Roberta Jamieson, CEO, NAAF. 'They are truly outstanding role models for all Aboriginal people and distinguished Canadians."

Founded in 1984, the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) is a non-profit organization that encourages and empowers young Aboriginal people to advance their educational and career aspirations. NAAF is the biggest non-governmental funder of Aboriginal education, with an Education Program that now disburses more than
$2 million a year to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across the country. In addition, NAAF organizes Blueprint for the Future career fairs for Aboriginal high school students and recently launched Industry in the Classroom, the first program to be developed out of its employment initiative, Taking Pulse. As well, the Foundation recognizes and celebrates Aboriginal career accomplishment through the annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, a dazzling showcase of Aboriginal entertainment that is broadcast nationally on CBC and APTN.
/For further information: Scott Cavan, Dir. Media Relations, NAAF - 416.926.0775; 416.885.9872 cell or Chris Allicock, Publicity, NAAF - 416.319.8003 / IN: EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT, FINANCE, POLITICS, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Scott Cavan, Director of Media Relations, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
    Primary Phone: 416-926-0775 ext. 244
    Secondary Phone: 416-885-9872
    Toll-Free: 800-329-9780
    E-mail: scavan@naaf.ca