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Aboriginal Achievement in Canada Recognized

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation CEO, Roberta Jamieson (centre), poses with award recipients Minnie Grey (left) and Violet Ford (right).

January/February 2012

Congratulations to the recipients of the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards 2012! The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF), an organization dedicated to empowering aboriginal people in Canada, especially youth, to achieve their goals through education, administers the awards. To date, NAAF’s development and funding of educational programs, workshops and scholarships have helped over 34,000 students.

Each year the organization honours the accomplishments of 14 outstanding individuals of First Nations, Inuit or Métis heritage for having exhibited high achievement and excellence in their chosen careers.

February 24, the NAAA officially honours three remarkable Inuit women: The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq (Nunavut), Violet Ford (Newfoundland/Labrador) and Minnie Grey (Nunavik) for their accomplishments in the fields of politics, law and public service. The official awards ceremony will take place in Vancouver and be televised at a later date.