The achievements of 15 outstanding Indigenous people were celebrated at the 19th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards on February 24, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia with the support of Syncrude Canada Ltd.
“The generous support of Syncrude Canada Ltd. enables Indspire to continue to do what it does best, celebrate the achievements of Indigenous people in Canada. We have now celebrated our 19th year of recognizing the inspiring role models within our Indigenous communities,” says Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of Indspire, formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.
The Awards were established to encourage and celebrate excellence in Indigenous communities. Since inception, the Awards have recognized the outstanding career, community, and life achievements of 269 First Nations, Inuit and Métis people across diverse occupations. Looking forward to celebrating 20 years of Indigenous achievement in 2013, the Awards gala is a Canadian institution that encourages Indigenous youth by promoting and celebrating positive role models across a wide range of career and life endeavours.
“Recognizing each other’s accomplishments sets an inspiring example and reminds us of what can be achieved,” says Scott Sullivan, Syncrude President and CEO. “That’s why we are a partner with the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards and the Aboriginal communities in our region.”
The 19th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards will be nationally broadcast on Global and APTN on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm EST/PST. The 2013 deadline for nominations is Friday, June 29, 2012.