November 18, 2007

Aboriginal achievers recognized

Recipients Announced for 15th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement AwardsFourteen exceptional achievers, coming from diverse backgrounds, both culturally and geographically have been named recipients of the 2008 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. They include a 14 year veteran of the National Hockey League, an activist fighting to protect the Innu way of life, an internationally acclaimed artist who made Woodland art an icon and 11 other esteemed individuals of accomplishment coming from across Canada’s Indigenous landscape.

“The 2008 award recipients have transformed their knowledge and experience into outstanding achievement” said Roberta Jamieson, CEO of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation. “We invite all Canadians and the world to join us in recognizing these extraordinary individuals who have contributed so much to the greater society around them.” The 14 recipients will be honoured at the 15th Annual event, returning to Toronto after 10 years on March 7, 2008 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, taped live, to be televised on both the Global and APTN television networks.

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