19th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards Coming to Vancouver

The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation will be honouring 15 remarkable Canadians at a special gala event on Friday, February 24 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, B.C.

The Awards celebrate excellence in the Indigenous community and the limitless potential that Indigenous people represent. They recognize the highest level of achievement and provide terrific role models for Indigenous youth to achieve their potential.

Hosted by Hockey legend Theoren Fleury and British Columbia’s own Carmen Moore (Artic Air), the evening of celebration includes a diverse group of talented performers such as internationally acclaimed Métis singer, songwriter and pianist, Chantal Kreviazuk and a performance by Baritone Carey Newman and mezzo-soprano Marion Newman with dancers Jera Wolfe and Sarain Fox.

5 of the evening’s award recipients hail from BC including :

· Richard Hardy – Environment & Natural Resources

· Richard Wagamese – Media & Communications

· Grand Chief Edward John- Politics

· Richard Peter– Sports

· Senator Gerry St. Germain- Lifetime Achievement Award

The event will later be broadcasted on APTN and Global and tickets are also available to see the show live in Vancouver. Tickets can be purchased at naaf.ca/ticket_sales
The National Aboriginal Achievement Award Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs that provide the tools necessary for Indigenous peoples, especially youth, to achieve their potential.