2017 Indspire Awards Honours Indigenous Achievers in Ottawa Ceremony on March 24 Ceremony Features Special Guest Buffy Sainte Marie TORONTO, Jan.
27, 2017 /CNW/ Thirteen First Nation, Inuit, and gafas sol ray ban Mtis individuals from across the country will be honoured on March 24, 2017, at the Indspire Awards ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The 2017 Indspire Awards recipients are: Lifetime Achievement: The Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair Peguis First Nation, Manitoba Business and Commerce: P. Jerry Asp Tahltan Nation, British Columbia Culture, Heritage, Spirituality: Jan Kahehti:io Longboat Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario Culture, Heritage, Spirituality: B. Doreen Spence Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Alberta Education: Nathan Matthew Simpcw First Nation, British Columbia Health: Tekatsi:tsia'kwa Katsi Cook Akwesasne First Nation, Qubec Law ray ban balorama and Justice: Kimberly R. Murray Kanehsat:ke Mohawk Nation Politics: Cece Hodgson McCauley Sahtu Dene, Northwest Territories Public Service: Duncan McCue Georgina Island First Nation, Ontario Sports: Heather Kashman Mtis Red River Settlement, Manitoba Youth First Nation: Thomas Dymond Bear River ray ban sunglasses cost First Nation Youth Inuit: Maatalii Okalik Nunavut, Inuit Nunangat Youth Mtis: Josh Butcher Mtis Nation, Alberta "The Awards ceremony will be a magnificent evening of celebration of the Indigenous peoples of Canada," said Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of Indspire and Executive Producer of the Indspire Awards. "In 2017 Canadians will mark 150 years of confederation. It is fitting that we honour the contributions and role of indigenous peoples and look forward to the future we will build together by recognizing the life journey and accomplishments of thirteen First Nations, Inuit, and Mtis visionaries, activists, and role models, who have with passion, courage and tenacity converted their gifts, energies and determination into achievement." The Indspire Awards is made possible by the generous support of a number of individual, government, and corporate supporters, including presenting corporate sponsor CIBC. "CIBC has been a proud sponsor of the Indspire Awards since their beginning, and we are honoured to be part of this national celebration of the accomplishments, talents, and dedication of these role models," said Victor Dodig, President and Chief Executive Officer of CIBC. "On behalf of the Government of price ray ban wayfarer Canada, a proud partner of Indspire, it is my great pleasure to congratulate the outstanding First Nations, Inuit and Mtis honoured this evening," said the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
"I'm proud to be part of this evening's event, which pays tribute to some of the exemplary achievements of Indigenous peoples. You are an inspiration to all Canadians especially youth from coast to coast to coast.".
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