National Aboriginal Achievement Awards 2012


Friday, February 24th, 2012 — 8:29am PST
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The National Aboriginal Achievement Awards will be awarded tonight in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Co-hosted by Theoren Fleury and BC’s Carmen Moore, the 19th annual event will recognize 15 outstanding First Nation, Inuit and Metis Canadians.


Hosts Carmen Moore & Theo Fleury
Photo courtesy of NAAF

2012 Recipients

Adam Beach – Arts
Victor S. Buffalo – Business & Commerce
Dave Courchene – Culture, Heritage & Spirituality
Leona Makokis – Education
Richard Stewart Hardy – Environment & Natural Resources
Dr. Janet Smylie – Health
Violet Ford – Law & Justice
Senator Gerry St. Germain – Lifetime
Richard Wagamese – Media & Communications
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq – Politics
Grand Chief Edward John – Politics
Minnie Grey – Public Service
Richard Peter – Sports
Earl Cook – Youth
Candace Sutherland – Youth

Among the recipients is BC’s own Richard Peter who plays wheelchair basketball in Vancouver and has represented Canada at four Paralympics Games — and won the gold medal at the Sydney Games in 2000. He was also inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

Chantal Kreviazuk, Derek Miller, and Robbie Robertson are among the evening’s performers. Tickets for the event are completely sold out (with a waiting list) but you can watch the awards on Global TV Friday, April 13, 2012.

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6 comments

  1. elizabeth says:

    i hope adam beach win award for a show on tv.

  2. richard peter you deserve it!!!!!! cowichan tribes loves ya says:

    Cowichan Tribes is Cheering for you Richard Peter!!!!!!!!

  3. Jonathan says:

    Please
    Is there some way to watch the awards on the internet? My daughter sang in the grand finale (Noelle Maracle) and I’m on tour in California??? Would love to see it..

  4. Roberta says:

    I would like to know who I would contact to put a name forward. I have an awesome person in mind, a person who has gone back to work at 76 for the betterment and preservation of her language and culture. She is an amazing person

  5. Katie Ludwig says:

    One year when I was teaching Gitksan Language & Culture, I was able to get a video on the National Aboriginal Awards. I showed this video to my students; it could have planted a seed for some of them to achieve their dream.

    I am here working as a coordinator for the First Nations Education Centre, I would like to add a few of these dvd’s in our resource center.

    Can you help me access the dvd’s or direct me to where I can purchase them.

    thank you

    Katie

  6. I AM A BIG FAN OF THE SHOW,I AM FROM HARTLEY BAY B.C.I AM A TSIMSHIAN 1ST NATION. I AM PART OF A VERY UNIQUE 1ST NATIONS CHOIR. THE HARTLEY BAY CHOIR IS THE LONGEST EXSISTING 1ST NATIONS CHOIR IN CANADA AND POSSIBLY THE WORLD, THE CHOIR DATES AS FAR BACK AS THE LATE 1800`S ( IN OUR OLD HOME STEAD, WE CALLED OLD TOWN ) MY FATHER ALLAN E. ROBINSON IS THE LEADER OF OUR CHOIR. HIS MOTHER , GRAND MOTHER ,AND HIS GREAT GRAND MOTHER ALSO SANG IN THIS CHOIR AND NOW I AM SINGING IN THE CHOIR AS WELL. THE HARTLEY BAY CHOIR IS STILL PERFORMING TO THIS DAY, WE SING FOR MEMORIAL SERVICES, SPECIAL EVENTS , CHRISTMAS CONCERTS. WE RECENTLY RECORDED A CD,AND WE HAVE IT FOR SALE. WE SING A LOT OF SONGS IN OUR TSIMSHIAN LANGUAGE AND IN ENGLISH. I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED OUR CHOIR TO PERFORM FOR 1 OF YOUR AWARDS SHOW . IT WOULD BE TOTALLY AWESOME ,IF YOU GUYS WOULD BRING OUR CHOIR TO PERFORM FOR YOUR NEXT AWARDS PROGRAM. AT THE PRESENT TIME, I AM NOT AWARE OF ANY OTHER 1ST NATIONS COMMUNITY THAT HAS A CHOIR AS OLD AS OURS. THERE ARE ALSO PICTURES OF THE OLD HARTLEY BAY CHOIR. MY FATHER HAS BEEN IN THIS CHOIR EVER SINCE HE WAS A YOUNG MAN, HE IS NOW 79 YEARS OLD. IF YOU WOULD LIKE ANY MORE INFORMATION PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT (PH. 250-624-6738 IN PRINCE RUPERT,B.C.) THANK-YOU ….YOURS IN BROTHERHOOD ; U`XS- STA`AM , J`U – WA`ANX ( MALE KILLERWHALE, OFF OF A POINT.) MR BRIAN L. ROBINSON

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