TRURO, NS, Sept. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Ulnooweg Development Group Inc. is
pleased to announce that Charlie Morris, owner of the Eskasoni Trading
Post located in Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia will be the
recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. This most prestigious
award recognizes and acknowledges not only the entrepreneurial spirit
of the individual, but the overall contribution made to society,
especially to the Aboriginal community.
This award is given to an entrepreneur who has been in business for over
thirty years and has demonstrated commitment to their community through
social and economic contributions as a business entrepreneur. Winners
of this award are especially commendable. When they began their
business ventures, entrepreneurship- especially among aboriginal people
- was not valued and supported like it is today. Most often, they
started their business based on a need for the community. Start up
costs, economic lulls, and other factors had to be overcome without a
great deal of assistance. These entrepreneurs are not only committed to
their business, but have also built firm economic support for their
families and communities.
As the hosts of this event, Ulnooweg welcomes the opportunity to
acknowledge and celebrate the success of Aboriginal businesses in
Atlantic Canada along with our Silver Fox sponsorships , the Province
of Nova Scotia and Bell Aliant's new Channel One. We believe that
celebrating these accomplishments together is an integral part of the
process of building a stronger economy for future generations.
The event is also made possible with financial assistance of $85,638
from the Government of Canada, through Aboriginal Affairs and Northern
Development Canada and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors those who not only have
outstanding success, but also have demonstrated a selfless business
venture preserving and celebrating their Aboriginal values and
traditions while ensuring entire community benefits. Their evolving
business approach never gets in the way of their traditional values and
concern for the betterment of the Aboriginal Nation. Their success and
dedication is incomparable. Charlie Morris of Eskasoni Trading Post
exemplifies all the qualities and values of -one who stands among the
long list of Lifetime Achievers. Congratulations Charlie Morris!
SOURCE: Ulnooweg Development Group Inc.
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