WINNIPEG, March 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt,
Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, delivered the
following statement today:
"On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate the
14 outstanding recipients of the 21st Annual Indspire Awards. It was an honour to join with these inspirational individuals in
Winnipeg, Manitoba, today to celebrate their achievements. Their unique
contributions are representative of the potential and strength of
Aboriginal people all across Canada, and all Canadians stand to benefit
from their outstanding achievements.
These 14 individuals whose achievements span the arts, health, academia
and business and commerce, inspire us not only because of what they
have accomplished, but because they show the way to so many others.
And there is so much potential and so much opportunity. That is why it
is so important for all of us to continue working together and to do
what we can to make opportunities real for Aboriginal youth today. It's
why we have invested so much together to improve education outcomes for
First Nations students.
It is why we will continue to invest in skills and training and why we
are proud to support Indspire for the delivery of bursaries and
scholarships for students.
The Government of Canada remains a proud partner with Indspire and
supporter of the Indspire Awards.
This statement is also available on the Internet at www.aandc.gc.ca
SOURCE: Government of Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern
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