WINNIPEG, March 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has provided
$226,000 for the 2014 Indspire Awards, which are taking place tonight
at the Centennial Concert Hall. Minister of Canadian Heritage and
Official Languages Shelly Glover made the announcement today.
The awards show showcases the successes of 14 Aboriginal people,
including 3 Aboriginal youth, from various sectors such as health, law,
political science, culture and arts.
This is the 21st edition of the annual Indspire Awards.
A 90-minute version of the awards event will be broadcast nationally on
APTN and Global in the spring, and DVDs of the broadcast will be
distributed to schools and communities.
"Congratulations to this year's recipients. Your accomplishments are a
source of inspiration for all Canadians, and our Government is a proud
partner in presenting these awards."
- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"Tonight, we celebrate 14 exceptional individuals, whose contributions
extend beyond personal achievements to the enrichment of Canada's
social, economic, and cultural well-being. With the support of the
Government of Canada, we are honouring and elevating these role models
for Indigenous youth across the country."
- Roberta L. Jamieson, President and CEO, Indspire
Aboriginal Peoples' Program
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SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages