OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people
have helped shape our country's identity, and they continue to occupy a
special place within Canada today. Through the annual Indspire Awards,
Indspire highlights the outstanding accomplishments of Aboriginal
professionals and youth in a number of different fields. These
accomplishments are a source of pride for Aboriginal communities
Since the Awards were created in 1993, Indspire has celebrated the
achievements of some 270 men and women. These individuals are role
models for Aboriginal people and examples for all Canadians of how to
achieve excellence through an ongoing commitment to their communities.
Our Government is pleased to be a partner in presenting these awards,
because we recognize the importance of preserving and revitalizing
Aboriginal languages and cultures.
On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada,
I would like to congratulate this year's 14 award winners. Their talent and determination are an inspiration to all Canadians.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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(Media only), please contact:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages