15th Annual Anishinabek Evening of Excellence
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The Anishinabek Nation will be honoring and presenting Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Awards to Anishinabek citizens who have made a lifetime commitment to improving the quality of life on First Nations through hard work and dedication in the categories of Arts, Business, Culture, Education, Environment, Health, Law/Justice, Political Leadership, Public Service, Communications, Sports, and Trades & Technology.
These prestigious Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented during our 15th Annual Anishinabek Evening of Excellence, which is scheduled to take place in Sudbury, ON during the evening of Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
We will also be presenting the George Lanouette Memorial Award to one individual for Outstanding Community Development in the areas of First Nation Government Operations, First Nation Human Resource Development, and/or First Nation Infrastructure Development.
To nominate someone you think is deserving of an Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Award or the George Lanouette Memorial Award please forward a completed Nomination Form as well as a letter of support from the Chief and Council of the nominee’s community to the AN7GC office.
Nomination forms can be found at the bottom of the page.
* The deadline for all Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Award nominations is May 31, 2013
In addition to the Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Awards, four Scotiabank Student Excellence Scholarships will be awarded to Anishinabek First Nation students at the post-secondary level for academic excellence.
Applications for a Scotiabank Student Excellence Scholarship should include a letter outlining academic achievements and aspirations, a short bio of the applicant, two written academic references, and an official transcript of the applicant’s 2012-2013 marks.
* The deadline for Scotiabank Student Excellence Scholarship submissions is June 28, 2013
The 2013 Anishinabek Evening of Excellence will also include a presentation of the Debwewin Citations Award for Excellence in Journalism on First Nations and Aboriginal Issues. More details will be announced in upcoming issues of the Anishinabek News.
Travel and accommodations will be covered for all award recipients. Two complimentary tickets to the event will also be given to each award recipient.
Tickets for the event are $40.00 each. The deadline for purchasing is August 2, 2013. Tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets will not be available at the door.
If you have any questions regarding the event, the nomination process, or if you would like to purchase tickets please contact the AN7GC office at (705) 497-9127, toll free at 1-877-702-5200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to receiving nominations/applications and meeting all of our award recipients at the 15th Annual Anishinabek Evening of Excellence!
Our 2013 Evening of Excellence would not be possible without the generous sponsorship and support from the following...
The Anishinabek Evening of Excellence began as the Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Awards in 1999.
At that time, the goal of the event was to bring awareness to our Anishinabek Nation citizens who have succeeded in various professional endeavors. The idea was to recognize those individuals who have taken us from reservations to First Nations. People who have made a lifetime commitment to improving the quality of life on First Nations through volunteerism, political service, language preservation, health services, social services, personal achievement, cultural practice, and those who are survivors of residential school or who served in the military.
Our Evening of Excellence brings together close to 300 people annually to recognize deserving Anishinabek citizens who are presented with Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Awards. We recognize these people as ‘building blocks’ to improving the lives of Anishinabek citizens and the Anishinabek Nation as a whole.
The event also recognizes the academic achievements of Anishinaabe youth. In 2005, a new component of the Evening of Excellence was introduced. Through a partnership with Scotiabank, the AN7GC was able to introduce the Scotiabank Student Excellence Awards. Each year four to five Anishinaabe students are selected for their post-secondary academic excellence by a panel of Education Counselors. Each student receives an all expense paid invitation to the event where they are presented with a Scotiabank Student Excellence Scholarship.
During 2007 one of the AN7GC’s corporate friends passed away from cancer. Ian Thomson had become a good friend of the charity over the years and continued to support the Lifetime Achievement Awards each year. In his memory the AN7GC created the ‘Thomson Award’. This award is presented to a person, corporation or foundation that demonstrates loyalty and continued support of the AN7GC.
In 2008, George Lanouette passed to the spirit world and in his memory we created the George Lanouette Memorial Award. George Lanouette was the first Chief Administrative Officer of the Union of Ontario Indians (UOI). He was essentially the founder of the UOI and its development; right from the administrative aspects to the actual building of the offices. His work in successfully playing a major role in the UOI development encompasses all key attributes that lead to successful development of ‘community’. That is what the UOI represents to this day; the unity of community for the overall benefit of our citizens; the Anishinabek citizens. This is what the recipient of the George Lanouette Memorial Award exemplifies; a leader in Community Development.
The Anishinabek Evening of Excellence - Lifetime Achievement Awards event wouldn’t be possible without the generous financial contributions of our corporate sponsors. We have maintained close relations with key corporations for this event and we continue to welcome other corporate sponsors to be a part of our night of recognition. Please contact us for information on becoming a sponsor of our event.
Past Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form
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