INDSPIRE ANNOUNCES THE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2020 INDSPIRE AWARDS / INDSPIRE ANNONCE LES NOMS DES LAURÉATS DES PRIX INDSPIRE 2020

Ohsweken, ON, Feb. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Twelve outstanding Indigenous leaders from a diverse array of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities will be honoured at the 2020 Indspire Awards ceremony in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday, March 6, 2020. The Indspire Awards are presented by Indspire, a national Indigenous charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Following the ceremony, the 2020 Indspire Awards will broadcast Sunday, June 21 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC, APTN and CBC Radio One.  The Indspire Awards represents the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own people.  The Awards recognize Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement on a national level in a variety of fields, including: the arts, business, culture, education, health, law, public service, sports, and lifetime achievement. Three Youth Award winners are also being honoured for their accomplishments, serving as role models to other First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth in their communities and across Canada. The nationally-broadcast ceremony will also feature performances by some of the most acclaimed Indigenous performers in Canada, to be announced in the coming weeks.Indspire is delighted to announce that the recipients of the 2020 Indspire Awards are:Youth – First Nation
Ta’Kaiya Blaney
Tla’amin First Nation, BC
Internationally Recognized Activist, Actor & Musician
Youth – Inuit
Alicia Aragutak
Umiujaq, Nunavik
Innovator, Community Leader & Founder of Qarjuit Youth Council

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