“These awards celebrate the achievements of some of our most outstanding Indigenous youth and individual achievers,” stated Dorey. “I’m honoured to have be chosen to be a part of the award ceremony this evening. I look forward to the watching the performances and listening to the stories of a truly amazing group of individuals – we should be very proud to celebrate the range of talent of the Indigenous peoples of Canada!”
This year, 14 awards in areas such as arts, business, education, politics, and law and justice will be presented. The event is being held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning at 8:30 p.m.
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples represents the interests of Métis, status and non-status Indians, and Southern Inuit Indigenous People living off-reserve. Today, over 70% of Indigenous people live off-reserve.
To arrange an interview with National Chief Dwight Dorey, please contact:
Julian Morelli, Director of Policy and Communications
Office: (613) 747-6022 ex. 197
Melissa Dawe, Communications Coordinator
Office: (613) 747-6022 ex. 230