The National Aboriginal Achievement Awards (NAAA) is Canada’s largest and most influential annual showcase of Aboriginal achievement. Each year, the NAAA celebrates the accomplishments of 15 recipients who are honoured in a dazzling gala that features Aboriginal entertainers. The awards show is later broadcast nationally. The NAAA instills pride in the Aboriginal community, dispels stereotypes and provides role models for Aboriginal youth.
Hosted by Hockey legend Theoren Fleury and British Columbia’s own Carmen Moore (Arctic Air), the evening of celebration includes a diverse group of talented performers such as internationally acclaimed Métis singer, songwriter and pianist, Chantal Kreviazuk and a performance by Baritone Carey Newman and mezzo-soprano Marion Newman with dancers Jera Wolfe and Sarain Fox.
Closing the show is an inspiring number with powerful Indigenous women, including Andrea Menard, Fara Palmer, Inez, Jani Lauzon, Leela Gilday, Rita Coolidge, Sandy Scofield and rising talent, 10 year old Noelle Maracle.