It’s the 25th anniversary of the National Aboriginal Role Model Program and the 6th year of being administered by the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO).
The National Aboriginal Role Model Program will host a reunion banquet on the evening of Tuesday November 24, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario at the Crowne Plaza hotel in the International Ballroom from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The banquet is a celebration of the accomplishments of the National Aboriginal Role Models.
“The National Aboriginal Role Model Program Reunion Banquet is an opportunity for NAHO to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contributions and accomplishments of our Role Models,” says Dr. Paulette C. Tremblay, CEO of NAHO. By bringing all of these amazing youth together, NAHO can say thank you for all that they do to inspire, motivate and lead First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth across Canada.
A limited number of tickets are still available for $40.00 each.
NARMP Reunion Gala Agenda
Welcome by Master of Ceremonies – Ry Moran, 2008 National Aboriginal Role Model
Opening Prayer by Elder Irene Lindsay
Welcoming Address by:
7:00 p.m. NAHO Chief Executive Officer – Paulette C. Tremblay, Ph.D.
7:10 p.m. Anne-Marie Robinson, Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations Inuit Health
Branch, Health Canada
7:20 p.m. Hoop performance by Candace Polson, 2008 National Aboriginal Role Model
7:30 p.m. Speech by Lucie Idlout, 2009 NARMP National Spokesperson
7:40 p.m. Throat singing by Charlotte Qamaniq, 2009 National Aboriginal Role Model
and Cynthia Pitsiulak, Project Assistant for the Inuit Tuttarvingat of NAHO
7:50 p.m. Speech by James Makokis, 2007 NARMP National Spokesperson
8: 00 p.m. Hand Drumming by Damian Abrahams, 2009 National Aboriginal Role Model
8:05 p.m. Speech by Nadine Gagné, 2005 National Aboriginal Role Model
8:15 p.m. Musical performance – Inez, 2008 National Aboriginal Role Model
8:30 p.m. Acknowledgements
NARMP, a program administered by NAHO, celebrates the accomplishments of First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth aged 13 to 30. “Lead Your Way”, the program’s theme, inspires Aboriginal youth to strive to reach their goals.
Throughout the year, role models will visit First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to share their stories with other Aboriginal youth. They lead by example and touch the hearts of many First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada.