THUNDER BAY – On Thursday, May 18th, live from the Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay, NetNewsledger.com will be offering live coverage of the Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement & Recognition Awards.
The event celebrates the talents and accomplishments of Aboriginal Youth and community members. The talents, strengths and challenges that young people face and overcome is worth celebrating.
NetNewsledger will offer the awards ceremony in our HD Livestream+ broadcasting which will allow family, friends and more people to participate not only here in Thunder Bay, cut across Northwestern Ontario and Canada.
The Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards was formally known as The Niigaantige Career Fair.
Niigaantige began in 1987 when a need was identified in Northwestern Ontario to address the high attrition rates among Aboriginal students studying at the secondary and post secondary levels. Founding organizations formed a partnership that paved the way for other community organizations to join in their efforts to address this need. As a result, and in an effort to encourage students to persevere with their educational goals, the concept of Niigaantige was born.
With each passing year, the Awards Ceremony has gained more and more recognition while providing hope for our Aboriginal youth. The event itself takes a lot of planning and preparation and the Awards Committee is comprised of all volunteers who represent organizations that are committed to ensuring that Aboriginal youth look forward to new and innovative ways of learning about and planning for their future.
This year’s event has grown and expanded once again. We are thrilled to not only award youth in age categories from age 11 – 29, but we wish to recognize those employers and individuals in Northwestern Ontario who have demonstrated outstanding commitment, inspiration and devotion to encouraging our youth.