Keewaywin Awards recognize leadership & accomplishments of NAN members
Nishnawbe Aski Nation - Special to The Bulletin
Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, congratulates recipients of the 2019 Keewaywin Awards for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to our Nation.
“On behalf of the Chiefs and Councils of NAN I am honoured to congratulate this year’s Keewaywin Awards recipients for their outstanding achievements and commitment to improving the lives of our people and strengthening our communities,” said NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. “Their accomplishments are the result of hard work and dedication, and the leadership they demonstrate on a daily basis is an inspiration to us all.”
Award recipients include:
Judy Desmoulin, Long Lake #58 - Emile Nakogee Award for Outstanding Leadership
Ralph Bekintis, Sandy Lake First Nation - NAN Elder Award
Brenda Kakegamic, North Spirit Lake First Nation - NAN Woman Award
Brayden Kakapetum, Sandy Lake First Nation - NAN Youth Leadership/Community Involvement Award
Tristan Quisses, Neskantanga First Nation - NAN Youth Academic Award
Shawnda Mamakwa, Kingfisher Lake First Nation - NAN Youth Cultural Award
Martha Loon, Mishkeegogamang First Nation - NAN Staff Award
Kingfisher Lake First Nation - NAN Host Community Award
Recipients were honoured at a banquet last night during the XXXVIII Keewaywin Conference, held July 16-18 in Kingfisher Lake First Nation.