NAHO seeking First Nations, Inuit and Métis Role Models for Youth Award
The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) is once again searching for Canada’s outstanding First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth for nomination to the 2011-2012 National Aboriginal Role Model Program (NARMP).
“The National Aboriginal Role Model Program is such an important program because it helps young leaders plant the seeds that allow First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth to think and dream about their future,” says Paulette C. Tremblay, CEO of NAHO.
NARMP provides an opportunity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth aged 13 to 30 to be selected as leaders and community role models. All First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth are being called upon to nominate their role models by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, March 4, 2011.
To find out how to qualify and obtain nomination forms visit: www.naho.ca/rolemodel or by calling NAHO toll-free at 1-877-602-4445. This year, role model nominators will get their name entered into a draw to win an Apple iPod.
Lucy Idlout, the National Spokesperson for NARMP states “Our youth are committed to improving the well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. They are determined to set examples and assert a future that will help ensure all of our well-being. Nominating your peers is as significant to communities, as well as the rest of the country to see how First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth shine.”
A selection committee of Aboriginal youth will choose the top 12 role models. Those selected will be role models for one year, visiting First Nations, Inuit and Métis schools and communities to share their stories of hope and success.
NARMP is generously funded by Health Canada and has been organized by NAHO for the past seven years. For more information on the program visit its web site.