Role Models attend the Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards

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The Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards which were held in Winnipeg on November 24th. National Aboriginal Role Model Christie Lavallée received the Award for “Personal Achievement Junior”.

Christie Lavallee

















Christie backstage after she received her Award.

Lavallee Sisters

Channing, Christie and Chelsea Lavalée with their respective awards they received in 2007 for Chelsea, 2008 for Channing and Christie in 2011.

NAHO seeking First Nations, Inuit and Métis Role Models for Youth Award

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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: 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.

Role Model Visit to Fort William Ontario

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Angelica Laurin attended the Métis Nation of Ontario Annual General Assembly Youth Events: August 19-23, 2010 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Angelica writes:

My Role Model visit went very well. They had all the elements I needed set up before hand. The audience I spoke to was very attentive and had many questions about the program and myself.

I loved being able to participate in touring Fort William and wearing one of their costumes, a Métis stamp dress and moccasins. The fort is a very well thought out place and everyone is into character very seriously. It’s quite funny.

It was also nice to learn about their concerns and their story, as well as learning about my Métis culture. Through the true re-enactment that Fort William has achieved, I felt very proud to be a part of such a rich culture and to be Métis.

I thank the National Aboriginal Role Model Program and the Métis Nation of Ontario for making this trip possible for me.

For more information on Angelica.

NARMP Role Model wins Silver Medal in Archery

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Congratulations goes out to Christie Lavallee for your great accomplishment.

Yesterday, Christie who is a 2010-11 Role Model won a silver medal in the Manitoba Provincial Outdoor 3D Target Championships in the Female Cadet Compound category.

More info about Christie

Native youth leader honoured

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EMC News – Heidi Langille doesn’t see herself as a role model. She said doesn’t think that the work she does with Inuit, First Nations and Aboriginal youth deserved being recognized nationally as a National Aboriginal Role Model by the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO). But it was.


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