Nominations for the 2012 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards are now open.
The annual ceremony to honour the achievements of Aboriginal people will be held in Vancouver in February 2012.
The awards include the areas of arts, health, law, justice, technology and trade.
“The awards are recognized nationally and internationally as the highest honour the community can bestow upon its achievers,” said Roberta Jamieson, president and CEO of National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.
Buffy Sainte-Marie, famous for her protest song, Universal Soldier, and Norval Morrisseau, famous for his art, are past recipients of the awards.
To date, 254 people have received the award, as the award has been given to multiple recipients yearly for the past 18 years.
Nominations are open from June 1 to 27.
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