Anishinabek celebrates lifetime achievements

SUDBURY—The Anishinabek Nation 7th Generation Charity (AN7GC) hosted the 18th annual Anishinabek Evening of Excellence, held on Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Territory at the United Steelworkers Hall in Sudbury on August 17.

Each year, the AN7GC coordinates this important event to honour, celebrate and present Anishinabek lifetime achievement awards (ALAA) to outstanding Anishinabek citizens, nominated by another community member. People who have made a lifelong commitment to improving the quality of life on First Nations through hard work and dedication, in the categories of arts, business, culture, education, environment, law/justice, political leadership, public service, communications, sports, and trades and technology, reported the Anishinabek News, in its September 10, 2016 edition.

This year, over 180 people enjoyed a wonderful evening celebrating 14 proud Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Among this year’s award recipients included Joseph Nahwegahbow (Aundeck Omni Kaning), and Victor Migwans of M’Chigeeng First Nation.