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Chief David Crowchild and Aboriginal Youth Awards

Last week, the Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee (CAUAC) and The City of Calgary presented the The Chief David Crowchild Memorial Award and Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards. These prestigious awards honour those who build bridges of understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures.

Award-winners building bridges between cultures

Aboriginal Achievement Awards - Calgary 2015
Aboriginal Achievement Awards – Calgary 2015

2015 Winner of Chief David Crowchild Memorial Award: Daniela Navia (University of Calgary) and Levi First Charger (Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY)) led the collaboration on “Uncovering Colonial Legacies: Voices of Indigenous Youth in Child Welfare (dis)Placements”. This collaborative project tells the story, through various mediums, of Indigenous youth who were placed in government care.

Macyn Morning Bull, Youth Achievement Award winner with Mayor Nenshi
Macyn Morning Bull, Youth Achievement Award winner with Mayor Nenshi

2015 Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award: Macyn Morning Bull, 16, is a Grade 11 student at Henry Wisewood High School. She is involved in sport (hockey and basketball), as well as being an Ambassador for Junior Achievement. As the 2014-2015 Miss Piikani, she also is involved in cultural and community events such as awards, symposiums and powwows.

More information on CAUAC and Aboriginal-specific initiatives.

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