Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards
November 21, 2013
The 19th Annual Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards (MAYAA) happened on November 21st at Polo Park Canad Inns.
The awards were given out to 16 Aboriginal youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who have achieved standards of excellence in the academics, arts, athletics, entrepreneurship, community involvement, culture, health and personal achievement.
NCI FM’s very own Erica Daniels received the Artistic: Visual award for her work in film and photography. Daniels is employed by NCI FM and Streetz FM as a part of the promotions team working on videos and attending community events. NCI FM, also partook in the awards by sponsoring the winner of the Artistic:Performance award. A huge congratulations to Joshua Letander for his work in the community and beyond.
The MAYAA began in 1994 after a group of concerned Winnipeggers wanted to offset the negative stereotypes of Aboriginal youth by creating recognition in the community. This year, the MAYAA will have presented a total of 251 awards – honouring Aboriginal youth from across the province.