The National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

logoThe National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) is a  privately funded organization, providing bursary and scholarship awards for post-secondary First Nations, Inuit and Métis students pursuing studies in the following fields: Post-Secondary Education, Fine Arts, Health Careers, and Oil & Gas Aboriginal Trades & Technology. Since its inception in 1985, this non-profit organization has rewarded more than 32 million dollars to more than 8400 students.

The foundation also awards achievement awards to celebrate and encourage excellence in the Aboriginal community. Also, connected to this foundation the following Industry in the Classroom programs:

Taking Pulse – aimed at increasing Aboriginal participation in the workforce

Blueprint for the Future – a series of career fairs

Television Broadcasting in the Classroom- introduces Aboriginal youth to careers in television broadcasting

Health Careers in the Classroom – introduces Aboriginal youth to careers in the health industry

NAAF logo [Online Image]. (n.d.). Retrieved November 17, 2009, from NAAF website.


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