Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey wins Governor General’s Innovation Award

Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey was chosen as one of six recipients of this year’s Governor General’s Innovation Awards.

The Rideau Hall Foundation announced the recipients of the sixth annual Governor General’s Innovation Awards on May 4th. These awards recognize and celebrate exceptional Canadian individuals, teams and organizations for their excellence in innovation and their contributions to helping shape our future and positively impact our quality of life.

The awards were launched in 2016 to, “inspire Canadians to embrace innovation and to emulate innovative, entrepreneurial risk-takers who have developed new or better ways of creating value and who are having a meaningful impact on our quality of life,” according to the news release from the Rideau Hall Foundation, the independent charitable organization that manages the awards in partnership with the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. 

Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey was nominated by Sandra McKenzie and the Forge Institute, an Atlantic Canada nominating partner of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards.

“We are so honoured to be nominated and selected as a recipient for this award,” said Blaire Gould, Executive Director. “We strive to build leaders who are confident in their abilities and proud of their identity. We couldn’t have achieved this success without the work of all of our member communities. It is because of them that we have been so successful so this award belongs to all of us.”

The online awards ceremony was held on May 20th. You can watch the video that was used for the award ceremony here: