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Awards Official Website

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Okimaw Committee (left to right):
Damian Abrahams, Courtney McCarron, Elder Theresa Corky Larsen Jonasson
Brenda Maire, Mathew Patenaude, Janice Randhile, Mike Gubbels
Elder Charlie Fox, Darren Brule

​Welcome to the official website for the Okimaw Awards!

Where we celebrate and acknowledge Indigenous men throughout Alberta for their contributions in various fields including:

Community  Music & Art  Politics  Law Enforcement & Justice  Academics  Language & Culture  

Service & Public Safety  Health & Medicine  Youth Mentorship and more!

2023 SPONSORS
THE CITY OF EDMONTON  BOYLE STREET COMMUNITY SERVICES
WESTERN VARIETIES  CREATING HOPE SOCIETY  THE RAVEN FM
CFEW FM  INDIGENISTA PUBLICATIONS  BERT AUGER

 

1st Annual Okimaw Awards 2022

2022 7 Teaching Awards Recipients

  • Humility | Andy Alook

  • Honesty | Stirling John

  • Respect | Bert Auger

  • Courage | Gilman Cardinal

  • Wisdom | Lloyd Cardinal

  • Truth | Lance Cardinal

  • Love | Georgie Isadore

2022 Okimaw Awards Recipients

  • Service and public safety: Ralph Cardinal

  • Cultural revitalization: Dan Fox

  • Business Leader: Vernon Jr. Chiefmoon

  • Environmental Stewardship: Bob Montgomery

  • Human Rights & Advocacy: Teddy Manywounds

  • Knowledge Seeker: Jamie Chalifoux

  • Health & Medicine: Dr. James Makokis

  • Youth Leadership: Cory Nicotine

  • Father Figure: Peter Brule

  • Jimmy Herman Creative Arts Award: Bill LeBlanc & Shane Yellowbird (posthumously)

  • Mike Gladue Wounded Warrior Award: Christopher Haineault

  • Lifetime Journey Award: Chief Wilton Littlechild

Special thanks to our sponsors who made this dream a reality:

The City of Edmonton

iHuman Society

Loris Williams

and our Elders who guided the process:

Elder Theresa ‘Corky’ Larsen-Jonasson

Elder Charlie Fox

Elder Keith (Karen) Chiefmoon

Knowledge Keeper Lance Scout

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About The Awards

It started as an idea by our founder Janice Randhile. That idea developed into a heart beat. It started to developed ears to hear from the people who contributed over the years, it developed eyes to see our dream, and it eventually developed wings to take off and come to fruition.

After 12 years, that idea became a reality on November 18th, 2022.

We wanted to take some time to thank everyone:

Our Elders :

  • Theresa Corky Larsen Jonasson

  • Charlie Fox

  • Keith and Karen Chiefmoon

The Okimaw Committee:

  • Founder - Janice Randhile

  • Mathew Patenaude

  • Darren Brule

  • Courtney McCarron

  • Brenda Maire

  • Michael Gubbels

  • Damian Abrahams

Our Contributors:

  • Mary-Jo Mistanask

  • Lance Scout

  • Lewis Cardinal

  • Natashia Cardinal

  • Summer Leigh

  • Rod Ward - Horsekeeper

  • Sheldon Hughes

  • Delilah Mah

  • Jules Thomas

  • Kat McIntyre

Sponsors:

  • City of Edmonton - Local Government

  • iHuman Youth Society

  • Lorris Williams

"Okimaw Anthem"

Micheal "Micky B" Bartlett

We thank you all for everything you have done to make our inaugural year a success.

We look forward to the Okimaw Awards 2023.

We are always on the lookout for volunteers and donations so please feel free to reach out to us at info@okimaw.org for additional information.

Hiy Hiy!

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