Doig River First Nation has earned a national award recognizing its achievements in leadership.
The First Nation will receive the first-ever Aboriginal Community Excellence Award from MNP and AFOA Canada at banquet in Vancouver next month. The award recognizes excellence in aboriginal finance, management, and leadership.
"Our community aspires to be self-sufficient with the goals of protecting our treaty rights, land, environment, language and culture while excelling in business and economic development," Chief Trevor Makadahay said in a statement.
"To achieve these goals, our nation has worked hard over the past few years to build a foundation of good governance, financial transparency, sustainability and meaningful opportunities for our members to participate in grassroots democracy and community decision making."
More than 1,100 aboriginal professionals will meet in Vancouver Oct. 2 to 5 for AFOA Canada's Inaugural International Conference in Vancouver. The award will be handed out Oct. 5.
“The Doig River First Nation community exemplifies a sustainable community,” said Clayton Norris, vice-president of aboriginal services for MNP. “We look forward to seeing further growth and success for the Doig River First Nation and its members for generations to come."