On Friday, December 18, Amiskusees had the privilege of attending the Nīcimos Book Launch and party at Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre; there we announced the winners of three awards Amiskusees and GTNT partnered to create. Milo Cameron was awarded the Lacy Morin-Desjarlais Memorial Award valued at $2,500.00, Jennifer Dawn Bishop was awarded the Theatre Arts Scholarship valued at $1,500.00 and Aren Okeymaysim was awarded the Arts Perseverance Bursary valued at $500.00.
When it comes to blazing a trail in the performing arts industry, it is essential that the individual possess passion for the craft; every applicant demonstrated this trait. However, our three recipients struck us by their courage; their courage to pursue their vocation despite barriers they've experienced. Congratulations, Milo, Jennifer, and Aren. We are proud to support your endeavours and look forward to see you flourish as Indigenous artists.