Public Nominations Now Open for the 2022 Indigenous Advocate Award


St. John’s, NL — First Voice today announced a public call for nominations for the 2022 Indigenous Advocate Award. Created in 2020, the annual award recognizes outstanding efforts to advance the human rights of Indigenous Peoples in Newfoundland and Labrador. Candidates for the award must self-identify as a status or non-status member of an Indigenous community. Last year’s award was presented posthumously to Diem Saunders, an Inuk from Happy Valley–Goose Bay, for their community activism on behalf of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

More details about the Indigenous Advocate Award, including the award criteria and the selections process, can be found online at Nominations may be submitted directly to First Voice using the online form available at or by submitting the required information by phone or email. The public nominations period closes on Sunday, June 5, 2022, after which a Selections Committee will convene to review nominations and choose the recipient. The award recipient will be announced in the lead up to National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, 2022.

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First Voice Urban Indigenous Coalition