Mr. Speaker, Wednesday of last week was a big night for the Northwest Territories here in Ottawa.
I was pleased to attend the Arctic Inspiration Prize ceremony on January 31, where two organizations from my riding were announced as winners.
Dene Heroes Publication, whose project enables indigenous youth to contribute to books about inspiring people in their community, received $100,000.
The grand prize of $1 million was awarded to the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation. Their team is establishing a centre in Yellowknife that will provide traditional healing services to northerners.
I say congratulations to both organizations, and I look forward to their continued success in the years to come.