About RARA

Regional Aboriginal Recognition Awards

The Regional Aboriginal Recognition Awards were initiated in the Fall of 1988. A group of organizations identified the need to develop an awareness that would help build on the positive contributions that Aboriginal people (Metis, First Nation, Inuit) are making in everyday life. It gives us the opportunity to acknowledge individuals that have made positive contributions to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

RARA recognizes individuals within the Aboriginal communities which include:

  • Fort Chipewyan
  • Anzac
  • Janvier
  • Fort MacKay
  • Conklin
  • Fort McMurray
  • Gregoire Lake

RARA Vision Statement

To bestow appreciation for the achievement of Aboriginal People in, or from, this region by recognizing excellence in specific fields; by doing this in such a way that more and more people and institutions participate in ensuring that the Regional Aboriginal Recognition Awards (R.A.R.A.) make a positive impact on the lives of all people.

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