The Ancestral Roots™ Awards (ARA) is a celebratory event that gave recognition to up and coming community rooted leaders of African ancestry.
The ARA pays tribute to under-acknowledged, yet exceptional, young adult leaders of African ancestry to validate their achievements, and to inspire continued growth within our African Nova Scotian communities.
The ARA has two core components: the call for nominations and their review, and the celebratory event for recipients and their community.
The DBDLI accepts nominations between February and April from communities across the province. Young adults of African ancestry between ages 19 to 30 are eligible for nomination in one of twelve categories. The twelve categories are: Justice, Education, Performing Arts, Written/Visual Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Business/Entrepreneur, Community Service, Developing Young Leaders, Health, Science & Technology, and Spirituality.
Tickets will go on sale early May 2020.