From: World Council of Whalers [email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 4:27 PM
Subject: Billy Day to Receive Environment Award on January 27th 2006
On behalf of the World Council of Whalers, its Board of Directors, members
and supporters I am honoured to extend my most sincere congratulations to
Mr. Billy Day upon his receipt of the prestigious Environment Award at the
National Aboriginal Achievement Awards.
Billy has spent his lifetime working to improve and enhance his community
and the communities of the North. His efforts have clearly been on behalf of
the Arctic people, the natural resources that sustain them and the
environment that they thrive in.
At the onset of the World Council of Whalers in 1997 Mr. Day was unanimously
selected to represent the North America/Arctic region in the capacity of
Director. His experience and knowledge were invaluable to the council in our
effort to educate the general public about the importance of whales to our
Mr. Day's determination to conserve the cultural life ways, values and
principles of the Inuvialuit has also spread to the other indigenous and
coastal whaling peoples around the world. His lifetime of experience and
traditional knowledge brought to the international whaling communities
priceless insight about our relationship with nature, the environment and
the ecosystems, which sustain our families.
Tom Mexsis Happynook