Jazmine Gardner

2006 Winners

Jazmine Gardner
2006 Winners
Tina Gargan Fort Providence of the Deh Cho Region

Tina Gargan
Fort Providence of the Deh Cho Region

Tina Gargan

Deh Cho Region

Tina has been a positive role model for many young women in her community. She does everything she can to help those in need, whether it is healing, counseling, or just listening. Tina has helped women and children get away from violent relationships. She helps organize positive events in her
community and works closely with the schools and friendship center. Tina is a positive role model because she has changed her life for the better. She is a strong independent woman who others look up to for guidance and advice. She was elected Mayor of Fort Providence and was the president of the Status of Women Council of the NWT.

Laura Lennie Tulita of the Sahtu Region

Laura Lennie
Tulita of the Sahtu Region

Laura Lennie

Sahtu Region

Laura raised nine children on her own. Throughout her life, she always urged her children to strive to be their best. She was a
community health representative for 30 years, and sat on many committees such as the Senior Society and agencies that deal
with drug and alcohol wellness. She tried to help those around her, especially elders and single mothers. She taught people to live by her example and life lessons.

Louise Fraser Fort Smith of the South Slave Region

Louise Fraser
Fort Smith of the South Slave Region

Louise Fraser

South Slave Region

Originally born in Fort Chipewyan, Louise is the eldest of five children. She is a Metis woman who has worked in the nursing
field for over 30 years in the office administration program at Aurora College. She worked at Fort Smith Health and Social
Services in the admitting department until she retired. After retirement, Louise became more active with “Society of Persons
with Disabilities” and is currently the Vice-President. She is the co-founder of “Circle of Friends” and holds a position on the Youth Justice Committee. She enjoys providing motherly advice to women and believes that it is up to us to comfort those in their time of need. Louise believes very strongly in
the future and where young women are headed, and wishes to stand behind them 100% by believing in them.

Marie Speakman, Yellowknife of the North Slave Region

Marie Speakman,
Yellowknife of the North Slave Region

Marie Speakman

North Slave Region

Marie, originally from Deline, moved to Yellowknife in 2006 and has worked with Victim Services ever since. She has five
children ranging in ages from 11 to 33 (as of 2006). Marie is happiest when she can lend a hand. She celebrates differences and works tirelessly to build a community where everyone is valued for what they can give. She has been sober for more then two decades and is seen as a role model in her field, as she is a survivor herself. Marie loves to organize awareness events, such as walks to Bechoko and Dettah. She also promotes
community partnerships and holds workshops on self-esteem and life skills. Marie is a person that can be trusted and listens and helps those who have been affected by violence.

Eileen Koe Fort McPherson of the Beaufort Delta Region

Eileen Koe
Fort McPherson of the Beaufort Delta Region

Eileen Koe 

Beaufort Delta Region

Eileen has overcome many obstacles in her life and has helped many people over the years with various problems. She was
a Drug & Alcohol Counselor for four years and then went on to become a Social Worker. She has helped elders in her
community by providing interpreting skills. Eileen is a warm, loving, compassionate, trustworthy person, which has gained
her the respect of her community. She takes great pride in her church and continues to be a great role model in her community