Jazmine Gardner

2010 Winners

Jazmine Gardner
2010 Winners
Elaine Lamalice   Hay River Reserve of the Deh Cho Region

Elaine Lamalice  
Hay River Reserve of the Deh Cho Region

Elaine Lamalice

Deh Cho Region

Elaine has been a good role model for women and community members for more than 20 years. Elaine is known to community women as a counselor for all women. She
encourages women to lead healthy lifestyles and helps them through their recovery. Her positive approach is noted by and inspires the women she works with. She continues to work with communities to encourage and guide them to lead and healthy lifestyles.

Gina Dolphus Deline of the Sahtu Region

Gina Dolphus
Deline of the Sahtu Region

Gina Dolphus

Sahtu Region

Gina first entered politics in 1983. She has been the president of Native Women’s Association of the Northwest Territories and
the Vice President of Native Women’s of Canada. She was once the mayor of Deline. She recently served as a member of the
Joint Review Panel for the Mackenzie gas pipeline. She is a great role model for the community. Her sobriety has been an inspiration to others. She makes time to mentor and help counsel people with addictions. She always is there for folks that are still suffering with their addictions Gina’s traditional values and teachings are evident every day by her healthy and productive lifestyle in her work and home.

Rosa Lafferty Fort Resolution of the South Slave Region

Rosa Lafferty
Fort Resolution of the South Slave Region

Rosa Lafferty

South Slave Region

Rosa is a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She is known to be kind with her family and members of the community. She has displayed many ways of keeping tradition and culture through her sewing techniques. Rosa leads a wonderful and sober life and is a role model for all women in the community. She inspires young women in town to live a life that keeps the tradition and culture of the Gwichen and the
Dene alive.

Lyda Fuller Yellowknife of the North Slave Region

Lyda Fuller
Yellowknife of the North Slave Region

Lyda Fuller

North Slave Region

Lyda grew up in the United States. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and attended graduate school at Johns Hopkins University, earning a Master of Arts. She worked with young hearing impaired people at Johns Hopkins before moving on to work
with the State Medicaid program. There she successfully lobbied for poor women to get coverage for prenatal care and prescription drugs. Lyda moved to Yellowknife in 1997 and has turned YWCA Yellowknife into a strong, stable women’s organization with capital assets that can help meet the needs
of women and their families for years to come. Of particular note were the years of partnering on the development and implementation of the Women’s Healing and Recovery Program and for the opening of the homeless women’s shelter in Iqaluit. Under Lyda’s leadership, Alison McAteer House has successfully assisted with many Emergency Protection Orders for women experiencing violence, and the Child Recovery Program was implemented for children who witness abuse. YWCA emergency and transitional housing programs have been established, and ground-breaking research on the needs of northern women facing homelessness completed, in partnership with women’s organizations in the three northern territories. Lyda also has helped the family violence shelters work together on common issues and participates in many community committees to help reduce violence against
women (such as the Coalition Against Family). She continues to work tirelessly to improve the lives of women in the Northwest
Territories .

Sister Faye Tremblay Tuktoyaktuk of the Beaufort Delta Region

Sister Faye Tremblay
Tuktoyaktuk of the Beaufort Delta Region

Sister Faye Tremblay

Beaufort Delta Region

In 2005 Sister Faye Trembley traveled to Tuktoyaktuk to live and work with the community. Sister Faye has been a role model for many years. She has lived an exemplary life in Tuktoyaktuk. Sister Faye mobilized community women to work on many programs, such as St. Vincent de Paul offering services, which had remained dormant for many years .She was instrumental in getting a food bank in Tuk and continues to work to sustain the program. One of Sister Faye’s greatest assets lies in her unique human and spiritual skills to mobilize community support and improve the lives of women, Her role as an advocate has helped community women to restore themselves after abuse. Women who find they need help know that her door is
always open. I quote her nominators, “Sister Faye is always on the phone reaching out to help people – to be their friend –.” (Catherine Mangela) “If they need her she is always ready. “ (Lucy Cockney)