North Slave Region
Lena is a strong advocate for people, a person of experience who shares her wisdom as a resource to others. She was the first female MLA and served form 1970-1975, during which she focused on improving matters of housing, access to education and health .Lena has been active on many boards and organizations. She has served as a commissioner for Nunavut’s Law Review. She continues to be an active member of the Yellowknife Seniors Society. She has worked with women and children in need through various organizations and shares her knowledge with others .Lena remains hard at work with more than 40 years of public service and community involvement. She is a true role model and has been an inspiration to us all.
Deh Cho Region
Sylvia was born in Fort Providence. From an early age she was blessed with the traditional teachings from all the women in her life. From these teachings she has become an experienced crafts person. She now passes on her teachings to young women in the community. To quote her nominators” Sylvia models a life that is simple, creative and role models how beauty can be created with items that can be gathered.” She also offers a safe haven for women in community when they need a safe and quiet place to go. She is a shy and humble woman who serves her community as a volunteer and is always ready to give a helping hand when it is needed.
Beaufort Delta Region
Ann Kasook is a role model for us all. Ann was born on the land in the 1950‘s. She works tirelessly with women who suffer abuseat the Inuvik Transition House .She is always ready to help people in need whether she is at work or home and is never too busy to lend a helping hand .She takes pride in her work and family and hasleads an exemplary lifestyle .Ann is admired for her commitment to the community . She has helped many women/ men / and children through hard times and offers them tools to help them with their recovery. She is proud singer and song writer and is known to many for her talent. She is works to empower others with grace and dignity. She is an inspiration to us all.
Alison has been a teacher and a role model in the town Tulita for 9 years. She supports young women and their families. She has implemented a food and nutrition course for high school students. Along with her work in the school Alison coaches local volleyball team. She is an excellent fundraiser and has been instrumental in organizing travel for sports tournaments .She helps at the church and the Canadian Rangers. She is often found cooking and dropping off food for women and families who are suffering from illnesses. She is a wonderful and innovative teacher who offers much to the community. She is truly a role model for all women .
South Slave Region
Alizette is a very traditional woman, strong in her traditional Dene skills but is always open to learning new things. She has been instrumental with working with mothers passing on both modern and traditional teachings. She is a hardworking independent woman that has been a valuable and resourceful community member. “She is always friendly and helpful and ready to help others .She encourages women to be the best that they can be and is great role model “. Her love of sewing and traditional arts is very inspirational. She is a calm and loving woman and deserves to be honored today.