Annual Elder Awards

Celebrating Greatness In Our Communities

Annual Youth Awards

Making the Future of Our Communities Brighter

Looking Back

Award Winners of Years Gone By
Name Of Elder Year First Nation
 James Balsillie,
Madeline Catholique,
George Benwell,
Ron Erasmus,
Therese Sangris
2016 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Mae Sayine,
Eddie Catholique,
George Vermillion,
Ethel Liske,
Pete D. Sangris
 2015 Deninu Kue First Nation
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Mary Pierrot,
Vicky Desjarlais,
Veronique Paulette,
Alice Wifladt,
George Tatsiechele
 2014 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Christine Balsillie,
Emily Saunders,
Johnny Denegoo,
Philip Liske,
Jonas Sangris
 2013 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Frank Lafferty Sr.
Madeline Drybones,
Philip Cheezie,
no selection
Mike Crapeau
 2012 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo.
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Therese Biscaye,
George Marlowe,
Philip MacDonald,
Marguerite Liske,
Eddie Sikyea
 2011 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Johnny Simon,
Mary Rose Enzoe,
Liz Fortier,
Modeste Sangris,
Jonas Noll
 2010 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation.
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Lorette Edjericon,
J.B Rabesca,
Annie Bourke,
Muriel Betsina,
Noel Crapeau
2009 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Beatrice Dawson,
Madeline Drybones,
Howard Benwell,
Mary Adele Doctor,
Madeline Beaulieu
2008 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Robert Sayine,
Joe Michel,
Gabe Sepp,
Helen Mackenzie,
Noel Crookedhand
 2007 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing Dene First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
Rose Fabien,
Albert Boucher,
Jackie Emile,
Rose Betsina,
Verna Crapeau
 2006 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing Dene First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Marcel Norn,
Addie Jonasson,
no selection,
Mary Jane Francis,
Mary Louise Drygeese
2005 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing Dene First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Gene Norn,
Vicky Sanderson,
Edward Beaulieu,
Mike Francios,
Helen Tobie
2004 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 William Unka,
August Enzoe,
Francios Beaulieu,
MIchael Sikyea,
John Drygeese
2003 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing Dene First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Paul Biscaye,
Albert Boucher,
Sarah Naskathey,
Jonas Fishbone,
no selection
 2002 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Elizabeth Giroux,
Alice Michel,
no selection,
Alexis Mackenzie,
Jonas Fishbone
 2001 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Christine Fabien,
Pierre Catholique,
Xavier Benwell,
Mike Francios,
Alfred Baillargeon
2000 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Edward Mckay,
Zepp Casaway,
Napoleon F. Abraham,
Therese Sangris,
Isadore Tsetta
1999 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Dorothy Beaulieu,
J.B Rabesca,
Joe Denegoo,
the late Frank Betsina,
Michelle Paper
 1998 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Robert Sayine,
Alizette Abel,
Mary Jane Bruno,
Gabriel Doctor,
Isadore Sangris
 1997 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Edward Sayine,
Annie Catholique,
August Tourangeau,
Ben Noel,
Joe Charlo
1996 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Joe Jerome,
Maurice Lockhart,
August Tourangeau,
Elise Liske,
Judy Charlo
1995 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
Fred Dawson,
Lize Enzoe,
no selection,
no selection,
Florence Erasmus
1994 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 no selection,
 no selection,
 no selection,
Joe Tobie,
Joe Charlo
 1993 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
Name Of Youth Year First Nation
 Desiree Mandeville,
Honey Rain Catholique,
Jaleesa Paulette,
Keegan Tsetta,
Alexandra Sangris
2016 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Torri Lafferty,
K’aili Catholique,
Justin Labell,
William Lines,
Theresa Lynn
2015 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Tanis Lafferty,
Ethan Catholique,
Joseph Parsch,
Sarah Black,
Alexandra Crapeau
 2014 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Kolt Fabien,
Chase Lockhart,
Shelley Hessdorfer,
Brent Betsina,
Zhalaani Drygeese-Yelle
2013 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Therese Jean Fordy,
Miles Catholique,
Wolf Samson Paulette,
Sarah Erasmus,
Cheryl Martin
 2012 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Troy Biscaye,
Derran Marlowe,
Roberta Mandeville,
Brandon Etsemba-Sangris,
Jessica Crapeau
 2011 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Myranda Calumet,
Jacob Basil,
Thaidene Paulette,
Frasier Goulet,
Charlene Sunberg
2010 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Paul Boucher Jr,
Damien Kailek,
Crystal Benwell,
Brent Martin,
Ryan Charlo
2009 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Lyndon Giroux,
Roland Catholique,
Jessie Lepine,
Meghan Liske,
Eric Tsetta
2008 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah
 Amber Mandeville,
Dez Casaway,
Gerald Doucet,
Philip Liske Jr,
Kirk Sangris
2007 Deninu Kue First Nation,
Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation,
Smith’s Landing First Nation,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Ndilo,
Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Dettah