2015 Recipients

The Tłı̨chǫ Government held the first Awards Ceremony on Thursday, January 14th at the Behchoko Culture Centre to celebrate 28 deserving recipients.

Out of the 28 recipients, nine were nominated for their accomplishments as Individuals and Tłı̨chǫ Way of Life.

2015 the First recipients of the Tłı̨chǫ Government Awards are: 

Loreen Beaverho of Whatì
Youth Award

Catherine Kotchilea on behalf of her daughter in law Loreen Beaverho (Kotchilea) for the Youth Award Category.

Andrew Gon of Gametì 
Lifetime Achievement Award

Charlie Gon on behalf of his late father Andrew Gon for the Lifetime Achievement Award Category.

Lucy Lafferty of Behchokǫ̀
Culture, Heritage & Spirituality Award

Lianne Mantla of Behchokǫ̀
Education & Health Award

Bertha Rabesca-Zoe of Behchokǫ̀
Public Service, Politics, Law, & Justice Award

Philip Rabesca of Behchokǫ̀ 
Lifetime Achievement Award

Vivian Rabesca on behalf of her late father Philip Rabesca for the Lifetime Achievement Award Category.

Johnny Simpson of Wekweètì
Lifetime Achievement Award

Nora Simpson on behalf of her late father Johnny Simpson of Wekweètì for the Lifetime Achievement Award Category.

Edward Weyallon of Behchokǫ̀
Lifetime Achievement Award

Melanie Weyallon on behalf of her late husband Edward Weyallon of Behchokǫ̀ for the Lifetime Achievement Award Category.

Edward Zoe of Behchokǫ̀
Public Service, Politics, Law, & Justice Award

Marcel Zoe on behalf of his Father Edward Zoe of Behchokǫ̀ for the Public Service, Politics, Law, & Justice Award Category.

Chief Executive Council also recognized nineteen individuals from 1992 to 2005 who were on the negotiating team, chiefs and elders for their dedication to the formation of the Tłı̨chǫ Land Claims and Self-government Agreement.

Ted Blondin 
Negotiating Team (1992-2005)

Eddie Erasmus  
Negotiating Team (1992-2005)
James Wah-Shee  
Negotiating Team (1992-2005)
No photo. 

Rick Salter  
Negotiating Team (1992-2005)

John B. Zoe 
Negotiating Team Behchokǫ̀ (1992-2005)

Eddie Paul Rabesca
Behchokǫ̀ Chief (1992-2005)

No photo.  Joe Rabesca
Behchokǫ̀ Chief (1992-2005)
Clifford Daniels
Behchokǫ̀  Chief (1992-2005)
Joe Migwi
Behchokǫ̀  Elder (1992-2005

Henry Gon
Gamètì Chief (1992-2005)

Archie Wetrade 
Gamètì Chief (1992-2005)

Harry Simpson
Gamètì Elder (1992-2005)

Leon Rabesca receiving the award for his late father Harry Simpson - Elder of Gamètì- recognizing the negotiating team, chiefs and elders from 1992 to 2005 for their dedication to the formation of the Tłı̨chǫ Land Claims and Self-government Agreement.

Joseph Judas
Wekweètì Chief (1992-2005)

Alexie Arrowmaker
Wekweètì Elder (1992-2005)

Carol Arrowmaker on behalf of her late father Alexie Arrowmaker - Elder of Wekweètì- recognizing the negotiating team, chiefs and elders from 1992 to 2005 for their dedication to the formation of the Tłı̨chǫ Land Claims and Self-government Agreement.

Charlie Jeremik’ca
Whatì Chief (1992-2005)

Charlie Nitsiza
Whatì Chief (1992-2005)
Isadore Zoe-Fish
Whatì Chief (1992-2005)

Johnny Nitsiza
Whatì Elder (1992-2005)

Rita Mantla receiving the award for her late father Johnny Nitsiza - Elder of Whatì- recognizing the negotiating team, chiefs and elders from 1992 to 2005 for their dedication to the formation of the Tłı̨chǫ Land Claims and Self-government Agreement.

Jimmy B. Rabesca
Elder (1992-2005)