Bertha Rabesca Zoe honoured with Wise Women Award

Six 'Wise Women' honoured for contributions to N.W.T. communities

Women honoured for a range of work, from preserving Indigenous languages to helping their communities

It's been a big week for women in politics in the N.W.T — and on Friday, more women were honoured for their contributions in their communities.

The Status of Women Council of the NWT announced the recipients of this year's Wise Women Awards. Six women from across the territory were honoured during a ceremony at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. 

The recipients were: Eunice Nasogalauk, Lois Philipp, Bertha Rabesca Zoe, Vicky Orlais, Betty Harnum, and Tina McNeill.

The women were honoured for their various actions, from helping teach youth on the land, to advocating for people experiencing homelessness, and preserving traditional languages, culture and practices.

"I feel very honoured and humbled to have received the award today, especially in light of the results of the election," said Rabesca Zoe from Behchoko, who received the award for the Tlicho region.


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