Mary Cazon Memorial Award

Deadline: June 30th — Value: $3000 — This award was established to honour Mary Cazon, a well-respected Elder of the Dehcho. Mary was born in Fort Providence in 1939 and was raised in the Dehcho Territory. She lived a very traditional life and raised her children within the values of the Dene lifestyle. Her traditional knowledge expertise was comprised of tanning animal hides, medicinal remedies, and traditional sewing. Mary was passionate about instilling traditional knowledge and values to the new generations. She provided political advice to the Dehcho Leadership and had the highest priority for land protection as she believed that the land defines you as Dene. $3,000 each will be awarded annually to two Dehcho Dene post-secondary students pursuing studies in Environmental Sciences, Health & Wellness and/or Naturopathy.

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Butler-Hushagen Health Education Fund

Deadline: May 15th — Value: TBA — Established in 2020 Rob Butler and Tannis Hushagen, the Butler-Hushagen Health Education Fund was established to support Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon residents pursuing post-secondary studies in a health-related field.

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Avens Sheila Broders Award

Deadline: April 1st — Value: $500 — This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of an individual currently enrolled in the Aurora College School of Health and Human Services. The award recipient will first be nominated from the Personal Support Worker Program in Yellowknife. If the Personal Support Worker program is not offered in Yellowknife, then the recipient will be nominated from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

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