Award Recipients

Partnership Award:  Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

this award recognizes the significance of partnerships that further the vision, goals and success of De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre. It is awarded annually to an organization or community group which has helped achieve the goals of De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre through outstanding collaboration in support of urban Indigenous community members.

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Past Recipients

  • CHOICES (2016)
  • Indigenous Health Network – formerly known as Aboriginal Health Network (2015)

Starfish Award:  Michelle Gentle

this award recognizes the caring spirit, commitment and dedication to making a significant impact in the quality of life of many individual within the Indigenous Community.

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Past Recipients:

  • Elaine Lee (2016)
  • Marilyn Wright (2015

Walter Cooke Wisdom Keeper Award:  Scotty (P.R.) Hill

Created in 2015, this award recognizes the significant and continuous service to the Indigenous Community of an Individual whom consistently demonstrates The Seven Grandfather Teachings, The Good Mind and Traditional Ways of Knowing and Being.

It is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated the above values in their everyday life and their work for the people.

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Past Recipients:

  • Renee Thomas-Hill (2016)
  • Walter Cooke (2015)

Community Social Responsibility Award:  E.D. Smith

Created in 2017, this award recognizes the contributions of an organization to support the increase quality of life of our local Indigenous community.

It is awarded to an organization or community group whose generosity and support the increase quality of life for our  local Indigenous community.