2017 NEC Alumni Award Recipients

Jason Watt & Josephine O'Brien,
2016 Academic Achievement

This award recognizes the accomplishments achieved by an NEC Alumni member who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance from the most recent year of the program.

Michelle Guerin, George Manuel Educational Excellence Award

This award is named after George Manuel, the influential Grand Chief who made a significant difference in how Indigenous people are considered at the National and International level. This award recognizes NEC graduates who have continued to pursue and achieve higher post-secondary education.

Darla Pratt, Wanda Bolton Community Service Award

This award is named after Wanda Bolton, a former NEC Program Coordinator and passionate advocate, as well as a teacher whom continuously demonstrated excellence in community service. This award recognizes NEC graduates who demonstrate excellence in community service.  

Kelly L'Hirondelle, Chief Joe Mathias Leadership Award

This award is named after Chief Joe Mathias, the former Chief of Squamish Nation worked towards having Aboriginal Rights and Title recognized by the federal and provincial governments. This award recognizes NEC graduates who exemplify leadership in their careers and communities.

Margaret George, Gertie Guerin Visionary Award

This award is named after Gertie Guerin, one of the founding members of NEC who began the organization with a vision to have a place for Indigenous people to begin their learning journey. This award recognizes a former NEC Board Member who strives toward empowering Indigenous people.


2017 Alumni Honouring Feast

Join us for a fun filled evening on June 2, 2017 to celebrate NEC Alumni Achievements at the Annual Honouring Feast. This year's event is held at the Musqueam Community Centre. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/2oimM7O

Murray Porter                         Shawn Bobb

Event Program

5:30pm  Reception with Entertainment by Murray Porter

6:30pm  Opening & Welcoming Remarks

7:15pm  Dinner & Cultural Performance by Blackhawk Singers of Lummi Nation  

8:00pm  Award Ceremony

9:00pm  Closing Remarks by NEC Board Chair