Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey Celebrates Second Annual Awards Banquet

On Wednesday June 8, 2016, Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey held its second annual awards banquet in celebration of the success of both students and staff. The awards presented at the banquet were the Chief Noel Doucette Award, the Mi’kmaw Language Award, The Kji Keptin Alex Denny Memorial Sports/Ed Award, and Employee Service Awards.

The Chief Noel Doucette award was created by the Board of Directors in memory of Chief Noel Doucette, the first Chairperson of Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey and a strong advocate for Mi’kmaw education and the preservation of the Mi’kmaw language and culture. This award goes to a student who does their best to promote and celebrate Mi’kmaw language and culture.

The Mi’kmaw Language Award goes to a student who has the highest mark in their Mi’kmaw language class OR to a student who uses and promotes the use of Mi’kmaw both inside and outside of their class.

The Kji Keptin Alex Denny Memorial Sports/Ed Award goes to a graduating student who best combines sports and academics during the school year.

The Employee Awards recognize the staff that have worked at Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey for 10 years or more as well as staff who have completed a degree program or designation in the past year.

Chief Noel Doucette Award Recipients
Jayson Surette – Acadia
Samantha Brown – Annapolis Valley
Alexander Denny – ABMHS Eskasoni
Bella Paul – Eskasoni Immersion
Jada Paul – Membertou
Ethan Francis – Pictou Landing
Nolan Marshall -Potlotek
Michael Willis – Sipekne’katik
Ryan Martin- Wagmatcook
Kendra Phillips – We’koqma’q

Mi’kmaw Language Award Recipients
Angus Stevens – Acadia
Rose Meuse – Bear River
Nolan Denny- ABMHS Eskasoni
Elle Taylor Gould – Eskasoni Immersion
Neve Nicholas – Membertou
Riley Logan Prosper – Pictou Landing
Henry Isaac – Potlotek
Riley Howe- Sipekne’katik
Brylen Cremo – We’koqma’q
Gavin Michael – Wagmatcook

Kji Keptin Alex Denny Memorial Sports/Ed Award Recipients
Breagh Laing –  Acadia 
Levi Denny Jr. – Eskasoni

Employee Award Recipients
Lauretta Welsh – 20 years