Order of The Northwest Territories

The Order of the Northwest Territories is how our territory honours people who have made extraordinary contributions to the North.
Since it’s creation in 2013, more than 30 people have received this award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions or achievements of residents or former residents of the NWT. Up to three are awarded each year.


Nominations closed
2022 Inductees
Mrs. Jane Dragon of Fort Smith
Mr. Richard Van Camp of Edmonton, AB
Mrs. Suzette Montreuil of Yellowknife

Advisory Council

The NWT Honours Advisory Council is established by the Legislative Assembly to review nominations to the Order. Current council members are: Danny Gaudet, Chair; Sabrina Broadhead; and Ann Peters.






Expression of Interest - Deadline Extended

The Order of the Northwest Territories recognizes individuals who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of the Northwest Territories or elsewhere.

The Territorial Emblems and Honours Act calls for the creation of a Northwest Territories Honours Advisory Council to review nominations and recommend appointments to the Order. The NWT Honours Advisory Council is a non-partisan committee appointed by the Legislative Assembly. Members of the Honours Advisory Council hold office at pleasure for a term not exceeding three years. The Council includes five members of the public appointed by the Legislative Assembly.

There are currently two vacancies on the Council. The Legislative Assembly is seeking expressions of interest for the council.

Interested candidates may submit an expression of interest to the Legislative Assembly for consideration. The expression of interest should include a summary of the candidate’s interest, qualifications, and experience in serving in a similar position.

The deadline for expressions of interest had been extended until Friday, January 12, 2024.

Expressions of interest should be sent electronically to Danielle_Mager@ntassembly.ca

Or mailed to the following address:

Honours Advisory Council

Office of the Clerk

Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly

PO Box 1320

Yellowknife, NT

X1A 2L9

Call 867-767-9130 ext. 12011 with any questions