On Friday, June 24, the Commissioner of Yukon Angélique Bernard, on behalf of the Daisy Mason Wellness Fund Advisory Committee, presented this year’s award to Nyla Klugie-Migwans. A member of the Selkirk First Nation, Nyla is planning to organize an event on the land where women can come together for a cleansing ceremony and learn about traditional medicine and teachings. Nyla received $750 to help cover the cost of gas, food and supplies for the event.
It is my deep pleasure to hand out the second Daisy Mason Wellness Fund to Nyla Klugie-Migwans. This fund will help Nyla organize an event that will benefit Indigenous women in the territory by reconnecting them to the land and empowering their healing. Thank you to everyone who submitted applications and thank you to the Fund Advisory Committee members for evaluating the numerous deserving applications.
Commissioner of Yukon Angélique Bernard, on behalf of the Daisy Mason Wellness Fund Advisory Committee
In 1905 Skookum Jim put money into a trust to provide for his daughter Daisy and her future children. Daisy died in 1938 without children. In accordance with Skookum Jim’s will, the money then went back into the trust to support Yukon First Nations.
The Commissioner of Yukon and the Bishop of the Anglican Church were made trustees of the will and trust fund.
The Daisy Mason Wellness Fund is intended to promote wellness for an individual or group based within the Yukon.
To apply for the fund contact the Office of the Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 867-667-5121.
Private Secretary, Office of the Commissioner of Yukon