Behchoko’s Rose Mantla awarded 2012 Aboriginal Sports Circle Cultural Award
Nicole Garbutt Northern News Services Published Monday, November 12, 2012 BEHCHOKO/RAE-EDZO
Rose Mantla is a Behchoko educator who has dedicated her adult life to preserving the Tlicho language and culture.
Earlier this month she was recognized for her contributions with the cultural award by the Aboriginal Sports Circle.
“I was very honored and touched by the award, to have people have that great respect for me and the things I do in my region,” said Mantla.
“The person that nominated me must have thought because of my cultural background and traditional knowledge, not only what I have done in the community for cultural activities and programs but what we deliver in the schools.”
Mantla is a former teacher and now works with Tlicho Community Services to help deliver teacher orientation for facilitating workshops.
“Right now we are focusing on our Tlicho language lessons. When we bring students out, we help the teachers deliver their lessons.”