Fred Carmichael and Tom Zubko are among six recipients of 2017 Order of the Northwest Territories.

“These six recipients deserve to be granted this honour,” stated Paul Deloreychair of the organization that runs the awards, in a news release.

“They are passionate northerners who greatly inspire residents of the NWT to persevere, share our knowledge and wisdom and, give back to our people and communities.”

The Order of the Northwest Territories was established in 2013 and is the highest honour given to NWT residents.

The induction ceremony is being held May 30 in Yellowknife. Other recipients include Paul Andrew, Lynda Koe and Jeff Phillip of Yellowknife, along with Russell King of Hay River.