Gwich'in Participant Benefits
*Elders Payment: One time payment of $1000.00 when a Participant turn 60 years old.
*Ability to apply for assistance under the Gwich'in Harvesters Assistance Program (GHAP). Full time $4,000.00 twice a year. Part time is $1,250.00 twice a year.
*Apply for a $1000.00 payment under the Bereavement Assistance Program if there is a death in the family.
*Entitled to receive an ID picture card and Certificate of Enrollment.
*Entitled to a Christmas hamper which consists of a turkey per household. If you are living outside of the GSA, you will be sent a 35.00 cheque in lieu of a turkey/hamper.
*Entitled to vote at elections if you are 16 and over.
*GTC offers free passport, status card and FAC photos (Participants must apply through the related authorities on their own).
*$300.00 emergency/Individual donations (with request) a year per participant.
*First Air - Up to 60% discount system-wide - Must have Gwich'in ID Card and present at booking/check-in. Please call Cheryl Wright 867-777-7916 for code.
*Holloway Lodging - Preferred Rate 15% discount for Gwich'in Participants at Days Inn Whitehorse, Westmark Whitehorse, Super 8 Fort Nelson, Super 8 Fort St. John - mention 'Gwich'in Tribal Council' as company when booking.