The Thaidene Nene Initiative has gained national attention for its innovative approach. As we move toward implementing our holistic vision of conservation, sustainable livelihoods and indigenous self-determination, we will continue to make headlines!
2012 Arctic Inspiration Prize
The Thaidene Nene Initiative was awarded an inaugural Arctic Inspiration Prize in 2012 by the S and A Inspiration Foundation. In addition to a gorgeous soapstone carving, the Thaidene Nene Team was awarded $100,000 to contribute to the stewardship, protection, and joint management of Thaidene Nene, through the Thaidene Nene Trust.
The Prize is given annually to recognize teamwork and collaborations that have made a significant contribution to the gathering of Arctic knowledge and have created a concrete plan and commitment to bring that knowledge into action for the benefit of the Arctic, its peoples, and Canada in general.
2007 Boreal Award
In 2007, the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation was awarded an inaugural Boreal Award by the Boreal Leadership Council, for our vision and leadership in advancing Thaidene Nene, and for being at the forefront of accomplishing the largest single land withdrawal for conservation in Canadian history (the 33,500 km2 study area boundary).
Boreal Awards are awarded each year to individuals, groups, companies and governments who have been instrumental in helping to conserve Canada’s Boreal Forest, and in raising awareness of its global importance.