Category Archive for: ‘Newsroom’

Outdoor Life Magazine: North of 60

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Check out the June/July 2015 issue of Outdoor Life Magazine – featuring James Marlowe of Lutsel K’e, and the fledgling conservation economy that the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation is working to establish through Thaidene Nene.  

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The other natural resource

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Thaidene Nene is featured in the May 2015 issue of Up Here Magazine! The other nature resource: the Lutsel K’e Dene aim to prove they can make a business out of protecting the land. By Tim Edwards   A two-week in, two-week out fly-in shift for Northerners usually means 14 days of long hours drilling, hauling or cleaning, followed by …

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LKDFN and GNWT issue press releases on Thaidene Nene progress

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April 1, 2015 Exciting news! Both the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation and the Government of the Northwest Territories have issued press releases detailing their significant progress toward establishing Thaidene Nene as a new, made-in-the-north protected area for the benefit of all NWT residents. Read the LKDFN press release here. Read the GNWT press release here.

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Letter to the Editor: Correcting the Record on March 30 2015 story

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April 1, 2015 Dear Editor:  RE: March 30, 2015 News North story “National Park designation no longer being considered for Thaidene Nene” News North’s recent reporting on recent discussions between Łutsel K’e Dene First Nation and the Government of the Northwest Territories on the establishment of Thaidene Nene is wrong on several key points. Allow me to correct the record. …

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Limited edition Thaidene Nene posters now available

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Two gorgeous, limited edition Thaidene Nene posters are now available for purchase. Featuring Thaidene Nene through the seasons, the images were selected from entries to the CPAWS-NWT 2014 Love the Land Photo Contest. Posters are large format (2′ by 3′), and are $20 each (plus shipping, if applicable). They are available through the CPAWS-NWT office: 867-873-9893 or nwtadmin@cpaws.org. All proceeds …

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Cultures converge in Lutsel K’e

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Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve takes centre stage as Australians responsible for protecting indigenous areas share success stories at gathering   by Cody Punter Northern News Services, Monday, November 17, 2014 p. A25 Lutsel K’e/Snowdrift At first glance, it might not seem like a park ranger working in the sweltering heat of the Australian out­back and a conservationist from the …

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NWT residents share talents, landscape with Love the Land Contest

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by Dali Carmichael, Northern Journal, November 17, 2014 http://norj.ca/2014/11/nwt-residents-share-talents-landscape-with-love-the-land-contest/ (click to view the slideshow!) The Northwest Territories covers over 1.3 million square kilometres of land and water, a collection of diverse landscapes from the dense green forests of the South Slave up to the tundra above the 90th Parallel. For the third year running, photographers of all skill levels from …

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First Nations in Canada touted as land-management leaders

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BRUCE CHEADLE OTTAWA — The Canadian Press Published Friday, Nov. 14 2014, 10:38 AM EST Last updated Friday, Nov. 14 2014, 10:40 AM EST Amid the court challenges, war of words, sit-ins and street protests that have marked First Nations relations with Canada’s resource sector, it might surprise some Canadians that aboriginal land management in this country is being held up as …

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Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation to present Thaidene Nene at World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia

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November 13, 2014 Sydney, Australia: Steven Nitah, Chief Negotiator for Thaidene Nene for the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation (LKDFN), is presenting the innovative park concept for the East Arm of Great Slave Lake that his community is negotiating with Parks Canada to an international audience at the World Parks Congress. Mr. Nitah’s presentation will focus on the community’s efforts …

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Australians share indigenous protected area strategies with N.W.T.

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Visits to Yellowknife and Lutsel K’e involved talking with Thaidene Nene negotiators By Rachel Zelniker, CBC News Posted: Nov 09, 2014 9:00 AM CT Daryl Lacey knows what it’s like when environmental concerns and development come head to head. Twenty years ago, Lacey’s elders grew concerned about the impacts mining was having on their traditional territory. “Employees of the mine … were driving …

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