Category Archive for: ‘Newsroom’

Canada’s NWT: Protecting the Land of the Ancestors: Pew Charitable Trusts

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A First Nations aboriginal community takes lead role in planned boreal forest park August 22, 2014  |  International Boreal Conservation Campaign  |  By Sheldon Alberts ©2014 The Pew Charitable Trusts LUTSEL K’E, Northwest Territories—Alizette Lockhart sits at a wooden picnic table, clutching a sturdy sewing needle in one hand and a bundle of smooth leather in the other. It’s a …

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Public Opinion Strongly in Favour of Thaidene Nene

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The Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation (LKDFN) has been working with the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)  since early 2011 to help build awareness and support for protecting Thaidene Nene. This spectacular northern landscape has numerous ecological and cultural values; a globally-significant carbon sink that once protected, will foster ecological integrity, cultural continuity, and economic sustainability in the core …

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CPAWS-NWT Love the Land Photo Contest 2014 features Thaidene Nene

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The NWT Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS-NWT) has announced their third annual Love the Land Photo Contest. As in previous years, CPAWS-NWT invites contestants to share their love of NWT land and water through photos from across the NWT – and this year, they are especially looking for submissions from within Thaidene Nene! Photos must feature …

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Thaidene Nene Interim Land Withdrawal Extended Two Years

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As anticipated, as of April 1st, both the federal and territorial governments have extended the temporary protection (called an ‘interim land withdrawal’) granted to Thaidene Nene. The entire area of interest is now protected until March 31, 2016, enabling the final stages of work to establish Thaidene Nene to be completed. Interim land withdrawals are a commonly-used tool in the …

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Northern Journal article: Devolution could pose challenge to forming national park

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by Meagan Wohlberg, Northern Journal April 7, 2014 Photo: Bob Wilson Negotiators for the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation say the transfer of land from the federal to the territorial government could delay the creation of the Thaidene Nene national park reserve around the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. With responsibility for crown land changing hands last week through …

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Blog Share: Conservation Alliance ‘Favourites on Friday’ features Thaidene Nene and Clara Hughes

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This was recently posted on the Conservation Alliance’s blog: Travel to the Canadian Magical North With Olympian, Clara Hughes March 07, 2014 by Serena Bishop The Winter Olympics have just ended in Sochi, Russia.  The only Olympian who has ever won multiple medals at both summer and winter games – also the Canadian who carried that country’s flag into the …

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Lutsel K’e youth learning to guide on the Nahanni River

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This past summer, Jake Basil and Damien Kailek of Lutsel K’e learned the ropes as river guides on the South Nahanni River with the good folks at Nahanni Wilderness Adventures. Having showed their potential working as escorts for a June school rafting trip on the Nahanni, both were invited to do personalized, on-the-river training with NWA. By the end of …

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LKDFN initials the draft Thaidene Nene Establishment Agreement with Parks Canada

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Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation P.O. Box 28, Lutsel K’e, NT X1A 1A0 PRESS RELEASE Northwest Territories First Nation initials Thaidene Nene Establishment Agreement, a significant milestone in the creation of a large new protected area in its traditional homeland Tuesday, November 26, 2013 On Wednesday, November 13th, negotiators for the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation and Parks Canada Agency …

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10 reasons why Clara Hughes loves Great Slave Lake

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Lutsel K’e, NWT – Clara Hughes Special to the Globe and Mail, Friday June 28, 2013       After 20 years of exhausting my legs for winter and summer Olympic sport, I decided to give my arms a try. It was after the 2010 Winter Olympic Games that I first sat in a kayak. Along with my husband, Peter …

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Sharing knowledge Down Under: Indigenous people gather in Australia for conference

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Kassina Ryder Northern News Services Published Monday, June 10, 2013 AUSTRALIA The chief negotiator for Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve shared Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation’s (LKDFN) vision for the protected area with the world late last month. Steven Nitah, Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation’s head negotiator for Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve, takes in the scenery at Kakadu National …

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