Category Archive for: ‘Newsroom’

We want to protect Canada’s North and create sustainable jobs: LKDFN Chief Dora Enzoe in the Hill Times

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Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation Chief Dora Enzoe wrote an op ed piece for the Hill Times in Ottawa, coinciding with the arrival of the  LKDFN-CPAWS Thaidene Nene speaking tour. The piece highlights the many opportunities that will come from establishing Thaidene Nene, and the urgent need to protect this special place. Click here to open a pdf of the …

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iPolitics article on Thaidene Nene

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 Natural Resources mineral report set to steer fate of NWT park, First Nation By James Munson | May 7, 2013 Click here to open a pdf of the article.

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Troy Media story: New NWT park will be a gift to our descendents

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Published on Thursday May 16 at http://www.troymedia.com/2013/05/16/new-nwt-park-will-be-a-gift-to-our-descendants/ New NWT park will be a gift to our descendants The Thaidene Nene National Park looks to soon become a reality CALGARY, AB, May 16, 2013/ Troy Media/ – The Great Slave Lake region of Canada is a long way north, a massive, sprawling mysterious place that many Canadians will never travel to. …

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Study shows significant economic benefits for establishing Thaidene Nene

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A Business Case recently developed for Thaidene Nene provides concrete support for the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation’s Vision for the area. It shows that the creation of Thaidene Nene represents an unparalleled opportunity to protect key ecological and cultural values in the region, create land use certainty, and contribute to the overall economic health of Lutsel K’e, the region, …

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Thaidene Nene: special presentations in Calgary and Ottawa

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The Lutsel’Ke Dene First Nation and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society are pleased to invite you to join us for special presentations in Calgary and Ottawa about Thaidene Nene, the Land of the Ancestors. Come and learn in person about our magnificent, large and bountiful homeland around and beyond the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories. Meet …

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Northern Journal April 22 2013: Olympian Clara Hughes visits Thaidene Nene

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April 22, 2013 at 5:53 PM Olympian ventures north to promote national park by Meagan Wohlberg, Northern Journal Olympian Clara Hughes left her skates and bike behind to go out on the land with members of the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation (LKDFN) last week as one of the first invited guests to experience a taste of what could one …

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Thaidene Nene: what’s in a name?

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Thaidene Nene translates from Chipewyan as ‘the Land of the Ancestors’. It’s the name that the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation has chosen for the core of their huge traditional homeland – a place identified a decade ago by the community elders as a proposed protected area. It also includes lands and waters proposed by Parks Canada in 1970 to …

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Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation, NWT, recognized for inspirational effort to determine its future

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Vancouver. December 13, 2012: Members of a small, remote NWT First Nation are receiving a prestigious prize tonight for their efforts to create a sustainable and prosperous future that balances conservation of a way of life and the environment with economic growth. In recognition of their innovative efforts to protect their 35,000 km2 traditional homeland and age-old traditions, the Lutsel …

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Australian indigenous people meet with Lutsel K’e to share conservation stories

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On Oct. 30-31, the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation hosted a delegation of indigenous peoples from Australia. Representing the indigenous land councils in the Central and Kimberley regions of Australia, the delegates came to the Northwest Territories to share their experiences in protecting their lands and waters using their own traditional governance models. These are “indigenous protected areas”. Our Australian …

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Yellowknife Event: Indigenous Conservation Leadership in Australia and Canada, Tuesday October 30

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Please join us for an evening discussion, along with MC Stephen Kakfwi, Francois Paulette, and special guests from Australia, to learn about indigenous knowledge and leadership in conservation management. Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00 pm. Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (Museum) Cafe, Yellowknife. Refreshments provided.

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