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Ni hat’ni Dene (“Watchers of the Land”) Youth Share Their Experiences

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The Ni hat’ni Dene are the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation’s “Watchers of the Land”. Mandated to act as stewards of Thaidene Nene and host to visitors, they spend the entire summer traveling and living outside in order to caretake cultural sites, monitor the environment, and interpret the heritage of the Denesoline. The Ni hat’ni Dene youth share their stories …

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Lutsel K’e schoolkids wish Clara Hughes the best at the Olympics

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Go Clara Go! This past week, all of us in Lutsel K’e were excited to learn that Clara Hughes will be competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics for Team Canada, on the women’s road cycling team. Clara came to our community in the summer of 2010, at the end of an epic kayak trip from Yellowknife to the East Arm …

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First kayak descent of the lower Snowdrift River completed!

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This past weekend, John Blyth and Ben Linaker completed the first (we think) descent of the lower Snowdrift River in whitewater kayaks! The lower Snowdrift River, between Austin Lake and Stark Lake, tumbles rapidly down the MacDonald Fault in a series of rapids and falls. As one elder describes it, it is like “falling down a mountain”. This lower portion …

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At least the days are getting longer!

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Finally the days are starting to get longer! Gone are the days when it was getting dark at 2:30 pm! The sky is still dark blue at around 5 pm, but that is better than pitch dark! With the longer days, we are seeing more activity on the land. Many hunters have been traveling into the eastern reaches of Thaidene …

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Respected Elder Pierre Catholique Passes Away

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On November 30th, 2011, the community of Lutsel K’e lost one of its great elders, and one of the primary visionaries behind Thaidene Nene. Not a week went by where he wouldn’t drop by the Thaidene Nene office in Lutsel K’e to provide advice, inquire on progress, and remind us of the principles that must be a foundation to this …

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Lutsel K’e is in Yellowknife to talk about Thaidene Nene

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We will be making presentations on Thaidene Nene in Yellowknife next week. Please join us! Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 am at the NWT Geoscience Forum (Capitol Theatres) for Keeping Thaidene Nene: the Ni Hat’ni Dene Program. This presentation will focus on the “Watchers of the Land” program in Thaidene Nene, where Lutsel K’e youth and land-users host visitors, monitor the …

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