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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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