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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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