Colomac Remediation Program - Elders Visit & Grad Ceremony


The Tłı̨chǫ Government in partnership with INAC-CARD (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada – Contaminants and Remediation Division) and Tłı̨chǫ Construction held a four week work-to-learn program out at the former Colomac Mine Site for student-workers from Whatì, and Gamètì in October. 

The four weeks were broken into two parts, with students working two week rotations. Wildlife monitors were also hired by Tłı̨chǫ Construction to keep everyone safe onsite. The student-workers completed hands on training provided by Tłı̨chǫ Construction, Stantec and BluMetric in a variety of construction/environmental monitoring work such as excavator operating, monitoring well capping and caribou and wetland berm building. 

To celebrate all the hard work the student-workers have done,  Tłı̨chǫ Government and INAC-CARD held a Feeding of the Fire and graduation ceremony where students were presented with completion certificates to take home. We are very proud of and thankful for the students who completed this important work out at Colomac. Congratulations to the following participants:

  1. Albina Nitsiza
  2. Alfred Flunkie
  3. Archie Zoe
  4. Donovan Romie
  5. Eileen Mantla
  6. Eric Zoe
  7. Forrest Blackduck
  8. Gerrick Moosenose
  9. Kevin Crookedhand
  10. Lisa Marie Zoe
  11. Louisa Nitsiza
  12. Mary Chocolate
  13. Peter Nitsiza
  14. Robert Nitsiza
  15. Tracella Romie
  16. Frank Camsell – wildlife monitor
  17. Frankie Joe Nitsiza – wildlife monitor
  18. Freddy Simpson – wildlife monitor
  19. Richard Romie – wildlife monitor
For more information, please contact:
Lands Regulator
Department of Culture and Lands Protection
Tłı̨chǫ Ndek'àowo / Tłı̨chǫ Government
Box 412, Behchokǫ̀, NT  X0E 0Y0
Phone:  867-392-6381 Ext 1357

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