First leadership meeting of DDEC and Tłı̨chǫ Government
October 23, 2017 - First leadership meeting of DDEC and Tłı̨chǫ Government sets tone for future partnership
Grand Chief George Mackenzie and Mr. Patrick Evans, incoming CEO at Dominion Diamond Corporation met this last week in Yellowknife. This was the first occasion for the two leaders to meet since assuming their respective leadership roles.
The leaders shared their vision for building and developing Tłı̨chǫ communities and the Ekati Diamond Mine. Mr. Evans spoke of a long term vision for the Ekati Diamond Mine, and both shared their views on how to strengthen their relationship.
Grand Chief and Mr. Evans also spoke of the importance of ongoing communication and maintaining confidence in diamond mining in the NWT.
"The Washington Companies is welcome in our region," said Grand Chief, "and we look forward to a new and strong productive relationship, that respects our existing agreement and extends the benefits for our nation for years to come.”
Grand Chief and Mr. Evans committed to future meetings to continue building this new relationship.