Intergovernmental Meeting between Tłı̨chǫ Government and GNWT

YELLOWKNIFE (January 09, 2020) – Premier Caroline Cochrane, Minister Diane Thom, Minister R.J. Simpson, Minister Shane Thompson, Minister Caroline Wawzonek, and Minister Paulie Chinna met with the Tłı̨chǫ Government Grand Chief George Mackenzie, Chief Clifford Daniels, Chief David Wedawin, Chief Charlie Football, and Chief Alfonz Nitsiza in Yellowknife on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

The meeting focused on areas of mutual interest, including:
  • Tłı̨chǫ Government Priorities to Inform GNWT Mandate Setting
  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and New NWT-wide Forums
  • Caribou Management
  • Housing in Tłı̨chǫ Communities
  • Municipal and Community Affairs Working Group
  • Special Funding for Municipal Emergency Services as a result of Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road
  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls National Inquiry Final Report
  • The GNWT values and respects its relationship with the Tłı̨chǫ Government as the Treaty rights-holders and voice of the Tłı̨chǫ Nation.
The GNWT and Tłı̨chǫ Government committed to identify common priorities and to work in collaboration towards results that benefit Tłı̨chǫ citizens and the NWT.

The Tłı̨chǫ Government and the GNWT reaffirmed their commitment to working together, and with other co-management partners, to support conservation and recovery of the Bathurst and Bluenose-East barren-ground caribou herds.

Tłı̨chǫ Government and the GNWT agreed to continue to support the Tłı̨chǫ Government / MACA Working Group, and recognize this forum as a valuable resource to support and strengthen Tłı̨chǫ community governments in the areas of governance, elections, finance and administration.
For more information, contact:
Zabey Nevitt
Sr. Advisor, Sustainability and Resource Management
Tłı̨chǫ Government
Tel: 867-766-4003 ext 1010
Todd Sasaki
Communications Advisor
Government of the Northwest Territories
867-767-9140 ext. 11091

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