Tłı̨chǫ Government Weghàà Ełeyatıts’eedı: Engagement Guidelines

Behchokǫ̀, November 15, 2022 - Today the Tłı̨chǫ Government released the Weghàà Ełeyatıts’eedı: Guidelines for Proponents of Development. 
 
Weghàà Ełeyatıts’eedı means “By following this we can better understand one another.” These are the Tłı̨chǫ Government’s engagement guidelines for proponents, and are intended to complement the Tłı̨chǫ Wenek’e, the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement, and the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board Engagement Policy and Guidelines.
 
Behchokǫ̀, November 15, 2022 - Today the Tłı̨chǫ Government released the Weghàà Ełeyatıts’eedı: Guidelines for Proponents of Development.
 
Weghàà Ełeyatıts’eedı means “By following this we can better understand one another.” These are the Tłı̨chǫ Government’s engagement guidelines for proponents, and are intended to complement the Tłı̨chǫ Wenek’e, the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement, and the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board Engagement Policy and Guidelines.
 
For many years, the Tłı̨chǫ Government has worked collaboratively with industry and other governments on a variety of engagement processes. The Tłı̨chǫ Government and communities take pride in their relationships and collaborations with newcomers to the Tłı̨chǫ traditional territory of Mǫwhì Gogha Dè Nı̨ı̨tłèè.
 
The Weghàà Ełeyatıts’eedı provides guidance on the procedures for engagement and collaboration on proposals for development in Mǫwhì Gogha Dè Nı̨ı̨tłèè, and is intended to give proponents the necessary tools  and knowledge to conduct business with the Tłı̨chǫ respectfully. The guiding principles of respect, coexistence, and inclusiveness come from gonàowoò (our way of life) and are based on the guidance of the Elders, including leaders such as Edzo and Mǫwhì.
 
Our hope is that the Weghàà Ełeyatıts’eedı will help developers build strong relationships with the Tłı̨chǫ Government, communities, and Citizens so we can work together to enable investment and balanced development in the region.
 
Quotes:
“We are publishing these Guidelines – the Weghàà Ełeyatıts’eedı – to help proponents of development understand the process for engaging with the Tłı̨chǫ Government. By talking, listening, and  working together in a spirit of true partnership, we can better understand one another, and we can design and build projects that protect the environment, respect Tłı̨chǫ culture, and benefit  Tłı̨chǫ Citizens.”
- Tłı̨chǫ Government, Grand Chief Jackson Lafferty
 
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Brett Wheler - Tłı̨chǫ Government, Sr. Advisor - Resource Management and Sustainability

Weghàà Ełeyatıts’eedı: Guidelines for Proponents of Development PDF
 
 
 
 

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