Tłı̨chǫ Community Government Orientation Workshop

Those courageous individuals who accept the role of being an elected as community leaders soon understand the range of responsibilities, duties, skills and knowledge they have to use to do their jobs effectively.

To help the elected Chiefs and Council members from the four Tłı̨chǫ communities – Behchokǫ̀, Whatì, Gamètì and Wekweètì – better understand their roles and responsibilities, the NWT Government, Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) Department hosted an orientation workshop September 13-14 in Yellowknife.

“The members of the four local Tłı̨chǫ communities are clear in their vision of supporting their communities in a variety of ways, from ensuring the infrastructure needed for health and safety is in place in their communities to knowing the best ways to resolve conflicts for the good of the community” offered Chief Clifford Daniels of Behchokǫ̀.

'Council members were also very interested to learn more about financial awareness and available municipal funding”, Chief Daniels said.

The two-day session attracted more than 30 Tłı̨chǫ community government elected officials and offered topics including:

  • Community government powers and authorities
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Conflicts and codes
  • Municipal funding and financial awareness
  • Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road
  • Accountability Framework
  • Communication with the public and media management
  • Community planning and the discussion on strategic planning, Asset Management Plans
  • Healthy community
  •  MACA eLearning

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