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Tłı̨chǫ Ewò Kǫ̀nı̨hmbàa - The Dogrib Caribou Skin Lodge

At the beginning of the 20th century, hundreds of caribou skin lodges were in use by the Tłı̨chǫ people of Northern Canada. In 1997 the only known example was at a museum in Iowa City. The Caribou Skin Lodge Project began in 1997 when, with the help of anthropologist June Helm and Natural History Museum director George Schrimper, the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History returned a 104-year-old Dogrib caribou skin lodge to the Northwest Territories.

Chief Jimmy Bruneau Regional High School Graduation

Chief Jimmy Bruneau School was built in Edzo in 1971 due to the perseverance of Chief Jimmy Bruneau and the community of Behchoko.  This also established the Rae-Edzo School Society, the first native run school board in Canada where the Tłı̨chǫ people were given the rights to control their own school, including the hiring of teachers. Before 19991, when CJBS became a regional high school, students could only complete grade 9 i n the community and were then forced to board and attend school in Yellowknife or further. 

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