In June of 1996 six Tłįcho elders spent two weeks at Russell Lake outside Behchokǫ̀ in the NWT building a birchbark canoe. This project was captured on video which celebrates the rediscovery of lost skills and demonstrates the sharing of talents and effort that communities required to make a...Read more
Wha Dǫ Ehtǫ K'è (Trails of Our Ancestors) - On July 29, 1995 five 22-foot canoes left Behchoko following the trails of their ancestors, retracing the river routes, visiting camp sites and villages where people lived through the ages.Read more on the Trails Of Our Ancestors here (PDF). Read more
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...Read more
After the breakdown of the Dene-Metis negotiations, individual groups began negotiating for their own land claims agreements. In 1991, the Sahtu Dene and Metis began the negotiations process. Later, the Gwich’n also began negotiations for their own land claim.
And in 1991, at an Assembly...Read more
Drumming has been an important part of the music program at the school for many years. In 1993 our Chief Jimmy Bruneau School drummers traveled to Arizona in the United States of America and were asked to give performances at the Flagstaff Festival of the Arts...Read more
The First Assembly of the Dogrib Treaty 11 Council gathered on August 24-28, 1992. Delegates unanimously passed a resolution mandating the Dogrib Treaty 11 Council to “assume full control and responsibility for negotiation” for a Dogrib Nation Regional comprehensive Claim.View Resolution... Read more
Read the Tłı̨chǫ Yatıì Dictionary here!
The publication of a preliminary edition of the Tłı̨chǫ Dictionary in 1992 was an important event for the Dogrib Divisional Board of Education. The dictionary coincided with the graduation of the first teachers from the Kw’atindee Bino Community...Read more
For a number of years, Dene Metis and the Tungavik Federation of Nunavut tried to negotiate a deal on the boundry between their traditional territories. The negotiations failed and in 1991 a former NWT Commissioner, John Parker, was appointed to arbitrate on the issue. After hearing both sides,...Read more