On August 8, 1997 the Dogrib (Tłı̨chǫ) Treaty 11 Council carries Resolution #97-03 and #97-04 at the 6th Annual Assembly in Wekweètì.Resolution #97-03 was carried unanimously in support of proposed self-government elements, and fully supports the Chief negotiator and negotiation team in... Read more
The signing of the Dogrib Treaty 11 framework agreement with the federal government in late August (1996) was a first in the Northwest Territories.
The agreement is historical because self-government will be negotiated at the same time as a land claim.
Scott Serson, deputy...Read more
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, and opened 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 Indigenous run school board in Canada where the Tłı̨chǫ people had rights control of their...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