For centuries the Tłı̨chǫ of the Northwest Territories have relied on an intimate knowledge of the land and its wildlife to survive. The Tłı̨chǫ lived in a yearly cycle of following traditional trails in birchbark canoes to the barren lands in the fall to harvest the caribou herd; and then...Read more
Thirty-eight of the 75 caribou skins needed for the project were collected during the Chief Jimmy Bruneau High School caribou hunt on the barrenlands near Grizzley Bear Lake in 1999. Additional hides were purchased from other woman residing in the outlying Dogrib communities of Rae Lakes, Whatì...Read more
On January 7, 2000 the Dogrib Comprehensive Land Claim and Self-Government Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) was signed by Dogrib Treaty 11 Council, Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Government of Canada."Signing the Dogrib Agreement-in-Principal today means that the Dogrib are on step... Read more
On 2000, the chief negotiators for Canada, the GNWT and Dogrib Treaty 11 Council initialled the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement-in-Principle. The AIP set out all the major terms reached in negotiations, and would form the basis of the Final Agreement.
The AIP identifies which lands would become...Read more
In 2000, Tłı̨chǫ created their own Tłı̨chǫ Constitution. The Tłı̨chǫ Constitution is the highest Tłı̨chǫ law. In its preamble, it lays out the fundamental principles that will guide the Tłı̨chǫ people and their Government. The Constitution also defines the powers and structure of the Tłı̨chǫ ...Read more
On August 9, 1999 the first combine land claim and self government Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) in the northwest Territories was initialed at the 8th Annual Assembly in Gamètì.The Agreement-in-Principle is a milestone, it represents the fulfillment of a Resolution made the Dogrib General... Read more
The Sliding Hill. A person slides down using spruce bough only and when you slide right to the bottom of the hill you live a long life. However, when you slide towards the side the trail, you will have short life.
Yamǫǫ̀zha woke one morning at lhti...Read more
1998 Trails of Ancestors - Behchoko to Whati. It was a learning and growing experience. students and teachers saw their roles reversed. Elders passed on their wealth of knowledge, and also learn more about the Tlicho youth who would be leaders in the future.
Read the Trails of our...Read more
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...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