Ottawa, Dehcho First Nations signing deal for 1st Indigenous protected wildlife area – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 2018106 Views

Catherine McKenna to sign deal with Dehcho First Nations in Fort Providence, N.W.T., today

Oct 11, 2018

The federal minister of environment and climate change is in the Northwest Territories today to sign a deal for the first Indigenous-protected national wildlife area in Canada.

Catherine McKenna will sign the agreement with the Dehcho First Nations to officially protect the ​Edehzhie area.

Edehzhie, a plateau that rises out of the Mackenzie Valley to the west of Great Slave Lake, covers 25,000 square kilometres of land.

The area has been a spiritual gathering and hunting place in the Dehcho since time immemorial.

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