Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation's Thaidene Nëné Department has partnered with the Wellness, Language, and Culture Department to establish and host an on the land camp for LKDFN residents of all ages to enjoy. Youth from the Łutsël K’é Dene School, elders, and other land users are invited to come to the “Old Snowdrift OTL Camp.”
Participants will be engaged for on the land programming and research. Land-based activities will include: teaching youth how to set snares and traps, skinning animals, setting fish nets under the ice, fish preparation, ice safety and safe travelling on the land. We will share the harvest with local elders. The Ni Hat'ni Dene guardians and traditional instructors will be on site to help mentor and teach Dënesųłıné culture and language.
The camp is also an opportunity to complete a research survey, the results of which will help guide the Thaidene Nëné Department in management planning for the future of Thaidene Nëné. All completed surveys will be compiled and a report with your recommendations will be prepared for the LDKFN Chief and Council. Your input is important and we welcome you to take the survey. A honorarium of $60 is payable to each survey participant. Please note: you can only complete the survey once. The survey is available for download as a Microsoft Word document. There is also an online version of the survey.
Transportation will be provided to and from the site from December 3 – 18, 2020. Snacks and brunch will be provided daily for all participants.
To sign up for transportation and/or to learn more about this exciting on the land project, contact the Thaidene Nëné Manager at 867-370-3820 or drop by our Thaidene Nëné Office. Interested participants can also contact the Wellness Manager at 867-444-8055.
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We are the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation. Our vision for Thaidene Nëné is:
Nuwe néné, nuwe ch'anıé yunedhé xa (Our land, our culture for the future).
We’re working with our partners to permanently protect Thaidene Nëné—part of our
huge and bountiful homeland around and beyond the East Arm of Tu Nedhé.