The Dinàgà Wek’èhodì candidate protected area is ecologically and culturally significant to people of the Great Slave region of the Northwest Territories. The people of Behchokǫ̀ and other Tłįchǫ communities, the Yellowknives Dene, the Northwest Territory Métis Nation and the North Slave Métis Alliance all have claimed/stated ties to the area. Traditional knowledge of the above listed, identify Dinàgà Wek’èhodì as a place of spirituality, history, bountiful hunting, trapping and fishing, and a place where people go to teach and share; the area is valued for these reasons today. Dinàgà Wek’èhodì is located within the Wek′èezhìi area, and the northeast and southwest boundaries are adjacent to Tłįchǫ lands. March 2016

This draft report summarizes the Working Group process, the site assessments conducted as part of the PAS, and visionary discussions regarding future boundary evaluations and management principles. This report uses data and results available at the time of finalizing. A final report prepared by the DWWG will make recommendations to the Tłįchǫ Government, along with the federal and territorial governments, will follow, addressing the following topics concerning Dinàgà Wek’èhodì:
• boundary
• vision
• management

Publication date: 
March 2016
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Conservation planning
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