Sustainable Livelihoods and Traditional Knowledge Action Plans – Public Engagement

What is this engagement about?

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is inviting Northwest Territories (NWT) residents to have their say on the development of two action plans for the territory: an Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Sustainable Livelihoods Action Plan and a GNWT Traditional Knowledge Action Plan.

How do I participate?

  1. Public engagement sessions will be held in communities across the NWT from February until April 2019. Currently scheduled sessions include:
  • Hay River – February 26, 7-9 p.m. – Recreation Centre
  • Deline – March 5, 10-5 p.m. – Cultural Centre
  • Fort Resolution – March 6, 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. – Antoine Beaulieu Memorial Hall
  • Fort Good Hope – March 7, 10-5 p.m. – Band Hall
  • Fort Providence – Postponed - Date and location TBD
  • Jean Marie River – March 19, 6-8 p.m. and March 20, 1-8 p.m. – E’kali Lake
  • Fort McPherson – March 19, 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. – Community Hall
  • Inuvik – March 19, 7-9 p.m. – Midnight Sun Complex 
  • Tsiigehtchic – March 20, 12-5 p.m. - Cultural Wellness Camp (Water Lake Road)
  • Aklavik – March 21, 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. - Council Chambers

Those who wish to participate in a language other than English are asked to call 867-767-9231, ext. 53041.

Information on additional community sessions will be added here as they are scheduled.

  1. Email your comments to
  2. Enter our youth photo contest!
    • Contest is open to all youth 25 and under living in the NWT
    • Photos should illustrate youth’s connections to sustainable livelihoods (e.g. country foods, traditional economies, land-based learning, etc.)
    • Contest is open February 11 to April 20, 2019
    • Enter here!

The deadline for all comments is April 20, 2019.

How can my input make a difference?

The GNWT is looking to hear from residents about challenges, needs, opportunities and priorities related to country foods, traditional economies, land-based learning and traditional knowledge.

Feedback from residents will help us identify potential actions the GNWT can take to support community-driven sustainable livelihoods programs and initiatives, which will be developed into an ENR Sustainable Livelihoods Action Plan. Input on traditional knowledge will be used to develop a GNWT Traditional Knowledge Action Plan.

Where can I find related information?

Where I can find results?

Results of the public engagement will be reported back through ‘What we Heard’ reports, which will be posted here following the engagement.

Who can I contact for more information?

On the Land Unit

Environment and Natural Resources