Sustainable Livelihoods and Traditional Knowledge Action Plans – Public Engagement

What was this engagement about?

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) invited 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 could I participate?

1. Fill out our surveys:

2. Email comments to ontheland@gov.nt.ca.

3. Public engagement sessions were held in communities across the NWT from February until May 2019. Sessions included:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Fort Liard – April 3-4, 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. - Fort Liard Gathering Place (Treaty House)
  • Yellowknife – April 15, 7-9 p.m. – Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
  • Łutselkʼe – April 24-25, 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. – Community Hall
  • Kátł’odeeche First Nation – May 1, 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. – Kátł’odeeche Arbour
  • Wekweètì – May 1, 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. – Youth Centre

    4. Enter our youth photo contest.

    • Contest deadline was April 30, 2019.

    The deadline for all comments has now passed.

    How will my input make a difference?

    The GNWT heard 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 can I 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

    ontheland@gov.nt.ca