‘Unique ecosystem’: N.W.T. First Nations sign benefit agreement with Parks Canada
‘Unique ecosystem’: N.W.T. First Nations sign benefit agreement with Parks Canada

By Emily Blake THE CANADIAN PRESS YELLOWKNIFE-A group of First Nations has signed an agreement with Parks Canada to ensure they receive social and economic opportunities related to the Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories. Parks Canada says the agreement with the Nah?a Dehe Dene Band and Dehcho is titled Ndahecho Gondie Ghaade, meaning “following the words of our elders.” It includes new models for co-operative management, funding for a new Indigenous guardian program and social and economic opportunities. A press release says the agreement is expected to support at least ten new jobs and three new buildings in and around Nahanni Butte, located in the southwest corner of the territory. “Nahanni National Park Reserve is an ecological and cultural treasure. Honouring Indigenous peoples’ histories, cultures and the

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