By Caitrin Pilkington Local Journalism Initiative Reporter For the first time since 2015, main table negotiations between Dehcho First Nations leaders, the N.W.T. government and Canada have resumed in Hay River. While the parties made efforts to resume talks in the intervening years, the discussion had not moved forward until now. Representatives of all three are reviewing a proposed Dehcho First Nations self-government plan. Talks stalled in 2015 over land and resources. Dehcho members recently voted to temporarily set that issue aside in order to make headway on self-government. Negotiators have focused on creating an agreement-in-principle that would outline the jurisdiction of local and regional Dehcho governments, and include agreements on governance, housing and education. The Dehcho First Nations held virtual town halls over the past six months
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