Funding for 35 on the land projects confirmed

Disembarking from the charter upon arriving to the Deh Gah School’s camp on Willow Lake. (Photo: Jess Dunkin)

Thirty five On the Land projects will receive money from the NWT On the Land Collaborative in 2017.

This year, the collective will distribute $634,845 across the territory to get people on the land and promote community wellbeing.

Grants range from $3000 to $60 000. Among the projects are a canoe trip for grade nine students in Fort Smith, a 10 day trip beginning in Tuktoyaktuk that will take youth and elders through the traditional hunting territory of their ancestors and a hide tanning camp in Lutsel Ke.

For this second year, the collaborative welcomes three new funding partners while all the previous ones renewed their commitments.

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Melinda Trochu
Melinda Trochu is an independent multimedia journalist from France who moved to Yellowknife recently. She has worked and lived in France, Lebanon and Australia. She is currently the News & Current Affairs Director at CKLB. If you want to contact her, here's her email: melinda.trochu@cklbradio.com

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