NWT’s On The Land Collaborative Program has released it’s results for 2017.
Since it began in fall of 2015, the Collaborative has provided 70 projects across the territory with over a million dollars in funds.
Jess Dunkin, director of on the lands programs, says people have always known the value of on the lands programs, but the Collaborative has made it much easier to secure funding.
For a lot of organizations they spend a lot of time applying to a number of different pots of money to cobble together enough to to deliver an on the land program in their community and what the collaborative is doing is to create a one stop shop.
This year, funded projects include the Reviving Trails Project Organized by the Tlicho research and training instititute, the Feeding Our Spirits initiative of Trailcross, East Three Secondary School’s Wood for Elders program.
The Collaborative will once again begin taking submissions for projects that connect people with their land and culture in the fall.