Tlicho government getting early jump on plans for the 100th anniversay of Treaty 11 in 2021

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The Department of Culture and Lands Protection of the Tlicho Government is inviting Behchoko community members to a public meeting to discuss the 100th anniversary celebration in 2021 of Treaty 11.

In an advisory, the department states that it would like to hear people’s ideas for projects and activities to celebrate this historic anniversary.

Signed in 1921, Treaty 11 is the last of the Numbered Treaties signed between First Nations and the Canadian Government.

It covers almost a million square kilometres of present-day Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.

The terms of Treaty 11 continue to have ongoing legal and socio-economic impacts on Indigenous communities across all three territories.

The meeting will be held on Thursday November 28th.

It’s being held  in the restaurant area of the Sportsplex.

It begins at 5:30 pm with supper and goes until 8:00 pm.


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John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.