Help set long-term vision for Thaidene Nëné protected area

Cliffs of the Pethei Peninsula overlooking Tu Nedhe (Great Slave Lake) in Thaidene Nëné, which protects 26,376 square-kilometres of the ancestral homelands of the Łutsël K’e Dene First Nation. (Photo by Pat Kane, courtesy of LKDFN.)

The operational management board for Thaidene Nëné is seeking feedback from the public to help inform the land relationship plan for the Thaidene Nëné protected area.

In a release, the GNWT stated that much of the work for the first plan, “is foundational, setting out what is needed to ensure that generations to come will be able to care for and benefit from the area.”

The plan is for a set of guiding principles, a long-term vision for Thaidene Nëné, and a series of goals, objectives, and targets/indicators that will guide progress towards achieving this vision in 10 years.

The GNWT stated public feedback will play an important role in the development of this first land relationship plan.

The public is invited to provide online feedback at:, or by email to: now until April 20.

There will also be in-person community engagement sessions in Yellowknife, Łutsël K’é, Fort Resolution, Fort Smith, and Hay River.

Thaidene Nëné Indigenous Protected Area is 26,376 square-kilometres and includes a national park reserve, a territorial protected area, and a territorial wildlife conservation area.