Dene Gather in Black Lake for National Conference

Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 13:55




A number of issues and challenges facing Canada’s Denesuline Nation are being discussed this week in Black Lake.


The week-long gathering sees leaders from four different provinces converging on the Athabasca community to deal with the many topics at hand.


Some of these issues include the ongoing land claim of Dene traditional territory in Nunavut and the possibility of appointing a national chief for the Denesuline Nation.


Delegates will also be recognizing the Hatchet Lake youth for their recent canoe expedition. Those attending the gathering will also get their first look at the recently-completed second volume of the Dene Elders Project, which is a compilation of elders’ stories from the Athabasca Dene Nations.


The conference wraps up on Friday.