Dene Leaders Proceed with National Council

Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 12:54




Canada’s Dene leaders have decided to go ahead with the creation of a national Denesuline council.


It was one of the major developments to come out of a national Dene gathering last week in Black Lake.


Prince Albert Grand Council official Cheryl Maurice was one of about five hundred guests to take in last week’s conference, which focused on issues and challenges facing the Dene people in Canada.


Maurice says the topic of appointing a national chief for the Dene was also raised, but not decided upon.


In the meantime, former FSIN vice chief Allan Adam will serve as the interim president for the new body.


The Buffalo River Dene Nation will host next year’s Denesuline gathering in Dillon.