A traditional Denesuline assembly is underway this week in northwest Saskatchewan.
The week-long event is being attended by a few dozen people who are discussing a number of issues.
Organizer Roger Deranger says anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which is being held near a river north of La Loche.
He adds the environment is one of the main issues up for discussion:
“Because of the oil sands in the Fort McMurray area the people here are concerned. They don’t want the same thing to happen.”
He adds the development of a Dene national government is another main topic.