Dene National Assembly Marketplace Call for Artists, Artisans, and Exhibitors!

Posted on May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

44th Annual Dene National Assembly will be in Fort Smith, NWT from June 16-20, 2014.  In addition there will be a marketplace for fine arts and handcrafted artwork from northern artists, and artisans.   

We spoke with Kathleen Graham, Community Coordinator of 44th Dene National Assembly from Katlodeeche First Nation (Hay River Dene Reserve) about the marketplace, and she estimates to have 40-50 booths. 15 booths have been book so far, and they expect it to go fast! 

The Marketplace will be located in the basement of the Catholic Church, and they expect 500-1000 people to attend the Dene Assembly.  286 of those will be community delegates from across the Northwest Territories

For more information contact Kathleen Graham at 867-872-2986 or by email at


Posted in Dene, Fort Smith, gifts, native artists, native crafts, Tlicho, travel

Northern IBA Craft Sale at the Diamond Mine

Posted on January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dominion Diamond Corporation (DDC) is always eager to support the variety of cultures that make up our territory. These cultures and traditions are what make our home so unique. 

Their northern IBA craft sale has become an annual event to look forward too. In 2012 they hosted crafters from Kugluktuk. In 2013 they continued the tradition with two showings of traditional crafts from artisans from Community of Whati. 

Louisa Nitsiza and Jacqueline Bishop came on December 3-4, followed by Cindy Nitsiza and Lisa Jeremick’ca on December 17-18. All four women arrived at the Ekati diamond mine with beautiful Tlicho Dene crafts for sale. These included beaded vests, purses, moccasins, card holders and more. Ekati workers had the opportunity to get unique Northern gifts for their loved ones, just in time for Christmas.

We would thank Thomas Nitisiza, Whati Economic Development Officer, Tlicho Government and  Ora-naja Wah-Shee, Team Leader, Community Development with DDC for this joint effort and for their hard work and organization. 


Posted in Dene, gifts, holiday, native artists, native crafts, Tlicho, Tradition, travel

My Holiday Wish list!

Posted on November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Taati K’e Nezi Naxixè Hòe?à  (Season’s Greetings)! 

The holiday shopping season has begin, so we've collected our favorite wish list gifts in no particular order!

  1. Jewelry by Creations for Continuity - Her collection adds a little northern light sparkle. 
  2. Rabbit Mittens by Norman Wells Historical Society - These mittens will keep your fingers warm! 
  3. Moosehide Jacket - To be given this jacket is a sign he/she really loves you. 
  4. Beaded coaster by Dora Duncan - It's too beautiful to set a glass on but a beautiful gift to admire in a frame.
  5. Stroud Purses - made by the women of Gameti, own one for each month of the year! 
  6. Ulu earrings by Mary Jane Nigiyok of Ulukhaktok, NT is the closest gift you can get from the North Pole. 
  7. Vest by the Community Government of Whati, NT. It's all about layering up in Winter. 
  8. Wrap around Moccasins or Jihke - Nothing else will keep your toes toasty warm this winter. 
  9. Moosehide business card case - stunning but also a great place to hold your business card or ours.  
  10. Rosaries by Amy - Has a beautiful collect of Rosaries for everyone, and after our list you may need to pray you've been nice! 

Posted in Beadwork, christmas, Dene, gifts, holiday, native artists, native crafts, Tlicho, Tlicho Online Store, wish list

Tlicho Online Store Holiday Giveaway!

Posted on November 12, 2013 | 14 Comments

Christmas season is just around the corner, and why not celebrate with a Holiday Giveaway! 

We have five items to giveaway: sage, booklet, coffee mug, t-shirt and jacket over the next five weeks!  All you have to do is like us on facebook, and leave a comment. 

We will also enter your name a second time if you leave a comment here!

First Draw is a Tlicho Assembly Gathering Jacket enter now! Draw will be November 18, 2013. 


Posted in Dene, giveaway, native artists, native crafts, prizes, Tlicho

At the Cando Conference in Winnipeg, MB

Posted on October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Attending the 20th Annual National Conference, celebrating Effective Partnerships at the Fort Garry Hotel. Come down and visit.  Always happy to talk about the Tlicho Online Store with people. Make sure to visit the artisans area, they have some beautiful items, and are here until Thursday at the Fort Garry Hotel.

Posted in Cando, Dene, native artists, native crafts, Tlicho Online Store, Winnipeg

Tlicho Book giveaway for Literacy Week here!

Posted on September 24, 2013 | 4 Comments

Win Edani Nogee Wegoo Degee Adza (How the Fox Got His Crossed Legs). Book includes English and Tlicho CD making it easy to follow along. We will also include a deck of cards of the Tlicho alphabet. 

All you need to do is leave a comment here! You have until Friday, September 27, 2013 to leave a comment.  We will announce the winner on our facebook site! Good luck! 

Posted in Dene, Literacy Week, Tlicho Online Store

Dene Artist, Dora Duncan

Posted on August 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Dora Duncan of the Sahtu Region from Colville Lake, NWT., now residing in Alberta but still spends much of her time in Norman Wells and Colville Lake, NWT. She grew up learning her art from her mother and relatives. Thankful to all who taught her the best of their art and designs. Learned herself mostly by watching others work, visual art. Happy and enjoying the work that was demonstrated and shared with her.
Her latest creation - beaded coasters reflect her creativity and innovation of her distinctive Sahtu style. 

Posted in Beadwork, Dene, native artists, native crafts, Tlicho Online Store

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