If you are exploring our northern highway 3 or caught waiting for the road to open because of the NWT fire, come visit us in Behchoko - click here for directions!
The Tlicho Annual Gathering is being held in Whati, Northwest Territories, on July 8, 9 & 10, 2014. Over a 100 people are traveling by canoes to meet family and friends from the Tlicho Region. The Trails of Our Ancestors is journey to ensure our youth develop a respectful relationship with the land, our spirituality, our ancestors, and experience personal growth.
Travel like a Tlicho, and order the a canvas hunting bag with caribou hide, and head strap!
Our objective is to support Northern Artists, and happy to have Pauline Williah's Northern Crafts Store Collection on our Store Site.
Northern Crafts Store, is owned and operated by First Nation (Tlicho) Artist Pauline Williah, who had been dedicated to her passion for traditional sewing ever since she was a young girl growing up in a small community of Behchoko. Visit Pauline's Store on Facebook here!
If you are in the Yellowknife area, stop by her shop in the YK Centre on the lower level across from Gourmet Cup.
Baseball cap giveaway this week! Must leave a comment to enter the draw!
You can enter a second time on the https://www.facebook.com/TlichoOnlineStore.
I was lucky enough to do a presentation for the Wilderness Safety Training Program, and received a beautiful baseball cap with their logo on it. Goodluck!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.