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!
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.