If you are on NWTHwy3 visit us in Behchoko!

Posted on July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments


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

Posted in Behchoko, Dene, native artists, native crafts, Tlicho, travel

Trails Of Our Ancestors leave to the Tłįchǫ Annual Gathering

Posted on July 03, 2014 | 0 Comments

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!

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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


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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. 


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Best gifts for the traveller on your list by Jennifer Phillips

Posted on December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Check it out Ivy Acreman moccasins slippers made it on Best gifts for the traveller on your list. 

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