Heritage, Lands, & Natural Resources

In order to preserve our Dene heritage, we have made every effort to maintain our traditional knowledge and skills, and have taken steps to ensure these traditions are passed on from generation to generation.

We take care to preserve traditional knowledge through the collection of research documents and the establishment of a Tthets’ ek’ ehdeli resource / historical centre. We also promote and support the use of Dene Zhatie at home, school, in youth cultural camps and throughout the community.

The younger generation will have many opportunities to learn about our Dene language and culture as we continue to develop local educational resources, provide Slavey language instruction in the school and integrate more cultural activities into the curriculum and into everyday life.

Safeguarding of the land, water and wildlife is of the utmost importance. We continue to protect and preserve the Thets’ ed’ ehdeli Territory through a variety of initiatives. You can learn more about our potential impacts to the land and natural resources by reading the Jean Marie River Climate Change report.

Source: Jean Marie River Community Plan 2013