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Canada | Dehcho First Nations declare PA covering 25,000 sq km in Northwest Territories

A sacred area for both the Dehcho First Nations and Tlicho is now protected. Dene and Metis leaders from across the Northwest Territories gathered in Fort Providence this week to celebrate the historic day with the Deh Gah Gotie First Nation and Canada’s Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.

Edehzhie as it is called by the Dehcho First Nations, is also known as the Horn Plateau that rises out of the Mackenzie Valley to the west of Great Slave Lake, covers 25,000 square kilometers between the Monfwi boundary and Dehcho region.

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