Tlicho commemorate 100-year anniversary of signing Treaty 11


It’s a celebration to honour Tlicho culture.

The Dene First Nation in the Northwest Territories this week commemorated the 1oo-year anniversary of the signing of Treaty 11.

The last of the numbered treaties was signed by the Crown and more than a dozen Gwich’in, Sahtu Dene, Dehcho Dene and Tlicho communities in 1921.

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The original ceremony was postponed last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For decades, many living under the treaty didn’t know what it said until the government’s version was translated and read to an assembly of Dene chiefs in 1969.