Yellowknives Dene relinquish land to expand NWT capital

The City of Yellowknife and the Yellowknives Dene First Nation are united behind a proposal that would alter their municipal boundaries.

The boundary change is part of the larger Akaitcho land claim process, involving the Dene, Lutselk’e and Deninu Kue First Nations in Northwest Territories.

The city of Yellowknife will likely give formal approval at the next council meeting later this month.

At that time, it will be up to the territorial government to make a recommendation to the minister of lands.

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