During two days of community celebrations in Fort Resolution and Łutsël K’e, Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, signed agreements with the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Łutsël K’e Dene First Nation, the Northwest Territory Métis Nation, and the Deninu K’ue First Nation, and with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation in absentia, to establish Thaidene Nene as a national park reserve.