Update on the Proposed Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve

Consultations with the Canadian public and residents, special interest groups and stakeholders of the Northwest Territories regarding the proposed Thaidene Nëné national park reserve spanned from January 2015 to January 2017. During this time, Parks Canada also received emails, some letters and comment forms on the proposed national park reserve. Not only was Parks Canada staff in attendance at all of the consultations but representatives of the Łutsël K’e Dene First Nation, the Northwest Territory Métis Nation and the Government of the Northwest Territories also attended many sessions to listen and provide their views.

A wide range of valuable comments and concerns were received during the public consultations and those have been instrumental in refining the principles for establishing Thaidene Nëné. A full consultation report, produced by independent consultants who attended all of the consultation sessions, TAIT Communications & Consulting Inc. can be read and downloaded here (DOCX, 2.9 MB).

As part of the establishment process, Parks Canada continues to engage in consultations and negotiations with:

  • Indigenous governments/organizations and;
  • the Government of the Northwest Territories for the transfer of administration and control of the land from the territorial government to the federal government.

Further public consultations are anticipated to take place over the spring of 2018.

Stay in the loop and share your Thaidene Nëné experiences

You’ll start to see more content about the proposed Thaidene Nëné national park reserve on the Parks Canada social media channels. Follow Parks Canada on social media to learn about some of the curious creatures that can be found in the national park reserve, see photos of stunning vistas, hidden gems, the giant features that are characteristic of the Thaidene Nëné landscape and learn fun facts about this incredible natural region.

Do you have photos and stories to tell about your Thaidene Nëné experience? Share them with us! We’re eager to share in your love for this northern paradise. Use #ThaideneNene on social media to share your experiences.