AREA CLOSURE – Desnethche (Spiritual Gathering Site)

Issued: June 21, 2022

Ends: August 19, 2022

Starts: August 4, 2022
Ends: August 14, 2022

Pursuant to section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, the Superintendent has designated the following activities in Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve as prohibited:

Entry to Desnethche (the Spiritual Gathering site) and surrounding area

from August 4 to 14, 2022, except for members of the Łutsël K'é Dene First Nation and their invited guests. This closure does not apply to Indigenous peoples engaged in activities protected by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

Violators may be charged under the Canada National Parks Act. Maximum penalty $25,000