The NWT On The Land Collaborative was honoured to have been named as a recipient of a 2018 Premier's Award for Collaboration. Since its inception in 2015, the Collaborative has distributed over 2 million dollars in grants to 118 on the land projects across the NWT.
The citation read, "This team has effectively generated new ideas with practical applications through the OTL program, which recognizes, celebrates, and transmits traditional knowledge supported through collaboration between the GNWT, NGOS, and Indigenous governments."
On hand to receive the award from Premier Bob McLeod at the ceremony on November 29, 2018, were (left to right): Winter Bailey (Rio Tinto Diavik Diamond Mine), Susan Ross (Gwıch’ın Tribal Council), Kyla Kakfwi Scott (GNWT, Health and Social Services), Misty Ireland (Dehcho First Nations), Rebecca Plotner (Dominion Diamond Mines), and Sarah Dennis (GNWT, Environment and Natural Resources). The others partners named in the citation were Stephen Ellis (Tides Canada), Jess Dunkin (NWT Recreation and Parks Association), John B. Zoe (Tłı̨chǫ Government), and Meghan Etter (Inuvilauit Regional Corporation).
Máhsı to Angela Gzowski for the lovely photos from the event and congratulations to the other recipients!