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Caribou

Traditional Lands

Yellowknife is located on Chief Drygeese Territory, traditional home of the Yellowknives Dene. These are also the traditional lands of the North Slave Metis.

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Drummers

Indigenous People of the North

The City of Yellowknife honours and recognizes the importance of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples to the development of our city. 

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Indigenous Languages of the North

Indigenous Official Languages of the North

The Northwest Territories recognizes nine  official Aboriginal languages, as well as English and French through its Official Languages Act.

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Indigenous Government in Yellowknife

Indigenous Government in Yellowknife

As the capital City, Yellowknife is the crossroads for the north, and as such, a number of Indigenous Governments and agencies have a presence in our community.

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Culture and Protocol

Culture and Protocol

Learn about Indigenous peoples, their  unique histories, languages, cultural practices, and spiritual beliefs.

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Reconciliation

Reconciliation

The City of Yellowknife supports reconciliation with Indigenous persons and wants to explore new ways of working together through respectful relationships.

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Medicine Wheel

Support and Wellness

Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority (YHSSA) provides community-based health and social services programs to 20,000+ residents of Dettah, Fort Resolution, Lutsel K'e, NDilo and Yellowknife.

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