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Opening Ceremonies


Join the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN), the City of Yellowknife, and Government of the Northwest Territories as we open the week’s events and honour the land of the Yellowknives Dene, Chief Drygeese Traditional Territory.  Emcee Lawrence Nayally will guide us through the afternoon as we open with a traditional prayer song and dance and hear about the legends behind Naka.

Here's what you can expect at the opening ceremony.  Please note that times are approximate.




Opening Remarks

2:00 p.m.

Mayor Alty, Chief  Sangris

Traditional Prayer Song and Drum Dance

2:10 p.m.

YKDFN Drummers

NAKA Legend

2:20 p.m.

Fred Sangris

Story Telling

2:45 p.m.

Katherine   Lafferty

Tour of YKDFN Exhibit

3:15 p.m.

Fred Sangris

This free-of-charge event will be held Sunday, March 3rd from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.

Photo by Amos Scott