The City of Yellowknife (the City) invites residents to participate in its “Reconciliation Gathering – Walking Together” discussion to express what Reconciliation looks like in Yellowknife, and what it should entail moving forward. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on August 31, 2022, at the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre. This evening will be facilitated by Tanya Tourangeau and Dëneze Nakehk’o and will include an overview of what actions the City has undertaken to date, opportunities to share information and ideas about potential future City actions and how we walk together on the journey towards reconciliation.

Let’s all gather and create a vision for what Reconciliation in Yellowknife looks like!


On June 28, 2021, City Council approved the City’s Reconciliation Framework and 2021 Reconciliation Action Plan,

-          The Reconciliation Framework outlines the high level, principles-based approach to how the City will work to advance reconciliation; this is a standing document that should be reviewed in three to five years:

-          The Reconciliation Action Plan is a living document that includes current and future actions, can be amended/added to at any time, and will be reviewed annually:

-          Council updated the Reconciliation Action Plan in April 2022 for public review and engagement, and the City looks forward to hearing from interested residents and partners with ideas on how we can collectively advance reconciliation in Yellowknife.

The City recognizes it is a colonial government located on Chief Drygeese Territory, traditional unceded lands of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. Over 24% of Yellowknife’s population is Indigenous, and as the capital of the Northwest Territories, our city is a cross-roads for many Indigenous persons coming from different parts of the NWT and beyond.

The City hopes residents are able to join this event to participate in this meaningful and important conversation. If you have questions, email