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Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation Receives Prestigious Arctic Inspiration Prize

VANCOUVER - Members of the Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation (LKDFN) from the Northwest Territories were chosen as one of the recipients of the prestigious Arctic Inspiration Prize for their efforts to create a sustainable and prosperous future that balances conservation of a way of life and the environment with economic growth. They were awarded $100,000 to help with the stewardship, protection and co-management of the future Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve - 33,000 square kilometres of their traditional homeland located on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. CPAWS is proud to be partnering with the LKDFN on the Thaidene Nene Initiative, and would like to congratulate them for this well-deserved honour.

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Photo: Members of the Thaidene Nene Initiative Team accept the 2012 Arctic Inspiration Prize in Vancouver, December 13 2012. L to R: Stephen Ellis LKDFN, Steven Nitah, LKDFN, Mike Palmer TNC, Gloria Enzoe LKDFN, Erica Janes CPAWS, Stephanie Poole LKDFN