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Dehcho First Nations support anticipated Nahanni Park expansion

  • Published on Jun 25 2008 |
  • This article is tagged as: nahanni, nwt

Today the local Dehcho First Nations gave their approval for an expanded Nahanni National Park Reserve that would protect 95% of the Dehcho part of the South Nahanni watershed.  Eighty percent of the South Nahanni Watershed area lies within Dehcho territory, with the remaining 20% of the watershed (known as Nááts’ihch’oh or the Nahanni Headwaters) in the Sahtu region.

The area surrounding the existing park was temporarily protected by the federal government nearly a year ago, while Parks Canada completed its consultation process.

The fate of this world famous ecological treasure is now in the hands of the federal government, which has not yet announced the new park boundaries.

Read the full Dehcho release (PDF)