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We are the Lı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ Got’ine. People of the community of Lı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́,“the place where rivers come together”, in the Dehcho Region of Canada’s Northwest Territories.

The Mission statement of the Lı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation reads:

“We, the Lı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ Got’ine, guided by Dene principles and values, will be educated, proud, strong, unified, strong, self-sufficient, and self-governing people who respect our culture, language, youth, elders, and each others’ voices and spirituality as we are the keepers of our traditional lands and peoples’ health forever”.

The Dehcho Drummers at a Fire Feeding Ceremony on May 27th, 2020

Our Vision:

“Many positive changes and accomplishments that include having full control of traditional lands and social programs, and a Lı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation that is strong, reliable, relevant, supportive, progressive, representative, results-oriented, and inclusive with engaged and educated members”.

We are the keepers of our traditional lands and peoples’ health. Lı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation is committed to celebrating our culture in a way that bridges the gap between generations. This is emphasized in all our activities. We are actively working towards gaining full control of our lands and programs. We are a strong people that take pride in our rich heritage, as well as planning for what lies ahead.

One of the Elders in our community with her grandson doing log sawing during the June 2019 Spring Gathering

We are proud of the beauty and vastness of our home. This land is full of breathtaking views of sunsets and the historic confluence of the waters of the Dehcho (MacKenzie) and Liard Rivers. Within our region is also the Nahanni National Park, with the South Nahanni River flowing through it, showcasing the incredible Mackanzie Mountains. The beauty of the Dehcho landscape inspires an intimate connection with the environment. It has allowed creativity in the form of talented craftspeople to flourish.

Today, we have a wide range of programs in place to support our membership. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our organization.