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PRESS

September 19, 2018

"Today is the opening of Dene Nahjo’s third Urban Hide Tanning camp at Somba K’e Park.

“We have five wall tents set up right now and a tipi, so they’re for working on the hides because it’s cold,” says Mandee McDonald, Managing Director of Dene Nahjo..." -My Yellowknife Now

WARBLE FLIES, THE BANE OF CARIBOU - GETTING WORSE

September 20, 2018

"Northerners helping at this year’s hide tanning workshop in Yellowknife say evidence of warble fly impact is increasing with climate change..." -Cabin Radio

INDIGENOUS GUARDIANS RECLAIM THE LAND

July 20, 2018

"Derek Michel lights up a cigarette near his tent on a small island on Christie Bay in the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. “I know every nook and cranny around here,” he says, taking a drag. “You do this as long as I have and the lake becomes your home.”..." -The Narwhal

MOOSE HIDE TANNERS LEARN ART FROM ELDERS AND EACH OTHER IN BANFF RESIDENCY

July 30, 2018

"Students are tanning moose hides this month in the mountain town of Banff, Alta., as part of a new program launched to help the traditional Indigenous practice grow..." -CBC News

SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS ORGANIZED BY DENE NAHJO

July 30, 2018

"Dene Nahjo announced a four day workshop for women and girls to restore the inter generational rites of passage traditions that were disrupted by residential schools and colonization..." -CKLB Radio

TANNAGE URBAIN: DENE NAHJO LANCE SON DEUXIÈME CAMP

September 7, 2017

"Tania Larsson et Melaw Nakehk’o sont les directrices du projet de tannage urbain installé au parc Somba K’e à Yellowknife. Elles expliquent l’importance de cette pratique ancestrale..." -L'Aquilon

TANNING CAMP KEEPS CANADA’S INDIGENOUS HERITAGE ALIVE

October 5, 2017

"Smoked caribou and bison skins are strewn over old pine logs among the teepees at a tanning camp in Yellowknife, northern Canada, where indigenous youth are preserving their heritage by learning ancestral skills..." -Kuwait Times

MOOSE TANNING CAMP GETS FUNDED

August 18, 2017

"Dene Nahjo Urban Hide Tanning Camp a go for September Council unanimously approved $5,000 to fund this year’s Dene Nahjo Urban Hide Tanning Camp at a Wednesday special council meeting.   The money comes from the Heritage Committee Project Funding budget..." -Northern News Services

HIDE TANNING CAMP RETURNING TO YELLOWKNIFE

August 23, 2017

"Dene Nahjo will be hosting its 2nd annual Urban Hide Tanning Camp.
The camp is a two-week celebration of Dene art, culture, technology and history in Downtown Yellowknife.
Founding member of the Dene Nahjo, Tania Larsson, says the camp is meant to inspire new tanners within the community..." -Yellowknife News

INDIGENOUS GROUP RECLAIMS URBAN SPACE

2017

"In a small park across from city hall in downtown Yellowknife, camouflaged by a perimeter of spruce and birch trees, sits a makeshift camp of teepees and canvas tents. The people here, many of whom are Dene and Denesuline, have just spent two weeks tanning moose and caribou hides..." -True North Journal

MOOSE HIDE TANNING GOES URBAN IN YELLOWKNIFE'S SOMBA K'E PARK

July 12, 2016

"The organizers bringing a moose and caribou hide tanning camp to a downtown Yellowknife park say its location is what makes it special. The urban hide tanning camp runs July 11-29 in Somba K'e Park, located next to city hall and near the downtown core..." -CBC News

DENE NAHJO YELLOWKNIFE CANDIDATES FORUM: DAY 2

November 5, 2015

"The consensus style of government came under fire during the second night of a Yellowknife candidates forum hosted by Dene Nahjo, an N.W.T.-based social justice group promoting indigenous leadership..." -CBC News

THE DENE WAY

September 20, 2015

"To tan a moosehide properly, you need to have a respectful relationship with a hunter, or to hunt the moose yourself. You need to know the right time to hunt so the animal’s hide is in just the right condition. The moose needs to be healthy, and that means the land it’s harvested from needs to be healthy..." -Uphere Magazine

BYTE OUTREACH COORDINATOR ANGELA CODE ATTENDS DENE NAHJO'S NORTHERN INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP PILOT PROGRAM

December 9, 2015

"One of BYTE’s Outreach Coordinators, Angela Code, attended Dene Nahjo‘s Northern Indigenous Leadership Pilot Program this past weekend. Angela traveled from Whitehorse, Yukon to Yellowknife, NWT on an Air North flight. This program was at the Chief Drygeese Conference Centre in the Yellowknives Dene First Nation community of Dettah, NWT. The land of the Dene is known as Denendeh..." -BYTE Empowering Youth

INDIGENOUS CIRCUMPOLAR LEADERS DESCEND ON YELLOWKNIFE

November 12, 2014

"Over 100 prominent and emerging female leaders from across northern Canada and Alaska are gathering in Yellowknife today for the first ever Indigenous Circumpolar Women's Gathering..." -CBC News

YELLOWKNIFE LATEST CITY TO RECOGNIZE CITIZENS' RIGHT TO LIVE IN A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

December 11, 2014

"The David Suzuki Foundation’s local partner in Yellowknife, Dene Nahjo, welcomed the news. “The people of the North are experiencing climate change daily and living with a mining legacy that doesn’t embody responsibility, social justice or public health,” said Dëneze Nakehk’o, spokesperson for Dene Nahjo..." -David Suzuki Foundation

DENE NAHJO AFTER IDLE NO MORE

November 14, 2014

"This week, dozens of Indigenous women leaders are gathering in Yellowknife for an event organized by Dene Nahjo, a group of young northern activists intent on translating the philosophy of Idle No More into action..." -Edge Magazine

TRADITIONAL TOOL MAKING WORKSHOP EQUIPS NEW GENERATION OF YOUNG HIDE TANNERS

May 26, 2014

"Antler, wood, steel and traditional knowledge fused last week in Whitehorse, where a group of aspiring and practicing hide tanners from the NWT ventured to learn the art of traditional tool making in the workshop of a practiced expert..." -Northern Journal

VIDEOS

MULTIMÉDIA - FOCUS SURE DENE NAHJO POUR L'AFP

September 9, 2017

Videos by Melinda Trochu

FUTURE IMAGINARY SYMPOSIUM, WINNIPEG: DREAMING OF OUR FUTURE SEVEN GENERATIONS AHEAD

TANIA LARSSON/DENE NAHJO: COMMON GOOD ON VICE

February, 2017

Tania Larsson interviewed by VICE News

MANDEE MCDONALD TALKS ABOUT SOME OF THE PROTOCOLS FOR URBAN HIDE TANNING CAMP

September 12, 2017

Interviewed by Cheryl Kawaja, CBC News, Whitehorse, Yukon

February, 2018

Mandee McDonald at the Future Imaginary Symposium, Winnipeg

AUDIO

Red Man Laughing - The Dene Nahjo Interview 

December 22, 2014          |          December 30, 2014

Red Man Laughing - The Indigenous Circumpolar Women's Gathering

December 3, 2014

REDRESS AND PERCEPTION PROJECT REACH YELLOWKNIFE

November 7, 2018

"The creators of two campaigns channelling art to inspire social change will speak in Yellowknife on Wednesday and Thursday. Jaime Black and KC Adams will host two nights entitled Art, Power, and Social Change at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre..." -Cabin Radio

DENE NAHJO KICKS OFF THIRD ANNUAL URBAN HIDE TANNING CAMP