3 Weeks Left to Submit Your On The Land Collaborative Application!

 October 18, 2019
Posted by smiklosovic

The NWT On The Land Collaborative is accepting applications from communities, organizations, and individuals in the NWT with great ideas for on the land programs.

The deadline to apply is Friday, November 8, 2019.

The NWT On The Land Collaborative (the Collaborative) was created in 2015 to promote and support on the land initiatives in the Northwest Territories. The Collaborative brings together government, charitable, corporate, and other partners to combine efforts and make it easier for communities to access money and resources for on the land projects.

Are you Eligible to Apply?

The Collaborative accepts applications from individuals, organizations, and communities. Applications are NOT accepted from:

  • For-profit initiatives (or projects for personal gain);
  • Communities or organizations from outside the NWT;
  • Political or partisan initiatives; or
  • Federal or territorial governments.

The Collaborative is committed to respecting local expertise and supporting projects that meet local priorities and goals. To this end, they have deliberately kept their criteria broad, placing few limitations on eligible projects or the application process. The Collaborative wants you to be able to create and implement projects that make sense for you.

Reintroducing Traditional Culture in the Sahtú

What Projects Are Prioritized?

When making funding decisions, the Collaborative prioritizes projects that:

  1. Get people out on the land
  2. Connect community members to their land, culture, languages, and traditions
  3. Build or strengthen partnerships
  4. Enhance community capacity; and 
  5. Are sustainable, as it relates to the environment and the continuation of the program.
Łutsel K’e Hide Tanning Camp

What Have Projects Were Supported in The Past?

Since 2015, the Collaborative has supported 166 projects across the NWT. These include a week-long language and culture immersion program in Kiigivik; a traditional medicine project in Teetł’it Zheh (Fort McPherson); a healing program for the homeless in the Tłįchǫ; a hide tanning camp in Łutsel K’e; a land-based LGBTQ2S+ retreat near Fort Smith; a family-oriented camp setting to learn traditional skills and language in Tulίt’a; and the Yundaa Gogha canoe excursion for Dehcho First Nation youth to paddle to the Annual Assembly.

Ulukhaktok Summer Language Camp

For more information and to download an application, visit  www.nwtontheland.ca.