NWT On The Land Collaborative Now Accepting Applications!

 October 27, 2017
Posted by ryoung
The NWT On The Land Collaborative is now accepting applications for on the land programs.

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, December 8, 2017.

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.

The Collaborative accepts applications from individuals, organizations, and communities. We do NOT accept applications from:

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

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

When making funding decisions, the Collaborative prioritizes projects that:

  1. Get people out on the land;
  2. Connect community members to their territories, cultures, languages, and traditions;
  3. Build or strengthen partnerships;
  4. Enhance community capacity; and
  5. Are

Over the past two years, we have supported 70 projects across the NWT. These include a land-based community justice program in Fort Smith; a 5-week language and culture immersion program on the Horn Plateau; 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 training program for youth in the Sahtú; and a 10-day overland trip beginning in Tuktoyatuk.

For more information and to download an application, visit the Collaborative website: www.nwtontheland.ca.