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About the NWT Recreation & Parks Association

The NWT Recreation and Parks Association works with communities across the NWT to promote recreation by supporting leaders, communities, and partners through training, advocacy, and networking.

The NWT Recreation and Parks Association's physical office is located in Sǫ̀mba K'è on Chief Drygeese Territory in Treaty 8, the traditional home of the Yellowknives Dene and the North Slave. This place is also known as Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

The NWTRPA acknowledges that operating within the entirety of what is currently known as the Northwest Territories of Canada, means we work, live, and recreate within the many traditional territories in place prior to creating Canadian borders.

These traditional territories are of Inuit, Gwich’in, Sahtúot’ine, Tłįchǫ, Dëne Sųłıné, Acho Dene Koe, Dene Tha', Kaska Dena, Saāwithiniwak, Métis, and Yellowknives Dene.

We operate on lands that are traditionally of these peoples, but also within their modern land claim agreements: Tłįchǫ Final Agreement, Inuvialuit Final Agreement, Sahtú Dene and Metis Comprehensive Agreement, Gwich’in Comprehensive Agreement, Salt River Treaty Settlement Agreement. The NWTRPA recognizes that we are all treaty people, and we all have a responsibility to honour the treaties.