About the NWT Recreation & Parks Association
The NWTRPA is a membership-based organization that promotes quality, accessible recreation across the NWT by supporting leaders, communities, and partners, primarily 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 Metis. This place is also known as Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT).
The NWTRPA acknowledges that operating within the entirety of Denendeh (or the NWT) means we work, live, and recreate within the many traditional territories in place prior to creating Canadian borders. We operate on lands that are traditionally of Indigenous peoples, but also within their modern land claim agreements. The NWTRPA recognizes that we are all treaty people, and we all have a responsibility to honour the treaties.
In 2018, the NWTRPA identified the following strategic goal:
Working with intention to advance decolonization and reconciliation through its work, workplaces, and relationships. Actions connected to this strategic goal can be found within our annual reports.
In 2023, the NWTRPA, updated the strategic goal:
Continue to transform the NWTRPA through a commitment to decolonization, reconciliation, and racial equity. See a full list of strategies connected to this goal here.
A timeline of the NWTRPA’s reconciliation journey can be found here.
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