The Dene -- Land and Unity for the Native People of the Mackenzie Valley
A Statement of Rights

Publisher:  Dene of the N.W.T., Canada
Year Published:  1977  
Pages:  16pp  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX310

This booklet documents the tragic history of the Dene since the arrival of white settlers with their culture and their determined effort to assert themselves as a proud people.

Abstract:  Dene is a native word for "the people". Dene refers to the 11,000 native people presently living in the Northwest Territories. This booklet documents the tragic history of the Dene since the arrival of white settlers with their culture and their determined effort to assert themselves as a proud people. The booklet covers the creation of the Indian Brotherhood of the N.W.T., Judge Morrow's historic decision to grant the Dene the permission to file a caveat, native leadership and the successive steps taken by the federal government. It includes their Statement of Rights and the Dene Declaration, both of which call for the creation of a Dene "nation" within confederation.

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