Dene Government

Representing the Dehcho First Nations as a unified public government since 1993.

We the Dene of the Dehcho have lived on our homeland according to our own laws and system of government since time immemorial. Our homeland is comprised of the ancestral territories and waters of the Dehcho Dene. We were put here by the Creator as keepers of our waters and lands.

The Peace Treaties of 1899 and 1921 with the non-Dene recognize the inherent political rights and powers of the Dehcho First Nation. Only sovereign peoples can make treaties with each other. Therefore our Aboriginal rights, titles, and oral treaties cannot be extinguished by any Euro-Canadian government.

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About Us

The public government for the Dehcho region is based on the Dene principles and traditions of its communities, protecting and […]

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Negotiations

The Dehcho First Nations (DFN) have been in negotiations since late 1990s. A number of Agreements between Canada and DFN […]

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Negotiation Sessions

We have a number of negotiation sessions, focusing on different important topics. More information to come. Sign up to our […]

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