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The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board would like to acknowledge and congratulate Mason Mantla, one of our own Board members, in producing an inspiring short film on last year’s Gamètì fish camp! The fish camp brings together elders, youth, and scientists in sharing scientific and traditional knowledge to help monitor the health of fish and fish habitat near Tłı̨chǫ communities. Check it out in the link below!

Board and Staff with Hon. J. Miltenberger

September 3, 2014 Update! Hon. J. Michael Miltenberger, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, with Board and staff at the office to present the Excellence in Water Stewardship Award for the NWT.

The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board is excited to welcome Ms. Elissa Berrill to our regulatory team! Elissa studied environmental management in Sweden and recently worked in Vancouver for a Forester and Natural Resource Consultant. She was nominated as the "Most Engaged International Student" and looks forward learning more about the unique and inspiring regulatory dynamics of the north.


The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board wishes to extend their most sincere thanks to Mark Cliffe-Phillips for his many years of hard work and service. Mark has been with the WLWB since 2007, serving as Executive Director since 2010. Best wishes to Mark as he takes on his new role as Executive Director at the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board. The WLWB looks forward to collaborating with Mark in the future!

Congratulations to the Tlicho Goverment for the completion of their land use plan!

The Wek'eezhii Land and Water Board family grew by two this summer! Congratulations to Mark and Arlene Cliffe-Phillips on the arrival of Kieran, and to Brett, Kerry, and Toryn Wheler on the arrival of Emma. We are so happy to see everyone happy and healthy.

JessicaThe Board and Staff sincerely thank summer staff Jessica Pacunayen for all of her hard work and positive energy around the Yellowknife office this summer. We wish Jessica all the best in her studies at Quest University this year. Masi cho Jessica!

The Mackenzie Valley, Gwich’in, Sahtu, and Wek’eezhii  Land and Water Boards are pleased to announce the release of several important new policy and guideline documents. These documents were developed by the Standard Procedures and Consistency Working Groups and approved by the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board for application throughout the Mackenzie Valley. The new policies and guidelines will become effective June 1, 2013.

The documents include:

The February Newsletter of the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley is now available. This edition's content:

             -   MVLWB and National Energy Board Sign Memorandum of Understanding

             -   Sahtu Winter Oil and Gas Activities

             -   Canadian Zinc Prairie Creek Mine Public Hearing

             -   Tlicho Community-Based Fish and Water Monitoring Program