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'This is not your grandfather's national park', says Dene head negotiator
July 29, 2015 | CBC News | Published News | Bob Weber

The proposed Thaidene Nene park would include much of the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. 

Photo: Richard Gleeson/CBC

The expected boundaries of a vast new protected area in the Northwest Territories have been revealed, along with the unique relationship Parks Canada is to have with the aboriginal people who live there.

"This is not your grandfather's national park," said Steve Nitah, head negotiator for the local Dene. 

Federal, territorial and aboriginal officials were on hand Wednesday in the remote community of Lutsel K'e to outline the negotiated extent of Thaidene Nene, which means Land of the Ancestors in...

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