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July 31, 2015 | CTV News | Published News | Bob Weber

In this handout photo, a lichen-covered rock sits on an outcrop on the shore of Artillery Lake in an area within the boundaries of the proposed Thiadene Nene park in the Northwest Territories.

PHOTO: David Murray/Parks Canada-HO

YELLOWKNIFE -- A unique Arctic college is starting a program aimed at giving aboriginal people the skills they need to negotiate, implement and monitor land claims.

"This is to teach people the fundamental things that they would be responsible for in their nations in terms of managing and decision-making," said Erin Freeland-Ballantyne of Dechinta, a "bush university" north of Yellowknife that puts land-based education at the centre of its programs.

First Nations are taking on more and more...

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