Importance of Traditional Knowledge in SDWG Work

In October, 2014 the Arctic Council and its Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) were welcomed onto Dene traditional territory in N’Dilo, NWT to host a public outreach event titled “Traditional Knowledge in our Work”. A full house was treated to a stellar panel of local, national and international speakers who shared their perspectives on traditional knowledge, and how it was being used in the Arctic Council and other organizations. At the beginning and end of the event, participants and attendees were treated to an energetic performance by the Tlicho and Dene First Nation drummers; a perfect way to bookend the interesting discussions of the evening.


Photo: The Tlicho Drummers and the Yellowknives Dene First Nation Drummers performing at the opening of the outreach event
Photo credit: Arctic Council Secretariat/Jesper Stig Andersen

CLICK HERE for a copy of the recommendations adopted by the Arctic Council in 2015 for integration of indigenous knowledge into the work of the Council.