The Giant Mine is an inactive gold mine located within the City of Yellowknife boundary and within the Yellowknives Dene First Nation’s traditional territory and North Slave Métis homeland. Prior to Giant Mine’s development, the geographically unique area which is now the Giant Mine site served as a key location for sourcing traditional foods. Giant […]
Our Community Partners Yellowknives Dene First Nation Yellowknives Dene First Nation are descendants of Tetsǫ́t’ıné (“copper or metal people”), the indigenous Chipewyan-related people living around Great Slave Lake and referred to in exploration and fur trade records as Copper Indians, Yellow-knife Indians, Red-Knife Indians, Couteaux Jaunes, etc. These names all refer to the copper tools […]
Results are here! Curious about the latest arsenic testing results from people in Yellowknife, Ndılǫ and Dettah? Check out our 2021 results brochure summarizing what the study has found to date and our more detailed progress report.
COVID-19 Restrictions Due to COVID-19 restrictions, travel and in-person community meetings have been cancelled as of March 2020. We are committed to resuming all activities when it is safe to do so. Until then, stay healthy and safe! In the meantime, check out our Tips on keeping Arsenic levels low.