Dehcho negotiations nearing a conclusion, leaders say 

By Simona Rosenfield  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Dehcho lead negotiator Mike Nadli says his team has made key progress on land and resource negotiations between the Dehcho First Nations and the Northwest Territories and federal governments. The negotiations are known as the Dehcho Process. Negotiators have been touring Dehcho communities to provide updates. Chief Melanie Norwegian Menacho of Jean Marie River says her community’s update, delivered in February, was a “very productive meeting.” “Previously they weren’t open to making any sort of agreement on working together, but now it’s looking very promising,” she said of negotiations with different levels of government. Nadli has been working with territorial and federal representatives to conclude a decade-long negotiation for an agreement-in-principle, the last major step before a finalized agreement. The agreement-in-principle, or AIP,…

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