Tlicho Government
June 10, 2019
Behchoko, Canada
Job Type
Culture and Lands Protection
Northwest Territories


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  • Works within the DCLP to assist in the processing of applications for land, water and resource use authorizations on Tłı̨chǫ lands, and within Mǫwhì Gogha Dè Nı̨ı̨tłèè by:
    1. Conducting technical assessments of submissions and reviews provided to the Tłı̨chǫ Government - DCLP relating to minerals, mining and other renewable and non-renewable resource developments;
    2. Assisting with reviews of new land and water use applications for mining and industrial development;
    3. Tracking the progress of technical reviews and ensure that timelines are achieved to meet regulatory requirements;
    4. Reviewing and developing recommendations based on technical reviews;
    5. Developing and analyzing preliminary screening and other reports on submissions and reviews;
    6. Identifying, applying and when required explaining all relevant legislation, agreements and policies to the land and water use submissions and reviews; and
    7. Preparing reports and analysis of technical assessments


  • Assists in the coordination of public reviews of industrial, mineral, mining and other large-scale land and/or water use applications, submissions and reviews by:
    1. Preparing for and coordinating public reviews of applications, submissions and reviews;
    2. Consulting with communities, governments and other agencies on applications, submissions and reviews;
    3. Reporting on the public consultation and engagement process and results; and
    4. Preparing recommendations based on public consultations and engagement.


  • Monitors compliance of land use permits, water license, access agreement and other regulatory instruments conditions with respect to conditions, restrictions or orders by:
    1. Analyzing and evaluating monitoring reports and plans for compliance
    2. Communicating with inspectors, industry and other DCLP staff on compliance issues; and
    3. Making recommendations for cases of non-compliance with land use permits, water licenses, access agreements and other regulatory instruments.


  • Performs other duties as requested and directed.


  • Post-secondary degree in civil, environmental or mine engineering, environmental science, management or equivalent
  • Familiarity with conducting technical reviews of environmental applications, submissions and reviews, particularly for mining and industrial developments
  • Familiarity with land and resource management systems and approaches, and the legislative and regulatory regime (Tłı̨chǫ laws, MVRMA) applying to Wek’èezhı̀i and Mǫwhì Gogha Dè Nı̨ı̨tłèè especially the land use permitting and water licensing processes
  • Familiarity with mapping systems and the concepts and techniques of land and resource management in northern Canada
  • Highly developed analytic and practical reasoning abilities
  • Sensitivity to and willingness to be guided by Tłı̨chǫ geographical and land and resource use concepts and traditions
  • Good mathematical and problem-solving abilities
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as a member of a team
  • Very good computer skills and the ability to use electronic data bases and filing systems
  • Ability to work with Tłı̨chǫ community members, particularly elders and harvesters
  • Ability to speak the Tłı̨chǫ language is an asset

Company Info

The Tłı̨chǫ Government has powers to pass and enforce a wide range of its own laws. The Tłı̨chǫ Government can own resources, receive tax revenues and protect resources. The focus of the Tłı̨chǫ Government is the protection of the Tłı̨chǫ language and culture, heritage and wildlife. The Tłı̨chǫ people also have their own Constitution. The Constitution sets out the rights and freedoms of Tłı̨chǫ citizens and provides the rules for the election of the Tłı̨chǫ Government and for keeping the Government accountable. The Tłı̨chǫ Governing Structure is made up of three parts:
1. Annual Gathering
An Annual Gathering of the is held on a rotation basis in each Tłı̨chǫ community. The purpose of the Annual Gathering is to bring people together to share in the social, political and cultural activities of the Tłı̨chǫ. Among other things, the following matters shall be attended to at the Annual Gathering:
1. an open forum shall be held where Tłı̨chǫ Citizens may ask questions, make recommendations and provide broad policy directions to the Tłı̨chǫ Assembly;
2. nominations for the Grand Chief shall be announced in the year of an election;
3. annual reports including financial reports on the activities of Tłı̨chǫ Government and its institutions shall be presented;
4. debate, consideration and approval of proposed amendments to the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement or to the Constitution; and
5. consider approval of motions from the Tłı̨chǫ Assembly.

2. Tłı̨chǫ Assembly
The Tłı̨chǫ Assembly is made up of a Grand Chief elected by Tłįchǫ citizens, a Chief from each of the four Tłı̨chǫ Community Governments and two representatives of each Tłı̨chǫ community. These members are elected by the residents of their community. The Tłı̨chǫ Assembly sits at least four times per year in one of the four communities. The Tłı̨chǫ Assembly is the law making body for the Tłı̨chǫ Government.

3. Chief's Executive Council
The Chief's Executive Council is made up of a Grand Chief elected by Tłı̨chǫ citizens, and a Chief from each of the four Tłı̨chǫ Community Governments. The Chief's Executive Council oversees the Implementation of Tłı̨chǫ Laws

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