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City and YK Dene finalize memorandum of understanding – Cabin Radio

August 13, 2019

The City of Yellowknife is close to approving a new memorandum of understanding with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.

The document will guide how the two governments work on shared interests, including how to manage certain areas of the city if and when a proposed boundary change is approved.

Calling the document “foundational,” city administrator Sheila Bassi-Kellett said the memorandum – or MOU – is an update on a similar document in place since 2002, which she said is in need of modernization.

“The purpose and intent of an MOU, in this case, is for us to be able to describe the terms of our government-to-government relationship and how we will work together on common, shared goals and interests,” said Bassi-Kellett.

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