The Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) and the City of Yellowknife are asking for the public’s input on a joint economic development strategy.
According to a press release, the aim of the strategy is to support economic growth and collaboration between the city and the First Nation, and benefit the residents of Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ.
The strategy will look at both the short-term economic challenges of Covid-19 as well as long-term goals.
The First Nation and the city will be holding four workshops by Zoom and are looking for input from businesses and community members.
The dates and times for the workshops are as follows:
- A tourism workshop will be held on July 7 from 1 to 3 pm.;
- An industry workshop will be held on July 8 from 7 to 9 a.m.;
- A public workshop will be held on July 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.; and
- A YKDFN workshop will be held on July 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. This workshop will also be streamed live on Facebook.
The press release says the city and YKDFN have hired consulting firms MDB Insight and Dillon Consulting Inc. They will be involved in community engagement and developing the strategy.