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Leon Andrew

Biography

Leon Andrew is a Shúhtagot’įnę Elder with the Tulít’a Dene Band, and currently holds a position on the Board of the Tulít’a Land and Financial Corporation. In 2011-2012 he contributed to the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy, through the Aboriginal Steering Committee, and was an advisor to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories on Transboundary Water negotiations with Alberta. Leon was an Access and Benefits negotiator and served on the Canol Heritage Trail Committee for the Tulít’a District during 2004-2006.

Leon has provided his research expertise on numerous traditional knowledge studies, assisted and advised GNWT Archeologists from the Prince of Wales Museum, and is also an experienced interpreter in Dene and English languages. He was an active trapper in the Tulít’a area and has firsthand experience of both the positive and negative effects of exploration activities on the environment and traditional economy of the Northwest Territories.