In the spring of 2014, the Chiefs Executive Committee of the Tłı̨chǫ Government nominated Nora Wedzin, the Manager of Continuing Care and Independent Living with the Tłı̨chǫ Community Services Agency in Behchokǫ̀, to the Cultural Coordinator position for 2014-2017. The Tłı̨chǫ Implementation Committee, including representatives of the Tłı̨chǫ Government, the Government of Canada and the Government of the NWT appointed Ms. Wedzin to the position in September 2014.
Nora brings over 30 years of government program and service delivery experience to her role as the Cultural Coordinator. She has a degree in Social Work from the University of Regina and has worked in the Tłı̨chǫ communities as a social worker, a Child Protection Worker, a Medical Social Worker, a Manager of Child and Family Services, and most recently the Manager of Continuing Care and Independent Living. She also coordinated the Tłı̨chǫ Cosmology project in 2008 funded by the federal Aboriginal Health Transition Fund which sought to develop a Tłı̨chǫ cultural framework and apply it to the delivery of Child and Family Services in the NWT. This work led to the publication of a report to the GNWT Standing Committee on Social Programs’ Committee to Review the Child and Family Services Act.
Download a pdf copy of this report:
A report to the GNWT Standing Committee on Social Programs’ Committee to Review the Child and Family Services Act.
To contact the Cultural Coordinator:
Nora Wedzin, Cultural Coordinator
Dedats’eetsaa: Tłı̨chǫ Research & Training Institute,
Department of Culture & Lands Protection,
Tłįchǫ Government, NT