Ten finalists have been announced for the 2020 Arctic Inspiration Prize, including four proposals related to projects in the Northwest Territories.
The three finalists in the prize’s million-dollar showpiece category do not include an NWT entry. They instead hail from Nunavik, Nunavut, and the Yukon.
In the $500,000 category, Herb Norwegian leads a project entitled Dene Ahthít’e: Rebuilding the Indigenous Economy in the Dehcho.
The project aims to address colonization, cultural genocide, trauma and economic dependency by “re-establishing Dene values and laws as guiding principles for economic development, livelihood generation, and entrepreneurial development,” according to an Arctic Inspiration Prize news release.
In the same category, a proposal led by the Canadian Mountain Network would offer research training to youth in the NWT, Yukon,…