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Fred Sangris, community negotiator for the Yellowknives Dene, told council the Akaitcho settlement is near complete and the Dene are ready to work with the city in planning for the future. Brett McGarry / NNSL photo

Akaitcho settlement could be finalised by 2020

  Fred Sangris, former Ndilo chief and community negotiator for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, says a long awaited Akaitcho settlement agreement could come to a final vote by next year as they are in...

The tale of John Franklin and Chief Akaitcho

Explorer Sir John Franklin met with Yellowknives Dene leader Akaitcho almost two centuries ago, and the impact still has people talking today. Now 62, elder Fred Sangris remembers hearing this account as a young man...