About the Ełèts’ehdèe

2024 Ełèts’ehdèe-Katimaqatigiit-Nihkhah Łatr’iljil

Hotıì ts'eeda's annual Ełèts’ehdèe gathering is an invitation-only event that gathers community members, researchers, caregivers, Elders and health professionals. The goals of the gathering are to: 

  • update stakeholders on Hotıì ts'eeda’s activities and accomplishments; 
  • share results and best practices of health research and capacity building; 
  • model respect for and incorporation of Indigenous cultures and knowledges. 

The 2024 gathering will take place at Aurora Village in Yellowknife, NT, on Chief Drygeese traditional territory of the Yellowknives Dene, on May 28 and May 29, 2024.  

 The theme of this year’s Ełèts’ehdèe is “Land: Relations and Resilience.”  

An agenda will be available to participants and presenters in advance of the gathering. Please contact ht.gathering@tlicho.ca for more information.


What is the Ełèts’ehdèe-Katimaqatigiit-Nihkhah Łatr’iljil?

This annual gathering is attended by health providers, students, researchers, advocates, Cultural Knowledge Holders and partners from the NWT and across Canada. The following video from the 2018 Ełèts’ehdèe provides an example of how this important annual gathering attends to the following goals:

  • Updating Hotıì ts'eeda partners on Hotıì ts'eeda activities and accomplishments;
  • Sharing results and best practices involved in levels of health research from the perspectives of northern community members and other partners; and,
  • Offering experiential learning opportunities related to Indigenous knowledge and practice regarding health research and action.

In 2020 and 2021, the conference was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From those experiences, Hotıì ts'eeda created an online event manual to support others in holding virtual gatherings.

Check out the reports from the past annual gatherings here.

Check out the video from the 2018 Ełèts’ehdèe:

Hotıì ts'eeda 2018 Ełèts’ehdèe Annual Gathering