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.