John B. Zoe

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Dr. John B. Zoe was the Chief Land Claims Negotiator for the former Treaty 11 Council of the NWT from 1994 until its conclusion with the establishment of the Tłı̨chǫ Government in 2005. John is now a senior advisor to the Tłı̨chǫ Government, and Chairperson of Hotıì ts'eeda.

He has an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Alberta in recognition of his work in the development of the new government, as well as his contributions to projects that are built upon a foundation of Tłı̨chǫ language, culture and way of life. He is a recipient of the Order of the NWT, is a Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America, and is Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Alberta.

His publications include articles on Tłı̨chǫ ethno-archaeology and place names, sacred sites, and the history of settlement types and traditional architecture.

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