Ełèts’ehdèe 2020


The Ełèts’ehdèe is Hotıì ts'eeda's annual gathering. Ełèts’ehdèe means annual gathering in the Tłı̨chǫ language. The event is a space for partners, community members and researchers to meet and connect, learn about Hotıì ts'eeda and share information about health research in the NWT.

2020 Gathering

The 2020 Ełèts’ehdèe-Katimaqatigiit-Nihkhah Łatr’iljil theme was Climate Change, Human Health, and Youth. The online event was held Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2020. It included plenary panels on health and health research topics, storytelling and sharing about ongoing projects and issues in the NWT. It also included small learning spaces to connect with cultural knowledge holders and researchers across disciplines and regions.

The upcoming 2020 Ełèts’ehdèe gathering was held under the name Katimaqatigiit (Inuvialuit)- Nihkhah Łatr’iljil (Gwich’in). Planning for the 2020 Ełèts’ehdèe-Katimaqatigiit-Nihkhah Łatr’iljil in Inuvik on April 14-17 was underway before COVID-19 restrictions were implemented in the NWT. Hotıì ts'eeda moved to an online format for this gathering.

The 2020 Ełèts’ehdèe-Katimaqatigiit-Nihkhah Łatr’iljil final report is available here.