Hotıì ts’eeda is pleased to release Developing a Sustainable Knowledge Economy in the Northwest Territories: A Hotıì ts’eeda Discussion Paper authored by Scientific Director Dr. Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox. The paper describes how the Northwest Territories (NWT) Knowledge Economy (KE) is evolving. It also identifies ways governments, communities and organizations can work together to foster this critical but under-considered sector.
The NWT-KE plays a significant role in everyday lives and economic opportunities, from research, to training, to Indigenous knowledge use. The sector is essential to innovation. It is becoming increasingly important as the resource extraction sector becomes more uncertain. The NWT-KE sector grows alongside society as it moves toward knowledge-based green and technological innovations.
The paper identifies issues, questions and considerations to analyze the KE with a focus on research and post-secondary education and training. It is intended to spark discussion and contribute ideas for consideration in the public discussions around post-secondary education and institutions in the NWT.