Strategic Priorities

Honouring the past while looking to the future

In setting a direction and priorities within the strategic plan, SDNA leadership has taken into consideration each of the member community’s priorities and the challenges (political, economic, and environmental) facing the SDNA territory and emerging opportunities.

The leadership has identified the following six strategic priorities with specific objectives and possible actions that could be pursued over the next five years. We are also known as the Southern Carrier Nation. Both the Dãkelh and the Tŝilhqot’in Nation are part of the Athapaskan language group.

The strategic priorities include:

  • Exercising Rights and Title
  • Enhancing Health and Wellness
  • Stimulating Economic Development
  • Managing Natural Resources
  • Advancing Education and Training
  • Sustaining Governance and Organisational Resiliency

Southern Dãkelh Nation Alliance Directors: Chief Liliane Squinas (Lhoosk’uz Dené First Nation), Chief Stuart Alec (Nazko First Nation), Chief Clifford Lebrun (Lhtako Dené Nation) and Chief Betty Cahoose (Ulkatcho First Nation) meet to develop the strategic plan, April 2017.