Community & Economic Development
In the area of community development, the Hatchet Lake Denesuline Nation
has held several cultural camps and wellness conferences over the past year,
several of which are annual events. A few are as follows:
A youth conference promoting a healthy lifestyle
An annual youth caribou hunt, which teaches hunting and survival skills,
meat dressing/preparation, and builds confidence in their youth.
A Dene Men's Wellness Conference, with attendees from surrounding communities,
as well as local attendees.
A Cultural Camp for Elders, in which elders participated in moose hunts,
and meat preparation and also in traditional activities.
A Cultural Camp was also put on for teachers by the Education Program.
The activities included learning about traditional/cultural practices,
wilderness survival skills, handicrafts and food preparation over an open
There have also been developments in the area of the economy, they are
The construction of seven CMHC housing units;
The renovation of four houses under the RRAP Program, as well as six
additional band houses;
The construction of a handicapped equipped house to meet the needs a a
family within the community;
The construction of a Day Care, which will have space available for 30
children between the ages of 18 months to five years. Staff for the
daycare received their training at the Woodland Campus at SIAST in Prince
The Hatchet Lake Development Corporation has also entered into an agreement
with the Saskatchewan Department of Highways to do maintenance work for the airport,
local roads, and operation of the barge.