Revitalization of Dene Tha' First Nation's Cultural Spaces

The Dene Tha' are divided into three separate communities located in Northwest Alberta – Bushe River, Meander River, and Chateh (formerly known as Assumption). Dene Tha' First Nation will revitalize the existing three Tea Dance Circles and the existing three Arbors (including associated storage sheds and kitchen within Chateh, Meander River, and Bushe River), to provide access to safe cultural spaces for community members including girls, women, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. 

Latest update

August 4, 2023 – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - August 4, 2023
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - April 5, 2023


Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
10 Wellington Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4
Telephone: 1-800-567-9604

  • Location

    • Bushe River (Alberta)
    • Chateh (Alberta)
    • Meander River (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Dene Tha' First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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