Overview


The Tŝilhqot’in have protected and cared for nen (air, waters, lands, resources) since the time of our ʔEsggidam (ancestors).
The Tŝilhqot’in Communities of Tl’etinqox (Anaham), Tŝideldel (Redstone), Yuneŝit’in (Stone), Xeni Gwet’in (Nemiah), ʔEsdilagh (Alexandria) and Tl’esqox (Toosey) will develop Community Nen Plans, created by and for our people, to provide a framework and process for honoring our values and protecting and caring for a healthy and self-sustaining nen. The Community Nen Plans will be brought together in a Nation Nen Plan that will set out a shared vision and connection to our homeland, driven by each Community and coordinated as a Nation, like six streams coming together to form a river.
The Tŝilhqot’in Nation Nen Plan will be a high-level, territory-wide plan for all of Tŝilhqot’in nen. The Nen Plan will be rooted in Tŝilhqot’in values, culture, and language and seek to be a sustainable, holistic, and integrative living plan for current and future generations.

Get Involved

The Tŝilhqot’in Nation Nen Plan will be developed through a community-led, multi-phased, inclusive process between November 2021 and December 2024. We want all Tŝilhqot’in to be part of making it and there will be many ways for our people to contribute to and shape our plan. It is anticipated that the Nation Nen Plan process will involve six phases:

Nation Nen Planning Events (Engagements)

  • March 15, 2023 – Nation Nen Planning Event, Williams Lake
  • March 16, 2023 – A Day of Land Management, Yuneŝit’in ʔEsgul
  • May 24, 2023 – A Day of Forest and Plants at Tŝiyi
  • June 5, 2023 – A Day of Fish and Wildlife, Xeni Gwet’in Traditional Village
  • June 19, 2023 – A Day of Water, Tŝideldel Cultural Centre
  • July 5-6, 2023 – Nation Nen Planning Celebration, Benziny
  • September 12, 2023 – A Day of Grassland, Range, Wild Food, Medicine and Recreation, Nagwentled

Contact Us

Each Tŝilhqot’in Community has a Nen Coordinator. Their contacts are below if you are interested in talking with them. If you would like to talk on the phone please reach out to Jenny Allen, TNG Nen Coordinator at (778)-799-2145.

CommunityNameContact
Tl’etinqoxOpennencoordinator@tletinqox.ca
TŝideldelPercy Guichonpercy@tsideldel.org
TŝideldelJohn Charleyboyclayton@tsideldel.org
ʔEsdilaghCrystal Verhaeghecrystal@emodadesign.com
Tl’esqoxSuzanne Tuerlingsnen@tlesqox.com
Yuneŝit’inBonnie Myersmyersbonnie82@gmail.com
Yuneŝit’inRussell Myers Rossrmross@yunesitin.ca
Xeni Gwet’inMichelle MyersMichelle.Myers@xeni-gwetin.ca

Resources

  • Nen Planning Brochure
  • Historical Timeline
  • Phase 2: Honouring our past, present and future. Celebrating Tsilhqot’in wisdom from nen planning event (August 17, 2023)