The Implementation department assists the TH government in fulfilling its responsibilities, exercising its authorities under the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final and Self-Government Agreements, and expanding and enhancing the capacity of the TH government.


Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Ninä̀nkäk hǫzǫ wëk’ä̀tr’ë̀nòhcha: Land Stewardship Framework

The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in have occupied this land for all of time. Our Way - the teachings of our ancestors - is to take care of the land and it will take care of you. We see it as our responsibility to look after the land so it can continue to provide for those who come after us. Everything we do today has a ripple effect out into the future. Choices we make today will affect the generations to come. As stewards of the land, and co-managers of our traditional territory, we help to make decisions and shape the future of the territory to ensure our long-term survival. This site is to celebrate and share that role as caretakers of the land.

The purpose of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Ninä’nkäk Hozo Wëk’ä’tr’ë’no’hcha Land Stewardship Framework is to develop clear guiding documents for staff and political leadership when making decisions about the land. These documents will be grounded in Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in values, principles, and citizen priorities.

The documents will outline how citizens want to see the land managed, with clearly identified areas of cultural significance, past and present. This will be a citizen-driven process and the documents will inform and guide land planning processes including the DRLUP, Peel implementation, Tombstone Park extension, and internal TH settlement land planning. The process of guiding and contributing to the creation and use of the vision documents will be one way for citizens and THG to fulfill their stewardship responsibilities.

Citizens wishing to participate in a private, citizens-only consulation regarding land use and values can sign up at the Placespeak Land Stewardship Consultation portal. Please note this forum is secure–your email will not be shared with any outside organizations and your information will remain private.


Governance Consulations and Citizens Updates

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in is currently reviewing its Constitution and Elections Act. We are also in the process of developing a Finance Act and a Governance Act. To learn more or to get involved in the process, please send us an email.

Please see our News & Events page for upcoming citizen consulations.

Implementation Contacts

Phone 867-993-7100 plus the extension number:

Implementation Director, Rhea Lewthwaite


 Manager, Policy & Legislation


Environmental Sustainability & Climate Change Coordinator, vacant


Governance Policy Advisor, Molly Shore


Policy Advisor, Kay Linley

Social Policy Advisor, Robin Westland 248
Land Stewardship Framework Manager, Chris Clarke 218
Research Analyst, Mercedes Taylor 247