Support for the Traditional Economy

Support for the Traditional Economy

The Traditional Economy has sustained the people of the Northwest Territories for thousands of years providing food, clothing, shelter, and tools. The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) supports the Traditional Economy by providing funding to the local harvesters in the NWT.

Hide and Fur Procurement Program

First established in 2009, the Genuine Mackenzie Valley Furs (GMVF) Hide and Fur Procurement Program, delivered by GNWT’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is designed to support the creators of traditional arts and fine crafts by ensuring a supply of traditional materials at reasonable prices.

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Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur Program