Designated Territorial Historic Sites
Territorial Historic Sites are places or events that are honoured because they hold a special link to the past of the NWT. They reflect a phenomenon, pathway, person, event or theme. They are places where things have happened; places where people have lived and died; places where people have traveled, worked, met and celebrated together; places where people with medicine power had an influence on the land.
Beginning in 2004, as part of our commitment to the national Historic Places Initiative, the NWT Cultural Places Program took steps to revive the Territorial Historic Sites program. Between 2004 and 2009 we supported 29 projects in 13 different communities. Out of this have come the first 10 new Territorial Historic Site nominations.
A Territorial Historic Site designation is a commemorative assignment that carries no legal or landownership changes. The designation aims to document the heritage of these places for present and future generations to enjoy. In the NWT, historic sites can be designated by the federal government, the Government of the Northwest Territories, and by municipal governments and authorities.
If you have any comments on the attached draft Statements of Significance, or are interested in nominating a new Territorial Historic Site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 867-873 7368.