EŁEXETA EDETS’EÈDA: Strengthening Support for Tłı̨chǫ Mining Families
Itoah Scott-Enns is a member of the Tłįchǫ Nation, and was born and raised in the beautiful Denendeh. She Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, majoring in aboriginal studies and ethics, society and law. She also has a background in communication studies, which has helped her to advance her career working for indigenous organizations including the Tłįchǫ Government and the Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.
Itoah’s Fellowship research explored the social impacts that the diamond industry is having on Tłı̨chǫ women who have spouses employed at the mines. She sought to understand how stories of the past from when Tłı̨chǫ families lived and worked together on the land could provide guidance for working towards strengthening support for Tłı̨chǫ mining families today.