Industry, Tourism, and Investment (ITI) Staff in the Sahtu work hard to support local Artisans.
2014/2015 was another busy year for the Sahtu region, ITI regional staff have provided close to 200 K in grants to local artists under the SEED program and to date 84 local artists are registered in the NWT Arts Database.
In June 2014, ITI regional staff helped to fund the Norman Wells Historical Society celebrate their 25th Anniversary, which included several arts and crafts displays and many local events.
On July 15th, 2015, regional staff organized Parks Day and local children helped a local artist paint the outside of one of our parks buildings. Later in July, the region helped to fund four artists to participate in the Great Northern Arts Festival (GNAF) in Inuvik, as well as helped to fund five artists to participate in the GNAF Christmas Bazaar.
In the fall of 2015 there was a Birchbark Earring making workshop held in Norman Wells.
In March 2015 there is a Sewing Program scheduled in Tulita.
Regional staff have also been working with ITI HQ’s staff to develop a new Arts and Crafts Display for the Norman Wells Airport.