Stephen Kakfwi
Journey Participant

Stephen Kakfwi was President of the Dene Nation from 1983 to 1987, was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories in 1987 and served as Premier from 2000-2003. Stephen currently focuses on achieving a balance of conservation and resource development in the North, focusing on community development in Aboriginal settlements. A Senior Advisor to the Indigenous Leadership Initiative (a group helping strengthen Indigenous nationhood and supporting fulfillment of Indigenous cultural responsibilities to the land), in 2014 he founded Canadians for a New Partnership (a group encouraging relationship building between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples) and is its President and CEO.