"I am the chief negotiator for my tribal group [Dogrib (now Tlicho) in the Northwest Territories], dealing with strengthening my community from within". "I think the Primate's Fund has done an excellent job in recognizing that there is a need in the world towards self reliance. Where we need to expand is to make sure that the partnerships are not only with PWRDF but are a recognition on the part of the Fund, that there are linkages between international aboriginal communities, so that we can start sharing on the strength that we have gathered in different sectors. We can have direct contact with other indigenous organizations to talk about the land and water qualities, the environmental issues, the economic and world trade issues and how they affect land based activities". "All indigenous communities are land based and their land base is tied in with their self-reliance. If you take away the land base the reliance goes with it and we become refugees in our own land and in our own country".