A letter posted on Facebook says the Liidlii Kue First Nation is walking away from the Dehcho Process.

The Dehcho Process refers to the land, resource and governance negotiation process between the Dehcho First Nations, the GNWT and the Government of Canada.


Minnie Letcher is chief of the Liidlii Kue First Nation in Fort Simpson, N.W.T. (CBC)

The letter, which appears to be signed by Chief Minnie Letcher, is dated July 4 and is addressed to Dehcho Grand Chief of  Herb Norwegian.

The first line reads "Please be advised that the Liidlii Kue First Nation will not be participating in any further activities of the Dehcho Process effective June 27, 2013."

It goes on to read that the Dehcho Process doesn't have the willingness to "rise above mediocrity."

The letter was not posted by an official of the band, but by a member of a Facebook group called Dehcho Process.

The group has more than 600 members.

Many members of the Liidlii Kue First Nation and even some band councillors have said they are unaware of the letter.

Councillor Jonathan Tsetso posted to the Facebook page that the letter is null and void since it hasn't been passed by a council motion.

One post does say there was a band meeting held on July 10, but no one at the Liidlii Kue First Nation could be reached to say what was discussed at that meeting.

The Liidlii Kue First Nation would be the fourth band to pull out of the process since 2008, following Fort Liard, Hay River and Wrigley.