Sahtu Land and Water Board Current Members
Chair, Larry Wallace
Larry is owner and operator of the Rayuka Inn located in Norman Wells, NT. A resident of the Northwest Territories since 1969 and in the Sahtu area for the past 35 years, a previous bank manager and general manager, he has been in private business since 1985. He has held various business and volunteer organization positions and participates on a number of town council committees. Mr. Wallace has been Chairperson of the SAHTU Land & Water Board since its original inception in November of 1996.
He has been a member of the NWT Premier’s Panel on Employment and the Economy, past President of the Norman Wells & District Chamber of Commerce, past Vice-President of the NWT Softball Association, and is a former Volunteer of the Year and Curling Club Sportsman of the Year in Norman Wells.
George is a Sahtu Dene from Fort Good Hope where he has lived all his life.
George has been very active in, and for his community in the political field. He was with the Territorial Council, the Indian Brotherhood, the Sahtu Tribal Council, and the Fort Good Hope Community Council. He has also worked on the Resource Development Program, Self Government, and the Land Claims.
He is currently self-employed and is married with six children.
Violet DoolittleViolet Doolittle was born at Sucker Creek, near Tulita, NT and raised here until the age of sixteen. A Sahtu beneficiary, she resides and works in Inuvik, NT where she has been for the past 28 years. She holds diplomas in Social Work and Addiction Studies and currently works as a Residential School Counsellor. Violet has gladly given 20 years of service to the social field because she cares and enjoys helping people in need. She is also fluent in the North Slavey language.
Violet is married and has five children who are all grown and on their own. Her hobbies range from hunting, being out on the land, to traditional native crafts.
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