Government of the Northwest Territories

Diversity and Inclusion

Living Well Together


Living Well Together is the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) Indigenous Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity Training that will help GNWT employees further develop cultural competencies and play a more active role in reconciliation.

This self-directed training provides skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism and fulfills the GNWT’s commitment to #57 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s  Calls to Action:

“To provide professional development and training for public servants on the history of Indigenous peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Indigenous rights, Indigenous law, and Indigenous–Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.”

What is Living Well Together about?

The training is provided in two series: The Truth series (Modules 2-5), which focuses on awareness about colonization, residential schools and Indigenous, non-Indigenous relations, and the Reconciliation series (Modules 6-8), which focuses on developing cultural sensitivity and the practice of reconciliation.

Is Living Well Together available to the public?

Yes. Living Well Together is publicly available on the Department of Finance website. It is intended for GNWT employees but contains a wealth of important information and learning opportunities for anyone who wants to learn more about intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights and anti-racism.

CAUTION: The content of this training is sensitive in nature and may trigger an emotional response. Anyone planning on taking this training should take care to ensure that they have supports in place before they start. Go to the Introduction to Living Well Together for more information.

How was Living Well Together developed?

The Government of the Northwest Territories departments of Finance, Education, Culture and Employment, and Health and Social Services collaborated with many Indigenous Elders, community members and Indigenous artists to ensure the training reflected the diverse and authentic perspectives of Indigenous peoples from across the North.