Governments (federal, territorial, and Indigenous), corporations, and philanthropic organizations in the Northwest Territories (NWT) all place significant emphasis on supporting on the land programming, particularly initiatives delivered by Indigenous organizations and communities. These various sectors fund and otherwise support on the land programming for a variety of reasons, including:
- outdoor experiential education;
- cultural revitalization;
- restorative justice;
- traditional economy;
- mental health and addictions, family wellness, and healing;
- youth engagement and capacity building; and
- environmental research, monitoring, and stewardship.
On the land programming is valued because it produces interdependent outcomes across economic, social, and environmental spectrums. In light of this interconnectedness, supporters have recognized the need for better collaboration amongst all sectors to make the best use of resources to fund, deliver, and evaluate on the land programming in the NWT.