Acho Dene Native Crafts
Acho Dene Native Crafts Ltd. produces traditional arts and crafts for wholesale and retail. The primary product is birch bark baskets with porcupine quillwork. The people of the area make these traditional products as they have for centuries. The business also retails leather accessories including traditional mittens, gauntlets, moccasins and mukluks, and small souvenir items. Acho Dene Native Crafts Ltd. began operations in 1976 as a project of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. In 1992, the NWT Business Development and Investment Corporation assumed ownership and responsibility for the store and its operations. Acho Dene Native Crafts Ltd. employs two full-time staff and indirectly employs over 50 artisans whom make the products sold in the store.