Norman Yakeleya

Norman Yakeleya

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Management Consultant, Training & Indigenous Societies Expert
Norman Yakeleya is experienced in Government management functions. With his extensive experience, he can contribute a lot to the development of indigenous societies. He has hands-on experience in providing management consulting and training services. Norman Yakeleya understands the Northern Business Operations and their opportunities and threats and the Legal Business Compliance in the North. He has an in-depth understanding of indigenous work culture and experience in training key management personnel.
  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Charities & Foundations
  • Community Engagement Events
  • Corporate Audience
  • Government Departments & Agencies
  • Inspirational
  • Interactive & Experience
  • Motivation


Norman Yak’eula is a private consultant and former Dene National Chief and Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief with the Dene Nation representing and serving 26 Dene communities in the Northwest Territories from 2018 to 2021.

Prior to the Dene Nation, Norman was a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories for three terms from 2003 to 2015 where he represented the Sahtu Electoral District (Norman Wells, Tulita, Fort Good Hope, Deline and Colville Lake) as a regular MLA and held positions as Caucus Chair and Chair, Special Committees. In his third term, Norman was acclaimed and was subsequently appointed as Minister responsible for Transportation and Minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation. Norman began his political career at the municipal level as City Councillor for the Yellowknife City Council in the late 80s and then served as Chief of the Fort Norman (Tulita) Dene Band and Chairman of the Sahtu Tribal Council.

In addition to his political career, Norman was the Chief Land Claims Negotiator for the Tulita Yamoria Secretariat (Tulita, NT) and Chief Negotiator with the Sahtu Dene and Metis Land Claim (Norman Wells, NT). In addition, he was also the Community Communication Coordinator for the Doi T’oi Park Corporation (Norman Wells, NT).

Early in his career, Norman held a variety of positions in the social sector such as: Community Counsellor/Liaison for the Natsehjeh Keh Treatment Center (Hay River, NT); Healing Director for the Dene Cultural Institute (Hay River, NT); Executive Director for Northern Addictions Services (Yellowknife, NT); and Executive Director of the Grollier Hall Residential School Program (Yellowknife, NT).

In 2021, Norman founded NSY Consulting, Ltd which provides strategic counsel to organizations across a variety of sectors including social, environmental/ remediation, land claims and self-government, and Indigenous relations. NSY Consulting provides services in engagement, consultation, and strategic planning.

Norman attended Aurora College in the Renewable Resource Technology and Native Studies Programs along with Trent University. He holds certificates from the John C Maxwell Leadership Certificate Program and Les Brown Speaking Training Enterprises.

A resident of Yellowknife, Norman is a strong advocate of the Canol Trail Project and has coordinated and participated in hikes on the Canol Trail involving Elders and youth over the last two decades.



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    Ask for what you want, for your rights as promised by our Treaties.

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    Our future, the young ones. Now, what do we do? The generation of technology, swipe and deny


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