Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀̀ (pronounced Ha-goat-seh-ko) in the Tłı̨chǫ language, means campfire.  

Fire is important to Northern People; Fire is where people gather, share stories, seek warmth, cook food, and many other activities.  

Fire is where knowledge is shared!  


The Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀̀ Journal, a collaborative project including Aurora College, Hotıì ts'eeda and Dechinta, it is a space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars and artists to strengthen and share the Northern Peoples' relationship to land, culture, and ways of life through exchanging stories, research, philosophy, and art. 

Logo Design Contest

The organizing committee is thrilled to launch a logo design contest, open to all Northwest Territories residents

Logo's must be received in a digital format, need to reflect the title and intent of the journal. 

Contest closes November 15, 2021

Winner announced November 22, 2021

To be eligible to receive the payment, the winner must be sign a release allowing Aurora College to use their artwork.  If the winner is under the age of majority, a guardian / parent must sign for them. 

For information about the contest, or to submit an entry, contact Janat: jibrahimi@auroracollege.nt.ca

XÀGOTS’EÈHK’Ǫ̀̀ in the news

Aurora College and Hotıì ts’eeda plan to start new journal



Thank You to our Funder, the Social Sciences and Humanties Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)