Edward Sangris was born and raised a traditional lifestyle in Dettah, NT, as a youth Edward enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping with his father Joseph “It’o” Sangris.
Edward attended Joseph Burel Tyrell School in Fort Smith, NT, after completing his education, he went to Lethbridge Community College taking Environmental Science. Edward was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator for 23 years in the Mining Industry.
Edward also served as a Band Councilor for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation for a period of 12 years. His family, in fact has a long history of being in leadership roles in the community. His father Joseph “It’o” Sangris served as Chief for a period of 32 years, and his brother Jonas Sangris also served as Chief for a period of 12 years.
Edward was elected as the Dettah Chief for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation on August 7th, 2007, and re-elected for his third term as Chief on May 25, 2015.