‘Like colonialism all over again’: Nahanni Butte band manager

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“Impractical” land use regulations imposed by the GNWT threaten to derail the Nahanni Butte Dene Band’s (NBDB) plans to forge a trapline along a proposed all-season mining road, the community’s band manager says. “Like our chief said, this is like colonialism all over again,” said NBDB manager Mark Pocklington. On Feb.1, the territorial government’s department...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.