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Community invited to research workshop

Community members in Aklavik are invited to attend an open two-day workshop hosted by the Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board Sept. 20-21. The workshop will be discussing research priorities and strategic planning, with the GRRB looking...

Joining forces

It’s early on the morning of July 16 and the sun struggles to peak through dark storm clouds as rain spits over Bear Rock near Tulita. A cold wind whips through the air as a...

Drummers and dancers riding NAIG high

Members of the Ulukhaktok Western Drummers and Dancers are riding high after a whirlwind trip to the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto last week. The group performed at York University on opening night...

Somebody do something

Inuvik is one of the best places I’ve ever lived, and it’s not just nice for a Northern town. It's remote but still classically Canadian, a little bit Wild West and extremely friendly. The only problem...

Inuvik youth centre sees bright days

Faith Raymond and Kenny Stewart remember the reputation the Inuvik Youth Centre had when they were growing up in town. “From a parent’s perspective, the youth centre was a place where you didn’t want your...

Beaufort athletes excel at Indigenous games

The Beaufort Delta contingent of athletes in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games got Team NWT off to a hot start. The canoe racers, many of whom came from the region, brought home eight of...

Climate change could alter landscape, says researcher

Though it’s a long process with many complicating factors, if the climate were to continue changing in accordance with recent trends, that could mean some significant landscape changes up and down the Mackenzie Valley. Ruth...

Residential school workshops open eyes

For Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan, president of the Gwich’in Tribal Council, education on the history of residential schools ties to all aspects of her role. “It really brings back to every file you work in in...

MP McLeod in the middle of satellite debate

Planet Labs missed its second chance to track satellites from its Inuvik station during its mid-July launch. The company, along with Kongsberg Satellite of Norway and local business New North Networks, invested approximately $10 million...

Town aims to tie tourism to Yukon

Inuvik may be part of the Northwest Territories, but in many ways – most notably tourism – it’s more closely tied to Yukon. That’s why the Town of Inuvik has identified strengthening that tie as...

Sharing circle in Yellowknife marks Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

  It can be very hard for people who have experienced violence or crime to speak up. Cecilia Wood knows this well, after experiencing the violent death of members of her family. “It’s hard to go to...

Running? Leave your headphones at home

Opinion - When the Heart Says No by Roy Erasmus Notice all those people walking, running, or biking while using earphones or earbuds? Well, please don’t do that. And, please tell your kids to leave...
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Call goes out for young women leaders to sign up for FOXY summer retreat

NWT - Young women throughout the Northwest Territories are invited to participate in a FOXY (Fostering Open Expression among Youth) retreat in Yellowknife this summer, information from the Tlicho Government said. The first 2017 FOXY...
Kyran Alikamik, Grade 9 student at Helen Kalvak School in Ulukhaktok, represented the Nunakput constituency during the Youth Parliament program in Yellowknife the week of May 8. photo courtesy of NWT Legislative Assembly.

Ulukhaktok’s junior MLA takes on high cost of travel in Legislative Assembly

Ulukhaktok/Holman - Kyran Alikamik knows first-hand the barriers of travelling in the North. That’s why the Grade 9 student from Helen Kalvak School in Ulukhaktok highlighted the issue during the Youth Parliament program in...

GNWT makes landclaim offers to Akaitcho Dene and NWT Metis Nations

Two nations are closer to settling land claims with the GNWT. The government made land claim offers to the Akaitcho Dene First Nation and the Northwest Territory Metis Nation, Premier Bob McLeod announced last...

$19.6 million from feds for Indigenous language – McLeod

Indigenous languages in the Northwest Territories will receive $19.6 million. Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod made the announcement May 26. It comes after negotiations over the past year between the federal government, the GNWT and...

Sharing circle in Yellowknife open to all those affected by crime or violence

People and families affected by violence or crime will have a space to share their experiences on May 31. Organized by the Native Women's Association of the NWT, a sharing circle will take place...

Making carbon pricing work for Northerners – Michael Miltenberger

The national carbon price is coming. The new, federally mandated levy on greenhouse gas emissions comes into effect next year, setting a minimum $10 per tonne of emissions beginning in 2018 and rising $10 each...

Sahtu beneficiaries ‘are deeply concerned’ bringing lawyers in to challenge leaders

Some beneficiaries of the Sahtu Trust have retained lawyers and written a letter to Premier Bob McLeod, the latest development in a conflict that has included allegations of mismanagement of the trust by the...

Preparing for the forest fire season ahead

"We aren't capable of protecting every value out there.” – Frank Lepine, the GNWT department's director of forest management, on saving buildings. Everyone was able to escape unharmed, as a forest fire leaped towards them in...
Emma Willoughby, left, representing Great Slave, Aidan Allan representing Yellowknife South, Myha Martin representing Inuvik Twin Lakes and Lisa Boutilier representing Hay River South stand during a vote for a motion to train teachers across the territory on youth mental health on Thursday, May 11 at the Government of the Northwest Territories legislative assembly. Emelie Peacock/NNSL Photo

Youth run the territory for a day

by Emelie Peacock Northern News Services Young, passionate and well-spoken, students from across the territory took their seats at the legislative assembly on Thursday, May 11 for a Youth Parliament session. Thursday was the culmination of a...

Fort Liard votes for chief and council Monday amid much controversy

ACHO DENE KOE/FORT LIARD - Acho Dene Koe First Nation members head to the polls May 15 to select a chief and council, capping a contentious election. Gene Hope, Cathy Kotchea, Frank Kotchea Sr. and Herbie...

Northern photography goes national with ‘Reconcilation’ photo

Thebacha/Fort Smith - For Fort Smith photographer Pierre-Emmanuel Chaillon, the name he gave to a photo of tipis rising toward the sky with the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cathedral in the background says something important...

National air show coming to most NWT communities this summer

              A celebration of Northern aviation is bringing pilots and performers from across the country to tour 97 communities this summer. The Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour spans all three territories as well as a few communities...

Tulita’s community organizations compete in spring clean-up

Tulita/Fort Norman - Community organizations in Tulita will work together to clean up their community the week of May 22, said Kelsey Dayler, recreation director. Organizations including the Hamlet of Tulita and employees of local...

GNWT boosts small business funding limit to $75,000

New funding of up to $75,000 is now available for business-related activities in the Northwest Territories. The funds, available through the GNWT Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, are part of a new pilot announced...

A special Mothers’ Day in Fort Good Hope

Radilih Koe/Fort Good Hope- Fort Good Hope residents were invited to the community hall from May 11 to 13 to create special crafts for Mothers’ Day, said recreation co-ordinator Freda Kelly. Each evening was scheduled to...

Healthy walking in Norman Wells sponsored by Norman Wells Land Corporation

Lli Goline/Norman Wells - Norman Wells residents are encouraged to participate in a new walking program through the Norman Wells Land Corporation (NWLC), information from the organization said. The walks take place from Monday to...

Five Tlicho students from communities to compete at territorial Heritage Fair

Behchoko/Rae Edzo - Five students from Tlicho communities will compete at the territorial Heritage Fair after being selected during the Tlicho regional heritage fair on May 5, said Tammy Steinwand-Deschambeault, Culture and Language Coordinator with...

Consensus government in the NWT has run its course

The issue: Consensus government We say: Doesn't work "Maybe by having our MLAs as ministers we have been getting some benefit. I just haven't seen it at this particular juncture." – Jozef Carnogursky, Nihtat Gwich'in Council...

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