Yk-born Scoop survivor leaves life in California to be with mother in Lutsel K’e

'I've learned to kick back and breathe,' says Theresa Harmon

Theresa Harmon’s mother used to call her “the lost one.” Separated from each other in Yellowknife during the Sixties Scoop, Harmon and her birth mother, Mary Crookedhand Thomas, spent decades and worlds apart. Then, in 2008, thanks to some web-sleuthing and a lone NWT number listed under her mother’s name, they found each other. Driven...
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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.