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Bruce Valpy, Publisher, NNSL Media, Northern News Services Ltd.

Northern bankers wear mukluks and moosehide

When I go south, I get asked about land claims. Not an expert I say, but here’s how I see it, in strictly non-Indigenous terms. To me, land is something to be owned to live...
Bruce Valpy, Publisher, NNSL Media, Northern News Services Ltd.

Questions for the MLA candidates about the Yellowknife sobering center

Sunday night, I attended the political forum put on by Dene Nahjo at the Tree of Peace in Yellowknife. Moderated by Dëneze Nakehk'o with a focus on indigenous issues, there were the candidate statements,...

Rene Fumoleau was a Northern giant and true friend of the people

I first got in trouble with Rene Fumoleau back in 1984. I was reporting for Native Press and working on a story about Denendeh, a Dene Celebration. It was a pictorial book of Dene...

Tributes pour in for beloved priest, photographer

René Fumoleau died peacefully on Aug. 6, his 93rd birthday, having told his friends not long before that he was happy. Memories of the Jesuit priest, photographer and author live on in his writings, the...

Rene Fumoleau, priest and activist dies at age 93

Rene Fumoleau, a well known and respected priest and activist for the Dene people, has died at age 93. Fumoleau passed away in the late hours of Aug. 6 at his final residing place of...
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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Hitler’s willing executioners

Friends, this book by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen painstakingly and thoroughly outlines 'ordinary Germans and the Holocaust', how everyday citizens in any country are used to further the ends of evil. The part of this historical...

Gwich’in partner with researcher to map important sites at risk in a shifting...

As permafrost thaws and development takes place, the Gwich'in are keeping an eye on their cultural resources with the help of researchers from the University of Victoria. "We've been looking at the overlap between cultural...
Fred Sangris, community negotiator for the Yellowknives Dene, told council the Akaitcho settlement is near complete and the Dene are ready to work with the city in planning for the future. Brett McGarry / NNSL photo

Akaitcho settlement could be finalised by 2020

  Fred Sangris, former Ndilo chief and community negotiator for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, says a long awaited Akaitcho settlement agreement could come to a final vote by next year as they are in...

EDITORIAL: Mine cleanup moving forward without you

The battle slogan proudly proclaimed on Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada materials related to the Giant Mine Remediation Project is “Moving Forward Together.” Maybe it should be changed to “Moving Forward Without You.” That’s the takeaway...