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Pauktuutit applauds condemnation of intoxicated women’s arrest

An organization representing Inuit women is commending a recent court decision by an Iqaluit justice of the peace who chastised the RCMP for arresting two women who had been assaulted but had broken the...
Charles Klengenberg, IRC Director of Lands , Patrick Gruben, IDC Chair, Duane Smith, IRC Chair and CEO, Shane Thompson, Minister of ENR and Lands, Caroline Cochrane, Premier of the Northwest Territories Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan, Grand Chief/President, Gwich’in Tribal Council, Katrina Nokleby, Minister of ITI and Infrastructure, Joy O’Neill, GTC Economic Development Officer, James Thorbourne, GTC Interim Chief Operating Officer. photo courtesy of the Government of the Northwest Territories

Collateral damage – where do Indigenous economies fit in climate change crusade

There has been heavy criticism of the mining industry in our opinion news pages lately, notably Yellowknifer columnist and community commentator Nancy Vail and Joan Kuyek, formerly national coordinator of Mining Watch Canada. Both are...

83 per cent of inmates in NWT are Indigenous

Despite making up only five per cent of Canada’s population, Indigenous people serving federal sentences now represent more than 30 per cent of the overall prison population – a historic high that’s renewed calls...

Tlicho mentors pass on language to learners

A group of Yellowknife students are building cultural bridges by learning Tlicho from elder-mentors. Fourteen students and 10 elders gathered at the College Nordique Jan. 13 for the introductory session of the latest Tlicho 1...

Yellowknife artist selected for Indigenous filmmakers course

Miranda Currie knows a thing or two about resilience. After suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2011, the Yellowknife artist’s life was changed forever. Depressed, facing a long and complicated recovery, Currie found comfort in creating...

NORMAN YAKELEYA: Many heartbeats, one drum in 2020

By Norman Yakeleya, Dene National Chief As we enter the holiday season and prepare for 2020, it is important to take time to reflect on all we have accomplished as Dene people as we move...

Mountain View: How self IS self-government?

Friends, the novelty of self-government is a perfect example of how colonialism really works. The teacher has left the room, so someone from the class is now in charge. To properly understand the process one go-to...

Rare earths project open to Indigenous partners

The door is open to Indigenous groups to become part-owners of the Nechalacho rare earths deposit. That's the word from Geoff Atkins, managing director of Australian-based Vital Metals, which made its final payment in October...

Indigenous government and the future of the GNWT

The self in self-government refers to the people in distinct and autonomous communities who have been waiting for their treaty rights to mature like a long-term savings bond. The governing has to come from somewhere...

Northern Wildflower: Walk the path with us, or get out of the way

There is a lot of talk lately about the "rise" of Indigenous governments. But what does that exactly mean? Who are we referring to when we talk about rising? Is it the government that...

Council cans proposal to save Indigenous relations post

Yellowknife city council has voted down a proposal from Coun. Stacie Smith to save the embattled Indigenous relations adviser post. Couns. Rommel Silverio and Cynthia Mufandaedza joined Smith in a dissenting vote at budget readings...

Editorial: Indigenous relations position deserves more than one term

The issue: Indigenous relations adviser We say: Why can't other positions be cut? Yellowknife is located on Chief Drygeese Territory, traditional home of the Yellowknives Dene. Those are the words heard from public officials at the...

When the heart says NO: Want to become a counsellor – part 2

Wow, we are humbled by the request for information about the call out for Indigenous Counsellors in my last column. Over 25 inquiries in less than a week. Dene Wellness Warriors is partnering with Rhodes...

Grad student wants to mentor Indigenous social workers

As an Inuvialuit woman growing up in Inuvik, Dana Francey knew she had been personally impacted by systemic violence that Indigenous people face disproportionately across the country – her mother went to residential school...

Sharing the night sky: Indigenous groups working to collaborate star knowledge with western science

An initiative by  Ingenium: Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation in Ottawa to broaden the understanding of how humans have interpreted the night sky, while helping Indigenous people reconnect with traditional astronomical knowledge, spear-headed...

EXCLUSIVE: Walrus hunter recounts incredible story of survival

On Oct. 18, 1994, Pitseolak Alainga embarked on a hunting trip that would change his life forever. The young man set off by sea from Iqaluit in the hopes of harvesting walrus. Instead, eight of...

NORTHERN WILDFLOWER: Taking pride in who we are

There’s a difference between bragging and pride. Last week I had the opportunity of sitting in a sharing circle where the class had to talk about why we were in law school and what led...
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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Now for the new!

Friends, one of the things you have to keep in mind is that in order to find out what you are good at, you have to at the very least try your hand at...

NWT News/North Oct. 21 Edition

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GUEST COMMENT: A plea for change from repeating the same old sad story –...

In the North, our story is always the same: Every four years we say 'Ottawa has been making all the big decisions for us for too long, it's time we decide for ourselves the...

NORTHERN WILDFLOWER: Operating outside the comfort zone

I am so excited to hear that an astounding amount of women are now representing the NWT for the first time in history. Not only in the Legislative Assembly but in Town Councils and...
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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: Raymond’s modern life an inspiration

Friends, I just want to say a few words here in support of people like Raymond Yakeleya, of Tulita. He is a renowned Dene filmmaker by trade but concerned enough about the issue of community...

NWT News/North Oct. 14 Edition

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Yellowknifer Weekender – Sept. 27 Edition

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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,...

Power of shared experience

Inuvik's Maddysen Kingmiaqtuq, 17, was one of five NWT youth to join their peers from around the world in travelling Canada's Arctic with Students on Ice last summer. "I was very nervous (before the trip)...

Yk youth launch suicide awareness campaign

A youth group would like to remind you that if you're feeling low, you're not alone. The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre's youth committee has launched a suicide prevention campaign to raise awareness of mental...

Pencil artist sharpens his dream

The culmination of two decades of pride, determination and effort will be on display in Baker Lake on July 6, when pencil artist Gerald Kuehl holds the Kivalliq's launch of his book, Portraits of...