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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...

Kenny Cayen elected chief of West Point First Nation

Kenny Cayen has been elected the new chief of West Point First Nation. Cayen emerged the winner in a close race among three candidates for chief in a general election on June 11. The new chief...
Yellowknife Education District No. 1 office, May 2014 NNSL photo

Education briefs: Yk1

Mildred Hall School expanding parking lot This summer, Mildred Hall School will be getting a much needed improvement to the parking and drop-off zones outside of the school. Tram Do, director of corporate services for Yellowknife...

MMIWG inquiry’s report should change the way we police in communities, says Native Women’s...

There are 231 actions that must be taken to end the genocide against Indigenous women and girls, according to the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Of...

New book bridges the scientific and the sacred

  Nicole Redvers aims to find connections. On Saturday at the Yellowknife Public Library, the Indigenous naturopathic doctor and chair of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation launched her new book, The Science of the Sacred. The book...

Northern economy at crossroads: premier

Premier Bob McLeod gave a keynote address on the NWT’s infrastructure needs, and the glacial pace the territory has endured in addressing them, at the Arctic Oil and Gas Symposium in Calgary earlier this...
Mike Scott, left, Lawrence Brass and Dwayne Brass, right, (BrownCanShine) at the NACC theatre about to present to youth from Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilo about their life experiences dealing with and growing up in small communities outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Brett McGarry/NNSL Photo

Indigenous rappers give youth sobriety pep talk

Motivational speaker Mike Scott and hip-hop group BrownCanShine combined forces at NACC Tuesday to deliver a message of hope and sobriety to youth from Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilo. Mike Scott's presentation, called Finding the Warrior...

EDITORIAL: The case for a name change

Editor's note: Shene Catholique Valpy is the daughter of NNSL publisher Bruce Valpy. Shene Catholique Valpy’s battle for her children’s names reflects the basic need to have the world recognize them as they truly are. Since...

Australian Indigenous Rangers visit Yellowknife for land governance talks and dog sledding

On Feb. 3 group of Australian indigenous rangers and a came to Yellowknife to speak with Canadian Indigenous groups to provide insight on the various land governance program models and to enjoy Canadian north...

All-women TEDx talk held in Yellowknife

“Our theme is the strength and power of women and girls.” That was the thrust behind the city's first TEDxYellowknifeWomen event, said organizer Maureen Van Overliw. While there have been previous TEDx events in Yellowknife,...

Leaders talk Indigenous languages protection in Yellowknife

The Canadian government needs to act fast to protect endangered Indigenous languages from dying out, says the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. “A lot (of languages) are on the verge of extinction,...

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