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City to join YKDFN in proposing new city boundaries

The City of Yellowknife will likely be joining the Yellowknives Dene First Nation in a proposal to change the municipal boundaries as a part of the Akaitcho land claim process. "I think it needs to...
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...
Calvin Pokiak, Tuktoyaktuk’s mayor in 1984 and 1985, poses outside of the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk’s office on May 24. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Former Tuk mayor shares memories of involvement in Inuvialuit Final Agreement

Despite the fact that he wasn’t part of the negotiating process for 1984’s Inuvialuit Final Agreement, Calvin Pokiak said representing Tuktoyaktuk on the Committee of Original People’s Entitlement (COPE)’s board of directors had a...
Nellie Cournoyea, the former chair of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, is pictured giving a speech at the Northern Housing Summit in Inuvik on April 23. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Nellie Cournoyea recalls role in 1984 Inuvialuit land claim negotiations

Nellie Cournoyea has accomplished a number of great feats in her 79 years of life. From 1991 to 1995, she served as the first female premier of the Northwest Territories. For 20 years, from 1996...