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Federal candidates square off on Indigenous issues and carbon tax at forum

All five federal candidates made a case as to why NWT residents should vote for them in the fast-approaching Oct. 21 election during a forum held in the capital Oct. 9. Incumbent Liberal Member of...
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...
Chief Edward Sangris of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, left and Matt Spence, Regional Director General, CIRNAC, present the most recent findings on arsenic levels in Ndilo at a technical briefing earlier this week. Dylan Short/NNSL photo

No arsenic threat to Ndilo, feds say

Arsenic levels found in Ndilo soil were found to be safe and pose little to no risk to the health of the community. That was the message from Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs...

Still no plan for contaminated soil cleanup in Ndilo

The federal department responsible for lands in Ndilo has yet to begin cleaning up arsenic-laden soil next to the community's K'alemi Dene School, and is not putting up arsenic warning signs in the meantime. In...

Soil clean up in Ndilo could start within a month

About four years after areas with elevated arsenic levels were first identified in Ndilo, the federal government is making plans to clean up the contaminated soil. Matt Spence, the regional director general for Crown-Indigenous Relations...

Independent body calls for arsenic warning signs

The Giant Mine Oversight Board is calling for arsenic warning signs in Ndilo after a Yellowknives Dene First Nation chief asked for them at the board's public meeting in May. “While it is known that...

Arsenic warning signs demanded

There are no signs warning people in Ndilo about arsenic in the soil even though contamination is worse there than in other communities near Giant Mine, says a Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) employee. “You...