Self-governance, cultural preservation key to better relations: senate committee

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The chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples broke down in tears Monday during a hearing seeking to improve Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations. The committee heard from Indigenous leaders from across the NWT, including Premier Bob McLeod. Following an address by Grand Chief Gladys Norwegian of Dehcho First Nations calling for the preservation...
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Simon Whitehouse came to Yellowknife to work with Northern News Services in 2011. He came from Prince Edward County, Ont., and obtained his journalism education at Algonquin College and the University of Ottawa. Working in Yellowknife, he covers education-based stories and general news but has also taken other beats in the past, including city hall and entertainment. He is a champion of the printed word and the importance of newspapers. As a board member of the United Way NWT and Rotary True North, he believes in the importance of civic engagement and community building. He spends his spare time with his boxer Sharona. Simon can be reached at (867) 766-8307 and editorial@nnsl.com.