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Sarah Jerome, a Gwich'in elder, spent a lifetime working through and reconciling her experience at residential school. Now she advises youth on how to become proud to be Gwich'in. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo
'Ready to kill' before regaining pride

"The first day I walked into that residential school is when the anger started," said Sarah Jerome, a Gwich'in elder from Fort McPherson who was taken from her home at the age of seven to attend residential school in Aklavik. next Read more

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NWT news/north headlines for Monday, April 24, 2017

Families weep as killer gets life
Raw emotions were laid bare in a Yellowknife courtroom last week as family of murder victim Charlotte Lafferty listened to a judge's decision that handed her killer a life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 years.
Nutrition North's hit or miss performance
As the deadline passes for Nutrition North targets to be met, at least one federal department says it succeeded in its goals for the 2016-17 year.
Cannabis culture coming
Perhaps a year from now, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will channel American President Donald Trump and admit legalizing marijuana was harder than he thought.
Pros and cons of pot
As the federal government moves ahead with plans to legalize marijuana, one youth in Fort Liard says something needs to be done to fizzle out weed culture among teens.
Family Fun Night promotes literacy and family time
A new learning program is bringing families together in Behchoko, says participant Bessie Gargan.
$2.3M fed funding for community building
Nearly half of a $2.3-million investment from the federal government will be coming to Behchoko to help the community expand its public works garage.
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