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Nats'ejee K'eh Treatment Centre on the Hay River Reserve closed in September 2013 after the GNWT withdrew funding and refocused toward on-the-land programming and other treatment strategies. - NNSL file photo
Health minister says no rubric for on-the-land treatment

Almost three and a half years after the GNWT closed the Nats'ejee K'eh Treatment Centre on the Hay River Reserve - and replaced it partially with on-the-land programming - the government has no way to determine if those programs are effective. next More

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Slow start to MMIW inquiry

Amanda Vittrekwa had someone in mind when she was making hearts for the Beaded Hearts campaign in honour of the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. "The person I thought of was our late cousin Brandy Vittrekwa," she said.

Dismal student scores need fix

The vast majority of Grade 9 students in the region are behind in reading, writing and math. An analysis of student achievement presented at the Beaufort Delta Education Council board meeting earlier this month in Inuvik showed poor performance and a stark trend among students entering high school.

Tuk outlines rules for filmmakers

Tuktoyaktuk is now the first hamlet in the Northwest Territories with its own film policy, says the NWT Film Commissioner. "The Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk is actually going to be the first, which we're really excited about and hopefully will blaze the trail for other hamlets and communities to jump on board," Camilla MacEachern said.

Mackenzie Muskrats make waves in the pool

For the first time in a while, the Polar Bear Swim Club of Yellowknife was given a stiff test in the pool. That stiff test came courtesy of the Mackenzie Muskrats of Inuvik thanks to their terrific showing at the Kavanaugh NWT Swimming Championships in Yellowknife earlier this month.


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