Tax dispute between Metis and GNWT

June 23, 2018 - South Slave

Metis in the NWT shouldn’t have to pay property taxes on cabins in the bush, said Northwest Territory Metis Nation president Garry Bailey, but the GNWT disagrees with the suggestion that these taxes limit Indigenous people’s rights.

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Women’s shelter approved for temporary home to 2021

June 20, 2018 - Hay River

The Town of Hay River has agreed to continue to offer space for the women’s shelter in Hay River.

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Arviat’s Joe Savikataaq new Nunavut premier

June 20, 2018 - Nunavut

Arviat’s Joe Savikataaq is Nunavut’s new premier after a non-confidence vote ousted former premier Paul Quassa this past Thursday, June 14, in Iqaluit.

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EDITORIAL: Wild West on Great Slave Lake

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

For good or bad, Yellowknife has come a long way in shedding its frontier image in recent years.

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Get ready to celebrate Aboriginal Day

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Somba K’e Plaza is the centre of it all for National Aboriginal Day official celebrations tomorrow.

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First tennis champs crowned – finally

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

The first tournament of the 2018 Yellowknife Tennis Club’s season is in the books and not a moment too soon.

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Yellowknife could bug out this summer

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknifers could be in for a buggy summer after heavy rainfalls soaked the city during early June.

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New list of arsenic-impacted lakes

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Government of the Northwest Territories has added to its list of lakes with elevated levels of arsenic.

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Cardinals take flight on the diamond

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

While the Wood Bat Tournament was the first official act of the 2018 Yk Fastball League campaign, actual game action didn’t start up until this past weekend.

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LABOUR VIEWS: Unions more important now than ever before

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Frank Walsh, project co-ordinator, shop steward network building project

What does it mean to be in a union?

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LETTER: Paper’s space misused

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

From: Marie Adams,

Yellowknife

To the editor:

Re: James O’Connor’s ‘commentary’ about being on the ‘cool’ side in terms of his personal right wing political views (“Speaking truth to power in 2018,” June 13).

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A French feast for fun

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

It was an international feast inside Ecole Alain St. Cyr on Saturday evening as the Commission scolaire francophone Territories du Nord-Ouest (CSFTNO) held a fundraiser to help with the cost of construction on the school’s new community spaces.

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Young archers take aim

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

Perhaps no other group was happier to see the rain finally disappear than the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT.

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COLUMN: Feds should rethink pipeline purchase

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

The following letter was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on June 7 from Ecology North and copied to premier Bob McLeod amd NWT MP Michael McLeod. It has been edited for length.

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau;

Ecology North has been around since 1971 and is actively engaged on climate issues in the North.

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NEWS BRIEFS: MED inquiry well underway

June 20, 2018 - Yellowknife

The lawyer investigating allegations of workplace misconduct at the Municipal Enforcement Division in 2014 was conducting in-person interviews in Yellowknife last week.

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‘Tragic and difficult’ circumstances led King to cocaine trafficking, court, says judge

June 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

The “tragic and difficult” circumstances of Travis King’s early life were precursors to his inevitable first stop in Canada’s criminal justice system, said Justice Karan Shaner as she handed down a trafficking sentence Monday.

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Council presented with pay dilemma

June 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

Administrators are recommending the city hire a consultant to study and make recommendations on councillor compensation as CRA taxation rules come into effect.

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Nunavut premier’s ousting causes MLAs to reflect here

June 19, 2018 - Yellowknifer

Consensus-style government was thrust into the spotlight last week when members of the Nunavut legislative assembly voted to remove Paul Quassa from his role as premier.

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Middle school unveils new tipi promoting cultural awareness

June 19, 2018 - Yellowknife

A tipi on the front of the property at William McDonald School was erected this past weekend to remind people about the origins of the city.

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Hairdressing student earns ‘best of region’ award

June 19, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Cambridge Bay’s Teghan Angulalik earned the “best of region” award in secondary hairstyling at the Skills Canada national competition, which was held in Edmonton, June 4-5.

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Opioid-related deaths decreased in the NWT in 2017

June 19, 2018

New statistics from the GNWT Department of Health and Social Services indicate one person died from an opioid overdose in the territory in 2017, a decrease from 2016.

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Adoptees struggle to get birth certificates

June 19, 2018 - Iglulik

For decades, it has been an ordeal for Nunavut adoptees to obtain an Ontario birth certificate if one wasn’t issued at the Ottawa hospital where they were born. That hassle remains.

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Wind-powered micro-grids in Nunavut – pipe dream or real possibility?

June 19, 2018 - Iqaluit

When three Newfoundland and Labrador men heard of the CanInfra Challenge back in January, they decided to go for it.

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An Iqaluit woman’s determined quest to find Thor, the dad she never knew

June 18, 2018 - Iqaluit

It is my hope that my story helps Inuit who are trying to find their biological parents.

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Inuk guide knocked out by plywood

June 18, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

An Inuk guide was struck on the head and knocked unconscious by a piece of plywood caught by a gust of wind during a floe edge trip with a wilderness adventure company near Pond Inlet earlier this month.

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First Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award goes to Williamson Bathory

June 18, 2018 - Toronto

Iqaluit’s Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory has been named the winner of the inaugural Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award.

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Taloyoak woman defends her name after animal cruelty charge

June 18, 2018 - Taloyoak

A Taloyoak woman charged with animal cruelty following the death of a puppy says she’s been falsely accused and her life has become increasingly difficult since the criminal allegation has been made public.

Karen Nanook, 41, says she has lost a job opportunity as a result of facing one count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. “Social media is making me look like a monster,” Nanook said.

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Makigiaqta funds nine Inuit training projects

June 18, 2018 - Nunavut

Nine projects are approved for roughly $12.6 million in funding from the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation as a result of an open call issued in the fall of 2017.

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Early days a success for on-the-land camp

June 17, 2018 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The urban on-the-land camp behind the Fieldhouse in Yellowknife has been successful since it’s opened, according to the camp’s organizers.

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Swim club washes up funds

June 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

The Yellowknife Polar Bear Swim Club held a car wash in the YK1 Education District’s parking lot on Saturday to raise money for new training equipment.

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Walking for Change

June 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Close to 90 people joined the Yellowknife Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s on Saturday.

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WHEN THE HEART SAYS NO: Support needed for NWT university

June 17, 2018 - NWT

The Aurora College Foundational Review recommends transforming the College into a polytechnic university that provides numerous degrees as well as college education and apprenticeship training. It’s about time you say? I say woohoo!

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Cultural education plan five years in

June 17, 2018 - NWT

Schools across the NWT are offering different Indigenous language and culture courses as the Government of the NWT (GNWT) enters year five of a 10-year education renewal plan.

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A MOUNTAIN VIEW: The Land Remains

June 17, 2018 - NWT

Friends, as yet another Aboriginal Day comes around we are left to think about what it all means.

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LETTER: Traditional teachings return in the North

June 17, 2018 - NWT

by Jim Martin, Fort McPherson

I was sitting in the A&W having breakfast when two friends asked me if I wanted to go to check out their new traditional camp. It sounded interesting so I agreed to go with them to see what it is all about.

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Wolverines roar to victory in Cam Bay

June 17, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

If Rankin Inlet claims the title of Hockeytown, Nunavut, you can pencil in Cambridge Bay as Basketballtown, Nunavut.

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NWT’s Metis divided but united

June 16, 2018 - NWT

It’s no secret that two of the territory’s Metis groups are separated by more than the sprawling waters of Great Slave Lake.

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The spirit and intent in land claims

June 16, 2018 - NWT

It was around 1920 when drillers struck oil in the Mackenzie region, though the Dene knew of oil seeps long before.

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New program could remedy nursing shortages

June 16, 2018 - Inuvik

A Tutyoyaktuk-born Aurora College nursing grad says a new practical nursing program coming to Inuvik’s campus this fall stands to boost Indigenous representation in health care while tackling a shortage of professionals in the North.

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EDITORIAL: Visions of hope on National Aboriginal Day

June 16, 2018 - NWT

Whether we call it National Indigenous Peoples Day or National Aboriginal Day, the founding peoples of the Northwest Territories have much to teach the world.

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DESTINATIONS: Climate change has more in common with my body than anything

June 16, 2018 - NWT

by John Holman

The Sagittariids began at the start of the month, although here in the sub-Arctic there is no darkness for us to enjoy the celestial delights thereof. What do we get instead?

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NEWS BRIEFS: Tlicho respond to GNWT court filing

June 16, 2018 - NWT

NWT

The Tlicho Government says it’s “extremely disappointed” with the GNWT for taking it to court to try to resolve negotiations around a road to Fortune Minerals Ltd.’s NICO cobalt-gold-copper-bismuth project, 160 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife.

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Dehcho guardians of the pipeline

June 16, 2018 - Dehcho

The Dehcho Guardian program, an Indigenous land and water monitoring outfit, is embarking on its first industrial watch dog project – overseeing the $53-million replacement of the Norman Wells pipeline under the mighty Mackenzie River.

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AROUND THE NORTH: Youth music contest focused on voting

June 16, 2018 - NWT

NWT

Northwest Territories artist Godson is running a music contest for youth this summer.

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Track and Field Championships wrap in Hay River

June 16, 2018 - Hay River

And so the largest single sporting event in the NWT is committed to history for another year.

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SPORTS TALK: Who’s having more fun than the Washington Capitals? No one

June 16, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

It was a win 44 years in the making for the Washington Capitals and a win 13 years in the making for Alexander the Great.

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