NWT News

TALES FROM THE DUMP: The North wouldn’t be the same without Sig

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

I would like to start this week’s column with a tribute to Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason. He started this newspaper in 1972 on his kitchen table, after he had been fired from the News of the North. Not only did Yellowknifer grow and succeed but in a few years he even bought out News of the North.

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Natan Obed re-elected ITK president

August 16, 2018 - Inuvik

Natan Obed was re-elected president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) with a majority vote in Inuvik August 16.

“I’m very pleased. The confidence that Inuit have placed in me to be the National Inuit leader is something I take very seriously. I feel like I did this job to the best of my abilities in my first term, and wanted to continue the good work that we’re doing on things like suicide prevention, housing, education and language,” said Obed. “So to have that confidence in me from Inuit leadership means so much to me and I’m really excited for the next three years.”

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