NWT News

‘Like colonialism all over again’: Nahanni Butte band manager

February 10, 2018 - Tthenaago/Nahanni Butte

“Impractical” land use regulations imposed by the GNWT threaten to derail the Nahanni Butte Dene Band’s (NBDB) plans to forge a trapline along a proposed all-season mining road, the community’s band manager says.

“Like our chief said, this is like colonialism all over again,” said NBDB manager Mark Pocklington.

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Fourth suspect arrested in Hay River homicide investigation

February 5, 2018 - Hay River

A fourth person has been charged in connection with an ongoing homicide investigation in Hay River.

Tyler Cayen, 32, has been charged with murder and robbery related to the Dec.28 discovery of a deceased man inside a vehicle near the Katl’odeeche Hay River Reserve, according to a release Wednesday from RCMP.

James George Thomas, 25, Levi Cayen, 20, and Sasha Cayen, 25, all face murder and robbery charges related to the same incident.

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NWT stands out at Arctic Inspiration Prize

February 4, 2018 - Ottawa

A project to enshrine Sahtu Dene heroes in a work of literature while giving youth literacy skills won $100,000 from the Arctic Inspiration Prize on Wednesday in Ottawa.

“Who is your hero?” asked Dakota Orlias, the team leader of this project, to the crowd. “My (heroes) are the Dene people of the Sahtu, and this book honours the Dene people of the past, present and future.”

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Legislative assembly returns; budget to be presented

February 2, 2018

Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod will table the GNWT’s 2018-19 operations budget on Feb. 8., the day after the third Session of the 18th Legislative Assembly reconvenes Feb. 7, at 1:30 pm.

The budget will outline the GNWT’s operational spending plans “in the face of continued economic uncertainty and stagnant revenues,” stated a GNWT news release Feb. 2.

The public is invited to observe the proceedings from the public gallery.

The proceedings will also be broadcast live on the assembly’s television network and webcast via the legislative assembly website, and its Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.

The third Session of the 18th Legislative Assembly reconvenes Feb. 7
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Traditional healing centre gets $1 million boost

February 1, 2018 - Yellowknife

A non-profit group’s bid to bring traditional Indigenous healing practices to health care in Yellowknife is $1 million closer to becoming a reality thanks to a prestigious award.

The Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation, an initiative founded by Be’sha Blondin and Rassi Nashalik and championed by Yellowknife naturopath Dr. Nicole Redvers, received the 2017 Arctic Inspiration Prize during a ceremony in Ottawa.

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