NWT News/North

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Young archers take aim

June 20, 2018

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

COLUMN: Feds should rethink pipeline purchase

June 20, 2018

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. Read More

Cultural education plan five years in

June 17, 2018

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. Read More

LETTER: Traditional teachings return in the North

June 17, 2018

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. Read More

New program could remedy nursing shortages

June 16, 2018

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. Read More

NEWS BRIEFS: Tlicho respond to GNWT court filing

June 16, 2018


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. Read More

Dehcho guardians of the pipeline

June 16, 2018

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. Read More

EDITORIAL: Legal weed requires more choices

June 15, 2018

We’re about to embark on a grand experiment in legalizing recreational pot use with the aim of freeing up courts from prosecuting minor possession charges while fighting illicit drug sales and the violent crime associated with it. Read More