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Makigiaqta Now Accepting Applications From Nunavut Employers

(February 22, 2019 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation announces a new contribution program that will expedite review of applications for small and medium sized Inuit training initiatives. Organizations are encouraged to submit applications for funding that are in line with Makigiaqta’s mandate to ‘enhance the preparedness of Nunavut Inuit for employment.’ Makigiaqta […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20196 Views

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Yukon College: Eight students present at Western Canada teaching conference this week

February 21, 2019 WHITEHORSE—Eight Bachelor of Education students in the Yukon Native Teacher Education Program (YNTEP) and After-Degree program at Yukon College are sharing practical skills and knowledge for teaching in Calgary, Alberta this week.  With funding support from the Yukon College Research Fund, Charlene Baker, Meg Henderson, David Skelton, Susu Robin, Bryan Laloge, Colleen […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20196 Views

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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Yvonne Jones to announce funding for a feasibility study in the Kivalliq region

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut — Please be advised that Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, will make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), supporting a feasibility […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20196 Views

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Alfred Moses: New Federal Infrastructure Agreement

Mr. Speaker, over the past 15 years, the Government of the Northwest Territories has worked in partnership with the federal government to help meet the infrastructure needs of community governments.  These efforts have helped community governments access federal funding, in accordance with our current mandate commitment in this area. Mr. Speaker, federal investments in community […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20197 Views

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NTI: Leadership and Partnership required for Inuktut Education

(February 21, 2019 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) On International Mother Language Day, Aluki Kotierk, the President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), calls upon the Government of Nunavut to demonstrate leadership and a commitment to true partnership for Inuktut education as the Minister of Education proposes to postpone Inuktut Language of Instruction timelines with Bill 20, the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20197 Views

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Bob McLeod: Self-government Agreement-in-Principle for the Sahtu Dene and Metis of Norman Wells

Mr. Speaker, on January 16, 2019, I had the honour of signing the Self-government Agreement-in-Principle for the Sahtu Dene and Métis of Norman Wells, alongside our negotiating partners, the Government of Canada and the Norman Wells Land Corporation. Reaching this Self-government Agreement-in-Principle represents a significant step in the journey towards fulfilling the obligation to negotiate […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 20196 Views

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Hepatitis A in Chesterfield Inlet

21 February 2019  Public Health Advisory Hepatitis A in Chesterfield Inlet The Department of Health advises residents of Chesterfield Inlet that there are still cases of Hepatitis A in the community. Residents should take extra precaution to help prevent the spread of Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A can range in severity from a mild illness […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 20197 Views

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NIGA Mourns the Loss of Grand Portage Tribal Chairman Norman Deschampe

Washington, D.C. – February 20, 2019 – The National Indian Gaming Association joins the rest of Indian Country in mourning the loss of Grand Portage Tribal Chairman Norman Deschampe. According to Chairman Deschampe’s obituary, he walked on to the Spirit world on February 9th at his home of a heart attack, just a few weeks […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 20198 Views

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Alfred Moses: Cannabis Conference for Community Governments

February 20, 2019 Mr. Speaker, from January 16 to 17, 2019, the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs brought community government leaders together to discuss cannabis.  This was our first opportunity for such a gathering since cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. Mr. Speaker, the legalization of cannabis presents challenges for Northern […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 20198 Views

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Nunavut Economy Forecasts Continued Growth, while Health of Nunavut Inuit Decline

(Feb 20, 2019 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The Nunavut Finance Minister has presented a budget that is virtually the same as previous years, an indication that the Government of Canada is continuing to underinvest in the Territory. George Hickes reported the Territory’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown approximately by five percent annually since 1999 and growth […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201910 Views

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