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YT Government: Ten regional economic development projects slated for local companies

February 20, 2019 For the second year in a row the Government of Yukon is using all 10 of its $1 million trade agreement exceptions to boost regional economic development in the territory. Projects selected this year will grow local industry through infrastructure upgrades, building construction, consultant design services and safety improvements. Only Yukon companies […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 20199 Views

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Robert C. McLeod: Barren-Ground Caribou Numbers

February 20, 2019 Mr. Speaker, I know you and all the other Members here understand the importance of barren-ground caribou to our communities. Caribou are central to the way of life in the North, and have sustained people here for many generations. This is why together, this Legislative Assembly made a mandate commitment to improve […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201910 Views

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Government of Nunavut will wait to air its concerns about airline merger – Nunatsiaq News

February 21, 2019 Medical, duty travel contracts won’t be impacted by merger, says Nunavut’s transportation minister The Government of Nunavut has let the federal government know what it thinks about a pending merger between Nunavut’s two major airlines, but Transportation Minister David Akeeagok says the public will have to wait a bit longer to hear […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201910 Views

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Yukon and Alaskan officials discuss cross-border opportunities

Premier Sandy Silver met with Alaska’s new Governor Mike Dunleavy and Senator Lisa Murkowski in Juneau, Alaska, on February 19 to discuss cross-border opportunities. This was the first time Premier Silver and Governor Dunleavy have met since the Governor’s election to office in November 2018. The meeting included a discussion of topics of shared interest […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201910 Views

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College announces new program for front-line Yukon First Nations education and employment personnel

February 20, 2019 WHITEHORSE—Yukon College has announced a new program starting in September aimed at preparing students to take on front-line roles within First Nations education departments and other organizations in Yukon and Northern Canada. The Community Education and Employment Support certificate program (CEES) has been developed through an extensive community engagement process, with input […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201913 Views

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CBA-Yukon deeply saddened by passing of Melissa Atkinson

February 19, 2019 WHITEHORSE – February 15, 2019 – The Yukon Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA-Yukon) is deeply saddened by the passing of tireless volunteer and branch leader Melissa Atkinson. “Melissa brought an incredibly important voice to the CBA-Yukon. Her involvement made the organization a more understanding, diverse and professional Association. She was […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201910 Views

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Call for Proposals: Association for Canadian Studies in the United States 25th Biennial Conference

Wed, Feb 20, 2019 The North and Arctic Studies Section Theme Arctic Policy in Canada: Forces of Inclusion and Exclusion call for papers is now open.  Deadline is April 15, 2019. The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ASCUS) is holding the 25th biennial conference November 13-16, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec. The North and Arctic […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 20198 Views

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Nunavut Education Act consultations all wrapped up, minister says – Nunatsiaq News

February 20, 2019 Joanasie says amendments could be tabled at assembly’s spring sitting Government of Nunavut officials have completed consultations on the Nunavut Education Act and hope to introduce amendments to the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act at the legislative assembly’s spring sitting, says Education Minister David Joanasie. The legislative assembly’s spring […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 20199 Views

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Re-Evaluating Court options for Yukon First Nations – Alternatives Journal

REDUCING THE over incarceration of Indigenous people is an ongoing policy concern across the Territorial North. Different First Nations and jurisdictions are actively exploring different justice models to better serve the diverse needs of Indigenous communities. Nän K’alädàtth’ät: Changing Times, Continuing Ways is a new policy paper from Samantha Dawson, Jessica Black, Melaina Sheldon, Jordan […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 201911 Views

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Iqaluit stylist opens upscale salon – Nunatsiaq News

Jennifer Lindell has owned a hair salon business for over a decade. Now she owns her building, too. Feb 19, 2019 There are ulus everywhere you look in Jennifer Lindell’s new downtown Iqaluit hair salon. The long-time stylist has always been partial to the rounded knives used by Inuit women. That’s why her business logo […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 20199 Views

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