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Whitehorse residents want better solutions for government-run emergency shelter – APTN News

August 22, 2019 A government-run emergency shelter in Whitehorse is drawing the ire of nearby residents and business owners. The former Salvation Army Centre of Hope was taken over by the Yukon government earlier this year with promises of improving service quality to meet residents’ needs. But locals say it’s common to see public intoxication […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20192 Views

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N.W.T.’s new Corrections Act brings big changes to territory’s jails – CBC

Bill adds reporting requirements, stricter rules on segregation for corrections facilities Aug 22, 2019 The Northwest Territories’ overhaul of its corrections law could be a new model for reconciliation and offer inmates “a light of possibility and hope,” says one of the MLAs responsible for reviewing the bill. In a session where regular MLAs and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20193 Views

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Canadian High Arctic Research Station opens its doors in western Nunavut hub – Nunatsiaq News

22 August, 2019 “Today’s celebration represents a significant milestone for our community,” says Cambridge Bay mayor The Canadian High Arctic Research Station in the western Nunavut hub of Cambridge Bay finally opened its doors yesterday before a crowd of locals and some visiting politicians and officials. Not in attendance: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was originally […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20193 Views

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Members call for ‘immediate’ election in N.W.T. First Nation – CBC

Petition alleges chief and council in Fort Liard are violating term limits set by the Indian Act Aug 22, 2019 A petition circulated among members of Acho Dene Koe First Nation in Fort Liard, N.W.T., is calling for an “immediate” election of chief and council, claiming they have overstayed their mandate by several months. Floyd […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20192 Views

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Dene and Métis walk away from self-government talks in Tulita, N.W.T. – CBC

‘No more surrenders of any rights, period,’ says Métis president Aug 22, 2019 Three land claim organizations in Tulita, N.W.T., have “unanimously” decided to end self-government negotiations with the federal government, according to the leader of one of the parties involved. Richard Hardy, president of the Fort Norman Métis Community, announced the decision Wednesday at […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20192 Views

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Thaidene Nëné signing: Land of the Ancestors gains life, at last – Cabin Radio

August 21, 2019 A new park for the Northwest Territories, 50 years in the making, rises off Great Slave Lake’s East Arm on Wednesday as leaders sign the final documents heralding its creation. Thaidene Nëné – or Land of Our Ancestors – comes into being as Dene, Métis, federal, and territorial representatives gather in Łutselkʼe, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 20195 Views

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Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve Seen As Model For The Future – HuffPost Canada

The deal gives First Nations an unprecedented role with the land. LUTSEL K’E, N.W.T. — A deal on a vast new national park reserve in the North is being called a model for future relationships between First Nations and Canada. “This is what our ancestors meant when they entered into treaty with Canada,” said Steve […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201910 Views

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High turnover at N.W.T. legislature could be challenging for new MLAs: ministers – CBC

Current and former ministers say inexperienced cabinet could make big reforms difficult Aug 21, 2019 No matter what happens in October’s election, the Northwest Territories will see big changes in the Legislative Assembly. Already, four MLAs have announced they will not seek re-election, including three of seven cabinet ministers. Among them are the ministers responsible […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 20199 Views

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Inuit Circumpolar Council creates scholarship for young Inuit – Nunatsiaq News

20 August, 2019 Annual awards honour Hans-Pavia Rosing, ICC’s first president The Inuit Circumpolar Council, which represents more than 160,000 Inuit from Russia to Greenland, has decided to honour one of its founding leaders, Hans-Pavia Rosing, with four US$1,000 annual scholarships in his honour. The awards are for young Inuit who inspire others, with a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 20197 Views

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Canada Invests in the Future of Intact Boreal Forests – Nrdc.org

August 20, 2019 Canada has delivered on a promise that will benefit Canadians and people around the world for generations to come. With the announcement of a CAD $175 million commitment to fund 67 conservation initiatives, the Canadian government has invested in a more sustainable, healthier future by protecting some of its treasured landscapes, including […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201910 Views

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