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Three old rivals and a newcomer spar for Pangnirtung seat – Nunatsiaq Online

October 23, 2017 Incumbent Johnny Mike says a new airport remains his top priority In the upcoming Oct. 30 territorial election, Pangnirtung will see a rematch between three candidates who fought against each other in the last election, with one new contender also joining the fray. Johnny Mike, 62, is seeking a second term as […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 20174 Views

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Statement from Premier Silver on the passing of Regional Chief Mike Smith

October 20, 2017 Premier Sandy Silver released the following statement today: “It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of Regional Chief Mike Smith. On behalf of the Government of Yukon, I send heartfelt condolences to his friends, family and community. Regional Chief Smith leaves behind a remarkable legacy, having contributed nearly […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 20175 Views

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GNU: National Foster Family Week

October 20, 2017 National Foster Family Week started October 16. The Department of Family Services wants to thank Nunavut’s foster families for their dedication year-round, and encourages other Nunavummiut to consider fostering a child today. To celebrate National Foster Family Week in Nunavut, the department is hosting appreciation events in communities across the territory. To […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201711 Views

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Bob McLeod: Working Together for the Northwest Territories

October 20, 2017 Mr. Speaker, before Members finish this Sitting and go their separate ways ‘til the House sits again, I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on our experiences together over the past few weeks and the past two years. When the 19 of us met in November 2015 as newly-elected Members, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201710 Views

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Alfred Moses: Supporting Families and Seniors Across the North

October 19, 2017 Mr. Speaker, over the past year, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment has continued to make and implement significant changes in its programs for families, seniors and students across the Northwest Territories. Last year, the federal government announced the new Canada Child Benefit. We revised our Income Assistance Program so that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 20179 Views

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First Nations rights catalyst is mourned as ‘a great leader’ – Whitehorse Star

Mike Smith, a former lawyer, Council for Yukon Indians chair, and Kwanlin Dün First Nation chief, died Wednesday in Whitehorse. October 19, 2017 Mike Smith, a former lawyer, Council for Yukon Indians chair, and Kwanlin Dün First Nation chief, died Wednesday in Whitehorse. Both Smith’s condition and his last days remain confidential at his own […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 20178 Views

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Mike Smith, early champion of Yukon land claims, has died – CBC

Smith was a leader and mentor to many who fought for Indigenous rights, his family says Oct 19, 2017 Former Kwanlin Dün First Nation chief Mike Smith, who was part of the early push for land claim agreements for Yukon First Nations and later fought for their implementation, has died. A statement from his family […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 20178 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Lebouthillier announces improvements to better serve northern residents

On Friday, October 20, 2017, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C. M.P., Minister of National Revenue, and Member of Parliament Michael V. McLeod (Northwest Territories), will release a report on “Serving You Better” consultations in the North. Date Friday, October 20, 2017. Place The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre 5011 – 51st Street Yellowknife, NT Time 11:00 […]

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Celebrated Yukon First Nations leader Mike Smith has died – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  By Taylor Blewett THE CANADIAN PRESS WHITEHORSE _ First Nations leader, Yukon lawyer and residential school survivor Mike Smith died Wednesday in Whitehorse. His family released a statement Thursday saying that Smith wanted his condition and last days to remain confidential. His age and cause of death were not released. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 20179 Views

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IAP statistics update – From September 19, 2017 to September 30, 2017

SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 This table shows progress in resolving IAP claims To date, 98% of all IAP claims have been resolved Close to 90% of all IAP claimants have received compensation under the IAP Province All claims received Claims Resolved Claims in Progress British Columbia 6,680 6,593 87 Alberta 8,257 8,027 […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201711 Views

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