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Wally Schumann: NWT Economic Partners’ Collaboration Symposium

Good morning everyone. Before I begin, I’d like to take a moment to echo Premier McLeod’s sentiment about the importance of these types of meetings and having an opportunity to get together to discuss common challenges and goals, and find concrete ways to work together to find solutions. Last week, I was in Inuvik for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201913 Views

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Statement from Minister McPhee on the Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s audit of education programs in Yukon

Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee released the following statement: The Government of Yukon is committed to modernizing our education system and working with our education partners to ensure all students have the supports they need to succeed as learners. Today’s release of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s audit report on inclusive and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201911 Views

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Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Education in Yukon—Department of Education does not know if students’ needs are being met

Whitehorse, 18 June 2019—Today, the Office of the Auditor General of Canada provided the Yukon Legislative Assembly with the results of an audit that examined whether the Department of Education delivered education programs that were inclusive and reflected Yukon First Nations culture and languages, and whether it assessed and addressed gaps in student outcomes. “We […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 20199 Views

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We are all Treaty people’: Deninu Kue First Nation chief wants everyone to celebrate Treaty Day – CBC

‘We’re so divided in our community like we’re not all together like we used to be,’ says Louis Balsillie Jun 18, 2019 The chief of the Deninu Kue First Nation and mayor of Fort Resolution, N.W.T., is calling on the territorial government and labour unions to give all community members the day off to celebrate […]

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Kenny Cayen elected chief of West Point First Nation – Northern News Services

June 18, 2019 Kenny Cayen has been elected the new chief of West Point First Nation. Cayen emerged the winner in a close race among three candidates for chief in a general election on June 11. The new chief collected 14 votes, while incumbent chief Becky Cayen garnered 13 votes and another candidate, Kandice Thomas, […]

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Canada’s Nunavut territory to get large slice of $40 million federal harvester support program – Radio Canada International

A national Inuit organization is pushing for Inuit to get a significant chunk of Ottawa’s promised $40 million for a harvester support program — and Nunavut is poised to get the largest slice. Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s (ITK) board decided last month that of whatever money it gets from the yet-to-be-finalized program, Nunavut Inuit will get […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 20197 Views

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NU Government: Corrections Act receives Royal Assent

Iqaluit, Nunavut (June 14, 2019) – Nunavut’s new Corrections Act has received Royal Assent. It ensures that the territory’s corrections system incorporates culturally-relevant programming and rehabilitation measures, founded in Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. “This made-in Nunavut Corrections Act will make Nunavut’s correctional system a leader in the protection of inmate rights and is a reflection of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201918 Views

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Wally Schumann- Arctic Development Expo Keynote Address

Good morning everyone and thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. I am pleased to be participating in the latest evolution of Canada’s premier Arctic Trade Show. Firstly, I would like to thank the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and the Gwich’in Tribal Council for welcoming us to this traditional territory. I’d also like […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201921 Views

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Wally Schumann – Signing of MOU on Economic Development with Gwich’in Tribal Council

Good afternoon and thank you for being here today for the signing of the memorandum of understanding between our two governments. It’s good to be back in Inuvik for the 2019 Arctic Development Expo; and here for this event today. This is an important event and the Premier sends his regrets, as he is unable […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201915 Views

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Gerry Cheezie elected chief of Smith’s Landing First Nation – CBC

Election comes as former chief sues First Nation over ousting Jun 13, 2019 Voters with the Smith’s Landing First Nation have elected Gerry Cheezie as chief in their elections for chief and council. Cheezie defeated Wilfred Paulette in Wednesday’s election, Margo Harney, the chief electoral officer reported. Smith’s Landing First Nation straddles the border between […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201917 Views

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