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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, 20192 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, 20195 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, 20198 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, 20197 Views

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APECS activities during Arctic Frontiers conference

Feb 19, 2019 Between January 20 – 24, the 13th Arctic Frontiers conference was held in Tromsø, Norway. The annual conference is an international event, linking policy makers, industry and academia focusing on the Arctic regions. With its harsh physical environment demanding specific adaptations in fauna and flora, rich biodiversity, particular seasonal patterns of polar […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 20199 Views

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Nunavut legislature to see temporary law to suspend bilingual education deadline – CBC

Nunavut’s Legislative Assembly begins sitting on Tuesday afternoon Feb 19, 2019 The right to bilingual education in Nunavut schools will likely be temporarily suspended during the winter sitting of the territory’s Legislative Assembly. Nunavut’s government begins sitting Tuesday afternoon and MLAs will be in Iqaluit until March 12. Government house leader Elisapee Sheutiapik says an […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 20199 Views

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Government of Yukon and Yukon First Nations meet for Yukon Forum

Yukon’s Premier, Cabinet members, Council of Yukon First Nations Chief and Yukon First Nations Chiefs met today at the Nàkwät’à Kų̀ Potlatch House in Whitehorse for the Yukon Forum. Leaders discussed mining, economic development, the Arctic and Northern Policy Framework and the next Intergovernmental Forum with the federal government. It is fitting that we met […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201917 Views

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Nunavut’s legislature reconvenes next week – Nunatsiaq News

The winter sitting of Nunavut’s legislative assembly starts next week, on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Day two of the three-week session, Feb. 20, will see Finance Minister George Hickes’s first budget speech, which will set out the Nunavut government’s 2019-20 operations and maintenance budget. The assembly’s head clerk, John Quirke, said the O&M budget will be […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201924 Views

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Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Reacts to 2019-20 GNWT Budget

INUVIK, NT(February 13, 2019) – Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) sees both opportunity and gaps in the 2019-20 budget announced February 6 by the Government of the Northwest Territories. IRC Chair and CEO Duane Ningaqsiq Smith said, “It is a good budget, but lacks some clarity and specifics to ensure vital services for our Region.  And we have continued concerns […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201912 Views

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Alfred Moses: Community Housing Plans

February 12, 2019 Mr. Speaker, the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation is helping to address the high cost of living in our territory by implementing Northern solutions for Northern housing.  We are working with other governments and housing stakeholders to support Indigenous and local governments in their housing aspirations and create initiatives to address homelessness.  As […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 201910 Views

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