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Inuk MP blasts Edmonton CFL team after decision to keep name – APTN News

Refusal to review name prompts social media backlash Pressure is mounting on Edmonton’s Canadian Football League franchise to change its name after Washington’s pro football team agreed to do a “thorough review” of its name, widely considered a racial slur, last week. Under revived scrutiny, the Edmonton team issued a statement explaining why it decided […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202021 Views

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NTI: Chief Returning Officer Announced for NTI Elections for President

(July 6, 2020 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) Acting President James Eetoolook today announces that Kathleen Sigurdson, working with Ayaya Marketing & Communications, will serve as Chief Returning Officer (CRO) for the NTI Elections for President which will be held on December 14, 2020. The nomination period for the election will run from […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202020 Views

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GNWT extends selected COVID-19 economic relief measures

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) announced today that it will be extending certain economic relief measures for COVID-19, previously set to expire on June 30, 2020. Extending these measures will result in $5.751 million in support for NWT residents and businesses. Two funding initiatives to support licensed child care programs have been extended […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202025 Views

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Media Advisory: Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of July 7-13, 2020

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of July 7-13, 2020 Ministerial Travel Please note that travel schedules may change with little or no notice. This schedule is accurate as of July 6, 2020 ·       Katrina Nokleby has meetings with MLA Semmler in Inuvik on July 6-9 ·       Katrina Nokleby will be meeting with MLA Jacobson […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 202022 Views

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Yukon First Nation to hold vote recount after margin of victory deemed too narrow – CBC

Lynda Dickson was announced as re-elected on July 1, but on Thursday officials said there would be a recount Jul 02, 2020 After announcing that Lynda Dickson had been re-elected chief of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation in Yukon on June 30, the First Nation has now put that outcome on hold. A news release Thursday, but […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 202037 Views

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Wawzonek commits to meet Black Lives Matter, Indigenous leaders – Cabin Radio

June 30, 2020 The NWT’s justice minister says she will meet with local Black Lives Matter organizers and Indigenous leaders after a call to do so from fellow MLAs. On Monday, regular MLAs called on Caroline Wawzonek “to meet with Indigenous leaders and the organizers of the recent Black Lives Matter rallies to identify changes […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202042 Views

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NU Government: COVID-19 Department of Community and Government Services services update

22 June 2020 Department of Community and Government Services – June 22, 2020 Requests to enter the territory for construction related projects or to travel within the territory for construction related projects can be emailed to CPHOconstructionrequests@gov.nu.ca Construction workers who completed isolation to date: 307 Construction workers who completed isolation as of June 22, 2020 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202036 Views

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A statement from the Government of Yukon on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Premier Sandy Silver issued the following statement for National Indigenous Peoples Day: June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, an important opportunity to celebrate the rich histories, cultures and traditional knowledge of Yukon First Nations and Indigenous groups across Canada. First Nations truly are the heart and soul of many Yukon communities. This day gives […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202037 Views

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NTI: Formal Complaint Submission to the United Nations office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights

(June 18, 2020, Iqaluit, Nunavut) On May 28, 2020 Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) submitted a formal complaint to Mr. Fernand de Varennes, Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues within the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. NTI’s submission charges that Canada has failed and continues to fail to fulfil its international […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 202061 Views

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Fort Smith adopts UN declaration, pledges work on calls to action – Cabin Radio

June 19, 2020 Fort Smith’s town council is pledging council and staff will be more responsive to the calls to action put forward in 2015 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Councillors on Tuesday passed four motions and issued a proclamation related to both the TRC calls to action and the adoption of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 202040 Views

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