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2020 NWT Environmental Audit finds the NWT environmental regulatory system continues to improve

October 30, 2020 The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is pleased to share the results of the 2020 Northwest Territories (NWT) Environmental Audit, released today. Every five years, an independent auditor is appointed to conduct an Environmental Audit, as required under legislation and land claim agreements. The Audit is a way to assess how […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202012 Views

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Milestone reached: North Fork of Rose Creek Realignment in Faro Mine Remediation Project

From: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada October 29, 2020 – Faro, Yukon – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is highlighting a significant milestone in the Faro Mine Remediation Project that will help protect the valuable fish habitat of Rose Creek. Under the North Fork of Rose Creek Realignment Project, clean […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 202018 Views

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PSA: NWT-wide Community-based Water Quality Monitoring Program videos released

October 29, 2020 The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) has released two new videos promoting the NWT-wide Community-based Water Quality Monitoring Program. The videos provide an overview of the program and step-by-step instructions on how to take a water sample. The two videos are intended to be valuable resources for NWT communities looking […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 202017 Views

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Arctic wetlands and biodiversity management: the fundamental role Indigenous peoples play

27 October 2020 In the last three centuries, wetlands have reduced by 85% globally, three times faster than forests. Internationally, wetlands have lost 76% of their species over the last 40 years and nearly one million species face the threat of extinction, many of which live in the Arctic. This magnitude of biodiversity loss has […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 202018 Views

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When ESG investing hurts the people of the North American Arctic – Policy Options

Barring resource investments in the Arctic hurts the most vulnerable. Social and climate investing should focus on building critical infrastructure. October 26, 2020 Moral purpose or marketing? This summer, Deutsche Bank became the latest major bank to boycott Arctic resource investment. It’s part of a growing chorus of financial institutions demonstrating their fiduciary responsibility to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 202023 Views

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PSA: IMAQ Interviews – Pond Inlet

October 22, 2020 The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is hosting Imaq interviews with Inuit in Pond Inlet to gather traditional knowledge to design a fresh-water monitoring program. This Inuit-led study will use Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit to demonstrate the importance of fresh water for Inuit cultural activities and gather views on the impacts of the Mary River […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 202040 Views

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GNWT now accepting applications for two new on-the-land funding programs

October 21, 2020 Two new programs to support harvesters and families going out on the land in 2020-2021 are now taking applications. ·       The Take a Family on the Land Program provides up to $10,000 in funding to engage families in outdoor learning experiences that encompass northern perspectives, values and practices. Applications are being accepted […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202023 Views

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Concern mounts over impact of toxic “forever chemicals” in the Arctic – Nunatsiaq News

Fluorinated compounds can damage immune system, may increase COVID-19 severity Alarm is growing about the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in the Arctic, which have been found to harm peoples’ immune systems and may possibly increase the risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms. Known as “forever chemicals,” these man-made fluorinated compounds are widely used in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202016 Views

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Concern mounts over impact of toxic “forever chemicals” in the Arctic – Nunatsiaq News

Fluorinated compounds can damage immune system, may increase COVID-19 severity Alarm is growing about the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in the Arctic, which have been found to harm peoples’ immune systems and may possibly increase the risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms. Known as “forever chemicals,” these man-made fluorinated compounds are widely used in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202015 Views

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GNWT and Kátł’odeeche Fırst Natıon announce removal of derelict barges in Hay River

HAY RIVER (October 19, 2020) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Kátł’odeeche Fırst Natıon(KFN) are pleased to announce the removal of six derelict barges on KFN land in Hay River. The barges, which drifted ashore during a flood in 2008, became Marine Transportation Services (MTS) property following the bankruptcy of the Northern […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202023 Views

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