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Indigenous women’s groups call on parties to commit to long-term funding – CBC

Apr 11, 2021 ‘The Yukon government has to step up to the plate and put money where their mouth is’ The next government, regardless of political stripe, needs to dedicate long-term funding to support Indigenous women and girls in vulnerable situations, according to the heads of Indigenous women’s groups. “We’re calling for the leaders to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 20214 Views

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These Indigenous leaders had solutions for the N.W.T.’s housing crisis. Being denied federal funding stung – CBC

Apr 12, 2021 Rejection from $1 billion Rapid Housing Fund a setback for some leaders This is part one of a series on the housing crisis in the Northwest Territories. When Bill Enge found out about a new $1 billion federal housing fund last year, he hired an architect, builder and real estate developer. The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 20216 Views

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Boxes of Inuktut books on their way to young Nunavut readers – Nunatsiaq News

Apr 9, 2021 ‘We are giving them the opportunity to thrive in the Inuktut language,’ says NTI president Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. has teamed up with Inhabit Media to bring Inuktut books to Inuit children across Nunavut. The goal is to support language learning at home, said an NTI release on the kits. “NTI is a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 20219 Views

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New Tourism 2025 strategy good but has a few surprises, say operators – NNSL Media

April 9, 2021 ‘More support needed’ for NWT-based businesses over southern tour companies Tourism operators are pleased that the GNWT’s new Tourism 2025 strategy maintains support for the sector, even if it offers few new highlights. Tourism 2025: RoadMap to Recovery was tabled on March 30 in the legislative assembly by Industry, Tourism and Investment […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 202119 Views

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Campaign trail notes: Here’s what Yukon’s political parties had to say in the last week – CBC

Apr 08, 2021 With election night around the corner, parties are racing to squeeze in their remaining campaign promises All three major parties had policy announcements this week ahead of the Yukon territorial election on April 12. Here’s a roundup of those promises: NDP On Wednesday, NDP Leader Kate White promised ways to address addiction and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 202111 Views

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Party leaders discuss Yukon First Nations issues at all-candidates forum – CBC

Child welfare, health and wellness, addictions and housing were some of the topics The leaders of Yukon’s political parties are all promising expanded on-the-land mental health services. It was just about the only area the three leaders agreed on during an all-candidates forum hosted by the Council of Yukon First Nations Thursday night. Issues ranged from […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 202150 Views

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GNWT launches online tracker of education improvement process – NNSL Media

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) announced a new online tracker this week to demonstrate its progress on improving student outcomes in the NWT. This work stems from the government’s commitment to raise junior kindergarten to Grade 12 student educational outcomes to the same level as the rest of Canada, ECE said March […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 202117 Views

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Dancing Grizzly Bear graces phone book cover – Nunatsiaq News

Apr 5, 2021 Baker Lake artist Kaytlyn Amitnak wins $5,000 in Northwestel contest A 24-year-old artist from Baker Lake will have her artwork featured across the territory, after winning Northwestel’s 2021 phone book cover competition. Kaytlyn Amitnak said she worked on the oil painting one evening, with her younger sister by her side matching her […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 202117 Views

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Yukon NDP reveals platform with ‘bold vision for the future’ – CBC

Mar 31, 2021 Party outlines 129 problems the territory faces and its solutions in 81-page document The Yukon NDP have dropped an 81-page platform that has big promises and hopes for the future of the territory. It outlines 129 “problems” the territory faces, each partnered with a solution that the party has for addressing them. NDP leader […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202172 Views

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Degrees of Success: Polytechnic plans push forward – Northern News Services

March 30, 2021 ‘Definitely on track,’ says transformation director; polytechnic must be Indigenous staffed and led, says Dene Nation This is a momentous year for Aurora College’s several-year transformation into a degree-granting polytechnic university as the single largest number of objectives – 44 – will be pursued in 2021. Of the 106 milestones in the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202113 Views

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