Bill Erasmus was re-elected national chief of the Dene Nation last week in Deline.
Parks Canada has confirmed anthrax in at least one of the more than 50 wood bison carcasses found recently scattered throughout Wood Buffalo National Park.
First Nations in northeastern Alberta dropped their legal fight against BC Hydro’s Site C dam last week after the company and federal government agreed to address the hydro project’s potential impacts on the Peace-Athabasca Delta.
“I think that my participation at the festival is long overdue,” said Abraham Ruben, the featured special guest artist at this year’s Great Northern Arts Festival (GNAF).
One Fort Smith high schooler will be trading part of his sunny summer in the South Slave for a two-week expedition in the High Arctic this week.READ MORE
A new postsecondary course is exposing a pilot group of nine NWT teachers to a political, cultural and historical overview of the North with the goal of creating a more supportive learning environment in K-12 classrooms across the territory. The two-week intensive, which wrapped up this month at the Dechinta Bush University Centre for ResearchREAD MORE
For the third year running, one of Santa’s busiest elves is delivering presents to Yellowknife’s homeless population through a Christmas in July donation drive. Over the past several months, Yellowknife resident Renee Sanderson has been collecting monetary and clothing donations from people across the NWT and northern Alberta. On July 25, she and a handfulREAD MORE
The Northland School Division (NSD), which serves primarily First Nation and Métis students in 24 schools in the Northern half of Alberta, is facing a deficit in its 2015-2016 budget, recently approved at a regular board meeting held on June 27. The budget presents revenues of $64,163,310 and expenses of $64,356,912, for a total deficitREAD MORE
Students who are undecided about moving or returning to the NWT have a host of new incentives to lure them back and keep them in the territory, starting this fall. The territorial government is busy setting up its revamped student financial assistance program in time for Sept. 1, when thousands in new money will becomeREAD MORE