Fashion designer and elder Meeka Kilabuk of Iqaluit shares stories of growing up on the land and her time as the first secretary-treasurer of Inuit Tapirisat of Canada. She has also served as president of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

Indigenous women share strengths, stories at first circumpolar gathering

Nina Larsson shared her experience as project lead for the first ever Indigenous Circumpolar Women’s Gathering last Friday in a profoundly natural way: while bouncing her young baby, trying to get him to burp. In a way, her balancing act was representative of many women who successfully fill multiple roles as a family member, professional, community leader and cultural protector […]

University of Alberta seismologist Jeff Gu, right, conducts seismic testing with two PhD students Yuanyin  Zhang, front, and Yunfeng Chen. Here they are conducting seismic mapping at a station near Swan Hills, Alta., part of the Canadian Rockies and Alberta Network (CRANE).

Study links fracking to earthquakes in Alberta

One group of geophysicists from Alberta believe they have found evidence linking fracking to seismic activity in northern parts of the province. University of Alberta professor Jeff Gu, along with his colleagues from the Alberta Geological Survey, Virginia Stern and Ryan Schultz, claimed in a recently published article in the Journal of Geophysical Research that they have found a correlation […]

A grader smooths a top layer of gravel along the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway. At any given time, as many as 100 vehicles, from rock haulers to excavators to water trucks, are working away on the $299-million project.

Inuvik to Tuk highway: building a road to prosperity

Heading into its second season of construction, work on the 138-km highway from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk is already bringing economic benefits to the local communities, proponents say. From now until spring, hundreds of surveyors, equipment operators and labourers – many of whom actually reside in the territory – will roll out to the highway from their nearby workcamps, stopping at […]

The Healing Film Tour has already visited Yellowknife and Norman Wells and will be in Fort Good Hope Nov. 18, Inuvik and Fort McPherson on Nov. 20, Hay River on Nov. 22, Fort Smith on Nov. 23, Fort Providence on Nov. 24 and Fort Simpson on Nov. 25.

Healing films offer substance abuse support in NWT

Inuvialuit filmmaker Dennis Allen was in a rut when he came across the book Crazywater. The non-fiction compilation of stories told by Aboriginal people dealing with addictions and alcohol abuse marked a turning point in the recovering alcoholic’s life and inspired him to make a documentary of the same name. Now, thanks to Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP) and its […]

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Hiking for the View of Delthore Mountain (Mackenzie Mountains) by Dwayne Wohlgemuth

NWT residents share talents, landscape with Love The Land contest

The Northwest Territories covers over 1.3 million square kilometres of land and water, a collection of diverse landscapes from the dense green forests of the South Slave up to the tundra above the 90th Parallel. For the third year running, photographers of all skill levels from the NWT entered their best works capturing some of these Northern natural treasures to […]

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by / on November 17, 2014 at 5:18 PM / in Uncategorized

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Assembly members vote in favour of NWT ombudsman Regular members of the Legislative Assembly voted unanimously in favour of the GNWT bringing forward legislation to establish an office of the ombudsman for the territory. The motion was passed on Nov. 6 after being introduced by Deh Cho MLA Michael Nadli, who is also chair of the Standing Committee on Government […]

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by / on November 17, 2014 at 4:50 PM / in Slideshows

Canadian veterans honoured in Fort Smith, Hay River

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by / on November 17, 2014 at 4:23 PM / in Education

ARI celebrates 50 years of research in the far North

From language and cultural revitalization to Northern farming and life on the land, the Aurora Research Institute (ARI) in Inuvik has been an integral part of learning and developing research in the Northwest Territories for the past 50 years. Staff, students and anyone with an interest have been celebrating the institute’s 50th anniversary for the last month with a series […]

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by / on November 10, 2014 at 5:43 PM / in Education

NWT celebrates 50 years of apprenticeship programs

Growing up, Amy Ward always enjoyed building go-karts and tinkering around in the garage with her grandfather. When it came time to pick a career, Ward wanted to stick with something she knew and loved so she decided to become a mechanic and, after some time in the field, a parts technician. Circumstances brought her north from her home in […]

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by / on November 10, 2014 at 5:31 PM / in History

Veterans get visit from Armed Forces

Members of the Armed Forces 440 Air Squadron hosted the weekly Lunch With The Bunch for the Yellowknife Seniors’ Society at the Baker Centre on Friday. They brought a Remembrance Day tribute to two World War II veterans: Ruth Spence, who served as a nurse with the Royal Canadian Air Force, and to Flight Seargent Dusty Miller, who maintained De […]

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by / on November 10, 2014 at 5:26 PM / in History

Tsiigehtchic honours veterans with wreath ceremony

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