Lawyers for the government of Canada were in Federal Court in Saskatoon last week in an attempt to force five First Nations to fall in line with new legislation demanding they make their financial information available to the public.
Almost two years after a billion litres of coal slurry flooded the Athabasca River, First Nations in the delta say they are no closer to knowing what contaminants were released and what the long-term health impacts could be.
The burgeoning Inuvik Satellite Station Facility celebrated a $3.7-million funding boost last week from the federal government, along with a new antenna to support operations at the site.
Colin Carrie, parliamentary secretary to the Environment minister, was in Inuvik on Thursday on behalf of Natural Resources (NRCan) Minister Greg Rickford, to make the announcement.
Art lovers in the South Slave toured through Fort Smith from Aug. 6-16 while attending the community’s annual Summer Splash arts festival. Kids and adults alike participated in a slew of workshops, from acting lessons to crafting polymer dolls, with artists hailing from as far away as Nova Scotia. Take a look for a taste of this year’s event.
Rain has finally arrived in the Yellowknife area in the last few days, and for the first time this summer, it has rained for an entire day. The air is fresh, and the soil is drinking up this nectar of the Gods; much needed moisture for the land and the gardens. It eases my week as I now get a break from the many hours of watering in my three gardens. It is a relief to know there is enough rain to penetrate the dry layer of soil to reach the roots of the plants. It is so nice to breathe humid air rather than dust and smoke from the forest fires.
Every year, Junior Canadian Rangers (JCR) from across the North are invited to attend a specialized summer camp in Whitehorse and in the wintertime, a lucky few of the older members are chosen to participate in leadership exercises in Kananaskis.READ MORE
Contemporary technology will mix with traditional skills at a gathering for youth in Fort Chipewyan next week.READ MORE
First Nations students from across the North are training to become leaders in land protection and management as part of a new pilot program in the NWT.READ MORE