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Life of Pi honoured with Fort Smith museum exhibit The life of long-time Fort Smith trapper Pi Kennedy now 88 is commemorated through a series of photos at the Northern Life Museum. See page 8. Mining Week 2015 Breaking Ground Check inside for updates on two emerging mines in the Northwest Territories Ava- lons Nechalacho project and Canadian Zincs Prairie Creek Mine. See pages 14-17. COASTAL CONTAMINANTS Mercury is contaminating caribou lichen in the Arctic. See page 10. Northern pelican guardians celebrate 40-year milestone Protectors of the Slave River pelican colony are celebrating four decades spent monitor- ing the unique ock of great white birds. See page 11. Indigenous women taking on cultural appropriation Indigenous women in the North are countering the ap- propriation of their arts and identities through a new cam- paign called ReMatriate. See page 9. V IS IT W W W .N O R J.C A A national award winning independent newspaper serving northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories since 1977 1.00 May 5 2015 Vol. 39 No. 1 PhotocourtesyofAuroraCollege Dehcho Process letter shows land issue with GNWT far from settled By MEAGAN WOHLBERG Both parties are ofcially back at the negotiating table in the De- hcho First Nations DFN ongo- ing land claim process but a let- ter from the NWT premier to the DFN leadership last week signals no movement by the territorial government. Nothing has changed said DFN Grand Chief Herb Norwegian. The letter dated Apr. 29 reiter- ates the original offer the GNWT presented to DFN during talks be- fore Christmas and presented in subsequent letters and meetings. That offer would give DFN own- ership of 33488 square-km of land with both surface and subsurface title or 37500 square-km of land with only surface title plus 17.78 per cent generalized interest in all subsurface oil gas and minerals. In last weeks letter Premier Bob McLeod offers alternatives to the proposed deal which include the same scenario as previously pre- sented or a mix of the two an offer based on a split estate where the quantum of surface title land is greater than the quantum of land with subsurface title. The Dehcho are looking for more land. Based on comparisons to the Tlicho which was offered 39000 square-km of surface title Nor- wegian said an equal deal for DFN based on their higher population count should amount to around 50000 square-km. The premiers letter does not con- sider an increase in land quantum. In my view this is a generous offer that compares favourably to any other agreement in the North- westTerritoriesorCanadaMcLeod wrote noting that while the GNWT prefers a negotiated solution it will walk away from the table if DFN once again rejects the offer. For the GNWT continuing ne- gotiations in the absence of suf- cient common ground to conclude an agreement is a poor use of lim- ited resources and will likely only result in damage to the relationship among the parties the letter states. The Dehcho Process negotia- tions formerly limited to the fed- eral government were handed off to the GNWT last year as the new authority for lands water and re- sources in the territory following devolution. DFNalreadythreatenedtoexclude the GNWT from the process earlier this year and instead enter into a bi- lateralagreementwithCanadaafter the GNWT rst made its nal offer. Norwegian said the option is still under consideration but he hopes more cordial discourse will result incommongroundbeingdiscovered within the next few weeks. Accord- ing to Norwegian Canada has also indicated it wants the two sides to work out a solution. Theyre aware theyve been on thesidelinesandtheyreeagertoget discussions back on track Norwe- gian said. Theres some pressure they have an election coming up in the fall and theyd like to get some mileage in before then. The two parties met Apr. 21-23 where Norwegian said they made enough of a breakthrough to last the few days of discussion. No fur- ther conversations have been had apart from last weeks letter from the premier. See Dehcho on page 3. Steven Gruben from Aklavik receives his Personal Support Worker certificate from Aurora Colleges North Slave campus convocation on May 2. Gruben was one of 57 students to cross the stage in blue robes to graduate this weekend. For photos and story head to page 13. 2 Tuesday May 5 2015 INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORTATION NEWS BRIEFS Man charged with murder attempted murder in Sunridge Place incident Yellowknife RCMP have arrested and charged one male in connection to a murder and assault that took place last December.TheNorthwestTerritoriesRCMPmajorcrimes unit apprehended Denecho Noel King 22 on May 1. He faces charges for the murder of John Wiadt and the at- tempted murder of Colin Digness which took place at the Sunridge Place apartments in Yellowknife. King was held in custody after the arrest. NWT senator draws attention as red chambers top spender Eyesacrossthecountryhavebeenwatchingthetrialofsus- pended senator Mike Duffy play out in the courts but for a brief moment those eyes were trained North when a list of the senates biggest spenders was revealed. Duffys law- yer Don Bayne submitted a list of senators expenses and at the very top was NWT Sen. Nick Sibbeston with 988114 in total expenses between 2009 and 2012. By comparison Duffysitsat23rdonthelistwithexpensestotaling711114. Fort Good Hope man faces charges for sword handling AmalefromFortGoodHopeisfacingmultiplechargesafter attackingavictimwithaswordearlyinthemorningofApr. 25. Troy Lennie 32 has been charged with assault assault with a weapon three counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose two counts of carrying a concealed weapon and three counts of possession of a prohibited weapon. He has also been charged under the NWT Liquor Actwithpossessingliquoratanunlawfulplace.Lenniefaced his rst court appearance on Apr. 29. Department of Transportation planning the route to 2040 By DALI CARMICHAEL The NWT department of TransportationDOTiswork- ing to pave its way into the future but rst it has to take one last look in the rear-view mirror to make sure no ongo- ing projects are left behind. ForthersttimesinceDOT was formed 25 years ago the territorialgovernmentisoutlin- ingalong-termtransportation strategytoextendoverthenext quartercentury.FromlateApril to early May DOT representa- tives are conducting meetings to consult with the public and onApr.28theylandedinFort Smith after stopping the day before in Fort Simpson. The next ve or 10 years are going to be pretty critical aswemoveonfromheresaid Pietro de Bastiani assistant director of planning policy andcommunicationsforDOT who is conducting the meet- ings along with regional rep- resentatives. Right now we have an opportunity. People are just beginning to really know about the North and tourism is really an area that can actually bring benets to everyregionoftheTerritories. I think people are also inter- ested in the mobility theyre interestedinsafelybeingable to take their kids to a tourna- ment and to go visit family. Last year DOT met with GNWTmembersstakeholder groupsindustryassociations indigenous leaders and the NWTMPtogaugewhatneeds shouldbehighlightedlooking intothefuture.DOTalsocon- ducted online surveys with the public at that time with just over 500 responses. This round of consultation is now intended to be a conrmation of previous public meetings to ensure DOT has its bases covered before jumping into a long-term plan. Threemainobjectiveswere identied in the rst round of consultation.Numberoneisto maintainandimproveexisting transportation systems. Next is to expand the transporta- tion system to better connect communities.FinallyDOTis lookingtoembraceinnovation to modernize transportation create better communication with the public to promote safety and environmental stewardship and to increase tourism by improving roads. DOTcontrolstheterritorys road systems including win- ter roads bridges and ferries. It also maintains the 27 com- munity airports. The govern- mentofCanadamaintainsair marine and - in Hay River - railway systems though it does support some territorial projectslikethehighwayfrom Tuktoyaktuk to Inuvik. Project completion a priority citizens Ithinkwhatwereallyheard was an element of frustra- tion about how long it takes to deliver things to deliver improvements and thats re- ected across the Territories. Peoplereallywanttoseetheir system developed like it is in southernCanadadeBastiani saidoftheconsultationssofar. Our department has worked ashardaswecantodeliverthe essential services and to im- provethesystemwhereoppor- tunity arose and where fund- ing limitations allowed us. At the Fort Smith meeting an intimate group of citizens reected this frustration in their demands. It came as no surprise to de Bastiani that the top priority fortheSouthSlavecommunity is nishing off the paving of Highway5theonlyall-season roadintotown.Notonlyisthe route riddled with potholes but a 64-kilometre stretch passing through Wood Buf- falo National Park has been left covered in gravel unlike the rest of the paved road a huge turn-off to tourists and the economic benets they bring. They started chip-sealing that highway back prior to 87 and if you guys had any fore- sight and proper planning you could have had that total highway paved by now for- mer Thebacha MLA Jeannie Marie-Jewell told the panel. Youre really impeding and deterring tourists from com- ing to Fort Smith. Who wants to drive a recreational vehicle over our highway Im not saying our highway is not good its a very good base however its not chip-sealed. Plain and simple. The road technically falls undertheresponsibilityofthe federalgovernmentunderthe National Park Infrastructure Fund. DOT recently submit- ted a business case to get the road construction completed buthasnothadaresponseyet. Marie-Jewellexpressedher disappointmentwhenshewas toldtherewasnocapitalfund- ing from the GNWT allotted for the project this year. For you to use the excuse of Parks Canada thats such a feeble excuse she said. You guys have a fundamental responsibility to us in Fort Smithtoprovideuswithgood highway systems. Residents also inquired about the possibility of estab- lishinganadditionalrouteout of town as an escape route in case of extreme wildres like those that surrounded com- munitiesintheNWTlastyear. OtherkeyinitiativesforDOT inthefuturewillbecompleting year-roundroadsintotheTli- cho communities improving all South Slave highways and ensuring runways at several mainairports-includingHay RiverYellowknifeandInuvik -aresmoothedoutandmain- tained. To accomplish these projects DOT will be seeking more funding from the Com- munity Access Program. What were hearing in the regions is yes weve come a long way but theres still a big job to be done and theres some priorities in each re- gion de Bastiani said. After the Fort Smith meet- ing de Bastiani and crew headed to Hay River on Apr. 29. Public meetings will con- tinueintothelatespringwith discussions in Norman Wells on May 6 Inuvik on May 7 and proposed meetings in Behchoko on May 12 and Yel- lowknife May 13. PhotoDaliCarmichael Pietro de Bastiani assistant director of planning policy and communications for the Department of Transportation heads up a public hearing at the Pelican Rapids Inn in Fort Smith on Apr. 28. Tuesday May 5 2015 3 POLITICS LABOUR GNWT Employment Open House Join Us across the NWT Thursday May 14 2015 10 AM 4 PM Recruiters will be on location to review your resume and offer tips to strengthen your application for employment. Find out how to apply for GNWT jobs. Get information on the GNWT competition process. Learn about GNWT employment programs such as internships and summer student opportunities. There will also be departmental representatives on hand to discuss various GNWT careers programs services and initiatives. Come see us at the following locations Yellowknife - YK Centre Lower Level across from Gourmet Cup Fort Simpson - Deh Cho Human Resource Service Centre 9602-100 Street Fort Smith - Fort Smith Human Resource Service Centre 83 Breynat Street Hay River - Hay River Human Resource Service Centre 209 62 Woodland Drive Inuvik - Inuvik Community Corporation 102 MacKenzie Road Norman Wells - Sahtu Human Resource Service Centre 1B Raven Road Behchok - Tlicho Human Resource Service Centre Nishi Khon Building Visit gnwtjobs.caopenhouse for more information. Town of Hay River rejects unions call for binding arbitration By MEAGAN WOHLBERG Hay Rivers town council declined a union request for binding third-party arbitrationlast week that would have put an end to the mu- nicipal strike thats been ongoing for 11 weeks. The Union of Northern Workers UNW representing the approximately 30 staff who wentonstrikeFeb.9putacalloutforaneutral third partytocome upwithapermanentsolu- tion that would end the bitter labour dispute. Last Tuesday morning following a coun- cil meeting the night previous town ofcials rejected the request. Hay River Town Council has discussed the advantages and disadvantages of this process andhasdeterminedinourperspectiveitisnot thebestapproachtoresolvethisongoinglabour dispute the employer issued in a statement. We have shown a willingness to continue bargaining we feel optimistic an agreement can be achieved and that engaging an out- side party to determine the outcome of these negotiations is not the appropriate solution. Our hope is for this dispute to be resolved at the community level. The union expressed disappointment with the result accusing the town of prolonging community divisions and hardship. This is a continuation of the arrogant harsh stance the town has taken through- out negotiations said UNW president Todd Parsons. Theres no rational explanation for the towns refusal to bring a fair end to this strike. Obviously the town leaders prefer confrontation to co-operation. The town must bear full responsibility for the continuing loss of services loss of eco- nomic opportunities and ill feelings split- ting the community added Jack Bourassa regional vice-president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada in the North. The union suggested moving to third-party arbitration last week after a third round of talks collapsed without resolution. According to Mayor Andrew Cassidy the union gave an ultimatum that the town was forced to reject while union representatives say they were simply asked for their bottom line and presented it. Cassidy said the town remains willing to continue with the negotiations and is ready to return to the table to receive a counter offer from the union. The union said it is ready to picket a num- ber of major events taking place in the com- munity over the coming months includ- ing the NWT Association of Communities AGM scheduled to take place in Hay River next week. The NWTAC voted to relocate the meeting to the neighbouring Katlodeeche First Na- tion in time for the AGM from May 7 to 10. The decision was made in response to the ongoing strike by unionized employees of the Town of Hay River and the commitment of the NWTAC to maintain neutrality and to respect the negotiation process according to a statement from the association. This decision will ensure that the busi- ness owners in Hay River retain the economic benet of the event and that no additional changes are required for the travel and lodg- ing of those from outside the area. But Bourassa said the striking workers will picket the event regardless of whether or not it is located in town or on the reserve. The union has received support from several municipalities across the territory indicat- ing their unwillingness to cross a picket line. It doesnt matter the picket line will fol- low he said. We will exercise every right that we have available to us to try to get their at- tention. If that means escalating to the point where there might be some costs involved to this town then so be it. Summer daycare services recreation and other events will be picketed as long as the strike lasts the union has added.PhotoScottClouthier Kim Tybring pickets on the rst day of strike Feb. 9. The dispute has now gone on 11 weeks. Continued from page 1. Aside from abandoning the trilateral ap- proach DFN is considering using the nego- tiations as a chance to work out other issues with the GNWT leaving land quantum off the table. The GNWTs offer continues to be based on the regional breakdown within the original Dene-Mtis claim discussed in the 1980s in which the Dehcho is allotted a 24.5 per cent stake of the land quantum based on popula- tion. Adjustments were made to reect the departure of the Katlodeeche and Acho Dene Koe First Nations from the process. According to the GNWT the offer is big- ger than the Dehchos expected share of the Dene-Mtis claim. No response on devolution revenue request Aside from the impasse on land quantum Norwegian said he has yet to receive a re- sponsefromtheGNWTonDFNsrequesttobe included among the Aboriginal governments receiving resource revenues from devolution. DFN negotiators said last month that they might consider legal action if the GNWT re- fuses to share the 25 per cent of devolution moneys allocated for Aboriginal governments currently limited to those who signed on to the devolution agreement. First Nations were given until Apr. 1 2015 - one year past devolution effective date - to sign on to the agreement. ButDFNandotherFirstNationssuchasthe LutselKeDeneintheAkaitchohavedecriedthe policy as a form of blackmail meant to pres- sure Aboriginal governments to sign the deal. Both the Dehcho and Akaitcho First Nations have expressed concern over the impact of de- volution on their unsettled land claims. TheestimatedshareforDFNintherstround ofresourcerevenuesfrompubliclandsisaround 1millionandhalfthatfortheAkaitcho.That money will not be distributed to either group until they sign the agreement. Dehcho still demanding resource revenues from devolution Drummers perform at the 2013 Dehcho First Nations Assembly in Fort Simpson NWT. 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Advertising Deadlines Display ad deadline is Thursday at 400 p.m. Classied ad deadline is Thursday at 500 p.m. Email Subscription Rates Prices include GST. 47.25 in Fort Smith 52.50 elsewhere in Canada 105 in the USA overseas 164.30. EDITORIAL COLUMN The racial inequality tearing Baltimore apart thrives in Canada ThelawlesstumultplaguingBaltimorereveals once again the desperate situation in racially troubled America. The Civil Rights movement that gained momentum in the U.S. in the 50s and 60s culminated in the infamous Bloody Sunday during the march in Selma Alabama on Mar. 7 1965. The assassination of Dr. Mar- tinLutherKinginMemphisTennesseeinApril 1968wasatragicendtoallthat.Thewholeworld andmostAmericanshopedevenexpectedthat would have been the turning point. It wasnt. In each decade since race riots have rocked major American cities. Racial strife sparked the Watts Los Angeles riots in the 60s Au- gusta Georgia blazed in the 70s Miami in the 80s then St. Petersberg Florida and L.A. again in the 90s. Racism is illegal in America and many African-Americans are doing well but the white versus black divide still exists. By LONE SORENSEN Think of gardening as entering into a re- lationship that is about equal amounts of give and take. For your garden to give you an abundant harvest you must give rst. In most places in the Northwest Territories the soil health fertility needs to be helped. Or- ganic fertilizers such as compost work best. Before planting your garden make sure your soil is healthy. Learning about soil fer- tility and the pH level of your soil is key to growing vegetables that will really feed you and your family. Learning about soil fer- tility takes time. There are lots of ways to learn about soil fertility such as learning from a long-term gardener in your own area watching videos online or reading. Learning the basics soil needs feeding compost and other organics is the rst most important step. Even committed long term gardeners are continuously learning about soil fertil- ity year by year. If at all possible buy a home gardeners soil testing kit and test your soil. You will know a fewkeythingsaboutwhatyoursoilmightneed. Remove any weeds including roots before digging and turning the soil. If your soil is already healthy and uffy there is no need to dig. Work compost bone meal and kelp meal evenly into the top two to three inches. Your soil test will tell you where nutrients are low and you can adjust the amount of organic fer- tilizers accordingly. Your garden will now be ready for seed- ing. In the Northwest Territories the four top food plants that grow and produce well from direct seeding are potatoes carrots beets and peas. Other plants such as cabbage cauliower and tomatoes need to be started inside to give them a head start. Get out there as soon as the snow is gone the soil is thawed about one to two feet and the weather has warmed up and you can get going The earlier the better and your gar- den will feed you for many weeks. Lone Sorensen is the founder of Northern Roots and has lived and grown food in Yel- lowknife for 27 years. Gardening in the North and loving it Give to your garden and it will give back hope and dignity a marginalized racial group so mistreated they have nothing to lose. You may think Canada is not like that that we are polite do not espouse even tolerate racist attitudes or practices but you would be wrong. First Nation Canadians are mar- ginalized the same way African-Americans suffer. Racism against Canadas indigenous people is similarly pervasive throughout our society a rot eating away at our national core. Unless it is dealt with it too will explode into costly traumatic situations. In Baltimore poverty among inner city blacks is double the national average high school graduation rates for young black males are around 35 per cent unemployment among young black males runs at 30 per cent the city has one of the highest crime rates in the country and like similar ghettos in cities throughout America there is a lack of hous- ing and jobs. On June 11 2008 an apology was offered up by the Canadian Prime Minister to all for- mer students of residential schools. There was a spirit of optimism in Canada that this leader had a vision to x things that it was a turn- ing point. Unfortunately nothing changed. The call for an inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women is being ignored by the Canadian government. An inordinate number of First Nation Canadians occupy prison cells. Poverty poor housing the lack of economy and jobs are a crisis on many re- serves across the country. The dropout rates in schools and low graduation rates are ap- palling. The water is not t to drink on 112 of the 633 reserves across the country. MissingandmurderedAboriginalwomenare indeed a police matter but more importantly thecrisistheyareexperiencingisadirectmani- festationoftheracismthatdegradesCanadian society.Aninquirywouldbeastartingpointin solving that problem rooted in negative social attitudes combined with economic disparity. Those attitudes must change along with the economics. We need to understand that better toxit.Weneedthatnationalinquiryinorder to gain insight and foster awareness. It is all part of the same problem. Too many indigenous youth move from their traditional homestocitiesbecausethereisnohopeandno future on the reservation. Too often because it is the only place to go they end up poor in urban ghettos. A marginalized people strug- gling with poverty lacking education with no jobs and no hope it is Canadas shame. Canada must learn from Baltimore and the ongoing struggles against racial inequality in America and act decisively to get rid of the racism and economic inequality in our own country. Could it get any worse Indeed it has. Amer- ica is driven by right wing economics that es- pouse opportunities for the rich in order to stimulate the economy and create jobs. That is not working. As the rich get richer the poor continue to lose ground. A disproportionate number of them are African-American. The shooting death of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin by vigilante George Zimmerman and hissubsequentacquittalinFloridainJuly2013 spawnedbothriotsandtheBlackLivesMatter movement marking the latest chapter in the battle against systemic racism in the United States.In2014nofewerthan14unarmedblack men were tragically shot by police. Ironically of the six ofcers charged in the death of 25 year-old Freddy Gray that sparked the riots in Baltimore last week three of the ofcers are African-American one of them a woman. Police cruelty and violence against African-Americansaresymptomsofadisease thatpermeatesAmericansociety.Whatdrives theconictstearingapartitscitiesiseconomic inequality and the poverty that results. Crime nds fertile ground and so the police react someofthemignoringthelawstheyaresworn touphold.Theriotsarerootedinalackofjobs Racism against Canadas indigenous people is simi- larly pervasive throughout our society a rot eating away at our national core. Unless it is dealt with it too will explode into costly traumatic situations. With the recent warm weather in the South Slave the red-sided garter snakes of Wood Buffalo National Park have begun slithering out of their hibernaculum a sure-re sign that spring has arrived. This nest of snakes is believed to be the most northern-living group of reptiles in the hemisphere. Soon they will start to pile into mating balls creating a new generation of neonates. PhotoDaliCarmichael Tuesday May 5 2015 5 COLUMNS 15 Years Ago... New computer course offered at Yellowknife campus Demand for entry-level computer programmers has led to the creation of a new certicate program at Au- rora Colleges Yellowknife campus. Kerry Robinson program development manager for the college says the year-long course is designed to prepare students for careers in computer specialties and the informa- tion technology eld. Issue May 2 2000 20 Years Ago... MLAs want power for premier A recent motion passed in the Legislative Assembly is paving the way for new legislation to give the pre- mier the power to re as well as hire cabinet ministers. The legislation would enable the Commissioner of the NWT upon recommendation of the Premier to make appointments to Cabinet. Issue May 3 1995 30 Years Ago... South Slave Regional Council nally brought to life The South Slave Regional Council is here to stay. The regional council held its rst meeting April 26-27 in Hay River and as a council with six communities 19 voting members and input from the Dene Nation Mtis Association MLAs and Hunters and Trappers Associa- tions it may prove to be not only a council of action but a council with clout. Issue May 2 1985 ARCHIVES Northern Journal 2015 Join us online Like Northern Journal on Facebook and get the weekly news delivered to your feed FACEBOOK FEEDBACK For almost two decades one Fort Smith trapper has passed on the traditional land-based lifestyle to high schoolers taking them for week-long trips in the bush where they learn skills for wintertime survival. Trapper celebrates 19 years of teaching youth on the land Kelsey Miller Had the opportunity to do trapper training with Louie in my last year at Mildred Hall. I was an idiot and wore thin cotton socks the rst day until my feet froze. Finally had the gall to tell him they hurt like hell and he made a re on the trail and gave me a pair of thick woolen socks to wear. Hes a kind and generous soul with innite patience for introducing youth to bush skills. It was denitely one of the most memorable ex- periences from growing up north. If any- one can put me in touch with him I owe him a new pair of socks. Kim Emerson I was able to take part in winter camp with Louis when I was in high school. I made some amazing memories that I will remember forever. Bless you and the work you do Louis its awesome. Marvin Champagne Well done giant More of the trappers should be recog- nized By DAWN KOSTELNIK Out with the old and slide into the new. My two broth- ers and I stand shivering at the school door. Winds howl off the snow swept rock that stands guard above the school.Willywagswindgusts of powered snow into the cor- ner where we huddle. Frigid ngers tear and tug at our faces and pull on our cloth- ing. Powdered snow clings to our stroud Indian parkies. The school bell rings but the door refuses to budge. One more pull on the door our very best attempt still no movement. We can hear voices laughing and calling in the distance. How in the hell do you get into this place We cannot gure it out but this is perfect we can go home. We have done all that we can to access what we really dont want entry to anyway a new schoolatalmosttheendofthe school year. It just doesnt get any worse than this Yes it does. We arrive at the door to our new school clad in the clothing of the Inuits tra- ditionalenemiestheDeneIn- dians of the Mackenzie River in the NWT of Canada. From experience we know that its not good to be different. It is April in the High Arc- tic. We have just moved to Coppermine which is in the NWT at this time. It is now located in Nunavut Canadas newest Northern territory. The year is 1969. In three days we have gone from living in the boreal for- ests which are home to the Dene of Fort Good Hope to the High Arctic tundra the hunting grounds of the once nomadic Inuit. Cop- permine has a population of 1200. There is a mix of families here. School goes all the way to Grade 7 in Coppermine. If there are enough students and a teacher is available Grade 8 will be offered next year as well. This year there is Grade 7. Had we stayed in Good Hope I would have to leave and stay in a hos- tel to attend public school this fall in either Grollier Hall in Inuvik or Akaitcho Hall in Yellowknife. Classes only went to Grade 6 in Fort Good Hope. Our move to Coppermine was not pre-determined by our schooling. If there were no classes we would have to go with the other kids to the hostels. There was a govern- ment policy that they did not want white people in their employment to stay more than two years in one com- munity people got too at- tached and became native if they stayed too long in one place. We had spent more than two years in Fort Good Hope. We were way behind in their schedule. To be continued White Girl From Indians to Eskimos Mental Health Week Five Ways to a Better You BySARAHCOLEBSWRSW HealthPromotionFacilitator Alberta Health Services According to notmy- which is a campaign focused on re- ducing stigma and sup- porting mental health at work 500000 Canadians miss work each week due to mental health concerns. This year during Men- tal Health Week which is May 4-10 Alberta Health Services is focusing on The Five Ways to Wellbe- ing. These are five simple activities that you can do in your everyday life. The Five Ways to Wellbe- ing are Connect Be Active Take Notice Keep Learn- ing and Give. The Five Ways to Well- being were developed by the New Economics Foun- dation NEF from the UK Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing. They are a set of evidence-based actions which promote peo- ples wellbeing. Albertans are encouraged to take on the Five Ways of Wellbeing in their life Connect with your fam- ily friends coworkers and neighbours at home work school and in your com- munity. It is important to invest time in developing these relationships. Build- ing these connections will support and enrich your life every day. Be Active. Go for a walk run dance or play a game. Exercising makes you feel good. Spend time outside and do activities that you enjoy such as gardening or cycling. Find an activity you enjoy and one that suits your fitness level. Take Notice Be curi- ous. Take in things that are beautiful and unusual. Notice the seasons as they change. Be in the moment on your way to work while eating lunch or talking with people you know. Be aware of the world around you. Be mindful of how you are feel- ing. Reflect on your experi- ences to help you appreciate what is important to you. Keep Learning Try something new or take up a previous interest. Sign up for that course you have been looking at. Take on a new responsibility at work. Fix up that old bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to make a new meal for dinner. Set a challenge you would like to achieve. Learning new things will make you more confident -and its fun too Give Do something nice for someone else it can be a friend or someone you dont know. Thank some- one. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a group. Look out as well as in. Seeing yourself and your happiness linked to the wider community can be very rewarding and cre- ates connections with oth- ers around you. Evidence suggests that making a small improve- ment in your wellbeing can help decrease mental health concerns. It can also help you grow. For more information go to www.albertahealthser- For the full report on The Five Ways to Well- being go to www.foresight. For information about mental health in the workplace visit www.not- For general mental health information visit the Canadian Mental Health Association website at GNWT wraps up community sessions on Bills 44 47 6 Tuesday May 5 2015 HEALTH WELLNESS LEGISLATION National Emergency Preparedness Week May 3 to 9 2015 Emergency preparedness is everyones responsibility. After a long cold winter residents want to head outside to enjoy the warmer weather. Its also a time to remind residents of the importance of being personally prepared. In springtime there is an increased risk to residents from unpredictable weather and melting ice and snow. Dont let spring enjoyment turn into tragedy. There are many things you can do to be prepared make a plan make a kit check the weather forecast and tell people where you are going and when you will be back. Be prepared and enjoy your springtime activities p o Be p yo Robert C. McLeod Minister Municipal and Community Affairs For more information and resources about emergency preparedness or to enter the Emergency Preparedness Week Contest visit By DALI CARMICHAEL After spending several weeks on the road the GNWTs Standing Committee on Social Programs wrapped up public hearings seek- ing input on two new bills last week. Chaired by Inuvik Boot Lake MLA Al- fred Moses the committee simultaneously took comments on Bill 44 An Act to Amend the Hospital Insurance and Health and So- cial Services Administration Act and Bill 47 An Act to Amend the Child and Family Services Act. I think this is the rst time that any com- mittee has taken two signicant bills on the road for public hearings Moses said. It was really neat in that sense that if somebody from the public came out to discuss Bill 47 they were educated about Bill 44 and they gave some input and vice versa. Along the way similar concerns for each bill cameupinthevariouscommunitiesMosessaid. Bill 47 An Act to Amend the Child and Family Services Act Bill 47 specically proposes improvements totheChildandFamilyServicesActwhichre- ceived a scathing review by the auditor general lastyear.Itprovidesanewdenitionforyouth allowing those in the system to access to ser- vices until the age of 23. It also proposes a new maximum time period for temporary custody andrequiresthateverychildyouthandparent be notied of his or her right to legal counsel. It also calls for expanded roles for child and familyservicescommitteesaswellastheduty tonotifyAboriginalgovernmentswheneverAb- original children are apprehended from their communities. Finally itrequires amandatory review of the act every ve years. Most of the people who came out to the meetings to address Bill 47 including family members youth and frontline social work- ers were in support of it though many were wary of its practical potential without fur- ther amendments to the child care system. Thenumberoneconcernwiththisbillwas asgoodasitlooksonpaperitwouldnotbeeffec- tiveifthecommunitiesdidntgettheresources thatareneededtoensurethatthebestchildcare servicesareprovidedaswellasthesupportsys- tems for the families Moses said. The focus was mostly on ensuring com- munities have enough outreach and social workers in their regions to effectively deliver programming. The scope of necessary human resources has not yet been determined Moses said the gures would likely be calculated in the next stage of the bill. Thetalksalsoopenedupabroaddiscussion onthehealthandsocialservicessystemMoses said. Attendees at the hearings addressed the need for a holistically functioning system ac- knowledgingthatimprovementsintheareasof justiceandhousingwouldservetoelevatemuch of the work done by Child and Family Services. Mosesexpectsthenextgovernmenttoaccom- modatethoseresourceneedsinthe2016budget. The way we see it is we think the bill is not putting the cart before the horse Moses said. Wethinkitssettingupthepathwayinthedirec- tionthatchildandfamilyservicesneedstogo. Bill 44An Act to Amend the Hospital Insurance and Health and Social Services Administration Act Bill 44 allows for the amalgamation of the territorys seven different regional boards into one centralized establishment. The amended act would require the minister to develop a territorial plan for health and social services and would authorize the minister to establish regional councils. Communitiesacrosstheterritoryexpressed concerns over having their views represented by the new territorial health board for which Moses said regional boards would be estab- lished to act as mediators between local and territorial authorities. Citizens also vocalized concerns over potential job losses through the amalgamation though Health and Social Ser- vicesMinisterGlenAbernethyhassaidthiswill not be that case according to Moses. Thecommunitythatwasperhapsthemost concernedwithBill44wasHayRiver.TheHay River Health and Social Services Authority HRHSS is somewhat of an anomaly in the territorys medical system because its staff are not considered GNWT employees. At the rst committee meeting in Yellowknife the Union of Northern Workers stated its concern that the bill was being rushed and threatened legal action unless their members benets were protected as their employer changed. The minister said he was still in negotia- tions with HRHSS Moses said. Once their collective agreement is expired they will work on making sure they are included in the public service and that no length of service no pen- sions and no benets would be lost. Abernethyhasstatedhewillallowanexten- sion for HRHSS to join the legislation to allow for the proper execution of negotiations. According to Moses the intent is to get the bills passed before the election to make sure they dont drop off the table and to allow for their implementation in April 2016. Though the tour is over concerned citi- zens have until May 15 to write to the com- mittee about any issues theyd like addressed regarding the two bills. An ofcial report with the ndings from the committees tour will be available within the next month. The Standing Committee on Social Programs hosts a public hearing on Bills 44 and 47 in Fort Simpson on Apr. 22. The committee is made up of Nahendeh MLA Kevin Menicoche Range Lake MLA Daryl Dolynny Inuvik Boot Lake MLA Alfred Moses and Frame Lake MLA Wendy Bisaro. PhotocourtesyoftheGNWT Tuesday May 5 2015 7 INDUSTRY OIL GAS The Department of Environment and Natural Resources ENR is seeking Expressions of Interest from individuals and organizations interested in serving as members of an advisory committee for waste reduction and recovery programs in the Northwest Territories NWT. Members will provide advice and assistance on waste reduction and recovery programs including but not limited to design implementation and operation. At this time representatives of the following sectors are encouraged to apply environmental organizations small communities community governments and associated organizations retailersmanufacturersdistributors of electronicelectrical products retailersdistributorsproducers of other goods and public at large. Candidates will be selected based on experience and potential contribution to the WRRAC. Consideration will be given to ensure balance among represented sectors on the committee. It is possible one of the above mentioned sectors may not be selected at this time. Interested individuals should submit a resume and a brief letter of interest stating candidates experience in waste reduction and recycling programs and how it will be of benefit to the WRRAC and sector represented retailers distributorsmanufacturers environmental organizations community government or public at large. Letters of interest and general inquiries should be sent to Ms. Michelle Hannah Waste Reduction Specialist Environment Division Environment and Natural Resources Government of the Northwest Territories P.O. Box 1320 Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9 Tel 867-873-7379 Fax 867-873-0221 Email WASTE REDUCTION AND RECOVERY ADVISORY COMMITTEE Deadline for applications is 500 p.m. May 22 2015. By MEAGAN WOHLBERG Its been one year since the NWT estab- lished its own oil and gas regulator in the wake of devolution which paved the way for more Northern control over lands water and resources last April. Since then the ofce has had to be in semi- frequent contact with southern regulators to build up expertise and even carry out cer- tain activities last year spending close to 20 per cent of its 2.2-million budget on outside consultants. Executive director James Fulford who worked previously as a negotiator for de- volution said the Ofce of the Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations OROGO is some- what constrained in what it can do because of its small number of staff but said service agreements with the National Energy Board NEB and Alberta Energy Regulator AER along with other southern regulators help ll the gaps. In our office theres six people weve been staffing up since last year and one of our goals is to build a centre of oil and gas expertise in the NWT as one would expect. But given the current level of ac- tivity its not reasonably foreseeable that wed be able to have all that specialized expertise in-house Fulford said. So its always been assumed that wed need to rely on some outside expertise and weve been doing so. Services at NWTs discretion Fulford Since last April the regulator spent roughly 160000 on help from the AER and around 234000 from the NEB. While OROGO has established service agreements with the NEB and AER for reg- ular assistance Fulford said he and his staff are also in contact with other jurisdictions for assistance including the government of Saskatchewan. OROGO also recently entered into an agree- ment with the BC Oil Gas Commission for use of an online disclosure tool for companies that agree to make informa- tion on their fracking uids and chemical additives available to the public. When I say were accessing the expertise of a regulator were not accessing them as a decision maker Fulford said. Were ac- cessing their staff expertise so its a drilling engineer or a petroleum basin engineer that kind of thing. The service agreements entitle the NWT regulator to receive support in a host of areas from pipeline regulation to well ap- provals exploration and production autho- rizations and compliance verication and enforcement. We arent restricted in who I can access for expertise. It depends on what kind of ques- tion we need answered Fulford said. So on something like spill response it makes a lot of sense to access the AER because they have a eld ofce right in High Level quite close to the border whereas the NEB is op- erating out of Calgary. Outside regulators have been consulted on a wide scope of questions thus far according to Fulford including application processing preparing emergency response and carrying out inspections. Theres very specialized expertise that we dont anticipate given current levels of activity having a person in the ofce who does that because there just isnt enough to keep them occupied Fulford said. For example OROGO recently worked jointly with the community of Jean Marie River on a safety inspection of some aban- doned gas wells causing concerns around the community. For that job they employed three AER staff to assist. NWT regulator gets outside help to ease growing pains A year in NWTs new regulator aims to boost transparency local relevance As well Suncor applied in January to re- suspend a well near Colville Lake during which AER expertise was accessed to assess the application. The NWT ofce is also in frequent contact with the NEB to learn more about how they did things when they were regulator in the territory prior to devolution. Though the service agreements permit both the AER and NEB to contract third-party as- sistance when it is felt that they dont have the internal subject matter and technical exper- tise required to fulll a request for support Fulford said the use of external consultants is at the discretion of the NWT regulator. Theres things that are so specialized that even they dont have full-time staff doing it. So if they decide they dont have the exper- tise they can hire it outside but they have to run that by us he said. We can decide whether we want to go that way. Getting past the growing pains As a new institution OROGO has had to overcome a number of challenges in getting comfortable with taking on the complex role of oil and gas regulation in the NWT. Unlike other areas that were devolved we didnt inherit any staff. The people that used to do this are still living and working in Cal- gary with the National Energy Board Ful- ford said. In other areas the GNWT inher- ited the staff of AANDC - at least the ones in Yellowknife. We had to build the ofce from zero persons. So that really is a growing pain just growing. Since then staff have been working to fa- miliarize themselves with how things were done in the past and come up with ways to make improvements like attempting to push the boundaries of what is open and transpar- ent to the best of their abilities within the limits of legislation. There has to be a benefit to having de- cisions made in the North and by North- erners Fulford said harkening back to the promise of devolution. So were very motivated to demonstrate that thats the case that its not just the same thing with different faces. PhotoWikipediaCommons There has to be a benet to having decisions made in the North and by Northern- ers...Its not just the same thing with different faces. 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Life of Pi trapper on display at Fort Smith museum Trapper Pi Kennedys humour love of dogs captured in new exhibit By DALI CARMICHAEL As Pi Kenney examined the exhibit dedi- cated to his life as a trapper on the land he was immediately drawn to one image hang- ing at the back of the display room. This ones my favourite Kennedy said pointing to a wintertime photograph of him- self driving his team of four large huskies wearing typical seasonal gear and a red plaid hat. I like it because of my beard. Its white And I like that hat. TheexhibitionshownattheNorthernLifeMu- seum and Cultural Centre held its grand open- ingonApr.30withitsgueststarinattendance along with an array of community members. BornAlexanderPhillipKennedyPiisoneof Fort Smiths oldest living Mtis trappers. Now 88 he first started going on the land with his fatherinthe1930sasaneightyear-oldboy.His many stories have been turned into childrens books printed both in English and a host of regional indigenous languages. Seeinghislifecommemoratedcompletewith photosandtalesfromthelandandartifactsfrom his excursions and knowing that might help otherscarryonhistraditionsmakeshimhappy. ThisisgreatKennedysaidreadytocheck out the other pictures. He used his cane to scuffle over to a shot of him playing with one of his dogs - strong boxy animals that helped him win countless freight races. Pissenseofhumourisevidentinthenames he gives his dogs the plaque reads. He has one called George Bush and another called Tony Blair - Im trying to make a leader out of him says Pi. He once had two mean dogs he called Gaddafi and Khomeini. This is not the first time Pis exhibit has been featured at the museum. It was originally put on display in 2007 after it was pieced together by Libby Gunn and photographer Stuart Barr. When an artist decided to push back their own exhibitbyseveralmonthsthisyearcuratorRa- chelDelldecideditwouldbetheperfectoppor- tunity for locals to revisit the life of Pi. The exhibit was here so long ago some people might not know about him Dell said. The2007projectwasonlyoneofseveralini- tiatives dedicated to documenting Kennedys life.Inthe1980stheDeneNationfeaturedhim in a film about traditional trapping and hunt- ing as a push against Greenpeaces movement to halt such activities. A few years later a Na- tional Geographic photographer spent several days on the land with Kennedy snapping 26 cannisters worth of film as the trapper set his lines went ice fishing and rode across the land with his dogs. Leading a traditional life Kennedy got his nickname Pi from his father who died in a tragic accident when Kennedy was a teenager. He gave me a couple of nickels to get us some vanilla ice cream. It was his favourite Kennedy said. I came back and he was gone. After the death of his father Kennedy spent most of his time trapping with his uncle Ren Mercredi.Togethertheywouldtaketothelandfor weeksatatimesettingtrapsandgettingintoshe- nanigansonthelandtherewereacoupleoftimes whenKennedyalmostdidntmakeitbackalive. UncleRenwasmyfavouritepersonKen- nedy said. He was a good natured man. Kennedystraplineextends150000hectares north of Fort Smith stretching past Augus- tine Lake. He has two cabins on the line one at Jackfish Lake - where the community has its annual fishing derby - and one at Oulton Lake about a two-week dogsled ride out of townevenwithhisonce-impressiveteamof12 canines. Now too old to trap the line has been taken over by his cousin Richard Mercredi. I dont really miss the trapping he said. I do miss fishing. I love eating trout. Staying young at heart He might not take long excursions into the bush anymore but Kennedy does still take care of himself. After suffering a stroke sev- eral years ago he had to spend time in Stan- ton Hospital and the Northern Lights special care home relearning to walk. He hated being there said George Kursze- wski Kennedys cousin. Hed been indepen- dent all his life and then he was stuck in there. He was determined to get out so he built his strength until he did. Now Kennedy lives at home with his four large huskies Jasper Jack Roy and Joker. Every night he feeds them hamburger pieces admittedly spoiling them. Between spending time with his beloved pooches and living for baseball season his favourite team is the Boston Red Sox Ken- nedy strives to stay young at heart. Id like to relearn to dance the Red River Jig he said. Ill keep working my legs. Maybe Ill be able to do it by the end of the summer. The Pi Kennedy exhibit will be showing until May 22.PhotoStuartBarr The Northern Life Museum and Cultural centre is now hosting an exhibit dedicated to local life- long trapper Pi Kennedy. This image of Kennedy with his dogs is his favourite of the collection. Tuesday May 5 2015 9 ARTS CULTURE INDIGENOUS YOUTH MENTORSHIP FOR TOURISM PROGRAM For more information visit Are you interested in learning more about the tourism industry from a skilled mentor Apply for the Department of Industry Tourism and Investments Youth Mentorship for Tourism Program today. Learn more by contacting the Regional ITI Office nearest you or online at MENTEE REQUIREMENTS NWT Resident Student between the ages 14-18 Young professional over the age of 18 REGIONAL ITI OFFICES Dehcho Region...............867 695-7500 Inuvik Region..................867 777- 7196 Sahtu Region..................867 587-7171 North Slave Region .......867 920-8967 South Slave Region.......867 872-6430 0004-A162_GNWT-ITI_NEWSNORTH_CMYK_5.0625X7.5625_FINAL Gain networking opportunities Gain valuable skills to be employed in the industry Gain advanced knowledge of the tourism structure Gain professional development experience Access long-term guidance By MEAGAN WOHLBERG Indigenous women in Canada are taking back their visual identities through an online photo campaign that seeks to protest cultural appropriation of indigenous art and reassert control over the way they are represented in popular culture. The campaign is called ReMatriate a term that celebrates the traditional and contem- porary roles of indigenous women and their efforts at revitalizing the cultures and lan- guages that were once outlawed while tack- ling the growing controversy over cultural theft in the fashion world. People trivializing our artforms as festival wearorwhateveritmightbeisabsolutelyinsult- ingtotheprocessthatgoesalongwithlearning thosetraditionalcraftsandculturalidentities said ReMatriates NWT representative Peyton Straker a Saulteaux artist and designer who lives in Yellowknife. Whether it be quill work or tanning a lot of it comes from super ancient land-based practices and none of thats really acknowledged in the pop culture context. ReMatriate was started earlier this year by women from the Yukon and northern B.C. in response to offensive runway fashion shows and festival wear appropriated from indig- enous traditional arts and sacred objects and sold as commodities without permission. The major catalyst for the group was Dsquared2s fashion line Dsquaw which designers said was inspired by the enchant- ment of Canadian Indian tribes and the noble spirit of Old Europe. Not only are those knockoffs a disrespect to the cultures they are stolen from says the ReMatriate collective they also make it more difficult for indigenous artists to craft and sell their work to the general public by cheapen- ing ancient art forms thereby impacting re- vitalizationeffortsinAboriginalcommunities. From an artistic sense as clever and so- phisticated as these big name designers think theyre being to the trained eye of indigenous people theyre extremely remedial and often childlike efforts at creating centuries-old tra- ditional art forms said Kelly Edzerza-Bapty an intern architect from the Tahltan Nation in northern B.C. and one of the founders of ReMatriate. It devalues the actual art pieces when you have creations that are kind of gesture-like approaches to the artform. They really take away the value out of authenticity. Straker said its not uncommon for her as an artist to see non-indigenous people prof- iting off of traditional arts and said it can be problematic when those efforts are marketed as being indigenous and end up overshadow- ing artists such as herself who makes jewelry from wildlife harvested in the NWT. All of the things I use in my art Ive har- vested myself or with my partner so the whole process is really important to me and I think maintaining the integrity of that process is kind of why I decided to get involved in Re- Matriate she said. Im an artist and I also tan hides and work withpeltsandIfeelthephysicaldecolonization that comes with being able to do those things and learning those things. Its become really important for my health and for my growth she said. The way that pop culture trivializes that experience is really bothersome to me. Recently the designer behind a New York Fashion Week show said his fallwinter 2015 KTZline-whosepieceswerecalledoutasblatant rip-offsofcontemporaryindigenousdesigners in the U.S. - said the show was a tribute to the primal woman indigenous to this land who evolves into a sexualized empowered being. As indigenous women we are constantly being sexualized without consent Straker said. Mainstream society has stolen so much from us and now that we see these indigenous-inspired images popping up ev- erywhere its just another thing theyre able to take from us without our consent. Its those kinds of descriptions and repre- sentations that arent just damaging to in- digenous artists but indigenous peoples in general especially for women and children who are more vulnerable to violence accord- ing to lawyer Claire Anderson. Anderson a Taku River Tlingit member of ReMatriate living in Whitehorse said erotic and objectifying portrayals of indigenous women trickle into other layers of society causing real damage. Really what were trying to capture with this is just the breadth of the number of dis- tinct First Nations cultures that actually exist in this landscape from the urban in- digenous to extremely rural communities said Edzerza-Bapty. Theres a very broad lens through which indigenous people sit. Were not this kind of homogenized or to- kenist image were from very vast cultures over a massive land base. Its hard to just ignore what harm there is in presenting the identity of indigenous women as hypersexual passive beings she said noting the more than 1200 missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. Were complex educated smart driven women. Were more than just the image thats being portrayed and that image is actually having harmful effects that are seen in court- rooms and seen in police investigations she said.Itsgottentothepointwherewhilewere able to we have to voice that we dont consent to this representation for all the women who werent able to say that they didnt consent to the way that they were treated. We feel its an obligation. The ReMatriate exhibition can be found on- line on Facebook Twitter and Instagram. As the network expands the collective is hoping to curate a physical photographic exhibit to be shown in galleries and other cultural institu- tionsaswellascreateanonlinedatabaseshow- casingindigenousartistsacademicsandother resourcesforthepublictolearnmoreaboutthe diverse indigenous cultures of North America. Northern-sparked ReMatriate campaign takes on cultural appropriation Were more than just the imagethatsbeingportrayed and that image is actually having harmful effects that areseenincourtroomsand seeninpoliceinvestigations. Claire Anderson ReMatriate Dehcho Dene artist Melaw Nakehko from the Liidlii Kue First Nation in the NWT photographed by Kaska Dena artist Kali Spitzer. ReMatriate founder Kelly Edzerza-Bapty from the Tahltan Nation in northern B.C. receives her Master of Architecture. PhotsReMatriateFacebook 10 Tuesday May 5 2015 ENVIRONMENT WILDLIFE Mercury contaminating caribou lichen on Arctic coast Warming climate could increase presence of potent toxin By MEAGAN WOHLBERG A new study from the University of Alberta shows that the lichen eaten by caribou herds along the Arctic coast is being contaminated with mercury from the marine ecosystem. The study looked at two islands in the Arc- tic Archipelago - Bathurst and Devon Islands - and found that where there was open water during most of the year methylmercury con- centrations in lichen were higher with those levels being highest close to the coast and de- creasing as researchers moved inland. On Bathurst Island which was near those openwaterareaswesawreallyelevatedconcen- trationsandenrichmentofthatmethylmercury over soils in just those coastal sites said Kyra St. Pierre a PhD candidate in the department of Biology who was lead author on the study. The pattern showed enrichment of close to 100 times moving inland toward the coast - strong evidence for a marine inuence on those concentrations. On Devon Island we saw none of that same patternSt.Pierrenoted.Itwaskindofaatline all across all of the sites which told us that the ocean didnt make a difference there probably because its locked in ice for most of the year. Methylmercury is a potent neurotoxin that bioaccumulates and thus magnies as it as- cends through the food chain. This study is the rst to make a clear link between mercury in the ocean and the toxin present in lichen consumed by caribou along the coast. St.Pierresaidbacteriaintheoceanproduce diamethylmercury a gaseous substance in surface waters. That gas then enters the atmo- spherewhereitistransformedbysunlightinto methylmercuryandisdepositedontothelichen. Aswellinorganicdepositsofmercurycom- ingfromcoal-redplantsasfarawayasChina due to the structure of global air currents are also deposited in the Canadian Arctic con- tributing to mercury concentrations in lichen. Lichen dont have any root system. Theyre a plant-like organism but actually a kind of fungus. So what happens is that lichen are dependent on the atmosphere for pretty well all of their nutrients. In that case it also makes it susceptible to airborne pollutants like mercury St. Pierre said. Though the study wasnt focused on cli- mate change specically St. Pierre said the results imply that more open water on the Arctic Ocean would likely lead to more mercury deposition on lichen. We may see that spatial pattern that we observed between the two islands gone altogether where theres no sea ice for longer periods for part of the year she said. And while caribou herds that eat lichen off the coast remain safe for human consump- tion more monitoring needs to be done to ensure their health - and the health of those who eat them as country food - is protected decades down the line. Intermsofthehealthofthecariboumercury isnt at a level thats going to impact them right now but in terms of a climate change perspec- tivewereallydontknowwhatthefutureofthe foodsupplyisgoingtobeforthemupthereSt. Pierre said. So if they become more or less de- pendent on lichen that would have an impact as well the open water is going to determine howmuchmercuryisactuallyinthoselichens. She said more research needs to be done to determine the source of mercury in lichen further inland which is at concentrations higher in lichen than other plant life. Lichen are dependent on the atmosphere for pretty well all of their nutrients. In that case it also makes it susceptible to airborne pollutants like mercury. Kyra St. Pierre University of Alberta A caribou feeds on lichen on the Arctic Coast. Open water is contributing to the deposition of methylmercury a potent neurotoxin on lichen along coastal areas in the North. PhotoMartinFortierArcticNet Tuesday May 5 2015 11 Protectingthe environment creatingprosperity. Oneyear agotheGNWTassumed responsibilitiesfor a well-developed environmental protectionand regulatorysystem. A healthywell-managedenvironmentwillsustainallNWT residentsand isthe foundation for ahealthy life. Our integrated co-managementsystemprotectsthe economicsocial and culturalwell-beingof allresidents. Investmentsinmanaging our natural resources together payoff inthehealth of our peopleand thestrength ofour economy. Theregulatory system we nowmanagebalancesour commitmenttorealizeour economic potential in all regionswhileprotectingtheland and environmentthat has sustained our people for generations. Theresourcesector is the singlelargestcontributor totheNWT economy. Mining has created morethan 28000 jobsand produced 46 billioninmineralssince theearly 1930s.Our territoryhasworld-classoiland naturalgasreservesand has had an activepetroleum industryfor almosta century. TheGNWT is committed toworkingwith Aboriginalgovernments NWT residentsand industrytorefinetheregulatorysystemtoreflectnorthern priorities and providegreater certainty. April 1 marked the one-year anniversary of Devolution in the NWT. In the first year there were 7 water licences signed by a GNWT minister all in less than 45 days 2196 active mineral claims 8 projects funded under the Mining Incentive Program 5 new environmental management programs being delivered by the GNWT Guardians of the northern pelicans celebrate 40 years Population has increased by 20 times thanks to protection measures By MEAGAN WOHLBERG Thefirstspringpelicantoswoopitswidesweep- ing wings over Fort Smith on Apr. 25 2015 did sowithoutmuchthoughtafteroveracenturyof nesting on the rocky islands of the Slave River the graceful white bird was likely preoccupied with leading its colony to its northern home. But for the band of loyal guardians below the pelican signified a critical milestone as the first to arrive after 40 years of successful protection measures that have seen the north- ernmost colony of American white pelicans in the world expand twenty-fold. Our realization is that nothing can be done withoutinterdependenceco-operationandliv- ing as a family - that is the message from our white pelican rookery said Jacques Van Pelt who at 82 is the oldest member of Fort Smiths PelicanAdvisoryCirclewhichhasbeenwatch- ing over the great birds since 1974. The Slave River pelicans are unique among their relatives. Apart from being the most ad- venturousintheirtravelsnorthwardthecolony is the first and only to make its nests safe away from four-footed predators amid moving tur- bulent water rather than lakes allowing them to set up camp four weeks earlier than those down south where the still waters stay frozen. They then spend their time feeding in rapids during the summer when curious residents can walk down to the rocks at the Rapids of the Drowned to take in the sight of the massive birdssittingeffortlesslyonmovingwatergulp- ingdownlampreyasrapidsrusharoundthem. The most nutritious food supply is the silt- ladenSlaveRiveraccordingtoVanPelt.Last year our pelicans including the juveniles consumed 170000 pounds of fish. Thats six pounds per day per pelican...Here they sit in the chutes and feed on Arctic lamprey suck- ers coney goldeye - 17 species of fish. The pelicans arent the only world-re- nowned group to take flight around Fort Smith during the summer months. After four decades Van Pelt - known aptly around his home community as Mr. Van Pelican - and his partners in the circle have success- fully kept the longest-running cumulative record of colonial nesters in the world. Each year the group - which includes John McKinnonofParksCanadaandKarlCoxofEn- vironment and Natural Resources - does sev- eral flyovers of the archipelago nearMountain Portage Rapids on the Slave River where the colonychoosestomakeitsnestsyearafteryear. Keeping a safe distance above the sensitive societythathasbeenproventodesertitschicks if approached too closely by humans wildlife photographer and ecosystem tech McKinnon snaps photos of the nests and later the chicks ontheislandswhowillbemeticulouslycounted and placed into the 40 year-old record book that documents the variation in numbers and survivorship each year. The records show some tragic years for the chicks often caused by uncontrollable weather events that flooded or otherwise disturbed the nesters but the overarching trend is one of tremendous growth. In 1974 we counted 27 nests that produced 21 chicks Van Pelt said. In 2014 thanks to the protective measures by all levels of gov- ernment and local people there were 583 nests and 359 chicks. Over the years they have gone up up up up he said gleefully. Van Pelt was first contracted to do an around-the-clock study of the birds in 1974 to find out at what distance humans needed to avoid the rookery to prevent desertion. An unfortunate instance in the early 1900s saw the birds leave their original islands after Er- nest Thompson Seton - the first to record the pelicans presence - unintentionally disturbed the population during his exploration. All 77 recorded nests were abandoned. From that study came protective measures - provincial and federal - and a notice to all pilots to avoid the site by 3000 feet from the air and 1500 feet distance by land or water said Van Pelt. Now the pelicans are protected from the air by federal laws and by Alberta Wildlife Sanctuary Status. But the work hasnt stopped there. After 40 years the circle is still wondering what exactly iscausingfatalitiesamongthechicksandfledg- lings who experience an average survival rate of 61 per cent. Though predators are one of the obviouscauses-eagleshavebeenphotographed perching on the nesting islands - Van Pelt sus- pects there might be something in the water. We are hoping to make tests this fall with permission from Alberta to do a food analysis - after the pelicans are gone of course - to do an inventory both chemical and biological and see what theyre ingesting and what is in the nature of the carcasses he said. Theyre on top of the food chain so its ideal to have this colony become an indicator of cumula- tive biocides. Van Pelts group is not the only to fawn over the unique pelicans each summer. In the 40 years that the circle has kept a close eye on the colony at least 40 film crews from around the world have come to document the squadron and this year will prove to be no exception. Along with the late arriving non-breeding juveniles a crew from The Nature of Things with David Suzuki will be arriving in June to shoot for the TV program. Theyll be joined by a separate crew led by NSK Japan who has been to the Wood Buffalo area before to capture the areas wildlife. Though the pelicans have spent the last four years under the caring watch of the ad- visory circle Van Pelt feels it is the humans who have benefitted the most from what the colony has to teach. The meaning of it all Ive discovered is that the measure of the quality of the health of a nation is an indication of how healthy its family is he said. Thirty-two million years priortoourarrivalthepelicansancestorshad that discovered. After hours of observation of this colony my greatest inspiration comes from them. We must operate as a family. PhotoJohnMcKinnon ENVIRONMENT WILDLIFE Pelicans feed on lamprey in the chutes of the Rapids of the Drowned on the Slave River. 12 Tuesday May 5 2015 Fort Smith trade show draws crowds for 10th anniversary By DALI CARMICHAEL The Fort Smith trade show gets bigger and better every year according to its most devoted attendees. This was the perennial events 10th an- niversary and the show did not disappoint. Forty-four unique exhibitors including vendors service providers and community service providers set up 56 booths in and outside the Fort Smith Recreation Centre. Approximately 600 visitors spent the day perusing everything from suds and skin care to patio furniture and kayaking gear. The trade show is an economic boon to the small community said Thebacha Business Development Services general manager Linda Martin who organizes the event every year. The trade show adds approximately 80000 directly to the South Slave econ- omy she said noting the gure does not include sales individual exhibitors make. The show costs about 40000 to put to- getherMartinsaidallofwhichisspentwithin the region. The costs include everything from booth equipment rentals to advertising pro- motional products and the venue rental fee. Thisweekendsbigdoorprizewinnerswere Richard Zaidan and Rene Mercredi who won airplaneticketsfromNorthwesternAirLease. We look forward to doing it all again next year Martin said. Cst. Scott Sanders plays a drug intervention and safety trivia game with Shawna Samok left and Cyrus Dillon. The game was part of a booth run by Victims Services the RCMP and the justice department. PhotosDaliCarmichael Rosa Husky 76 left and her husband Philip 91 visit from Behchoko with their son Peter a student at Aurora College. Rosa and Philip specialize in traditional arts and drum making. Young entrepreneur Kiana Hessdorfer 16 sells her art and bath bombs in the same booth as established artist and graphic designer Chris DeWolf. Tom Grosse from Arctic Energy Alliance in neighboring Hay River shows off a Biolite Camp Stove. The earth-friendly model uses the hot energy from cooking food to recharge batteries. Paddlers Matthew Bird left and John Blyth show just how much fun there is to be had with the Fort Smith Paddle Club as they take a raft for a dry run. Madison Murchie 6 left and her little brother Hudson 3 take turns riding a bison at the Wood Buffalo National Parks booth. INDUSTRY TRADE SHOW Tuesday May 5 2015 13 Aurora College North Slave campus grads rejoice Education is a privilege. We all have a re- sponsibility to utilize the voice we have each developedandtheskillswehaveeachacquired. OurtimeatAuroraCollegehaspreparedusto condently meet the future she said. Many of us are entering front line positions where it isgoingtobeeasytobecomediscouraged.Lets remember how we got to this point today by thedevelopmentofselfbythesupportofoth- ers and being inspired by mentors. To tackle thepositionsinourfuturepositionsandinour community we must work together. In honour of the nursing programs 20th anniversary this year the ceremonys key- note speaker was Anna Tumchewics who received an Honourary Nurse Practitioner Certicate from the school in 2004. Tum- chewics is also a registered nurse with four decades of experience in the eld. By DALI CARMICHAEL Students from Aurora Colleges North Slave campus in Yellowknife celebrated last weekend as they accepted their vari- ous degrees and diplomas from the men- tors who guided them through their post- secondary years. Fifty-seven graduates crossed the stage at the schools convocation ceremony held in the Katimavik Room at the Explorer Hotel on May 2. This years crop of students earned their post-secondarycerticationsfromtheschools of Business Leadership Education and Health and Human Services. Valedictorian Sari Valenski a graduate from the Bachelors of Science in Nursing BSN program had some wise words to share with the graduating class of 2015. This years Board of Governors award winners were spread out over a wide vari- ety of programs. The Student Leadership Award was given to Caroline Chnier the new recipient of a BSN who helped to resurrect the campus student association. The Innovation and College Improvement Award given to teachers was awarded to Betty Ann Marriott an instructor of health programs in the School of Health and Human Services who also graduated from the schools nursing program several years ago. Her contributions to the col- leges nursing simulation lab earned her the award. The service quality award went to Kath- leen Mullin a recently retired campus wellness coordinator who has worked with educational institutions across the North. The instructional excellence award was accepted by Patricia Nymark an instruc- tor for advanced practice in the School of Health and Human Services. Students say Nymark breaks down complex medical in- formation into bits that are easy to digest ensuring the success of her students. Yellowknife-specicawardswerebestowed during the ceremony as well. Sabine Kruse another BSN grad took home the academic and clinical excellence award while Lorna Rocher who received her personal support worker certicate was gifted the Avens Sheila Broders Award. ThisFridayMay8Aurorawillholditsnal graduation ceremony of the year for students attending the Inuvik-based Aurora Campus. PhotoscourtesyofAuroraCollege Kassandra Spoelder celebrates attaining her Social Work Diploma with Aurora College president Jane Arychuk. Lee Ann Rabesca left Cecilia Judas and Doris Tom back receive their Early Childhood Development certicates. The three grads completed their schooling long-distance from Wekweeti among their other responsibilities working and raising their kids. They are believed to betherstWekweetiresidentstograduatefromAuroraCollegeinatleastadecade. Bachelor of Science in Nursing grads toss their mortarboards in celebration.Valedictorian Sari Valenski receives a marshmallow chain from keynote speaker Anna Tumchewics to present to the Business Administration class. 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Providing tire service on over 150 mine sites in 19 countries on 5 continents Kal Tire helps customers maximize the value of their tire investment and optimize mining productivity. TALK TO THE EXPERTS WE KEEP YOU ROLLING TIRE NORTH LTD. 917 MacKenzie Hwy SS 22 Hay River NT X0E 0R8 Call us at 867 874-2686 By DALI CARMICHAEL Recent exploration at the Prairie Creek mine located within the Nahanni National Park Reserve shows the potential for mining operations to last much longer than originally identied in an early pre-feasibility report. Drilling samples taken from a quartz vein by the Canadian Zinc Corp. CZN over sev- eral years have revealed the project could last for at least two decades doubling the expected mine life. We had a mineral resource estimate done in 2012 and its been three years since we did an update said Alan B. Taylor vice-presi- dent of exploration and the director and chief operating ofcer of CZN. We included that exploration work between 2012 and 2015 to do an update on our resources and it shows that the resource has expanded signicantly and can support a longer mine life. The pre- feasibility in 2012 gave the mine an 11-year life. Thats just based on specic ore-grade categories. We now have indications through wide-spaced drilling that we can probably easily double that. In the most recent exploratory drilling initiated in March the company ran under- ground drill stations on a 1.5-km extension of a mineralized quartz vein completing a total of around 6000 metres of diamond drill coring over 21 holes. At the same time CZN updated the Prairie Creek mineral resource estimate based on drilling conducted between 2012 and 2014 using new engineering tactics. Measured and indicated resources at the site previously totalled around 6.59 million tonnes up from 5.43 million averaging about 10.2 per cent zinc 9.5 per cent lead and 147 gt silver. In- ferred resourcesnow sitat around 7.09million tonnes averaging 11.7 per cent zinc 9.6 per cent lead and and 177 gt silver while proven and probable reserves remain unchanged. With these numbers shifting CZN is also readjusting its nancial needs. Were upgrading that pre-feasibility study to more detailed engineering and trying to determine hard numbers from actual ten- der bids on equipment packages and con- struction activities so that we know exactly how much money we need to raise Taylor said. Then we can go to the nancial insti- tutions and show them why we need that certain amount of money. That takes a bit of time. This is why were doing underground exploration trying to establish the actual mining costs that are going to happen and at the same time on surface determine ex- actly what needs upgrading. Taylor expects a report on this information to be released sometime this year. With the underground work were doing right now well be doing another update in a month or two Taylor said. It looks like there will be more resources dened and that will help our economics because the longer the life of the mine the better the economics. Preparing for the long-haul So far CZN has signed impact benefit agreements with the Nahanni Butte Dene and Liidlii Kue First Nation in Fort Simpson for the Prairie Creek project. It has also se- cured a socio-economic agreement with the GNWT a memorandum of understanding with Parks Canada and numerous environ- mental assessments necessary for the com- pletion of the ve-year regulatory process to secure operating permits. Now CZN is requesting permits for the in- stallation of a year-round road into the mine running in from the Liard highway 82 km into the park. We just put our development assessors report in Taylor said. We have a permit for the winter road but we need to upgrade to an all-season so thats included in the environ- mental assessment stage. We hope to move that along because its a very important link to provide to the mine. Thats with the Mack- enzie Valley review board right now. The company is also in the process of clearing up a 6-million debt to the GNWT regarding land and water use permits listed at 3 million each. Theres a misunderstanding about the li- abilities associated with cleanup of the pres- ent site Taylor said. There was a handover of site cleanup costs associated to Indian and Northern Affairs back in 1982 he said when the mine was run by Cadillac Explorations Ltd. Basically it boils down to were responsible for the cleanup associated with our present surface lease which we own and operate on which is much less than 6 million. The decision over the historical liabilities of the project is ongoing. CZN recently sub- mitted a letter to the water board which is being considered at this time. Expected Prairie Creek mine life double initial estimates PhotocourtesyofCanadianZinc A 2012 pre-feasibility study conducted on Prairie Creek mine determined operations could continue for about 11 years. More recent resource estimates are double that at around 20 years. 16 Tuesday May 5 2015 9 Aspen Drive Hay River NT X0E 0R6 We specialize in custom tank fabrication including everything from shop fabricated ULC Double Wall Enviro-Tanks and truck tankage to field erected API 650 tank farm construction. For information on how we can help you with your tankage requirements contact us Toll Free 1-800-719-3888 Phone 867-874-2373 Fax 867-874-4819 Email Or visit us at our website Avalon Rare Earth Mines operations slow but steady Tuesday May 5 2015 17 INDUSTRY MINING Tough Productive and More Powerful Challenging jobsites dont intimidate a Doosan crawler excavator. 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Following a downturn in the market Ava- lon Rare Earth Metals CEO Don Bubar said there is no rush to approve permits and begin operations at the Nechalacho project located about 100 km southeast of Yellowknife at Thor Lake. Instead the company is taking its time waiting until the economy is once again operating in its favour. The rare earth market over the last couple yearshassoftenedalittlebitBubarsaid.You hadcircumstancesinChinathedominantpro- ducer of rare earths where there was a reduc- tioninexportsofrareearth.Thatcreatedsome real concerns amongst users to rely on that supplyfromChinanotablyinJapantogointo the market and buy up supplies to stockpile. This led to an upward pressure on the com- modity prices it was only a matter of time until the rare earth metals speculative bubble burst in 2011-2012. We were actually quite fortunate Bubar said. We were already doing our pre-feasi- bility study when the interest started to sur- face in rare earths and took advantage of all that to raise all the capital we needed which was about 100 million to take that project through feasibility. Thats positioned us well to catch the next uptrend. Financing for the project will be estab- lished once this uptrend occurs Bubar said. Using time to save money Lastyearwekindofwrappedupsomeofthe site work that we needed to do to prepare for further process test work on how were going to extract the rare earths Bubar said. Thats basically all we can do until were in a position to move forward with construction work at the site.Forthatobviouslyweneedprojectfinanc- inginplaceandforthatweneedcommitments from users of the products that any banker or financialist would want to rely on to provide project financing. In the meantime Avalon is looking for effi- ciencies in the operations economics. Namely the company is taking the opportunity to shop around potential locations for its hydrometal- lurgical plant where metals will be extricated fromroughconcentratesusingliquidchemicals. Originally Avalon was looking to host this facility at the old Pine Point mine site near Hay River but high costs and a lack of infrastruc- ture led the company to look south. Now the company is looking to house the operation in Canada before shipping to a final refinery in Franceownedbyinternationalchemicalcom- pany Solvay. Wehaventzeroedinononeyetbutitlooks mostlogicalthatweidentifyasiteelsewherein Western Canada - Saskatchewan or Alberta - thats not that far to transport the sort of semi- processed material we would produce at the site Bubar said. The Nechalacho project already has a Class A land use permit and a Class B water licence from the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board and is now continuing with formal ap- plications for further permits. According to Bubar Avalon can wrap up its finalconstructionandoperationspermitswhen- ever it is ready. We are through the key hurdles in terms of approvaloftheenvironmentalassessmentbut because were not likely to start construction any time soon were just not inclined to rush the process right now Bubar said. Some of those key hurdles include establish- ingaccommodationagreementswithindigenous groups around Great Slave Lake. We signed an accommodation agreement withtheDeninuKueandwehavevariousother levels of agreements with the other Akaitcho partners the NWT Mtis Nation the Tlicho andtheNorthSlaveMtisAllianceBubarsaid. Wesortofagreedtoagreebutjusthaventcon- cluded those conversations. While in this somewhat stagnant period Bubar said Avalon is still working to protect its stakeholders. On Apr. 29 the company an- nouncednewequityfinancingapublicoffering of up to 5 million. Itsjusttotopupourtreasurysothatweare adequately funded for the work programs we haveaheadofusforthenext12monthsBubar said.Whileourvaluationwaskindoflanguished compared to what it was a few years ago were kind of mindful of not overly diluting at these share prices. It shows our shareholders many intheNWTtoothatwedohavegoodaccessto capital we top up when we need to. Operations at Nechalacho are expected to start in 2018. PhotocourtesyofAvalonRareEarthMetals Camp at Avalons Nechalacho project located near Thor Lake. 18 Tuesday May 5 2015 ARTS CULTURE MUSIC Stay Active and have fun this June by Celebrating the return of summer programming Getting children involved in fun outdoor physical activities Recognizing employees and volunteers who contribute to the recreation and parks opportunities we all use Promoting Recreation and Parks in your community and Hosting or participating in a Recreation and Parks program event service or facility in your community. Get Active Grants are available for June events only. Deadline to apply is May 29th 2015. Visit or call 867-669-8375 for more information JUNE IS THE MONTH TO CELEBRATE EVERYTHING RECREATION AND PARKS WESCLEAN NORTHERN SALES LTD. Please leave a message at 872-5543 for details. Kitkat is soft and friendly and he needs a new home. So give him a break for goodness sake. Please stop by and make Kitkat your new pet. SpayedNeutered le By MEAGAN WOHLBERG Iconic Canadian rocker Neil Young announced last week he will be playing an- other Honour the Treaties concert to benet the Atha- bascaChipewyanFirstNation ACFN in northern Alberta. The show set for July 3 at Rexall Place in Edmonton will also feature legendary Canadian alt-country band Blue Rodeo. Its the second time Young has used his music to benet the First Nation from Fort Chipewyan located down- stream of the oilsands. Last year he performed on a four- stop Honour the Treaties tour across Canada raising over 500000 for ACFNs legal defence fund. The First Nation is cur- rently embroiled in a num- ber of legal disputes against the federal and provincial governments for their role in approving numerous in- dustrial projects within and upstream from ACFNs tra- ditional territory. Though Young has made critical statements about the environmentaldevastationhe saw when visiting Fort Mc- Murray in late 2013 he said previously that the concerts are to raise awareness about Canadas treaty obligation to indigenous peoples. Our issue is not whether the natural resource sector is a fundamental part of the country Young said during last years tour. Our issue is withthegovernmentbreaking treaties with the First Nation andplunderingthenaturalre- sources the First Nation has rights to under the treaties. ACFN Chief Allan Adam said he is honoured to have Young join the First Nation again in supporting its legal defence fund. The ACFN are continuing our legal challenges to stop outofcontroltarsandsdevel- opment from destroying our traditionalterritoryandrights asindigenouspeoplesAdam saidinastatement.Withthe supportofNeilYoungandfans wearecreatingmoreaccount- abilityfromourgovernments for the safeguarding of our lands rights and future gen- erations in Alberta Canada and beyond. Our people our climate and our planet can no longer affordtobeeconomichostages intheracetoindustrializethe Earth.Wemustactnowforthe future generations. Tickets for the concert go on sale May 1. Neil Young plans second Honour the Treaties concert PhotosMikeHudema Neil Young answers questions during a press conference before the benet concert in Calgary last year one of the cities that hosted the Honour the Treaties tour. A panel featuring representatives from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation envi- ronmental scientist Dr. David Schindler and Neil Young talks about the oilsands and the treaties in a press conference leading up to the concert. Tuesday May 5 2015 19 ARTS CULTURE MUSIC South Slave Regional Ofce Fort Smith NT Phone 867 872-6400 Emergency Line 867 872-0400 SAFETYIN BEAR COUNTRY Cash and Carry Warehouse Sale The Government of the Northwest Territories is offering special cash-and-carry hours for the sale of surplus goods at the Yellowknife Warehouse 415 Byrne Road. Every Friday in the month of May the public is invited to purchase surplus goods on a first-come first-served basis between 1 and 6 p.m. Please note that cash and company cheques are the only forms of payment accepted. Special provisions are in place for community governments and non-profit organizations who may be interested in receiving surplus government goods. For more information contact the Warehouse Supervisor by phone at 867 873-7163 or by email at s By MEAGAN WOHLBERG TheNorthernArtsandCul- tural Centre NACC is hop- ing to bring down the house with its nal touring perfor- mance of the year featuring a mother-daughter duo of Ca- nadian jazz legends Jackie and Kim Richardson. Jackie who performed in the NWT last year as part of the Juno award-winning production Africville will be joined for a special on-stage performance in Fort Smith FortSimpsonandYellowknife by her daughter Kim herself a three-time Juno winner. This will be a once in a lifetime show said NACC director Marie Coderre who is personally thrilled to wit- ness the production. Its very rare that the mother and daughter are to- gether on the same stage and they are both really gifted. They have such powerful voices Coderre said. Its just amazing to have both of them together. Were very lucky to have almost like a new production having the two together doing that type of show. Though the concert pro- gram will be a surprise Coderre said the duo will be backed by percussion and piano accompanists ready to deliver a mix of RB soul and jazz. In her four decades of per- forming Jackie has won and been nominated for Junos Geminis Jessie and Bessies and Maple Blues awards and has received a Canadian Black Achievement Award for the Arts. Kimwhohasperformedin the U.S. Africa South Amer- ica and Europe has sung for Nelson Mandela Queen Elizabeth II past Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and former prime ministers. Because Jackie loved the North so much during her tour with Africville which went to Norman Wells and InuvikCoderrethoughtshed offer the singer another view of the territory. I thought it would be nice for her to come to Smith in the spring and Simpson. Both are very artistic com- munities she said. Coderre anticipates the show will be sold out at the NACC theatre in Yellowknife and hopes for packed houses in the communities since its their last show until next fall. Its one of my highlights of the season she said. TheRichardsonswillbegin their tour at Fort Smiths St. Josephs Cathedral on May 12 followed by performances at Fort Simpsons Bompas Elementary School on May 14 and NACC in Yellowknife on May 16. All shows are at 730 p.m. Tickets are 25 for adults and 15 for seniorsyouth and can be purchased at the Northern Life Museum in Fort Smith or at the Open Sky Gallery in Fort Simpson. Mother-daughter jazz duo ends NACC season with a bang PhotoLaurenceLabat PhotoTrevorHaldenby Mother-daughter duo Jackie left and Kim Richardson are set to blow the roof off a few Northern venues next week when the award-winning jazz musicians tour the NWT as the last touring show of the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre season. 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Volunteers are the role models and shining examples of active and engaged citizens whose contributions strengthen and enrich our communities. The time and dedication that volunteers contribute to their communities helps improve the quality of life for all Northerners. Territorial Award Recipients Outstanding Elder Award Florence Barnaby Fort Good Hope Outstanding Youth Award Renee Ekendia Behchoko Outstanding Individual Award Marilyn Napier Fort Smith Outstanding Group Award Muskrat Jamboree Committee Inuvik The Territorial award recipients will be honoured at an award ceremony at the Hay River Reserve on May 8 2015. Award Nominees Youth Leighana Cardinal Inuvik Renee Ekendia Behchoko Elder Bud Rhyndress Yellowknife Ernie Bernhardt Yellowknife Florence Barnaby Fort Good Hope Individual Alecia Callahan Yellowknife Amy Lizotte Yellowknife Angelica Rodriguez Jaquez Fort Providence Anthony Stapleton Yellowknife Arthur Sanderson Fort Resolution Bea Lepine Hay River Brandie Miersch Fort Resolution Brenden Bourke Fort Smith Brianna Mandeville Fort Resolution Bud Rhyndress Yellowknife Cara Bailey Fort Resolution Carol Ann Chaplin Fort Resolution Carolyn Maciejko Inuvik Charlene Blake Tsiigehtchic Chris Fountain Fort Resolution Christine Balsillie Fort Resolution Crystal Rowe Hay River Dawna Beaulieu Fort Resolution Dean McKay Fort Resolution Denis Alain Yellowknife Diane Fabian Hay River Eddy Gargan Fort Providence Elizabeth-Ann McKay Fort Resolution Faye Aviugana Fort Resolution Gussy Mandeville Fort Resolution Iman Kassam Yellowknife John Hicks Inuvik Jonathan Cardinal Fort Resolution Julia Mott Yellowknife Kavitha Balaji Yellowknife Kelly Lizotte Fort Resolution Lawrence Nayally Yellowknife Lizzie Beaulieu Fort Resolution Lorraine McKay Fort Resolution Marilyn Napier Fort Smith Mike Argue Yellowknife Miriam Lewis Yellowknife Nancy Rabesca Behchoko Nicole Grobbecker Yellowknife Pat Fowler Yellowknife Prem Lal Fort Resolution Rosie Bjornson Fort Resolution Roslyn Firth Fort Liard Ruth Mandeville Fort Resolution Sebastian Herbert Tuktoyaktuk Shannon Ripley Yellowknife Shauna Gully Fort Good Hope Shawn Dorerty Deline Shawn McKay Fort Resolution Tammy Hunter Fort Resolution Teresa Simon Fort Resolution Lt. Trevor Thomson Yellowknife Trudy King Fort Resolution Group Donald and Wilma Hendrick Inuvik East Three School Breakfast Program Volunteers Inuvik Fort Resolution Fire Department Fort Resolution Fort Resolution Minor Hockey Fort Resolution Lisa Migwi and Cecile Desjardins Behchoko Muskrat Jamboree Committee Inuvik St. Pats SADD Yellowknife 684-110E NJ By DALI CARMICHAEL Guardians teachers and kids alike came together in Fort Smith last week to cel- ebrate the 20th anniversary of the Aboriginal Head Start AHS program in Canada and put forth calls for its con- tinued success in the North- west Territories. Anintimategroupgathered at the towns NihKanis Cen- tre AHS a small specialized preschool where they shared memories and slices of cake while sorting through im- ages of students past as cur- rent youth played underfoot. The program has been highly regarded across the country for its ability to so- cialize young children pre- paring them to enter main- stream kindergarten while simultaneouslyteachingthem about elements of localized indigenous traditions and languages. Over the last year the AHS program has become a topic of debate as the GNWT began tointroducejuniorkindergar- ten to schools across the ter- ritory. Some have expressed concern over the move wor- ried that it might jeopardize the future success of AHS. This program is extremely important to the community said Frieda Martselos chief of Salt River First Nation which operatesAHSinFortSmith.Im going to make a political state- ment because Im a politician I really believe in this program andIdonotbelievethatpre-kin- dergartenoverattheelementary school should happen because wehavethisprogramandithas served the entire community. I firmly believe that because we want to keep all the teachers that we have now on strength wedontwanttolowerourstan- dardsattheschoolsandwehave such a high standard here at HeadStart. While other parents might not have been as political with their statements they expressed how much they value the unique learning op- portunity for their children. I think its extremely im- portant as Aboriginal peo- ple to preserve our Aborigi- nal culture and I think that this program does a really good job at doing that said JackieHeronwhosedaughter Jorja4iscurrentlyattending AHS. It was something that she was ready for just a part of her social benefit. She was just ready to be around other kids and to be in a structured program. I thought it was a really good opportunity for her to do that and give her a real sense of routine which kids need. Not only do the parents support AHS over 400 children have enjoyed the Fort Smith program since it opened in 1998. Jorja loves this program she looks forward to it every morning Heron said. On Fridays and on Saturday Sunday shes waking up wanting and asking to come to school. That tells me that she really likes the program and that it has been really beneficial for her. PhotosDaliCarmichael Jorja Heron 4 celebrates at Aboriginal Head Starts 20th anniversary party on Apr. 30. She is a current student. Mary Ann Beaulieu cuts the cake at the celebration. Beaulieu has worked with AHS on and off since it first opened in 1998. Tuesday May 5 2015 23 IRE AD THE By telling the stories of Northerners we are making your community stronger Thanksfor visiting the Northern Journal at the Fort Smith Trade Show. 24 Tuesday May 5 2015 Kingland Ford Sales Ltd. 922 Mackenzie Highway Hay River NT Phone 867-874-7700 . Toll Free 1-800-661-0716 . 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