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ThebestlittlenewspaperinCanadaMLAspassmotionforindustryprepinSahtuMLAsintheNWTareask-ingforfederalsupportofjobreadinessandroadconstruc-tionintheSahtutopreparetheregionforaboom.Seepage3.NWTtrackathleteshead-ingtoTorontoinMayAselectgroupoftoptrackandeldathleteswillbehead-ingtotheNikeGrandPrixtocompeteinMay.Seepage15.TuesdayMarch52013Vol.36No.43AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00TraditionalGameseventcelebratescultureAround150youthparticipatedinthersteverTraditionalGamesChampionshipsinYellowknifeovertheweek-end.Seepage10.MackenziesalmonstudysupportslocalknowledgeFindingsofadecreaseinMackenzieRiversalmonin2012conrmslocalknowl-edgethatpopulationsworkincycles.Seepage9.--1TlichojoindevolutionwithdealdaysawayByMEAGANWOHLBERGWiththeconclusionofdevolutionnegotiationsjustdaysawayaccordingtothepremiertheTlichogovernmenthasagreedtobecomeapartytothede-volutionAgreementinPrin-cipleAiP.TlichoGrandChiefEddieErasmussaidthedecisionisaboutensuringtheTli-chogovernmentwillbere-spectedafterdevolution.TheTlichohavetherighttobeinvolvedintheimple-mentationofthedevolutionagreementErasmustoldTheJournal.ThereforeweneedtobeinvolvedintheAiPtoensurethattheim-plementationofthisagree-mentrespectsouragree-ment.IthastorespecttheTlichoAgreementandpro-videtheTlichogovernmentwithameaningfulroleinthisimplementation.Theonlywaywecandothisisneverdonebeforehesaid.NowthiswillprovidetheopportunityforustobuildwillcometotheNWTasaresultofdevolution.Thefactthatthedevo-lutionagreementwillnowprovideresourceroyaltiesissomethingwehelpedbuildhesaid.TheTlichoareen-titledtoashareofthatreve-nue.ThetimehasnowcomefortheTlichotogetinvolvedandsharethehardworkthatweputinitandthebenetsthatwenegotiatedpriortotheAiP.Erasmussaidthe25percentcutofresourceroyal-tiespromisedtoAboriginalgovernmentsintheAiPisadonedealandissatisfac-toryfortheTlichointhatitisoverandabovewhattheyalreadygetthroughtheirsettledclaimandself-govern-mentagreements.Erasmushadinitiallyre-fusedtosignontotheAiPattemptingtoforcehiswaytothetablethroughthebackdoorlastsummerasagovern-mentwithequalpowerstotheGNWTandCanada.NWTPremierBobMcLeodrefused.McLeodsaidheisverypleasedtheTlichodecidedtosigntheAiPwhichwillcre-atebenetsforallthepeopleoftheNorthwestTerritoriesbygivingthemcontrolofen-vironmentalprotectionandmanagement.Theofcialsigningcere-monywilltakeplaceinBe-hchokoonMar.8.ErasmusnowjoinsheadsoftheInuvialuitRegionalCorp.theNWTMtisNationtheSahtuSecretariatInc.andtheGwichinTribalCouncilatthenegotiatingtablewithCanadaandtheterritorialgovernment.SeeDevolutiononpage3.WeneedtobeinvolvedintheAiPtoen-surethattheimplementationofthisagree-mentrespectsourTlichoagreement.GrandChiefEddieErasmustobethereinvolvedintheprocess.HesaiddevolutionhasthepotentialtobeofgreatbenettotheTlichoandeveryoneelseintheterri-torybutthatitwilltakehardworkandcooperation.ItreallyrequirestheGNWTandotherAborigi-nalorganizationstoworktogetherinwaystheyveastrongandprosperousNorthwestTerritories.Itwillbewhatwemakeofit.TheTlichogovernmentisreadytodoourparttomaketheAiPstrengthenourcommunities.PriortotheAiPErasmussaidtheTlichofoughtalongwithotherAboriginalgov-ernmentsforafairshareofresourceroyaltiesthatPhotoReneFrancoeurDavePorterDianeSealsandtheirdaughterTaylor5takeabreatherduringtheThebachaLoppetonSaturdayontheFortSmithskitrails.Theclas-sicskiingeventfromFortFitzgeraldtoFortSmithboastedarecordturnoutof110participantswithclearwarmweatherof-9C.Seepage19formore.BringyouranswerintotheNorthernJournal.niwichiwakantanisiBroughttoyoubyTheNWTCreeLanguageProgram