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ThebestlittlenewspaperinCanadaDoctorsstillconcernedaboutmedevacmoveDoctorsinnorthernAlbertaareunconvincedthatthetransferofmedevacservicestotheLeducairportwillnotjeopardizelives.Seepage7.GirlspracticebushlivingatrstTaigawintercampTherst-everwinteradven-turecampforgirlsbroughtyoungwomentogetherfromacrosstheterritoryoutonthelandforaweek.Seepage21.TuesdayMarch122013Vol.36No.44AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00ForestrycoursebringscareerintoclassroomDiamondJennessschoolinHayRiveristherstintheNWTtoofferanintrototheforestryindustrytohighschoolstudents.Seepage14.FortSmithfrolicsatannualwinterfestivalFortSmithersofallageshadablastindoorsandoutdur-ingtheannualWoodBuffaloFrolicswinterfestival.Seepages12-13.-1BringyouranswerintotheNorthernJournal.BroughttoyoubyTheNWTCreeLanguageProgrammoyananitawkiyamakaPMsignsnaldevolutiondealwithNWTPublicengagementprocesstofollowincomingmonthsByMEAGANWOHLBERGHistorywasmadeonMon-dayintheNWTLegislatureasPrimeMinisterStephenHarperannouncedthecon-clusionofdevolutionnego-tiationswiththeterritorialgovernment.ThisisahistoricdaytheprimeministerwhowasjoinedbyAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentMinisterBernardValcourtandArcticCouncilMinis-terLeonaAglukkaqtoldthecrowd.TheheavyliftingisdoneHarperremarkedonthenaltransferofpoweroverlandswatersandresourcestotheterritory.Negotiatorshavereachedconsensusonthetermsforachievingdevolutiongiv-ingtheNWTaninnovativepracticalandeffectivegover-nancemodelfortheterritorythatwillcontributetojobsandeconomicgrowth.AsHarpercongratulatedNWTPremierBobMcLeodThesleepinggiantbreak-ingfree.McLeodsaidtheterritoryispoisedtomaketheleaptoforhisperseveranceandhardworkthepremierwasgivenastandingovationbyMLAsandgovernmentof-cialsinthegallery.ItisadayofhopesadayofdreamsandadayoftransformationMcLeodsaidquotinglyricsfromaTedWesleysongOCan-adalooknorthandseetakeonprovince-likerespon-sibilityandbelessdependentonbureaucratsinOttawa.Devolutionwillgiveusasuiteoflegislativeauthori-tiesandtoolsthatwillhelpusensurethatdevelopmentinourterritoryisresponsi-bleandsustainable.WehaveaspecialrelationshipwiththelandintheNorthandwetakeourroleasstewardsseriously.TherewillcontinuetobepublicengagementontheagreementoverthecomingmonthswithanaldecisiongoingtoavoteintheLegis-lativeAssembly.Beforethisagreementissignedfullyourgovern-mentwillconsultwithallAboriginalgroupsHarperadded.McLeodsaidthetwoout-standingAboriginalgovern-ments-theAkaitchoandtheDehcho-willbewelcometojoinwhenthetimeisrightforthem.ResourcerevenuesharingdetailsannouncedindicateAboriginalgroupsthathavesignedonwillsplitthe25percentofresourceroyaltiesbased70percentonpopula-tionand30percentoncostofliving.Itisadayofhopesadayofdreamsandadayoftransformation.NWTPremierBobMcLeodDevolutiontimelineMar.2004DevolutionFrameworkAgreementsignedbyCanadaGNWTandAboriginalSummitacaucuscomprisedofNWTAboriginalgovernmentsJan.2011Agreement-in-PrinciplesignedbyCanadaGNWTandInuvialuitRe-gionalCorp.Feb.92011AiPsignedbytheNWTMtisNationMay222012AiPsignedbySahtuSecretariatInc.June2011FirstmeetingoftheNWTDevolutionMainTableOct.152012AiPsignedbytheGwichinTribalCouncilMar.82013AiPsignedbytheTlichoGovernmentMar.112013Conclu-sionofNWTDevolutionNegotiationsAuroraCollegestudentJoelJackson23skinsacaribouinfreezing-28CweatheronManchesterLakelastWednesdayaspartoftheEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesTechnologyProgramwintercamp.FivestudentsfromFortSmithsThebachacampusspent10dayshuntingandstudyingcaribou.Seepage16formore.PhotoReneFrancoeur- PoliticsInfrastructure2TuesdayMarch122013NEWSBRIEFSTransmissionlineworkerinjuredAnNTPowerCorp.employeeisrecoveringinanEd-montonhospitalafterbeinginjuredonthejoblastFridaymorning.CompanyspokespersonBobKellysaidthemanwasinjuredaround1022a.m.whenatreefellonatrans-missionlineabout10kmeastofFortSmith.Themanwaspartofacrewworkingonclearingbrushinthatarea.Workhassincebeenstoppedandaninvestigationisunderway.AsaresultoftheincidentpowerinFortSmithFortRes-olutionandHayRiverwasoutforabout20minutesinsomeplacesbeforethebackupdieselgeneratorkickedin.NewnumbersoutforBeverlyandAhiakcaribouherdsTheNunavutgovernmentsenvironmentdepartmentreleasedtheresultsofitsmostrecentcariboupopula-tionsurveylastThursdayestimatingthereare124000Beverlycaribouand83300withintheAhiakherd.ThesurveyconductedinJune2011includedGNWTbi-ologists.ThiswasalsothersttimeacalvinggroundvisualpopulationsurveyoftheAhiakherdwasunder-taken.ThelastcalvinggroundpopulationsurveyoftheBeverlyherdowninJune1994estimatedtheherdat276000caribou.HandgunincidentleadstoarrestsinYellowknifeA17year-oldyouthand21year-oldmanbothfromBChavebeenarrestedafterallegedlypointingaloadedhandguninathreateningmanneroutsideaYellowknifenightclubon50thStreetearlySundaymorning.Botharechargedwithfouroffencesincludingpossessionofarestrictedrearmpossessionofaweaponforadangerouspurposecarryingaconcealedweaponandcarryingaweaponinavehicle.ThetwowillappearincourtMar12.Noonewasinjured.Thesuspectsremaininpolicecustody.DehChoBridgedebaclebeleaguersInuvik-TukhighwaytalksCanadacommits200milliontoprojectByMEAGANWOHLBERGA202-million1km-longspectreishauntingtheNWTdepartmentofTransportation.TransportationMinisterDavidRamsayencounteredagreatdealofconcernlastTuesdayintheHouseasMLAsposedquestionafterquestionseekingcertaintythattheproposedpermanentlinktotheArcticCoastwouldntbeastoughonthepublicwal-letastheDehChoBridge.YellowknifeMLAsRobertHawkinsDarylDolynnyandWendyBisarospentthema-jorityoftheafternoongrill-ingtheministerontheInu-vik-TuktoyaktukHighwaydemandinginformationonfederalfundingfortheproj-ectpotentialcostoverrunstheriskburdenontaxpayersandtheintegrityofthefuturehighwayitself.SometimesIfeelthatweareheadingpell-melldownaroadwithoutconsider-ingwhatsattheendoftheroadwhenwegetthereandIjustwanttosaythatIamextremelycautiousaboutthisprojectBisarosaid.Oncebittentwiceshy...HavinggonethroughtheDehChoBridgeprojectitcertainlyputsadifferentspinandviewonwhatIseeintermsofprojectsandthelargecostsinvolvedsoIwillbeexer-cisingcaution.Ramsaydeliveredthemainestimatesforthehighwaylastweekannouncinganoper-atingbudgetof299millionforthe140kmall-weatherroad-anupdatedestimatefollowingtherecentcom-pletionof85percentofthehighwaydesign.Nearly12millionhasal-readybeenpouredintothehighwaytocompletegeo-technicalandenvironmen-talassessments.PrimeMinisterStephenHarperannouncedMondaythatthefederalgovernmentwillfundanextra50mil-lionoftheprojectbringingCanadastotalcontributionupto200million.Thenorthernmostpor-tionoftheMackenzieVal-leyHighwayprojectreceivedthego-aheadfromtheEnvi-ronmentalImpactReviewBoardinJanuaryaslongasconditionsweremetandtheGNWTexpectsformalenvi-ronmentalapprovalfromthefederalgovernmenttobeis-suedshortly.ThoughRamsaywasem-phaticthatnoagreementhasasofyetbeennalizedtheunknownsandhypotheticalfailurescenariosweretooplantomitigatetherisksofthemega-projectbemadeavailabletothegeneralpub-licasaplainlanguagedocu-mentoutliningwhatpoten-tialburdensNorthernersmaybetakingonsimilartowhatjusthappenedtotheDehChoBridge.WhileariskmatrixhasbeensuppliedtoregularTransportationMinisterDavidRamsaygivesremarksattheopeningeventfortheDehChoBridgeinDecember2012.PhotoPaulBannisterTheAuditorGeneralofCanadawasveryclearonheranalysisoftheDehChoBridgethatourriskmatrixforthatproj-ectwasindeedverypoorlyconceivedandpracticallyuselesssowhereistheriskmatrixforthisnorthernportionoftheMackenzieValleyHighwaysystemRangeLakeMLADarylDolynnymuchforMLAstoletpass.With85percentdesigncompletedinpreparationofthisupdatedcostestimatewhatiftheremaining15percentofthehighwayisplaguedwithdesignissuesorcomplicationsDolynnyasked.Whatshouldhappentothecost-sharingagree-mentwiththeterritorialtaxpayersiftheprojectex-ceeds299millionofthatthresholdAreweaccount-ablefor100percentoftheoveragesTheAuditorGeneralofCanadawasveryclearonheranalysisoftheDehChoBridgethatourriskmatrixforthatprojectwasindeedverypoorlyconceivedandpracti-callyuselesssowhereistheriskmatrixforthisnorthernportionoftheMackenzieValleyHighwaysystemheadded.SimilarlyHawkinsre-questedthatthegovernmentsmembersithasyettobere-leasedtothepublic.Ramsaysaidthedepartmentiswait-inguntiltheynalizeacost-sharingdealwithCanadabe-foreheletsthepublicknow.Wedonthaveafundingagreementwiththefederalgovernment.WehaventwrappedupnegotiationswiththeInuvialuitonroy-altiesandlandtenure.Therearesomethingsthatwehavetonalizebeforewecangetthatnumberintocommitteeandgetanotherpresentationbeforethestandingcommit-tee.NodecisionhasbeenmadeonthisprojectRam-sayreiterated.Oncewegetanswersbackfromthefederalgovernmentourobjectiveistohavethatriskassessmenttheriskma-trixoutforpublicconsump-tionhopefullybytheendofthisweekhesaid.Thosedocumentshaveyettobereleased. 3TuesdayMarch122013CAMPINGSEASONISJUSTAROUNDTHECORNERSomeofthebestbrandsinthebusinesssuchasHeartlandandKeystoneGETGEAREDUPATNORTHSTARCHRYSLERwherewehaveahugeselectionofnewandusedCampersFifthWheelsandToyHaulersFREENightStayinHighLevelwitheverypurchasewww.northstarchrysler.caWHEREPEOPLEBECOMECUSTOMERSFORLIFEPremiertoutsNWTasnationalresourcehavenatTorontoindustryconferenceByMEAGANWOHLBERGMineralexplorationspendingisexpectedtodecreaseinallthreeNorthernterritoriesthisyearbasedonearlyprojectionsbythefederalgovernmentbutthatisntputtingadamperonNWTPremierBobMcLeodsvisionfortheterritoryasthena-tionsup-and-comingresourcepowerhouse.Moreandmoreladiesandgentlemenitisbecom-ingevidentthattheNorthisthefutureMcLeodtoldattendeesoftheProspectorsandDevelopersAssociationofCanadaPDACconven-tioninTorontolastweek.TodaysNorthwestTerri-toriesisalandofopportu-nity.Andwearealsoblessedwiththeresourcestheworldwants...Wehavewhattheworldneeds.Wehavewhattheworldwantsandinpar-ticularwhattheworldshun-gryemergingmarketswanthesaid.NaturalResourcesCanadaNRCanannouncedlastweekthatinvestmentintheNWTisexpectedtodropfrom114.5millionlastyearto81mil-lionin2013anditisnotalone.ForecastsforYukonshowacutofmorethanhalffrom226.7millionlastyearto111.9millionthisyear.EvenNunavutwillseeade-creaseinexplorationspendingaccordingtoNRCanfrom443millionto312.7million.McLeodthoughisnotphased.While2013maynotbetheyearfortheNWTthepremierislookingfur-theraheadwhenitcomestoexploitingtheterritorysvastresourcepotential.Ourterritoryexports2billionannuallyjustindia-mondshesaid.WecurrentlyhavethreediamondminesinoperationandafourthGah-choKuwillbeginproduc-tionintwoyears.Wehavegold.Wehavebismuthcobaltleadzincsilver.WehavethelargestdepositsofrareearthmetalsoutsideofChina.By2017anewprojecttheNechalachominenearThorLakewillbeginproductionoftotalrareearthoxides.Andthatisjustmining.Iamnoteventalkingaboutthe81.2trillioncubicfeetofnaturalgasthenearlysevenbillionbarrelsofoilwaitingtobedevelopedorthe11500megawattsofhydroelectricoutputpotentialthatcouldpro-videcleanrenewablepowertonewresourcedevelopmentprojectsandexportmarketstooursouthMcLeodsaid.Butallthatwillnotbepos-siblewithoutAboriginaleco-nomicparticipationhesaid.Anideahasemergedinthepublicconsciousnessoverthelastseveralmonthsandthisissomethingthathasalwaysbeenknownandtrueinourterritorythatitisnotpos-sibletoseparatetheissuesofresourceextractionandAb-originalparticipationintheeconomyMcLeodsaid.LookingtothefutureweexpecttoseemoreAboriginalparticipationinenterpriseslargeandsmallwheretheyarentjustemployeestheywillbeowners.Aboriginalclaimantgroupsalreadyre-ceiveashareofthefederalgovernmentsresourcerev-enuesfromdevelopmentintheMackenzieValley.ParliamentarysecretaryforAboriginalAffairsandNorth-ernDevelopmentAANDCGregRickfordalsospokeaboutAboriginalparticipa-tionintheeconomyatthePoliticsIndustryconferencehighlightingtheimportanceofeducationandtraining.AccordingtotheConfer-enceBoardofCanadaoverthenextveyearsalonesome155000AboriginalyoungpeoplewillreachworkingageRickfordsaid.Thisde-mographicshiftrepresentsatremendousopportunitytoad-dressCanadaslabourneedswhilealsoimprovingthesocio-economicconditionsforAb-originalpeople.Eventhoughtherearecloseto763000CanadiansdirectlyemployedinthenaturalresourcessectorinCanadarightnowtheCana-dianChamberofCommerceisforecasting81000morepositionswillneedllinginthenextdecade.Whenwecombinethisyoungandgrowingpopu-lationwiththedemandforemployeesinthenaturalresourcesectoraswellastheproximityofsomanyAboriginalcommunitiestothoseresourcesAborigi-nalcommunitiesareide-allyplacedtocontributetoandbenetfromnatu-ralresourcedevelopmentRickfordsaid.PhotoAANDCParliamentarySecretaryGregRickfordspeakingattheProspectorsandDevelopersAssociationConferenceonMar.4alongsidefromlefttorightNWTPremierBobMcLeodMichaelFoxofFoxHighImpactConsultingandDonaldBubarCEOofAvalonRareMetalsInc.InquestndsdeathofYellowknifewomanundeterminedLanderwasshotbyRCMPin2012ByMEAGANWOHLBERGAYellowknifeCoronersjuryruledlastweekthatthecauseofthefatalshootingofYellowknifewomanKarenLanderlastyearwasnei-therhomicidenorsuicidebutundetermined.Lander42waskilledwhenthreeRCMPofcersshotherfourtimesaftersheemergedfromaYellowknifehomelastMarchaimingarieatpolice.Shehadbarricadedherselfinthehomefor4.5hoursduringwhichpolicenego-tiatorstrieddiffusingthesituationbeforeshecameoutarmed.ThejurysaidLanderdiedofgunshotwoundsbutwouldnotclassifythemannerofherdeathaseitherhomicidesuicideorofnaturalcauses.Aseriesof35expertsandeyewitnessestestiedforsevendayscontribut-ingevidencethatLanderstruggledwithalcoholabusedepressionandborderlinepersonalitydisorderalongwithideasofsuicide.Thejurymade16recom-mendationstotheRCMPter-ritorialgovernmentStantonTerritorialHealthAuthorityandtheYellowknifeHealthandSocialServicesAuthor-ityincludingmoretrainingforRCMPintheuseofnon-lethalweaponsbettercom-municationbetweenfamilyphysiciansandemergencyroomdoctorsregardingsui-cidalpatientsandhavingpsychiatricnursesworkinemergencyrooms.Thejurysrecommenda-tionsarenotbindinganditsrulingdoesnotlayblameinLandersdeath.AninvestigationintotheshootingbytheMedicineHatPoliceServiceconcludedthatnochargeswouldberecom-mendedsincetheRCMPwereactingintheexecutionoftheirdutiestopreservelifeandpublicsafety.Thecommandingoffi-cerfortheRCMPChiefSuperintendentWadeBlakeissuedastatementfollowingthecompletionoftheinquestexpressingcondolencestoLandersfamilyandfriends.Ourroleistoprotectourcommunities.Policeworkishighriskandwhenpre-sentedwithcircumstancessuchasthisoneitaffectsusalldeeplyhesaid.Wemustallworkcloselytogetherinprotectingandcaringforourresidents.Wemustexaminethisincidentasacommunitytoseehowwecancollectivelyimple-mentpracticeswhichen-surethosemostvulnerableareprotectedandcaredfor.Blakesaidboththedetach-mentanddivisionwillreviewthejurysrecommendations.TheRCMPwelcomesanyopportunitytoexamineexist-ingproceduresandpoliciesastheyapplytofrontlinepolic-ingandpoliceoperationsinordertoensurethatthebestpolicingservicestothepublicarebeingprovidedhesaid.JusticeInquest EDITORIALARCHIVES15YearsAgo...SnowshelteraidssurvivalAslongastemperaturesremainbelowzerodegreesCelsiusbuildingasnowshelterisoneofthemostimportantwintersurvivaltechniquestoknowforanyonewhohastospendanightinthewilderness.Quinzheesareapopularoptionforpeoplelivingbelowthetundrabecausetheyprotectcampersfromtheelementssuchaswindandcoldjustlikeanigloo.IssueMarch10199820YearsAgo...SmithersrakeinskimedalsFortSmithskiersskiedtogoldsilverandbronzemedalsattheTerritorialSkiCham-pionshipsinFortSmith.CompetingagainstlocalathleteswereskiersfromInuvikKakisaYellowknifeandHayRiver.Therewere54skierscompetingfortheclassicracesandfreestyleevents.IssueMarch13199330YearsAgo...CableTVontheairThe21stcenturyhasnallyreachedFortSmithintheformofcableTV.Localbusi-nessmenParkAngeandSteveBennetthavenallybeguntransmittingcabletelevisiontotheresidentsofFortSmith.Currentlysubscriberswillhavetwochan-nelswhichareCBCNorthanda24-hournon-commercialall-moviechannel.IssueMarch1219834TuesdayMarch122013TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.VisittheJournalonlineatwww.norj.caAnzacAtikamegBrownvaleCadotteLakeChardChetehColdLakeConklinDriftpileDufeldEdmontonEnildaEnochFortChipewyanFortMcKayFortMcMurrayFortVermillionFrogLakeGlenevisGoodshLakeGrandePrairieGrouardHighLevelHighPrarieHytheJohnDorPrairieAvailableinAlbertaatAklavikBehchokoColvilleLakeDelineEaglePlainsEkatieDiamondMinesEnterpriseFortGoodHopeFortLiardFortMcPhersonFortProvidenceFortResolutionFortSimpsonFortSmithGametiHayRiverInuvikJeanMarieRiverLutselKeNahanniButteNormanWellsPaulatukTheNorthernJournalisavailableinthefollowingNWTcommunitiesRaeEdzoSachsHarbourTroutLakeTsiigehtchicTuktoyaktukTulitaUlukhaktokWekwetiWhaTiWrigleyYellowknifeKehewinKinusoLacLaBicheMornvillePeaceRiverRedEarthCreekSaddleLakeSlaveLakeSt.PaulValleyviewWabasca2011CCNACANADIANCOMMUNITYNEWSPAPERAWARD2011CMCAAUDITEDAdvertisingDeadlinesDisplayaddeadlineisThursdayat400p.m.ClassiedaddeadlineisThursdayat500p.m.Emailadsnorj.caSubscriptionRates867872-3000PricesincludeGST.47.25inFortSmith52.50elsewhereinCanada105intheUSAoverseas164.30.LetterstotheEditorPolicyTheNorthernJournalwelcomesletterstotheeditor.Lettersmustbesignedandincludeaphonenumbersotheauthorcanbeveried.Nameswillbewithheldonrequestinspecialcircumstanceswherethereasonsaredeterminedtobevalid.TheJournalreservestherighttoeditlettersforlengthlibelclarityandtaste.Opinionsexpressedinlettersandcolumnsarenotnecessarilythoseofthepublisheroreditor.PublishedweeklybyCascadePublishingLtd.PrintedonrecyclednewsprintwithvegetableinkatWainwrightStarChronicle.PublisherManagingEditorDonJaque867-872-3000ext.21djnorj.caEditor...........................MeaganWohlberg867-872-3000ext.24newsnorj.caReporter.........................ReneFrancoeur867-872-3000ext.25reporternorj.caComptroller...........................DixiePenner867-872-3000ext.23dixnorj.caAdvertising....................JoshuaJorgensen867-872-3000ext.28adsnorj.caAdministration...............AldoLandaverde867-872-3000ext.29adminnorj.caProductionGraphics.......SandraJaque867-872-3000ext.22sandranorj.caPaulBannister867-872-3000ext.27graphicsnorj.caIntern.........................GeorginaSkippingsWorldproblemsrequirediplomacyPrimeMinisterStephenHarperdidntofferanysympathytothefamilyofHugoChavezorhisfollowersinVenezuelafol-lowingthedeathofthecolourfulleader.Harpersremarksofferedthat....thepeopleofVenezuelacannowbuildforthemselvesabetterbrighterfuturebasedontheprinciplesoffreedomdemocracytheruleoflawandrespectforhumanrights.OfcoursetheimplicationwasthatnoneofthatwashappeningunderChavez.TheofcialresponsefromVen-ezuelawasthatHarperwasinsensi-tiveandimpertinentatatimewhenthecountryismourningthelossofitsleader.MeanwhileformerprimeministerJeanChretienewtoCaracasandattendedthefuneral.ThetwoapproachesfromCanadaseemincongruous.Howisittwocontradictorypositionswithtwoverydifferentmes-sagescamefromourcountyItwasnotlikelybydesign.Accidentornotitcouldbeseenasbrilliant.Whenitcomestodi-plomacyinacomplexworldthatisoftenhowitshouldbedone.Iftwostatesdonotgetalongthereshouldalwaysbeasecondlevelofdiplo-macysidedoorsofferingmechanismsthatcanpossiblyfosterimprovedre-lations.USPresidentBarackObamashouldtakealessonfromthat.TheVenezuelansgenerallyhaveasoftspotfortheUnitedStates.MostofthemlikemanyAmericanslovecarsandbaseball.Anaturalsynergyexists.Ifitweretoberecognizedandappreci-ateditcouldbedeveloped.Infactinbaseballs2012WorldSeriestherewereVenezuelanplayersonboththeDetroitTigersandSanFranciscoGiants.YoucanbetVenezuelansalongwithmostofAmericawerehappilygluedtotheirTVswatchingasportthatbothconsidertobeintegraltotheirnationalidentity.Thatisalotofcommongroundtoworkwith.InsteadofjustshuttingoutVene-zuelatheAmericanswouldbewisetoofferupways-evenunofcialavenueslikeJeanChretienattendingtheChavezfuneral-forthetwotoconnect.Chavezalbeitcharismaticandlovedbyhalfthepopulacewasabitofathug.Hiseconomicpolicieswerenoteffective.Thecountryunderhisdirectionhasbecomelawless.Extraordinarypovertyexistsinarichland.Itisthemurdercapitaloftheworldandkidnappingsarecommonplace.ButtheAmericanshistoricallyhavedonesomebullyingoftheirowninLatinAmericaincludingwhatsomeconsidertobecriminalactsagainstothermuchsmallercountries.Chavezfeltithisroletocallthemonit.Thatisnotenoughreasontoisolateawholecountry.Theirpoliticsmayhavebeenonoppositeendsofthespectrumbutthatdoesnotmeanthetwocountriescouldnotndwaystogetalong.Creatingasituationthatispolarizedwithnoroomtomoveisthewrongthingtodo.Thingswillonlygetworse.ThesameistrueofNorthKoreawhichrecentlythreatenedanuclearstrikeagainsttheUnitedStates.Regardedasaroguestateitisbeingpunishedwithsanctionsthathaveincreaseditsisolationfromtherestoftheworld.Thatwholethingisheadedinabaddirec-tion.Somethinglikecreativediplomacymustbeevokedtoreducethepressurebeforetheunthinkablehappens.In1994NorthKoreawasmakingthreateningnoisesandtheAmericansmassedtroopsinSouthKoreagettingreadyforwar.AtthesametimeundertheguisethatitwasaprivatemissionUSPresidentBillClintonsentformerpresidentJimmyCartertovisitpresidentKimIl-sunginPyongyangtheNorthKoreancapital.ThroughthatprocessawaywasfoundtoallowNorthKoreatobackdownwithoutlosingface.Thecrisiswasaverted.Somethingsimilarneedstobedonetoday.WithKimIl-sungsgrandsoncurrentNorthKoreanleaderKimJong-uninchargewearebacktoaverysimilarsituation.Hefeelspushedandispushingback.Histhreatsaredan-geroustheconsequencesterrible.Heobviouslylackswisdom.Heisapoliti-calneophyte-only30yearsoldandpresidentforjusttwoyearssincehisfatherdied.Heverylikelyknowsnobetter.Hemightprefertobeonmorefriendlytermswithothercountriesbutnooptionlikethatispresented.Somethingneedstobedonebeforethatmessgetsoutofhand.Ifthreatsandsanctionsarenotworkingevenmakingthingsworseperhapsthereisacarrotthatwillgarnerhisattentionevenwinhimover.Canadausedtobeknownforitscre-ativeabilitytobethego-betweeninsuchmatters-atatimewhenwedidnotblindlyfollowtheAmericansinev-erythingtheysaidanddid.Thatabilitytoremainobjectiveestablishourownpositionandactasafacilitatorgreatlyenhancedthestatureofourcountryintheeyesoftheworld.Perhapsitistimewere-establishedamoreindependentpositionandtookupthatimportantroleagain.Theworldcouldusemoreofit.TheFortSmithHawksinitiationteamcheersbeforeoneoftheirvegamesintheHayRivertournamentthisweekend.Alltournamentparticipantsreceivedmedals.TeamsfromYellowknifeHayRiverHighLevelandFortSmithplayedinthetournament.PhotoKeithBarton COLUMNSLETTERSTOTHEEDITOR5TuesdayMarch122013FortSmithHayRiverWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayForecastForecastNorms-9Cand-21CNorms-6Cand-20C-29Low-34Low-22High-19High-27Low-24High-26Low-30Low-32Low-21High-20High-27Low-22High-26Low-19High-15HighYellowknifeInuvikWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayNorms-18Cand-28CNorms-6Cand-20C-26Low-31Low-32Low-34Low-30Low-32Low-21High-20High-27Low-22High-26Low-15High-21High-19High-28High-22HighEditorInresponsetoyourre-centeditorialonrepresen-tationtheElectoralBound-ariesCommissionwelcomespubliccommentonourin-terimproposals.Howevertheseinterimproposalshaveunfortunatelybeenmischaracterizedasnalrecommendations.Effectiverepresentationisaboutmorethannumbers.Itisalsoaboutcommunityofinterestcon-siderationssuchaslanguagecultureandgeography.Thebestwayforacommissionsuchasourstounderstandtheseconsiderationsistohearfromcitizens.Ourcommissionhassofarheardfromnearly100Northern-ersthroughpresentationsatpublichearingsaswellaswrittensubmissions.Pub-lichearingscontinueuntilMar.13andwrittensubmis-sionswillbereceiveduntilMar.28.BeforewemakenalrecommendationstotheLegislativeAssemblywelookforwardtohearingfrommoreNorthernersaboutwhatmattersmostindraw-ingourelectoralboundaries.Hon.JusticeShannonSmallwoodChairElectoralBoundariesCommissionMarchisNutritionMonthacrossAlbertaanditsthemeisChoosingandPreparingFoodforaHealthierYou.ThismonthAlbertaHealthServicesdietitiansaresharingtipsonhowtochooseandpreparehealthyfoodsforyouandyourfamily.Thetaskofchoosingandpreparinghealthyfoodsforyourfamilystartsatthehome.Whatyouplantobuyaffectshowwellyourfamilyeatsathome.Makingthehealthychoicetheeasychoiceisoneofthebestwaystohelpyourchildrenlearnhealthyeat-inghabits.Onewaytosticktohealthyeatingistoplanamenuandmakeashoppinglistbeforeyouleavehome.Allfamilymemberscanhelpoutbysuggestingfoodsformealsandsnacks.AskyourchildrentogiveideasandencouragethemtoincludeavarietyoffoodsfromallfourfoodgroupsVegetablesandFruitGrainProductsMilkandAl-ternativesandMeatandAlternatives.Plantogotothegrocerystorewhenyouarewell-nourishedandhaveashop-pinglist.Ifyoubringyourchildrenalongletthemhelpyoushop.Talkabouthealthychoicesdiscusspricesandseasonalfoodsandaskthemtopickanewvegetableorfruittotryathome.Athometrytogetev-eryoneinvolvedinprepar-ingmealsandsnacks.Evenyoungchildrencanpartici-pateinsomeway.Theycanhelpyougetingredientsfromthepantryandmeasurethemrinsevegetablesandfruitmixingredientsshapecook-iesandsetthetable.Makefoodfun.Whenpreparingmealsforyourchildrentrytoofferdif-ferenttexturesshapesandcolours.Forexamplebyaddingblueberriestooat-mealyoucanmakepurpleporridge.Youcanalsousecookiecutterstocutcheeseintofunshapes.Eatinghealthyfoodscanbeanotheradventureandfundiscoveryinyourchildslifeandyouhaveanimportantroleinit.AlbertaHealthServicesHealthyfoodforyoungfamiliesNorthernJournal2013JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKUnionrepresentativesjoinedthearrayofvoicescallingforanendtobullyinglastWednesdayonPinkShirtDaythenationaldaytoendbullyinginschoolsandsociety.UnioncallsforendtoworkplacebullyinginNWTnorj.caSoniaBeaulieu-EdkinsTrudeauHopeitworksintheseschool.DoubtfulStellaWasylyshynIrememberoneBoundaryCommissionneedsinputASeniorMomentSeniorsHelpingSeniorsIbKristensenElderabuseisbullyingtooTheFebruaryactivitiesoftheNWTSeniorsSoci-etymeetingsinYellowknifeincludedaworkshopdeal-ingmainlywithCreatingSafeCommunitiesforOlderAdults.DayoneWereceivedanupdateofworkbytheNWTnetworkincludingchallengesandsuccessesaswellasac-tivitiesplannedforthisyear.Thiswasthesecondface-to-facemeetingonthisimpor-tantsubject.TherewasanopportunitytomeetandaskquestionsoftheHonourableTomBeaulieuministerofHealthandSocialServicesandministerresponsibleforSe-niors.Duringthemorningsproceedingsmanyquestionswereaskedfromtheoorwithplentyoftimetohearfromthedelegatesanddidweallgetanear-fullItwasagreatexchangeofconcerns.ItalsosohappenedthattheNWTSeniorsSocietywasplanningCelebrating30YearsofSeniorsHelpingSeniorsatthesametimeasourmeetings.Whatanop-portunitytomeetsomanyeldersandspecialguestsfromacrosstheTerritories.Afterthefabulousdinneranddes-sertawellput-togetherslideshowwaspresentedonthe30-yearhistoryoftheNWTSeniorsSociety.AltogetheragreateveningBacktoworkDaystwoandthreeweresetasideforboardmeetingswithanagendastretchingafulldayandahalf.Butdaytwoheldaninterest-ingchangeafternishingourheavybusinessagenda.TheAuroraResearchInstitutehasstartedaCommunity-BasedParticipatoryActionResearchStudyatAuroraCollegeYellowknife.ThepurposeofthisisforthoseconcernedtoworktogethertobetterunderstandexactlywhatthingsareimportantsothatolderadultsintheNWTcanlivegoodlives.Someoftheinformationthatcomesfromthisstudycouldpossi-blyaffectdecisionsmadebypoliticiansintheNWT.Yourdelegatetoourmeetinghasalltheinformationandwillexpandonthisproject.NosoonerdidtheFortSmithgroupreturnthanitwastimeforourmonthlymeeting.AtitwedecidedtoarrangeadaytriptoFortChipewyanbythewinterroad.ThedatewillbeMar.20startingat800a.m.fromtheSeniorCentre.Thechargewillbe20perpersonrstcomerstservedwemayhaveto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6TuesdayMarch122013NousvousaidonsprosprerLeCDTNOseraFortSmithcemercredi13mars2013.NotreagenteenrecrutementetemployabilitGabrielleMoncionseradisponiblepourrencontrerleschercheursdemploisrancophonesdelargion.Sivousavezdesquestionsconcernantvotrecheminementdecarrireveuillezprendrerendez-vousavecGabriellePartlphonesansfrais1.866.849.9139poste2Parcourrielemploiscdetno.comNotreagenteseradisponibletoutelajournepourvousycomprisaprslesheuresrguliresdetravail.Nhsitezpasnouscontacter.Depuis10ansleCDTNOaidelesrancophonesdesTerritoiresduNord-Ouestsaisirlesopportunitsdecarrireselancerenafairesetdployerleurpotentiel.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGIndustryrepresentativesfromtheNorthwestTerrito-rieshadadatewithbusinessinnorthernQuebeclastweekthankstothematchmakingeffortsofNWTsfranco-phoneeconomicdevelopmentagencyCDTNO.Agroupofsevenentre-preneursandindustrypro-ponentsfromtheterritoryvisitedtheAbitibi-Tmis-camingueregionofQuebeclastweektomeetandnetworkwithmembersoftheminingoilandgasandtelecommu-nicationsindustriesinthehopethatthetwosimilarre-gionswouldbeabletoiden-tify-andll-eachothersmanufacturingexplorationandserviceneeds.Priortothevisitwemadealistofallthecom-paniesworkinginthemin-ingsectorintheNWTandwefoundtherewasnotalotofexplorationormanu-facturingcompanies.ThatswhywedecidedtobringincollaborationwithAbitibiAnne-ChristineBoudreauCDTNOseconomicde-velopmentmanagertoldTheJournalfromanetworkingmeetinginVal-DorQuebecThursdaymorning.TheNWTalsohassomethingstheregionheredoesnothave.TheyhavetheadvantageofbeingconnectiontotheAb-originalgroupsandbeingabletoworkinthatwaysheadded.TheNWTtrademissioninvolvedpresentationsbybusinessesfrombothregionsnetworkingeventsandvisitstovariousbusinesssitesinAbitibiandfollowedasimilarvisitmadebyQuebecentrepreneurstoYellowknifeoneyearagoalsoarrangedbyCDTNO.DarrellBeaulieupresidentandCEOofDenendehInvest-mentsInc.toldTheJournalhehopedthevisitwouldidentifyopportunitiesnotonlyforhiscompanybutforAboriginalbusinessesbackintheterritory.Weredownheretomeetsomeofthepeoplewhopro-videservicestominesintheAbitibiareaandnorthernQue-becandservicesintheNorthNunavutinsomecases...Wejustwanttomeetthepeopleandseewhatservicesandproductstherearehesaid.Whatsinterestingisthatthemanufacturingsectorhereismakinglotsofprod-uctsforminingandforoilandgasthatwedonthaveintheNorthBeaulieusaidofAbitibi.Soitsidentify-ingsomeoftheservicegapsandproductgapsnotonlyforDenendehInvestmentsbuttheinfowecollectwillbeavailabletoAboriginalbusinesses.AlongwithBoudreauandBeaulieudelegatesfromtheNWTincludedDaleSmithgeneralmanagerofDetonChoCorp.presidentGeorgeMackenzieoftheTlichoInvestmentCorp.PatrickDoyleofScarletSecurityTomHoeferfromtheNWTNunavutChamberofMinesandDannyCimonofDan-maxCommunicationsinYellowknife.Peoplefromindus-tryandtheentrepreneursfromtheNWTarehavingreallyinterestingconver-sationssohopefullysomepartnershipsresultBou-dreausaid.ThetrademissionwasmadepossiblethroughthesupportoftheCanadianNorthernEconomicDevel-opmentAgencyCanNorandtheNWTdepartmentofIndustryTourismandInvestmentandwaspartofCDTNOsongoinginvest-mentattractionstrategy.NWTentrepreneursmeetwithindustryinQuebecIndustryTradePhotocourtesyofCDTNOByRENEFRANCOEURApaintingofravenscreatedfrommeltedwaxisthechosenworkforthe2013-2014North-westelphonebookcoverChrisDeWolfsRavensAftertheStormanencausticpaintingdonewithbeeswaxlastMayaspartofaworkshopwonthean-nualNorthwestelDirectoryArtCompetition.ThispaintinghastextureyouhavetotouchitthatspartofitDeWolfsaidattheunveil-ingeventhostedbyNorthwestelattheNorthernLifeMuseuminFortSmithlastThursday.AndIlikeravens.TheyrebigandmajesticandtheyareaveryNorthernthing.DeWolfaFortSmithartistwhomovedtotheNorth15yearsagofromHalifaxalsohadheracrylicpelicanpaint-ingchosenforthe2003-2004phonebookcover.Sheplanstousethe2000cashprizeforatriptoDisney-landwithherfamily.IwasexcitedwhenIfoundoutIhadwonandthatImtherstonetobeatwo-timewin-nerinthecompetitionshesaid.Itsveryattering.DeWolfhasbeenanartistforaslongasshecanrememberandworksnotonlywithpaintsbutalsoingraphicdesignandjewellery.ShegraduatedfromthegraphicdesignprogramatNovaScotiaCommunityCollegeandwentontobecomethecoordi-natoroftheArtistsoftheSouthSlaveSociety.ShealsoranherowngraphicdesignbusinessDeWolfArtworks.NorthwestelishonouredtofeaturesuchaneartistonourNWTdirectorycoverthisyearMarkWalkerNorthwes-telsvicepresidentofbusinesssolutionsandgovernmentre-lationssaidinapressrelease.Wehadawonderfularrayofartworksubmittedthisyear.Itwasadelighttohavesomuchtochoosefrom.WearecondentthatNorthernerswillenjoyhav-ingthisworkintheirhomesandofcesforthenextyear.IdliketothankNorthwestelfortheartovertheyearsandIunderstandseveralFortSmithartistshavewonsoIdliketosayaspecialcongratulationstoourcovergirlLouisSebertFortSmithsdeputymayorsaidtoDeWolf.OthersamplesofDeWolfsworkareondisplayattheNorthernLifeMuseumforthemonth.DeWolfwasalsothewin-neroftheNWTArtsbrandinglogodesigncompetitionandherartisapartoftheYellowknifeHeritageArtShowpermanentcollection.ArtistwinsphonebookcontestforsecondtimeArtsCulturePaintingAgroupofsevenbusinesspeoplefromtheNorthwestTerritori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HealthWellnessAirAmbulance7TuesdayMarch122013ByMEAGANWOHLBERGAcoalitionofAlbertadoctorsmedevacpilotsandruraladvocatesisstillurgingtheprovincialgov-ernmenttoreconsideritsplanstomoveairambulanceservicestotheEdmontonInternationalAirportnearLeducdespiteattemptsbyPremierAlisonRedfordtoquellworries.RedfordreleasedavideoonTuesdayclaimingthequal-ityofcarewillnotchangewhenmedevacservicesaremovedtotheinternationalairportfollowingtheCityofEdmontonsdecisiontoclosethemunicipalairportonMar.15.IwanttoreassureyouthattheprovinceofAlbertahasacontingencyplanandwewillnotcompromiseonourresponsibilityforyourqualityofhealthcareshesaid.Thatswhyinprepa-rationfortheairportsclo-sureweinstructedaHealthQualityCouncilofAlbertatoreviewthestepsweneedtotaketoensurepatientsafety.Shesaidtherewillbeapatientcareareaon-siteadedicatedon-groundam-bulancefleetandaddi-tionalspaceinthehangarforpatientstobemovedindoorsandthemostur-gentpatientswillbeflowntohospitalbySTARSheli-copter.Thesituationattheinternationalairportwillbeadramaticimprovementoverwhatiscurrentlyof-feredsheadded.Around80percentofpa-tientsfromnorthernAlbertausemedevacservicesforscheduledproceduresorforadmissiontoahigherlevelofcaresoinotherwordsnotforemergencies.AnewbaseatEdmontonInterna-tionalAirportwillallowthemtomakethatjourneyingreatercomfortthaneverRedfordsaid.ButthegroupcalledSaveOurMedevacSer-vicesisstillrequestingtheprovincecomeupwithadifferentplan.LedbyDr.KerryPawluskithecoali-tionheldapublicmeetinginColdLakelastTuesdaynighttoagaindiscussitsconcernsthatthetransferofmedevacserviceswillputNorthernandrurallivesatrisk.Themeetingfollowedthereleaseofanopenlet-tertoAlbertansonMondaysignedby36frontlinedoc-tors-primarilyfromFortMcMurrayGrandePrairieandLacLaBiche-whoarecallingforthepublictoraisethealarmonthemedevacrelocationplan.CurrentlypatientsfromnorthernAlbertaortheNWTwhorequireurgentcareoutsidetheboundsoftheirruralhealthcentresarerushedtotheRoyalDoctorsunconvincedmedevacmovewonthinderhealthEdmontonairambulanceservicemovingtoLeducairportonMar.15Evenintheidealconditionswhenthehelicopteristheretheresnoblizzardeverythingsperfectitsstillgoingtobeaddedtimebeyondwhatwehavetoday.Weregoingfromthebesttotheworst.Dr.KerryPawluskiAlexandraStolleryChil-drensorUniversityofAl-bertahospitalsinEdmontonbywayof12xed-wingairambulances.ThedoctorssaythemainissueliesintimingastheSTARShelicopterservicesdonotoffertherangeorspeedofthefixed-wingplanes.Inemergencymedicinetimemattersandminutescounttheletterstates.Anaddedtransportdelayof30minutescanmakethediffer-enceastowhetherthepatientsurvivesorsuffersnegativehealthoutcomes.CityCentreAirportwhichwillcontinuetobeopera-tionalwellinto2014untiltheprovincecanfindasolutionthatguaranteespatientsthesametimelyaccesstothelifesavingequipmentandspecialiststhattheyhavetoday.Theimmediateplansforredevelopmentonlyin-volvetheNAITNorthernAlbertaInstituteofTech-nologyexpansionandtheLRTLightRailTransitline.ThatdoesnotaffectoperationsattheairportsoIdontunderstandwhytheprovincialgovernmenthasofAlbertafoundthatal-most4000patientsarrivedatEdmontonsCityCen-treAirportin2010byairambulanceandthat1779ofthosewerecriticalortime-dependent.Thisisnotfear-monger-ingordoctorsbeingirre-sponsibleassomepoliticiansaresuggestingPawluskisaid.Werejustprovidingfactualinformation.OnthecontraryPawluskisaidtheprovincialgovern-mentismisleadingthepublicaboutitscompliancewiththeHealthQualityCouncils18recommendationsforairam-bulanceservicessuchastheneedforadedicatedlaneforambulancesonthehighwayanoverpassandanalternateairportrunwaywithincitylimitsamongothers.Pawluskisaidhehopesthegovernmentmakesaturn-aroundbeforeMar.15whenthenewplanisimplemented.Theyhaveeverytooltomakethathappen.Theycanrescindthisdecisionthisafter-nooniftheywanttohesaid.ThephysiciansclaimthemovetotheLeducairportwillnearlydoublethetimeittakestogetcare.STARSspokespersonCamHekealsoadmittedpubliclythatheisunsurewhetherornotthecompanywillbeabletodealwiththeincreasedpressureonitsservices.Evenintheidealcondi-tionswhenthehelicopteristheretheresnobliz-zardeverythingsperfectitsstillgoingtobeaddedtimebeyondwhatwehavetodayPawluskitoldTheJournal.Weregoingfromthebesttotheworst.InsteadherecommendsmaintainingthesafestandquickestroutethroughthedecidedtogoaheadwiththisPawluskisaid.Hesaidtheprovincialgovernmentislowballingthenumbersonpatientsac-cessingcriticalairambu-lanceservices.Whilethegovernmenthassaidonly60patientsayearrequiretime-criticalmedevaccareLacLaBichephysicianDr.RichardBirkhillsaidhemedevaced120criticalpatientsfromhisemergencyroomalonelastyear.Eveniftherewerevepatientsthatweretimesensi-tivepermonth...theyresay-ing60deathsayearisokayPawluskiargued.AnindependentstudybytheHealthQualityCouncil13032KA0NEWMEDEVACBASEOPENSAsofMarch15allmedevacflightsfromnorthernAlbertawilllandatEdmontonInternationalAirport.Patientswillcontinuetohaveaccesstorapidreliableandsafeemergencycare.Eightypercentofmedevacflightsarepatienttransfersnotemergencies.JustfivepatientsamontharetrulytimesensitivewhereadelayingettingtoahospitalcouldaffecttheiroutcomeforthosepatientsSTARShelicoptercanflythemdirectlytohospital.Wevealreadyflown62patientsfromnorthernAlbertatoEdmontonInternationalAirportwithoutanyimpacttotheirhealth.AlbertaHealthServicesknowsthisisapersonalissuetomanyandunderstandshowcriticalthisserviceis.Whenyouneedemergencycarewewillbethere.Formoreinformationvisitwww.albertahealthservices.caemsPhotoscourtesyofSaveOurMedevacServicesAlbertasairambulanceserviceiscurrentlyperformedbyaeetof12xed-wingaircraft.FollowingthemovetoLeductheservicewillbedonebyhelicopter.BruceMcLaughlinformerNWTHealthMinisteraddressesaLacLaBicheaudienceduringoneofSaveOurMedevacServicespublicmeetings. 8TuesdayMarch122013WESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.isalovelyyoungfemalecat.Sheisalwaysplayfulandhertastefulgreywhitecoatisenoughtokeepyouwarmduringthelongwinterseason.Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.Congratulationstothe2012recipientsoftheNorthwestTerritorieswww.ntpc.comEMPOWERINGFUTURESLauraKrutkoTulitaKylaGrayTylerBellZacharyBayhaTulitaNorthlandimprovesuseofAboriginallanguagesSchooldivisionstartsnewreviewtomeasureprogressByRENEFRANCOEURAboriginallanguageandcultureisbecomingincreas-inglyvisibleacrossAlbertasNorthlandSchoolDivisionNSDastheauthorityserv-ingmostlyFirstNationsandMtisstudentsinthenorthernpartoftheprovinceembarksonnewcommunitypartner-shipsandhostsmoreculturecamps.Therehasbeenanin-terestingshifthappeningoverthelasttwotothreeyearswhereweareseeinganincreaseinAboriginallanguageandcultureinourlearningsystembe-causethatswhatwevebeenworkingtowardsDeloresPruden-BarrieNSDsupervi-sorofAboriginalprogramstoldTheJournal.WehavemoreAboriginalresourcesandbooksonhand.WevegonefromhavingonelessonplantounitplanstowholelongrangeplansnowformoreAboriginalcontent.Includingexperientialon-the-landlearningthroughrecurringeventslikeculturecampsaspartofthecurric-ulumhasbeenabigpartofthatshiftPruden-Barriesaid.TheresCreeimmersioncampsinsomeofourschoolswildernesscampsinthewin-terthingslikethatwherethestudentslearninacommu-nitysettinginsteadoftheclassroomallthetimeandtheylearnfromcommunityleadersandelderssothetra-ditionallanguageisusedandbecomesapartofthistooshesaid.Languageenhancestheirsenseofidentityandthatinturnaffectshowweallinteractandrelatetotherestoftheword.Itsthemostimportantthing.InlateFebruaryNSDandKeeTasKeeNowTribalCouncilKTCmadeupofFirstNationsfromtheAtika-megAlta.areaheldawinterculturalcampwhereover60studentsparticipatedintra-ditionalactivitiesincludingsnowshoeingre-makingandsettingshnets.ThesecampswhichNSDdidnotprovideasrecentlyasveyearsagoofferavenueforcommunitymembersandelderstogetinvolvedintheirchildrenseducationaswellPruden-Barrienoted.OneyoungmalestudentstoodupduringthetalkingcircleattheendoftheKTCwintercampandsaidhehadlearnedsomuchaboutleadershipatthecamphowtolookaftersleddogshowtosetsnaresandculturalteachingslikethewomanwhocameandtalkedabouthowtheteepeeissymbolicofamotherandchildinthewomb.Hesaidthosearethethingsheneeds.AndthisisonlyonestudentPruden-Barriesaid.AdditionallyNSDisen-gagedincommunityprojectssuchastheBigstoneCreeNationStewardshipProjectandbandactivitiesinPeer-lessLake.ComponentsoftheBig-stoneprojectareactuallybeingtaughtintheclass-rooms.Twostudentsmadesuggestionsaboutwhatdirec-tionthecommunityshouldgointermsofnewtechnol-ogysocialmediaetceteraPruden-Barriesaid.Supportingmoreofthesetypesofactivitiesinthecurriculumhasstrength-enedAboriginallanguagesinthedivisions23schoolsDonnaBarrettNSDsuper-intendentadded.YearsagotheAborigi-nallanguagesweretaughtintheirclassesandthatwasittherestofthedaywouldgobacktonormal.Nowteachersunderstandthatlanguageandculturehavetoinltratethewholedaythatexperientiallearningisapriorityandthatitsapartofthestudents.DivisiondraftsactionplanbeginsauditNSDsetupaFirstNationMtisandInuitFNMIadvi-sorycommitteeinDecembercomprisedofprincipalsandelderstoprovidedirectioninthedraftingofanewactionplanforincreasedinfusionofAboriginalcontentintocurricula.TheactionplanstemsfromatroubledNSDhis-tory.FormerAlbertaEduca-tionMinisterDaveHancockredtheentire23-memberboardoftrusteesin2010duetoconcernsabouthighstaffturnoverandlowratesofstudentsuccess.Aninquiryboardwasthenappointedtomakealistof48recom-mendationsmanyofwhichcalledforthebolsteringofAboriginalcultureandlan-guageintheschools.Thisactionplanfurthertacklesthetopvepriorityrecommendationsidentiedoutofthe48bytheNorth-landcommunityengagementteaminMarch2011.RightnowwehavethecommitteeandwehaveatentativeactionplandraftedPruden-Barriesaid.TheyreviewedtheplanatthelastmeetinganddecidednowisthetimetodoaFNMIprogramauditorreviewinalltheschoolssothenwecankeepmov-ingthisforward.LastThursdayNSDsentoutthereviewwhichisintheformofaquestionnairetoprincipals.Thepurposeofthisisjusttomeasurewhatweredoingwellrightnowandwhereweneedtogofromhere.ItinvolvesquestionslikewhatAboriginalmaterialsarebeingpresentlyusedinsciencemathhealthetcet-erahowcanwestrengthenuseofAboriginallanguageBarrettexplained.Pruden-BarrieplanstostartcompilingresultsfromthereviewbyApril.PhotoscourtesyofNorthlandSchoolDivisionEducationAboriginalLanguagesDeloresPruden-BarrieNSDsuper-visorofAboriginalprogramsworksonunitplansinherofce.StudentslearnaboutpartsofadogsledatawinterculturalcamphostedbytheNorthlandSchoolDivisionNSD.DonnaBarrettNSDsuperintendentsaysAboriginallanguageshavebeenstrengthenedacrossthedivisions23schools. 9TuesdayMarch122013DoyouwanttoseeyourpoetryinprintTheNorthernJournalissharpeningourquillsforonMarch212013.YoushouldtooSendyourpoemstoadminnorj.catoseeyourwritinginprintPoetryContestPoetryContestWorldPoetryDayWorldPoetryDayRadiohostsstrivetokeepDenelanguagesaliveByMEAGANWOHLBERGItsnoteverywhereinCan-adathatyoucanhearspeakorreadyourownAboriginallan-guageonadailybasis.ButhereintheNorthallyouhavetodoisturnontheradio.CKLBhostshavebeenof-feringnewsweatherandcon-versationintheterritorysveregionalDenelanguagesofDenesulineYatiChipewyanNorthandSouthSlaveyTli-choYatiandGwichinsincethestationsinceptionin1982eventuallyuppingthebroad-castedDenelanguagecontentto75percentin1996.DenesulinehostMarleneGroomsthelongestservinghostatthestationhasbeendeliveringprogramminginChipewyansince2006.Thoughshebeganherjour-nalismcareerinEnglishinthe90ssheeventuallymovedtowardreportinginherrstlanguagebecauseofthesenseofurgencyshefeltarounditssurvival.TheChipewyanlanguageisdyingshesaid.SoIthoughtitwouldbeimportanttodoitandgetstoriesouttheretopeopleandthatwaysomeofthenon-speakingChipewyanpeoplewouldbeinterestedinre-learningtheirlanguage.ItsworkingGroomssaidashershowisquitepopular-notjustwithDenesulinepeoplefromtheNWTbutthroughoutnorthernAlbertaandSaskatchewanwherepeoplecanaccessCKLBprogramsonline.ThisMondayIhadpeoplefromBlackLakeandFondduLacSaskatchewanvisitmeunexpectedlyshesaid.TheycametoYellowknifetoseemeandsaidtheylis-tentomeontheinternet...SoIknowIvebeenlistenedtoallover.Groomsgrewupspeak-ingChipewyanandeventhoughshenolongerlivesinherhomecommunityofLut-selKecontinuestospeakitwithherfamilyandfriendsinYellowknife.Formeitsmoremean-ingfultospeakinyourlan-guagethanEnglishbecausewhenpeoplespeakthelan-guageandpeopletellstoriesinthelanguageyoucantreallytranslateiteffectivelyintoEnglish...InChipewyanitsmoremeaningful.Whileshesaidradiohasanimportantroleinpreservingandpromotingthelanguagemoreworkneedstobedoneinthehomeandatschoolstoensureyoungergenerationsarentlosingout.LawrenceNayallyoneoftheyoungerradiohostsatCKLBagreed.ThoughSouthSlaveywashisrstlanguagegrowingupinWrig-leyNayallysaidAboriginallanguagesareoftenputasidebyyouthinordertoprioritizeEnglishinschool.Itwashisfamilythatkepthimspeakingandunder-standingSlavey.Mygrandparentsencour-agedmetocomebackandlivewiththemforacoupleyearsandinthattimeIre-learnedthelanguageNay-allysaid.ThentheypassedawayandIthoughtwhatdoIdonowWhowillIspeakDenewithNayallythenmovedintoradioinYellowknifewhereheisexcitedtobepromot-ingthelanguagetopeopleacrosstheterritoryinclud-ingclassroomsonhisDehChoontheGoshow.Ithinkradiohasabigrolehesaid.YoucanhearitdailyonCKLBandCBCanditmaintainsthatowofinformationintermsofsto-ries.Alotofpeoplewanttolearn.Thereareyoungpeopleinterestedinlearningwhotuneintothestation.HesaidthestationplugsintoAboriginalLanguageMontheveryMarchbyteach-ingwordsofthedayandhav-inglanguageexchangesbe-tweendifferenthosts.RecentlythestationsecuredauentGwichinannouncerforthersttimeinover20years.EvelyneParryofFortMcPher-sonisnowontheairdaily.IwanttoshareandspeakmyGwichinlanguageasmuchasIcanParrysaid.CKLBsradiodirectorDenezeNakehkosaidhav-ingaGwichinvoicebackontheairisareliefasthelanguagehasthefewestnativespeakersleftintheterritory.WearesohappyEvelynehasjoinedushereatthesta-tionhesaid.OutofallthelanguagesGwichinisinthemostdiresituationsoitssoimportantwehaveitontheradioeveryday.MarchisAboriginalLan-guagesMonthinCanada.ArtsCultureAboriginalLanguagesFormoreinformationpleasecontactBrendaTuckeyat867-621-2736.LawrenceNayallyreachesSouthSlaveylistenersonhisdailyDehChoontheGoshowonCKLBRadioinYellowknife.PhotoJoshLong ArtsCultureFestivals10TuesdayMarch122013NATIONALMARCHISHealthyeatingstartsatthegrocerystore.ThefoodsyoupurchasewillaffecthowyoueatfortheweekbyplanningaheadyouwillsetyourselfupforsuccessAgroceryshoppingstrategycansaveyoutimeandmoneyandcanalsohelpyoutoeathealthier.CheckoutthelobbyattheHealthCentreforsomefreehandoutsandgroceryshoppingtipspostedonthemainbulletinboard.TherewillbehealthyrecipehandoutsaswellBestFoodForwardPlanShopCookEnjoyMARCHISNUTRITIONMONTHWWW.DIETITIANS.CATMToursofKaesersgrocerystoreareavailableduringMarch.CallPublicHealthat872-6203tosignupforagrocerytourFortSmithGroceryStoreToursYellowknifeintroducesitsversionofBurningManArtinstallationtogoupinamesduringLongJohnJamboreeByRENEFRANCOEURThefamiliarandmajesticicecastleisnttheonlythingstandingtalloutonYellow-knifeBaythismonthtomarkthesecondannualLongJohnJamboreewinterfestival.Transiencea16-foottallartprojectmadeof110woodenpalletsandtwo-by-fourswentuppiecebypiecebetweenJol-liffeIslandandDogIslandonMar.2andwillremainthereuntilSaturdaythedesig-natedburndaywhenitwillbetorchedtotheground.InacelebrationofwinterthereisaplaceforreLachlanMacLeanthemainartistandorganizerbehindTransiencesaid.WeallappreciateagoodwarmreinthewinterandthepalletsareacommonsightinYellowknife.Sobesidesbeingreadilyavailableandburnablethatalsobringssomespecialsignicance-thewholestruc-turebecomesacommentonthetransientnatureofYellowknife.Therearecertainlyalwayslotsofnewfacescomingthroughtowntheseasonschangedra-matically.Thestructureitselfisonlyherefortwoweekssoitsatransienttoo.MacLeanateamleaderforreliabilityengineeringatBHPsEkatidiamondminehasattendedmultipleBurningManfestivalsanannualcoun-terculturearteventinnorthernNevadasBlackRockDesert.WhenhemovedtoYellowknifefouryearsagohesaidthesim-ilaritiesbetweenNevadaandthevastspaceonYellowknifeBaywerestriking.IthoughtpeopleshouldbeutilizingtheicemoreandIalsofeelthereneedstobemorevenuesforself-expres-sionheresowhenthatsim-portanttoyouyoujustdothingstomakeithappen.LastyearMacLeanandagroupof14otherartistswantedtodosomethingre-orientedfortheLongJohnJamboreeandendedupimplementingaseriesofrepits.Thisyearitwasabouttakingthatonestepfurtherhesaid.Transienceerectedintheshapeofa3Dtriskelionortriskelethreenearlyinter-lockingspiralsshouldbeun-derstoodasapublicopenartgalleryMacLeansaid.BycoincidenceMacLeanlearnedafterthetriskelesconstructionthattheshapewaspossiblyonceanancientsymbolofre.Thegrouphasnailedsheetsofcardboardtosomeofthepalletsforpublicexpression.Weveleftcarpenterspen-cilsandpencilcrayonsthereandthepubliccanwanderthroughitinteractwithitcon-tributetoitwithwordsdraw-ingsanything...Theideaistogetpeopletotakeamomenttoreectabouttransienceandchangeintheirlivesandpayalittlemoreattentiontherebytothecurrentmoment.Themaindriveofthepieceistoremindpeoplethatevery-thingisimpermanentandwillonedaybeashesheexplained.VisitorsarealsoinvitedtosubmittheirownartworkandleaveitattheTransiencesitesolongastheydonotminditgoingupinamesaswell.Allartworkmustbenon-toxicasTransienceisaleave-no-traceeventMacLeansaid.TheburningofTransiencetentativelysettobeginaround800p.m.SaturdaywillbeapartofthejamboreesFireandIceeventaneveningoftheelementswhichwillfea-turereworkspyrotechnicsandicesculptures.MacLeanhopestomaketheburningartprojectanan-nualjamboreeaffairswitch-ingupthethemeandstruc-turalshapeaswellasthematerialseveryyear.TheLongJohnJamboreepackedwithanumberofwinteractivitiesfromsnowbeachvolleyballtoalongjohnfashionshowkicksoffThursdayonGreatSlaveLakeandwrapsupSunday.PhotoDarrenJacquardYellowkneartistspiecetogetherthetriskele-shapedTransienceartprojectoutofpalletsandtwo-by-fours.BacklefttorightLachlanMacLeanMichalSeranDanielGillisandKuzmanJivkov.FrontlefttorightJudyMahandKateGuay. 11TuesdayMarch122013 12TuesdayMarch122013LTD.Proudtothankeverybodyformakingthe2013WoodBuffaloFrolicsagreatsuccessWoodBuffaloFrolics2013LTD.867-872-2058FortSmithsWoodTwoyearoldLayneDievertenjoysSanisVilleneuvegetsherfacepaintedbymomHeatherduringtheKidsCarnivallastFriday.JomeiNewkirk11performshisownhiphopsongcalledMyChoiceattheYouthTalentShowonFriday.MadTrapperRobertGrandjambeofFortChipewyantookthegrandprizeforhiscostumeatFridaynightsball.DonBourkebeckonsmoosecowsduringthemooseandgoosecallcompetitionafterthecommunityfeastonFriday.SpeedytobogganingenthusiastsfSundayofsleddingattheLookout.KeziaMcDonaldtriesherhandatthesnowsnakecompetitionatra 13TuesdayMarch122013ThankyoueveryoneforhelpingmaketheWoodBuffaloFrolicspossiblethisyearpossiblethisyeaForemergencyassistancecalluffaloFrolics2013taffyonastickattheSugarShack.KennySchaefercompetesinthetrapsettingeventattheNorthernGames.TrynityLarsenshowstheMuffaloosesomeloveoutsidetheRecCentre.MelissaFrasercallsthenumbersatthesoldoutBingogameSundayattheFortSmithRecCentre.omleftLiliKikoakBillieBourquePyperRehmandLizKikoaktakeabreatherduringasnowyitionalDenehuntinggameattheYouthNorthernEventsSaturday.PhotosPaulBannisterReneFrancoeurMeaganWohlberg 14TuesdayMarch12201313032MM0Thisexperienceopenedoureyestodierentculturesandgaveustheopportunitytobuildfriendshipswithstudentsfromaroundtheworldglobalcitizenswhotakeanactiveroleininternationalaairs.ElyseGlorSecond-yearBachelorofArtsstudentInmid-JanuaryElyseGlorandateamofMacEwanUniversitystudentsvisitedtheGalapagosIslandsaspartoftheNationalModelUNLatinAmericaconference.TheyparticipatedinUNcommitteesimulationsalongsidestudentsfromotheruniversitiesinCanadatheUnitedStatesEuropeandLatinAmerica.Buttheexperiencedidntendthere.ItwentbeyondtheconferencetakingthestudentstotheGalapagosIslandsculturalandenvironmentalsites.Takingfulladvantageoftheopportunitytheyalsomadetimetohelpoutinanumberofcommunityserviceactivitiessuchasbeachcleaningreforestationandtrailmaintenance.TotopoffanamazingweekofextraordinarylearningexperiencesthestudentsreceivedtheOutstandingDelegationAwardatthemodelUNconference.Weallfeelveryfortunatetohavetheopportunitytoparticipateinsuchahigh-qualityconferenceatsuchauniquevenuesaysElyse.Weareanengageduniversitythatencouragesmeaningfulconnectionsbetweenstudentsfacultystaandtheworldaroundus.LearnmoreaboutstudyabroadopportunitiesatMacEwan.caInternational.pathwaystoopportunityeducationspecialsectionForestrycoursebringscareersintoclassroomDiamondJennessrstinNWTtoofferhighschoolforestrytrainingByMEAGANWOHLBERGHayRiversburgeoningbio-massindustryhasteamedupwithDiamondJennessschooltohelphighschoolstudentstakeadvantageofemergingjobopportunitiesinthesectorthroughanewpilotforestrycoursethatbeganFeb.1.OfferedtostudentsinGrades10-12thecourseaimstointro-ducestudentstothecareerop-portunitiesavailablethroughforestryandgivethemsomepreliminaryexperienceintheeldincasetheydecidetopur-sueitatthepostsecondarylevel.WhywedecidedtoofferthiscoursehasalottodowiththelocaleconomyTimBor-chukviceprincipalatDJSStoldTheJournal.Everyindi-cationhasbeengiventousthatwehaveanewpelletplantcom-ingtotown...andwewantedtokeepasmanypeoplefromhereemployedaspossible.Borchuksaidlocalentrepre-neurBradMapeswhoiscur-rentlyintheprocessofbuildingawoodpelletmanufacturingplanttosupplytheHayRiverareaandbeyondwithbiomassheatingsuppliesapproachedtheschoolaboutayearagowiththeideatotrainyouthforforestryjobsinthecommunity.Theschoolimmediatelyjumpedonboard.TeamingupwiththeWood-landOperationsLearningFoundationWOLFinSlaveLakeAlbertaalongwiththeAlbertaDistanceLearningCentreinEdmontonthehighschoolhasputtogetherave-modulecoursethattakesstu-dentsthroughthesocialeco-nomicenvironmentalandcul-turalsignicanceofforests.Throughoutthesemesterguestspeakersfromtheindus-tryanditsoffshootsaresched-uledtopresentandtentativeeldtripswiththedepartmentofEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesforestmanagementdivisionareintheworks.Di-amondJennessisalsohopingtocoordinateaforestrycampwiththeFortVermilionschooldivisionthisspring.Studentswillalsobegivenaccesstotechnologyallowingthemtouseasimulatedfellerbuncherandharvestertogetafeelforworkingonthegroundwhileintheclassroomwiththehelpofinstructorsfromtheforestryindustry.InstructorJ.J.Hirstsaidwhilethetwo-creditcoursewontqualifystudentstonec-essarilyentertheindustrystraightawayitisdesignedtogetstudentsthinkingaboutwhattheymightbeinterestedindoingafterschool.Themainpurposeoftheprogramistoexposestudentstodifferentcareersinforestry-notjusttheharvestingas-pectbutallavailableandre-latedoccupationsthatgowithforestryhesaid.WhenwetalkedtothekidsintherstclassmostofthemthoughtforestryisaboutdrivingaCAT.Theydontunderstandtheotherimportantjobsthatgowithit.Sohopefullythissparksaninterestinthem.Hirstsaidthepilotprojecthasreceivedanincredibleamountofsupportfromthedistricted-ucationauthoritytheschooldivisionandthecommunityinthehopethatstudentswillstickaroundaftergraduating.Everyonesonboardwiththishesaid.WewanttogivethekidsachancetoseewhatjobsareavailabletothemsowhentheyleaveourschooltheycanworkinHayRiverandhaveacareertolookforwardto.WewantourkidstoseeHayRiverisagoodplacetobe.PhotoJ.J.HirstDiamondJennessrstforestryclasscountstheringsofdifferenttypesoftreestodeterminetheirages. 15TuesdayMarch12201313032UU1AugustanaistheUniversityofAlbertainCamrosepathwaystoopportunityeducationspecialsectionSouthSlaveeducatorswinIndspireawardsByMEAGANWOHLBERGTwoofthe12educatorsselectedfromacrossthecountryforthebrandnewIndspireGuidingtheJour-neyeducationawardsjusthappentobefromthesamesmallschooldistrictintheNorthwestTerritoriestheSouthSlave.BrentKaulbackassistantsuperintendentoftheSouthSlaveDivisionalEducationCouncilSSDECandDorisCamsellanAboriginallan-guageinstructoratHarryCamsellSchoolinHayRiverwerepraisedlastweekfortheircontributionstoim-provingindigenouseduca-tioninCanada.Kaulbackwhowasin-strumentalingettingtherst-everSouthSlaveyandChipewyandictionariesoffthegroundoverthepastsev-eralyearswasgiventheIn-digenousEducationPartnerawardwhichrecognizesanon-indigenouseducatordedicatedtofurtheringK-12indigenousstudentsuccess.Camsellisoneoftwore-cipientsoftheLanguageCultureandTraditionsawardforherworkwithstudentsintegratinglan-guagecultureandtradi-tionalknowledgeintoclass-roomlearning.Bothwillreceivethepres-tigiousawardsfromGover-norGeneralDavidJohnstononMar.15inCalgaryatagalafeaturingliveenter-tainmentbyhip-hopartistandAboriginaljournalistWabKinew.SSDECsuperintendentCurtisBrownsaidbothre-cipientsarewell-deservingofthenationalattention.Shehasbeenabridgebetweentwoculturesshow-ingstudentshowtraditionalknowledgeandskillscanbevaluableintodaysworldhesaidofCamsell.NotonlyissheateacherbutaninvaluableresourcepersonandagreatrolemodelforAboriginalstudents.Camsellwhoessentiallyspearheadedtheintroduc-tionofAboriginallanguageprogrammingintoHayRiv-ersschools22yearsagowasalsooneofthefound-ersoftheNWTDeneKedecurriculum.Camsellsaiditsimpor-tanttoincorporateAborig-inallanguagesintowhatispredominantlyanEnglishenvironment.LanguageiswhatgivesthemstudentstheirIrecognizethatlanguageisessentialtoonesbeingandthattoloseoneslanguagereallydoestakeapartofyouaway.Onceyouloseyourlanguagetheelementthattouchesyourheritageandtraditionsyoulosealittlebitofyourself.BrentKaulbackidentityandthatswhereself-esteemcomesinshesaid.TheresagreatdeclineinAboriginallanguagesduetotheWesternschoolsystemthatallstudentsareman-datedtoattend.Shededicatedtheawardtoherancestorsandthefuturegenerations.Wedontwalkaloneshesaid.LikewiseKaulbacksaidhehadhisteamattheschooldivisiontothank.Imabsolutelyhonouredbytheawardandtherecog-nitionIvereceivedfortheworkImdoingrecognizingthatImnottheonlyoneKaulbacksaid.IworkwithpeoplehereatSSDECwhocarejustasmuchandwhoarejustasexcitedbythesekindsofprojectsasIam.Thoughhehasonlybeenofciallyinvolvedinthepro-ductionofclassroomresourceslikebooksanddictionariessince2005Kaulbacksaidthepreservationandpromo-tionofAboriginallanguageshasbeenhispassionsincehiscareerbegan38yearsago.EvenwhenIwasteach-ingIalwaysworkedwiththeAboriginallanguageinstructorstobuildteacher-maderesourcesthatwecoulduseinourprograms.Ialwaysfounditfascinatingandinter-estingandIalwayswantedtohelphesaidrecallingthathebeganworkingonhisrstpictorialdictionarydur-ingsnowdayswhileteach-inginBakerLakein1980.BrowncalledKaulbacksworkintheschooldivisionoutstandingsayinghisac-complishmentsplacehimintherstrankofeducatorsworkingwithAboriginalstu-dentsinCanada.Kaulbackisresponsibleforthecreationofover200AboriginallanguagebooksandwastherstprincipaltoproducegraduatesatChiefSunriseSchoolontheHayRiverReserve.Tosayhesmadeasigni-cantcontributiontofurtheringK-12AboriginalstudentsuccessisabitofanunderstatementtosaytheleastBrownsaid.ThoughKaulbackadmitstohavingnonaturalafn-ityforstudyinglanguageshesaidworkingwitheldersandyouthtokeeplanguagealivehasbeenveryfullling.Irecognizethatlan-guageisessentialtoonesbeingandthattoloseoneslanguagereallydoestakeapartofyouawayhesaid.Onceyouloseyourlan-guagetheelementthattouchesyourheritageandtraditionsyoulosealittlebitofyourself.AndIseetheindividualswhoknowtheirlanguageandareproudpeo-pleandthatswhatIstriveforhelpingtomaintainthatinthecommunity.AnywaythatIcanhelptheAborigi-nallanguageinstructorsinthatwayIdo.AspartofthehonourbothKaulbackandCamsellwillhavetheopportunitytomeetotheraward-winningeduca-torsandsharebestpracticesataseriesofworkshopsdur-ingthenationalgatheringMar.15-16.Kaulbacksaidheisgreatlylookingforwardtolearningaboutothersuccessfulpro-gramsthroughoutCanadabutadmittedhisdistrictmayhavesomethingtoteachaswell.WhenIrealizethatthisisapan-Canadianawardandtwoofthe12arefromourlittledistrictittellsmeweredoingsomethingrighteventhoughwestillhavelotsofworktodohesaid.AlsorecognizedwereKelly-LeeAssineweTanyaLearyNeilDebassigeandLottieKeyeofOntarioCur-tisMichaelofNovaScotiaDeloriaManyGreyHorsesofAlbertaGordonMar-tellofSaskatchewanEricWilsonandBrandiVezinaofManitobaandKirstenBarnesofBC.BrentKaulbackandDorisCamsellwerenamedtwoof12inauguralrecipientsofthenewIndspireGuidingtheJourneyeducationawards.PhotoMeaganWohlberg 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21TuesdayMarch122013WoodBuffaloFrolics2013BMarch7-102013LetsFrolicNorthwestTerritoriesThankYoutoallthosewhomadetheFrolicsapossibilityNorthwesternAirFreundsNorthernStoreKaesersNTPCBerrosENRTDCFieldsToniHeronMaryPoitrasLindaMabbittMaggieSikyeaFreddyBeaulieuEmilySmithDelbertBourkeKristyJonesNWTWomensCorrectionsHenryBeaverVioletMatthewsRyanBeaverVolunteersDonMatthewsJr.LoisLaffertyMelissaFraserPaulineGordonMikeBeaverDeniseYuhasJimHoodAngelaTrudeauTracyNadaryTerranceMackenzieMatthewBirdJoshuaBirdJoelEvansKianaHessdorferRebeckahBirdPyperRehmRobynMinuteMLAM.MiltenbergerSaltRiverFirstNationSmithLandingFirstNationKinglandFord-HayRiverRapidCornerStoreFt.SmithMtisCouncilRavenEngravinnArtPelicanInnRestaurantCabConstructionAuroraCollegeLouiseFraserKozyCarpetsShearFunRyanBeaverDaveHehnRustyRavenGalleryWallysDrugsBorderCabsLibraryAdvisoryBoardmembersHardworkingstaffattheRecCentreandPoolWeapologizetoanyonenotmentionedabove.ByRENEFRANCOEURSixgirlsfromacrosstheterritoryhaveemergedfromthebushwithnewlifeskillsafterparticipatingintherstwinterversionofTaigaAd-ventureCampanoutdoors-focusedprogramseekingtoempoweryoungfemaleleadersintheNorthwestTerritories.Thiswintercamppro-videdanenvironmentwherethegirlscouldreallychal-lengethemselvesinmorewaysthanoneJennyCraw-fordTaigasnewexecutivedirectorsaid.Theyhadtolearntokeepthemselveswarmandtakecareofthem-selves...Wesawalotofcon-dencebuildingandempow-ermenthappening.Thegirlsbetweentheagesof13-17snowmobiledtwohoursoutsideofYel-lowknifetoBlissLakelastMondaywheretheyspentvedayssettingsnareschoppingwoodandiceshingwithnets.TheywerehelpednotonlybycampinstructorsbutalsobyaNdiloelderandGNWTforestryofcer.ItwasagoodexperienceandIhavesomanymemo-riesChelseaEliasofInu-vik17said.Ithinkbuild-ingthequinzheewasthebest.Wewantedtosleepinitbuttheinstructorssaiditwastoocold.ShaniaDesjarlaislivinginYellowknifebutoriginallyfromLutselKeheardaboutGirlslearnwintersurvivalskillsatTaigacampTaigaswintercampfromherauntanddecidedtoregistertotrysomethingnewanddifferentshesaid.Youknowwhatwasac-tuallyprettycoolNotusingmyphoneforvedays.IlikedthatdidntthinkIwouldDesjarlais14toldTheJournal.Wedidalotouttherejustbeingontheland...Ididntwanttoleaveactually.Crawfordwhoattendedthewintercampsaidthetransformationinthegirlsoverjustfivedayswasremarkable.Theystartedoutveryshyandnervous.Somegirlshadneversnowmobiledbe-foreanddidntwanttotryit.Thenbytheendoftheweektheyweredrivingthembythemselvestippingicetogetwaterlikepros.ThatbeingsaidthegirlswerealllookingforwardtoahotshowerandwashingtheirhairCrawfordjoked.PreviouslyrunbytheYWCAinYellowknifeTaigawastakenoverbyanewgroupofwomencalledtheNorthernYouthLeadershipSocietyNYLSlastyear.ThewintercampispartofNYLSsvisionforTaigatheonlysummercampintheNWTspecicallyforteenagegirlstobecomeayear-roundprogram.PlansforTaigaweekendworkshopsarealsointheworksincludingonesgearedforboys.EducationAdventureCampByRENEFRANCOEUROver500girlsandwomentestedtheirwingsSaturdayattheYellowknifeAirportforthesecondTheSkysNoLimit-GirlsFlyTooeventadayoffreehelicopterridesthatstrivestogetmorefe-malesthinkingaboutavia-tionasacareerpath.FoundedandorganizedbyTrinityHelicopterspilotKirstenBrazierofYellow-knifeGirlsFlyTooalsoofferedfreetoursoftheairtrafficcontroltowerandightservicestationthisyearinadditiontootheractivitiesincludingadis-playlineofvariousaircraftwherefemalepilotsanden-gineerswereonhandtoan-swerquestions.TammyWotherspoonNAVCanadasiteman-agerforairtrafccontrolinInuvikYellowknifeandNormanWellsguidedgroupsof12throughouttheYellowknifefacilitiestowatchcontrollersinac-tionlearnaboutaviationweatherservicesandNAVCanadajobs.Aviationisntsomethinggirlstypicallythinkaboutgettingintoespeciallywhenitcomestoairtrafccon-trolorastechnologists...ButweareseeingmorefemalescomingintoNAVCanadathoughwerestillnotequalinnumbersWotherspoonsaid.Thereswomenwork-inginallthesitesImanagebuttheyarestillpartoftheminority.MilitarypilotsAmandaMakiandAmandaMuhligflewtheturbojetCT-156HarvardIIfromMoosejawtoYellowknifeforGirlsFlyToo.Theytoldtheirflightstoriesandshowedgirlsaroundtheaircraftsinterior.IwantgirlsandevenolderwomentoknowtheyhaveoptionsandjustbecausetheresnotalotofwomenintheelddoesntmeanitshardertogetintoMaki29said.Thebiggestthingisjustraisingawareness.LastyeartheYellowknifeAirportwontheFlyItForwardChallengepartoftheannualWomenofAviationWorld-wideWeekcelebrationsandwasnamedthemostfemalefriendlyfacilityintheworldafter500participantstooktotheskiesforGirlsFlyToo.Numbersforthe2013FlyItForwardChallengearecur-rentlybeingtallied.BraziercouldnotreleasetheexactnumbersforYellowknifesparticipationbutnotedtheeventhadbiggerresultsthan2012.YellowknifestretchesitswingsladiesonlystyleGirlsFlyTooeventfostersaviationinterestinyoungwomenIndustryAviationPhotosJennyCrawfordShaniaDesjarlaisrightchopsrewoodforthersttimewithChelseaEliasnextinline.NdiloelderEdwardDoctoringreenandforestryofcerJaniceZiemannfrontleftteachthegirlshowtountangleanettedsh.TassieLockhart-DrygeesesnowmobilesaroundBlissLaketochecktheshnets. SportsRecreationFrolicsHockey22TuesdayMarch122013NOTICEFromNorthwesternAirFortSmithFishingDerbyFlightsSPECIALPRICEFORDERBYCONTESTANTSOneWayFare..........52.50ReturnFare............105.00March24thFlightsDepartFortSmith0900DepartDerby1710March25thFlightsDepartFortSmith0900DepartDerby1710InclusiveoftaxesandfeesInclusiveoftaxesandfeesArriveDerby0920ArriveFortSmith1730ArriveDerby0920ArriveFortSmith1730AllFlightsareSubjecttoDemandByRENEFRANCOEURTheFortProvidenceBullsdefeatedtheFortSmithBisons5-2duringtheWoodBuffaloFrolicsmensrecreationalhockeytournamentSunday.FortProvidencetriumphsinFrolicshockeytournamentItwasaclosegamewiththeteamstiedat2-2throughtwoperiodsBisonplayerJeanSoucysaid.WerejustgettingtoooldfortheyoungkidsSoucyjoked.TheBisonsscoredatotalof17goalsthroughouttheweekend.FortProvidencescored26.TheBlackoutsandTDCDucksbothFortSmithteamsfacedoffinthecon-solationchampionshipwiththeBlackoutswinning5-1.TheBisonswereinfirstplaceaftertheroundrobingamesFridayandSaturdayfollowedbyTDCinsec-ondandFortProvidenceinthirdplace.ThefirstplayoffgameSaturdayeveningpittedthefourthplaceBlack-outsagainstthefifthplaceMoosefromFortChipewyan.TheBlack-outseasilydefeatedtheMoose8-2.Itwasagreatweekendandallgameswerereallyclose.Therewerentawholelotofblow-outswhichistypicalofthistournament.LutselKestruggledabitSoucysaid.TheBisonskickedoffthetournmanetwithabangmaintaingaone-goalleadintothethirdpe-riodagainsttheBlackoutsFridaynightduringgameone.Theywon5-3.Seventeamscompeted.Out-of-townteamsin-cludedFortProvidenceFortChipewyanandLut-selKe.RealGauthieroftheBisonswasnamedMostValuablePlayerSaturdaynightandincelebrationofhisrecent40thbirthdayreceivedapieintheface.BRIEFSSPORTSNorthernHockeyChallengeRoundrobingamesendinwesterndivisionTheNorthernHockeyChallengecontinuedthisweek-endwithYellowknifesmoothlydefeatingInuvikinbothgamesnishingoffwitha12-3scoreSaturday.IntheeasterndivisionIqaluitnarrowlylostitsrstgameagainstRankinInlet2-3butcamebackinthesecondgameonSundayeveningtowin8-4.RepulseBayde-featedRankinInletSaturday10-8butcouldntover-throwIqaluitlosingwithascoreof6-5.GamescontinueintheEastthisweekendwithRepulseBayfacingoffagainstKuujjuaqandRankinInletgoingheadtoheadoncemorewithIqaluit.NorthernOntarioteamtakesBrierSkipBradJacobsandhisNorthernOntarioteamslaugh-teredthree-timechampionJeffStoughtonofManitobatowintheTimHortonsBrier11-4SundayeveninginEd-monton.OntariosGlennHowardclearedthebronzemedalgameagainstNewfoundlandsBradGushue.SkipJamieKoesNorthwestTerritoriesYukonteamnishedwithvewinsandsixlossesplacingseventhoutof12teams.GoldforCanadainspeedskatingatWorldsinDebrecenHungaryYellowknifesMichaelGildayandtheresttheCanadianteamdefendedthemensrelayworldtitleinHungaryonSundaytakinggoldintheshort-trackspeedskat-ingworldchampionships.GildayandteammatesOliverJeanCharlesHamelinandCharleCournoyernishedbehindSouthKoreabuttheywerepenalizedforinter-feringwithGildaynearlycausinghimtofallduringaturn.RussiatooksilverandtheDutchcameinthird.WalkingChallengeresultsinThethirdannualMackenzieRiverWalkingChallengemarcheditsnalstepslastTuesdayfor2013.Ofthe73teamsparticipatinginthevirtualwalkfromFortProvi-dencetoTuktoyaktukadistanceof1658km52madeitloggingagrandtotalof190877km.BeginningJan.7challengeparticipantscollectivelyspentover38175hourswalking.Onaverageeachparticipantaccumu-latedover200minutesofweeklyexercisewhichis25percentmoreexercisethanrecommendedintheCana-dianPhysicalActivityGuidelines.MeaghernishesSkiforHopeWoodBuffaloMunicipalcouncillorPhilMeaghern-ishedthelast50kmoftheSkiforHopetrekfromFortChipewyantoFortMcMurrayFridayevening.MeagherhadoriginallysetoutFeb.23tocrosscountryskithe280kmjourneytoraisefundsforthehomelessinMcMur-ray.Duetopneumoniahewasforcedtoquit30hoursin.Fridaysnalhaultookthe51year-oldaboutninehoursand40minutes.Meagherraisedover11000fortheCentreofHopeinMcMurraythelocalorganizationthatprovidesservicesforthehomeless.CloseracesatDehchodogsledchampionshipsJamesWheelerofClamGulchAlaskawonthe31.5mile10dog2013DehchoSledDogChampionshipsinFortProvidenceontheweekendduringacloseracewithonlythreesecondsseparatingfourthfthsixthandsev-enthplaces.Wheelerstimeoverthetwodayracewas14212.Inthe14milesixdogracereturningchampionDaveJohnsonofTagishYukoncameinrstwithatimeof4254.Thesixdogracewasatightcompetitionwithlessthanaminuteseparatingsecondtoseventhplaces.PhotoAldoLandaverdePlayersfromtheBlackoutspreparetotakeontheBisonduringFridayskickoffgameattheWoodBuffaloFrolicsmensrecreationalhockeytournament. 23TuesdayMarch122013FORTSMITHFISHINGDERBYFridayMarch22SaturdayMarch23SundayMarch249a.m.9p.m.7a.m.9p.m.7a.m.3p.m.ForinformationcallRichardMercrediat867872-2973TRAVELATYOUROWNRISKNatawaLakeThreeLakesLotsofPrizesandCashDrawsEntryFeeTwohoursbysnowmobileCallNorthwesternAirLeaseComeonoutandhaveagreatweekend 24TuesdayMarch122013