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16TuesdayJune112013S.A.L.T.PentecostalSubArcticLeadershipTrainingDoyoueverwonderifGodhascalledyoutobeaspiritualleaderForthosegiventhegiftofleadershiptheyshouldleadHearingthecall.TheSpiritualGift.Developingyourministryabilities.PracticalCourseslikePreachingPersonalEvangelismBibleCustomsChurchHistoryTheNorthPastoralMinistryTheologyTheMajorProphetsandmoreGovernmentFundingAvailable-StudentFinanceContactBurniceat867872-3340or867872-8151orintheeveningsat867872-4632AskaboutouristanceCousesweeklongworkshopsonSpiritualWrfareandotercoursesandprograms.FoundationsofSpiritualLeadershipFindoutwhattheprerequisitesareforSpiritualLeadershipasafollowerofJesusChristoutaboutGodshighcallontheirlivesandmakingitsureExplorethePossibilitiesin2013ThegiftandcallofleadershipWorkasPastorTeacherEvangelistetc.DeBeersMACAECEParksCanadaHelenandLucasNorthernLifeMuseumDianeandGraceJBTPWKJimGreenPatti-KayHamiltonTallisNewkirkGeraldPoitrasPeterDanielsandhisapprenticesChrisDeWolfSandraDolanRichardVanCampEileenBeaverMarySchaeferRamandaandJoleneallthejudgesandchaperonesTHENWTHERITAGEFAIRSOCIETYwouldliketothankallpeopleandorganizationswhomade2013TerritorialHeritageFairShowcaseasuccessfulandfunweekendforthestudentsandthecommunity.NWTPride2013aimstouniteNortherncommunityFestivaltofeatureperformancesbyATribeCalledRedTheCliksByMEAGANWOHLBERGWithmajoractsinclud-ingATribeCalledRedandTheClikssettoheadlinethesecondannualNWTPridefestivalthisAugustinYel-lowknifeorganizershavenodoubtstheeventisgoingtobemassivelysuccessfulinitsquesttobringpeopletogether.WestartedplanningearlierwehavewaybiggerheadlinersandwaybiggerworkshopsplannedandwemovedthedateuptoearlyAugustsowecouldhaveallthoseuniversitystudentssoIthinkitsafairassumptiontosaythatthisyearsfestivalisgoingtobequitehugesaidNWTPridedirectorImanKassam.UnderthethemeUniteUsroundtwoofthebrandnewNorthernfestivalisex-pandingonitsrstkickatthecanlastsummerhopingtolaunchitsmessageofshame-lessnessandunderstandingintofurtherreachesofthecommunityandtheterritoryasawhole.ThethemeofunityUniteUsreallycamefromthelivesthatweallliveuphereintheNorthwherepeoplehavecomefromallwalksoflifeKassamsaid.InYel-lowknifethecommunitytriestodoareallygoodjobofbeingdiverseandbeingopenbutlikeineverycom-munitysegregationanddi-visioncanhappenandthatexistswithinthePridecom-munitythatexistswithineverycommunity...Thisyearweresayingletsunitewithallofouridentitiesinsideofusandoutsideofus.Letslearnaboutotherpeople.Forthisyearsfestivalor-ganizersarereachingouttodifferentreligiousandcul-turalcommunitiesacrosstheNorthaswellassmallercommunities.Around10workshopshavebeenscheduledsofarwithtopicsrangingfromtwo-spiritednesstocapital-ismintheLGBTQlesbiangaybisexualtransgenderqueermovementcreatingsafespacesforLGBTQpeo-pleinreligiouscommunitiesdecolonizingLGBTQiden-titiesandfocusingonper-sonalunity.PartofourthemeasUniteUsisunitingcommunitieswithintheNorthwithinyourreligionyourcultureyourtraditionsbutalsotheiden-titiesyouyourselfpossessKassamsaid.ForsomeonewhomaycomefromaveryreligiousbackgroundrootedinaverystrongculturewhomaynothavetheirfamilysandtheirreligionsupporttheirLGBTQidentitytheythemselvesmaybeavisibleminorityitsaboutunitingallofthoseidentitiesandjustbeingproudofwhoyouare.Andwitharangeofper-formersfromthepowwowhiphopdubstepbeatsofthebiggestFirstNationsactinCanadaATribeCalledRedtoindierockbandTheCliksthersttransgender-frontedbandtobesignedbyamajorrecordlabelKassamsaiddiversityisattheforeofthecelebrations.Itsanacculturationofidentitiesofsoundsofmusic.Takingalookatourtwoheadliningactsforexampletheyresuchdifferentstylesofmusicandsuchdifferentgroupsofpeoplesharingastage.Ithinkthatsagreatrepresentationofwhatwebelieveinshesaid.Lastyearsfestivalwasad-mittedlylast-minutesaidKassamwhonotedthecrewthrewittogetherinaboutsixweeks.Despitetheshorttimeframetheeventreceivedtonsofpositivefeedbackandim-pactedpeopleinabigway.Itwasamazing.DuringPrideandafterPridetheamountofthankyousandhugsandhandshakesthatIgotitsreallyhumblinganditsgreatthatIcangivebacktoacommunitythathasgivensomuchtomeKassamsaidaddingthatthePridecom-munitywashowshefoundherselfandwasabletocometotermswithallofherdif-ferentidentities.LastyearIsawpeoplehavetheirrstexperiences.Anditchangedpeopleslives.Peoplelovedit.Whilethefestivaliselevat-ingitselftoahigherprolethisyearNWTPrideremainsavolunteer-rungrassrootsor-ganization.LastThursdayitheldavolunteerdriveatJava-romaandislookingforpeopletohelpwithallsortsoftasksfromset-upandtake-downatthesitehostingeventsdoingbartendingandsecurityandkeepingthefestivalsitecleanandgreen.Theorganizationisalsolookingfordonorsandpart-nerstojoinupalongsidetitlesponsorTDCanadaTrusttohelpsupporttheevent.TovolunteerorformoreinformationcontactKas-samatnwtpridegmail.comorcheckthemoutonFace-bookNWTPrideorTwitterNWTPride.ArstCulturePrideFestival