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LITERACYWEEK2013MinistersharesdreamofpipelinesintheNWTIndustryMinisterDavidRam-saysharedhopesofseeingNWToilandgasinsouthernmarketsattheannualAlaskaOilandGasConferencelastweek.Seepage2.WebdocexploreshistoryandfutureofGiantMineAsneakpreviewoftheon-linedocumentaryShadowofaGiantwillbeshownattheYellowknifeFilmFesti-valnextweek.Seepage20.ALandofLiteraciesCheckinsideforourspecialsectiononNWTLiteracyWeek.Seepages9-15.FortChipbreaksgoundonnewaquaticcentreResidentswereinvitedtopar-ticipateinagroundbreakingceremonytokickoffconstruc-tionofthe27-millionpoolfacilitylastweek.Seepage7.CriticspraisenewrulesforfrackingintheNWTFrackingcriticssaytheNEBsnewrequirementsforcompa-niesfrackingintheNWTandNunavutwillsetacountry-wideprecedent.Seepage3.Visitwww.norj.caAnationalawardwinningindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19771.00September242013Vol.37No.214LepineSt.HayRiverNTX0E1G1T867-874-4385F867-874-4383TollFree1-866-523-5437www.power123.comAuthorizedDealer.FREEshippingonallGoProcamerasNDilosearchesforanswerstosubstanceabuseafterpartyendsinmurderByJACKDANYLCHUKGatheredinacircleintheschoolgymnasiumtheYel-lowknivesDenecommunityofNDilosearchedforwaystocountersubstanceabuseandviolencethatclaimedthelifeofDanielFainelastweek.ClosedtothemediathehealingsessionlastWednesdaydrewabout80people-chiefsRCMPofcersteacherscoun-sellorsandahandfulofyouth.ThemeetingwentlateintotheeveningandafterwardsChiefEdwardBetsinasaidtheconsensuswasthatweneedtoreturntotraditionallivingandvalues.fortheminourcommunitywewantthemout.Faine21wasfatallyLathamIslandcommu-nitythatbordersononeoftheoldestandmostex-clusiveneighbourhoodsinYellowknife.A17year-oldgirlwhoseidentityisprotectedundertheYouthCriminalJusticeActwaschargedwithsec-onddegreemurderandre-leasedon5000baillastWednesdayinthecustodyofherparentswithcondi-tionsthatshereporttopo-liceandsubmittotestsfordrugsandalcohol.Hersupporterslledthecourtroomandspilledintothehallwayoutside.Manyofthemattendedthecom-munityhealingsessionbutonlyahandfulsharedtheagesofthevictimandtheaccused.On-the-landtreatmentprogramshavebeensuc-cessfulintreatingaddic-tionsBetsinasaidandhewantstoseemoreofthemalongwithtreatmentcentres.SeeNDiloonpage2.Betsinaaddedthatboot-leggersanddrugdealersareonnotice.ThereisnoplacestabbedearlySaturdaymorningafteranall-nightdrinkingpartyintheBootleggersanddrugdealersareonnotice.Thereisnoplacefortheminourcommunitywewantthemout.NDiloChiefEdwardBetsinaPhotoMariaChurchEyzaahArnasonleftandJomeiNewkirkpumpsomeironduringthebrandnewGrade7tnesshouratPaulWilliamKaeserHighSchoolinFortSmith.TheschoolheldthegrandopeningofitsnewtnessroomintendedtoincreaseacademicsuccessandahealthylifestylethroughphysicalactivitylastThursday.Seepages11-12.September242013Vol.37N 2NEWSBRIEFSErasmusre-electedTlichograndchiefEdwardErasmuswasre-electedforanotherfour-yeartermasgrandchiefoftheTlichoGovernmentonMon-dayeveningwithjustoverathirdofthevote.Theincum-bentwhoreceived577voteswasupagainsttwoothercandidatesbothfromBehchokoJamesWah-SheeandGeorgeMackenzie.Wah-Sheecameinsecondwith460votescastinhisfavourwhileMackenziegarnered443votes.Sixballotswererejected.PollingstationsweresetupinBehchokoWhatiGametiWekweetiandYellow-knifeandvoteswerecollectedthroughmail-outballotsadvancepollsspecialmobilepollsandvotingintheof-ceoftheregistrartoenablestudentselderlysickin-carceratedandout-of-townmemberstovote.PrairieCreekMinegetsnalapprovalBernardValcourtministerofAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmenthasapprovedanalpermital-lowingCanadianZinctomoveforwardwithconstruc-tiondevelopmentandoperationofthePrairieCreekMine.TheminewhichsitswithintheNahanniNationParkReserveisnowapprovedforaTypeAWaterLi-censeallowingthecompanytominemillandprocessatthePrairieCreekMinesiteaswellasuselocalwaterdewatertheundergroundmineanddisposeofwaste.TheministersapprovalforthelicensewasannouncedlastweekandfollowsrecentapprovalsbytheMackenzieVal-leyLandandWaterBoardandParksCanada.ColvilleLakevotesnewAklavikre-electsAlvinOrilasalong-timebandcouncillorinColvilleLakeendedmorethanadecade-longtermofservicebyformerchiefRichardKochonlastweek.ElectionsinthecommunitysawOrilasvotedinaschiefwith35votesoutof88basedonaturnoutof70percent.Ko-choncameinsecondwith26followedbySharonTu-tchowith24votes.Sevenbandcouncillorswerealsoelected.InAklavikChiefDannyGreenlandsecuredhispositionforanothertermwithonlyvevotesseparatinghimfromtherunner-up.Greenlandwasre-electedwith53votesfollowedcloselybyCharlieFurlongwith48.Theelectionalsovotedinthreecouncillors.TuesdaySeptember242013QUALITYUSEDVEHICLESCheckouttherestofourstockatwww.highlevelmotorproducts.com2013GMCSierraSLE1500CrewCab4X4StockP661823000KMsONLY329952012ChevroletSuburbanLS4X4Stock962629000KMsONLY29995PhotoRichardPollackMinistersharespipelinedreamsatAlaskaoilandgasconferenceByMEAGANWOHLBERGIndustryMinisterDavidRamsayisdreamingofwaystogettheNWTsoilandgastomarketandthosedreamspointnorthward.Theministergaveapre-sentationlastTuesdayattheannualAlaskaOilandGasConferenceinAnchoragewherehesharednewideastheterritorialgovernmenthasforreachingtheNorthAmericanandglobalmarketsnowthattheMackenzieValleypipelinehascometobeacceptedasalmostirrevocablydormant.Formanyyearsthecom-monthinkinghasbeenthatoilandgashadtotravelsouthtogetittomarket.Butatatimewhenunconventionaloilisbe-comingthenormperhapsnowistheidealtimetoexamineun-conventionalmethodsofreach-ingtheglobalenergymarketRamsaytoldtheaudience.Hesaidthereareotherpo-tentialpipelineoptionscapableofmakingNWToilandgaspredominantlyfromtheCentralMackenzieandBeaufortDeltaareasavailableforexport-onroutestravellingnorthandwest.Oneofouroptionscouldbetoconstructapipelinethattrav-elsnorthwhichwouldservebothouroffshorepotentialandthatofthecentralMackenzieValleyRamsaysaid.Head-ingnorthcouldallowfortheconstructionofapipelinethatcouldalsoservetheneedsoftheAlaskanNorthSlopeorperhapsnavigatingtheArc-ticOcean.Whileshortopenwatersea-sonsdangerousconditionsandhighshippingcostsleavetheuseofArctictankersshortofcost-effectivetheministersaidsealanesintheArcticOceannowremainnavigableandsomecompletelyopenforlongperiodsmeaningthedreamofexplorersformorethanhalfacenturytocrosstheNorthwestPassagecouldsoonbeareality.TravelthroughNorthSearouteswouldalsocutdownontankertraveltimetoAsia.Andsavingtimemeanssav-ingmoneywhichisgoodforanykindofprojectwhetherintheArcticOceanortropi-calwatersheadded.HeadingwestisalsoanoptionRamsaysaid.WecouldtieintotheTrans-Alaskapipelinesys-tem.Theamountofproductthatisbeingmovedthroughthepipelinehasbeendeclin-ingbymorethanvepercenteveryyearsince1988whenthethroughputhittwomil-lionbarrelseveryday.Healsomentionedthede-partmentisdiscussingthepossibilityofworkingwithAlbertatobuildanoilsandspipelinenorthwhichwouldalsoallowNWTproductstogettomarket.AsidefrompipelinesRam-sayalsodiscussedroadsasanexportroutehighlightingtheimpendingconstructionoftheInuvik-TuktoyaktukHighwayasanexampleofNorthern-madenorthwardinfrastruc-turecriticalinplanningforastrongandvibrantfutureofthepetroleumdevelopmentindustryintheNWT.NDiloplanscommunityhealingsessionsContinuedfrompage1.ThechiefsaidhedidnotknowFainewhowaslivinginNDilowhenhewasmur-deredonlythatthedeadmanwasnotamemberoftheYel-lowknivesDene.Therewillbemorecom-munityhealingsessionshesaidafterthefuneralforFainewhosebodywassenttoEd-montonforanautopsy.AccordingtoentriesonhisFacebookpageFainewasstrugglingtostaysoberinasocialscenerifewithalcoholanddrugabuse.BothofhisparentsdiedwithinthelasttwoyearsandFaineappearedtohavehadfewclosefriends.Heentertainedthoughtsofsui-cideasheswungbetweensobrietyandboutsofbingedrinking.NDiloChiefEdwardBetsinaPhotoJackDanylchukIndustryOilGasIndustryMinisterDaveRamsayislookingatpotentiallyhookingNWToilandgasintotheexistingTrans-Alaskapipeline.JusticeViolence IndustryOilGas3TuesdaySeptember242013FrackingcriticspraisenewNEBrulesfortheNorthThoughchemicaldisclosurestaysvoluntaryrequirementsonhumanerrorcouldrenderprojectseconomicallyunviablesaysconsultantByMEAGANWOHLBERGCriticsoftheunconven-tionaloilandgasextractionprocessknownasfrackingweresingingthepraisesoftheNationalEnergyBoardNEBlastweekaftertheregula-torrevealeditsnewrequire-mentsforcompaniesplanningtodohydraulicfracturingintheNorthwestTerritoriesandNunavutonMonday.Companiesarerequiredtobeginfollowingthenewl-ingrequirementsimmediatelywhenapplyingfordrillingoperationsthatusehydrau-licfracturingaprocessbywhichwaterandchemicalsarepumpedathighpressureintotheundergroundshalebedtoforceoilandgastothesurface.IthinktheNEBhascomeforwardanddonetherightthing.IalsothinkthisisgoingtosetanextremelyinterestingprecedentfortherestofthecountrybecausetheprovincesdonotrequirethissaidJessicaErnstanoilpatchconsultantcurrentlyinvolvedinalawsuitagainsttheAlbertagovernmentandEnCanaResourcesforalleg-edlypollutinggroundwaterthroughfracking.AccordingtoErnstwhohas30yearsofexperiencemakingapplicationstoregu-latorsincludingtheNEBthenewrequirementswilllikelyposeahugecompliancechal-lengebothtechnicallyandnanciallyforcompanies.ThoughtheNEBdoesnotrequestdetailsonthetypesandtoxicityoffrackingchemicalsbeinginjectednorthedisclosureofchemicalsusedfordrillingperforat-ingacidizingcementingorservicingonlyaskingcom-paniestodescribethedesignbasisfortheselectionofthefracturinguidsandchemi-caladditivesErnstsaidotherrequirementscouldrenderprojectsuneconomical.Ithinkitsgoingtobedif-cultforthecompanyandiftheyhiredmeIwouldtakeonthetaskbutIwouldtakeadeepgulpandtellthemthiswillbethemostchallengingNEBprojectIveeverdoneshesaid.Ernstsaidhermaincriti-cismoftheNEBannounce-mentisthatitonlyimpactstheterritoriesandyetmisleadsallCanadiansintothinkingthattheserequirementscoverpro-vincialjurisdictions.ThoughtheNEBdoesnothaveamandatetomakethelingrequirementslegalfortherestofCanadashesaiditcouldeasilyhavesuggestedtheseguidelineswhichfarovershadowthelistofsevenbestpracticesfromtheCana-dianAssociationofPetroleumProducersCAPPindustrylobbygroupcurrentlybeingadoptedacrosstheboardasthebareminimumforfrack-inginCanada.RequirementssimilartoenvironmentalassessmentCompanieswhobalkedattheideaofanenvironmen-talassessmentEAsuchasMGMEnergy-whichwith-drewitsapplicationtodoex-ploratoryfrackingintheSahtuafteritwasreferredbythere-viewboardtotheassessmentprocess-andConocoPhillipswhosewinterdrillingprojectbypassedtheassessmentalto-getherwillnowbeexpectedtofulllrequirementsmark-edlysimilartoafullEA.Developersarenowalsoaskedtoperformsocioeco-nomicassessmentsoftheirproj-ectsbeforemovingforwardasalingrequirement.Someofthemorechal-lengingrulesErnstsaidarethoseforcingcompaniestoadequatelymeasurerecordsampleandanalyzechemical-ladenowbackuids-thosethatreturntothesurfaceaftereachfrac-andtodescribetheproceduresfortheselectionevaluationanduseofchemi-calsubstances.ButErnstsaiditisthenewarrayofrulesaskingcompa-niestoprovetheyarecapablebothnanciallyandintermsofhumanresourcestoprop-erlymanagefrackingprojectsbothonaday-to-daybasisandincaseofemergenciesthatposesthegreatestchallengetodevelopers.TheNEBnowrequiresapplicantstodemonstratethathumanerrorhasbeentakenintoconsiderationbythemanagementsystem.Thehumanperformancechallengeswouldbethingslikethedrugsthedrinkingthestressbeingawayfromhome...soyouhavelessthanperfectworkmanshiphap-peningErnstsaid.Thehumanfactoriswhenyouhaveatruckgoingoverthebridgeoryouhaveagreedycompanymakingtheworkersworktoohardsotheymakeitphysicallyimpossibleforatruckertotakethewastetoawastedisposalwellsowhennooneslookingtheydumpitintoacreek.Thosearehumanfactorsandthatisamassivechallenge.ThatstheonethatwouldscaremethemostifIwashiredtodothisforacompany.MoresoErnstsaidthelingrequirementsaretoughenoughthattheywillalmostcertainlybemetwithrequestsformoreinformationfromtheNEBwhichcouldbringupfurtherchallengessincetheboardhasmadecleartherulesaresusceptibletochangeasmoreinformationemerges.NewrulessparkedbypublicconcernTheNEBsannouncementcomesontheheelsofawaveofpublicconcernoveraclauseinthewaterlicenseissuedfortheterritorysrsthorizontalfrackingprojectwhichallowsthedeveloperConocoPhillipstowithholdtradesecretsfromthelistofchemicalsitsrequiredtodisclose.FollowinganinvestigationbyNorthernJournalintopro-prietaryrightsonfracuidstheNWTChapterofCouncilofCanadiansraisedthealarmattheterritoriallevelcallingforaninternalinvestigationbytheGNWTundertheEnviron-mentalRightsAct.AccordingtoNEBchairGaetanCaronthoseconcernsarebeingtakenseriouslyandarethebackingforthenewl-ingrequirements.HesaidtheNEBisworkingalongsidetheGNWTinshapingfrackingbestpracticesfortheterritory.Wearethinkingofhowtomovetowardmoretranspar-encyhowtobalancepublicconcernandprivateinterestsCarontoldTheJournalinaninterviewearlierthismonth.Withinthenewrequire-mentscompaniesareaskediftheyarewillingtodis-closethechemicalsusedinthefrackingprocess.WhilesomeincludingErnsthavecriticizedthedecisiontokeepdisclosurevoluntaryshesaidthetacticemployedbytheNEBcouldactuallybeanef-fectiveandcalculatedaccount-abilitymechanism.WhatiftheapplicantsaysnoTheNEBwillmaybesaywellweregoingtodisallowyoushesaid.TheboardhasindicatedthatcompaniesseekingtofrackintheSahtuareaoftheNWThavealreadypledgedfulldisclosureofchemicalstobeusedinthefrackingprocessdespitehav-ingthelegalrighttokeepthatinformationprivate.Co-chairoftheCouncilofCanadiansNWTchapterPeterRedverssaidheisgladtoseemovementtowardsmoretrans-parencybutcontinuestowaitfortheresultsoftheGNWTsinvestigationundertheEnvi-ronmentalRightsAct.Itsgoodtoseethatthereissomemovementonthisatleastintermsofthetranspar-encyissue.Thatssteponegettingthetransparencyforthepublictohaveasgoodanunderstandingaspossibleastowhatitisthatsbeingused...andhowmuchofthatisre-coveredandhowmuchofitisleftunderthegroundRed-verstoldTheJournal.Thenextquestionofcourseiswhataretheen-vironmentalimpactsofthatCertainlythosequestionswillhavetobeaddressedaswellandthehopewouldbethatthisdecisionbytheSahtuboardtoissuethisper-mitwithoutanenvironmentalassessmentwouldberecon-sideredheadded.Itsgoodtoseethatthereissomemovementonthisatleastintermsofthetransparencyissue.PeterRedversNWTCouncilofCanadiansPhotocourtesyofNWTCouncilofCanadians EDITORIALARCHIVES15YearsAgo...NewsstudentleisurecentreforAuroraCollegeTheThebachaCampusofAuroraCollegeinFortSmithopenedthedoorsofitsnewstudentleisurecentrelastweekacentrethatincludesanumberofpooltablesshufeboardgamestelevisionandvideogamescompletewithcouchesandrestingareas.IssueSeptember22199820YearsAgo...Bearhidefoundabandonedonroadside.TheDepartmentofRenewableResourcesinFortSmithdiscoveredanabandonedbearhidebySaltMountainonHighway5onlyonedayafterinvestigatingthewastageof40poundsofmoosemeat.Thehidewasleftwiththeheadintactthemeatremovedandtheinnardsabandoned.IssueSeptember22199330YearsAgo...FurinstitutetobeformedWildlifeministersfromacrossCanadahaveagreedtosetupanagencytopromotethefurmarketwhichhasrunintohardtimes.OrganizersarenowworkingfuriouslytosetuptheFurInstitutebyOct.1.IssueSeptember2219834TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.VisittheJournalonlineatwww.norj.caAnzacAtikamegBrownvaleCadotteLakeChardChetehColdLakeConklinDriftpileDufeldEdmontonEnildaEnochFortChipewyanFortMcKayFortMcMurrayFortVermillionFrogLakeGlenevisGoodshLakeGrandePrairieGrouardHighLevelHighPrarieHytheJohnDorPrairieAvailableinAlbertaatAklavikBehchokoColvilleLakeDelineEaglePlainsEkatieDiamondMinesEnterpriseFortGoodHopeFortLiardFortMcPhersonFortProvidenceFortResolutionFortSimpsonFortSmithGametiHayRiverInuvikJeanMarieRiverLutselKeNahanniButteNormanWellsPaulatukTheNorthernJournalisavailableinthefollowingNWTcommunitiesRaeEdzoSachsHarbourTroutLakeTsiigehtchicTuktoyaktukTulitaUlukhaktokWekwetiWhaTiWrigleyYellowknifeKehewinKinusoLacLaBicheMornvillePeaceRiverRedEarthCreekSaddleLakeSlaveLakeSt.PaulValleyviewWabasca2013CCNABLUERIBBONCANADIANCOMMUNITYNEWSPAPERAWARD2013CMCAAUDITEDAdvertisingDeadlinesDisplayaddeadlineisThursdayat400p.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..............................MariaChurch867-872-3000ext.25reporternorj.caComptroller...........................DixiePenner867-872-3000ext.23dixnorj.caAdvertising....................JoshuaJorgensen867-872-3000ext.15salesnorj.caAdministration............CarolMacPherson867-872-3000ext.29adminnorj.caProductionGraphics.......SandraJaque867-872-3000ext.22sandranorj.caPaulBannister867-872-3000ext.27graphicsnorj.caAnnaSierra867-872-3000ext.26designnorj.caTuesdaySeptember242013AfailinggradeforeducationWethinkoureducationsystemshouldgetabigredF.Aboriginalyouthtoooftendonotben-etfromthesystem.Themalaisethathasledtopoorstay-in-schoolratesandevenpoorergraduationnumbersamongFirstNationkidsisappalling.Thishaslongbeenrecognizedyetlittlethatiseffectiveisbeingdoneaboutit.Tobefairthereisagenuineongo-ingeffortandsomegainsarebeingmadebutnotenough.ThisistrueoftheschoolsystemthroughouttheNWTandisatleastasbadintheNorthlandSchoolDivisionwithits24schoolsintinyAboriginalcommunitiesacrossnorthernAlberta.WesuspectthatFirstNationkidsaregettingaterribledealineducationnomatterwheretheyliveinCanada.Pleasenotethecontextofthisblan-ketdenunciationMostofoureducationadministratorsarecompetentdiligentandinsomecasesbrilliant-generallytryingtheirdamnedesttobringaboutchange.Wearealsofortunatetohavewonderfullydedicatedcaringteacherstryingtheirverybesttodeliverqualityeducation.Theproblemisdeepersystemicandmultifacetedinvolvingalackofvisionbyleadersandafundamentallackofen-gagementbyparents.Progressisalsorestrictedbyracialtension.Generallyweneedtobemoresavvyabouthowtoeducateyoutheffectively.Letsbreakthatdown1.Weallknowsuccessinschoolisenhancedifparentsstarttheeducationprocessinthehomewiththeirchildrenataveryearlyage.Fartoooftenthatdoesnothappen.Itshould-inbothEnglishandforFirstNationsfamiliesinAboriginallanguagesaswell.Toomanyparentsarenotengagedormo-tivatedsotheirkidsmissout.Workisneededtochangethatbuttheeffortispaltryatbest.Considerthegreatsuccessinvirtuallyeliminatingsmok-ingoneofthegreatachievementsforoursocietyinthelastcentury.Thatac-complishmentisproofthattargetedso-cialchangeforthegoodcanhappen.Dramaticallyreducingsmokingtothepointthatitisnowmarginaltookabout50years.Wecandoatleastaswellingettingparentstoreadtotheiryoungchildrenandhelpprovideafoundationforeducationbutwehavetobemorepurposefulandeffective.2.Thereisbothalackofvisionandcourageatthetoptoinstituteseriouschange.ForexampleNWTEducationMinisterJacksonLaffertyhashintedhedoesnotlikethesocialpromotionap-proachthatenablesstudentswithpooracademicperformancetopassgradessomethingmanypeopleareconcernedabout.WillsomethingbedoneThealternativetheoldtest-then-pass-or-failapproachthatinvolvesrepeat-inggradesforthosewhoaresloweracademicallyhasitsownissues.Thesubjectiscontroversialwithadvocatesonbothsidesforgoodreason.Mean-whiletoomanyyouthtryingtoentertheworkforcearehandcuffedbylim-itedskills.TheoldwaywasimperfectthenewapproachnotmuchbettersowhattodoPerhapswhatisneededisathirdoptionbutthatrequiresvisioncreativethinkingandseriouseffort.Thereareupcomingeducationhear-ingsintheNWTaboutbullyingwhichisahotitemthesedaysagainforgoodreasonbutwhataboutsocialpassingtheerosionofAboriginallanguagesandtheabsenceofAboriginalcultureinoureducationsystemPublicinputisneededonthoseaswell.Newap-proachesareneededtoresolvethoseissues.Makingthathappentakesin-spiredpurposefulleadership.3.PredictablyAboriginallanguagesexceptinrarecaseswillbeallbutgoneinafewgenerations.FirstNationscul-tureembattledinCanadaforovertwohundredyearshasbeenrevivedsome-whatbutonlysupercially.Aboriginalleaderstalkuptheproblembutlittleisdone.Creatinganewseparateeduca-tionsystembasedonAboriginalcultureisnotasitstandsaviableprospect.Whatispossibleisfornativeandnon-nativeNorthernerstomakeimprove-mentstothecurrentsystembywork-ingtogether.FirstNationleadersneedtorecognizesuchapartnershipisnec-essarytocounteractthevilelegacyofresidentialschools.IntroducingAborigi-nalcultureintotheschoolsonalargerscalewouldbenetallNorthernyouthandenhanceevenstrengthenqualityofeducation.Perhapsthereinliesthatthirdoption-ameansbywhichmorestudentsbecomeengagedinlearning.Betterknowledgeofthelandandastrongerconnectiontoandrespectfornature-thatmakesstudentshealthierandinvigoratestheirminds-howcouldthatnotbegoodThosepointsaskforalot-dramaticchangeinfact.Thatiswhatisneeded.Childrenareourmostimportantresourceyetinthisrapidlychangingworldwedotoolittletoevolveandrenethesystemthatenablesthemintothefuture.Thereissomuchtodobutalsosomuchthatcanbedone.PhotosChrisandJoannaWestwellFortSmithTowncouncillorChrisWestwellandhiswifeJoannaarepleasedwiththebumpercropofvegetablestheirgardenproducedthissummer.Theexceptionalgrowingseasonhasmadeharvesttimeabusyone. COLUMNLETTERSTOTHEEDITOR5FortSmithHayRiverWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayForecastForecastNorms10Cand2CNorms10Cand1C4Low4Low11High14High4Low13High8Low4Low6Low12High13High3Low13High7Low13High14HighYellowknifeInuvikWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayNorms4Cand-3CNorms7Cand1C3Low4Low1Low7Low4Low4Low8High9High5Low11High7Low9High8High6High7High6HighTuesdaySeptember242013NorthernJournal2013JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKTeGwichinribalCouncilGCismovingforwardwithaclearheadonitspathtoselfgovernancefollowinganationalindigenousselfgovernmentconferencelastweekinInuvikthatsurpassedeveryonesexpectationsaccordingtoGCpresidentRobertA.Alexie.Withoutaneducatedyouththereisnoselfgovernment.AlasdairVeitchYeswithoutanedu-catedyouththereisnofuture.So-doev-erythingtomakethateducationofyouthhappenEvelynParryYouresoright.THENORTHERNJOURNALSUnasweredQuestionoftheWeekTHETOPICNWTIndustryTourismandInvestmentMinisterDavidRamsayislookingintopipelineoptionsforoilandgasfromtheSahtuandBeaufortDeltaregions.THEJOURNALSQUESTIONPosedtoLauraWorsley-BrowndirectorofCorporateRelationsfortheInuvialuitRegionalCorp.TheministerspoketoalotofpotentialpipelineroutessomewhichwouldheadnorththroughtheInuvialuitSettlementRegionandclearlyinvolvetheIRC.IwashopingtogetchairNellieCournoyeasthoughtsontheproposalsmade.THEANSWERNoneprovided.Re.WhatthefrackisgoingonEditorialNorthernJour-nalSept.172013EditorContrarytowhatthisarti-clesuggestshydraulicfrac-turingisatechnologythathasbeenusedsafelyinCanadaformanydecades.Morethan175000wellshavebeenhydraulicallyfrac-turedinBritishColumbiaandAlbertaoverthepast60yearswithoutimpactingdrinkingwateraccordingtotheregu-latorsinbothprovinces.InNewBrunswicktherehavebeennoreportsofdrinkingFrackingdonesafelyfordecadeswatercontaminationrelatedtothe49hydraulicfracturingoperationsthathavetakenplacesince1985.Thereisalsoagrowingbodyofscienticresearchthatshowshydraulicfractur-ingposesnorisktodrinkingwater.PreliminaryresultsfromanongoingUSfederalstudyforexampleindicatethereisnoevidencehydrau-licfracturingcontaminatesdrinkingwater.TheCanadianrecordofsafeandreliableoperationsistheresultofstrictregulationsandtheapplicationofbestindustryoperatingpractices.Theoperatingpracticesforhydraulicfracturingdevel-opedcollectivelybymembersoftheCanadianAssociationofPetroleumProducersandreleasedin2012identifysoundwellboreconstructionasfundamentaltoprotectinggroundwatersources.Thepracticesalsosupportdis-closureoffracturinguidadditivesanddevelopmentoffracturinguidadditiveswiththeleastenvironmen-talrisksandtheycommitmemberoperatorstomea-suringanddisclosingwaterusewiththegoalofcontinu-ingtoreduceenvironmentalimpact.Wesupportthesepracticesinformingorbe-comingpartoffutureregu-latoryrequirements.Thedisclosureoffractur-inguidadditivesisman-datoryinBCandAlbertaandcanbefoundonlineatFracFocus.ca.TheNewBrunswickgovernmentisalsorequiringmandatorydisclosure.Formorefactspleasevisitwww.capp.ca.DavidPryceVice-PresidentCanadianAssociationofPetroleumProducersWhiteGirlTheBeginningNewYearsEve1965ByDAWNKOSTELNIKIamalittlegirl.Myfeetstickoutinfrontofmeontheworngreenleatherseat.Acrossfrommeonadupli-cateseatthatturnsintofaceminearemythreeyoungerbrothers.Isnuggledeeperintomyfakefurcoat.ItisthemostbeautifulcoatIhaveeverowned.ItisblindingwhiteincolourwithabigshawltypecollarthathidesmynoseifIwantittomygrandfathersaysthatIlooklikeababypolarbear.ItisarecentChristmaspresentfrommygrandparents.Itisverycoldwearebe-tweenChristmasandNewYearssittingonthefrozentarmacatEdmontonsMu-nicipalAirport.Thisisearlymorningthesunhaslotsofsleepingtimeleftyet.Theyearis1965.ADC-6airplaneofthePacicWesternAir-linesPWAvintageisstrug-glingtowarmupenoughtostartonelastengineandgetairborneintheminus-35Ctemperature.Northernersre-ferredtoPWAasthepleasewaitawhileairline.Windowsontheoldplanearemostlyfrozenover.MybrothersandIhavebeenblowingontheglassandscrapingthefrostawayuntilourfingersburnwiththecold.Westicktheminourmouthsandsuckthefrozenout.Noonehasstucktheirtongueonthefrozensteelthatringsthewindow.Thisisluckonlyknowledgeisacquiredharderlater.Therstenginehasbeenrumblingforatime.Withastrugglethesecondenginecoughsandspewsdieselpos-siblerustparticlesandnutsandboltsontothetarmac.Whateveritexpelsfromitsironlungallowstheenginestosparkandtheyrattleintorotation.Allenginesareroar-ingandfourwide-eyedkidstremblewithanticipationourrstplaneride.Wearenottoldtoputonseatbeltstherearenone.Nooxygenmaskseither.WelivedthroughthiscanyouimagineMynoseishiddeninthewhitefurcollarandIhugmyselfhardastheplanetaxisdowntherunway.IdontknowifIamafraidorsoveryexcited.Enginevibrationbouncesusaroundonthewideseats.WeslidebackintothewornleatherasliftoffcarriesusoutandoverthelightsofdowntownEdmonton.Looklooktherearelittledinkytoycarswithheadlightsshin-ingdimlyfarfarbelowus.Lightsstretchoutformilesintoaduskyhorizonadropinaltitudedropsmystomachaswell.Weareupintheairweareyingthisiswaybet-terthantheFerriswheel.WehaveneverbeenonaFerriswheelbutweknowthatthisjusthastobewaybetter.OurdestinationonthistripisFortNormanNWTitisnowknownasTulita.Tulitawasthelongagonamethathadbeenlostandnowisfoundagain.AsachildIknewthisvillageasFortNormanandwillcallitthatinmystories.Part2ofthisve-partstorywillcontinueintheNorthernJournalonOct.12013.www.thewhitegirl.ca PoliticsFinance6TuesdaySeptember242013WhereFortSmithRecreationCentreparkinglotWhenSaturdaySeptember2810amto4pmItemsacceptedoldfuelpaintsaerosolsengineoiluorescentbulbspesticidescleaningproductselectronicwastethermostats.Residentialcomposterswillalsobesoldatasubsidizedrate.Thisisintendedforresidentsonlynocommercialwaste.FormoreinformationcallGeraldEnnsat867920-8044orFortSmithtownofceat872-8400.HouseholdHazardousWasteandBackyardComposterSaleByMEAGANWOHLBERGResidentsfromaroundtheNorthwestTerritoriesareinvitedtojoininthediscussionofwhatshouldbedonewiththe65mil-lioninresourcerevenuestheterritorystandstogainfollowingthedevo-lutionstartdateofApr.12014duringthesecondroundoftravellingbudgetconsultations.FinanceMinisterMi-chaelMiltenbergerwillvisitsevencommunitiesfromOct.3throughNov.13togetfeedbackonthedepartmentsproposalforrevenueusage.Miltenbergerisputtingforwardaplanthatwouldseetheremaining75percentofpublicrevenue-afteraquarterofthetotalissharedwithAboriginalgovernments-brokendownwith5percentgoingtotheterritorysHeritageFundandtheremaindersplitbe-tweeninfrastructureanddebtrepayment.Whathedoesnotwanttoseeisresourcerevenuesgoingtowardprogramsandserviceswhichcanbecov-eredbytheother1.6billiontheterritorialgovernmenthastoworkwith.Wewanttokeeptheresourcerevenueroyaltyoutoftheprogramareassowecanavoidsomeofthemistakesmadeinotherjurisdictionswheretheoilmoneyflowsrightintogeneralrevenueandtheybudgetwiththehopethattheyrealwaysgoingtohavealotofithesaid.Miltenbergersaidtheriskofhavingadropintheresourcemarket-ashap-penedinAlbertalastyearleavingtheprovincewitha6-billionshortfall-makesittoorisky.Wewanttoavoidthat.WewanttolooktothesuccessfulcountrieslikeNorwayforexamplethathaveasovereignwealthfundthatsworthalmost700billion.Theyvecare-fullymanageditandkeptthemoneyoutoftheecon-omyhesaid.Theministersaidtheter-ritoryhasotherneedslikea3-billioninfrastructuredecitandwantstokeepitsAA-1creditrating.Andwedenitelywanttoputmoneyasideforthosewhocomeafterusourchil-drengrandchildrengreat-grandchildrenheadded.Wedontwanttospendeverythingwehavetoday.Hesaidtheengagementsessionswillprovideanop-portunitytoapprisethepub-liconwhatwasdonewiththelastbudgetandprovidetheplangoingforward.Wesaidclearlypartofourfiscalplanwasthefirsttwoyearsweretomaintainfiscaldisciplineandthelasttwoyearsweregoingtoadd50milliontothecapitalbudgettopickupabunchofunmetneedsprojectsthathavebeenwaitingthatarecriticalandweregoingtohonourthatcommitmenthesaid.Pluswelltalkaboutthedevolutionpieceaswell.Whilethepubliciswel-cometomakesuggestionsoninfrastructurespecif-icstheydlikefocusedonMiltenbergersaiditisnotaforumtoentertainpeopleswishlistsasthedepart-mentiswellawareofalonglistofinfrastructureneedsforeverycommunity.Westillhavethesamechallengestheeconomysstillfragilewevegottomanageourdebtverycare-fullywevegototherbigprojectsonthego...Itsthesamefocusaslasttimebeawaretheseareourchal-lengestheseareourre-strictionstheseareouropportunitiesandwehavewaymoreissuesandneedsthanwehaveresources.Wehavetocontinuetomakecarefulwellthoughtoutchoiceshesaid.Forthescheduleofmeet-ingsvisitwww.fin.gov.nt.caDialogue202013Dialogue2013.htmThe65-milliondollarquestionNWTresidentstohavewordonuseofresourcerevenuesByMARIACHURCHThenumberofpowerout-agesinYellowknifedropped45percentthisyearwithonlyninerecordedade-creasefrom17outagesthepreviousyearaccordingtoareportreleasedlastweekbytheNorthwestTerritoriesPowerCorp.NTPC.Wevemadesignicantprogresswith47percentfeweroutagesthisyearascomparedtolastyearbutwestillhaveworktodoEmanuelDaRosaNTPCpresidentandCEOsaidinapressrelease.DaRosapledgedlastyeartoimproveYellowknifespowerservicebyloweringoutagesby70percentoverthreeyears.IfsuccessfulthegoalwouldbringtheaveragenumberofoutagestolessthanveperYellow-knifecustomer.Thecurrentnationalaverageis2.5out-agespercustomer.EventhoughthisishigherthanthenationalaveragetheisolatedsysteminYel-lowknifeascomparedtotheinterconnectedsysteminthesouthmakesthisareason-abletargetfornow.Oncewegettherewecanreassessthecosttomakefurtherim-provementsDaRosasaid.Yellowknifesees45percentdropinpoweroutagesIndustryPowerAccordingtothereleasethecauseofarecentcity-wideblackoutinYellowknifewasanequipmentfailureatoneofNTPCsfourhydroplantsontheSnareRiver.Therstcustomersreceivedpoweragainafter11min-uteswiththefullsystembackonwithin45minutes.Reducingthefrequencyofblackoutsandincreas-ingrecoveryspeedarepartsofNTPCsthree-yearplan.Improvementswillin-cludefaultdetectionequip-mentupgradinggeneratorgovernorsontheSnaresys-temandrepairorupgradeofbirddeterrentdevices.Whilethepastyearprovedsuccessfulinreducingfaultsonthetransmissionsystembybirdandtreecontactsaswellasunknowncausestheincidentsofweatheraf-fectingthetransmissionlineincreasedslightlyDa-Rosasaid.Wewillcontinuetomakeimprovementsuntilwereachourgoalofveorlessser-viceinterruptionsperyearheconcluded.FilephotoEmanuelDaRosaNTPCpresidentandCEOplanstoseepoweroutagesintheNWTdecreased70percentby2015.PhotoMeaganWohlbergNWTFinanceMinisterMichaelMiltenbergerwillbevisitingcommunitiesforthesecondroundofbudgetconsultationsthisfall. FortChipbreaksgroundonaquaticcentreconstructionSportsRecreationInfrastructureSportsRecreationInfrastructure7TuesdaySeptember242013ByMARIACHURCHAgroundbreakingcer-emonyforthenewaquaticcentreinFortChipewyanofciallylaunchedconstruc-tionofthe27-millionprojectthatwillseeapoolattachedtothecurrentArchieSimp-sonArena.Thisprojectispartofcouncilscommitmenttobuildcompleteandlivablecommunitiesbyenhanc-ingaccesstorecreationinallpartsoftheregionRegionalMunicipalityofWoodBuffaloRMWBMayorMelissaBlakesaidinapressrelease.Thisaquaticexpansionwillpro-videawonderfulgatheringplaceforcommunityactiv-ityandisanexampleofthegreatthingsthathappenwhenweworktogether.Theprojecthasbeenintheworkssince2011withdiscussionfromcommunitymembers.Wehavehadfourcom-munityengagementsfocus-singonthepoolotherthantakingintoconsiderationbudgetaryconstraints.ThedesignwouldprogressaftereachcommunityengagementandcommunityfeedbackLonniePilgrimcapitalen-gineeringtechnicianwithRMWBtoldTheJournalinanemail.ResidentsinFortChipewyanwereinvitedtowitnessthejump-startofcon-structionataceremonylastFridaymorning.TheeventincludedapancakebreakfastatMamawiHallfollowedbytheofcialgroundbreakingattheconstructionsite.Around100studentsfromtheAthabascaDeltaCommunitySchoolADCSinFortChipewyanwereabletoattendtheceremonyaspartofacommunityen-gagementexercisefortheirclasses.Olderstudentswhoareinvolvedinthesekindsofstudieslikesocialstudiescommunitylearningcom-munitymanagementgovern-mentandservices-thosearethestudentswhowentsaidMargotSimonotvice-prin-cipalatADCS.Weshouldbeengagedinwhathappensinourcommunityandthatisoneofthewayswehelpkidslearntobeengaged.Simonotsaidthecom-munityasawholehasbeenabuzzwithexcitementaboutthenewpool.Forusasaschoolwewillbesoimpressedtohaveanaquaticcentre.SwimmingissuchanimportantpartofP.E.physicaleducationthatwearenotabletodosincethereisnoaquaticcentreyetshesaid.Thecurrentconstructiontimelinepredictsan18-monthbuildaccordingtoPilgrimwhichwillseecompletionofthefacilityinthespringorsummerof2015.Designforthebuildingin-cludesa25-metrepoolwaterslidewaterparkwhirlpoolandsaunaaswellasanin-doorlinkagetotheArchieSimpsonArenatoattachbothfacilities.Partofthefundingwillalsobegoingtowardup-gradestothearena.ByMARIACHURCHFortSmithresidentswilllikelybebackonarenaicethisfalldespiteafireinthefacilityearlierthisyearfollowingtowncouncilsdecisiontohaveengineersmoveforwardwithrepairsasopposedtoanewbuild.WehaveatargetdateofOct.15tohaveiceinthefacilityFortSmithMayorBradBraketoldTheJournal.Originalestimatesofdam-agefromthereinMay-nowdeterminedtohavebeencausedbyanelectricalissue-hadresidentsconcernedthearenawouldbeunusableforthe2013-2014winterseason.Newinformationgarneredfrominspectionsbyanelec-tricalengineerstructuralengineerandreinvestiga-torhavedeterminedthataneconomicalxwillsufcetobringthearenabacktopre-reconditionsaccordingtocouncilsminutes.Councilvotedinfavourofrepairsafterlearningtheprojectedcostwouldbe35000inupgradeswithanadditional30000fortem-porarymeasures.Withthedemolitionandcleanupphasealreadycom-pletecurrentworkisfocusedonlightingthesprinklersystemandalarmsystemtobringthefacilityuptosnuff.Werehavinglocalcon-tractorsdothatrightnowsothatsallbeingdone.Oncethatiscompletedwearegoingtomoveintoget-tingourfacilityupandrun-ningandsetupforOctoberFortSmitharenacouldseeicebyOctoberorNovemberjusttohaveitopenforusersBrakesaid.Thebleachershavenotemporaryxmeaningthearenawillbeopenonlytousersnotspectators.Therewontbeanyplaceforpeopletobeob-serving.ItsjustsowecangetpeopleinthereandhavethemplayingandskatingistheimportantthingBrakesaid.Temporaryfixeswillincludetrailersforwash-roomsandchangeroomsareasdemolishedbecauseofredamage.Thosearebeingnancedinpartbythe25000wonthroughtheKraftCelebrationTourthissummer.Justthispastweekwegotinformationinregardstothewashroomandchangeroomthattheyaregoingtobede-layed.TheywontbereadytoshipuntilOct.21sowerelookingatarevisedstartdateforNov.15Brakesaid.WiththeiceinusefortheseasonconstructioncannotbeginonthearenauntilnextyearsettingaroughcompletiondateofOctober2014.PhotocourtesyofRMWBThisaquaticexpansionwillprovideawonderfulgatheringplaceforcommu-nityactivityandisanexampleofthegreatthingsthathappenwhenweworktogether.MayorMelissaBlakeRegionalMunicipalityofWoodBuffaloTherewontbeanyplaceforpeopletobeobserving.Itsjustsowecangetpeopleinthereandhavethemplayingandskat-ingistheimportantthing.BradBrakeFortSmithMayorRegionalMunicipalityofWoodBuffalomayorandcouncilmembersholdaground-breakingceremonyforthenewFortChipewyanaquaticcentre.PENGUINORPENNEYisadown-to-earthcatwholovespeoplescratchiescuddlingandkibble.Penneyiseasytogetalongwithandevenlikesotherkitties.Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.WESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD. 8TuesdaySeptember242013ByMEAGANWOHLBERGFouryouthfromFortSmithjoinedstudentsfromFirstNationsacrossthecountrylastFridayfortherstoffoursegmentsofatwo-yearprogramaimedatdevelopingAboriginalyouthintoleadersinwatershedmanagement.TheresaFirstNationswatercrisisinCanada.NearlyhalfofFirstNationswatersystemsdonotmeettheguidelinesforCanadiandrinkingwaterqualityandwebelievethatyouthcanprovideleadershiptoassuresafedrinkingwaterandahealthyenvironmentforallpeopleinCanadaStepha-nieYuillapubliceducationspecialistwiththedepart-mentofEnvironmentalandNaturalResourcessaidoftheprogram.TherstprogramofitskindisaninitiativeoftheCentreforIndigenousEnvi-ronmentalResearchCIERcalledOurWaterOurFu-turedesignedspecicallyforFirstNationsyouth.Sixteenstudentsfromfourdifferentwatershedswillbevisitingeachotherscom-munitiesoverthenextyearspendingaweekineachplacedoingworkshopsasawaytolearnfromoneanotherandidentifysharedchallenges.DaltonBeamishJeremyBeamishAlexMarieandRyanDavidEvans-allstu-dentsatFortSmithsPaulWilliamKaeserHighSchool-leftfortheBeausoleilFirstNationinOntariolastFridaytojointheir12counterpartsfortherstworkshop.TheFirstNationlocatedontheshoresofLakeHu-ronsGeorgianBayismeanttorepresenttheAtlanticwa-tershedasitemergesfromtheGreatLakes.Thisweekthethemeisunderstandingwaterandhasstudentslearningfromtraditionalknowledgesus-tainablewaterpracticesandinformationonwaterlawpolicyandgovernment.ItsgettingthatwholebigholisticviewofwatersaidYuillwhoisaccompanyingtheyouthasachaperone.Ithinkitsareallygoodbal-ancebeingabletobringinthetraditionalknowledgebutalsolookingatthingsthatdogovernwatersuchaspoliciesandlaws.Jeremy17saidheappliedtotheprogrambecauseofhisconcernsaboutthehealthofthewateranditsimpactonwildlifebothofwhichcon-cernhimassomeonewhoenjoyson-the-landactivitieslikehunting.Waterisoneofthemainissuesintheworldrightnowandoneofthebiggestjobscomingoutisgoingtobehowdowemakeourwaterbet-terwhatshurtingourwatersystemsandhowtheanimalsgetaffectedbyithesaid.ItwillbeBeamishsrsttimevisitingOntario.HesaidhehopestolearnhowothercommunitiesareaffectedbythemainwaterissuesandshedsomelightonwhatshappeningtotheNWTandnorthernAlbertaswaterways-amessagehewantstopassontootheryouth.Mostpeoplealreadyknowwhatshappeningbutitsgoodtogettheyoungerkidstoletthemknowsotheydontcontinueonpollutingthewaterhesaid.Justgetitintheirheadthatinanother30yearsthewatermightnotbeashealthyforus.Threemoreweek-longedu-cationaltripsareplannedforthestudentsoverthecomingeightmonthswithpartici-pantsheadingtotheSimilka-meenFirstNationinlowermainlandBCinNovemberYellowknifeinMarchandtheIskatewizaageganFirstNationwhichbordersbe-tweenManitobaandOn-tarioinMay.TheNWTismeanttorepresenttheArcticwater-shedtheSimilkameenthePacicwatershedandIs-katewizaageganHudsonsBay.Otherworkshopthemesincludeorganizingtocre-atechangewhichfocusesonplanningpartneringandbudgetingadvocacyper-suadingandimplementinganddisseminatingeducat-ingsharingandcelebrating.ItsallaboutbuildingthecapacityforthemtobewaterleadersnotjusthereshowwaterworksYuillsaid.OnethingIthinkthatsre-allypositiveaboutthispro-gramistheyoutharegoingto...getsomehands-onprac-ticalexperiences.ForexampleatBeausoleilthegroupwillbeparticipat-ingintheGreatCanadianShorelineCleanup.TheyrealsogoingtobeintroducedtoleadersintheAboriginalcommunitiesandwaterleadersandalotofkidsdontgetthatopportunitytomeetpeopleinthosekindsofpositions.SoIthinkthatsreallyimportantthattheycanbeinspiredandhavesomerolemodelsofpeopletolookuptosheadded.Thesecondyearoftheprojectwillhavethegroupsoffourbackintheirhomecommunitiesusingwhattheyvelearnedtoleadman-ageorpartnerwithanotheragencytoraiseawarenessaboutwater.InFortSmiththeyouthwillteamupwiththeAuroraResearchInstituteARI-aplayerintheSlaveRiverandDeltaPartnership-onawaterproject.TheyouthwillhavesomanygreatopportunitiesatARIYuillsaidnotingthattheprojectsfocuswillbeuptotheparticipants.Itcouldbecreatingadisplayitcouldbecreatingaprogramforkindergartenkidsitcouldbewatermonitoring.YuillsaidFortSmithisalogicalplacetorepresenttheNWTbecauseofitslocationattheheadoftheMackenzieRiverbasin.ItstherstNWTcom-munitycomingoutoftheAthabasca-PeaceRiverDeltaanditssuchafocusforwatermonitoringandwaterissuesshesaid.Iknowtheresalotoffocusfromourlandandwaterpeopleonitsoitseemedlikeanaturalt.NWTyouthheadoutonwatershedleadershipmissionAboriginalyouthfromacrossCanadaformpartnershiptoprotectwaterEnviornmentWatershedsPhotoStephanieYuillFortSmithyouthfromleftAlexMarieDaltonBeamishRyanEvansandJeremyBeamishhangoutattheTorontoairportontheirwaytoBeausoleilFirstNationontheshoresofLakeHuron. 9TuesdaySeptember242013LITERACYWEEK2013WINABOOKDeBeershasprovidedcopiesofComingHome-AnthologyofNWTWritingBillBradensIceRoadHistoryYellowknivesDeneFirstNationCookbook207McDougalRdFortSmithforachancetowinCantgethereinpersonEmailsalesnorj.caandwellenteryournameinthecontest.TheNorthernJournalcelebratesNWTLiteracyWeek2013September22-28Withoutthesupportandunder-IamnotsureIwouldhavebeenassuccessfulasIwas...thejourneytoAuroraCollege.BessieRogersNursingAccessAuroraCampuswww.auroracollege.nt.ca-CampusPhoneNumberstoll-free Becausemoneyissomethingthatweretoldnottotalkaboutpeopledontnecessarilyknowwhointhecommunitycouldhelpthemoutsothatsabigpartofitstartingadialoguearoundmoneyandfindingoutwhoinyourcommunitycouldbeareallygoodpersontotalkto.KatieRandallNWTLiteracyCouncilLiteracyWeekFinancialLiteracy10TuesdaySeptember242013LiteracyWeekItshappeninginyourcommunityLiteracyWeekactivitiesaretakingplacethisweekSeptember22-28.AllcommunitiesintheSouthSlaveregionwillbetakingpartinactivitiesinlocalschoolsandlibraries.AMessagetoParentsChildrenwhoareexposedtoliteracyearlyandoftenarelikelytobecomebetterreadersandwritersthanthosewholackthisexperience.Solookforopportunitiestofillyourchildsworldwithprint-booksmagazineschartslettersdrawingsandwordsofanykind.Encourageyourchildsemergentliteracybytalkingaboutwordspicturesandideas.Readtogetherandwritemessagesandstoriesforeachother.Lookforopportunitiestoexerciseyourchildsgrowinglanguageskills.Contactyourschoolformoreinformationaboutthisweeksevents.BonusPreschoolStoryTimeTheFortSmithLibrarywillbestagingPreschoolStoryTimeeventseachMondayat1030a.m.ComebywithyourchildforalistenItsnevertooearlytogettheminterestedinbooks.Sept.22-282013www.facebook.comSouthSlaveDECVisitusonlinewww.ssdec.nt.caCreatingFuturesCreatingFuturesByMARIACHURCHBalancingthebooksl-ingtaxesandteachingyourkidstobemoneysmartareallpartofthisyearsNWTLiteracyWeekfocusfortheNorthwestTerritoriesLit-eracyCouncil.Literacyisntjustread-ingandwritinganymore.WehaveareallybroaddenitionofwhatliteracyisKatieRandallyouthandadultservicescoordinatorwiththeNWTLiteracyCounciltoldTheJournal.ThisyearwedecidedtofocusonnancialliteracyRandallsaid.Withnan-cialliteracyyouhavetounderstandallnewtermsthereisalotofnumeracyinvolvedanditcanseemreallydaunting.FundedbytheTDFi-nancialLiteracyGrantRandallhasbeenholdingworkshopsincommunitiesacrosstheNWTforthepastyear.Theworkshopsoftenbeginwiththeparticipantsexploringtheirrelationshipwithmoney.Weallhaveaverydif-ferenthistorywithmoneydifferentvaluesarounditanddifferentgoalsshesaid.Notknowingwhototurntoformoneyadvicewhetherthatbeforlingtaxesdealingwithacollectionagencyorbudget-ingisacommonproblemtheworkshopsdelveinto.Becausemoneyissome-thingthatweretoldnottotalkaboutpeopledontnecessarilyknowwhointhecommunitycouldhelpthemoutsothatsabigpartofitstartingadia-loguearoundmoneyandnd-ingoutwhoinyourcommunitycouldbeareallygoodpersontotalktoRandallsaid.WiththegrantmoneytheNWTLiteracyCouncilwillcontinueholdingnanciallit-eracyworkshopsintonextyear.NWTLiteracyWeekeventsRandallandtheLiteracyCouncilteamwillbehostingspecialeventsinYellowknifeforNWTLiteracyWeekSept.22-Sept.28from130-330p.m.atMildredHallSchool.Financial15isanothereventplannedforLiteracyWeekopentoparticipationfromacrosstheNWTRan-dallsaid.Theeventaskspeopletotake15minutestofocusontheirnances.Wheneveryouhave15minutestosparedosome-thingfinancialeitheronyourownorwithyourfam-ily.Maybeitscheckingoutyouronlinebankingread-inganewsstorylookingatyourbudgetmaybemakingapiggybankwithyourkids-anythinglikethatshesaid.Randallsaidshehopestheeventswillencouragepeopletothinkabouttheirnancesandseewhatquestionsstillneedanswers.TolearnmoreaboutNWTLiteracyWeekprogramsgoonlinetowww.nwt.literacy.ca.FinancialliteracyspreadsacrosstheNWTPhotocourtesyoftheNWTLiteracyCouncilParticipantsdiscussmoneyatanancialliteracyworkshopheldattheHayRiverLibrary. LiteracyWeekAwards11TuesdaySeptember242013ByMARIACHURCHBerthaGouletalifelongresidentofNDiloisrstandforemostamother.ButwithvechildrentwonowgrownupGouletchosetobecomeanadultstudentatAuroraCollegelastyearanditwasntlongbeforeherteachersrecognizedthosemotherlyinstinctsmadehermorethanjustaclassmatetomany.Shealwaysencouragedtheothers.Shewantedev-eryonetosucceedasmuchasshewantedherselftosucceedandshewasarolemodeltoalloftheotherstudentsAli-sonBarrformeradulteduca-toratAuroraCollegesYel-lowknifesDeneCommunityLearningCentreinNDiloandGouletsinstructorlastyeartoldTheJournal.ThismonthCanadaspre-mierswillrecognizeGouletasaninspirationinhercom-munitybypresentingherwithanationalliteracyaward.ReadingandwritingarethefoundationforlifelonglearningandsuccessandIamsoproudthatwearerec-ognizingindividualsandor-ganizationswhodosomuchtoimprovethelivesofCa-nadiansKathleenWynnepremierofOntarioandchairoftheCounciloftheFedera-tionsaidinapressrelease.Theannualliteracyawardwascreatedin2004torec-ognizeindividualsineveryprovinceandterritoryfortheirachievementsinnova-tionsandexcellenceinliter-acy.Awardnomineesrangefromeducatorsvolunteerslearnerscommunityorga-nizationsnon-governmentalorganizationsandbusinesses.BarrnominatedGouletasanadultstudentintheNWTadultstudentwinsnationalliteracyawardNWTwhobridgedthegapbetweenteachersandstu-dentsactivelyencouragingherfellowadultclassmatestocontinuetheireducation.TherearecertainthingsthataninstructorwouldntgetawaywithsayinglikeWhatareyoudoingWhyareyoulateallthetimeThathasadifferentimpactwhenitcomesfromstudentsthananinstructorbecausetheyareonthesameplayingeldBarrexplained.NotonlydoesGouletin-spireherclassmatestosuc-ceedintheirpursuitsbutherchildrenaswellBarrsaid.Shesgoingtohaveastrongerimpressiononhergirlsbydoingsomethinglikethisasopposedtotell-ingthemtojustkeepgoingtoschool.Gouletsaidshewasas-tonishedbythenominationbuthappyshecanbeanex-ampleforherclassmatesandchildren.Ithinkitsveryimpor-tantforeveryonetogetaneducationshesaid.EncouragingherdaughterstocontinuetheireducationisatoppriorityforGoulet.HersecondoldestdaughteriscurrentlygoingbacktoGrade12andherthirdold-estat16istacklingherowndiploma.IfmomcandoitthenmygirlscandoittooGou-letsaidwithalaugh.WithmanyniecesandnephewsinNDiloshehopesherscho-lasticeffortsinspirethemaswell.GouletsgoalistogetintoanursingprogramorpersonalsupportworkerprogramatAuroraCollegenextfall.IprettywellgottiredofbeingahousewifeandguredImightaswellbal-ancelifewithschoolsheexplained.Ilikeschool.Ilikebeingpartofaclassbeingapartofsomethingmore.AsherformerinstructorBarrsaidshewatchedGou-letgrowasastudentandbecomecomfortabletakingonnewchallengesovertheyear-longprogram.Thiswasaveryparticipa-toryprogramthatshewasinsoshewasntjuststickingtowhatshewasgoodatwhichiswhatalotofstudentsdo.Shewaswillingtopartici-patethroughouttheprogramandcontributeinareasshewasntthatcomfortableinsoshewasreallywillingtostretchherselfandgrowshesaid.AsfarasGouletsabilitytocontinuewithherschoolingBarrsaidshehasnodoubts.GouletofciallyreceivedherawardduringNWTLit-eracyWeekattheAdultLearnersLuncheonhostedattheNorthernUnitedPlaceinYellowknifeonSept.24.TheeventalsofeaturedtheNWTMinisterialLiteracyAwards.YourbusinessinprintPhotocourtesyoftheNWTLiteracyCouncilAuthorJamieBastedoreadsatWilliamMcDonaldMiddleSchoolinYellowknifeoneofseveralauthorschosentopresenttostudentsaspartofNWTLiteracyWeek.BerthaGouletPhotocourtesyofBerthaGoulet 12TuesdaySeptember242013LiteracyWeekEducationHittingthegymhittingthebooksFortSmithhighschoolopenstnessroomforstudentsByMARIACHURCHPaulWilliamKaeserHighSchoolinFortSmithistryingsomethingnewthisyeartobooststudentslearningcapacitysweating.Treadmillsstairclimb-ersbikesandrowingma-chinesallpartofabrandnewtnessroomhavere-placedtheschoolsformerlibrarywhichhasbeenrelocatedtoaspareroomdownstairs.Alltheresearchsaysifyougetthatworkoutyourabilitytoconcentrategoesupyourabilitytohan-dlecomplextasksgoupyourbehaviouralissuesgodownsaidAlKarasiukprincipalatPWK.Withthetnessroomnowopenfortheschoolyearaone-hour-a-daymorningt-nessprogramhasbeenin-troducedforjuniorhighstu-dentsinGrades78and9.Forhighschoolstudentsthefitnessroomwillbeavailableonadrop-inbasisduringfreeperiodsorafterschoolstudyhours.Wegurestarttheregetthehappyhealthyhab-itsbuiltinandifyougetthreeyearsofdailytnessGoodhealthequalsgoodeducation.Weveseenitinbothhealthandeducationnewshowitsincreasedstudentsmarksaswellashealth.Ithinkthereisenoughevidenceouttheretoknowitstherightthingtodo.JulieLysFortSmithDistrictofEducationAuthoritywearehopingthatthatwillcarryonoutofhabitandasapartoflifeKarasiuksaid.AswithmostschoolsacrosstheNWTgymclassforjuniorhighstudentswasformerlymandatoryatPWK.Nowstudentshavetheoptionoftakingteamsportsasaclassinthegymnasiuminadditiontotheironehouroftnesseachmorning.Moreandmorestudentsarenotteamsportorientated.Theyrenotintothecompe-tition.ItsjustmorehealthylifestyleKarasiuksaid.Itdoesntmatterwhatt-nesslevelyoureatbecauseyoucanstartslow.Youcanwalkyoucanpeddleslowandyoucansetyourselfgoalsandprogresstoit.EyzaahArnasonaGrade7studentatPWKhasbeenusingthetnessroomwithhisclassforthepasttwoweeksnow.Itslotsoffun.Ingymclassallyoudoisrunaround.HereyouactuallyworkondifferentmusclesArnasonsharedafterputtingdowna12.5-pounddumbbellheandhisclassmateJomeiNewkirkhadbeenusingduringtheirtnesshourlastweek.GladysRehmwhosegrand-daughterPyperisastudentatPWKwasoneofmanypresentattheribboncuttingceremonyheldlastThursdayeveningtogivethecommu-nityalookatthenewtnessroomstudentshavebeenrav-ingabout.healthandeducationnewshowitsincreasedstudentsmarksaswellashealth.Ithinkthereisenoughevi-denceouttheretoknowitstherightthingtodoshesaid.Inordertomonitorthestu-dentsinthepilotyearofthetnessroomthehighschoolplanstoworkwiththeFortSmithhealthcentretocol-lectdataandtrackprogress.Thatdatawillbeusedinacondentialhealthreportcardsentouttoparents.Fundingforthefitnessroomisstillshortofmeetingthefull210-220000budgetbutKarasiuksaidcontribu-tionshavebeencominginandclosingthegap.Currentlyaround80percentoftheroomiscompletewithadditionspendingsuchasone-waymirroredwin-dowsascreentoshowt-nessvideosandamirroredwallfortheopenclassarea.TheroomalsofeaturesarotatingrockclimbingwalldonatedtotheschoolbytheFortSmithLegion.Karasiuksaidhehopestohaveacompletedtnessfacilitysecondtononebytheendofthemonth.CreeWanderingspiritusesastaiGrade7studentsatPWKtossaroWOULDLIKETOREMINDPARENTSOFTHEIMPORTANCEOFLITERACY.READINGWITHYOURCHILDFOR15MINUTESADAYCANDRASTICALLYIMPROVELITERACY922MacKenzieHwyHayRiverNTX0E0R8867874-7700TollFree1-800-661-0716NWTCreeLanguageProgramCelebratingNWTLiteracyWeekNWTCreeLanguageProgramFortSmithNTBox720X0E0P0206McDougalRd.PhFax86787227702772Emailcree.nwtmnnorthwestel.netIthinkitsawesome.ItcreatesreallygoodhabitsRehmsaid.IdontthinkitsaforcedthingIthinktheyaregoingtoseeitasanopportunity-anopportunityotherkidsmightnothave.GoodhealthequalsgoodeducationJulieLyschairoftheFortSmithDistrictofEducationAuthoritytoldTheJournalattheceremony.Weveseenitinboth 13TuesdaySeptember242013TheronManueltriesoutabikemachineatthePWKtnessroom.climberduringtnesshour.SheyMcMahonrightandRyanSchaeferpushthemselvesonthebikes.ndamedicineballduringtnesshour.JessicaCoxAnnPischingerandAlKarasiukwatchasJulieLyscutstheribbontoofciallyopenthePWKtnessroom.2013NWTLITERACYWEEKSept.22-28TheTownofHayRiver73WoodlandDriveHayRiverNT867.874.6522TheTownofHayRiverwouldliketoremindparentsoftheimportanceofliteracyandyourroleinsupportingit.Pleasetaketimetoreadwithyourchild.Itwilldosomuchtohelp.WednesdaySeptember25Readfor15minutesBrownBagLunch-1200p.m.WednesdayOctober2InvestmentPlanning-700p.m.ThursdayOctober3InsurancePlanning-700p.m.ScheduleofEventsattheLibraryAllseminarsarepresentedbyguestspeakerStuartMcConnachiefromEdwardJonesFinancialGroup.BroughttoyoubyandtheFormoreinformationcontactthelibraryat867.872.2296PhotosMariaChurch 14TuesdaySeptember242013ByMARIACHURCHForVanceSandersonCreelanguagemanagerfortheNorthwestTerritoryMtisNationkeepingtheCreelanguagealiveandhealthyismorethanhisjobitshispassion.CreeandIrishbybirthSand-ersonhadatraditionalupbring-ingintheFortSmitharea.IwasraisedinthebushandmygrandmaalwaysspokeCreetomeandIal-wayswantedtospeakitSandersonsharedwithTheJournal.GoingthroughschoolIwaslosingitbutIdidntwanttoloseitsoIkeptlearning.EventodayIsometimesspeaktomyselftokeeppracticing.NowworkingfortheMtisNationsCreeLanguagePro-gramheadquarteredinhishometownSandersonworkstowardstrengtheningthelan-guageinthecommunityandsurroundingarea.SandersonandhisteamhavepublishedaCreetranslationbookonhealthabushCreedictionaryandacookbookamongotherresources.Theirmostrecentpublicationcom-binesmanyaspectsoflanguagetranslationincludingdifferentdialectsintoonetitlecalledtheTheLanguageBookorIspiki-skwehkMasinahikan.Everythingisre-editedandbetterSandersonsaid.Itsmoreconvenientnowpocket-sized.Iwantedtodonewthingsandtrytoapproachanewbookinasmallerfashionsoitsbettertocarryitwithyouandyoudonthavetoworryaboutluggingaroundabunchoflargerbooks.TheLanguageBookincludeswordsandphrasesinCreeEnglishandMichifadialectSandersondescribedasaMtisslangcombiningFrenchCreeandEnglish.IncludingMichifwasre-allyimportantbecauseitsbeenstressedatmeetingsthatthereisntmuchdoneaboutit.Thisprojectisallforlanguagere-vitalizationtobringitback.ItsimportantforthesurvivaloftheMichiflanguagehesaid.IntotalthereareninedifferentAboriginallanguagesspokenintheterritory.Creeanditsdiffer-entdialectsaremainlyspokeninthesouthernhalfoftheNWTandinnorthernAlberta.DistributionofTheLanguageBookhasbeenfocusedintheSouthSlaveregionoftheNWTbutinteresthasbeengrowingfurthersouthinareassuchasFortChipewyanandFortMc-MurraySandersonsaid.Wearewillingtosharewithanyonewhosinterestedinlearning-whoeverwantsacopySandersonsaid.TheCreeLanguageProgramalsorecentlylaunchedanotherofitsCreelanguagecalendars.ThecalendarbeginsinSeptemberoronocihitowipisim2013andspanstoMarchorniskipisimof2015.EachmonthfeaturesaphotobylocalFortSmithphotographers.FundingfortheCreelanguageprojectsaround30000wasprovidedthroughliteracygrantsfromtheGNWT.WithhiscurrentfundingandbudgetSander-soncandistributefreecopiesofboththebookandcalendar.Peoplethathavelivedhereandmovedawayitsreallyspecialforthemtoseesome-thingmadefromtheirhome-townanditsreallygoodtosendthemmaterialstokeepupthelanguagehesaid.EvenifyourenotCreeitsalanguagethatisbeautifulandopenanditsforeverybody.WithsuccessfulfeedbackfromthelanguagebookandcalendarfuelinghimonSand-ersonsfutureprojectsincludecomicbooksretellingCreehis-toryandthelivesofimportanthistoricalguresaswellasalocallylmedcookingshowwhichwillbepostedonthelanguageprojectsnewYou-tubechannel.ThecookingshowisgoingtoteachpeopletraditionalwaystocookandatthesametimeidentifyingredientsandfoodsinCree.Ithoughtitwouldbeaneatwaytogettheoralsound.Creeisbetterlearnedorallythanwrittenhesaid.SandersonhasalsolaunchedaprojecttocreateCreelanguagehockeycardsfeaturinglocalminorleagueandrecreationleagueplayersintheSouthSlaveregion.Submissionsarecurrentlybeingacceptedandthecardsareexpectedtobeoutbynextspring.TheNWTCreeLanguageProgramrecentlycreateditsownFacebookpageatface-book.comNWTCree.Tolearnmoreaboutthepro-gramvisitwww.nwtmetisna-tion.caandclickontheCreeLanguageProgram.LanguagebookaimstokeepCreeliteracyaliveNWTCreeLanguageProgramlaunchingbookcalendarcookingshowLiteracyWeekResourcesOutsidehisofceinFortSmithVanceSandersonholdsupthelatestproductsfromtheNWTMtisNationsCreeLanguageProject.Localphotographyisshowcasedinthecalendar.TheLanguageBookincludesBushCreeandMichif.PhotoMariaChurch 15TuesdaySeptember242013ServingNorthernTeachersSince1953NWTLITERACYWEEKSeptember22-282013NWTTAwouldliketothankallteachersparentsandfriendsfortheircontributiontotheimprovementofouryouthsliteracyintheNWT.Keepupthehardworkhttpwww.nwtta.nt.caCelebrateLiteracyWeekBusinessLiteracySessionsFREEatTBDSCall872-2795formoreinformaononthevarietyofBusinessLearningSessionsavailablethroughoutthefallatThebachaBusinessDevelopmentServicesThecompletelistisavailableonlineatwww.canadabusiness.ab.casessionsWallysDrugsPharmacy.Souvenirs.Magazines.NewspapersToys.Cards.Stationary.LotteryTicketCentreMondaytoSaturday10a.m.to6p.m.Thursday10a.m.to8p.m.SundayCLOSED867-872-21342013NWTLITERACYWEEKSelectedschoolsuppliesonsalethisweekatWallysDrugsinsupportofIcePilotskickofffourthseasonwithapartySeasonfourofIcePilotsNWTislledwithmorebonkersadventuresoftheBuffaloAircrewsaysstarMikeyMc-Bryan.Seepage2.WrigleyeconomicboomcomeswithchallengesEmploymentopportunitiesareontheriseinWrigleybutasjobshaveopenedupsohaveseatsoncouncil.Seepage12.CadetsuntouchedbywarsharetheirviewsonRemembranceDay.Seepage9.TuesdayNovember132012Vol.36No.29AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00CaribounumbersupbutnotenoughforhuntersBarrengroundherdsareshowingpositivesignsofrecoverybutnotenoughtoliftharvestingrestrictions.Seepage11.Break-insshockFortSmithgolfandskiclubsRCMPinFortSmithareonthelookoutfortheindivid-ualsuspectedofvandalizingbuildingsoutsideoftown.Seepage3.2011nationalawar-BestAll-RoundNewsaer1.00DehChoBridgetoopenwithpartyNov.30WhowillbethersttocrossremainsthenalsurpriseByMEAGANWOHLBERGAfteradecadeofroad-blocksthe202-millionDehChoBridgewillnallyopenonNov.30markingthersttimeinhistorythattravelonHighway3willnotbedeter-minedbythewhimsofthemightyMackenzieRiver.ForthersttimesincetheroadtotheNorthSlaveregionwasbuiltpeoplewillnothavetoconcernthemselveswithferryschedulesiceconditionsordisruptionstooperationswhencrossingtheMacken-zieRiveratFortProvidenceTransportMinisterDavidRamsayannouncedlastweektoapplauseintheLegislativeAssembly.Alongwiththeunpredict-abilityoftheseasonsRamsaysaidtheprojectscompletionwillputtorestuncertaintyoncostsoffoodandothergoodsalongwiththeenvironmentalcostsofrunningtheferry.Trucksidledsometimesforhourswastinggasandreleasinggreenhousegases.BusinessesintheNorthSlaveaboutwhatwouldhappeniftherewasafuelspill.Wewerevulnerabletoclimatechangewithwarmingtemperaturesandchangesinwaterlevels.promptingafederalauditbySheilaFraserlastyear.Fra-serconcludedtheNWTstaxbaseunfairlyassumedthetotalnancialriskforthebridge-thencostedat182millionupfromtheoriginalpromiseof55million-thoughgovern-mentclaimeditwasasharedprivate-publicenterprise.Iwillnotbesurprisedifthenalcostofthisbridgeismorethan182millionFra-sersaidatthetime.Moreconstructiondelaysbroughtthetotalupto192millionbytheendof2011.ThisyearMLAsgaveinonemoretimetothedepartmentofTransportsrequestforan-other10milliontocompletetheprojectontime.Thiswascriticalinachiev-ingtheopeningthisyearRamsaysaid.Withoutaddi-tionalfundingIwouldmostassuredlybestandingheretodayannouncingyetanotheryearsdelay.Thebridgewillbepaidoffovertimethroughtollsforcom-mercialvehiclesandmoneysavedbynotoperatingtheferry.Northboundcommercialvehi-clesover4500kgwillpaytollsbasedonthenumberofaxlesonthevehiclewith91.25paidfortruckswithtwotofouraxlesand291.25paidforvehicleswithmorethanseven.TheMervHardieferrywhichhasoperatedsincetheearly1970swillmakeitslastvoyagethedaythebridgeopens.OnlyonelastDehChoBridgesurprisenowawaitstheterritory-thistimeamorepleasantone-accordingtode-partmentspokespersonEarlBlacklockthatiswhowillbethersttocrossYoullhavetocomeandseeforyourselfhesaid.WithoutadditionalfundingIwouldmostassuredlybestandingheretodayan-nouncingyetanotheryearsdelay.TransportMinisterDavidRamsayregionhadtopaytostockpilefoodandothergoods.SomeofthemevenpaidextrafreightchargestoairliftmerchandisefromAlbertaoroverthecross-inghesaid.Allofthesecostswerepassedontocustomersandallofthesecostsarenowgone.Theferryburnedhalfamillionlitresoffueleveryyear.WehadtodevelopemergencyplansAfeastreworksandotherfanfareareplannedfortherib-boncuttingoccasioninFortProvidencewheretheterritorywillnallybreatheacollectivesighofreliefatthecompletionofitslargestinfrastructureproj-ect-andmosthotly-debated-nancialdebacle-todate.Delaysandcostoverrunsplaguedthebridgesinceconstructionbeganin2008RangerLawrenceCheeziepayshisrespectsduringthewreathlayingceremonyatthecenotaphoutsideFortSmithsLegionhallonRemembranceDay.TheRangerswerejustoneofmanygroupstohonoursoldierspastandpresentonNov.11.Seepages7-10formoreRemembranceDaycoverage.PhotoPaulBannisterwner2millionmoregoestoInuvik-TukhighwayAnother2millionwentintotheall-weatherroadconnect-ingInuvikandTuktoyaktuklastweekmuchtothedismayofcertainMLAs.Seepage2.One-yearhuntingbanputonMackenziebisonBisonhuntinghasbeenbannedforoneyearintheMackenziefollowingtheworstanthraxoutbreakinNorthernhistory.Seepage19.Legionsremainbastionsoftheircommunities.Seepages11-15.TuesdayNovember62012Vol.36No.282011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00AlbertaannouncesplansfornewenergyregulatorAlbertasproposedsingleen-ergyregulatorisnallyonthetableandcausingconcernsforlandownersandFirstNa-tions.Seepage7.HayRivertoreceivemidwivesby2014-15HayRiverisnextinlineformidwivesintheterritoryac-cordingtoHealthandSocialServicesMinisterTomBeau-lieu.Seepage3.-1.00NortherninmatesgetrstvisitfromTRCNorthSlaverstinCanadatoopendoorstocommissionerByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheNorthSlaveCorrec-tionalFacilityinYellow-knifemadehistorylastweekasthersttoopenitsdoorstoacommissionerfromthenationalTruthandReconcili-ationCommissionTRConresidentialschools.Around50inmatesmetwithCommissionerMarieWilsonstatementtakersandhealthworkersthroughouttheweektotelltheirstoriesonthelegacyofresidentialschools.Wilsonsaiditwasaprojectthathadbeenintheworksforalongtime.Ourmandateistoaddressandreportonboththehis-toryandthelegacyofresi-dentialschoolsandoneofthekeychaptersoftheleg-acyofresidentialschoolsistheextenttowhichAborigi-nalpeoplesinCanadaarehugelydisproportionatelyrepresentedbyalltheneg-ativeindicatorsincludingincarcerationandthecrim-inaljusticesysteminclud-ingthoselivingatlevelsofknowthatbecausewevenowheardfromover4000peopleandinthetellingoftheirlifestories.Thoughspeakingtoin-mateswasoneoftherstbutalsothatthespiritofthecommissionsworkisnotcompromisedbecausewehadtoconsiderthingslikeisthereaguardintheroomwhenthestatementisbeinggivenThatwouldhavebeenfromourperspectivereallycontrarytothespiritandin-tentofthecommissionsef-fortsandtheabilityofaper-sontospeakfreelyfromtheirheartsshesaid.NWTJusticeMinisterGlenAbernethysaidwhilethereweremanydetailstoironoutgivinginmatestheopportunitytomakestate-mentswasanecessitynotanoption.Ifyoulookatthestatis-ticswithinthefacilitieswehavehereintheNorthwestTerritories80-85percentoftheinmatesareAboriginalhesaid.Peoplehaveclearlybeenaffectedbyresidentialschoolsandmanyofourin-mateshaveindicatedthattheyaresurvivorsofresi-dentialschoolsortheyhavebeenimpactedbyresidentialschools...Wedidntwantthemtomisstheopportunitytotelltheirstoriesandtobeheard.Abernethysaidhehopedthehealingopportunityof-feredbytheTRCwouldhelpindividualsturnacornerintheirlives.Healingisanimportantpartofanybodysrehabili-tationhesaid.Individualshavetocometotermswithwhatevertheirparticularrootcausesofthecrimeareandinsomecasesresidentialschoolsortheimpactsofresi-dentialschoolcouldbethatcausalfactor...Hopefullywewillseeaturninrecidivism.SeeCurriculumonpage2.Wedontwantthesepeoplecommit-tingcrimeswewanthealthypeopleandwewanttoworkwiththemtogetthatrehabilitation.NWTJusticeMinisterGlenAbernethypovertyincludingthosewhoaretakenintothechildwel-faresystemincludingthosewhopresentatemergencywardsshesaid.ThesearealltheplaceswherethelegacylivesoutandweknowthatnotjustinanassumedwaybutweprioritiesidentiedbytheTRCinitsbeginningsWil-sonsaidaddressingissuesofsafetysecurityandintimacymadeitachallengetoexecute.Ithastakenalotofcare-fulthoughtandconsiderationtomakesurethatallthese-curityissuesareconsideredInuitbuttonaccordionistSimeonieKeenainakwasjustoneofmanyNorthernartistswhocollaboratedwiththeNationalArtsCentreNACOrchestraonitsrsteverNorthernTourwhichendedlastFriday.Theorchestraplayedfor6000peopleacrossNunavutYukonandtheNWT.NACiscelebrat-ingitsYearoftheNorthwiththeNorthernScenefestival-thelargestevergatheringofNorthernartists-thisspringinOttawa.Seepage22formore.PhotoFredCattroll-NoveHappyHalloweenDetailssurfacearoundSmithsLandingauditDetailsonSmithsLandingFirstNationsforensicaudithavecometolightfollowingChiefCheyeannePaulettesresignation.Seepage6.FortChipMMAghtercomesoutswingingFortChipewyansTravisCardinalismakingwavesinAlbertasmixedmartialartssceneandhopingtobearolemodelforothers.Seepage15.LiteracyconferenceexploresneedforNorthernself-determination.Seepage8.TuesdayOctober302012Vol.36No.272011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00Deltamusiciangivenlife-timeachievementawardMackenzieDeltamusicianLouieGooseisbeingawardedforhislifelongcommitmenttomusicfamilyandtheAborig-inalcommunity.Seepage9.FortChipwildfoodstudyndsorgancontaminantsAcommunity-basedwildlifemonitoringstudyinFortChiphasfoundhigherthannormalheavymetalcontaminantsincertainorgans.Seepage7.NWTriversloseprotectionundernewbillMPcriesdamoverlackofprotectionforSlaveRiverByMEAGANWOHLBERGAtleast10majorriversintheNorthwestTerritoriesincludingtheSlaveRiverwillbeexcludedfrompro-tectionundertheNavigableWatersProtectionActifamendmentsproposedbytheConservativegovern-mentwithinthesecondom-nibusbudgetbillthisyearBillC-45gothrough.ThenewactwillonlyprovideprotectionforwhatfederalTransportMinisterDenisLebelcallsthecoun-trysbusiestlakesriversandoceans.Proponentsofpipelinesbridgesdamsandpowerlineswillnolongerhavetoshowtheywontdam-ageordestroywaterwaysnotcoveredbytheact.OnlythreebodiesofwaterwillbeprotectedunderthenewactintheNWTGreatSlaveLakeGreatBearLakeandtheMackenzieRiver.TheSlaveRiverBearRiverNahanniRiverLiardRiverPeelRiverHayRiverArcticRedRiverYellowknifeRiverThelonRiverBackRiverandtheHortonRiverarejustsomeoftheNorthernriversthatwillnolongerbeprotectedbythelawestab-lishedin1882.TransportCanadaspokes-personKellyJamessaidwa-terwayswerechosenusingdatafromCanadianHy-drographicServicenauti-calchartsStatisticsCanadadataonfreightmovementandhistoricaldatafromtheNavigableWatersProtectionProgram.Jamessaidprotectionisappliedonwaterwaysthatatleastpartiallysupportheavycommercialandorrecreationalnavigationac-tivityarebeingactivelyusedandareaccessiblebyportsandmarinasinproximitytoheavilypopulatedareas.ButaccordingtoWesternArcticMPDennisBevingtonthenewchangesaremeanttoclearanotheravenueforindustrialdevelopmentonCanadasriversystems.HesuspectstheexclusionoftheSlaveRiverwhichcarries80percentofAlbertaswaternorthandhasbeenusedforbargingfor100yearshasbeendonewithhydroinmind.Calgarycorporatein-terestshaveplanstobuildamajorhydroelectricdamacrosstheSlave.Itispass-ingstrangethateveryothermainstemoftheMackenzieRiversystemremainsundertheprotectionoftheNavi-gableWatersActexcepttheSlave.HowdoesthischangeinstatusaffectthesanctityofourriverBoththePeaceRiverwhichdumpsintotheSlaveandtheMackenzieRiverdownstreamhavebeenprotected.Beving-tonsaidcorporateinterestistheonlywayhecanmakesenseoftheSlaveRiversexclusion.ItonlymakessenseifyouthinkoftheproposedhydrodevelopmenthetoldTheJournal.Theressomefeelingthatthislisthasbeenmanipulated.AlbertaenergycompanyATCOproposedbuildingan800-megawatthydrofacil-ityontheSlavesouthofFortSmithNTseveralyearsagobutnixedthe1-billionprojectinthefallof2010afterformerSmithsLandingChiefChe-yeannePauletteannouncedhisFirstNationsoppositiontotheproject.Pauletteresignedlastweek.MorerecentlyATCOan-nouncedplansforanorth-southpowerlinerunningupeasternAlbertathatitsaidwouldbenecessaryforfuturedamsontheAthabascaandSlaveRivers15yearsdownthelinewhenthecoalplantsneedreplacing.Riverscouldstillndpro-tectionunderotherlegislationsuchastheMackenzieValleyResourceManagementActintheNWTorprovincialregula-tiontothesouthbutBevingtonsaidthatisnotenough.Thedangerisnowyouresplittingitbetweenjurisdic-tionshesaid.Dowere-allywantAlbertamakingtheassessmentforsomethingthatwillaffecttheNorthdownstreamSeeChangesonpage3.AthabascaChipewyanFirstNationACFNChiefAllanAdamaddressessupportersduringarallyinFortMcMurrayfollowingtheFirstNationshearingbeforethepanelinchargeofreviewingShellsproposedJackpineoilsandsmineexpansion.ACFNlaunchedaconstitutionalchallengeagainsttheprojectbecomingthersttoargueaconstitutionalchallengebasedonAboriginalandtreatyrightsbeforeaprovincialtribunalonOct.23.Seepage2formore.PhotoBradleySaulteauxest-unewHappyHalloweenSmithsLandingFirstNationchiefresignsCheyeannePauletteofSmithsLandingFirstNationresignedlastweekblamingbullyingandcorruptiononcouncilforhisdecision.Seepage3.Annualvolleyballtour-namentteacheslifeskillsSportmaybefunbutithasalotmorebenetsforthecom-munitythanmeetstheeyesaysorganizerJanieHobart.Seepage15.MeetthevenewmayorswhohavetakenthestageintheNWT.Seepage10-11.TuesdayOctober232012Vol.36No.38AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00MPwantschangestooffshoreoilleasinglawsNewlawsarerequiredforis-suingoffshoreleasesintheArctictoprotectthenationalinterestarguesMPDennisBevington.Seepage7.GhostsofRayrockhauntTlichosNicohearingsTheassessmentprocessforFortunesNicometalsmineisoverbutfearsaboutmin-ingintheTlichoregionlin-ger.Seepage6.aioaawBes-Rouewsaer1.00KeepinglanguageandculturealiveCulturalambassadorsthankedforpreservingheritageByMEAGANWOHLBERGFiveresidentsandorganiza-tionsoftheNorthwestTerrito-rieswerehonouredlastweekfortheircommitmenttocelebratingandpreservingcultureandlan-guageatthesecondannualMin-istersCulturalCircleAwardsceremonyinYellowknife.TheawardshandedoutbyEducationCultureandEm-ploymentMinisterJacksonLaffertyaimtoprovidelast-ingrecognitionandgratitudetooneyouthindividualeldergroupandoverallrecipienteachyearinordertobuildawarenessamongNorthernersabouttheimportanceofpromotingandprotectingtheirwaysoflife.MelawNakehkoofFortSimpsonwasgiventheindivid-ualawardforhercommitmenttolearningtheartofmoosehidetanning-ajourneyonwhichshehasbroughtalongotherwomeninterestedinlearningthetraditionalartform.NakehkocreditsthewayshewasraisedbyherparentsJimandCelineAntoineandhergrandparentswiththeinspira-tiontokeeptraditionalknowl-edgealive.moosehidetanningisassert-ingmyDenerightstobeontheland.NakehkosaidmoosehidetanningisbothachancetospendtimewithandlearnfromherawardwasgiventotheTlichoImbeon-the-landprogramrunbytheTlichogovernmentwhichprovidessummerem-ploymentopportunitiesforyouthtostayinthecommu-nitiesforelevenweeksbeforeheadingofftopostsecondaryeducationoremployment.WorkingwitheldersstudentslearnmodernsafetyskillsandtechnologyearningrstaidcanoesafetyandGPSmappingcerticationwhilealsolearningtraditionalskillssuchasshingdrumandpaddlemakingsew-inghidepreparationharvestingtraditionalmedicinesandnavi-gatingtraditionaltravelroutes.DorisTaneton23ofDelinewasawardedintheyouthcat-egory.FluentinbothEnglishandNorthSlaveyTanetonwasrecognizedforherinvolvementinNortherngovernanceconfer-encesandworkwiththeDelineKnowledgeProject.TheeldersawardwenttoLillianEliasofInuvikanInu-vialuktunteacherwhosepas-sionistoseeallyoungadultsinhercommunityspeakInuvia-luktun.Shehostseveninglan-guageclassesforadultsalongwithlanguageandbushcampsforyouthandyoungchildren.ShealsoassistswiththeInu-vialuitCulturalCentreinInu-vikaswellaswithclassroomresourcesforschoollanguageprograms.FellowInuvialuktunteacherandartistJeanHarryofSachsHarbourreceivedtheMinistersChoiceAwardforherworkhelpingyoungergenerationstolearntheirlanguageovermanyyears.The2012awardrecipientsexemplifythecommitmentdiligencecreativityandpas-sionwewantcultureandheri-tagetoinspireinusallLaf-fertysaid.IwashonouredtowelcomeourrecipientsintotheCulturalCircle.WhatinspiresmeisdenitelytheworkthatIwanttodowithmyartandalsoraisingmykidstohaveastrongidentityasDenepeople.MelawNakehkoCulturalCircleawardwinnerWhatinspiresmeisde-nitelytheworkthatIwanttodowithmyartandalsorais-ingmykidstohaveastrongidentityasDenepeopleandtotakeprideinthecultureandlandshesaid.Beingonthelandandutilizingthelandlikewitheldersinordertomakesureshehasknowledgetopassdown.Weneedtokeepthisinfor-mationgoingforthefutureshesaid.IhaveboysbutthatsonethingwhosgoingtoteachmyniecewhenshesoldertotanmoosehideInthegroupcategoryanNWTsculturalambassadorsareinductedintotheMinistersCulturalCircleinYellowknifeonOct.17.BackrowSamMantlaJr.representingtheTlichoImbeProgramMinisterofEducationCultureandEmploymentJacksonLaffertyandMelawNakehko.FrontrowDorisTanetonLillianEliasandJeanHarry.r-Northernersmakeshop-pinglocalacelebrationFromNortherneatsinNdilotofaeriesinFortSmithsmallbusinessesareshowingtheyarenotonlythebackbonebuttheheartofNWTcommuni-ties.Seepages6-9.ShootingtoscoreinlifeNHLStanleyCupwinnersJamieandReggieLeachre-turnedtoFortSmithtoteachyounghockeyplayersskillsonandofftheice.Seepage15.ThenewEastThreeSchoolopenedtofanfarelastweek.Seepage2.TuesdayOctober162012Vol.36No.25AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00FortMcKayeldersleadberryhealthstudyEldersconcernedwiththequalityofwildberriesintheoilsandsregionhaveteamedupwithscientistsonastudy.Seepage11.KillerrobotsleadbloodbathinYellowknifeAnewgraphicnovelbyYel-lowkniferKellanMarshallex-ploresanoutrageousalternaterealityfortheNWTscapital.Seepage10.--1.00InfantsdeathraisesmedivacconcernsNWTChiefCoronersaysairportsneedweatherstationsByMEAGANWOHLBERGNWTChiefCoronerCathyMenardhasraisedconcernsaboutthelackofweathercom-municationtechnologyatter-ritorialairportsfollowingthedeathofaninfantlastwinter.Two-year-oldDelainaKlon-dikeofFortLiarddiedafterbeingtransportedtoStantonTerritorialHospitalonDec.12011morethaneighthoursafteramedivacwascalledtothecommunity.AccordingtoMenardsre-portthoughamedivacwascalledat1225a.m.theoper-atingcentremanagingmedi-vacdispatchforAirTindiwasunabletoobtainaweatherre-portforFortLiardbecausetheCommunityAerodromeRadioStationCARSwascloseduntilDec.2.Thepilotdecideditwasun-safetoyuntiltheywereabletoobtainanaltimeterreadingafterverbalweatherobserva-tionsweregivenbycommunitymembersinFortLiardstatingtheskywasovercastandwindsweregusty.resuscitationeffortsandwassenttoEdmontonforautopsy.Thecauseofdeathwasdeter-minedtobeabacteriarelatedtomeningitis.InherreportMenardtheystarttalkingandlookingatitshetoldTheJournalnot-ingthatmedivacdelaysduetoweatherprobablyoccurmoreoftenthanmostrealize.IntheNWTairtransportisaneces-sitynotaluxuryformostofusandwemusttrytodoallwecantomakeitsafeandreliable.ThoughthedelaymayhaveplayedaroleinthechildsdeathMenardsaiditisnotherjobtondfaultbuttohelppreventfuturedeaths.WouldthishavepreventedherdeathIdontthinkwecansaythatinthecoronersservice.Butmaybeitwillforthenextone.Itwasdenitelyaconcernforeverybodyshesaid.NWTTransportationspokes-personEarlBlacklocksaidtheissueisonethathasbeenontheGNWTsradarforawhilebutthatMenardsrec-ommendationmayspuractionoutofdiscussionsbetweengovernments.WewillbeadvisingNAVCANADAofoursupportfortherecommendationhesaid.RonSingeraspokespersonforNAVCANADAsaidthereiscurrentlyjustoneAWOSin-stalledintheterritoryinWe-kweetiwhichwillbecomeop-erationalonNov.15.Whilethecostforeachsystemdependsonthelocationhesaiditcouldcost1millionormoreperAWOS.SingersaidNAVCANADAhasbeenindiscussionswithbothTransportCanadaandtheGNWTregardingMenardsrecommendation.NAVCANADAispreparedtodoitspartincollaborationwiththeseotherpartiestoinstallautomatedweatherobservationsystemsandwelookforwardtofurtherdiscussionswithourpartnershetoldTheJournal.IntheNWTairtransportisanecessitynotaluxuryformostofusandwemusttrytodoallwecantomakeitsafeandreliable.NWTChiefCoronerCathyMenardYellowknifeRCMPcontactedpoliceinFortLiardwhoman-agedtowakeapilotatanaircompanybaseandgetanal-timeterreading.At510a.m.amedivacwassentfromYel-lowknifearrivingbackinthecapitalat840a.m.Klondikewaspronounceddeadat910a.m.followingrecommendedthatboththefederalandterritorialdepart-mentsoftransportationlookatjointlyfundingandinstall-ingAutomatedWeatherOb-servationsSystemsAWOStosupplementweathercapabilitiesatallNWTairports.IthinktherecommendationisreasonableandpracticalthatPhotoScottWhitmoreFireghterStephanieCudmoreannouncesthedoorprizewinnersattheFortSimpsonFireHallsopenhouselastWednesdayduringFirePreventionWeek.Participantswereenteredintothedrawforcompetinginvariouseventsincludingthevictimdragstaylowandcrawlstopdropandrollanddresslikeareghter.Alongwithfunprizestheredepartmentalsogaveawaysmokedetectorstoeveryparenttoinstallintheirhomes.TheeyesandearsoftheNorthturn65CanadasRangerPatrolcel-ebrated65yearsofbeingthewatchersoftheNorthlastweek.Seepage2.NWTddlerupforAb-originalmusicawardTheDehchosWesleyHard-istywillbeperformingattheAboriginalPeoplesChoiceMusicAwardsthisfall.Seepage18.CheckoutourspecialsectiononrepreventionacrosstheNWT.Seepages9-12.TuesdayOctober92012Vol.36No.24AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00NaturalplaygroundtakesrootinFortSmithAneweco-friendlyplay-groundinFortSmithisre-connectingkidswithnaturewhiletheyhavefun.Seepage18.OilsandsnotamajorpolluternewstudiessayNewresearchonlakesedi-mentsinthePeace-AthabascaDeltashowbitumencon-taminantshavebeencom-ingdownstreamnaturallyforcenturies.Seepage6.2011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewsaer1.00NWTNunavutlaunchrstmandatoryresidentialschoolscurriculumByMEAGANWOHLBERGThegovernmentsoftheNorthwestTerritoriesandNunavutlaunchedtherstmandatorycomprehensiveresidentialschoolscurricu-lumforhighschoolstudentsinthecountrylastweekatthePrinceofWalesHeri-tageCentreinYellowknife.Thecurriculumdesignedasaunitinalargermod-uleoncolonizationwillbetaughtinallGrade10NorthernStudiesclassroomsacrosstheNWTandSocialStudiesinNunavuteffec-tiveimmediatelyandwasintroducedto70teachersfrombothterritoriesoverathree-dayworkshoplastweek.ThisisanimportantpieceofwhatshapesusasNorthernpeopleAboriginalandnon-AboriginalJohnStewartcurriculumde-veloperfortheNorthwestTerritoriestoldTheJour-naladdingthattheNorthwhowearesoallstudentsneedtolearnaboutitandfranklyallparentsneedtolearnaboutitaswellhesaid.aboutcreatingclassroomresources.NunavutbroughttheNWTintotheprocesswithbothministersofed-ucationimmediatelycom-mittingtoacomprehen-siveunitincludingteacherin-services.TheresidentialschoolsystemhadandcontinuestohaveanenormousimpactontheNorthNunavutPre-mierandEducationMinisterEvaAariaktoldTheJournal.TheNunavutdepartmentofEducationwantedtocreatearesourceforstudentsthatwouldllthegapinunder-standingaboutthisperiodinCanadashistory...Whenwedecidedtodevelopthisim-portantresourcewenatu-rallythoughttoincludetheNWTasNorthernershavemanysharedexperiencesandcommonstoriesparticularlyduringourtimeinresidentialschools.LastMarchtheunitwaspilotedineightschoolsacrossbothterritories.Stewartsaidthefeedbackhasbeenencouraging.Teacherssaidthisispow-erfulanditspowerfulintwowayshesaid.Therewaspowerfullearningonthepartoftheteachersthemselvesbutmoreimportantlyastheyex-ploredtheissueswithstudentstheresponsesandtheinterestandthesignicantconversa-tionthattheysaidwasstartingtohappenintheirclassroomsformanyoftheteacherswasjustunprecedented.Tohavestudentsactuallycareaboutsomeofthethingstheywerelearningwasunusual.SeeKidsonpage3.ThisisanimportantpieceofwhatshapesusasNorthernpeopleAboriginalandnon-Aboriginal.JohnStewartNWTcurriculumdeveloperhadthehighestpercapitaparticipationinresidentialschoolsinCanadaformul-tiplegenerations.WhetheryouwenttoschooloryourparentsdidornotitspartofwhatshapesCurriculumdevelopmentbeganinJune2011whentheLegacyofHopeFoundationwhichpromotesawarenessabouttheimpactsofresi-dentialschoolsapproachedtheNunavutgovernmentMikisewCreeFirstNationChiefSteveCourtoreilleleftandNationalChiefoftheAssemblyofFirstNationsShawnA-in-chutAtleodrumforanendtoviolenceagainstAboriginalwomenattheStolenSistersmarchinEdmontononSaturdayfollowingthediscoveryofamurderedFortChipewyanwomanlastmonth.TheannualmarchandvigilhonoursthelivesofmissingandmurderedAboriginalwomenandgirlsacrossthecountry.Seepage19.SeniorcriticizespublichousingrentscaleThoughshewantstopayrent1625permonthforaone-bedroomunitistoomuchsaysFortSmithseniorJeanLepine.Seepage2.TeddybearstorchedHighway5sbelovedTeddyBearJunctionwaslitablazebyanunknownoffenderbutsupportersarebuildingitupagain.Seepage12.TownsandcitiesacrosstheterritoryareheadingtothepollsOct.15.Seepages6-7.TuesdayOctober22012Vol.36No.23AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00SouthSlavestudentsexplorethetradesHighschoolstudentsfromvecommunitiesgotatasteofthetradesduringtheTradesAwarenessProgramatAuroraCollege.Seepage9.Giantpaid1000forchildsdeathsayDeneTheYellowknivesDeneFirstNationwantscompensationfortheunrecordeddeathsofchildrenrelatedtoarsenicpoisoninginthe50s.Seepage3.--1.00MPfumingoverresaleofoffshoreoilSixparcelsofBeaufortSeasoldfor7.5millionByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheofcialOppositioncriticforNortherndevelopmentDennisBevingtonisfumingafternearlyamillionhectaresofArcticoffshoreoilandgasleasesintheBeaufortSeaweresoldtoaBritishcompanywithjust220inthebankandacor-porateworthofminus32000.AboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentAANDCMinisterJohnDuncanissuedleasesforsixparcelstotaling900000hect-aresoffthenorthcoasttopri-vatelyownedBritishcompanyFranklinPetroleumLtd.onSept.11basedonitspromisetospendatleast7.5milliondevelopingthemoverthenextveyears.WithonlyCEOPaulBar-rettandhiswifelistedasitssoletwoemployeesthecom-panysmostrecentcorporatelingwasfor139GBP220CADwithacorporatevalueof-20760GBP-32961CAD.Thesamecompanywasawardedanothertwoparcelsfor2millioninlastyearsauctiongivingitatotalhold-ingof1.1millionhectaresintheBeaufort-oneofthelargestintheCanadianArcticamongseveralmultinationalsinclud-ingExxonMobilConocoPhil-lipsandChevron.Bidsinpreviousauctionshavebeeninthehalf-billiondollarrange.MPfortheWesternArcticDennisBevingtondemandedanswersfromDuncanlastweekintheHouseofCommonsac-cusingAANDCoffailingtoprotectCanadasinterestsinasensitiveareainwhichdrillingwasjustrecentlyapproved.Itsjustashellcompany.TheresnomoneyinitBevingtonsaidofFranklinPetroleum.Ithasotherback-erssomewherebuttheyrenotidentiable.BevingtontoldNorthernJournalthatmuchofhiscon-cernlieswithCanadasPe-troleumLandsandGasActwhichsimplyrequiresthatcompaniesprovidealetterofcreditforadeposittobidonaproject.ThoughDuncancouldhaverefusedthebidundertheactheisnotabletocontroltowhomthoseleasesmaynowbetrans-ferred.AANDCspokespersonGeneviveGuibertwroteinanemailthattheministerap-provedthesalebasedonthesolecriterionintheactthatisusedtoassessbidsthehigh-estbidwins.Bevingtonsaidthatcri-teriaisnotenough.HesaidCanadaneedstohavemoredecision-makingpoweroveroffshoreoildrillingintheBeau-fortSeaconsideringtherecentreportfromtheNationalEn-ergyBoardadvisingcautiousdevelopment.Tomeitspeakstothefactthatweweredoingthisalongtimeagowithcertainrulesandthoserulesarenownotappro-priatehesaid.Iwouldliketoseethattherebesomeprocessinplacetomaketheministerresponsibletoexamineandtoapprovetransfersorleases.Ithinkthatsclearlysomethingthatshouldhappennow...TheworldschangingandwehavegreatenvironmentalconcernsoverthedevelopmentofArc-ticleases.WhileattemptstoreachFranklinPetroleumwereunsuccessfultheCEOindi-catedtoothermediainclud-ingTheFinancialPostthatRussiaorSouthKoreamaybeinterestedinajointven-tureby2015.Bevingtonsaidhewouldnotbesurprisedtoseestate-ownedcompaniesfromcon-troversialnationsbecomepartoftheequation.IthinkanycountrywouldbeinterestedinobtainingitandrightnowweseeChinasworkingveryhard-theyvegoticebreakerstheyhavedeepseadrillingplatforms...anditsgotahugeinterestintheArctic.SoitcouldbeChinaaswell.TheBeaufortSearegionin-cludingtheMackenzieBasinhasanestimatedpotentialof5.4billionbarrelsofoiland53trillioncubicfeetofnatu-ralgas.Sofarwellsin52pe-troleumeldshavediscoveredoverabillionbarrelsofoilandninetrillioncubicfeetofgasinthearea.MomsBoobsnBabiesMomsinYellowknifetakepartinthe2012internationalBreastfeedingChallengewhichseekstohaveasmanymomsbreast-feedingaroundtheworldatthesametimeaspossible.TheeventstartedinBritishColumbiain2001bytheQuintessenceFoundationaimstopromotethehealthbenetsofbreastfeedingtobothmothersandbabies.Seepage8formore.PhotoKirstenMurphyNWTnaturalgascouldhitchrideonSahtuoilOildevelopmentinthecentralMackenzieValleymayatlastbethewayoutforstrandednaturalgasintheNWT.Seepage3.YklmfestivalmixesbusinesswithpleasureTheNWTlmindustrywillbeamajortopicofdiscussionduringthisyearsYellowknifeInternationalFilmFestival.Seepage9.TruckersprotestedhearingsontheTuk-Inuvikhighwaylastweek.Seepage6.TuesdaySeptember252012Vol.36No.22AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.0LutefestivallightonlutesbigonbaroqueNewinstrumentswillbemakingtheirdebutatthe6thannualLuteFestivalbring-ingevenmorebaroquetothestage.Seepage8.MenspeakonviolenceatTakeBacktheNightWomenwerenttheonlyonestoraisetheirvoicesatthean-nualmarchagainstviolencethisyearasmenchimedinwithapowerfulmessage.Seepage7.--1.0Delineconcludesself-governmenttalksFirstintheNWTforcommunityself-governmentagreemenByMEAGANWOHLBERGHistorywasmadelastweekasDelinebecamethefirstSahtucommunitytocompletenegotiationswiththeNorth-westTerritoriesandCanadaonitsself-governmentagreement.NegotiationsweresparkedwhentheSahtuDeneandMetisachievedtheircompre-hensivelandclaimin1993whichprovidedforindividualcommunitiestoapplyforself-government.Thoughself-gov-ernmentnegotiationsbeganin1996anAgreementinPrin-cipleAiPwasnotsigneduntil2003.ChiefnegotiatorforDe-lineDannyGaudetsaidtheagreementhasnotstrayedmuchfromtheAiPgivingthecommunitymorethanitbargainedfor.Generallywegotmorethanweanticipatedsowerehappyhesaid.thecommunitysalwaysaskedforbasicallythatthecommu-nityactsononevisiononeideaoneanother.BasedonthatImthinkingwhowouldntwantthatasagovernmentAndImcondentthatpeoplearegoingtowantit.Eachpartystillhasworktodointernallybeforesigningoffonthedocumentandsendingittoberatied.Gaudetsaidheexpectsthatwilltakeafewmonths.Followingthattherewillbeeducationontheagree-menttoensurepeopleunder-standwhattheyrevotingonwhichcouldtakeanotheryearandahalf.Iftheagreementispassedtherewillbeanelectionforanewleaderandcouncilofeightto12governorswhichwillreplacetheDelineBandandhamlet.Anelderscouncilwillalsobeestablishedasanadvi-sorygrouptothemaincouncil.DirectorofnegotiationsfotheGNWTFredTalensaitheendtonegotiationsisthebeginningofthenalstagestowardestablishingthersstandalonecommunity-baseself-governmentintheterritor-somethingallpartieswanttoseeratiedsuccessfully.Thetextsoftheself-gov-ernmentagreementthefi-nancingarrangementsandtheimplementationplanwhatwewouldcallthenalagreemenpackageiscompletefrothenegotiatorspointofview.Therearenootherissuesre-mainingandourformalne-gotiationsareconcludedhetoldTheJournal.Wereathenalstageleadingtothe-hopefully-raticationoftheagreement.SeeDelineonpage3.Ithinkgenerallypeoplewillliketheagreement.Itdoesworktowardssome-thingthecommunitysalwaysaskedfor.DannyGaudetDelinechiefnegotiatorGaudetsaidheexpectsthatmembershipincludingabout1100beneciaries-600resi-dentsofDelineandapproxi-mately500SahtuDeneandMetisresidingelsewhere-willsupportthedocument.Ithinkgenerallypeoplewillliketheagreementhesaid.Itdoesworktowardssomethingandoneplan...Itshouldmakethecommunitymoreeffectiveandmoreefcient.Italsogivestheabilityforthecommunitytobeabletoworktogethernotonafragmentedbasis-allgoalsoftheprincipleofbeinganAboriginalpersonwhereyouresharingyourework-ingtogetheryourehelpingNWTPremierBobMcLeodvisitedtheforeigninvestmentcapitalofChinalastweekShanghaionatrademissionorganizedbytheCounciloftheFederation.McLeodwasoneofnineCanadianpremierstoreachouttoChinesegovernmentandbusinessinanefforttolureChineseinvestorstotheterritoryemphasizinthepotentialforresourcedevelopmentintheNWTincludingdiamondshydroelectricpowerwildfursandtourism.Seepage2.MtisauthortoursNWTtopromoteliteracyAcclaimedwriterDavidBouchardvisitedtheSouthSlavetopromotereadingtokidsandadultsalikelastweek.Seepage9.ThenewfaceofNACCQuebecerMarieCoderreisbringinganewtouchtotheNorthernArtsCulturalCentreasitsnewexecutivedirector.Seepage19.ATrekintoNatureStudentsinFortSmithgotaspecialvisitfromanastronautatSweetgrass.Seepage18.TuesdaySeptember182012Vol.36No.21AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00MinetrainingcrucialforgrowingNWTeconomyMinisterDavidRamsaysaysagrowinglabourshortageacrossthecountrycanonlybesolvedbymoretraining.Seepage15.NewVanCampbookcomesoutthisweekAuthorRichardVanCampreleaseshisnewestsetofgrittyNorthernstoriesthisweek.Seepages10-11.2011nationalawardwinner-Bestaer1.00GwichinscraplawsuitsigndevolutionAiPByMEAGANWOHLBERGWithjustafewmonthstogobeforeanaldevolutionagreementistobesignedbythegovernmentoftheNorth-westTerritoriestheGwichinTribalCouncilGTCdecidedtodropitslawsuitagainsttheterritorialandfederalgov-ernmentsandjumponboardwithnegotiations.UntillastTuesdaytheGTChadanongoingcourtchal-lengeagainsttheGNWTandCanadaforproceedingwiththedevolutionAiPinJanu-ary2011withoutadequateconsultationwithAborigi-nalgroups.ThatlawsuitwasledbyformerGTCpresidentRichardNerysoo.Recently-electedGTCPresidentRobertA.AlexietoldTheJournalhechosetosignthedevolutionAgree-mentinPrincipleAiPbe-causeitwouldbringmorebenefitstotheGwichinpeoplethanremainingontheoutside.IrealizedthatwetheTribalCouncilhadspent230000onareportonthedevolutionAiPandthatveryfewpeoplewereawareofthat.ThenwhenIreal-izedthatwehadinitiatedalawsuitagainsttheGNWTIsawbasicallymoreex-pensesAlexieremarkedontheeventsleadinguptohispresidency.IthinkthatwastheturningpointanditwasreinforcedafewweekslaterwhentheTribalCouncilsetasideanadditional250000forcourtcosts.Irealizedwecantjustthrowmoneyafterthisandwehavetotakealonghardlookatit.FollowinghiselectioninMayAlexiebeganhostingconsultationswithallcom-munitiesintheregiontogettheirfeedbackondevolu-tion.Hefoundmostpeopledidnotunderstandwhatitmeantbutsupporteditoncetheywerebriefed.AllthepeopleItalkedtoaboutdevolutionsaidweshouldbeintherehesaid.ThoughAlexiesaidhehassomeconcernsregard-ingthe65millioncaponresourcerevenuesfortheterritoryincludedinthede-volutionagreementhesaidhehopesthenewpartner-shipwillfostereconomicstabilityintheGwichinSettlementRegion.Itsalittleexcitingalotinterestingandalotofworkhesaid.Clearlythiswholepro-cesswaspredicatedontheelectionthattheGwichinhadsaidFinanceMinis-terMichaelMiltenbergerwhoansweredquestionsonbehalfoftheGNWTlastweekduetotheabsenceofboththepremieranddeputypremier.AssoonasPresi-dentAlexiecameintoofcediscussionsstarted.MiltenbergersaidtheturnaroundtimefortheGwichinwasrelativelyshort.AfteraddressingtheissueofdevolutionattheirassemblyinearlyAugusttheGTCheadedtoYellowknifelastweektotalkbusiness.Theydhadanopportu-nitytohavetheirmeetingsdotheirworktheyneededtodoasaboardandtheycametoYellowknifetohavedis-cussionsandthediscussionswentveryverywell-withsomespeedthatwaspleasingtoallpartiesMiltenbergersaid.WevesignedanMOUwiththemgovernmenttogovernmenttheysignedontotheAiPtheyvewithdrawntheircourtcase.SeeGNWTonpage2.RockingtheRedCarpetHayRiverlmmakerKelvinRedversleftcelebrateshisshortlmdebutattheTorontoInternationalFilmFestivalwiththestarsofthelmWilliamBelleaucentreandMikalGrant.Themusicalsatireputsacomedictwistontheseriousissueofpolice-FirstNationsrelations.ItpremieredduringtheShortCutssectionofthefestivalsprogramandaccordingtoRedverscouldnthavegonebetter.Seepages10-11.PhotocourtesyofKelvinRedversAll-RuuuuunewsMinisterinspectsnewSmithhealthcentrewingHealthMinisterTomBeau-lieuisexcitedfortheupcom-ingopeningofthenewwestwingofFortSmithsHealthCentre.Seepage2.NWTactorArlukpub-lishesrstpoetrybookNorthernplaywrightandactorRenelttaArlukreleasedherrstbookofpoetryonAug.31-andstillcantbelieveit.Seepage9.Amotion-sensitivecameracaptureswildphotosinWoodBuffaloPark.Seepage3.TuesdaySeptember112012Vol.36No.20AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00NWT55swimmersreturnmedalheavyEdnaWoodwardwasjustoneofsevenswimmersfromTeamNWTwhobroughthomeastackofmedalsfromthe55Games.Seepage8.ParkslanddisputecouldcostNWTMtisitsAiPTheNWTMtisNationisworriedtheirAiPmaybeleftincompletenowthatParksCanadahasdeniedthemlandinWoodBuffalo.Seepage7.211rr-BA-Rr1.00GNWTgetsinternationalaidonwaterpolicyByMEAGANWOHLBERGThegovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriesishar-nessingthescientictech-nicalandlegalknowledgeofarenownedglobalforumonwaterpolicytohelpitadvancelong-drawn-outtransboundarywaternegotiationswithdown-streamjurisdictions.NWTPremierBobMcLeodEnvironmentandNaturalRe-sourcesENRMinisterMi-chaelMiltenbergerandtopENRwatershedscientistDr.ErinKellyengagedsomeoftheworldstopexpertsontheMackenzieRiverbasinlastweekduringtheRosenbergInternationalForumonWaterPolicyinVancouver.TheforumheldatSimonFraserUniversitySept.5-7fo-cusedonidentifyinglegalandscienticinformationrelevanttoultimatelydevelopingaco-ordinatedapproachtomanag-ingtheMackenziebasinforallsurroundingprovincesandter-ritoriesalongwiththefederalgovernment.McLeodsaidhelooksfor-wardtohearingbackfromtheRosenbergFoundationwhichwilldraftrecommendationsfortheNWTAlbertaYukonnotonlyinNorthAmericabutaroundtheworldsotheyknowhowwelltheyworkordontworkMcLeodtoldTheJournal.Theyhavelegalex-pertisetechnicalexpertiseandtheexpertiseofworkingwithallthesedifferentagreementsWatersMasterAgreementin1997onlyYukonandtheNWThaveachievedabilateralagreementinthelast15years.Negotiationsareadvancedbe-tweentheNWTandAlbertabutdiscussionshavebarelybegunwithBCandSaskatch-ewan.McLeodsaidhehopestoseethedifferentjurisdictionsexpressrenewedcommitmenttothemasteragreementbeforetheendofthe17thAssemblyinthreeyears.Thescientistsandacadem-icsrecognizedthatitsnotun-usualwhenyoureupstreamofjurisdictionstheyhaveaten-dencytohavetheattitudethattheycandowhatevertheywantwithregardstotheirwaterandIthinkthatspartandparcelofitMcLeodcommentedonthelaginnegotiations.Weregoingtotakeeveryopportunitytoadvanceit.TheRosenbergFoundationhasbeeninvolvedinNorthernwaterpolicysince2007whenitprovidedfeedbackondevelop-ingtheNWTWaterSteward-shipStrategy.MiltenbergersaidheexpectstoreceivethenextroundofrecommendationswhichwillbesharedwithallpartiesbyChristmas.Itwillhelpinformallju-risdictionsintheMackenzieRiverbasin-notjustus-onwhattheyrerecommendingandhowwecanbetterachievethegoals...ofintegratedwater-shedmanagementandcuttingedge21stcenturytransbound-arywateragreementshesaid.BothheandMcLeodsaidthediscussionwasencouraginglettingthemknowtheyareontherighttrack.Withthisinternationalex-pertiseonoursideandtherec-ommendationswecanhavethecomfortofknowingthatourpoliciesandouragreementswillbesomeofthebestintheworldMcLeodsaid.Withthisinternationalexpertiseonoursideandtherecommendationswecanhavethecomfortofknowingthatourpoliciesandouragreementswillbesomeofthebestintheworld.NWTPremierBobMcLeodBritishColumbiaandSaskatch-ewantouseinnegotiatingtrans-boundarywateragreements.Theyhaveinternationalknowledgeandexpertiseonwatermattersandtheyareallexpertsonthedifferentagree-mentsforallthemajorriverssoweregoingtobenetfromthatsowhenwerenishedwereprobablygoingtohaveoneofthebesttransboundaryagreementsanywhere.Despiterelevantgovern-mentssigningtheMackenzieRiverBasinTransboundaryATVingisaregularpastimeinmuchofCanada-especiallyinruralareaslikeFortSmithNTwhere16-year-oldMalindaSkippingsandDominiqueLongprliketotaketheirsoutforaride.ButjusthowsafeisitforyoungpeopleTheCanadianPaediatricsSocietyiscallingforabanonATVopera-tionforpeopleundertheageof16butmanyaredoubtfulthatabanwouldbeeffectiveintheNorthstatingthatalackofenforcementandsafetyedu-cationistherealculpritbehindaccidentsinvolvingyoungpeople.Seepage10.PhotoPaulBannisterSaltRiverpumpingoutnewopportunitiesSaltRiverFirstNationopenedtheirlong-awaitedgasbarlastweekhopingtheventurewillbringeconomicgrowthtothecommunity.Seepage3.Long-awaitedSlaveRiverreportforthcomingAlong-delayedreportonthestateofSlaveRiverwaterdownstreamfromindustrywillbereleasedinthecom-ingweeks.Seepage11.NorthernersdelightedinararenocturnalcelestialoccurrenceFridaynight.Seepage16.TuesdaySeptember42012Vol.36No.19AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaperlawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewsaer1.00FindingFranklinthefascinationexplainedWhyareCanadiansobsessedwiththefateofFranklinsdoomedNorthwestPassagejourneyAbooktakesaguess.Seepage10.Catchingupwiththefast-estwheelsintheNorthNorthernJournalchattedwithOlympiancyclistsDe-niseRamsdenandZachBellabouttheirLondon2012ex-perience.Seepage7.NosuchthingastooyoungforeducationByDONJAQUENewapproachestoeduca-tionmeanchildrenarebeingtaughtatyoungeragesbuthowyoungistooearlyKarenMurrayisayoungAboriginalmotherraisingtwobabiesinFortSmithandisactivelyteachingtheolderoneat17monthshowtoread.Sheusesasystemofashcardswithwordsonthemandhasmatchingashcardspastedaroundthehouseonfamiliarobjects.ThroughoutthecourseofthedaysherelatesthenamesofobjectstowordsontheashcardstohersonKen-nedyandhelovesit.Murraysaysbabiesthatyounghavenotyetlearnedlan-guageandhavenowaytocom-municateandiftheycannotgetwhattheywantacrossitcanbefrustrating.Whentheycantcommuni-catewithyoutheygetfrustratedeventhrowatantrumort.Murraygottheideaforflashcardteachingfromawebsitecalledwww.baby-centre.ca.Sheuseditdur-ingherpregnancyanditinthechallengeofraisingherbabies.Childrenlearnsofastshesaid.Infactthefastestpe-riodforlearningisuntilageve.Babiesabsorbagreatervolumeofinformationso-cializingandskillsetsthanatanyothertimeoflife.Everythingisstillnewandinteresting.Shesaidshewantedtoencouragethatmentalgrowth.Thewordsontheflashcardscontainobjectsfromeveryroominthehouse.WhenIgivehimabathIhaveaashcardandshowhimthebathtub.ThesamewhenIamchanginghimsaidMurray.Helearnsbyas-sociation.Hepicksupthingsalotfastervisuallythanbyjusthearingit.Murraysaysthelittleboyndstheexercisefunlikeagame.Sheevenusesittosoothehimwhenheisupsetorfussy.Shewillputhiminhischairandgetouttheash-cardsandengagehimwhichusuallycalmshimdown.Youhavetomakesureitisfunshewarned.Itcantberesentedinanywayortheideaoflearningwillberesented.WhatwillhappenonthelongtermSheisnotsurebutshehasfaiththatwhatshesdoingisgood.Iwanttodoitsoitiseasierforhimtocommunicatewithusandwithothersashegrows.Ithinkhewillbemorecomfort-ableexpressinghimselfshesaid.Iwanthimtobeopenandopinionated.Youhavetomakesureitisfun.Itcantberesentedinanywayortheideaoflearn-ingwillberesented.KarenMurrayButthroughtheprogramtheyworkonshesaysKen-nedyisabletoshowherifheishungryorthirsty.Hehasevenmasteredwhatispleaseeventhoughhecantsayityet.hasallkindsoftipsinfor-mationandotherresourcesforpregnantmothers.Sheuseditthroughoutthedif-ferentstagesandithelpedagreatdeal.NowsheisusingitanditslinkstoassistherPhotoDonJaqueKarenMurrayandhersonKennedyjust17monthsoldpracticereadingandcommunicationwithhomemadeashcards.2011nationYoungwhoopingcranediesunexpectedlyAjuvenilewhoopingcranefromWoodBuffaloNationalParkwoundeditselfwhilebeingcapturedfortheband-ingprogram.Seepage2.PondsailorsregattaFourty-twohopefulentriesshowedupforthethirdan-nualPondRegattaonYel-lowknifeBay.Seepage11.TuesdayAugust282012Vol.36No.18AnindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19772011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00Beatingfearsomeforestresinafull-onbattleItwasanintenseandhotsummerforthosewhospentitbattlingthewilyforestre.Seepages8-9.TedWesleywastheSingingMinerThisNorthernsinger-song-writerresurfacedattheSouthSlaveFriendshipFestivalmuchtothedelightofaudi-ences.Seepage6.211rr-BA-Rr1.00ByJACKDANYLCHUKPrimeMinisterStephenHarpermadeatleastonenewfriendonhiswhirlwindtouroftheNorth.NormanWellsMayorDud-leyJohnsoncameawayfrommeetingswithHarperandhisministersbubblingwithwarmfeelingsforafellowpoliti-cianhepreviouslyregardedascoldanddistant.Iwaspleasantlysur-prisedJohnsonsaid.Heschangedhesmoreopenandreceptive.HehasapersonalknowledgeandreallovefortheNorth.IthelpedthatHarperandministersLeonaAglukkakJohnDuncanandPeterKentleftJohnsonwiththeimpres-sionthathistwotopwisheswillbeseriouslyconsidered.Thetownisconvertingfromnaturalgastorenewableenergyandneeds38milliontodothejobthemayorsaid.Alsowantedisanall-weatherroadlinktoeasethecostoflivinginatowninthemiddleofanewoilboom.Theywerequiterecep-tiveJohnsonsaiddescrib-ingdiscussionswithAgluk-kakandherassistantSandyLeeaformerNWTcabinetministerandunsuccessfulConservativecandidateinthelastfederalelection.Energyconversionisthebiggestimmediatechallengeandtheywillguideourappli-cationthroughtheprocesssaidJohnsonwhoaimstomakeNormanWellsthegreenestcommunityintheNorth.ThemainpurposeoftheprimeministersvisittoNormanWellswastoopenNtsihchohNationalParkReservewhichhesaidwillpreservetherichnaturalwondersandculturalheri-tageofCanadasNorth.Thereserveis4840square-kilometersofmountainsandmeadowsadjacenttothenorthendofNahanniNationalParkandtheheadwatersoftheSouthNahanniRiver.ItisthesmallestofthreeoptionsonethatParksCanadasaidof-fersminimalprotectiontoim-portantconservationvalues.Theoptiondescribedasbestis6450-square-kilometers.ChiefFrankAndrewofTu-litahopesOttawawillexpandtheboundary.Negotiationsoriginallycen-teredonthelargeroptionbutthenthingsstartedtoshrinkmoreandmoresaidChiefAndrew.Wewouldhavepreferredabiggerparkforsurebutwehaventsignedanythingyet.Andrewsaidthelandisrecognizednotonlyforitsmajesticbeautybutalsoforitsspecialsacredpower.FormerNWTpremierSte-phenKakfwiwascriticaloftheboundaries.Thefederalgovernmentschoiceofthesmallestofthreeoptionsforthereservelackedvisionhesaid.NWTPremierBobMcLeoddefendedtheparkboundar-iessayingabalancehasbeenstruckbetweenconser-vationanddevelopment72percentoftheconservationvaluesareprotectedand41percentofthemineralval-ueswerewithdrawn.SeeNewParkonpage3.PMopensnewNWTnationalparkreserveHarperbeatssovereigntydrumonNortherntourThethreeRsforAdultsNWTcommunityadulteducatorsrefreshtheirskills.Seepage7.WithtelescopesbristlingmembersoftheThebachaandWoodBuffaloAstronomicalSocietygatheredatPineLakenearFortSmithAugust24-26forthe1stannualStarParty.Workshopscraftspresentationsandofcoursestargazingwereontheagenda.Storyonpage12.2011nationalawardwinner-BestAll-RoundNewspaper1.00--1.00ThebestlittlenewspaperinCanadaTheNorthisaspecialplace.Wetellthestoriesofthelandanditspeople.SubscribetogetyourweeklycopyoftheNorthernJournaladminnorj.ca877-355-2734fax867-872-2754 16TuesdaySeptember242013willbepublishingournextspecialsectionFirePreventionWeekintheOct82013editionHelpusreducethenumberofpreventableEzraBlack 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EMPLOYMENTTENDERSANDLEGALNOTICES19TuesdaySeptember242013EMPLOYMENTOPPORTUNITYTheTownofFortSmithhasanimmediateopeningfortheindeterminatepositionofAquaticLead.TheAquaticLeadisresponsiblefortheoverallsafetyofpatronscleanlinessofthefacilitymaintainingstafftraininglevelsandensuringappropriateThecompletejobdescriptionisavailableontheTownwebsiteatwww.fortsmith.cacmsjobs.ThedeadlinetosubmitapplicationsisOctober112013JimHoodSAOTownofFortSmithBox147174McDougalRoadEmailtownoffortsmithfortsmith.caTownofFortSmithAquaticLead12345Viewour29patentedandpatentpendinginventionsonlineatwww.1800bigiron.comRURALWATERTREATMENTProvinceWideTellthemDannyHoopersentyouSO00748812345WEDOCT.210AMFortMcMurrayABPreviewTuesOct.1from9am-4pm2AUCTIONSWEBCASTONSITEmaynards.commanagingyourassets.comE-TENERGYLTD.Complete12MMHeavyOilExtractionProcessingFacilityTHURSOCT.310AMFortMcKayABPreviewWedOct.2from9am-4pmDAVIDSONDRILLINGLTD.LateModelWellDrillingHydrogeologicalEquipmentContactTerrance416736-1367orBrent403398-6936Onlinebiddingavailable.Registeratwww.bidspotter.comContactDanny604675-2234orJay604675-2240123457804404037SEACAN.COMWHATARETHEYGOODFORABSOLUTELYEVERYTHING.Steelcontainersfrom8to53.2040skidswithoptional4landingsavailable.Mountwithtwistlocks.Customizableandsecure.Fromstoragetoworkspace.CheckoutTheNorthernJournalThepaperisalpacadwithnewsFindoutwhatsgoingon ArtsCultureFilm20TuesdaySeptember242013TheAlbertaHeritageSavingsTrustFundisalargepartofabetterAlbertafortomorrow.Findoutmoreatthe2013publicmeetinghostedbythestandingcommitteeonthefund.CantattendinpersonTuneintothelivebroadcastonShawTVorourwebcastandonlinechatatwww.assembly.ab.caFormoreinformatione-mailcommitteesassembly.ab.caorcall780.427.1348toll-freedial310.0000first.PUBLICMEETINGWednesdayOctober2startingat7p.m.TheOasisCentre10930-177StreetEdmontonALBERTAHERITAGESAVINGSTRUSTFUNDWebdocexploreslegacy-andfuture-ofGiantMineSneakpeakofShadowofaGianttobeshownatYellowknifelmfestByMEAGANWOHLBERGThecomplicatedandmul-tifacetedhistoryofoneoftheNorthwestTerritoriesmostcrucialandcontrover-siallandmarkslivelihoodsandlegaciesisnowthefocusofanewinteractiveonlinedocumentary.DrawingfromavarietyofperspectivescomingfromthenorthernGreatSlaveLakecommunitiesShadowofaGiantexploresthehistoryandfutureofGiantMineatoncerecognizedasthebasisforthecreationofYellow-knifeandastarkreminderofthepermanentenviron-mentalconsequencesoftheminingindustry.Itstakingthetimetore-visitthehistoryofGiantMinenowthatwereinthisphaseofenvironmentalremediationsaidYellowknifelmmakerLesleyJohnsonwhoworkedascreativeproduceronthedocumentarybesideMon-treal-baseddirectorClarkFerguson.Weretakingthetimetoreectuponhowwegothereintherstplace.Interviewswithmembersofthecommunityhistoriansandpartsoftheremedia-tionteamdiscusswhatwasoncetheeconomicback-boneofwhatwouldbecomethecapitaloftheNorthwestTerritoriesandwhatisnowaburdentobecarriedbythesurroundingcommunitiesinperpetuity.GiantMinehasbeensomanydifferentthingstothecommunityofYellowknifeandtothebroaderGreatSlaveLakecommunities.Itwastheimpetusfortheset-tlementofYellowknifeintherstplace.IthadaroleinthecolonizationoftheYel-lowknives.Manypeoplegotworkfromtheminesthatssomethingthatsreallyem-beddedinYellowknifehis-toryandthatkindofworkcontinuestodayintothere-mediationJohnsonsaid.TherewasalsothestrikethathappenedthatwasaturningpointinthemodernhistoryofYellowknife.Andnowthatwerefacedwiththishugeenvironmentalca-tastrophewerejustlookingathowalltheselittlepiecesofhistoryaffectthecommu-nityinthisarea.Throughoutitslookintotheremediationeffortsthelmmakersalsotaketheirsubjectsthroughavision-ingexercisewheretheGiantMinesiteislookedatasaplaceofbecoming.Essentiallyitsacom-munitylegacyprojectJohnsonsaid.WhatweveaskedalltheindividualswhoarepartofittodoistoreimaginewhatGiantMinewhatthesitecouldbeinthefutureandweuseanimationtoillustratethat.Thewebsitewhichhasyettobeofciallylaunchedwillfeatureaninteractivemapthattakestheviewerthroughinterwovenvideointerviewstextualinfor-mationarchivalphotosandanimationsdoneincollabo-rationwithWesternArcticMovingPicturesandwebdeveloperSOSNewMedia.Thelengthofcombinedin-terviewstotalsaround40minutesandpeopleareinvitedtointerfacewiththedocumentaryontheirowntime.YoulleitherbeabletojustletittakeyouonapathoryoucanexplorethedifferentareasyourselfJohnsonsaid.Thoughitisntquiten-ishedtherewillbeasneakpeakofthedocumentaryattheupcomingYellowknifeInternationalFilmFestivalonSaturdayOct.7at400p.m.aspartofthe2013YearinYellowknifeFilmseries.Wewantedtotaketheop-portunityduringthebiggestlmandvideopresentationoftheyearintheNorthwestTerritoriestobeabletoshowthisprojectJohnsonsaid.Itsnot100percentn-ishedbutitsprettyclose.Shesaidshewelcomesanycontributionthedocumentarycouldmaketothegrowingdesireforacommunitydis-cussiononthefutureoftheminesite-onethatalsotakesintoconsiderationitshistory.YellowknifewouldntbehereifitwasntforGiantMine.Thatsverymuchsomethingthatalotofpeoplebroughtupanditwasaverybigreminder-Yellowknifewasthemineshesaid.Itssounique.TheiconicGiantMineheadframecastsablueshadowoverthewinterylandscapenearYellowknife.Theformergoldmineisintheprocessofremediationbythefederalgovernment.PhotocourtesyofLesleyJohnsonTinCanHillloverstellcitytokeepitwildByJACKDANYLCHUKAfterdecadesofneglectthatwasnotalwaysbenignTinCanHillisatthetopofYellowknifesprojectlist.Cityadministrationisask-ingthepublicforideasaboutwhattodoaboutthetrailsthatwindthroughits57hectaresofborealforestandglaciatedrockwedgedbetweenYellow-knifeBayandtheformerConMinesite.bogandthenblastinganexitthrougharockblufftolinkupwithanewcondominiumdevelopment.DespitetheencroachmentsTinCanHillremainsawildplaceandanimportantcor-ridorforbearswolvescoy-otesandfox.ThepavedandgroomedtrailsthattracetheshoresofFrameandNivenLakeswithbenchesmapsandinterpretivesignsseemurbanandformalbesidethehillsprofusionofnaturalpaths.Dogwalkersnaturalistsrunnersandhikerswouldliketoretainthatwildnesstheytoldtheconsultants.Needsawelcomesignwithamapattheentrancesuggestedanoteonethatsaysnomotorizedvehiclesbeyondthispoint.Boardwalksandplankbridgescouldbebuiltoverseasonalbogswithbouldersforseatingatstrategicloca-tions.Narrowtrailsaregoodintimate.Someinformationonoraandfaunamightbewelcomeifvandalswouldleavethemalone.Buttoretainthewildnatureofthehillthereshouldbenostructuresbenchesorview-ingplatformsthenotessaid.Morethan100peoplespokewithconsultantslastweekduringescortedhikesandapublicmeetingwheretheyporedovermapsandaerialimagesofwhatisdestinedtobeaparkandrecreationarea.Aconceptualdesignbasedontheconsultationwillbepresentedforpublicreviewbeforeanalplanisdraftedwhichshouldbesimplebasedonthedominantmessageleftwithconsultantsdoaslittleaspossible.TinCanHillhasabsorbeddecadesofabuseanduseasYellowknifegrewfrommin-ingcamptoterritorialcapitalservingasadumploverslaneandadventureplaygroundforchildrenadultsdogstrailrunnersandmountainbikes.Anoccasionalhomeforguerrillacampersithostsstar-gazersandaurorawatchers.Boozepartieshaverainedcallingcardsofshatteredglassacrosstheground.Oldreringstincansandabandonedbitsofautomobileslurkintheundergrowth.Inwinteritsathrough-wayforsnowmachinesinthemonthswithoutsnowaplacetoripandsnortwithanewATVormotorbikeorseejusthowdeepfour-wheeldrivecanchewintoasoddenpeatbog.Thecitytookasignicantbitefromthehilltwoyearsagotobuiltaroadtothenewwatertreatmentplantbroad-eninganoldtrailllinginaAnnPetersrecordsthecommentsofYellowkniferswhoturnedoutlastThursdayforawalkaboutonTinCanHilla57-hectarepatchofborealforestbogsandglaciatedrockbetweenYellowknifeBayandtheformerConMinesite.PhotoJackDanylchukEnvironmentParks 21TuesdaySeptember242013BalanceLife.ExperienceLiving.www.gnwtjobs.caTheGovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritorieswasrecentlyrecognizedasoneoftheTop100EmployersaswellasoneoftheTop50DiversityEmployersinCanada.VisitthewebsitebelowtolearnallaboutthebenetsofacareerwiththeGNWT.JoinourtalentcommunityasamemberyoureceiveautomatedemailsaboutjobswiththeGNWT.Toviewthejobscurrentlyavailablepleasevisitwww.gnwtjobs.ca.FinaloutdoormarketdrawshardypatronsByJACKDANYLCHUKClaudiaHaasrangthebellTuesdaytoopenthepenultimatefarmersmar-ketoftheseasonputonbytheYellowknifeCommonsCo-op.Themarketsfirstyearwasarunawaysuccess-evenonthenaleveningasacoldwindgustingoutofthenortheastbundledshoppersandvendorsintowinterclothing.WehadwaymorepeoplethanweexpectedsellingandbuyingsaidHaassec-retaryfortheco-opssteer-ingcommittee.Onthefinaldayven-dorsdishedoutvegetar-ianchilishfromGreatSlaveLakechocolatefudgejamsjelliespicklesandbountyfromgardensandgreenhouses.CherylThomasspentthesummercanningandsellingjamspickledbeetscarrotsbeanspiesandbread.Awesomeshesaidde-scribingtheconsumerre-sponse.Wesoldouteveryweek.Therewereconstantcanningsessionstokeeptheshelvesstocked.Thefavouriteflavourswildblueberriesandraspberries.FranceBenoithadapairofromanescoabrassicathatlookslikecoraloragreenhedgehogcarrotsofyellowwhiteandpurplekaleheadsoflushredlettuceandbagsofcoleslaw.Wehadtwocropsofcab-bagethisyearsaidBenoitarguablythecitysgreenestthumbwhowasespeciallyproudofhercropofBrus-selssprouts.BenoitmarveledatYel-lowknifesappetiteforthehardygreenkalewhichthesub-Arcticclimateproducesinbalesandnextyearprom-isestogrowevenmore.Theco-ophasscheduledonemoremarketdayforDec.10intheGreenstoneBuild-ingtosellwareslikecraftsandpreserves.Plansfornextyearsmarketwillbemadeattheannualgeneralmeet-inglaterthisyear.PhotosJackDanylchukArtsCultureMarketsCherylThomasshowsoffthefruitsofaprotablesummercanningandpreservingjamjellyandpickles.FranceBenoitholdsupapairofromanescoamemberofthebrassicafamilyofbroccolicabbageandBrusselssprouts.ClaudiaHaasringsthebelltoopenthelasteveningoftheYellowknifeCommonsCo-operativepublicmarket.MarketgoershadabountyoftomatoesfromYellowknifesArcticFarmergardentoselectfrom. SecondPtarmiconplansbiggervenuemoregamesArtsCultureEntertainment22TuesdaySeptember242013ByJOSHLONGCosplayersgamersTrek-kiesandcomicbooknerdswillocktoSirJohnFrank-linSchoolinYellowknifeforthesecondannualPtarmi-conthisOctoberonlythisyearanewvenuewillmakesuretheresplentyofroomforthem.Itjustopensupthespaceweknewthatwasaproblemfromlastyearsaidcoordi-natorRoyaGrinstedwhogotmorethanshebargainedforatthe2012PtarmiconsMu-litplexvenue.Wethoughtwedbeluckyifwehad250people.Weranoutofticketsandpeoplekeptcomingsowedontknowournalnum-bersfromlastyearbecauseofit.Butwewerewellover500people.AtthetimethemassofpeoplemadetheplacecrowdedandhotGrin-stedsaid.Butthisfallfestivalisntthenewkidontheblockanymore.Organizerssaytheyvelearnedfromthepastandhavehadmoretimetoprepare.WeactuallyplannedlastyearsinJulyanditwentoninOctobersaidfelloworga-nizerKellanMarshallalsoknownforhisonlinecomicsetinYellowknife.AssoonaslastyearsPtarmiconwasoverwestartedplanningforthisyear.Thatmeansmoreactivi-ties.BoardgamesaresettoincludeCarWarsNetrunnerandMagictheGathering.Theresalsogoingtobeopengamingtablesforpeo-pletobringtheirfavouritesandwelcomeotherpeopletojoinGrinstedsaid.WemightbehavingDDses-sionsaswell-DungeonsandDragons-althoughIcantconrmthatatthemoment.SomeoldfavouriteswillalsobereturningaccordingtoGrinsted.Brawlswillbemakingacomebackbecausethatwasridonkulouslastyearsheaddedreferringtoaghtinggamewithvideogamechar-actersgoingbackto1980sMr.GameandWatch.ThatpartcangetalittlecutthroatGrinstedsaidandbyalittleImeanse-verely.ButPtarmiconisallaboutsharingandinclusionandnewgames.MarshallechoedGrinst-edsopenness.Itsnicethatthistownhassomethingthatrecognizesthisculturesaidthe26year-oldwriterandartist.Nowpeoplehaveaplacewheretheycanbethemselvesandhavefuntogether.Marshallwearshisded-icationonhisarmintheformofatattooresemblinganitemfromhiswebcomicBallbotsfeaturingnumer-ousguresfromtheterrito-rialcapital.Hegottheinkbeforehewrotehisrstissueandnowhaseightbooks.Itsprimar-ilyanonlinepublicationbuthellbesellingissuesattheconventionfor30apop.Itsgonnarunoutfasthesaid.TherellbeplentyofothermerchandiseavailabletooandthatkeepsJusticeMin-isterGlenAbernethyonthelookout.ImalwayslookingforinterestingStarWarsmem-orabiliaAbernethysaid.Idontgotoanyofthesethingswithanythinginmind.WhenIseeitIknowit.Thoughalong-timeself-identiedgeekknownforshowingoffhisStarWarsmemorabiliaAbernethysaidlastyearsinauguralPtarmi-conwasarstforhim.IvealwayswantedtogotoacomicconbutnevercouldmakeithappensaidtheGreatSlaveMLA.Ifyoureageekinanycapac-ityyouregoingtolikeitandyouregoingtohavefun.Hewasnttheonlyhigh-proleYellowkniferatlastyearsconvention.ItalsofeaturedcitycouncillorPhilMoonSoninaStarTrekuniform.IfMoonSondecidestodonthecostumeagainwhentheconventionstartsOct.19thewould-beStareetofcermightndhimselfinthecompanyofacertainsmuggler.Abernethyiscurrentlycon-sideringaHanSolocostume.Ifyoureageekinanycapacityyouregoingtolikeitandyouregoingtohavefun.GlenAbernethyGreatSlaveMLAFormerchieftomushdogsagainafterve-yearhiatusByMARIACHURCHForaselectfewmushersinNorthernCanadadogsled-dingismorethanjustasportitsanart.Iftheyvemasteredthearttheyrecalleddogmen.DavidPoitrasformerchiefoftheSaltRiverFirstNationinFortSmithisadogman.Nowretiredandturning70thisfallPoitrashasdecidedtoreturntosleddogracingafterave-yearhiatus.Ithinkitwillbeachal-lengeandIlovedoingitrun-ningdogstrainingdogsbeingarounddogs.Italsogetsmyfamilyinvolvedlikemygrand-sonCliffordJr.-hesmyhan-dlerPoitrastoldTheJournal.Poitrasrstracedateamofsleddogsin1973.TheFortSmithresidentwentontowinracesacrossnorthernCanadaoneyearplacingfthattheCanadianChampion-shipsinYellowknife.BetweenmytwosonsandIwevewonracesinFoxCreekFortChipewyanFortSimpsonKakisaLakePinePointHayRiverandFortRes-olutionhesaidaddingthatdespitehissmallkennelsize-around14dogs-hewasal-wayscompetitiveinthesport.PoitraswifeMarthasaidsheisnotsurprisedherhusbandisonceagainwork-ingwithsleddogs.Ithinkoncesomeonehassleddingintheirmindtheyalwaysgobackshesaid.Weusedtotravelwithhimquiteabitmeandmykids.Itsexcitingtowatch.Overtheyearsthesportofmushinghaschangeddramati-callyPoitrassaid.Foroneithasbecomesignicantlymoreex-pensive.Thesledalonewillsetyoubackthousandsandcostslikefoodandequipmentaddup.Ihaveeverythingweneedsoitseasyformetogetbackinbutforsomebodyjuststartingoutitwouldbedifculthesaid.Thatcombinedwithfewerchiefslefttoencouragethetra-ditionintheircommunitieshasmeantthatinterestindogracinghasbeendwindlingforyears.Alotoftheeldersthatusedtorundogsaregonenowtheywereoneofourbiggestsupportershesaid.WithfewerteachersPoi-trasworriesthattheartofthedogmancouldbelost.Communicatingwiththedogsbeingabletoreadtheirearstheirheadtheirpositionhowtheyholdthemselvesthatswhattellsmewheretheyreatmentallyandpsychologically.Itsreallyachallengetotakeyourteamandgetthemphys-icallytwhilekeepingthemmentallyhappyandpsycho-logicallyhavingfaithinthem-selvesandtrustingme.Thatalltiesintoithesaid.PoitrassaidheplanstoonedayspearheadanefforttobringdogracingbacktoFortSmith.Imthinkingaboutstart-ingaraceuphere.NotthisyearbutonceIretireagain.Racingisgoingtotakeallmyenergyuphesaid.TherstsleddograceforPoi-traswillbeonDec.21inFortProvidence.Fornowheandhisgrandsonareworkingthedogsintoatrainingschedule.SportsRecreationDogMushingPoitraspetsoneofhisdogs.PhotoMariaChurchPhotoJoshLongYellowknifecomicbookwriterandartistKellanMarshallshowsoffpostershellbehockingatthesecondannualPtarmiconatSirJohnFranklinSchoolinOctober.VolunteersareneededfortheFortSmithAirportLiveEmergencyExerciseonWednesdayOctober92013.ContacttheFortSmithAirporttovolunteerorformoreinformationat867-872-2007. ArtsCultureSculpture23TuesdaySeptember242013ByJACKDANYLCHUKWhenitcomestoidentify-ingthecreatorsofInuitarttheeyeshaveit.DuncanMcLeanpassedthattiptoLarryAdamsononeoftheInuitartcollectorswhostoppedbytheGalleryoftheMidnightSunearlierthismonthtoshowhistreasurestothepresidentofWadding-tonsaTorontoauctionhouse.McLeanmadehisrsttriptoYellowknifein25yearsonSept.14-15tomeetpeoplewhomightwanttoconsignInuitarttoWaddingtonsespeciallypiecesfromthe50s60sand70smadebycarverswhohavesincepassedon.Theyonlyhadonewayofdoingtheeyessotheywerethesamewhetheritwasamusk-oxahunterorawomanhetoldAdam-sonastheyexaminedanunsignedpieceofsoftgreystonethatdepictsawomaninalongcoat.TheideaistomatchtheeyesonanunsourcedcarvingwithonethatissignedusingSculptureoftheEskimoareferencebookwrittenbyGeorgeSwintonorbysend-ingphotostotheheadcura-torattheWinnipegMuseumMcLeanadvised.Chancesarewhenanart-istisgoodenoughtocarveapiecethisaccomplishedhehasproducedotherworkthatissignedanddocumentedhetoldAdamson.McLeansawnumerouscarvingsandprintsoverthetwodaysbutonethatstoodoutwasasimplepieceofawomaninanamauticarvedbyKaviqaRankinInletartistwhohassincepassedon.HetoldtheownerJimUmpher-sonthatitwouldlikelybring4000to6000atauction.Umphersonboughtthecarvingandotherswhenheworkedforthethen-de-partmentofIndianAffairsandtraveledamongcom-munitiesonthewestcoastofHudsonsBay.Hedidntactivelycollecthesaidbutboughtpieceswhentheart-istsbroughtthemtohimandofferedthemforsale.InuitarthaditsgenesisunderJamesHoustonaTorontoartistwhomovedNorthin1949andprovidedthecatalystforcarvingsandprintsthatweremarketedinsouthernCanadaandexhib-itedinternationally.ThegeniuswasalreadythereMcLeansaid.Hous-toncreatedthesituationtoletitout.Stylesmaterialsandmeth-odshavechangedbuttheactualsubjectsaremuchthesameArcticenvironmentandInuitculturehesaid.InterestinInuitarthasbroadenedsinceWadding-tonsbegansellingitin1978McLeansaid.Thegallerynowhasaninternationalmailinglistwiththenamesof4000collectorsinCan-adatheUnitedStatesBrit-ainFranceandArgentina.Thepricefortherightitemshasgoneuptremen-douslyitismuchmoreac-ceptablenowasamainstreamartformhesaid.Alotofpiecesthatwereboughtfornomorethanadollarortwohavesoldforthousands.MostoftheartWadding-tonsauctionswascreatedbetween1950and1980.ThetrovesareinthehomesorestatesofpeoplewhocameNorthtoworkandretiredtothesouth-RCMPofcersschoolteachersandgovern-mentofcialsMcLeansaid.Manyofthepeoplewhostoppedbythegalleryovertheweekendwerentlook-ingtoselltheircarvingsMcLeansaid.Theywerelookingforin-formationaboutthemandtheyhadsomeinterestingstoriestotell.Alotofitwasmeetingpeopleandmakingcontacts.DuncanMcLeanofWaddingstonsAuctionHouseandYellowknifeartcollectorJimUmphersondiscussacarvingmadebyKavikaRankinInletcarver.BuyersanddealersshowtellandaskforInuitartPhotoJackDanylchukEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesinvitesresidentsintheSouthSlaveRegiontoattendthe3rdBiannualRegionalWildlifeWorkshoptodiscussprioritiesforwildlifeprogramsandresearch.Thisisanopenforumtoshareinformationdiscussregionalwildlifeissuesandtolearnmoreaboutcurrentandon-goingwildliferesearchandmonitoringprogramsintheSouthSlaveRegion.SouthSlaveRegionalWildlifeWorkshopEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesFormoreinformationcontacttheSouthSlaveENRManagerWildlifeResearchandMonitoringat872-6408.Everyoneiswelcometoattend.TheWorkshopisbeingheldintheRoaringRapidsHallinFortSmithonOctober29900a.m.-500p.m.October31900a.m.-1200p.m.October30900a.m.-500p.m.Thepricefortherightitemshasgoneuptremendouslyitismuchmoreacceptablenowasamainstreamartform.Alotofpiecesthatwereboughtfornomorethanadollarortwohavesoldforthousands.DuncanMcLeanWaddingtonsAuctionHouse AcrosstheNorthTourism24TuesdaySeptember242013WELLEQUIPPEDWITH175hp2.5LI-4EngineAdvanceTracwithESCFordSYNCANDMUCHMORE.OROWNFORONLY1642.99PURCHASEFINANCINGFOR72MONTHSBI-WEEKLYNOWWITH1000DOWN5.8L100km49MPGHWY9.2L100km31MPGCITY24339SHAREOUREMPLOYEEPRICETotalPriceAdjustments17502013FUSIONSEOFFERSINCLUDE1750TOTALPRICEADJUSTMENTSAND1650FREIGHTAIRTAX.WELLEQUIPPEDWITH160hp2.0LI-4EngineAirConditioningActiveGrilleShuttersANDMUCHMORE.OROWNFORONLY991.99PURCHASEFINANCINGFOR84MONTHSBI-WEEKLYNOWWITH0DOWN5.5L100km51MPGHWY7.8L100km36MPGCITYEmployeePriceAdjustment620DeliveryAllowance25016779SHAREOUREMPLOYEEPRICETotalPriceAdjustments870OFFERSINCLUDE870TOTALPRICEADJUSTMENTSAND1650FREIGHTAIRTAX.2013FOCUSS4DOORWELLEQUIPPEDWITHAirConditioningIlluminatedEntrySystemSteeringWheelMountedCruiseandAudioControlsThree12VoltPowerPointsANDMUCHMORE.6.9L100km41MPGHWY9.8L100km29MPGCITY2013ESCAPESEAWD2.0LEmployeePriceAdjustment2485DeliveryAllowance75029164SHAREOUREMPLOYEEPRICETotalPriceAdjustments3235OFFERSINCLUDE3235INPRICEADJUSTMENTSAND1700FREIGHTANDAIRTAX.OROWNFORONLYLEASEFORONLY1813.492990PURCHASEFINANCINGFOR84MONTHSPERMONTHFOR36MONTHSBI-WEEKLYWITH0DOWNWITH1550DOWNOREQUIVALENTTRADE.PAYLOADPOWERF-150OFFERSWELLEQUIPPEDWITHAdvanceTracwithRSCFordSYNCAirConditioningANDMUCHMORE.SORLEASEFORONLY3740.99PERMONTHFOR24MONTHSWITH1500DOWN.10.6L100km27MPGHWY15.0L100km19MPGCITYEmployeePriceAdjustment4423DeliveryAllowance725029226SHAREOUREMPLOYEEPRICETotalPriceAdjustments116732013F-150XLTSUPERCAB4X45.0LORSTEPUPTOAF-150XLTSUPERCREW4X45.0L15MOREAMONTHOFFERSINCLUDE11673TOTALPRICEADJUSTMENTSONF-150XLTSUPERCAB4X45.0L11079TOTALPRICEADJUSTMENTSONF-150XLTSUPERCREW4X45.0LAND1700FREIGHTAIRTAX.AvailableinmostnewFordvehicleswith6-monthpre-paidsubscriptionWISEBUYERSREADTHELEGALCOPYVehiclesmaybeshownwithoptionalequipment.Dealermaysellorleaseforless.Limitedtimeoffers.Offersmaybecancelledatanytimewithoutnotice.Dealerorderortransfermayberequiredasinventorymayvarybydealer.SeeyourFordDealerforcompletedetailsorcalltheFordCustomerRelationshipCentreat1-800-565-3673.ForfactoryordersacustomermayeithertakeadvantageofeligibleFordretailcustomerpromotionalincentivesoffersavailableatthetimeofvehiclefactoryorderortimeofvehicledeliverybutnotbothorcombinationsthereof.FordEmployeePricingEmployeePricingisavailablefromJuly32013toSeptember302013theProgramPeriodonthepurchaseorleaseofmostnew20132014FordvehiclesexcludingallchassiscabstrippedchassisandcutawaybodymodelsF-150RaptorMediumTrucksMustangBoss302ShelbyGT500andallLincolnmodels.EmployeePricingreferstoA-PlanpricingordinarilyavailabletoFordofCanadaemployeesexcludinganyCAW-negotiatedprograms.Thenewvehiclemustbedeliveredorfactory-orderedduringtheProgramPeriodfromyourparticipatingFordDealer.EmployeePricingisnotcombinablewithCPAGPCCFIPDailyRentalAllowanceandAXZDF-Planprograms.Purchaseanew2013FocusS4-door2013FusionSE2013EscapeSEAWDwith2.0Lengine2013F-150SuperCabXLT4x4with5.0Lengine2013F-150SuperCrewXLT4x4with5.0Lengine1677924339291642922631720afterTotalPriceAdjustmentof870175032351167311079isdeducted.TotalPriceAdjustmentisacombinationofEmployeePriceAdjustmentof6201130248544233829andDeliveryAllowanceof250075072507250.ONMOSTNEWFORDVEHICLES