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LiquorseizedintimewithSahtuboozedebateAnotherseizureofbootleggedliquorintheSahtuwasan-nouncedlastweekasMLAsconsideredrestrictingsalesintheregion.Seepage2.FortChipyouthsaygood-byetoculturaleducatorStudentsandstaffattheAthabascaDeltaCommunitySchoolarehonouringelderLouisLadouceurfollowinghisrecentpassing.Seepage15.ProtectingthePeelAnewbillproposesreinstatingthePeelRiverunderfederalprotection.Seepage6.NWTbabybookgetsAboriginaltranslationsRichardVanCampsbookLit-tleYouhasbeentranslatedintoCreeSlaveyandChipewyanforfamiliesintheSouthSlaveschooldivision.Seepage9.NWTroadtobedubbedHighwayofHeroesAsectionofNWTsHwy.1willbechristenedtheHighwayofHeroesthankstotheeffortsofFortSmithM-Cpl.retiredPaulCurrie.Seepage10.Visitwww.norj.caAnationalawardwinningindependentnewspaperservingNorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19771.00October292013Vol.37No.26MLAcallsSahtufrackinginfoone-sided4LepineSt.HayRiverNTX0E1G1T867-874-4385F867-874-4383TollFree1-866-523-5437www.power123.comGetFREESHIPPINGonallinksandtonersanywhereintheNWTandNunavutWevegotyourinksandtonersByMEAGANWOHLBERGWeledehMLABobBromleyquestionedtheneutralityofthethird-partyorganizationleadinginformationalsessionsonhy-draulicfracturingintheSahtulastweekclaimingthetalksorganizedbythedepartmentofIndustryTourismandInvest-mentITIwereone-sided.TheIndianResourceCoun-cilIRCvisitedFortGoodHopeNormanWellsTulitaandDelinelastweekwithfolksfromColvilleLakebeingownintocombatmisinfor-mationonfrackingatthebe-hestofthecommunitiesITIMinisterDavidRamsaysaidinlegislaturelastweek.Itisnotasalespitchbyindustry.Itisbeingcarriedoutbyathirdpartyaneutralthirdpartyhesaid.ThemoreeducationwecandoonthehydraulicfracturinghereintheNorthwestTerritoriesthebetteroffwewillbe.WhileBromleysaidhesup-portshavingamultitudeofcommunitymeetingsonthesubjectofunconventionaloilandgasdevelopmentintheSahtuhechallengedtheno-tionthatlastweeksevents-sponsoredinpartbyoilandgascompanyConocoPhil-lipswhichhasplanstofracintheregionthiswinter-wereneutral.TheIndianResourceCoun-cilisagroupthatrepresentsoil-producingFirstNations.ItisnotlikelythatwewillgetabalancedviewfromthemBromleysaid.Itotallyagreethatitisimportantforthepeo-pleoftheSahtutolearnmoreaboutwhatisbeingplannedfortheirregion.Itistheirlandandcommunitiesthatwillbemostaffected.ButlookingattheagendaandspeakersIseethattheone-sidedtourthatwehadinNorthDakotaiscontinu-ingintheSahtu.TheIRCfoundedin1987bychiefsofoilandgaspro-ducingFirstNationsworkstosupportFirstNationsinat-taininggreatercontrolovertheirpetroleumresources.NormanWellsresidentandcontractorRickMuyreswhoattendedthesessioninhiscommunitylastMondaynightsaidittoucheduponthetech-nicalsideoffrackingbutwasmostlyasessionbyAboriginalleadersfromAlbertainstruct-ingFirstNationsintheareaonhowtobeneteconomicallyfromthefrackingindustry.Imnotmeaningtobecriti-calbutitwasaninfomercialhesaid.Thetimewasntspentonfracking...Thersttwohoursandbyfarthemajorityofthelasthourandahalforsowasinformercialstuff-thebenetsofwhatyoucangetfromit...Itwassalesmanship.Muyressaidhewouldliketoseemoreinformationcom-ingfromacloserjurisdictionlikenorthernBritishColum-biaratherthanNorthDa-kotaorsouthernAlbertaandSaskatchewanandwithmoreofafocusonthetechnicalandenvironmentalchallenges.WhydidtheygotoNorthDakotaWhydidnttheygotoFortNelsonWhyarewegoingtherewhentheressomethinggoingonfor10yearsinourbackyardtheHornRiverplayinNelson...Denitelywhat-eversgoingtogoonhereisgoingtobealotclosertotheenvironmentinFortNelsonMuyressaid.Thedifcultiesweregoingtohaveoverherearescienticthatswhatsgottabedealtwith.NoneofthatsbeingpresentedIdontthink.Idontknowwhatthesafeguardsarebutwevegottodevelopthem.SeeTriponpage3.PhotoPaulBannisterTheAvengersCaptainAmericaThorandIronMancelebrateHalloweeninsuperherostyleinFortSmithattheLandingsannualpartyandcostumecontest. 2TuesdayOctober292013NEWSBRIEFSFortMcMurraycompanynedforim-properstorageofhazardousmaterialsFortMcMurraycompanyDiversiedTransportationLtd.haspledguiltytotwocountsoffailingtoproperlystorehaz-ardousrecyclablesatacourthouseinSt.Albertlastweekamountingtoa32000ne.Thechargeslaidin2011wereinreferencetousedoilandvehiclebatteriesfoundimproperlystoredatthecompanystransferstationnorthofthecityinviolationofAlbertasWasteControlRegulation.Themajor-ityofnewillbegiventotheCrimeStoppersAssociationofEdmontonandnorthernAlberta.DiversiedTranspor-tationoperatesaeetofmorethan500busesservicingtheoilsandsandformerlyFortMcMurrayscitybuses.OilsandsoperationsresumeafternaturalgaspipelineruptureOilsandscompaniesresumednormaloperationsattheirsitesnorthofFortMcMurrayonOct.18afterslowingoperationsfollowinganaturalgaspipelinerupture.TransCanadas1.6-billioncubicfeetperdayNorthCen-tralCorridorlineburstonOct.17approximately140kmwestofFortMcMurraycuttingoffgassuppliestoSuncorSyncrudeandCanadianNaturalResourcesLtd.CNRLoilsandssitesThursdaymorning.Naturalgasisnecessaryforextractingthe365000barrelsperdaybpdaveragedatSuncorssitelastmonthalongwiththe350000bpdoperationsofSyncrudeandCNRLs115000bpdprojects.BelltotakeoverNorthwestelwirelessservicesNorthwestelhasannounceditwillbetransferringwirelessbusinesstoBellMobilitybyearlynextyear.NorthwesteliscurrentlyownedbyBellMobilityandassuchthetransferisnotexpectedtoaffectcustomerswhowillretaincur-rentcontractsandphonenumbers.AspartofthetransferNorthwestelwilltakeovercontrolofLatitudeWirelessinYukoncurrentlyajointpartnershipbyNorthwestelandtheDakwakadaDevelopmentCorp.abusinessarmoftheChampagneAishihikFirstNations.SCARYTIMESarehereGuardianTMWALLYSDrugsPharmacy.Souvenirs.Magazines.NewspapersToys.Cards.Stationery.LotteryTicketCentreMondaytoSaturday10a.m.to6p.m.Thursday10a.m.to8p.m.SundayCLOSED867872-2134rsdayyAndtherearescarydealsatWallysHalloweenSaleAlargevarietyofcostumesandmakeuparenowonsaleByJACKDANYLCHUKAsifoncueRCMPintheSahtuannouncedanothersei-zureofbootleggedliquorlastweekjustasalegislativecom-mitteereportedonaproposedLiquorActamendmentthatwouldreinstaterestrictionsonalcoholsalesinNormanWells.Thistimepolicedisplayedalmosttwofullcasesof40-ozbottlesofvodkaimpoundedinFortGoodHope.TheweekbeforeitwasatableladenwithdozensofmickeystakenfromanotherSahtubootleg-gerinTulita.FrameLakeMLAWendyBisaroamemberofthecom-mitteeongovernmentopera-tionstoldthelegislaturethatinayearcallsforservicetoRCMPintheSahtuareap-proximatelyequaltothepop-ulationoftheregion2750callsin2012.Intherstvemonthsof2013RCMPrecorded120offensesundertheLiquorActinSahtucommunitiesBisaroreported.InDelinealoneacom-munityofabout550peopletherewere43recordedoccur-rencesofbootlegginginthesameperiodshesaid.MLAswillvoteonBill24beforethesessionendsnextweekandevenwithCabi-netopposedtheLiquorActamendmentschampionedbyRCMPbustsSahtubootleggersasMLAsdebaterestrictingboozesalesPhotoFortGoodHopeRCMPSahtuMLANormanYake-leyaappearlikelytosucceed.InessencethebillwouldallowtheregiontoreverseavotefromDecember2011inNormanWellstoliftrestric-tionsthatlimiteddailyalcoholsalestoindividualsto1140mlofspiritsandadozenbeer.Thegovernmentcouldorderaregion-widevoteifitreceivesresolutionswithinasix-monthperiodfromcoun-cilsrepresentingatleastthreeoftheveSahtucommuni-tiesandmorethanhalftheregionspopulation.AtpublichearingsinSep-temberSahturesidentssaidthatbootleggingincreasedafterrestrictionswereliftedinNormanWells.Muchofthealcoholwassoldinmickeybottleswhichreportedlysoldfor85eachinTulita.Bill24isstronglyopposedbytheNormanWellsCham-berofCommerceongroundsthatitinterfereswithbusinessandsetsupauniqueregimethatgivesotherSahtucom-munitiesasayintheaffairsofNormanWells.Thecommitteeisaskingthegovernmenttocrackdownhardonbootleggerswithstifferpen-altiesandpossibleseizureofvehiclesandequipment.Itisproposinganonymousreportingofbootleggingandtheuseofdogsandinfraredheatsensorstosniffoutil-legalboozeshipmentsandcachesaswellasthoroughscreeningofpassengersandcargoatallairports.ThecommitteeisalsoaskingtheNWTLiquorCommissiontoconsiderrestrictingsalesoflargequantitiesofspiritsthatarenotsupportedbyspeciallicensesandthatindividualspurchasinglargequantitiesofspiritsidentifythemselvesandsignfortheirpurchases.Italsoproposedthatgov-ernmentallocateaxedper-centageofprotsfromliquorsalestoaddictionsawarenessandtreatmentprograms.PoliticsTerritorialTwocasesof40-ozbottlesofvodkaintendedforbootleggingwereseizedlastweekinFortGoodHopejusttwoweeksafterasimilarlootwasbustedinthefellowSahtucommunityofTulita.TheliquoristhoughttohavebeenboughtinNormanWells.MajorCraigVolstadleftassistedbyMWODickElsonrightpresentstheQueensDiamondJubileeMedaltoRangerSergeantBrendaSmithfromtheFortSmithPatrolonSundayOctober202013.PhtotoCpt.StephenWatton PoliticsEnergy3TuesdayOctober292013TriptoBakkenshaleplayalsobiasedBromleyContinuedfrompage1.Bromleycomplainedear-lierinLegislaturelastweekthattheNWTdelegationsvisittotheBakkenshaleplayinsouthernSaskatchewanandNorthDakotaatthebe-ginningofthemonththoughinformativealsoshowedonlyonesideofthestory.Ourtourwasbusyandinformativewithmeetingsfrommorninguntilnightwithindustryregulatorslegisla-torsandFirstNations.Itwasalsoveryone-sidedwithlit-tleontheenvironmentalandsocialsidehesaid.Hecomplainedthatthedel-egationdidnotvisitoneofthemorethan800wastewaterpitsinNorthDakotaorlearnofthe25percentthatover-owedfromhighrainfalllastspringandthattherewasnomentionofthewellblowoutontheBertholdIndianReserva-tionlastwinterwhichleakedunknownfrackingchemicalsintoLakeSakakaweaandtheMissouriRiver.Localmediaandeveninspectorscoveredthatoneup.Nobodywantedtogetinthewayoftheoilcompanieswhoaremakingbillionsbutalsopayingthereservation25millionpermonthandclimbingBromleysaid.FinallywhileonourtouroneofthelargesteveroilspillsonUSsoilwashap-peningintheareaandnoonementionedathingaboutithesaidregardingthepipelinerupturethatleaked20600barrelsofoilontothecountrysiderstdetectedattheendofSeptember.HerequestedadditionaleducationalsessionsbedoneincoordinationwiththedepartmentofEn-vironmentandNaturalResources.Ramsaysaidhewouldbeopentothepossibility.Wewouldcertainlylookatgettingtheinformationoutthereandifitishostingan-othercommunityeducationsymposiumorworkshopcallitwhatyouwillthatiswhatwewanttoseehappen.Weneedtocontinuetogetthemisinformationoffofthetableandtherealfactsputsquarelyonthetabletheministersaid.AdoublearesiteburnsexcessnaturalgasontheBertholdIndianReservationinNorthDakotaoneofmanycontributingtoapproximately1-billionofnaturalgasburnedandsentintotheatmosphereeachyear.AwellblowoutonthereserveinFebruaryreleased1500barrelsofoilandfrackingbrineintoanearbylake.MLABobBromleycomplainedthattherewasnomentionoftheblowoutduringtheNWTdelegationstriptotheBakkenearlierthismonth.PhotoBobBromleyDeepakdiamondsmissTravelConnectionByJACKDANYLCHUKTheresnosignofthepolarbeardiamondDeepakKumarpromisedtoprovideforapre-sentationattheNorthwestTerritoriesTourismAsso-ciationgaladinnerinHayRivernextweek.IthinkitwillcomefromCrossworksManufactur-ingRonOstromdirectorofmarketingfortheassocia-tiontoldTheJournal.Thehalf-caratstonefromYellowknifesonlydiamondcuttingandpolishingfac-torywonthaveapolarbearetchedonitsgirth.ThecovetedtrademarkwaspartofthepackageKumargotlastJanuarywhenheagreedtopay1.9millionfortwoemptydiamondfactoriesandreturnthemtoproduction.KumarcommittedearlierthisyeartosupplyingthegemasthetopprizefortheDehChoConnectionatravelpro-motionintendedtodrawrub-ber-tiretouriststotheNorth.ThegalainHayRiverwouldhavebeenachanceforKumartoshowhisagbeforetravelindustryentre-preneursandpoliticiansin-cludingDaveRamsayminis-terofIndustryTourismandInvestment.RamsayrevealedlastJanu-arythatKumarwasthemys-terybuyerwhohadindicatedmonthsearlierthathewasinterestedinaRequestforProposalRFPthegovern-mentissuedinOctober2011.TheRFPofferedanyquali-edmanufactureraccesstoNortherndiamondsandthelogoiftheywouldbuytheArchibaldSt.buildingsandllthemwithbusydiamondcuttersandpolishers.InAprilKumargotthekeystothebuildingsandapricereductionto1.795mil-lion.Thebuildingsarestillemptyandsilentandremaingovernmentproperty.DespiterepeateddelaysinclosingthesaleRamsaywhenhespoketoTheJour-nallastsummerwascon-dentKumarcouldcompletethesaleandrestoreYellow-knifesreputationasNorthAmericasdiamondcapital.LastweektheministerdidntrespondtoarequestforaninterviewonthefutureoftheformerfactoriesandKumardidnotreturnphonecallsoremails.DeepakInternationalgotthekeystotheArchibaldSt.diamondcuttingfacilitiesinAprilbutthebuildingsthatusedtomakeupDiamondRowinYellowkniferemainempty.FilephotoIndustryDiamondsFortSmithSkiClubAGMFortSmithSkiClubAGMWednesdayOctober30730p.m.SeniorsRoom-Rec.CentreAgendaincludesproposaltoraisefees.ContactDonTruedontrue03yahoo.caorfortsmithnordicgmail.com EDITORIALARCHIVES15YearsAgo...DuctTapestickswithawinningformulaDuctTapeOmnimediaaYellowknifemulti-mediacompanyhaswonentrepre-neuroftheYearAwardfromtheBusinessDevelopmentBankofCanada.TheBDCYoungEntrepreneurAwardsrecognizesoutstandingbusinesspeopleaged29oryoungerfromeachprovinceandterritory.IssueOctober27199820YearsAgo...FirearmscoursehashuntershittingthebooksEmilyOverboChiefTerritorialFirearmsOfcersaidthatunderthenewregulationsanyoneapplyingforaFirearmsAcquisitionCerticatewillhavetobeabletoprovethattheyknowtherearmslawandtheyknowhowtousearearm.IssueOctober27199330YearsAgo...ComincoGNWTtosupplyteacherStudentsatMatonabeeSchoolinPinePointrecentlywentonstriketodemandtheappointmentofaFrenchteacher.IssueOctober2719834TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.VisittheJournalonlineatwww.norj.caAnzacAtikamegBrownvaleCadotteLakeChardChetehColdLakeConklinDriftpileDufeldEdmontonEnildaEnochFortChipewyanFortMcKayFortMcMurrayFortVermillionFrogLakeGlenevisGoodshLakeGrandePrairieGrouardHighLevelHighPrarieHytheJohnDorPrairieAvailableinAlbertaatAklavikBehchokoColvilleLakeDelineEaglePlainsEkatieDiamondMinesEnterpriseFortGoodHopeFortLiardFortMcPhersonFortProvidenceFortResolutionFortSimpsonFortSmithGametiHayRiverInuvikJeanMarieRiverLutselKeNahanniButteNormanWellsPaulatukTheNorthernJournalisavailableinthefollowingNWTcommunitiesRaeEdzoSachsHarbourTroutLakeTsiigehtchicTuktoyaktukTulitaUlukhaktokWekwetiWhaTiWrigleyYellowknifeKehewinKinusoLacLaBicheMornvillePeaceRiverRedEarthCreekSaddleLakeSlaveLakeSt.PaulValleyviewWabasca2013CCNABLUERIBBONCANADIANCOMMUNITYNEWSPAPERAWARD2013CMCAAUDITEDAdvertisingDeadlinesDisplayaddeadlineisThursdayat400p.m.ClassiedaddeadlineisThursdayat500p.m.Emailadsnorj.caSubscriptionRates867872-3000PricesincludeGST.47.25inFortSmith52.50elsewhereinCanada105intheUSAoverseas164.30.LetterstotheEditorPolicyTheNorthernJournalwelcomesletterstotheeditor.Lettersmustbesignedandincludeaphonenumbersotheauthorcanbeveried.Nameswillbewithheldonrequestinspecialcircumstanceswherethereasonsaredeterminedtobevalid.TheJournalreservestherighttoeditlettersforlengthlibelclarityandtaste.Opinionsexpressedinlettersandcolumnsarenotnecessarilythoseofthepublisheroreditor.PublishedweeklybyCascadePublishingLtd.PrintedonrecyclednewsprintwithvegetableinkatWainwrightStarChronicle.PublisherManagingEditorDonJaque867-872-3000ext.21donnorj.caEditor...........................MeaganWohlberg867-872-3000ext.24newsnorj.caReporter..............................MariaChurch867-872-3000ext.25reporternorj.caComptroller...........................DixiePenner867-872-3000ext.23dixnorj.caAdvertising....................JoshuaJorgensen867-872-3000ext.15salesnorj.caEzraBlack867-872-3000ext20adsnorj.caAdministration................JeremyTurcotte867-872-3000ext.20adminnorj.caProductionGraphics.......SandraJaque867-872-3000ext.22sandranorj.caPaulBannister867-872-3000ext.27graphicsnorj.caAnnaSierra867-872-3000ext.26designnorj.caTuesdayOctober292013Whichdoyouthinkissafershippingcrudeoilandoilsandsbitumenbyrail-roadinatankercarorinapipelineMostpeoplebelievepipelinesaresafer.Theyarenotroutedthroughareasofcon-centratedpopulationwherepeoplemightdieinanaccident.Whilepipelinesleakcreatingdestructivemessesonlandorinwaterbodiesresultinginenvironmentaldisastersrarelyarepeoplekilled.Rail-roadtankercarsontheotherhandcrashintothingsandblowup.Extensivedam-agetopropertycanresultandtoooftenpeopledie.Allrailroadsbynaturerunthroughtownsandcities-usuallytheheartofthem-andthatiswheremostcollisionshappenwherethereisswitch-ingbetweenmultipletracks.Movingcrudeheavyoilorbitumenfromsourcetomarketisessentialtoourcurrenteconomy.Becausebotharesofraughtwithproblemstheyhavebecomeanecessaryevil.Thedeci-siontheniswhichisthelesserevilRailroadtankercarswillsoonrequiredoublehullstodecreasethepossi-bilityofthemrupturinginacollisioncausinganexplosionandfire.ThatstemsfromtheterribleexplosionatLac-MeganticQue.inearlyAugust.Yetnoamountofsteelwillstoptankercarsfrombeingvulnerableinahighspeedcrash.Thedemandforoilisin-creasingandCanadasroleasanoilexporterisgrowingsothevolumesbeingmovedwillincreaseexponen-tiallyandtheriskaswell.OppositiontopipelineshasbecomemainstreambecauseoftheinordinatenumberofspillsinthelasttwoyearsAcrudewayofdoingthingsthathavefouledextensiveareas.FourmajorCanadianpipelineprojectsin-cludingtheKeystoneXLintheUSarestalledbecauseofpubliccon-cern.Thereissomuchoppositionthoseprojectsmaybehaltedforever.Evenifapprovedafterscrutinytheymaybeblockedbycivildisobedience.Theyhavetocrosscountlessjuris-dictionsandanyonecouldstopthewholeproject.Pipelineswillalwaysleak.Theyareputtogetherbypeopleandhumanerrorisalwaysafactor.Theyarealsosubjecttoearthquakesmudslidesandfrostheave.Therearesomanyofthemofsuchlengththereareboundtobeleaksandruptures.Mostcommonlyapinholeinapoorweldorflawedmetalexpandsundetectedandamajorspillensues.Whatisnotbeingconsideredisthatallpipelineshavelimitedlife.Theywearoutfromcorrosionorotherforces.Astheyreachend-of-lifeweakpointsfail.Thepr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NorthernJournal2013JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKTeFortSmithMtisCouncilhasreceivedagovern-mentgranttofundaprogramthatwillseeeldersinFortSmithandthesurroundingareaprovidedwithafreesupplyoffreshlyhuntedmeatthisfall.FortSmithprogramfundstraditionaleatingforeldersMargaretFlettTheyshoulddothisforalleldersinthenortherncommunity....GreatideaandTYforsharingthisinfo...DavidPoitrasMarthaandIreallyenjoyedyet.Thankyou.IfallorganizationsactedinthismannertherewillbeapositiveconsequenceandFortSmithwillbeanevengreatercommu-nitytolivein.Leadingbyexampleneverfails.5FortSmithHayRiverWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayForecastForecastNorms-2Cand-10CNorms-2Cand-10C-4Low-3Low2High1High-5Low4High-2Low-4Low-6Low1High0High-6Low4High-3Low-4High-3HighYellowknifeInuvikWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayNorms-12Cand-19CNorms-4Cand-11C-11Low-8Low-17Low-5Low-4Low-2Low0High-2High-9Low2High-1Low-7High-5High-6High-2High-13HighDelayingyourchildsim-munizationsputsyoursonordaughteratriskforcontractingvaccine-preventablediseasessuchaspneumoniameningi-tisandtetanus.WhenthinkingaboutimmunizationsforyourchildconsiderthefollowingVaccineswork.Inthepast50yearsmorelivesweresavedbyimmunizationsthananyothermedicalintervention.TheWorldHealthOrganiza-tionestimatesthatmorethan2milliondeathsworldwidearepreventedeveryyearbecauseofimmunizations.Vaccinesaresafe.Mostchil-drenwhoareimmunizedhavelonglastingprotec-tion.VaccinesarerigorouslytestedinCanadaandaroundtheworldbeforetheyareapprovedforuse.Immuni-zationsareoneofthemostcontinuouslymonitoredandstudiedtopicsinmedicine.Mostpeopledonothaveanyreactionsfollowingimmuni-zations.Immunizationsaremuchsaferthanthediseasestheyprotectfromwhichmaycausedamagetothebrainheartlungsnervoussystemorevendeath.Immunizationsarefree.Albertahasacomprehen-siveimmunizationprogramthatprovidesallAlbertanswithimmunizationcov-eragebasedonaprovin-cially-fundedimmunizationschedule.Vaccinesworkbestwhentheyareadministeredontime.Out-breakscanstilloccurifgroupsofpeoplegounimmunizede.g.measlesandpertussis.Re-searchershavedemonstratedthatwhenimmunizationratesgodowndiseaseratesgoup.ItisimportantforeveryonetoimmunizeontimeeverytimeRoutinerecommendedim-munizationsareprovidedfreeofchargeatyourlocalPublicHealthCentre.Rememberitisnevertoolatetoprotectyourselfandyourchildagainstvaccine-preventablediseases.Youcanndthemostup-to-dateAlbertaRoutineImmu-nizationScheduleatwww.health.alberta.cahealth-infoimm-routine-schedule.html.FormoreinformationcallHealthLinkAlbertaat1-866-408-LINK5465.NatalieMcMullinandJaimeTassiePublicHealthNursingAlbertaHealthServicesChildImmunizationsGettheFactsCOLUMNSWhiteGirlPart5TheBeginningNewYearsEve1965TherewillbeadancetobringintheNewYearIlovetodancemygrandfathertaughtmehowtowaltzbystandingonhisshoes.IwonderwhatkindofmusictheywillplayhereWeareallgoingtothecommunityhallforthisdance.ThecommunityhallisalogstructureatthebottomofthehillpasttheMcPhersonsandDouglasshouses.Therearenostreetnames.Itisdarkitseemstobedarkallofthetime.Myfamilyisassembledonthefrontstepsoftheloghall.Thisisnotaverybigbuildingmaybe30feetby40feet.Smokeandsparksfromawoodrepouroutofthechimneyintothestarsprinklednightskyaboveus.HowcantheytawholetowninhereItisbestforustoenterallatoncewedontwanttolettheheatinsideescapeintothefrozennight.Ablastofcoldairpresentedinacloudoffrozencondensa-tionannouncesourarrivaltoeveryoneontheinside.Two45-gallonfueltankshavebeenconvertedintoadoubleburn-ingwoodstoveoneontopoftheothertheyareglowingredinthedimlightoftheentry.Asmokyhazelayerstheroomacombinationofcigarettesandwoodsmoke.Riesproppedupalongthebackwallofthewoodstoveskeepthemoutofthewayandpreventthemfromfreezingup.Wolvesandpacksofdogsarerealthreatsonthedarktrailsthatleadbacktohomes.Peoplearecomingtomeetmyparents.Iamhavingahardtimeunderstandingwhattheyaresaying.TheyspeakwordsthatsoundlikeEnglishbutwithanotherlanguageunderneath.Theirwordsaresoftlikesing-ingasong.Brownhandspatmyverywhitefakefurcoat.Icanseefeetandmorefeetinbeauti-fulhideshoes.Fursofalltypestrimoutmukluksandparkasandvests.Flashesofbrilliancesparkleoffofbeadsthatglitteronclothingaseveryonemovesaroundvisitingwithneigh-bours.Leatherclothessmelllikethewoodstovebutbetter.Apulsehasstartedtobeatinthenextroom.Thebeau-tifulshoesslowlybegintoshufeintimetothepulse.WhatisthissoundIseeadoorwaythatleadsintoadarkerroomyet.Thepulseisstrongerglintsofcolourfromthebeadsonthebeauti-fulshoeshavefoundlifetheyashandglitterastheshoessetdenitestepsintimetothethrobbingbeat.StrongerandstrongerIcanfeelthebeatofmyheartthissoundisthebeatofmyheartRhythmicandstrongmybodyhasadjustedmyheartbeattopoundwiththispulsethatispullingthepeople.Chantingstartsandahumanchainforms.Amanhastoleadthedancewomenfallinandkidstumbleabout.Feetham-meronthespringywoodenoorahundredheartsbeatinunison.IwanttodothiscanIdothiswilltheyletthiswhitegirldanceMydecisionismadeformeasmyarmistakenandIampulledintothelivingchain.Cautiouslymyfeetshufeandthenstampwiththebeatofthedrums.Wearepartofasingleheartbeatweareallpartofthedrums.Chantinghitscre-scendosthatcausemyskintoripplewithgoosebumpsandseparatefrommybodymyhairisstandingstraightup.Inthisdarkandsmokyroomwearefollowingthemostancientrhythmoflifethebeatingofahearttheoorbouncesinrhythmbeneathus.Darkerfacesinadarkroompoundingwithdrumsandsong.Inthispulsatingmassofhu-manitythereisawhitefakefurcoatthatstandsoutlikeafullmoononabluenight.ThisistheWhiteGirl.InlastweeksstoryDeneThaFirstNationpurchaseshotelinHighLevelitwasincorrectlystatedthatPatCabezasCEOoftheNdehLimitedPartnershipisamemberoftheDeneThaFirstNation.CabezaswashiredbytheDeneThatomanagetheNdehLimitedPartnership.TheJournalapologizesforthiserror.CORRECTIONTHENORTHERNJOURNALSUnasweredQuestionoftheWeekTuesdayOctober292013THETOPICCallsforalifeguardatLongLakebeach.THEJOURNALSQUESTIONposedtoAlaynaWardITIWilltheGNWTputalifeguardattheFredHenneTerritorialParkbeachTHEANSWERAlifeguardfeasibilitystudyisunderway. 6TuesdayOctober292013EnvironmentWatershedsByMEAGANWOHLBERGWesternArcticMPDen-nisBevingtonistakingcor-rectiveactiontoreinstateprotectionforthePeelRiverwithaprivatemembersbillintroducedintheHouseofCommonslastWednesday.TheriverwhichflowsthroughtheNorthwestTer-ritoriesandYukonwasre-movedfromthelistofwaterbodiesprotectedundertheNavigableWatersProtectionActwhenitwasamendedlastwinterthroughomnibusBillC-45.BevingtonsaidthepushtoprotectthePeelcamefromdiscussionsprimarilywithFirstNationsleadersinboththeNWTandYukonattheDeneNationalAssemblyandGwichinAssemblyinInu-vikalongwiththeAssemblyofFirstNationsmeetingsinWhitehorseoverthesummer.TheretheissuewasraisedafterdiscussingasimilarbillmeanttoreinstateprotectionoftheSlaveRiverunderthesameactBillC-529intro-ducedlastspringbyEdmon-ton-StrathconaMPLindaDuncanandsecondedbyBevington.TheissuewasraisedwhenweweretalkingabouttheSlaveRivertoseethatthePeelisgiventhesameprotec-tionastheSlaveBevingtonsaid.Ithinkpeoplerecog-nizethatitsaninterjuris-dictionalriveranditsgotnavigationonitnow-itsgotaferryonit.Itsgotpeoplethatusetheriverregularly.Soitshouldbeaffordedthatstatusasanavigableriver.TheNavigableWatersPro-tectionActoneoftheoldestpiecesoflegislationinCan-adafunctionsasatriggeringmechanismforenvironmentalassessmentsofprojectsim-pactingwaterwayswhethertheyberiverslakesstreamsoroceans.WiththechangesbeingimplementedbytheConser-vativegovernmentthenum-berofprotectedwaterbodiesplummetedtoaroundtwopercentofCanadaswaterways.Bothprivatemembersbillsaremeanttocallattentiontoconcernsaroundtheamend-mentsandpointouttothegovernmentthatsomethingneedsfixinggiventheamountofsupportboththeSlaveandPeelRiverbillshavereceivedintheNorth.ApartfromthebackingbymanyAboriginallead-erstheTownofFortSmithhasoffereditsownsupporttoDuncansSlaveRiverbill.Aseriesofmeetingsinvolvingboththecom-munityofFortSmithandFortResolutionhavealsofollowedthebillsintroduc-tionandaimtofindalter-nativeroutesofprotectingtheSlaveRiver.ThoughhehopesthebillsleadtochangeBevingtonsaidseparatelegislationisnotrequiredtoreturnthewaterwaystotheprotectionsaffordedbytheact.Itsreallyunfortunatethatthefederalgovernmentdidwhattheydidbuttheycanchangeitveryquicklytooiftheywantto.TheycanchangeitbyorderincouncilsoitdoesntactuallyneedabillintheHouse.Thecabinetcansimplydothat.Butwewanttopressureoncontinuetokeepitanissuesothisgov-ernmentdoesitorwecangetthenextgovernmenttodoitBevingtonsaid.WhatwehopeisthatmanyoftheriversacrossCanadawillbereturnedtobeingconsiderednavigablewatersastheyshouldbebecausetheyare.MPputsforwardbilltoprotectPeelRiverPhotoMaryWaldenByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheremaybenoimmedi-atethreattotheSlaveRiverinsightbutagroupofpro-activeresidentsinFortSmithisteamingupwithfolksupanddowntheriveroverthenextfewmonthstoputaplaninplacefordesignatingthewaterwayaheritageriver.Around20individualsfromawidecross-rangeofagesandbackgroundsbothAboriginalandnon-Aborig-inalgatheredlastSaturdayforalengthymeetingtodis-cusswaysofmovingforwardwithprotectingthewaterwayoverwhichthespectreofhydrodevelopmentcontin-uestoloom.Whilethemajorityofat-tendeesvoicesconcernsabouttheeffectsofapossibledamprojectonthecommunityallagreedtosetthefocusoftheirnewsocietyonthepromotionoftheriverasahistoricandpresent-dayhavenfortradi-tionallanduseandrecreationontopofitsnaturalimportancetothelandandwildliferatherthanbeareactiveforceagainstpotentialdevelopment.Wehavetooffersome-thingbetterthanadamWesternArcticMPDennisBevingtonsaidatthemeeting.Heritageriverdesignationmeansputtingtogetherwhatpeoplethinkabouttheriver...Weneedtoimprovethecom-munityandregionbytakingtheriverseriouslyforwhatitsvaluesarebydoingsome-thingthatwilladdvaluetothecommunity.Thatcouldincludebuildingoffexistingeventsandactivi-tiesthattakeadvantageoftheriverlikeencouragingmoreshingtrappingandhuntingontheriveralongwithfesti-valslikePaddlefestthatpro-moterecreation.Themeetingputinmotionplanstoformaregisteredso-cietyinboththeNWTandAlbertawithobjectivesfo-cusedonpubliceducationpromotingsustainableusesoftheriverandbringingthecommunitytogethertoac-knowledgetheriversim-portancewithinformationbackedupbybothscienceandtraditionalknowledge.Thenewsocietywilllikelybemodelledafterorincon-junctionwiththeupstreamad-vocacygroupKeepersoftheAthabasca-acoalitionlookingtoexpanditsreachthroughoutthewatershed-alongwiththenon-protNorthAmericanRiverkeepernetwork.Thoughtheintentionistoworkproactivelywhilethecommunityisnotdividedontheissueofdevelopmentasithasbeenhistoricallywhen-everthepossibilityofadampresenteditselfmanycon-cernspresentedatthemeet-ingvoicedconcernabouthydroaswellasenvironmen-taldamagecomingfromtheupstreamoilindustry.RecentchangestofederallegislationliketheremovaloftheSlaveRiverfromtheNavigableWatersProtec-tionActhavecausedfur-therconcern.Withoutpro-tectionundertheactthereiscurrentlynothingtotrig-gerafederalenvironmentalassessmentforproposedde-velopmentmeaningadaminAlbertawouldnotrequiretheinputofpeopleintheNWT.Thoughheritageriverstatuswouldnotcarrylegalweightitwouldsignalaunieddesiretokeeptheriverunimpededbydevelopmentandinvolveaplanningprocessthegroupbelievescouldresultinspin-offactivitiesliketourismthatharnesstheeconomicandcommunity-buildingpotentialoftherivermoresustainably.ThegroupplanstomeetagainattheendofNovember.SocietyformingtoprotectpromoteSlaveRiverWesternArcticMPDennisBevingtonhopestoseethePeelRiverre-enlistedundertheprotectionoftheNavigableWa-tersProtectionActfollowingtheintroductionofhisprivatemembersbilllastweek.EnvironmentWatersheds Ottawagivesgo-aheadtoGahchoKumineNWTsfourthdiamondmineproceedsdespiteFirstNationconcernsIndustryMining7TuesdayOctober292013ByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheCanadiangovernmentignoredcallsfromFirstNa-tionsintheNWTforfurtherreviewandgavethegreenlightfordeveloperstostartproductionontheNorthwestTerritoriesfourthdiamondminelastweekwiththeap-provalofDeBeersandMoun-tainProvinceDiamondsGahchoKueproject.AboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentAANDCMinisterBer-nardValcourtgavethemineitsnalstampofapprovallastTuesdaysigningoffonrecommendationsbytheMackenzieValleyEnviron-mentalImpactReviewBoardonJuly22.Thefederalapprovalal-lowstheMackenzieValleyLandandWaterBoardtonowbeginprocessingapplicationsforwaterlicensesandlandusepermitsrequiredtocon-structandoperatetheminelocated280kmnortheastofYellowknife.CEOofDeBeersCanadaTonyGuthriesaidtheap-provalsignalsthatplansfortheminemeetthehigheststandardsandwillbenettheeconomyandresidentsoftheNorthwestTerritoriesandenhanceCanadaspositionasapremierdiamondproducer.Theministergavetheap-provaldespitecollectiveop-positionfromthefourFirstNationgroupsinvolvedintheenvironmentalreviewpro-cessallofwhichaddressedaletterandreporttothefederalgovernmentinlateAugustaskingtheprojecttobesentbacktotheboardforfurtherreview.TheLutselKeDeneFirstNationYellowknivesDeneFirstNationDeninuKuFirstNationandTlichoGov-ernmentcomplainedthatthemitigativemeasuresrecom-mendedbythereviewboardwereincomplete.Specicconcernsraisedin-cludedtheboardsfailuretomakeNiHadiYatianover-sightcommitteeforenviron-mentalmonitoringcomposedofimpactedAboriginalgov-ernmentsabindingmeasure.Otherconcernssurroundedalackofenforceablemeasuresforwaterqualityremediationplansimpactsoncaribouairbornecontaminantsper-mafrostandimpactsoncul-turealongwiththecontinueddelayswithnalizingimpactbenetagreementsIBAsforallfourFirstNations.AseparateconcernwasraisedbytheNWTMtisNationinitsownletterask-ingformoretimeforproperconsultation.DeBeersChiefOperat-ingOfcerGlenKoropchuksaidinaletterresponsethattheFirstNationscomplaintscompletelydisregardedanumberofcommitmentsmadethroughthemulti-yearreviewprocessasaresultofconsultationswiththeAb-originalgroupsincludingthecompanyscommitmenttofundNiHadiYati.KoropchukalsoarguedthatIBAsarenotrequiredtomiti-gateimpactsconsideringthereviewboardpanelsconclu-sionthatadversesocialim-pacts...arenotlikelytobesig-nicantprovidedthedeveloperimplementsitscommitmentsincludingthenegotiationandimplementationofanalSo-cio-EconomicAgreementwiththeGNWT.AfinalagreementwiththeterritorialgovernmentwassignedonJune28.OneIBAhasbeensignedwiththeNorthSlaveMetisAlliancewhichsupportedadvance-mentoftheproject.GahchoKuhasgonethroughthemostcompre-hensiveenvironmentalre-viewofanyminingprojectintheNorthwestTerritories.Throughthisprocessconsul-tationwithstakeholdershasbeenextensiveMountainProvinceCEOandpresidentPatrickEvansaddedinapressreleaselastweek.BothcompaniesindicatedtheywouldbereassessingtheGahchoKudevelopmentplantodeterminethesched-ulewhichwillbeaffectedbyprocessingtimeforthelandusepermitaswellasbuildingofthewintericeroad.GahchoKuisexpectedtoemployaround700peopledur-ingthetwoyearsofconstruc-tionandcloseto400duringits11-yearminelifewhereinitisforecasttoproduceanannualaverageof4.5millioncarats.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGThedecisiontoapproveanexploratoryoilsandswinterdrillingprogramonAtha-bascaChipewyanFirstNa-tionACFNterritorylastweekhastheFirstNationupsetthatconcernsraisedatrecentpublichearingswereignored.TheAlbertaEnergyReg-ulatorAERgavethego-aheadtoTeckResourceslastTuesdaytodrill177evalu-ationwellsonthewestsideoftheAthabascaRiverinanareadenedbyACFNascriticalhabitatoftheRolandLakeBisonherd-aspeciesatriskintheprovince.Thewellsarepartofanexploratoryprogramtosup-portTecksproposedFrontiermineprojectalsocurrentlyunderreview.ACFNsubmittedconcernstotheregulatoratpublichear-ingsinFortMcMurrayinAu-gustarguingthatthedrillingprojectwouldhavedirectandadverseimpactsontheabilityoftheFirstNationsmemberstoexercisetheirconstitutionalharvestingrightswhicharetiedtotheprotectionoflandwaterandwildlifelikebison.TheAERfoundthattheex-ploratoryprogramwouldbelocalizedtemporaryandofshortdurationandassuchwouldnotadverselyimpactAboriginalrights.ACFNChiefAllanAdamsaidanotherapprovalsignalstheprovincewillstopatnothingtoapprovefurtherdevelopmentintheregion.Itwouldseemseemthatourconcernsfallondeafearsandapplicationafterappli-cationandpolicyafterpol-icyarecontinuallyapprovedwithoutadequateconsultationorconsiderationofourinher-entandconstitutionallypro-tectedAboriginalandTreatyrightshesaid.Wevehadenough.Oureldersandmembersdontwanttoseeanymoredestruc-tionofourtraditionallandsandterritory.WehavedrawnalineinthesandandwedontwanttoseeanydevelopmentnorthoftheFirebagRiverandintoourhomelands.Wewilldowhatittakestoensureourrightsareprotectednowandintothefuture.AkeyconcernraisedbyACFNattheAugusthearingsinvolvedtheissueoflandten-ure.PresentlytheCrownisnotrequiredtoconsultwithAboriginalgovernmentswhenissuingleaseswhichtheFirstNationarguedfailstoaddressimpactsthatexploratoryproj-ectshaveonFirstNationsrightsandtitle.TheTeckprojectcomesontheheelsofseveralotherrecentapprovalsintheregionalsocontestedbyACFNincludingShellsJackpineopen-pitmineexpansionprojectdespitetheboardnotingthatincombina-tionwithotherexistingap-provedandplannedprojectstheminewouldlikelyhavesignicantadversecumula-tiveenvironmentalimpactsoneverythingfromwetlandstowildlifeandAboriginaltra-ditionallanduse.AdamsaidtheissuenotonlyaffectsACFNbutotherFirstNationsintheregionsuchastheFortMcKayFirstNationwhichisappealingtherecentapprovalofAthabascaOilSandsDoverprojectnearitsMooseLakereserve.FortMcKayhadrequesteda20-kmbufferzonearoundtheprojectinordertoprotecttheareatheyclaimistheirlastrefugeforpracticingtraditionalrightsasthecommunityiscurrentlysurroundedonthreesidesbyoilsandsdevelopment.Albertashighestcourtokayedtherequestforap-peallastMonday.IfpeoplereallyunderstoodthegovernmentofAlbertahasbeenpushingfullsteamaheadregardlessoftheimpactstothepublicandevidenceIwouldhopetheywouldbeappalledAdamsaid.TheactionsoftheAERdemonstratethatthegov-ernmentisfailingmiserablytoupholdtheirobligationsunderthelaw.Whenwestartmakingpositivechangeswithinthelawtheysimplychangethattoo.Allthreeprojectapprovalshingeuponthelandusepro-visionssetoutintheLowerAthabascaRegionalPlanLARPalsocurrentlybeingcontestedbyseveralFirstNa-tionsincludingACFN.ACFNclaimsLARPdoesnotaddressorprovideprotec-tionsfortreatyandAboriginalrightstraditionallanduseorcultureandinsteadidentiesbitumenextractionasapriority.Wehavetriedtoresolveourissueswithinthelimi-tationoftheregulatorysys-temthecourtsandevenonthestreetssaidErielDe-rangercommunicationsco-ordinatorforACFN.Yetnothingchangesitsbusi-nessasusualforindustrywhileourrightsareslowlybeingphasedoutalongwiththepristinebiodiversityandcultureintheregion.ExploratorydrillingapprovalupsetsAlbertaFirstNationIndustryOilsandsPhotoDeBeersTheGahchoKudiamondmineajointventureofDeBeersandMountainProvincereceivednalapprovalfromthefederalministerlastweek. ArtsCultureFilm89TuesdayOctober292013DogribstorycomestolifeinMohawkfilmMohawkMidnightRunnerstomakeNWTpremiereinFortSmithByMEAGANWOHLBERGInalmasfulloffull-fron-talnudityasMohawkMidnightRunnersitisatestamenttolmmakerZoeHopkinsskillthatthepowerfullife-afrm-ingmessageoffriendshipinthewakeofsuicidetriumphsoverthehilarityofitsstreak-ingactors.BasedontheshortstorybyFortSmithsRichardVanCampDogribMidnightRun-nersHopkinsshortlmtellsthetaleofthreefriendswhobandtogethertogorunningnakedinthenightthroughthestreetsoftheirtowninhonourofafriendwhotookhisownlife.ThatforsurewasoneofmyfavouritestoriesofRich-ardsHopkinstoldTheJour-nal.HegaveittomehecalledmeuponedayandsaidZoeIwantyoutomakethislm.SoIwasblownawaybytheopportunity.Ofallthestoriesitsdenitelyoneofthemostcinematicforsure.The20-minutelmmadeitsCanadiandebutattheImagi-NativelmfestivalonOct.20whereitwontheawardforbestCanadianshortandwillshowattheAmericanIndianFilmFestivalinSanFranciscoonNov.2whereitisalsonomi-natedforbestshortlm.ThestorythoughoriginallysetinFortSmithplaysoutonscreenintheMohawkcommu-nityofSixNationsHopkinshometown.WhiletheoriginalintentwastohavethelmshotinFortSmithissuessecuringfundingonceagainpushedproductionintoOntarioasitdidwithVanCampsnovel-turned-featurelmTheLesserBlessedwhereitreceivedprovincialfundingandtaxincentives.IwasabitdisappointedthatwecouldntstaytruetotheNorthernsettingbut...Igottomakeitathomesoitwasnicetomakeithere.TherewerejustafewthingsIneededtoadapttomakeitworkinSixNationsHopkinssaidlikechangingthenameandaddinginabitofMohawkdialogue.Thoughtherewereafewnakedsightingsbylocalsduringthelmingshesaidtheactorswerebraveandgenerousanddidntreallymindgoingfullfrontalforalotofshots.ThereweredenitelybumseverywhereHopkinssaidwithalaugh.DespiteadifferentbackdropVanCampsaidthelmstaysabsolutelytruetotheheartofthestoryindealingwithasen-sitiveissuethattouchescom-munitieseverywhere.BothTheLesserBlessedandDogribMidnightRunnerswereinspiredbythelossofafamilymemberandafriendthroughsuicideVanCamptoldTheJournal.Ipraythatthesestoriesinalltheirformshelptobringlightandhopetotheterribledarknessthatcomeswiththoughtsofsuicide.Thestorystarsthreerecur-ringcharactersinVanCampsongoingshortstoryseriesandhesaidhesalreadyincon-versationwithHopkinsaboutshootingmorelmswiththesameactorsplayingBrutusClarenceandGrant.VanCampmakesacoupleofindirectcameosinthelmaswellshowingupasabookandonFacebookinthemovie.FacebookwassomethingthatIdidinmyadaptationtosortofhelpdepictsomeofthebackstorythatthischaracterhadtakenhislifeHopkinssaid.IwantedtodosomethingthatwouldalsospeaktohowisolatedthemaincharacterhadbecomethathejustsitsinsideandhangsaroundonFacebookandplaysvideogamesandgetshighanddrinksandthatshislife-thatdepressionandthatgriefthathesgoingthroughallbyhimself.ThoughitcouldntbelmedintheNWTMohawkMidnightRunnerswillmakeitsNorth-ernpremiereinFortSmithatafundraisingeventforlocalhockeyattheRoaringRap-idshall-whichVanCampaf-fectionatelycallsMoccasinSquareGardens-onDec.6.BecauseofthenuditytheFortSmithscreeningwillbeforpeopleaged19andup.Whilethesubjectmatterislikelytobeemotionallytrigger-ingforsomepeopleVanCampsaidtheeventisintendedtobeacommunity-buildingcelebra-tionoflifeandamomenttohonourthosewhohavebeenlosttosuicide.AllcommunitiesarebeingrockedbysuicideanditsnotgettingbetterVanCampsaid.IcontinuetobesaddenedbythenumberofsuicidesincommunitiesthatImhearingabout.SoIhopethiscreatessomediscussionaroundthosewarningsignsandhonoursthelivestaken.LesserBlessedreturnsTheLesserBlessedlmwillalsomakeareturnappearancetoFortSmiththesameweek-endwithato-be-announcedpresentationofaspecialgifttothecommunityasafund-raiserforthegraduatingclassofPWKhighschool.ThroughworkingonbothlmsVanCampsaidhehopestobreaktrailforafuturelineofNorthernlmmakersandactorsandwantstoseemorehomegrownmoviesandpro-gramscomingfromtheNorth.Imsoproudtobepartofahugeteamofwonderfulvision-arieswhowanttobringinter-nationalattentiontothebeautyoftheNorthandNorthernershesaid.Ourstoriesdeserveinternationalaudiences.DirectorZoeHopkinsposeswiththethreestreakingactorsofMohawkMidnightRun-nersfromleftJonProudstarCodyLightningandDougHutchison.PhotoBigSoulProductionsDocumentaryexposeshoByMARIACHURCHAnewdocumentaryseekingtoshedlightonhomelessnessinInuvikhasreceivedmoreat-tentionthanproducerMichaelYoungsaysheeverhoped.AsofMondaythedocu-mentaryAColdPlacetoLiveOutsideHomelessnessintheCanadianArctichadbeenviewed4288timesonYouTube.Iwasthinkingwhenweproduceditthatitwouldmaybebeabout300Youngsaidwithalaugh.Imcompletelyblownawaybytheamountofatten-tionthatitsgot.Thedocumentarywasre-leasedinAugustaspartofaresearchprojectledbyYounganassociateprofessoratRoyalRoadsUniversityonVancou-verIsland.Fundedbythefederaldepart-mentofHumanResourcesSer-vicesDevelopmentHRSDCtheresearchprojectbeganin2011withthegoalofbetterunderstandingtheunderlyingproblemsassociatedwithhome-lessorasYoungpreferstocallithard-to-houseindividuals.Imnotusingthetermhomelessmuchanymorebecauseitsnotcomprehen-siveenoughheexplained.Generallypeopleassumehomelessnessistobeabsolutelyhomelessmeaninglivingonthestreetbutmanypeoplegobackandforthtorelativesortotheshelterormaybeevenhavehousingbeforeandthentheyloseit.Youngandhisassistantsmadearound11tripstotheNWTtoconductresearchfortheprojectincludinginterviewingstake-holdersinInuviklikeMLAAlfredMosesRCMPStaffSer-geantJamesMcKennaandMaryAnneRossformerchairoftheInuvikInteragencyCommitteeandInuvikHomelessShelter.Interviewswereediteddownintoan18-minutedocumen-tarythemosttellingofwhichcomefromInuviksownhard-to-houseindividualswhosharetheirstoriesofwhytheyareonthestreet.ArtsCultureFilmMichaelYounghopeshisdocumentarystartsadialogueonhaFIDDLECLASSESEverySundaystartingat200p.mLocatedatAuroraCollege2ndFloorCultureRoomRoom234Guitarsandothersimilarinstrumentswelcomeaswell.Beginnerswelcome.Minimumage8yearsold90yearsyoungTherewillbea5.00drop-infeetocoverexpensesstrings.ForfurtherinformationcontactBartHartop867-872-2154gail_barthartophotmail.com TuesdayOctober292013GETREADYFORPurchaseanyjacketorpairofbootsandbeautomaticallyenteredtowinaValiduntilNovember5.KaesersStoresLtd.76-80BreynatStreetFortSmithNT867872-2345MensWomensandChildrensMensWomensandChildrensChristmaslightsnowavailable.MakeyourhousefortheholidaysSouthSlaveschoolboardaimsnewbookatbabiesTwonewbookstranslatedintoCreeSlaveyandChipewyanArtsCultureBooksByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheSouthSlaveDivisionalEducationCouncilSSDECistryingsomethingnewwiththelaunchofitsrstbabybookfeaturingallthreeofthedistrictsAboriginallanguages.TheschoolboardisaddingtoitscurrentliteracyprogramforbabieswithatranslatedversionofFortSmithauthorRichardVanCampslatestbabybookLittleYoutobemadeavailableinChipewyanCreeandSlaveyinallthedivi-sionscommunitiesincludingHayRiverFortSmithFortResolutionandLutselKe.CertainlyitsnotourmandateweremandatedtoprovideforK-12educa-tion.Butwerealizethatwhathappensbeforethechildrencometoschooliscriticaltotheirsuccessinschoolsoanywaythatwecansupportthechildthroughliteracythroughnumeracyactivi-tiestopreparethemfortheschoolexperiencebenetsusandthechildinthelongrunsaidBrentKaulbackassistantsuperintendentofSSDECandtheleadontheproject.KaulbacksaidtheschooldivisionhadbeenlookingforababybooktoaddtoitscollectionofAboriginallanguageresourcesmostofwhichareaimedatyoungerbutschool-agedreadersforsometime.WhenLittleYoucameoutheshareditwiththetranslatorswhoconrmeditwouldbeaperfectt.HesaidthebookstwiththedivisionsstrongfocusonAb-originallanguagepromotionbothinthehomeandatschool.Therealgoalofthisiswerereallyallaboutencour-agingtheuseofAboriginallanguagesandthisgivesusanopportunitytoshareabookandtheAboriginallanguagetoababyataveryyoungageinthehopesthatmomsanddadswillreadthisbooktothemanditwillbecomepartofthereadingcultureinthehomehesaid.Apartfromgiveawayeventsandbeingmadeavail-ableintheschoolsthe1200translatedversionsofLittleYou-400ineachlanguage-willalsobehandedouttoallnewmothersthroughSSDECsbabybagspro-gramwhichstrivestoboostliteracyinchildrenfromdayone-onlythisonewillbeforthersttimeintheAb-originallanguages.ThoughearlychildhoodeducationisnotthecorefocusoftheschooldivisionKaulbacksaiditwillleadtogreatersuccessesoncethebabiesbecomeschool-aged.Theearlierthatonestartstohearthelanguagethenthatsgoingtobenetthemwhentheycomeintotheschool.Wejustwantthelan-guagebeingspokenandbeingheardinthecommunityandthebestwaytostartisrightfromanearlyagehesaid.SecondbooklaunchedThelaunchofLittleYoualsocoincideswithanotherbookfeaturedinthedivisionsthreeAboriginallanguages.MtisauthorDavidBouchardrecentlyteamedupwithSSDEConDream-catcherandtheSevenDe-ceiversasequeltotheirpreviouspublishedworkTheSevenSacredTeachingsbothsimilarlyrootedintraditionalFirstNationsvalues.InsteadoflookingatthepositivevaluesthatoneshouldembraceinlifewhichwastheobjectofSevenSa-credTeachingsthisonelooksatthosecharacteristicsthatyouwanttoavoidthosethingslikegreedandlazi-nessthingsthatsometimesinvadeyourthinking.ThisisbasicallyastoryabouthowtoavoidthosethingsfromtakingoveryourthoughtsandactionsKaulbacksaid.Dreamcatcherfeaturesil-lustrationsbythesameartistKristyCameronandincludesaccompanyingmusicbyfor-merNWTpremierStephenKakfwi.ThebookhaseveninspiredatranslationtobedoneintheAfricanclicklanguagefol-lowingavisitbyKaulbacktoCapetownSouthAfricaforarecentconferencewherefelloweducatorswereveryimpressedbySSDECsAb-originallanguageresources.BothnewbooksarebeingcelebratedontheSSDECsfacebookpagethroughfreegiveaways.Visitwww.face-book.comSouthSlaveDECtoentertowincopies.melessnessinInuvikMywifeaintwithmeanymore.Shewenthomehometoheaven.Imissheralotanintervieweesharesinthedocumentarywipingawaytears.TotellyouthetruthIsleptunderneathabuilding.AdrinkwasinfrontofmeanditwasatemptationanditgottomesoIpickedthebottleupanddrank.Inanotherinterviewamanexplainsthatasfarbackashecanrememberhewasbeatupbyhisfamilyandabused.Ivebeeninandoutoffosterhomesandinandoutofgrouphomeshesaid.ThecandorofintervieweeswassurprisingYoungsaid.ImnotsureIwasexpectingthatbutpeoplewereveryhon-estandcuttothechase.Maybebecausetheyhavenothingtoloseandmaybebecausetheyarejusttired.Itsanexhaust-inglifelivinghourtohourasmanypeopledointhatsitua-tionhesaid.Youngsaidthattheprojecttookatollonhimselfaswell.Emotionallyitwasveryex-haustingheshared.Weasresearchersorweashumanbeingsevenwatchingthevideopickupasenseofdesperationandpainthatthepeoplearefeeling.AndIthinkfrustra-tiontoowiththeinabilitytodoanything.TheresearchprojectdoesnotdrawspecicconclusionsastosolutionsfortheproblemofhomelessnessYoungsaidbutinsteadaimstogetpeopletalking.Oneofthebigproblemswithbeinghard-to-houseinruralareasespeciallyinthefarNorthisaperceptiones-peciallyamongpeoplelivinginthesouththatitdoesntexisthesaid.Thereisaromanti-cizedversionoftheNorthofAboriginalpeoplelivinginharmonywiththelandandallthatwheretherealityisquitedifferent.IdeallyYoungsaidthedocu-mentarywillgettheattentionofnon-profitagencieswhohesaidarevirtuallyabsentinInuvikandmostNortherncommunities.Areportdocumentingtheprocessresultsandrecom-mendationsoftheprojectwasrecentlysubmittedtoHRSDCandhascaughttheattentionoftheNationalHousingResearchCommitteeanappendageoftheCanadaMortgageandHousingCorp.CMHC.YoungwillbetravelingtoOttawainNovembertopres-enthisresearchtoCMHCatwhichtimehesaidhehopestolearnmoreaboutinitiativesbeingmadeacrossCanadaonhard-to-houseindividuals.ItsreallygoodnewsforthecommunityIthink.Thatsthekindofattentiontheyneedhesaid.Viewthedocumentaryon-lineatwww.youtube.comwatchv2ne95FzkWeo9PhotoBrettBlairImageOrcaBookPublishersRichardVanCampsbabybookLittleYouhasbeentranslatedintotheSouthSlaveDivisionalEducationCouncilsthreeAboriginallanguages.d-to-houseindividuals. NorthernersServiceMembers10TuesdayOctober292013NWTroadwaytobedubbedHighwayofHeroesByMEAGANWOHLBERGMotoriststravelingthe65-kmsectionofhighwayfromtheAlberta-NWTbor-dertoEnterprisewillsoonbeaskedtohonourthelivesoftheterritorysfallensol-dierspoliceofcersandemergencyrespondersfol-lowingitsofcialchristen-ingastheHighwayofHe-roesNov.8.AninitiativeofFortSmithresidentPaulCurrieare-tiredmaster-corporalwiththeCanadianForcesvol-unteerreghterandemer-gencymedicaltechniciantheroadwaysnewtitleismeanttorecognizethosewhorisktheirlivesfortheircommunity.Ithinkthesignservesasareminderofallthosewhohaveservedandallthosewhohavededicatedtheirlivesnotjustinwarbutourpo-liceourreserviceswhoputtheirlivesonthelineeverydayforoursecurityhesaid.TheresthatfamousquoteThosewhoforgethistoryaredoomedtorepeatit...Whenyouhavesomethingthatpeopletraveleverydayitjustbringsitmoretotheforefrontthattherearepeo-pleouttherewhohavesac-ricedalot.Curriesaidtherearenumerousexamplesofin-dividualswhohaveper-ishedinthelineofdutyintheNorthandthatthisisanimportantwayofrec-ognizingtheireffortsandhelpingbringclosureforthefamilies.TheoriginalHighwayofHeroesisasectionofHwy.401theMacDonald-Cart-ierfreewaybetweenTren-tonandTorontotheroutetraveledbyfallensoldiersontheirwaytothecoro-nersofficeinToronto.ItsdedicationwaspassedunanimouslybytheOn-tariogovernmentonAug.242007.BritishColumbiaSas-katchewanNewBruns-wickManitobaandNovaScotiahavesincefollowedsuitmarkingtheirownsectionsofHwy.1astheHighwayofHeroes.ThoughAlbertahasnottheprov-incehasdedicatedHwy.36astheVeteransMemorialHighway.TheNWTwillbethefirstNorthernjurisdictiontohaveitsownhighwaydes-ignation.ThoughitwontbeconnectedtotheTransCanadaitwillbeontheNWTsownHwy.1.InoticedthatalltheseotherprovincesweredoingHighwayofHeroesandIthoughtwhyshouldntwedoitCurriesaidnotingthatherequestedHwy.1notjustbecauseofthenationalsignificancebutbecauseitgetsthemosttraffic.CurrieintendstheNWThighwaytohonourallveterans.ItsnotjustfortheCa-nadianForcesthatwerelostinAfghanistanbutwouldhonourallourfallenvetsrightfromtheBoerWarin1896hesaid.Iwouldliketoseeitpersonallydedi-catedtosomeofourWorldWarIIvetsthatcamefromFortSmith.Theresonlyacouplestillleft.TransportationMinisterDavidRamsaysaidtheroaddesignationisanationally-recognizedwayofacknowl-edgingmenandwomenwhohavegiventheirlivestoprotectingtheircountryandcommunities.Travellersarebeinggiventheopportunitytoconsiderandreflectuponthesacrificeofthosewhohavegiventheirlivesintheperformanceoftheirdutyhesaidinapressrelease.Itisaworthyno-tiontoprovidethisperma-nentmemorialtowhattheirfamilieshavelostsothatwecangain.Asignunveilingcere-monytomarkthedesig-nationwillbeheldontheFridayofRemembranceDayweekendat200p.m.nearkilometre83ofHwy.1inEnterprisewithrepre-sentativesoftheterritorialgovernmentRCMPCa-nadianArmedForcesandcommunityredepartmentsinattendance.Curriesaidhewillbeat-tendingtheeventwithhisfamilyalongwithmem-bersoftheFortSmithredepartment.TheresthatfamousquoteThosewhoforgethistoryaredoomedtorepeatit...Whenyouhavesomethingthatpeopletraveleverydayitjustbringsitmoretotheforefrontthattherearepeopleouttherewhohavesacricedalot.M-Cpl.retiredPaulCurrieM-Cpl.retiredPaulCurrieishappytoseehisproposaltodesignateNWTsHwy.1astheHighwayofHeroesadopted.FilephotoTheFortSmithVolunteerFireDepartmentwishestothankallthebusinessesorganizationsandindividualsandalsoallthosewhosogenerouslydonatedtotheevent.ThankyouWestlySteedFireChiefTheFortSmithVolunteerFireDepartment 11TuesdayOctober292013TheFortSmithDistrictEducationAuthorityTheAnnualGeneralMeetingisscheduledforThursdayNovember212013at630p.m.Room113atJBTChangesorcancellationswillbepostedatJBTinwriting72hourspriortothemeetingatP.O.Box131orbyfax867872-2448Thepubliciswelcometoattend.RegularDEAmeetingshadpreviouslybeenstatedasstartingat700p.m.Weapologizeforthisinconvenience.AuditshowssafetyconcernsatFredHennebeachGrouprequestslifeguardsatLongLakeBeachafterdrowningWESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.HeydudeThenamesPaul.ThehandsomedevilyouseeinthisphotoCestmoiNoPhotoshoppingrequired.Ireallyamthatdebonnaire.Allthegirlcatsthinkso.Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.ByMARIACHURCHTheFredHenneTerritorialParkbeachinYellowknifewillbeseeingseveralup-gradesnextswimmingsea-sonafterathird-partyauditreportreleasedlastweekre-vealedsafetyconcerns.TheauditwasconductedbytheLifesavingSocietyofAlbertaandNorthwestTerritoriesinJulyatthere-questoftheGNWTdepart-mentofIndustryTourismandInvestmentfollowingthedrowningof7year-oldLoduneShelley.TherewasayoungboywhodrownedsothatswherealotofthisspurredoffAlaynaWardcommunica-tionsmanagerwithITItoldTheJournal.Theaudithighlightsfourpriorityrecommenda-tionswhichWardsaidwillbeimplementedbysummernextyear.Thechangeswillincluderegularbacterio-logicalwatersamplesoftheswimareaduringtheseasonreadilyavailablelifesavingequipmentsignageidentify-inghazardsrulesandproce-duresandemergencyphonenumbersatpublicphoneslo-catedonthebeach.WedoknowforsurethatwewillbeputtingthosefourHealthWellnessPublicSafetypriorityrecommendationsinplaceatminimumWardsaid.Theother27second-aryrecommendationsmadeinthereport-includingde-velopmentofasafetyandemergencyplanadjust-mentstothecurrentbuoysandrestrictingthesizeoftheswimmingarea-willbediscussedinthenextfewmonths.Abigelementofwhatcameoutofthisreportistheimportanceofeveryonebeingsafeinthewaterbeingawareoftherules.Weareessentiallyjusttakingstepstomakethebeachsaferandwewilldothat.ItsgoingtobeagoodresultfromthisreportWardsaid.KeepingswimmerssafeisthenumberonegoaloftheLifesavingSociety-ana-tionalvolunteerorganizationandregisteredcharity-andbeachauditsarearegularpartofhowthesocietymeetsthatgoalsaidKellyCarterstandardsandsafetymanagerwiththesociety.ThesesafetyauditsreallyareimportantbecausetheyhelpidentifysafetyconcernsandwaystoimproveaquaticenvironmentsCartersaid.TheauditteamspenttwodaysattheFredHenneTer-ritorialParktocarryouttheonsiteinspectionwhichin-cludedwalkingthebeachswimminginthewaterandtakingaboatouttoapproachtheswimmingareafromdif-ferentangles.Anotheraspectoftheauditwasdonethroughinterviewswiththecampgroundcon-tractorsITIofficialsCityofYellowknifeofcialsandresidents.Ingeneralthecitizenshaveconcernforsafetyatthebeachandtheywanttodotheirpart.TheywereveryforthcomingwithprovidinginformationtothesocietysowecouldgatherwhattheyseeatthebeachCartersaid.Wewerethereforatwo-dayassessmentandthecitizensaretheonesthatarethereeveryday.LifeguardsunderconsiderationAgroupcallingthemselvestheLifeguardsforLoduneBeachWalkersmetwiththeLegislativeAssemblyinYel-lowknifelastweektorequestareinstatementofthelifeguardprogramattheparksLongLakebeach.ITIMinisterDaveRam-saytoldthegroupthatifitwillimprovewatersafetythebeachwillhavelifeguardsnextsummer.Thoughtheauditrecom-mendationsdonotincludereferencetolifeguardsITIhasrequestedtheLifesavingSocietyperformafeasibilitystudythatwouldidentifyprosandconsofputtingalifeguardinplace.Thebiggestthingwithlifeguardsisoftenitgivesthepublicthissenseofprotec-tionthatmightnotbethereCartersaid.Lifeguardsdoprovidesurveillanceandrescuere-sponsebutthereneedtobeothersafetymeasuresinplacebeforeitcomestothatsuchassignageandwatersafetyeducationhesaid.SomeoftheconsthatgowithputtinglifeguardsthereisyoumaystillseeparentsthatdropchildrenoffandfeelthatbecausethereisalifeguardtheretheydontneedtostayandsupervisetheirchildrenandthatsfalseCartersaid.Thelifeguardfeasibilitystudyisstillintheearlystagesofdiscussionandconsultationandwilllikelyseerecommen-dationsbyearly2014.TheHayRiverTerritorialParkbeachalsounderwentanauditbytheLifesavingSocietythissummer.Areportwithrec-ommendationsisexpectedtobereleasedinlateNovember.BothHayRiverandFredHennearelocatedwithinmunicipalboundariesandinaterritorialparksothatswhythosetwowerechosenWardsaid.Nootherbeachesarescheduledforauditingatthistime.EnvironmentWasteReductionByMARIACHURCHTrashyhabitscametolightatacommunitydiscussionintheFortSmithlibrarylastweek-thegarbagevarietyoftrashthatis.ResidentsattendedTrashTalksaneventheldbyEcologyNorthforthethirdannualNWTWasteReduc-tionWeek.TrashtalkwelcomedforWasteReductionWeekAround15peoplecrowdedintothebasementoftheMaryKaeserLibrarytowatchascreeningoftheaward-winningenvironmentaldocumentaryTrashedandparticipateinalivelyalbeittrashydiscussion.SimilareventswereheldinHayRiverandYellowknifeallofwhichweredesignedtosparkdis-cussionaboutwasteman-agementintheNWT.Alotoftheissueisget-tingpeopletothinkaboutwasteinadifferentwaysaidKimRapatieventor-ganizerandEcologyNorthmanagerinHayRiver.In-steadofjustthrowingthingsintothegarbageandhavingitdisappearitsunderstand-ingthecyclehowitsmadewhereitcomesfromwhereitendsupandhowthataf-fectsus.CurrentlytheGNWThasseveralrecyclingprogramsbutnowastereductionstrat-egyshesaid.DiepDuongmanagerofwastereductionandman-agementforthedepartmentofEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesENRexplainedthatasweepingWasteRe-sourceManagementStrategyisintheworksbutisstillafewyearsoff.ItsgoingtobeabroadlookathowwedealwithwasteingeneralintheNWTaswellaslookingatourprioritiesforwhatsortofwasteaversionpro-gramswewanttoimplementintheNorthDuongsaidaddingthatpublicconsul-tationswouldstartinthenextyearortwosincethedepartmentiscurrentlyfo-cusedonotherinitiatives.Whilegovernmentinvolve-mentiscrucialtochangeintheNWTRapatisaidpeo-plesperceptionsoftrashneedtochangeaswell.Peoplewhogrewupheretheyarenotreallyusedtorecyclingordontthinkaboutitasmuchaspeoplewhogrewupinotherplacesthathavelotsofrecyclinginplace.Soitsamindsettogetintoshesaid.Peoplewhogrewupheretheyarenotreallyusedtorecyclingordontthinkaboutitasmuchaspeoplewhogrewupinotherplacesthathavelotsofrecyclinginplace.Soitsamindsettogetinto.KimRapatiEcologyNorthTheFredHenneTerritorialParkbeachwillseesafetyimprovementsbynextsummer.PhotoLifesavingSociety. 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PoliticsMunicipalElectionEducationStudentSuccess14TuesdayOctober292013ByMARIACHURCHAnewactionplanlaunchedbyNorthlandSchoolDivisioninnorthernAlbertafocus-ingonFirstNationsMtisandInuitFNMIneedshaseducatorshopefulthatcul-tureandcommunitywillimprovedivision-widestu-dentsuccess.WehavetomeettheneedsofthestudentsrstandourstudentsareMtisandFirstNationDeloresPruden-Bar-rieNorthlandsdirectorofFNMIeducationsaidinaninterviewwithTheJournal.Pruden-BarrieledthedraftingofthedivisionwideFNMIActionPlanandsaiditsacrucialandhistoricmo-mentfortheschooldivision.Itsteachingbeyondthefourwallsofourschoolsshesaid.Thisiswhatwefeelisaveryimportantroleandneedforourstudentstoimprovesuccesslearningintheiren-vironmentandlearningaboutthewell-beingandconnect-ednessofthecommunity.ByMARIACHURCHWard2votersintheRe-gionalMunicipalityofWoodBuffalohaveelectedforanewdirection.OfcialelectionresultsshowJuliaCardinalandJohnChadioustedtheincumbentsdur-ingvotingonOct.21andwillnowbeservingascouncillorsforthecommunitiesofFortChipewyanFortMcKayandFitzgeraldAlta.VotingtookplaceMon-dayandsawCardinalgarner23.7percentofthevotewith130ballots.Chadigarnered21.7percentwith119votes.In-cumbentsDavidBlairandLloydSonnyFlettre-ceived18.4percentwith101and19.7percentwith108respectively.EdithFraserreceived16.4percentwith90votes.Atotalof548ballotswerecastinWard2thelargestwardinRMWBintermsoflandmass.BlakebackinofceMayorMelissaBlakewillbeleadingthemunicipalityforafourthtermafterresultsshowadecidedvictoryoverothercandidates.Blakereceived60.3percentofthevotewhilerunner-upGeneOuellettereceived30percentandJimRogersreceived9.8percent.Fourelectionsinarowisprettyastoundingac-tually.Ifeelgreataboutbeingselectedbythecom-munityagainBlaketoldTheJournal.WhileshewashesitanttolabelitalandslideBlakead-mitteditwasarespectableportionofthevote.InanearlierinterviewBlakeexplainedthatthiswasthefirsttimesheranformayorbasedonhermomentuminsteadofchallenges.Thisiskindofinterest-ing.ItsthersttermIcansaythatImdoingbecauseIreallywanttoBlakesaid.Anytermbeforeitwasmoreaboutovercomingthechallengesthatwehad.Nowwerejustembarkingonareallybrilliantpathfor-wardwhenitcomestotheopportunitieshereandourcapabilityofcapitalizingonthem.MovingforwardBlakesaidthecouncilwillcon-tinuetofocusondevelopingthelandsurroundingFortMcMurraymadeavail-ablefollowingamilestoneagreementwiththepro-vincialgovernmentearlierthisyear.Intheruralcommuni-tiesBlakesaidfocuswillbedirectedtowardsqual-ityoflifeprojectssuchasconstructionoftheArchieSimpsonAquaticCentreinFortChipewyan.VoterturnoutdropsDespiteanextensiveadvertisingcampaignlaunchedintheleaduptotheelectiontotargetvoterapathyvoterturnoutthisyearwaslowerthanthepreviousmunicipalelec-tionin2010.Accordingtoapressre-leasefromthemunicipalityapproximately20percentofeligiblevoterscastballotsintheelectionor11815ofapossible60000.Voterturnoutin2010was21percentor10750of52000eligiblevoters.NewfaceselectedtoWard2inRMofWoodBuffaloMayorMelissaBlaketoremaininofceforafourthtermNorthlandadoptsAboriginal-focusedactionplanNorthlandserves24schoolsinnorthernAlbertaandofthe2400students90to95percentareofFirstNationsMtisorInuitbackground.Foryearsthedivisionhasbeenunderpressuretoaddressstudentsuccesswithachievementexamre-sultsconsistentlyplacingthemajorityofschoolsbelowthenationalandprovincialaverage.In2010AlbertaEduca-tiondraftedanInquiryTeamReportfortheschooldivisionwhichsuggestedstrengthen-ingAboriginallanguageandcontentinNorthlandsschools.NorthlandscommitteeofschooladministratorsAb-originallanguageinstructorsandadvisoryboardmembersledbyPruden-BarriedrewonrecommendationsfromthereporttocreatetheFNMIActionPlan.TheplanwasapprovedbytheschoolboardinSeptemberandwillseeimplementationoveranumberofyearssaidDonnaBarrettsuperinten-dentofNorthland.ThisissomethingthatisgoingtohappenovertimeBarrettsaid.Wellseegrowthbutthisisnotsomethingthatisgoingtobestartedandthendone.Itwillbeongoingasweredesigntheeducationalsystemtomeettheneedsofourstudents.TheFMNIactionplanputsintowritingmanyAboriginalcontentandprogrammingini-tiativesthatNorthlandschoolsarealreadyimplementingsuchasbasketweavingpro-gramsandculturalcamps.Whatwearetryingtodonowisgofurtherwiththatbroadenthebaseofinitiativessothatmorethingsarehap-peningacrossthecurriculuminallofourschools.SoitskindofbuildingonthatBarrettsaid.ShesaidthatculturalcontentmustbeintroducedaroundthestandardizedAl-bertacurriculumthatallpro-vincialschoolsadhereto.Forexamplestudentsmustdonovelstudiesbuthaveex-ibilityastowhichbooksareselected.TheFMNIActionPlanwouldseeAboriginalauthorsorstoriestaughttostudents.Anotheraspectoftheac-tionplancallsforanincreaseincommunityengagementthroughuseofgatheringsnewslettersandsocialmedia.Northlandservesstu-dentsincommunitiesthatarespreadoutthroughtheNorthandtherearedifferentperspectivesineachcommu-nityaboutlanguageandcul-tureandsopartofthecom-munityengagementprocesswhenyouaredesigningcur-riculumthatisresponsivetothelocalcontextyouneedtoengagethecommunityinthatBarrettsaid.Northlandrecentlyhirednearly20educatorsgraduatedfromtheAboriginalTeachersEducationProgramATEPwhowillbereturningtotheirhomecommunitiestoteach.Thelocalteachingforcewillideallyprovideguidancetocurrentstaffincommunityengagement.AsaMtiswomanPruden-Barriesaidanimportantas-pectofherowneducationwastappingintohercultureandshewouldliketoseethesameforallstudentsinNorthland.Thisprojectisveryveryimportanttomeshesaid.Everyoneshouldhaveowner-shipintheirowncommunityandhaveasenseofbelonging.AcontrolzonepreventingcontactbetweendiseasedandhealthybisonliessouthoftheMackenzieRivertotheAlbertaborderandbetweenTroutRiverandBuffaloRiver.Allbisoninthisareaarepresumedtobediseasecarriersandmustberemovedfortesting.IfyouseebisoninthecontrolzonepleasecontactyournearestEnvironmentandNaturalResourceOfcerorcall1-866-629-6438.Formoreinformationvisitwww.enr.gov.nt.caPhotoNorthlandSchoolDivisionDeloresPruden-BarrieleadstheFMNIactionplancommittee. ArtsCultureBooksEducationTraditionalKnowledge15TuesdayOctober292013ByMEAGANWOHLBERGInstructorsandstudentsattheAthabascaDeltaCom-munitySchoolADCSinFortChipewyanrecentlysaidgoodbyetooneofthekeycontributorstoitsburgeoningculturalstudiescurriculum.ElderLouisLadouceurwhopassedawayearlierthismonthfromabriefbattlewithcancerwasinstrumentalinbringingtraditionalknowledgeintotheschoolandthestudentsoutontothelandaccordingtoADCSprincipalMichaelFlieger.Louiswasverypassionateaboutteachingstudentsaboutlocalcultureandculturallanduse.Hemadehimselfavail-abletouswheneverweaskedwhetheritwastoshowthechildrenhowtocleanashorjusttohaveaconversa-tionortellstudentshistalesoftrappingandlivingoffthelandFliegersaid.LadouceurworkedwiththestaffandstudentsofADCSoverthepastyearastheschooldevelopeditsnewapproachtoexperientialandculturallearn-ingworkingcloselywiththeOilSandsLeadershipInitiativeOSLIandtheExperientialLearningWorkingGrouptoinstructteachersonincorpo-ratingtraditionalknowledgeintotheclassroom.ThroughmyparticipationwithOSLIIhadtheabilitytotravelwithLouistomeet-ingsandothertrainingandIcansaythatwhereverwetraveledLouiswasregardedasawisemanonewithgreatintegrityandpassionFliegersaid.MostrecentlyLouisandItraveledwithagrouptotheYukonwhereLouiswascelebratedforhisban-nockmakingskills.FliegersaidLadouceurhadanaturalabilitytoworkwithothersandthoughhewasnotateacherbytrain-ingwasgiftednonetheless.SharonShadowtheFirstNationsculturalinclusioncon-sultantwiththeYukondepart-mentofEducationexpressedherappreciationofLadouceuruponhearingofhispassing.ItwassuchapleasuretomeetLouis.IrememberhisstoryoffallingthroughtheiceandhiswilltosurvivetoreturntohisfamilyShadowwroteinanemail.ItisThanksgiv-ingandthiswasthetimetheCreatorchoseforhimsowedogivethanksforhislifeandforhisteachingsandfriendship.Althoughtheywerehereforashorttimeitfeltliketheywerealwaysapartofourbeing.ThestudentsandstaffatADCSplantopreserveLadou-ceursmemoryinaspacebeingdevelopedattheschoolwhereeldersfromthecommunitywillbehonouredthroughphoto-graphsandwordsofwisdom.FortChipschoolsaysgoodbyetoLadouceurCOLINANTONYMARIEFeb.61961-Oct.152013TheMariefamilyareextremelygratefultoeveryonewhosentcardsfoodandexpressedkindwordsofcondolencesandcomfort.Specialthank-youtothedoctorsandnursesofFSHCSRFNMtisAssociationGNWTPublicWorksMercurySignsandallthosewhojoinedusinColinsfarewell.LovethepeopleGodgaveyoubecauseHeisgoingtoneedthembacksomeday.THEMARIEFAMILYByMARIACHURCHArtworkbystudentsinFortChipewyanhasbeenpublishedinachildrensbookwrittenaboutthecom-munitybycelebratedauthorRichardVanCampandil-lustratorGeorgeLittlechild.TitledOurstorieshelptheNorthernLightsDancethebookisaboutthecom-munitysconnectiontotheNorthernLightsthroughnicknames.Thestoryhon-oursthreecommunityel-dersfromFortChipandFortMcKayCharlieVoyageurElizabethLacordeandFredJumboFraser.VanCamporiginallyfromFortSmithandLittlechildfromComoxBCmadethetriptoFortChipinMaytomeetwitheldersandstu-dentsandgeneratecontentforthebook.IwasbornandraisedinFortSmithandIvebeencollectingstoriesfromel-dersforthepast20yearssothiswasmychanceto-nallysitdownandlistenandlearnfromtheeldersofFortMcKayandFortChipewyanVanCamptoldTheJournalinanemail.MichaelFliegerprincipalofAthabascaDeltaCommu-nitySchoolADCSsaidthebookistheresultofaFortChipstudentartworkpublishedinchildrensbookcommunityengagementproj-ectwithImperialOilwhichfundedtheentireprocess.StudentsatADCSwereoriginallyaskedbyprojectorganizerstoprovideonlyinspirationforthebooksartworkbutthepublishedversionactuallyincludessomeofthedrawingscreatedbythestudentsFliegersaid.Someofthestudentartdidmakeitintothebookaspartofthebackgroundhesaid.Theywereproudtoseethebookandprettymuchoverwhelmed.Itsaprofes-sionalbooksotheywereprettyimpressed.PhotosMichaelFliegerAcopyofthepublishedbookalongwithGeorgeLittlechildselderportraitswillbekeptatADCS.ImperialOilsponsoredabooklaunchattheschoollastweekthatincludedadinnerforstudentsandcommunitymembers-a9000affairFliegerdisclosed.Hesaidwhileoilcompa-niesfrequentlysupporttheschoolinotherwaysitsuncommonforthemtoin-volvestudentsinaprojectofthissize.Itsveryraretheyworkalongsideuslikethishesaid.Itwastheirideaanditwasntpushedonus.TheysaidHeysomeonecameupwithanideawouldyouliketoparticipateandwesaidsure.ThebooklaunchdoubledasADCSmonthlyliteracyeventpartofaschool-wideinitiativefocusedonin-creasingstudentliteracyoftenthroughaccesstobooks.ImperialOilpresentedtheschoolwithmorethan370copiesofthepublishedbookaswellasframedcop-iesofthestudentsartworkandLittlechildsportraitsofthethreeelders.AcopyofthebookwillbekeptattheFortChipewyanBicentennialMuseumwhiletheremainingcopieswillbedistributedthroughoutthecommunity.PhotoIreneFlettRedwoodYouthwatchaselderLouisLadouceurletsash. 16TuesdayOctober292013WeRememberIfyebreakfaithwithuswhodieWeshallnotsleepthoughpoppiesgrowInFlandersfields.willbepublishingourRemembranceDayspecialsectiononNovember122013.Weinviteyoutorememberthosewhosacrificedthemselvesforourfreedom.adsnorj.ca867872-3000ext.15PhotosLynnBuckleyMariaChurchandPaulBannisterHAPPYHALLOWEENHAPPYHALLOWEEN