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7TuesdayJanuary212014FAMILYLITERACYDAYFortSmithJANUARY278-9a.m.JBTwillhostapancakebreakfastforitsschoolfamilies.9a.m.-12p.m.Multi-agegroupingswillvisitstationsonliteracynumeracyandsocialresponsibility.Parentsareencouragedtojointheirstudents.Schoolwillbedismissedat12p.m.FortSmithJANUARY27TakeabreakfromexamswiththeFamilyLiteracyQuizWorktogetherasafamilytowinprizesFamiliescanenteronlinee-mailwillbesentthroughPWKmailinglistorthroughthePWKoffice.Havefunreadinggooglingandlearningasyoufindtheanswers.ContactyourlocalSSDECschoolformoreinformationKatlodeecheFirstNationJANUARY27230-330p.m.FifteenMinutesofFunShortactivitiesforstudentstoenjoy.330-400p.mThewholeschoolwillcometogetherforaspecialtreat.FamilieswelcomeFortResolutionJANUARY27130-300p.m.Deninuwillbeengagingstudentsin15minuteactivitiesincludingascavengerhuntstorytellingbyeldersartsandcraftsgamesandmore.Studentsareaskedtobringonevegetableeachtomakeacommunalsouptoshareattheendoftheday.LutselKeJANUARY27JoinLutselKeDeneSchoolforafamilyluncheonofstewandbannockAfterlunchallareinvitedforaBigBookreadingbyoneofthecommunitymembersthenstudentswillreadtheirfavouritebooksaloudtoafamilymemberorpersonoftheirchoice.HayRiverJANUARY30830-9AMParentsareinvitedtocometoHarryCamsellsgymtoparticipateinthefamilyreadingsessionbeforeclassbegins.Afterreadingstudentswillheadbacktoclassforamuffinfruitanddrinkwithclassmates.HayRiverJANUARY248-9AMAnnualFamilyDayLiteracyBreakfastStudentsandparentswillbeprovidedawarmbreakfastFrenchtoastandsausagesandreadtogether.HayRiverFEBRUARY20115-320p.m.Thisyearsfocusisonmathliteracy.Membersofthecommunityarewelcometoattend.Studentswillcompeteinteamsoffourwhowillmodelafamilygrandparentparentandchildren.Prizeswillbeawardedtotheteamswiththemostpoints.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGItstooearlytotellwhetherornotthedepartmentofFi-nancewillberevisingitspro-posalonhowmuchpost-de-volutionresourcerevenuestofunnelintotheNWTsHeri-tageFundbutifthemajor-ityoflastyearsbudgetdia-logueparticipantshavetheirwayitshouldbemorethan5percent.Thenalreportsummariz-ingfeedbackreceivedatlastfallsregionalbudgetconsul-tationmeetingscameoutlastweekindicatingthatwhilesomeindividualsinNormanWellsandHayRiversaidtheyagreedwiththedepartmentsproposaltoput5percentofresourcerevenuesgarneredafterdevolutionintothefundthemajorityofresidentswanttoseemoresavedforfuturegenerations.FinanceMinisterMichaelMiltenbergersaidthedocu-mentisnowunderdiscussionatthegovernmentsPrioritiesandPlanningcommitteelevelwhereMLAsaresimilarlyre-ectingarangeofopinions.Becausetheissueiscur-rentlyunderdiscussionMilt-enbergersaidhecouldnotgivespecicsonanynumbersbutsaidthecommitteeiswork-ingtondcommonground.Werehopingforsomeresolutiontotheprocessandtohavesomeofthespecicsherebyearlynextweeksowecannalizethingsbecausewereonlyabout20-somedaysawayMiltenbergersaidlastThursday.MLAsrepresentallthoseconstitu-enciesacrossthelandwheredivergentopinionexistssoweareworkingtocometoaconsensus.Around80participantsandsomeother20writtensubmissionsmadetothede-partmentwereincludedinthebudgetdialoguereportwhichshowedthemajorityofpeopleinInuvikYellow-knifeFortSmithandyouthinNormanWellswanttoseeanywherebetween10to100percentofresourcerevenuesputintotheHeritageFund.SomethoughtthattheHeritageFundistheonlytruewaytoensureintergen-erationalequitybyputtingawaythemoneyfromaniterevenuesourceforwhenthatrevenuesourceisnolongerpresent.OthersnotedthatonlybycommittingasmuchaspossiblenowcantheFundreachapointwherethein-comegeneratedcanbeuse-fulstatesthereport.Thoughtherewasadiver-genceinopinionsonthefundthereportnotedthatnearlyeveryonewasinagreementwiththeGNWTsproposaltokeepresourcerevenuesseparatefromspendingonprogramsandserviceswithmanyinfavourofusingsomeofthoserevenuestobuildlegacyinfrastructurewhichwouldalsobenetfu-turegenerations.TheNWTsresourcereve-nuemanagementplanwillbedecideduponinwinterses-sionbeginninginFebruary.CommitteehashingoutresourcerevenuespendingplanMajorityofbudgetdialogueparticipantswantmoreforHeritageFundPoliticsFinance