Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Page 20
Page 21
Page 22
Page 23
Page 24
FortSmithplaguedbyoutofcontrolwildreAwildreinWoodBuffaloNationparkputtheTownofFortSmithonhighalertlastweekwhilerecrewsbattledtheblaze.Seepage2.AboriginalDaymarkedacrosstheNorthResidentsthroughouttheNorthwereoutandaboutlastweek-endcelebratingAboriginalDaywithgamesfoodandculturalactivities.Seepage22-23.TreatyPowerThepeopleofDenendehcametogethertocelebrate115yearsofTreaty8.Seepage13.MikisewCreere-electSteveCourtoreilleaschiefIncumbentChiefSteveCour-toreillewilltakeonanothertermasleaderoftheMiki-sewCreeFirstNationinFortChipewyan.Seepage3.Visitwww.norj.caAnationalawardwinningindependentnewspaperservingnorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince1977June242014Vol.38No.81.00ByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheYellowknivesDeneFirstNationYKDFNhasanotherbeeftoaddtoitsgrowinglistofissueswiththefederalandterritorialgovernmentsfollowingcomplaintsbymembersthatnetsusedtoharvestfishintheYellowknifeRiverhavebeenconfiscatedbyofficials.YKDFNChiefEdwardSangrisofDettahsaidhehasreceivednumerouscallsfrommembersoverthepastfewmonthscomplainingthatemployeeswiththefederaldepartmentofFisheriesandOceansDFOremovedtheirshingnetsfromthewaterFishnetsseizedfromYellowknivesDeneChiefsaysregulationsareviolatingtreatyrightsMarlenePoitrasbeltsitoutforathirdplacenishinlastWednesdaynightstalentshowheldindowntownFortSmithinconjunctionwiththe44thDeneNationalAssembly.HundredsofdelegatesfromacrosstheNWTandnorthernAlbertaattendedthemeetingsandaccompanyingculturalcelebrations.Seepage12.becausetheywerenotprop-erlylabelled.AccordingtoSangrisDFOofficialsrecentlytoldtheFirstNationthatthoseharvestingfisharenowrequiredtotagtheirnetswithpersonalidentification-anameandnumber-forthefirsttimeinYKDFNhistory.Theyneverusedtodothatbefore.UpuntilthiswinterweneverhadanyproblemswithDFOseiz-ingournetswithina15-mileradiusofYellowknifebecausetheyautomaticallyknowthatthosenetsbelongtotheYellowknivesDeneSangristoldTheJournal.Butlatelytheyreseizingournets.Thechiefsaideldersinpar-ticularhaveexpressedseriousconcernoverthechangeinenforcement.Eversincetheycanre-membertheynevereverhadtoputanynumbersoranynamesontheirnetssowhystartnowSan-grissaid.Itsatreatyrightbeingbroughtdownfromgenerationtogenerationandnowwhatishappen-ingisthepeoplearetry-ingtochangeusthewaywelivehowweprovideforourselvesandhowwedothingshowweputfoodonthetable.Ifyoustartseizingnetsyouhavetostartbuyingusfoodhesaid.GeraldFillatrethedetach-mentsupervisorforDFOinYellowknifesaidregula-tionsformarkingshnetshavebeeninplacesincethe1970sbutarecentincreaseinstaffhasuppedthefocusonpatrolling.WhilehecouldntspeaktospeciclesFillatresaidtherearemultiplegroupsabletoshusingnetsintheYel-lowknifeareaincludingAb-originalnon-Aboriginalandcommercialshers.UnmarkednetsmaybeownedbyAb-originalshersbutcouldalsobeillegalcommercialnetsinareaswhereonlyAboriginalgroupsareallowedtoharvestforinstancehesaid.MypointofviewisthatAboriginalrightsareactuallybeingprotectedbypullingthesenetshesaid.Theycouldpotentiallybeillegalbutwithouttheidenticationwecantknow.Fillatresaidhisrstprior-ityistoeducatethepublicandencouragedanyonewithquestionstocontactthelocalDFOofce.Idrathertalktothemoverthephoneorinpersonattheofcethanoutintheeldwhentheyhavepotentiallydonesomethinghesaid.SeeTreatyonpage3PhotoMeaganWohlbergDeneleadersdoubtBCpipelinewillbebuiltDeneleadersintheNorthsaywidespreadFirstNationsoppositiontotheNorthernGatewaypipelinewillhaltitsconstruction.Seepage7. EnvironmentWildre2TuesdayJune242014NEWSBRIEFSAklavikrescueteamscontinuesearchfortwomissingmalesSearchandrescueteamsarestillonthelookoutfortwomalesfromAklavikwhohavebeenmissingsinceJune17.AngusEdwards30andWalterMalegana63werelastseenleavingAklavikina16-footblueLundsh-ingboattravelingtowardsInuvik.SincebeingreportedoverduebyafriendteamsoflocalsearchandrescuevolunteersincludingmembersoftheRCMPandCana-dianCoastGuardAuxiliaryfromAklavikhavebeenpatrollingthedelta.Emergencyteamshavealsobeenputtogethertondthemusingboatsandaircraft.ThemenreportedlyleftAklavikwithlimitedprovisionsbutbothhaveexperienceontheland.TuktoyaktukmandeadafterskippingsnowmobileacrossicewaterA23year-oldmaleisdeadafterdrowningasaresultofasnowmobileaccident.BeforehisaccidenttheTuk-toyaktukmanwasseenskippinghissnowmobileacrossiceandwater.Themanwasunabletohoptheedgeofasolidicesheetwhichresultedinthesinkingofhimselfandhisvehicle.LocalRCMPmemberstheredepartmentsearchandrescueandlocalvolunteersaidedintherecoveryofthebodywhichwassubmergedforabout20minutesbeforebeinglocated.Themanwastakentothehealthcentrewhereeffortstorevivehimwereunsuccessful.Foulplayisnotsuspectedbutitisbelievedthatalcoholplayedafactorintheaccident.YellowknifeRCMPlookingintoFrameLakeTrailsexualassaultAnongoinginvestigationintoasexualassaultthattookplaceonJune14hasrevealedthatthesuspectwasknowntothevictimbeforethecrime.TheassaultoccurredinYellowknifeclosetotheFrameLakeTrailwhereasmallgroupwasreportedlypartyinginthesamearea.Theas-saultwasreportedtopoliceonJune15.IfanyonehasanyinformationinrelationtothisinvestigationtheyareaskedtocontacttheYellowknifeRCMPat669-1111ortocontacttheCrimestoppersat1-800-222-TIPS.BreakfastforLearningcoversnearlyeveryschoolintheNWTandover1300000breakfastswereservedtothechildrenintheprogramintheNWTalone.Over53millionbreakfastswereservedlastyearacrossCanada.SpecialthankstoourplatinumsponsorKasteelKonstructionandourPreferredAirlineSponsorFirstAir.FormoreinformationonhowtogetinvolvedinthisworthwhileCharitycontactLarryatHUBInternationalat867873-6398.THANKYOUSPONSORSForyourwonderfulsupportinhelpingraiseover47000duringthe2014HUBInternationalCharityGolfTournamentfortheBreakfastforLearningProgram.PhotoMeaganWohlbergBillowingsmokeisseenfromtheSaltRiverdayuseareainWoodBuffaloNationalParkwhereroadblocksweresetuplastweekpreventingtrafcfromenteringthePineLakearea.FortSmithplaguedbyoutofcontrolwildreinWoodBuffaloPhotoKarenPalmerByMARIACHURCHTheTownofFortSmithisstillonalertfromawildrethatcontinuestoburnoutofcontrolinWoodBuffaloNationalPark.ThewildresparkedbylightningonJune14blazedthroughmorethan65000hectaressouthwestofFortSmithnearPineLakeovertheweekandcausedplumesofdarksmoketobillowoverthecommunity.DespitetheominoussmokeParksCanadaandtheTownofFortSmithassuredresi-dentsthecommunitywasinnoimminentdangerfromthewildre.Therearenoresintheim-mediateareathatmaycauseadangertothecommunitythetownpostedonlinelastWednesday.ParksCanadaspokesper-sonTimGauthierconrmedwithTheJournalWednesdayafternoonthattheredoesnotthreatenthecommunityofFortSmith.DespitestillclassiedasoutofcontrolParksCan-adamaintainedthereisnotathreattothetownintheirrereportpostedthemorningofMondayJune23.Asaprecautionthetownurgesresidentstokeeptheirvehicleslledupwithgasre-moveammabledebrisfromtheiryardscuttheirgrassandwatertheirlawns.Southerlywindscausedsig-nicantsmoketoblowintoFortSmithlastweekwhichpromptedasmokewarningfromParksCanada.SmokewasalsoexpectedinFortChipewyanfromotherresinAlberta.PineLakeretimelineAccordingtoGauthierParksCanadarespondedtothereimmediatelylastweekbycallinginairtankerstodropwaterandreretardantattheheadofthereaswellasthesouthernandeasternankstoslowitsgrowthinthosedirections.BylastMondayeveningtheregrewto10000hectareswhichcausedParksCanadatocloseoffthePineLakeac-cessroadonlyallowingthosewithcabinsintheareapasttoretrievebelongings.OnTuesdaymorningaParksCanadaincidentman-agementteamwascalledintoassistParksremanage-mentcrewtobattletheblazewhichwasoneofveburninginthepark.OnTuesdayeveningParksconductedaburnoutoperationtoreducefuelsourcesbetweenthereandkeyvaluesatriskintheareawhichincludePineLakeRecreationAreaandthePineLakeroad.Bymidweekthewildregrewto33300hectaresandreachedlastyearsburnarea25kmoutsideoftownwhichlimiteditsgrowthtothenorthdespitethesoutherlywindsaccordingtoGauthier.OnFridayahighvolumesprinklersystemwasde-ployedtothePineLakeareaasaprecautionarymeasuretokeepamesawayfromParksfacilitiesandprivatecabins.Therecrewcontinuedtobattletheblazeovertheweek-endspreadingmarginallytotheeast.Theformerburnareacontinuestohaltgrowthto-wardsthecommunity.FirebanforDehchoSouthSlaveandNorthSlaveWiththeNWTexpectedtoseehotanddryconditionsoverthenextseveraldaysthegovernmentannouncedarebanforterritorialparksanddayuseareasintheDehchoSouthSlaveandNorthSlave.Onlycampstovesenclosedbarbecuesandpropanereringswithindesignatedrepitsarepermitted.Therehavebeen72resintheNWTin2014asofMon-day56ofwhicharestillactiveincludingsevenoutofcontrolorbeingheld.ThePineLakerehasburnedthroughmorethan65000hectaresasofMondaymorning. 3TuesdayJune242014HAPPYABORIGINALDAYJUNE212014ConstituencyOffice5014-50thStreetP.O.Box1986YellowknifeNTX1A2P5Tel867-873-6995TollFree.1-800-661-0802Fax867-920-4233HouseofCommonsRoom239ConfederationBuildingOttawaONK1A0A6Tel613-992-4587TollFree1-866-992-4587Fax613-992-1586DennisBevingtonMPWesternArcticCelebratetherichhistoryandcultureofourFirstNationsInuitandMtisthisAboriginalDay.Emailbevindparl.gc.cawww.dennisbevington.comContinuedfrompage1.ForYKDFNthematterisjustoneamidagrowinglistofincidentswherebytheFirstNa-tionsaysitstreatyrightshavebeenviolated.YKDFNrecentlyreportedmembershavingtheirgunsormeatseizedbyofcerswiththeNWTdepartmentofEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesENRafterhunt-ingcaribou.MostrecentlyamemberandformerchiefwaschargedbyENRforharvestingwoodtoheathishomewithoutapermit.Itsbeenreallyridiculous.IdonthearofanyotherFirstNationsbeingbombardedwithallthesechargesallatonce.WeretheonlyonethatsbeingaffectedSangrissaid.Theyfeelliketheyrebeingheldprisonersintheirownhomeland...Theycan-notharvestwoodtheycan-notharvestcaribouandnowtheycannotharvestsh.Soitsnotaverygoodfeelingamongourmembersthatallthesethingsarehappeningtothem.UnderpressurefromtheDeneNationtheRCMPhasundertakenanongoingof-cialinvestigationintotheTreatyrightsviolatedchiefPoliticsFirstNationsconictbetweenGNWTof-cialsandYKDFN.AresolutionwaspassedunanimouslyatlastweeksDeneNationalAssemblyinFortSmithcallingonothermembersoftheDeneNationtocomeforwardwithfurtherevi-denceinregardstotheconductofterritorialandfederalofcerstohelptheRCMPdetermineiftheyareactingwithmaliceanddeservetobecharged.ItsnotgoingtobeonlyusitsgoingtogofurtherdownSangrissaid.AlltheotherFirstNationsarestart-ingtobeaffectedbecauseYellowknifestheheadquar-tersforthesepeopleandthatswheretheystart.Prettysoonoursmallcommunitiesaregoingtobehavingthesameexperiences.Weneedtosome-howstopthisbeforeitgetssnowballed.YellowknivesDeneFirstNationChiefEdwardSangrisad-dressesdelegatesatthe44thDeneNationalAssembly.PhotoMeaganWohlbergByMARIACHURCHSteveCourtoreilleisgoingintohissecondtermaschiefoftheMikisewCreeFirstNationafteravotelastFridaygavehimthevictory.UpagainstMatthewWhiteheadandAllanMer-crediCourtoreillewalkedawaywiththemajorityvote.ItisagoodfeelingknowthatthemembershipthatvotedformebelieveinmeandwantedmetocontinueCourtoreilletoldTheJour-nalonSunday.FournewcouncillorswilljoinCourtoreilleEdwardCourtoreilleDanMercrediRonaldCampbellandMarinaWhiteknife.CouncillorsBillyJoeTuccaroandTerryMartenwerere-electedtoroundoutthesixcouncilseats.Courtoreillesaidhelooksforwardtoworkingwithhisnewcouncilboththenewcouncillorswhowillneedtobebroughtuptospeedandthereturningcouncillorswhowillbringcontinuitytothetable.Ifeelveryconfidentwiththiscouncil.Theresalotofexperience.ItsmoreoftheoldermiddleagedMikisewCreere-electSteveCourtoreilleaschiefChiefpromisestobeginworkonnewschoolinFortChipewyanPoliticsFirstNationspeoplesoitllgiveusalotofstrengthandalotofstabilityintermsofmak-ingsurewearedoingtherightthingforthemember-shipinthefuture.TheelectionlastweektookplaceduringFortChipewy-ansannualTreatyDaysandMtisDaysacelebrationofthesigningofTreaty8andthecommunitysMtiscul-tureandhistory.ForthersttimethecelebrationswerehostedjointlybyallthreeofFortChipewyansAborigi-nalgroups.Itssounbelievablehowitturnedout.Everybodycom-mentedaboutthesuccessofitandtheywanttocontinueit.ChiefAdamAllanFredFra-serandIweregoingtoworktogetherCourtoreillesaid.AftertakingtheweekendtocelebrateTreatyDaysaswellashisvictorythechiefsaidheplanstodiverightintohisnewtermasleaderoftheMikisewCree.GoingforwardIdontliketositstill.Webuiltabrandnewelderscarefa-cilitythatwillbeinopera-tionsoonsonowwhatsonthehorizonisabrandnewschoolhesaid.CourtoreillesaidduringhisprevioustermaschiefhepushedtohavetheAthabascaDeltaCommunitySchoolrec-ognizedasthetoppriorityinAlbertaforrenovations.NowhewillbelookingtolaunchacommunityconsultationprocesswiththeAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationandMtisLocal125todiscussnextstepstobuildinganewschoolinFortChipewyan.Theschoolisbeyondre-pairssowearegoingtohavetoworkinpartnershiptoachievethebestschoolwecanget-exactlywhatwedidwiththeelderscarefacility-bygoingafterindustrydollarsforthecapitalprojecthesaid.Sincetheschoolfallsundertheprovinceseducationpur-viewtheprojectcanrelyonfederalandprovincialfundstorunonceitsoperationalCourtoreillesaid.Oncewehaveitgoingandknowingwhattheoperatingcostsaregoingtobewithacommitmentfromtheprovinceandthefedsandalsoindustrythatwantstobepartofitwewillbeabletomoveforwardandgivegreatopportunitiestoouryoungpeoplehesaid.PhotocourtesyofMikisewCreeItisagoodfeelingknowthatthemem-bershipthatvotedformebelieveinmeandwantedmetocontinue.ChiefSteveCourtoreilleMikisewCreeFirstNationSteveCourtoreillehasbeenre-electedchiefoftheMikisewCreeFirstNation. 4TuesdayJune242014FortSmithHayRiverWEATHERYellowknifeInuvikWeeklyNormsHighXCLowXCWeeklyNormsHighXCLowXCWeeklyNormsHighXCLowXCWeeklyNormsHighXCLowXCEDITORIALTheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.VisittheJournalonlineatwww.norj.caAnzacAtikamegBrownvaleCadotteLakeChardChatehColdLakeConklinDriftpileDufeldEdmontonEnildaEnochFortChipewyanFortMacKayFortMcMurrayFortVermilionFrogLakeGlenevisGoodshLakeGrandePrairieGrouardHighLevelHighPrairieHytheJohndOrPrairieAvailableinAlbertaatAklavikBehchokoColvilleLakeDelineEaglePlainsEkatiDiamondMinesEnterpriseFortGoodHopeFortLiardFortMcPhersonFortProvidenceFortResolutionFortSimpsonFortSmithGametiHayRiverInuvikJeanMarieRiverKakisaLutselKeNahanniButteNormanWellsTheNorthernJournalisavailableinthefollowingNWTcommunitiesPaulatukSachsHarbourTroutLakeTsiigehtchicTuktoyaktukTulitaUlukhaktokWekweetiWhatiWrigleyYellowknifeKehewinKinusoLacLaBicheManningMorinvillePeaceRiverRainbowLakeRedEarthCreekSaddleLakeSlaveLakeSt.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.................867-872-3000ext.26salesnorj.caAdministration................JeremyTurcotte867-872-3000ext.26adminnorj.caProductionGraphics.......SandraJaque867-872-3000ext.22sandranorj.caPaulBannister867-872-3000ext.27graphicsnorj.caAnnaSierra867-872-3000ext.20designnorj.caCertaintimesinhistoryrankasparticu-larlystressful.TheCubanmissilecrisisinOctober1962whentheUnionofSovietSocialistRepublicsandtheUnitedStatesclashedhead-onprobablysetthatbaratitshighestpointashumanitycameclosetoself-obliteration.Therearesomecurrentalarmingeventsthatrateprettyhigh.Cer-tainlythenastinessofBokoHaramIslamistmilitantstheoneswhokidnappedover200Nigerianschoolgirlsandcontinueareignofterroronlocalcommunitiesisonthelist.IfyouarearesidentofBaghdadwherevirulentSunnijihadextremistsarethreateningtooverrunthecityyoucouldbefeelingsomeangst.InCanadastaidandlow-keyaswetendtobeourworriesstemmainlyfromnaturaldisastersliketheoodwatchthatwasunderwayinsouthernAlbertalastweekaspeoplefearedarepeatofthecalamitythatwashedoverCalgaryandsurroundingcommunitiesinJune2013.Thereisablackcloudonthepoliti-calfronthoweveronetopayattentionto.TheapprovaloftheNorthernGate-waypipelinebythefederalgovernmentwillcertainlyhavestimulatedresolveinagrowingmovementconcernedovercli-matechangeandthenegativeimpactsoflarge-scaleindustrialization-onethatisgainingstrengthacrossthecountry.Thisso-calledmovementismorethanleft-wingnutsandtreehuggersaspeoplewiththeseconcernshavebeenbrandedinthepast.Whenthereareconcernsoverthewayagovernmentishandlingthingsinsocietyyouthareoftenthersttoreactenmasse.FromwhatweareseeingmanyyoungCanadianswhoareoldenoughtobeawareandconcernedarewaryofwhatisbeingdonetotheworldthattheywillsooninherit.SocialmediamagniesthoseNeeded-aplantobuildaneweconomyreactionssothisistakingplaceatafasterpaceandinamorepervasivewaythaninthepast.Agenerationalsplitisbeingcre-ated.Howthatwillmanifestisuncertain.AddtothatthegrowingsolidarityofAboriginalpeopleacrossCanadaandthecommonconcernamongthemthatdevelopmentistakingplacetoofastevenattoorecklessapace.Themovementisevolvingintoaforcetobereckonedwith-maybeeventhemajorityofCanadiancitizens.TheDavidSuzukicolumnonthenextpagelaysoutconcernsregardingthefederalgovernmentspositionapproachandtacticsinitsapprovaloftheNorthernGatewaypipelineaswellasthepaceofdevelopmentoftheAlbertaoilsands.Theoppositionisclearandunequivocal.Thefederalgovernmentinthemeantimeisadamantthatitisontherighttrackdoingwhatithastodotogrowtheeconomycre-atejobsandfosterwealth.InparticularthefederalgovernmenthasavestedinterestinstimulatingtheAlbertaeconomythecur-rentenginefortherestofthecountryaswellasbolsteringmajorcorporationswhichthegovernmentfeelsgivestheeconomysolidstructure.Thetwoperspectivesarediametricallyopposedonacollisioncourse.InCanadasuchthingsareresolvedsomewhatatleastthroughgeneralelec-tions.Thethreepartyfederalsystemof-ferstheprospectofsplitvotessuchthatthecountrysmajorityopinionmightnotbethewinningoneinanelection.Ofcoursepoliticalorganizersknowthatandworkittoadvantagetoensuretheircandidateisthevictor.Itishowthesystemworks.Infactitishowthecurrentgovernmentcametopower.Thosewholoseelectionsusuallygoawaylickingtheirwoundstostartthinkingaboutthenextelection.Thatmaynothappenthistime.Theelephantintheroomisoursoci-etysdependenceonafossilfuel-basedeconomy.Asclimatechangeandinparticularcostlysevereweatherwhichaffectseveryonealmostdailynowandisonourtelevisionscreensconstantlyincreasesinitsimpactmoreandmorepeoplearebecomingalarmed.Anygov-ernmentthatdoesnotrecognizeanddealwiththatasourcurrentfederalgovern-menthaschosentodoisfoolish.Peopleareconcernedworriedevenafraid.Theywantthingstobebacktothewaytheywere.Theywanttoseeaplanofactiontomakethathappen.Iftheydonttheyarerecruitsforthemovement.WhatkindofplanofactionisneededAstep-by-stepactionplantomovetoagreeneconomyistheobvioussolution-whereagreeneconomyisonethatdoesnotde-pendonfossilfuelscoaloilbitumenfromtheoilsandsandnaturalgas.Thatwouldinvolvethedevelopmentofalternateformsofenergyfromwindsolarthermalandbiomasswhichwouldinvolvetaxincen-tivesforcompaniestodevelopthoseliketheonescurrentlygiventothepetroleumindustryaswellasnancialincentivesforconsumerstobuyin.Manycountriesaredoingexactlythat.TheUnitedStatesis-ridingthewaveofnewsourcesofnaturalgasfromfrackingusingitasatransitionalfuelastheygetoffoilandcoalandmovetosolarwindandotheren-ergyforms.Ifthecurrentgovernmentdoesnotsoonjointhatbandwagonitslead-roleinOttawawillbeatrisk.Worseifthecur-rentgovernmentstayswithitsphilosophyandapproachandstillwinsthenextelec-tionthankstovotesplittingbetweenthethreepartiesinridingsCanadawillverylikelybecomeadividedunfriendlyevenhostileplace.BeerBashDressUp-TheNWTMiningHeritageSocietyre-enactsthearrivaloftherstbargeintoYellowknifewithitsannualBeerBargefundraiser.Asinthepastsixyearstheeventincludedadress-upcompetitiontoreectthosedayswonthisyearbyDonnaMacEachernthirdfromleftandMikeByrnesecondfromright.PhotoBillBraden 5TuesdayJune24201415YearsAgo...ParkredoublesinsizeoverweekendTheforestreinWoodBuffaloNationalParkhasmorethandoubledinsizesinceFriday.OnMondaymorningthelargestretheparkhasseeninmanyyearshadconsumedmorethan58000hectaresoffor-estswampandmeadowasitcontinuedtopushnorth-wardsfueledbystrongwinds.IssueJune22199920YearsAgo...NewWestChannelBandseekingmorefundingThechiefofthenewlyformedWestChannelDeneBandnearHayRiverhasrequestedthehelpofotherSouthSlavecommunitiestopetitionthegovern-mentformorelandandinfrastructurefundingforhiscommunity.ChiefLeonThomasofWestChan-neltoldthemeetingitsbeenanuphillbattleforthenewbandsincetheysplitfromtheHayRiverRe-serveoverveyearsago.IssueJune22199430YearsAgo...PioneerbishophonouredReligiousleadersacrossWesternCanadaaregath-eredinFortSmithtohonourapioneeroftheCatholicfaithwhosediocesespreadsacrossmorethanamillionsquaremilesofCanadasharshNorthlands.BishopPaulPichecelebrateshissilveranniversarytonightcom-memorating50yearsinthepriesthoodhalfofthemspentastheBishopoftheMackenzie.IssueJune211984ARCHIVESCOLUMNSWhiteGirlTheGiftPart1of3PipelineapprovalignoresdemocracyglobalwarmingByDAVIDSUZUKITherewaslittledoubtthefederalgovernmentwouldap-provetheEnbridgeNorthernGatewaypipelineprojectre-gardlessofpublicoppositionorevidencepresentedagainstit.Theprimeministerindi-catedhewantedthepipelinebuiltbeforetheJointReviewPanelhearingsevenbegan.Adcampaignsopponentsdemonizedasforeign-fundedradicalsguttedenvironmen-tallawsandnewpipelineandtankerregulationsdesignedinparttomollifytheBCgov-ernmentmadethefederalpo-sitionevenmoreclear.Canadianresourcepolicyisbecomingincreasinglydi-vorcedfromdemocracy.Twoinfamousomnibusbillsevis-ceratedhard-wonlegislationprotectingCanadaswaterandwaterwaysandeasedobstaclesforthejointreviewprocesswhichrecommendedapprovalofthe7.9-billionprojectsub-jectto209conditions.Thegovernmenthasnowagreedtothatrecommendation.Thetime-consuminghearingsandnumerousstipulationssurelyinuencedthegovernmentsdecisiontorestrictpublicpar-ticipationinfuturereviewsmakingitdifcultforpeopletovoiceconcernsaboutprojectsFortSmithisinnoimminentdangerromawildfrethatcontinuestoburnoutocontrolinWoodBualoNationalParkaccordingtothetown.OutofcontrolwildrenodangertoFortSmithtownParksCarolCollinsThatscary...lookoutforthekidseldersLotssmokeinFortRes...MargaretNirlungayukInaksajakOhnohopeeverythingsgonnabeneNorthernJournal2014JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKByDAWNKOSTELNIKWinterisalongdrawnoutaffairintheArctic.Themenstickgambleandplaycardstheylaughateachotheranddrinkthickblacksweetteawellintothedeepdarkofthenight.Everyonehopesthatoldmanwinterleavesbeforetherewoodrunsout.Dogsareusedtohaulwoodandthereisnochainsaw.FirewoodiscutwithanaxeandSwedesawthistakestimeandusesmuscles.Thesnowisstickyandmakesforhardhaulingforthedogs.Wateriscarriedinbucketsfromholeschoppedintheice.Whentheicegetstoothickchunksoffrozenwaterarechoppedandmeltedbythestoveinbuckets.Everythingispeoplepowered.Womenandkidssetsnaresforrabbitsandtrapsaresetforratsmusk-rats.WecrosstheriverthatisaboutahalfamilewideinfrontofFt.Norman.Infreezeupandbreakupwebalancelongpolesacrossthefrontofus.IfwefallthroughtheicewehopethiswillkeepusfromdroppingthroughthefrigidcavernsandintotheragingMackenzieRiverbelow.Ofcoursethebesttrappinggroundsarealwaysontheothersideoftheriver.Bul-letscostmoneyandittakesaskilledhandtoreachinandgrabaliveratthatishurtandnotgetbit.Theratisheldbythescruffoftheneckandthetailwithasuddenjerkthebackboneisbroken.Killingsnaredrabbitsisabitmoregruesomeandpersonal.Youhavetoreachupundertheribcageofthewarmbunnyandsqueezeitsheartuntilitstopsbeating.Foodreallydoesarrivelivethisisreal-ityifyouchoosetoeatmeatsomethinghastodie.InthespringtimeweareallreadyforfreshmeatandsomethinggreenfortheMoo-laswhitemen.Livingfoodisadreamfromthesouth.Thereisnosaladthereisnofreshfruitandnofreshdairy.WhatdoesarealeggtastelikeBargesbringinyourfoodorderinthesum-mer.Shoppingisdoneonceayearyouhavetobeorga-nized.Ifyouforgettheourthisisyourfaultandtherewillbenobreadforyourfamilyfortheyear.Whenyouneedbreadyouhavetobakebread.Formorestoriesvisitwww.whitegirl.casuchasKinderMorgansplantotwinandincreasecapacityofitsTransMountainheavyoilpipelinefromAlbertatoBurnabyfrom300000to900000barrelsadaywithacorrespondingincreaseintankertrafcinandoutofVancouver.Andtokeepdemocracyoutoffossilfuelindustryexpansionthegovernmentswitcheddecision-makingfromtheindependentNa-tionalEnergyBoardtotheprimeministerscabinet.Probablythemostegregiousomissionfromthereviewpro-cessisthedismissalofim-pactssuchasclimatechangeandrapidtarsandsexpansion.HereshowthepaneljustiednottakingtheseintoaccountWedidnotconsiderthattherewasasufcientlydirectcon-nectionbetweentheprojectandanyparticularexistingorpro-posedoilsandsdevelopmentorotheroilproductionactivitiestowarrantconsiderationoftheeffectsoftheseactivities.Asforclimatechangefromburn-ingtheproductTheseeffectswereoutsideourjurisdictionandwedidnotconsiderthem.ApipelinetocarrydiluentfromthecoasttothetarsandstodilutebitumenthatwouldthenbecarriedbacktothecoastinanotherpipelineforexporttoworldmarketsinsupertankersdoesnothaveasufcientlydirectconnectiontothetarsandsAndtheimpactsofthetarsandsanditsproductsonclimatearenotrelevanttotheprojectthatmakestheseim-pactspossibleWhatthehellThisprojectshouldnevergoahead.Andnotjustbe-causenoamountofmoneywillundodamagefrompipe-lineortankerspillsandacci-dentsalongtheroutetheBCcoastortheoceanorthatitisopposedbyFirstNationsandotheraffectedcommuni-tiesandlackssociallicencealthoughthosearestrongenoughreasonstostopit.Themainreasonsitandotherpipelineprojectsshouldntbebuiltaretheverysameonesthegovernmentandjointre-viewpanelrefusedtoconsider.Rapidtarsandsexpansionincreasingrelianceondirtyfossilfuelsandmoreinfra-structurethattiesustothemfordecadescontravenestheneedtoprotecttheenviron-menthumanhealthglobalclimatesystemsandeveneconomicresilience.Ourchoiceisbetweenig-noringoverwhelmingscien-ticevidenceaboutthehumancontributiontoclimatechangeandpollutionorchangingourwaysandreducingcarbonemissionsandfossilfuelde-pendence.Itsaboutwhethertojointhegreeneconomyorpinoureconomichopesonanincreasinglyriskyindustry.Itsaboutthekindofcoun-tryandplanetwewanttoleavetoourchildrenandgrandchildren.Thegovernmenthasirre-sponsiblyweakeneddemoc-racyinitswillfulblindnesstothemostpressingeconomicandenvironmentalissueofourtime.Thespectreofcli-matechangemeansallhu-manityhasastakeinthefu-tureofcoalandoil.Toavoidtheworstimpactswemustshifttoazero-carbon-emis-sionsenergysystemwithinthenextfewdecades.YetCanadadoesntevenhaveanationalenergystrategyAsCanadianswitnesshowvulnerableourcommunitiesaretoclimatechangeim-pactslikeincreasedintenseprecipitationandoodingsea-levelriseandriskstofoodproductiondemandwillgrowforsolutionssuchascleanenergy.NorthernGatewayhasre-ceivedqualiedgovernmentapproval.ThedecisionwillnowfaceFirstNationscourtchallengesandbacklashfromthemajorityofBritishColum-biansandCanadianswhosevoiceshavesofarbeenignored.Forthesakeofourcom-munitiesandthefutureofourchildrenletshopede-mocracyprevails. 6TuesdayJune242014Onlyapplicantsselectedforaninterviewwillbecontacted.NorthwestTerritoriesMtisNationEnquirescanbemadetoEarlJacobsonExecutiveDirector-NWTMNFortSmithNTT867-872-2770ext23Eexecassist.nwtmnnorthwestel.netSendresumestoHumanResourceManagerNorthwestTerritoryMtisNationBox720FortSmithNTXOEOPOT867872-2770F867872-2772CommunityFieldWorkerFortSmithNTTheNorthwestTerritoryMtisNationisseekingadynamicself-motivatedindividualtoprovidelocalsupportinareasrelatedtoenvironmentlicensesandresources.TheCommunityFieldworkerwillworkundertheauthorityoftheNWTMNPresidentFortSmithMtisCouncilPresidentandtheExecutiveDirectoroftheNWTMN.Thesuccessfulcandidatemustbeabletoworkinateamenvironmentmeetstrictdeadlinesfacilitatemeetingshavegoodorganizationalverbalandwrittencommunicationskillsandexhibitprofessionalismintegrityandtactindealingwiththecommunity.Ahighschooldiplomaorequivalentisarequirementwithexperienceinprogramadministration.AnEnvironmentandNatural-ResourcesDiplomawouldbeanasset.Salaryiscurrentlyunderreview.DevolutionforcessplitvoteatDeneNationalAssemblySaltRivervotesagainstmotiontoexplorefurtherlegaloptionsByMEAGANWOHLBERGDelegatesatthe44thDeneNationalAssemblyinFortSmithlastweekwereunitedonallbutonetopicofdiscus-siondevolution.Theassemblysuccessfullypassed24resolutionsonthenaldayofmeetingslastThursdaywithallreceivingunanimoussupportbutforaresolutionrequestingtheDeneNationexplorefurtherlegaloptionswithrespecttodevolutionwhichpassedwithavoteof28-7.Themotionbroughtfor-wardbySmithsLandingFirstNationChiefAndrewWanderingSpiritdrewre-actionfromneighbouringFirstNationandco-hostoftheassemblytheSaltRiverFirstNationSRFNwhorecentlybecamesignatoriestothedevolutionagreement.SRFNcouncillorKenLavi-oletteaccuseditsneighbourtothesouthofthe60thPar-allelofmeddlinginhisandotherFirstNationsbusiness.TohaveChiefWanderingSpiritputthisforwardisaverywrongthingtodo.EachFirstNationshouldhavetherighttosupportwhatevertheywant...SomeFirstNationswanttomoveaheadandnotwaitforhandoutsyearafteryearandIbelieveinotherregionsyoucandisagreewithitbutdonttellotherFirstNationswhattodohesaid.TheTlichoGovernmentre-centlyledalawsuitagainstthefederalgovernmentinrelationtoDevolutionBillC-15despitebeingpartytothedevolutionagreement.TheomnibusbillcontainedchangestotheMackenzieValleyResourceManagementActeliminatingtheregionallandandwaterboardswhichtheTlichosaidviolatestheirsettledlandclaim.OthersintheterritorysuchastheKatlodeecheDehchoandAkaitchoFirstNationshaveyettosignontothedevolutiondealbutarestillintalkswiththeterritorialgovernment.DeneNationalChiefBillErasmusdefendedthemotionsayingtheassemblyneedstosupportoneanotherdespitehavingdifferentinterests.EveryoneheresupportsSaltRiverandanyoneelsewhosupportsthedevolutionagreementErasmussaid.Thereareothersatthetablewhoareveryconcernedwhohaveexpressedconcernrightfromthebeginningwhodontbelievetheyarebeingheard.Wealsohavetosupportthem.WanderingSpiritaddedthatthemotionwasnotin-tendedtotellanyonewhattodobutsimplyclarifytheoptionsavailabletoFirstNa-tionsintheNWT.Ijustwanttoprovidethatinformationtopeople.Youguyscandecideonceyoure-viewtheinformationhesaid.SRFNChiefFriedaMartselossaidshewasnewiththemotionpassingbutwouldvoteagainstitonprinciple.IstandbywhatIsignedshesaid.ThisisapositivethingforSaltRiver...ThisisapoliticalthingforusandtherightthingforSaltRiverandwerenotchangingourposition.YellowknivesDeneFirstNationChiefEdwardSangrisremarkedonthewaythatdevo-lutionhasimpactedFirstNa-tionsoverthelastseveralyears.OnJan.262010weallmetattheExplorerHotelandIthoughtwehadanunderstand-ingthatnoonewasgoingtosignuntileverybodywasonboard.Butthenextdaypeo-plestartedtosignhesaid.Imkindoffedupwiththegovernmentputtingthingsonusandtellinguswhatweshoulddohowweshouldlive.Therewasnoconsultationinthisprocess.Theyputdevo-lutiononthetableandsaidtakeitorleaveit.KatlodeecheChiefRoyFabianmadeaslightlymorephilosophicalobservation.Devolutionisaninterest-inganddevastatingthingforusasDenepeoplehesaid.Wecantbetooharshwitheachother.IstandbywhatIsigned.ThisisapositivethingforSaltRiver.ChiefFriedaMartselosSaltRiverFirstNationSaltRiverFirstNationcouncillorKenLaviolettespeaksagainstamotiontoexploremorelegalactionondevolutionattheDeneNationalAssemblyinFortSmithlastweek.PhotoMeaganWohlbergPoliticsFirstNationsRCMPDenestrengthentiesatnationalassemblyByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheroleofRCMPintheNorthasfriendandprotectorwasre-emphasizedlastweekatthe44thDeneNationalAs-semblyinFortSmithwheremembersofthepoliceservicemaintainedasteadypresencethroughouttheweektoshowtheirsupportfortheFirstNa-tionsleadership.Sportingtheredsergere-servedforsignicantformaloccasionsRCMPofcers-includingthenewcommand-ingofceroftheRCMPsGDivisionSupt.RonSmith-symbolicallyledthetradi-tionalmarchofdelegatestotherstmeetingsoftheas-semblyonTuesdaymorningwheretheywereinvitedtositamongstthedelegates.Byparticipationitsmoreofamatterofbeingherebeingpresentandshowingsupporttothecommunityleadersandcommunitymembers...Thatswhoourmembersatthedif-ferentdetachmentsdealwithspecicallysaidSgt.BarryLedouxmediarelationsof-cerwiththeGDivision.BesidesservingasapointofcontactforpeoplewhohavequestionsorfeedbackfortheRCMPLedouxsaidtheirpresencewasalsosig-nicantconsideringthefocusoftheassembly.Thethemeoftheassemblyistreaties.TheRCMPwereinvolvedintheinitialtrea-tiesmoreasapeacekeeperthanasaCrownrepresen-tative.Weknewthatthena-tivepeoplewerebeingtakenadvantageofandourrolewastoensuretheirsafetyandwell-beingandweliketocontinuethoserelation-shipstodayLedouxsaid.DeneNationalChiefBillErasmusechoedthatsentimentnotingthattheDeneNationhasrecentlyonceagaincalledupontheRCMPtoinvestigateagrowinglistofconictswiththeterritorialandfederalgovernmentstode-termineiftheCrownisactinginmalicetowardsDenepeo-pleinrelationtoanumberofchargesappliedtoindividualsharvestingwoodcaribouandshallegedlywithoutpermits.WehaveaprotocolwiththeRCMP.Theyaretheretoprotectus.WehavetoliveinsafetyandnotliveinfearandthetreatyistheretoensureourcommunitiesaresafeErasmussaid.RCMPleadtheDeneNationdelegationtoits44thNationalAssemblymeetingsonTuesdaymorninginFortSmith.PhotoMeaganWohlbergPoliticsFirstNations PoliticsEnergy7TuesdayJune242014WendyBisaroMLAFrameLakeNWTLegislativeAssembly867669-2274wendy_bisarogov.nt.cawww.wendybisaro.caPhotoswantedfor2015FortSmithPetDeskCalendarFillingupfastGetyourpicturesinsoonIfyouwouldliketohavephotosofyourpetstakenarrangementscanbemade.PleasecallChrisat872-5547.BecauseofthehighvolumeofrequestsSpecialconsiderationwillbemadeforpetsnotinpreviouscalendars.Pleasesubmitphotosoflivingpetsonly.Thereisnofeetohavephotosinthecalendar.IfyouhaveanyquestionsorneedmoreinformationpleasecallChrisat872-5547oremaildewolfnorthwestel.netDeadlineisAugust31ThisadsponsoredbytheNorthernJournalByMEAGANWOHLBERGWithFirstNationsthreaten-ingcourtactiontheBCgov-ernmentstillopposedandover200conditionsforEnbridgetomeetingoingforwardwithitsNorthernGatewaypipelineDeneleadersintheNorthhaveahardtimebelievingtheves-selmeanttotransportoilsandscrudetotheWestCoastwilleverbeconstructed.ItsnotAlbertasoil.WhosoilisitItsDeneoil.ItbelongstotheDeneitsinDeneterri-toryitsinTreaty8.ItsalsoCreeoilbecauseitsinTreaty6.ItsalsoBlackfootoilbe-causeitsinTreaty8.Thatswhoseoilitis...andthatswhytherewillneverbeapipelinebecausethosepeoplethatownithavenotagreedyetDeneNationalChiefBillErasmussaidlastTuesdayfollowingtheannouncementthatOttawahadgivenconditionalapprovaltothecontentiouspipeline.OurpeopleintheMacken-zieValleyin1977saidtherewillbenopipelineandtheywererighttherewillbenopipelinebecauseourpeoplemadeuptheirmindatthattimeandwevebeeneducatingour-selvessinceErasmussaid.PrimeMinisterStephenHarpergaveconditionalapprovaltothe1200-km7.9-billionpipelineprojectlastTuesdaywhichifbuiltwouldship525000barrelsofoilperdayfromAlbertasoilsandstoaportinKitimatBCforexporttoAsia.Thegreenlightcamewith209conditionswhichthecom-panyhassaidwilltakethenext12to15monthstoworkthroughasitwindsitswaytowardsfullregulatoryapprovalasoutlinedintheofcialstatementbyfed-eralNaturalResourcesMinis-terGregRickford.Todayconstitutesanotherstepintheprocess.Movingforwardtheproponentmustdemonstratetotheindepen-dentregulatortheNEBNa-tionalEnergyBoardhowitwillmeetthe209conditionsRickfordsaid.DeneleadersdoubtBCpipelinewillbebuiltNorthernGatewayapprovedbyOttawawith209conditionsItwillalsohavetoapplyforregulatorypermitsandauthorizationsfromfederalandprovincialgovernments.InadditionconsultationswithAboriginalcommunitiesarerequiredundermanyofthe209conditions...Thepropo-nentclearlyhasmoreworktodoinordertofulllthepub-liccommitmentithasmadetoengagewithAboriginalgroupsandlocalcommuni-tiesalongtheroute.ChiefAllanAdamoftheAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationACFNwhosetra-ditionalterritoryisdirectlyimpactedbyoilsandsdevel-opmentinnortheasternAl-bertasaidthoseconditionsaregoingtobetoughtomeet.ThoughShellsproposedJackpineoilsandsmineex-pansionreceivedfederalap-provalinDecember2013Adamsaidnotoneofthepanels88recommendationshavebeenaddressedasofyetbythefederalandprovincialgovernmentsorbyindustry.SohowisEnbridgegoingtomeetanyofthedemandsthatareputforwardThatre-mainstobeseenAdamsaid.Oppositionisgrowingstron-gerandstrongerregardlessofwhatgovernmentwants.TheBCgovernmentwarnedlastweekitwilldenyprovin-cialpermitsifthefederalgov-ernmentandEnbridgefailtomeetaseriesofdemandsthathaveremainedunresolvedforthelasttwoyears.Thoseunmetdemandsin-cludeassurancesthatthenewfederalrulesforoilspillresponseonlandandwaterwillmeetpro-vincialstandardsforprotectionthattheprovincewillreceiveitsfairshareofeconomicben-etsfromthepipelineandthatAboriginalandtreatyrightsbeaddressedsothatFirstNationscanbenetfromtheproject.Asoflastweekagroupof31FirstNationstribalcouncilsandpoliticalalliancesjointlyre-announcedtheirunwaver-ingoppositiontothepipelinestatingitviolatestheirrightsandposesanunacceptablerisktotheenvironmentthehealththesafetyandlivelihoodsofallpeo-plesthroughoutthisprovince.ThoseFirstNationsarejoinedbycountlessenviron-mentalgroupsandmunicipalgovernmentsincludingtheCityofVancouverinopposition.ThoughnotonthepipelinerouteFirstNationsintheNorthareconcernedaboutthepipe-linebecauseofitsimplicationsfortheoilsands.Itmeansmoretarsandsmorepollutionmoregreen-housegasemissionssaidSmithsLandingFirstNa-tionelderFrancoisPaulette.ForthatreasonAdamsaidpeopleintheNorthshouldsupportBCFirstNationsintheiroppositiontotheproject.Wereallinalliancewitheachotherhesaid.Ifonegetsaffectedweallgetaffected.IfbuilttheNorthernGatewaypipelinewouldtransport525000barrelsofoilfromtheoilsandstotheWestCoastperday.DeneNationalChiefBillErasmusrespondstothepipelinesapprovalonTuesdayeveningataTreaty8anniversaryevent.PhotoMeaganWohlbergImageEnbridge 8TuesdayJune24201414064DG3Albertanscannowregisteronlinetobecomeanorganortissuedonor.Onedonationcansaveuptoeightlivesandimprovethelivesof75others.TosupportthemanyAlbertanswhowishtobecomedonorswevecreatedanewonlineAlbertaOrganandTissueDonationRegistry.Registeryourintenttodonatebyvisitingmyhealth.alberta.caRegisteringtobeanorgandonorhasneverbeeneasier.ByMEAGANWOHLBERGResidentialschoolsurvi-vorswhowererecipientsofsettlementmoniesarenoweligibletoaccessthenalportionoftheircompensa-tionintheformofeduca-tioncreditswhicharenotonlyforindividualspursu-ingpost-secondarystudiesbutalsocommunitieslook-ingtobuildprogramsaroundlanguageandculture.RecipientsoftheCommonExperiencePaymentCEPissuedundertheIndianRes-identialSchoolSettlementAgreementmayaccesscred-itsofupto3000eachasawaytotrytoregainwhatwastakenawayduringres-identialschoolsaccordingtotheAssemblyofFirstNa-tionsAFN.Thisisaresultofthesur-plusfromtheoriginalsettle-mentagreementandatthetimethattheagreementwasnegotiatedtheydeterminedthatiftherewereasurplusinthefundstheywouldallocateittowardspersonaleduca-tioncredits.Sowereatthatphasenowwheretheeduca-tioncreditsarekickinginsaidShannonMonkPayneAFNspersonalcreditsliai-sonfortheYukonNWTandAlbertaregion.Underthetermsandcon-ditionslanguageandcultureisanoptionforcommunitieswhowanttopooltheircred-itsandthewholephilosophybehinditissomuchofthelanguageandculturewastakenawaysoheresanop-portunitytobringitbacktothecommunityortoenhanceandcelebratethepositivesandthewonderfulaspectsoflanguageandcultureshesaid.CreditscanbepooledbycommunitiesForthosewantingtousethecreditsforpersonalfor-maleducationtheprogramrecognizesuniversitiestech-nicalinstitutesK-12schoolsearlychildhoodeducationcentresandaccessessen-tialskillscoursesandcanbeusedfortuitionbooksandothercourseexpenses.Thosewhowishtopooltheircreditswithothersinthecommunitycanalsoputthefundingtogoodusebycoordinatingaprojectplanthatcanbeusedtopro-motelanguageandculturewhetherthatbecreatingnewprogrammingorprovid-ingthosefundstoexistingorganizationsincludingFirstNationsgovernmentsorprojects.Thoseprojectscanincludeculturecampshealingpro-gramson-the-landactivitiesceremoniestraditionalfoodandmedicineharvestingorartsamongothers.Somepeoplearepool-ingtheircreditstogetherasafamilyandlookingtodosomecampingandon-the-landactivitiessomepeo-plearepoolingtheircreditsthroughtheschoolbecausethatsanotheroptionforaccessingthecredits-en-hancingthelanguageandcul-tureactivitiesthatarealreadyinexistencesomecommuni-tiesaretalkingaboutstartingupnewlanguageprograms.Itreallyvariesanditsreallyuptotheindividualcommu-nitytodeterminewhattheywantfortheirhealingPaynesaid.Peopleareaccessinginthewaythatmakessenseforthem.Tobeeligibleforcreditsprogramsmustbeusedtoaddresstheharmsresultingfromresidentialschoolsincludingintergenerationaltraumaandcanincludesuchelementsaslanguagerestora-tiontraditionalknowledgepersonaldevelopmentca-pacitybuildingforcommu-nitiesoraddresstheneedsofspecialgroupslikeyouthwomenandelders.DeadlinesapproachingfastPaynewhowasinFortSmithlastweektoprovideinformationonthecreditstopeopleattendingtheDeneNationalAssemblysaidthedeadlinetousethecreditsisquicklyapproachingandencouragescommunitiestobeginplanningsooniftheyhopetocreateagroupedu-cationplan.Oneofthechallengesthatwerendingisthetime-framesareveryverytightPaynesaid.Soinordertoaccessthecreditsforfor-maleducationitreallyre-quiresthatpeopleareeitherinschoolrightnoworabouttostartschooleitherforSep-temberorforJanuary.Thedeadlineforindividu-alstosubmittheirAcknowl-edgementFormsismidnightonOct.312014.ForgroupsformsaredueatmidnightonDec.12014.AllfundsmustbespentbyApr.302015.Paynesjobalongwiththreeotherliaisonsacrossthecountryistomakesurecommunitiesareawarethatthecreditscanbeusedforpurposesotherthanpost-secondaryeducationinthehopethatthemoneywillgotowardslegacyprojectsthatbenetfuturegenerations.Weregoingintothecom-munitiesandsayingYouhavesomanyCEPrecipi-entssoratherthanthrow-ingthatmoneyawaythinkabouthowthecommunitycouldbenetPaynesaid.Apartfromraisingaware-nessaboutthemoneysex-istencePaynesaidthebig-gestchallengeishelpingcommunitiestodealwiththeadministrativeburdenofmakingtheapplicationsasthereisoftennoadditionalfundingincommunitiestohiresomeonetodotheworkofcoordinatingtheplanad-ministeringthecreditsandllingoutthebudget.Itsareallyonerouspro-cessandpeoplegetreallyoverwhelmedshesaid.DespitethechallengesPaynesaidthereisalotofinterestamongcommunitiestoaccessthefunds.WehavealotofFirstNa-tionschiefsandcouncilsandgovernmentsthatarereallyinterestedinsupportingthisprocessfortheirpeoplesotheyresayingtheyregoingtomakeitworkbutitisim-portantthatpeopleunder-standthereisanadminis-trativeburden.MorefundsavailabletoresidentialschoolsurvivorsCreditscanbepooledbycommunitiesforland-basedculturalprogramsEducationFundingShannonMonkPaynepersonalcreditsliaisonfortheAssemblyofFirstNationshandsoutinformationoneducationcreditsforresidentialschoolsurvivorstopeopleattendingtheDeneNationalAssemblyinFortSmithlastweek.PhotoMeaganWohlberg NWTcallsforendtoviolenceagainstAboriginalwomenScholarsharesresearchonmissingandmurderedvulnerablewomenHealthWellnessWomenHealthWellnessSeniors9TuesdayJune242014Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.WESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.Billieisacuteandcuddlygirl.Sheiseasygoingwithothercatsandpeopleandenjoysanicenapinthesun.Billiewillmakeagreatadditiontoanyfamily.FemaleYoungAdultGreyandwhitemixLookingforanewhomeByMARIACHURCHRidingthewaveofpoliti-calattentionformissingandmurderedindigenouswomenacrossCanadacallstoendviolenceagainstwomenintheNWTreverberatedacrosstheterritorylastweekwithmultiplepresentationstopoli-ticiansandthepublic.TheNativeWomensAsso-ciationoftheNWTwasinvitedtoshareamessageduringameetingoffederalprovincialandterritorialministersrespon-siblefortheStatusofWomeninDettahlastweekchairedbyNWTPremierBobMcLeod.LizaPiepervicepresidentoftheassociationfortheNWTbroughttheissueofviolenceagainstAboriginalwomenandgirlsintheNorthforwardonbehalfoftheorganization.Itriedtobringevery-thingtothetabletomakethemunderstandwherewearecomingfromPiepertoldTheJournalfollowingherpresentationThursday.NWTwomenweallwerebroughtupinourtraditionalandculturalways.Thoseval-uesandbeliefsneedtoberestoredandrevivedsothattheycanhelpthemselvestobuildontheirstrengthtopro-tectthemselvesshesaid.Culturallysensitiveeduca-tionandproperservicesforstrugglingwomentopreventabusearestillmissingintheterritorytoalargeextentPiepersaid.WhilethereisapositiveworkingrelationshipwiththeterritorialgovernmentandRCMPtoeducateandofferservicestoendviolenceagainstwomenintheNorthmuchmoreneedstobedone.ItshouldberequiredtohavetheRCMPandgovern-mentofcialstrainedintheculturalandtraditionalwayoflifeforAboriginalpeople.ThatwassuggestedandImhopingsomethingwillcomeoutofitshesaid.Piepersaidshewaspleasedwiththeministerspositiveresponsetoherpresentationbutnotedthatdespitethein-ternationalandnationalatten-tionontheissueverylittleconcreteactionhascomeofit.Wehavetospeakforourwomenoutthere.Thishastobedealtwithandhopefullywewillgofurthershesaid.Theministersmeetingwasclosedtothepublichowevercallsforactionechoedacrosstheterritorylastweek.DuringtheDeneNationalAssemblyinFortSmitharesolutionwaspassedfortheDeneNationtoimme-diatelyconductanindepen-dentinquiryintomissingandmurderedAboriginalwomen.Theresolutionalsosupportsaninquiryatthenationallevel.ThemotionwasmovedbySaltRiverFirstNationChiefFriedaMartselosandsecondedbyLutselKeDeneFirstNationChiefFelixLock-hartfollowingapresentationbythechairoftheAssemblyofFirstNationswomenscouncilTerryVilleneuvewhoalsositsontheNativeWomensAssociationoftheNWT.PressingtheDeneNationtomaketheissueofmissingandmurderedindigenouswomenaprioritizeditemonitsagendafornextyearsassemblyVil-leneuvereiteratedthesober-ingstatisticsthatshowthedisproportionalrateatwhichAboriginalwomenareim-pactedbyviolenceinCanada.IntheNWTtherewereupto20casesofmissingandmurderedwomeninthepast30yearsand17ofthosewereAboriginal.Thatmeans85percentwereAboriginaleventhoughonly50percentofthepopulationismadeupofAboriginalpeopleshesaid.AcrossCanadathenum-bersaremuchhigherthanpreviouslythoughtwith1181recordedcasesofmissingandmurderedwomen.Atotalof1017Aboriginalwomenwerecountedasmissingandmurderedbetween1980and2012.Atleast225casesareunresolved.Morehastobedonetopreventviolenceandtoholdpeopleaccountablewhenvio-lenceisdoneVilleneuvesaid.ScholarsharesresearchinYellowknifeMaryannePearcehasbeenresearchingtheCanadianjusticesystemsconnectiontomissingandmurderedvulnerablewomenAb-originalwomeninparticu-larforsevenyearsnowforherdissertationwhichwaspublishedlatelastyear.PearcewhoisofFirstNationsandEuropeande-scentsharedherresearchandthoughtsonthecurrentsituationinCanadaatapublicpresentationinYellowknifelastweek.IfeellikethereschangeintheairshesharedwithTheJournalafterherpresentation.Pearcesaidwhenshestartedherdissertationpeo-plequestionedthetopicofmissingandmurderedAb-originalwomen.Nowitdoesntmatterwhereyouareinthecountrytheydontevenhavetoasktheyknowwhatitmeansshesaid.WiththelistofnamesformissingandmurderedAb-originalwomeninCanadamadepublicearlierthisyearPearcesaidtheissuecannallymovepastade-bateaboutnumberstoacon-versationaboutcausesandsolutions.Becausetheinformationistherenowitsnotadisputeaboutnumbers.Wecanstarttalkingaboutactionsandpre-ventionshesaid.withlesfromMeaganWohlbergByMARIACHURCHPlanningforanewlong-termseniorscarefacilityinYellowknifeisprogressingfullsteamaheadbutmorenancialsupportisneededforthe33-millionprojectbeforeitcanlaunchconstruc-tionthisyear.Avensthegroupbehindtheprojectheldapublicinformationalmeetinglastweektoupdatepartiesontheprojectwhichwouldcreateanew60-bedfacilityandretrottheexisting29-bedAvenManor.JeffRenaudAvensCEOsaidlong-termcareavailabil-ityisbecomingincreasinglyurgentacrosstheNWT.Thereiscurrentlyaneight-monthwaitlistforAvenManorandcottageswhicharelong-termcareanddementiabedsanduptoasix-yearwaitlistfortheindependentlivingunits.WhenpeoplehavetowaitthatlongforcareitmeanstheyarentnecessarilygettingthebestcareelsewhereduringthatinterimRenaudsaid.Lastweekspublicmeet-ingwastherstheldsinceAvensannouncedtheproj-ectlastsummerwhichwasfollowedby19engagementsessionsandacommunitymeeting.WhilethepricetagfortheproposedAvenPavillionisstillpeggedat28millionthedesignforthenewfacilityismoreambitiousthanoriginallyannounced.Thesquarefoot-agehasjumpedfrom55000to60000andtheunitwillhave60bedsinsteadof55.Thefacilitywillalsoincludepalliativecareequipmentandhavecapacityforrehabilita-tionprogramming.TheNWTcurrentlyhasnoindependentpalliativecareorhospicefa-cilitiesRenaudsaid.Phasetwooftheprojectistoretrottheexisting27-yearoldAvenManora5-millionundertaking.Itsfallingapart.Itwasntbuiltforlong-termcareitwasntdesignedforthatandthereissomeneedforsig-nicantstructuralelectricalandplumbingrenovationstobringituptoparofwhatalong-termcarefacilityshouldbeRenaudsaid.Avensfacilitiesareavailabletoseniorsterritorywidewith35to40percentofcurrentresidentsfromcommunitiesoutsideofYellowknife.StantecandNahanniCon-structionhavebeenchosenastheprojectsarchitectandbuilder.Theprojectcommitteewashopingtobreakgroundonconstructionthissum-merbutwithnancingstilluncertainitwilllikelygetpushedbackRenaudsaid.Throughapplicationstofederalgrantsthecommitteehopestobringin15millionaswellas2millionfromfund-raisingeffortsinthecommu-nityandthroughlocalbusiness.TheUnionofNorthernWorkerswerethefirsttodonatetotheprojectwitha50000chequemadeouttoAvenslastweekfollowedbyYellowknifeChryslerwhodonated12500.Renaudsaidthenancingcommitteeiscurrentlycon-sideringseveralmethodstocomeupwiththerestofthemoneyincludingborrowingfromtheGNWTandintro-ducingauser-paymodel.WhileRenaudapplaudedtheGNWTforitssupportforseniorsdemonstratedbythenewcarehomefa-cilitiescomingtoNormanWellsandBehchokobothofwhichare18-bedunitsitisntenoughandthereisaneedforthegovernmenttodomorehesaid.ThenumberofseniorsintheNWTovertheageof75isprojectedtoincrease300percentby2026.MoresupportneededforAvensseniorscarefacilityDr.MaryannePearcepresentsherresearchonmissingandmurderedvulnerablewomentoapackedroominYellowknifelastweek.PhotocourtesyoftheNativeWomensAssociationoftheNWT Weredifferentthanelsewhere.Wedogooutwehuntwildlifewildanimalsandwecampwegoshingwetakephotoswegatherberriesandfirewood.Weactuallygooutside.SuzanneCarrireEnvironmentandNaturalResources10TuesdayJune242014TobookatLadyEvelynFallsTerritorialParkvisitLadyEvelynFallsTerritorialParktogetalittlecloser.Campingisaboutgettingaway.Awaytoariversideparadisewhereyoucanswimshandhiketobreathtakingviews.Teressomethingaboutgettingintouchwithnaturethatalwaysgetsyoumoreintouchwitheachother.GotheextramilethissummerandexploreNWparks.EnvironmentNatureByDALICARMICHAELWhentheresultsofthenationwide2012Cana-dianNatureSurveywereKnowledgeableaboutnatureintheNWTNationwidestudymeasuresoutdooractivitycomprehensionofconceptsreleasedonJune6itdidntsurpriseDr.SuzanneCar-rirethatpeopleintheNorthwestTerritoriesratedhighwhenitcametopar-ticipationandknowledgeofnature-basedactivitiesandideas.WhatdidstartleherwasthattheNorthwestTerrito-rieshadneverbeenincludedinsuchasurveybecauseofclaimsthattheterritoryssmallpopulationofjustover40000wouldbetooinsigni-canttoimpactnationalresults.CarrireabiodiversitybiologistactedastheNWTrepresentativeforthesurveywhichwaslastconductedin1996.Shesaidindependentterritorialstudieshadpre-viouslybeenconductedtomeasuresimilarconceptsbutwantedtheterritorytobeincludedsoresultscouldbecomparednationwide.Tobeincludedinthesur-veytheNWTteamneededtogatherdatafrom1000participants.Theygot962justenoughtobestatisti-callyvalid.IntheNorthwestTerritoriesspecicallysomeresidentswerecontactedbye-mailorprovidedanelec-troniccopyofthesurveyandaskedtoparticipate.SurveyswerealsomadeavailableatvariousdepartmentofEn-vironmentandNaturalRe-sourcesENRofcescre-atinganopt-insamplethatwasnotusedinanyotherpartsofthecountry.AnaturaleconomyFrom2012to2013Canadagenerated41.3billioninna-ture-relatedspendingfromarangeofexpendituresinclud-ingtransportationaccommo-dationsfoodequipmentandconservation.Duringthatpe-riodtheterritoryspentover113millionandhadthe11thhighestexpendituresofanyprovinceorterritory.OnamacrolevelthatkindofspendingmightnotseemsignicantCarriresaid.Howeverterritorialresi-dentsspendapproximately4022perpersonannuallymeaningtheNWTreportedthesecondhighestindivid-ualexpenditureonnature-basedactivitiesoutofanyotherprovinceorterritory.ElevenpercentofCana-dians-about2.7million-reportedthattheirprimaryincomecamefromnature-basedprofessions.Thatnum-berwasslightlyhigherintheNWTat13percentwiththemostpopularnature-basedoccupationsbeinginenvi-ronmentalconsultationandwildlifemanagementat2percenteach.LovingnatureintheNorthWhatdoesntsurprisemeisthehighnumbersCarri-resaid.Weredifferentthanelsewhere.Wedogooutwehuntwildlifewildanimalsandwecampwegoshingwetakephotoswegatherberriesandfirewood.Weactuallygooutside.Infact67percentofNWTdwellersreportedthattheyintentionallychosetoliveinaplacewithcloseraccesstonature.Thisnumberisslightlyhigherthanthena-tionalaveragewhichsitsatjustunder50percentofthepopulation.Thetopoutdooractivi-tiesintheNorthwestTer-ritoriesincludedpicnickingorrelaxinginnature82percenthikinghorseridingorreadingandviewingnaturemedia70percenteachandengaginginnon-motorizedwaterandbeachactivitiesincludingpaddlesports59percent.Forthemostpartthosetrendsreflectedna-tionwideresultswiththeexceptionofbirdingwhichwasreportedlylowerthannationalnumbers.Highcomprehensionofnature-relatedconceptsDailyexpendituresonna-tureeducationintheNorth-westTerritoriesweresigni-cantlyhigherthananyotherprovinceorterritorywork-ingouttoanaveragerateof90aday.Thismayexplainthehighcomprehensionrateterritorialresidentshadregardingna-ture-relatedconcepts.Ninetypercentofrespondentssaidtheyhadheardthetermspe-ciesatriskbeforethesur-veyand18percentreportedactuallydonatingtoaspe-ciesatriskwithinthepastyear.Eighty-ninepercentoflocalrespondentsknewaboutbiodiversitywhile73percentknewaboutavailableecosystemsservices.ForallofthesetermstheNorth-westTerritoriesshowedthatithasacomprehensionrateonparorhigherthanthena-tionalrate.ReporttosupportconservationThefinalreporttitled2012CanadianNatureFilephotoStudyAwarenesspartici-pationandexpendituresinnature-basedrecreationconservationandsubsis-tenceactivitieswillbeusedtoprovideinsightforpolicyandprogramneedsofvari-ousorganizationsworkingtomanagetheconserva-tionandsustainableuseofCanadasbiodiversity.Datawerecollectedfromover24000respondentsfrom2012to2013.Thestudywasconductedwithcontributionsfromall13provincesandterritoriesaswellassixfederalagen-ciesAboriginalAffairsandNorthernDevelopmentAgricultureandAgri-foodEnvironmentFisheriesandOceansNaturalResourcesandParksCanada.Formoreinformationortoreadthefullreportheadtohttpwww.biodivcanada.cadlangEnn2A0569A9-1The2012CanadianNatureSurveyreportmeasureshowmuchCanadiansparticipateinoutdooractivitieswhattheyknowaboutnature-relatedconceptsandtheeconomicsofnature. ArtsCultureFurs11TuesdayJune242014P.O.Box5NormanWellsNTX0E0V0phone867-587-3700fax867-587-3701ByMARIACHURCHFortSmithsJaneDragonhasbeencollectingwildfursfromacrosstheNWTforthepast20yearsandthisspringnallyreachedhergoalofacompletecollection.Dragonnowhasatleastonepeltortaxidermyfromeachoftheterritorysfur-bearingwildlifefromthesmallmouse-hernalac-quiredpiece-tothegreatpolarbear.Nowtheelderhopestosharehercollectionwithyouthacrosstheterritory.ItsnotjusttoshowthekidshowbigthefursareandhowbigouranimalsarebuttoexplaintothemthatwerespectouranimalsanditspartofourlifeDragonsaid.Dragonrststartedcol-lectingfurswhilework-ingatPaulWilliamKaeserPWKhighschoolinFortSmithwhereshewasaskedtoteachtheculturalaspectoftheNorthernstudiesclass.Asapart-timetrapperwithherhusbandDavidshefeltfurwasanimportantpartofthatculture.IgotmyAboriginalteach-ingprogramandIcanwriteandspeakinmylanguageFortSmitheldercompletesNWTfurcollectionJaneDragonhopestobringfurstoschoolsacrosstheNorthsoIthoughtitwouldbenoproblembutwhenIstartedIrealizedIhadnothingtoteachmystudents.ThatswhenIsaidtomyhusbandthatifIcanhaveonepeltofeveryanimalwecatchIcanshareitwiththemshesaid.Manyofthepeltsweredif-culttoacquireDragonsaid.Mostofthelargeranimalslikemuskoxshehadtobuywhilesomelikethepolarbearweredonatedtoher.Twentyyearsandmanyused-uppaycheckslatertheelderhas18binsofwildNWTfurs-somanythatshecantevenbegintocountthem.Ireallyshouldcountthembecausepeoplekeepaskingmeshesaid.SomeofmyfoxesIhavevethatarealldifferentcolourssamewiththewolves.LastmonthDragontookthefullcollectiontoschoolsinHayRiverandFortResolu-tiontosharewiththeyouth.InthepastshehasbroughtthecollectiontostudentsattheDechintaCentreforResearchandLearningandtheFOXYretreatforyoungwomen.Ivebeensharingitwiththekidsthewholetimeshesaid.ForthemostpartstudentsareeagertolearnbutDragonsaidshehashadafewex-pressconcernaboutkillinganimals.Oncesheexplainstheculturalimportanceoftrappingandhuntingthestu-dentsalmostalwayschoosetotakeacloserlookshesaid.Ifyouexplaintothemthisishowpeopleusedtoliveatonetimethattheydontjustruntothestoreandbuyitandthatitskeepingthecul-turealivetheythankmeforsharingwiththemshesaid.DragonwhowasborninnorthernSaskatchewanbe-foremovingtoFortSmithwhenshewasninewasraisedbyhergrandparentswhowerenottrapperssoitwasntuntilshewasmarriedthatshetookuptrappingwithherhusband.Thatswhereandwhenshelearnedabouthercultureshesaid.MyhusbandwouldgetthemooseandIdhelphimdothemoosehidesandeshbeaversandwhatever.ThatsbecauseIwantedtolearnsoithastobewhatyouwantinlifeshesaid.Cultureisnotjustonething.Ilearnaboutothercul-turestoo.ItsnotjustfromonenativecultureitspartsofeverybodyscultureandyouputittogetherandthatshowyouliveDragonsaid.Itsnotjusttoshowthekidshowbigthefursareandhowbigouranimalsarebuttoexplaintothemthatwerespectouranimalsanditspartofourlife.ElderJaneDragonPhotoMariaChurchAfter20yearsofcollectingelderJaneDragonnowhasfurfromeveryanimalintheNWT.NWTyouthsoccercampenergizesFortSmithByDONJAQUEAlleyesoftheworldareonBrazilasithoststheFIFAWorldCupofsoccerthemostpopularofallsportingeventsbutalmostassignicantNWTyouthhadtheirownsoccermeetovertheweekendbringingcolourfulenergyastheteamssquaredoffwhilechristeningFortSmithsnewdowntownsoccerpitch.ClosetoahundredkeenNWTyouthgatheredinSmithalongwithparentsandcoachesoverthelongweekendinase-lectioncamptopreparetheNWTteamfortheWesternCanadaSummerGamesinFortMcMurraynextJuneandtheCanadaSummerGamesin2017.Theambitiouscampcomprisednearly30hoursofeldworktrainingmatchesandmeetings.JoiningFortSmithsplay-erswereyoungpeoplefromEnterpriseBehchokoFortLiardFortResolutionHayRiverandYellowknife.MichaelDoylecoachofthegirlsteamwaspleasedwithparticipationfromsomanycommunities.WhileitisachallengetokeepprogramsrunninginsmallcommunitieswhenthosewithsoccercoachingskillsusuallyteachersoftencomeandgohesaidsoccercontinuestogrowintheNWT.DoylesaidhewouldbeorganizinganothercampforgirlsinHayRiverlaterinthesummer.MeetingonMondaymorn-inginthesoccereldattheendofthecampNWTSoc-cerpresidentRogerVailalsooneofthecoachesinformedthegatheredyouththatresultswouldbepostedontheNWTSoccersitebyFriday.HeurgedthemalltogohomeandwatchtheWorldCupsoccermatchesandappreciatetheirgreatsport.Toseethenalresultsfromthetryoutsvisitwww.nwt-kicks.cahigh-performanceAfterthreedaysoftrainingandcamaraderieyoungsoccerplayersgatherMondaymorningattheendoftheFortSmithcamponelasttimebeforeheadingouttotheirhomecommunities.PhotoDonJaqueSportsRecreationSoccer ArtsCultureTalentShow12TuesdayJune242014NorthernprideshinesatDeneNationtalentshowByMEAGANWOHLBERGDenelovesongsoldcoun-tryhitsandtraditionaljigstookcentrestageatlastWednesdaystalentshowinFortSmithduringthe44thannualDeneNationalAssembly.Over30delegatesandcom-munitymembersfromacrossDenendehwerebraveenoughtocompetefortheaudiencescheersthejudgespraiseandtheprizemoneyperforminginmenswomensandduosingingalongwithjigging.Takingthecoveted1000prizeforthenightsbestoverallperformerwasLucyTulugarjukofFortSmithwhoalsowonthewomenssingingcategorywithhertraditionalInuitthroatsing-inganddrumdance.Youngsinger-songwriterHeatherPowdertooksecondforheroriginalguitartunesafteratie-breakerwiththirdplacenisherMarlenePoitras.OnthemenssideGeorgeMackenzieofBehchokode-liveredahilariousDenelovesongperformancebasedonthetruestoryofa40year-oldhickeyfromwhenhewasayoungmaninFortSmith.RegionalAssemblyofFirstNationsChiefPerryBellegardeofTreaty4ter-ritoryinSaskatchewanwonsecondinthemenssing-ingcontestalsoafteratie-breakerwiththirdplacewinnerWillLawrencewhoperformedhisownsongsonguitar.Bellegardedonatedhis300prizemoneytoCKLBRadio.OnlytwoteamscompetedinthecouplescontestwithLouisMercrediandMillieHudsonfromFortSmithtak-ingrstoverPeterandEvan-gelineHuskeyofBehchoko.ThirteenjiggersburnedupthedanceoorforthetopprizeintheircategorywithFortSmithsMarySchaefertakingrstplaceoverrun-nersupVictorMariealsoofFortSmithandAndrewJohnKennyfromDeline.Helpedoutbyfamedd-dlerAngusBeaulieuofFortResolutionhometownheroesNorthCountryRockkeptthedanceoorhoppingbetweencontests.Handgamesfollowedtheshowwithdrummerscarryingplayerslateintothenight.Fansenjoyicecreamwhilewatchingtheirlocalstarscompeteinthetalentshow.ThenightsbestoverallentertainerLucyTulugarjukperformsanInuitdrumdance.GeorgeMackenzieofBehchokosingshiswinningDenelovesongtellingthetruestoryofaFortSmithhickeytotakerstplaceinthemenssingingcompetition.MarySchaeferofFortSmithjigsherwaytorstplaceatthetal-entshowheldindowntownFortSmithonWednesdayevening.AlbertBoucherofLutselKejigshisheartouttotheddletunesofFortResolutionsAngusBeaulieu.YoungKyrenPoitrasofFortSmithtakeshisturnonthedanceoortoperformalittlejigforthehappycrowd.PhotosMeaganWohlberg 13TuesdayJune242014Celebrationmarks115thanniversaryofTreaty8signingByMEAGANWOHLBERGAsayoungboySmithsLandingFirstNationcouncil-lorThaidenePaulettedidntunderstandthatthegrassyeldwhereheoftenplayedinFortFitzgeraldAlta.wasthesamegroundonwhichhisancestorsmadeabind-ingnation-to-nationagree-mentwithsomeoftherstsettlerstothearea.IgrewuphereplayinglittledidIknowthatIwasplayingandridingbikerightwheretheysignedtreatyasakid.OnceIlearnedthatwhenIwasolderIthoughtthatwasprettyamazingPaulettesharedwithacrowdgatheredontheveryspotlastTuesdayeveningtohonourthe115thanniversaryofthesigningofTreaty8.HundredsofDeneNa-tiondelegatesfromacrosstheNWTmembersoftheSmithsLandingandSaltRiverFirstNationsandcom-munitymembersfromFortSmithandFitzcameouttocelebratethemonumentaloccasion.Apartfromamassivefeastofroastedcaribouandshgamesandprizeskeptchil-drenbusywhileadultsen-gagedintraditionalhandgamesandthesteadywindkeptmosquitoesatbayunderthewarmJunesun.SpeechesweregivenbySLFNChiefAndrewWan-deringSpiritDeneNationalChiefBillErasmusAtha-bascaChipewyanFirstNa-tionChiefAllanAdamSaltRiverFirstNationChiefFriedaMartselosSmithsLandingelderFrancoisPauletteandPerryBelle-gardechiefoftheFedera-tionofSaskatchewanIndianNations.SpeakersremarkedonthehistoryofTreaty8itslegalweightandoverallsignicance.Whatissoimportantisthatwearethedirectdescen-dentsofthepeoplewhowerehere115yearsago-thedirectdescendents.Thepeoplewhoenteredintotreatyherewecomefromthemandwearestillalive.WhatthatmeansthenisthatthetreatyisstillaliveErasmussaid.Whatthatmeanstomeisthatthetreatyistheinstru-mentthathaskeptusalive.InotherwordsiftherewasnotreatyIdontthinkwedbeheretoday.Ireallydont.SpeechesalsotouchedonthecurrenttroublesFirstNationsfacewhenattempt-ingtofullyimplementtheagreementandtherightsitguarantees.Adamprofessedahopethatthespirituallawrepresentedbythetreaty-oneofpeaceandfriend-ship-willonedayberec-ognizedbybothpartiessothatitstrueintentcancometofruition.ThespiritandintentoftreatywasbasedonuniversallawthatweweresupposedtomakesurethatweliveinharmonywitheachotherandalsoinharmonywithMotherNatureAdamsaid.Themiseryisthatwedontcommunicateproperlyandthatwedontunderstandeachother-themisconcep-tion.Soworkatitworkattreatyheadvised.StrugglesexistingovertreatiestodayTheeventtiedintothemaintopicoflastweeksDeneNationalAssemblyinFortSmithHonouringtheTrea-tieswhichfocusedoncurrentstrugglestiedtoFirstNationsrelationshipswithCanada.Canadahasahardtimewithusbecausetheyveledpeopletobelievethatourtrea-tieshavenomeaningthatourlandsandresourcesbelongtosomeoneotherthanourpeo-pleErasmussaid.Wehavepeoplewhohaveofficersontheirtraplineswheretheyvelived30or40yearsharassingthem...ask-ingthemwhattheyredoingaskingiftheyhaveapermittocutwoodtohuntcaribou.TheysaynobecauseImaTreatyIndian.Sowehavearealsituation.Whilemanyconictsbe-tweenFirstNationsandtheCrownhaveendedupincourtasoflatethechiefsbelievethereareotherwaystosolveissuesstartingwithdialogue.Soonerorlaterthegov-ernmentsandtheindustryaregonnasaywevehadenoughghtingwiththeFirstNationsinCanadaandweretiredoftheFirstNationstakingustocourtsaidAdamwhoseFirstNationhasseverallegalactionsongoingagainstthefederalgovernment.Ifweweretositdownandhaveanopendialogueanddis-cussionIthinkwecouldbeabletobuildabetterCanadaabetterplaceforourpeopletolivehesaid.Untilthenwewillcontinuestrugglingandholleringateachother.PhotosMeaganWohlbergDrummersfromacrossDenendehjointogethertokickoffcelebrationshonouringthesigningofTreaty8atFortFtizgeraldAlta.lastTuesdayevening.SaltRiverFirstNationChiefFriedaMartselosandSgt.BarryLedouxoftheRCMPhelpmarkthemomentousoccasiononSmithsLandingFirstNationterritory.LittleJayPaulettea2year-oldmemberoftheSmithsLandingFirstNationcelebratestheoccasionbyfeastingonsomefreshlyroastedcaribouribs.FromleftAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationChiefAllanAdamDeneNationalChiefBillErasmusandChiefPerryBellegardefromtheFederationofSaskatchewanIndianNations.PoliticsTreaties Theintentwassocommunitiescouldseethattheresawholeworldofsupportfortheirconcernsandcriticism.Wereallyfeellikethathasbeenachieved.ErielDeranger14TuesdayJune242014HundredsexpectedatnalTarSandsHealingWalkEnvironmentOilsandsByMARIACHURCHInfouryearsthousandsoffeethavemarchedthe13-kmtarsandsloopinquietpro-testoftheAthabascaoilsandsduringtheannualTarSandsHealingWalkinFortMcMur-rayandthisweekendwillseehundredsmoreforthefthandnalmarch.WereendingthewalkitselfintheFortMcMurrayregionbuttherearesomanyplansforculturecampsandcommunitytrainingtotakethatnextstep.Itstheendofthewalkbutthebegin-ningofsomethingnewErielDerangeroneoftheorganizerstoldTheJour-nallastweek.AccordingtoDerangertheorganizersoftheHealingWalk-mainlytheKeepersoftheAthabasca-feeltheirenergieswillnowbebetterspentongivinglocalsthepowerandtoolstohosttheirowndialogueontheimpactoilsandsdevelopmenthasontheircommunities.TheHealingWalkhasreallyserveditspurposeofbeingthatconnectorandbeingthatsafespaceforcom-munitiesshesaid.TheHealingWalkbeganin2010afterconcernedresidentsandenvironmentalandhumanrightsorganiza-tionsbeganbrainstormingwaystoghtbackagainstunhinderedgrowthintheoilsands.DerangerwaspresentatthetalksandsaidwhileNGOswerecallingforproactiveactionsuggestingprotestsandrallieslocalsfeltitwasinappropriateconsideringholdingsimilarwalksnextyearshesaid.AsitisthenalwalknearFortMcMurraythisyearseventwillreturntotheorigi-nalaimbyfocusingonvoicesfromwithinthecommunity.Guestspeakerswillbealmostexclusivelychiefsandleadersfromcommunitiesaffectedbypipelinesreneriesoroilsandsprojects.Thethree-dayeventwillbeheldinFortMcMurraystart-ingJune27.WorkshopswillbeheldonFridaywhilethewalkbeginsat1100a.m.onSatur-daywithafeasttofollow.AclosingceremonyonSundaymorningwillbringtheHeal-ingWalktoanofcialend.Forafullscheduleofthewalkvisithttpwww.heal-ingwalk.orgschedule.htmlmarchthatwouldbringFirstNationspeoplefromwithintheregionalongwiththosefromoutsidetoengageinasafediscussionaboutcon-cernsaroundtheoilsandswhilelayingdownprayersforthefateofMotherEarth.Theintentwassocommu-nitiescouldseethattheresawholeworldofsupportfortheirconcernsandcriticismDerangersaid.Wereallyfeellikethathasbeenachieved.TodaytheeventhasbeenattendedbypeoplefromacrosstheworldandhasseennameslikeIdleNoMorefounderSylviaMcAdamauthorandactivistNaomiKleinAmericanenviron-mentalactivistBillMcKib-benandindigenousactivistandauthorWinonaLadukejoinintheceremonialprotest.WiththeskillslearnedandconnectionsmadeoverthepastfouryearsofHeal-ingWalkspeopleinthere-gionnowhavetheabilitytoputontheirownceremonialjourneyDerangersaid.AlreadytherearerumorsthatcommunitiesintheColdLakeandPeaceRiverregionsareconsideringtheirrelationshipwiththeoilsandsindustry.ParticularlytheFirstNa-tionspeopleeventhoughtheyhavealotofcriticismfeltalmostafraidtocomeoutinprotestofthisindustrythatreallyisthebreadandbutterforthepeopleoftheregionshesaid.TheconsensuslandedonahealingwalkaceremonialPhotoMeaganWohlbergPeacefulprotestersmarchthetarsandsloopnearFortMcMurraylastyear.TheTarSandsHealingWalkwillbeheldforthenaltimethiscomingweekend.OuranswerisYes.Wecareaboutcommunitiesandthepeoplewhomakethemhome.WerehonouredtosupportthecommunitiesmosttrustedsourceofstrengthandwisdomElders.CongratulationsFortChipewyanandMikisewCreeFirstNationonthesuccessfulopeningoftheKahkiyowKeykanowEldersCareHome.Togetherwecanmakeadifferenceforgenerationstocome.Comeandseewhatyescando.comCanwehonourourpastandmakeadifferenceforthefuturetogether TakeAKidGardeningprograminfullbloomIn-schoolgardeningprojectsettogerminateacrosstheSouthSlaveIndustryAgriculture15TuesdayJune242014TheTownofHayRiver73WoodlandDriveHayRiverNT867874-6522ByDALICARMICHAELTherecanbebigmoneyinmorelmushroomsagourmettreatservedathigh-endrestau-rantsinternationallyandfolksintheNorthwestTerritoriesarehopingtocapitalize.HostedbythedepartmentofIndustryTourismandIn-vestmentITIthroughouttheDehchoregionresidentstookpartinaseriesofworkshopsonmorelmushroomharvest-ingstoringandmarketinglastweek.MichaelMageeanregionalsuperintendentforITIintheDehchosaidthemassive2013renearJeanMarieRiverandSambaaDehcoupledwiththespringweatherappearstohavecreatedperfectconditionsforgrowingmorelmushroomsthisyear.Thetemperatureofthelandandtheamountofmoisturethetemperatureoftheday-allthesefactorsplayaroleinwhetherornotthesemorelmushroomsappearhesaid.ChiefStanleySanguezoftheJeanMarieFirstNationwasthersttohavetheforesighttotakeadvantageoftheop-portunitycontactingITIandestablishingworkshopsduringFromtheashesrisesthemorelmushroomIndustryHarvestthewintermonthsbeforethemushroomshadevenstartedgrowing.Wespoketoothercom-munitiesandsureenoughtherewasgenuineinterestinlearningaboutmushroomsthemorelmushroomeconomyfromJeanMarieFortSimpsonFortLiardandWrigleyinpar-ticularMageeansaid.Theworkshopshaveat-tractedabout100participantseagertolearnthewaysofthemorelharvesterwhocanmakebetween10and14perpoundofthefungi.TheoneinparticularthatgeneratedthemostresponseswasatSambaaDehFallsintheday-useareaMageeansaid.AseriesofinformationsessionswereheldthereuntilJune8.Newopportunitiesarecur-rentlyintheworkssettoteachlocalsaboutothermushroomsthatcanbefoundintheregionandtheirmanyproperties.TheinitiativereectssomeofthemaingoalsoftheNWTEconomicOpportunitiesStrategyreleasedinNovem-ber2013.IncreasingtheamountoflocalfoodsproducedharvestedandsoldintheNWTcontrib-utestoemploymentinvestmentandeconomicactivityDavidRamsayministerofITIsaidinapressrelease.Asweapproachtheprimepickingseasonformorelsandotherspeciesofwildmush-roomsintheNWTweareensuringthatresidentsandor-ganizationsareequippedwiththeknowledgeandskillstotakeadvantageoftheopportunitiesthatthisuniqueharvestmaybringhesaid.Wespoketoothercommunitiesandsureenoughtherewasgenuineinterestinlearningaboutmushroomsthemorelmushroomeconomy.MichaelMageeanIndustryTourismandInvestmentByDALICARMICHAELAprogramthatisencour-agingstudentsintheSouthSlavetodroptheirpencilsandpickupashovelcontin-uestogrowthisyearaftersuccessfultrialrunsheldatschoolsinHayRiverFortResolutionandFortProvi-denceinthespringof2013.TheTakeaKidGardeningTAGprogramaninitiativeofthedepartmentofIndus-tryTourismandInvestmentITIwasexpandedthisyeartoincludeallschoolsintheregion.TheprogramisasisterprojecttoITIsSmallScaleFoodsProgramwhichaimstodeveloplocalsustain-ablefoodproductionwithinNWTcommunitiesintheNorthwestTerritories.LauraBoucherateacherattheDeninuSchoolinFortRes-olutionandanavidgardenersaidmanyofherstudentspar-ticipatedforthersttimethisyearnotingtheprogramhadseveralstages.Firstitgetsstu-dentsplantingseedsindoorsduringthecoolermonths.Thentheyounggardenersaretaughttocarefortheirplantswateringthemandmakingsuretheyhaveenoughsunlightuntiltheweatheriswarm.Atthatpointtheywilltransplanttheirseedlingstoagardenathomeoronschoolgrounds.Weretryingtogetthekidsintogardeningandtoappre-ciatenatureBouchersaid.Weplantedabunchofplantsandowerstheystartedger-minatingandwegotthekidstotakecareofthem.Ithinkitsagoodpro-gramforthekidsBouchersaidaddingthatthelessonsstudentslearnwhilegarden-ingoftenreinforcewhattheylearnintheirschoolcurricu-lum.Itsagoodwaytolearnabouttheenvironmentandbiology.TocreatetheSmallScaleFoodsprogramwhichalsoconsistsofbuildingcom-munitygardensITIenlistedNorthernagriculturalistsJackieMilneandHelenGreen.ThefocusofcourseforITIislongtermlookingateconomicimpactsanddis-placingimportstotheNorthandfoodisahugeoneMilnesaid.HowdowerapidlytransformthatToMilnetheanswerisclearinvolvetheschools.Shesaidtheywouldnotonlypro-videaccesstoinfrastructurelikerunningwaterandlandbutalsoprovidesmallhandstogetthelocalgrowingmove-mentofftheground.ITIreallygaveHelenandIalotoffreedomtoimplementourideasandwerewillingtotakeriskslikewhenwesug-gestedbuildingagardenattheschoolMilnesaid.Atrstnaysayersworriedstudentswouldntappreciatethegar-densandtheireffortswouldbevandalizedshesaidbuttoeveryonessurprisetheoppositewastrue.InHayRiverthefirstschoolgardenswereDiamondJennessandatChiefSunriseandtheyweretakencareofbeautifullyMilnesaid.DeninuSchoolisnowinitssecondyearoftheTAGprogramwithstudentsfromKindergartentoGrade9par-ticipating.AnewcommunitygardenwasinstalledonJune17justintimeforstudentstotransplanttheirseedlingsbe-forethebeginningofsummer.Thehopeisthatthekidswillcontinuecontributingtothegardenovertheirholidays.Thisyearweretryingtoincorporatetheschoolgar-denswiththecommunitygardensandthatskindofanewthing.WeredoingbothprogramswiththechildrenintheschoolsandthenalsohelpingtoadvancetheadultstudentstooMilnesaid.TheawarenessoffoodhasbrokenthroughinNorthAmericafordifferentreasonssomepeopleareconcernedaboutqualityoffoodandthecostoffoodwereupintheNorthandtheresaware-nessofhealthanddiabetes.HowdowechangethatWechangehowweeatshesaid.Forsomestudentstheles-sonsinnaturewerequicktosinkinandhavestayedrooted.WhenAlexaMan-devillewasinfourthgradeatDeninuSchoollastyearhergroupwasoneofthersttoparticipateinTAG.AlmostimmediatelyaftertakingupgardeningatschoolMandevillestartedvolunteer-ingtohelpothersinhercom-munitywiththeirgardening.Thisyearsheplanstohelpherparentsandotherswiththeirgardeningprojectswhilemaintainingherownplantsattheschoolsgarden.IlikeplayinginthedirtandplantinginitsaidMandevillenow10andinGrade5.PhotocourtesyofKatePowellDeninuSchoolstudentAlexaMandeville10enjoysgardeningatschoolandinhercommunity. 16TuesdayJune242014NorthWordsWritersFestival9thAnnualGenerationNorthFollowusforupdatesThankyouTheNorthWordsWritersFestivalwouldliketothankourFortSmithvolunteersandsponsorsforafabulousone-dayNorthWordsWritersFestivalinFortSmithWecouldnthavedoneitwithoutyouPatti-KayHamiltonJeriMiltenbergerJunevaGreenGeriRuzikaJanineFryerJanieHobartPremierSponsorAURORACOLLEGEAndtheFineArtsCouncilofThebachaEducationCultureEconomicDevelopmentNORTHERNLIFEMUSEUMCULTURALCENTREByMARIACHURCHAlongwiththeir.303LeeEneldrieseightCanadianRangersfromtheNWTarenowequippedwithleader-shiptoolsafteracommand-erstrainingcoursewrappeduplastweekinYellowknifeforthe1CanadianRangerPatrolGroup1CRPG.Atotalof22RangersfromthethreeterritoriestookpartintheeighthbiennialDevel-opmentPhaseTwoDP2PatrolCommandersCourse.FromtheNWTfourRangersfromFortResolutionthreefromLutselKeandonefromFortSmithgraduatedthesix-daycourse.M-Cpl.GordonVilleneuvefromtheFortSmithRangerpatrolgroupgraduatedastheparadecommanderfromthecourse.Hesaidmuchofthetrainingfocusedondevelopinglead-ershipskillsandlearningthemilitarychainofcommand.Itssowecanbeamoreefcientunitthroughorga-nizationhesaid.Thecourseinvolvedfourdaysoftrainingonthelandandtwodaysintheclassroom.OnthelandtheypracticedissuingordersandsettinguparingrangeandradioNWTsCanadianRangersgetcommandertrainingoperationsallwhilerespect-ingthemilitaryhierarchy.Intheclassroomthefocuswasoncultivatingleadership.Everybodylastedevery-bodypulledthroughsono-bodydroppedout.ItsattimeschallengingbuteverybodyhastotoughenupandworkhardVilleneuvesaid.AfterworkingcloselywithRangersfromYukonandNunavutVilleneuvesaidhehascomeawaywitharespectforhiscolleaguesandmanynewfriendships.Atthebeginningwewereallstrangersbutnowthatwevecomethroughthetrainingitgaveusasenseofteamandagoodsenseofac-complishmenthesaid.WhiletheDP2courseisnotmandatoryforRangersitsheldtwiceayearandtypi-callysees20candidatessignupfromthethreeterritories.Thatcourseisopentoallleadershipinthepatrols-someonewithaM-Cpl.orCpl.orwithoneofthoseranksinthenearfutureandwantstotakemoreleadershipresponsi-bilityinthepatrolsaidCapt.SteveWattonpublicaffairsrepresentativefor1CRPG.ThePD2isdesignedtogiveRangersmoreleadershipskillsandknowledgewhendealingwithintheirownpa-trolandwhenassistingwithourmilitaryunitsthatoperateintheNorthWattonsaid.TheCanadianRangerspa-trolgroupinHayRiverisalsocompletingitsannualtrainingthismonthwithaneight-daycourseinnavigationpatrolreconnaissanceweaponshandlingandsafetysettowrapuponJune25.Therearecurrently575CanadianRangersin22pa-trolgroupsintheNWTallofwhomundergoannualtrainingsessions.AccordingtoWattontheCanadianRangersarecon-sideringbumpinguptrain-ingtotwiceannually.PhotosCaptSteveWattonPublicAffairs1CRPGRangerM-Cpl.GordonVilleneuveoftheFortSmithpatrolgivesthegeneralsaluteduringthegraduationparadeofthePatrolCommandersCourseonJune17.Maj.CraigVolstadCommandingOfcerandMasterWarrantOfcerDerrickElsonGroupSergeantMajorforthe1stCRPGpresentRangerM-Cpl.MichaelSandersonfromLutselKewithhiscoursequalicationcerticate.ByMARYWALDENOilandgasexplorerNorth-ernCrossisgearingupforamajordrillingprogramonlandsstraddlingtheDempsterHighwaysouthoftheEaglePlainsHotelinYukon.TheCalgary-basedcompanywantstodrillasmanyas20exploratorywellsonan80000-acreparcelwhereitcarriedoutanintensive3-Dseismicpro-gramthispastwinter.Anywellsturningupoilorgaswouldthenbeow-testedforuptotwoyearsNorthernCrosspresidentRich-ardWymantoldaWhitehorsemeetinglastweek.Thosewellsiteswouldneedyear-roundroadaccess.Theydalsoneedroomnotonlyforthewellheadbutpumpsgenera-torsstoragetanksandfacili-tiestoseparatethewaterfromtheoilandgashesaid.Oilfromthetestwellswouldbetreatedtomakeitsafefortransporttoportbeforebeingshippedtomarket.Thenatu-ralgaswouldbeusedatthecompanysmaincampforheatandpoweroraredoffWymansaid.Upto20gaswellsslatedforDempsterregionIndustryOilGasUsingjustonerigthedrillingwouldbestaggeredoverseveralyearsallowingthecompanytocollectdatatoguideitsdecisionsalongtheway.Thisgo-slowap-proachwouldalsospreadouttheeconomicbenettolocalbusinessesandwork-ershesaid.WedratherhaveamodestlevelofactivityforasustainedperiodoftimesaidWymanspellingoutthebroadstrokesoftheplan.Thenerpointswillbede-tailedinthecompanyssub-missiontotheYukonEnviron-mentalandSocio-economicAssessmentBoardwhenitsledinthenextweekortwo.Thatreviewisexpectedtotakeatleastfourorvemonths.ThecompanyhopestohavepermitsinhandbyDecemberorJanuary.NorthernCrosshasspentabout100milliononitsYukonprojecttodatehesaid.MostofthemoneyhascomefromtheChinesestate-ownedoilgiantCNOOC.Itbought60percentofNorthernCrossseveralyearsagoandcurrentlyhastwoexecutivesonthemanagementteam.Theparceltargetedforthisnextphaseofexplorationandappraisalisjustasmallpartofthe1.3millionacresthecom-panyacquiredrightstoin2007.Thecompanyhasdrilledfourwellsalreadyinthere-gion-twoin2012andanothertwoin2013.TheresultsofthatworkarestillbeinganalyzedWymansaidalongwiththeresultsofits3-DseismicprogramwhichwrappedupattheendofApril.Thatinvolvedcuttinganintri-categridthroughtheforestandthensendingseismicblastingequipmentalongthelinestondoutwhatliesbelow.Theimpactofallthatline-cuttingonlandandwildlifesuchasthePorcupinecaribouherdhasbeenquestioned.ButWymansaidalltheworkdonefellwithinthedevelop-mentthresholdslaidoutintheNorthYukonlanduseplan.NorthernCrossalsoplanstoholdapublicmeetinginFortMcPherson-thenearestcom-munitytotheprojectbutnodatehasyetbeenset.NorthernsRangers PoliticsMunicipal17TuesdayJune242014ByJACKDANYLCHUKIfperceptionisrealitythenpoliticiansandpublicsafetyofcialswillhavetodomoretoconvincesomeYellowkniferesidentsthattheirstreetsaresafeforeveryone.AyearafteraspateofhomeinvasionsandassaultsshookcondenceinpublicsafetysomewomenstillhesitatetousetheFrameLakeTrailapopularlinkbetweendown-townandStantonTerritorialHospital.RuthMcKeowntoldameet-ingonpublicsafetylastweekthatshefeltconcernwhenshesawalightly-dressedyoungwomanenterthetrailasnightwasfalling.IwantedtowarnherbutshewasgonebeforeIcouldsaidMcKeownoneofmorethan50personsintheaudi-enceheavilysaltedwithpoli-ticiansgovernmentofcialsandrepresentativesofNGOs.AsimilarmeetinglastOc-toberdrewmorethan100residentswhoairedcon-cernsaboutsafetyandpub-licdrunkennessamongthecityshomeless.Inresponsethecitycutbrushalongthetrailandimprovedlightingwhilepoliceincreasedtheirpatrols.YellowknifetrailsstreetsaresafepoliticianspoliceDespitearecentviolentassaultnearthetrailandan-otherhomeinvasionYel-lowknifestreetsaresafeaccordingtopoliceandpoliticianswhohostedthemeeting.MayorMarkHeyckblamedblazinghead-linesforahugepercep-tionherethattheresdangerlurkingaroundeverycor-ner.ThereareassaultsinourcommunitybutIdsaythevastmajorityofthosearebehindcloseddoorshesaid.TherecentclosureofthedayshelterandtheremovalofpublicbenchesfromapopulargatheringplaceonFranklinAve.shouldnotbeseenasanefforttopushthehomelessoutofthedown-towncoreHeycksaid.Thebencheswereonpri-vatepropertyandthecityhadnochoicebuttocom-plywhentheowneract-ingonpubliccomplaintsaskedthattheybemovedHeycksaid.GlenAbernethyministerofHealthandSocialServicesandJusticeMinisterDavidRamsaysaidanewdayshel-terforYellowknifeshome-lesswillopenthisfallbutwerentclearonhowitwillbenanced.Thegovernmenthasntfoundabuildingoranoperator.Sofarjust300000hasbeenfoundtonancetheshelterthatstruggledtokeepitsdoorsopenonanannualbudgetofmorethan600000.TheMunicipalEnforce-mentDivisionandRCMPareco-ordinatingstafftopatrolthedowntownandtrailsbyfootbicycleandATVcreatingamorevis-iblepresencesaidInspec-torFrankGallagherwhoheadsRCMPforcesinYellowknife.GallaghersaidtheRCMPisalsoinvitingthepublictoparticipateincitizensonpatrolCOPSandCrimeStoppersortovolunteerthroughtheJohnHowardSocietyinacitizensre-sponseteam.YellowknifewillalsogetawellnesscourtbytheendoftheyearwhichwilldivertthosewithsubstanceabuseissuesoutofthemaincourtsystemRamsaytoldtheaudience.Apilotcourtwillbereadybeforetheendoftheyear.Itwillensurethatpeoplewhobenetmostfromtreatmentwillreceivethesupporttheyneedhesaid.PhotoJackDanylchukByJACKDANYLCHUKThedealwasalmostthreeyearsinthemakingbutlastweektheterritorialgovern-mentcompletedthesaleoftwobuildingsonwhatwasonceYellowknifesDia-mondRow.ThebuyerDeepakKumarpresidentandCEOofDeepakInternationalLtd.DILtweetednewsofhispurchaseTuesdayeveningtothedelightofDavidRamsayminis-terofIndustryTradeandInvestment.Themoneyisinourac-countsaidRamsaywho18monthsagorevealedDILasthemysterybuyerofthefactoriesthathavebeenidlesince2009whenthelastcuttingandpolishingopera-tionontherowwentbroke.ThegovernmentissuedarequestforproposalsinSeptember2011seekingamanufacturerwhowouldbuythebuildingsandreturnGNWTbanks1.9MinsaleofDiamondRowbuildingstoDeepakthemtoproduction.DILwastheonlycompanytoenterabid.Thereisstillnowordonwhenthefactorieswillopen.RamsaydidntknowandKumardidnotreplytoarequestfordetails.MyexperiencewiththediamondindustryisthatthesethingstakelongerRamsaysaidandnotedthatittookCrossworksManufacturingthreeyearstocompleteaplantoopenadiamonddemonstrationcentreinYellowknife.Theimportantthingisthatwehaverecoveredsomeofthepublicinvest-mentRamsaysaid.Beforethesaleofthefac-toriestheterritorialgov-ernmenthadlost6mil-liononthe20millionitploughedintodevelopingYellowknifeasadiamondmanufacturingcentre.BasedinVancouverCrossworksisCanadaslargestdiamondmanufac-turer.ItopenedafactoryindowntownYellowknifein2008.Theimportantthingisthatwehaverecoveredsomeofthepublicinvestment.MinisterDavidRamsayIndustryTourismandInvestmentIndustryDiamondsMLAWendyBisaroleftmoderatesameetingonpublicsafetyinYellowknifewithRCMPSupt.RonSmithInsp.FrankGallagherJusticeMinisterDaveRamsayHealthandSocialServicesMinisterGlenAbernethyandMayorMarkHeyck. Sayitin25wordsorlessoronly3.50Extrawordsare20centseach.Businessclassifedsare10or30wordsand25centsoreachadditionalword.Emailyouradvertisingtoadsnorj.caoraxitto872-2754orcall872-3000ext.26FORSALEFIREWOOD.Cus-tomcutsizes-splitgreendrybagged.WoodGasificationOutdoorwoodboilers.DeliveryfromFortSmithtoHayRiverYellowknife.ContactDaveat867872-3435orcell872-0229oremaildhehnnorthwestel.net.UFNFORTSMITHCLASSIFIEDADVERTISINGBLANKETCLASSIFIEDADVERTISINGBlanketadvertisingreachesall122weeklynewspapersinAl-bertaandtheNWTwithacom-binedcirculationooveramil-lionreaders.CallourNorthernJournalsalesdeskat867-872-3000ex.26ordetails.COMMUNITYTRADINGPOSTHomeHeatingOilForon-timeoranytimedelivery...call100Locallyownedandoperated1BreynatStreetFortSmithNT872-4567PetroleumWhisperingPinesCottagesServingyouwith50yearsexperiencePleaseContactSandraRobichaudPhoneFax867872-2906-Cell867621-025485PineCrescentP.O.Box300FortSmithNTX0E0P0SaeTravelsEnjoyPrivatecleancomortableyearroundaccommodationswithFreeWiFiandHDRelaxwithourjacuzzitubfreplaceBBQyarddishwashergreatparkingandpluginsAfordableRatesdailyweeklymonthlystaysavailable.4privateunits.123and4bedroomstochooserom.www.whisperingpinescottages.caRapidPetroleumProducts8722585DeliveryofHomeHeatingFuel-PrivateandCommercialratesavailable18TuesdayJune242014SERVICEDIRECTORY867-765-2020salescascom.ca116NahanniDr.YellowknifeNTX1A2R1www.cascom.caPleasecontactusforinformationonhowwecanhelpmakeyourprojectasuccessProvidingconnectivity-telephoneandinternet-solutionsforindustryinremotelocations.EMPLOYMENTOPPORTUNITYHYDROPLANTOPERATOR2YEARTERMYellowknifeNTReportingtotheManagerPlantOperationstheHydroPlantOperatorisakeymemberofthePlantOperationsTeamthatensuresthesafeandattheDieselHydrosites.troubleshootingskills.Pleasenotethisisa2yeartrainingAuctionsNEEDTOADVERTISEProv-incewideclassieds.Reachover1millionreadersweekly.Only269.GSTbasedon25wordsorless.CallthisnewspaperNOWfordetailsorcall1-800-282-6903ext.228.BusinessOpportunitiesTHEDISABILITYTaxCredit.1500yearlytaxcredit.15000lumpsumrefundonaverage.CovershipkneereplacementsarthriticjointsCOPD.Applytoday1-844-453-5372.GETFREEvendingmachines.Canearn100000.peryear.Allcash-retireinjust3years.Pro-tectedterritories.Fulldetailscallnow1-866-668-6629.Websitewww.tcvend.com.CareerTrainingMEDICALBILLINGTraineesneededLearntoprocesssubmitbillingclaimsforhospi-talsanddoctorsNoexperienceneededLocaltraininggetsyoureadytowork1-888-627-0297.REGISTERforJulysessionoftheonlineMentalHealthCounsellorTrainingCourseatwww.ctihalifax.com.Graduatesareeligibletoreceiveclientreferrals.Textandmaterialsprovided.THEREISSTILLahugedemandforCanscribeMedicalTran-scriptiongraduates.MedicalTranscriptionisagreatwork-from-homecareerContactustodayatwww.canscribe.com.1-800-466-1535infocanscribe.com.ComingEventsTHECANADIANBADLANDSPassionPlayreturnstoDrum-hellerpresentingthegreateststoryevertold.Thestoryofthebirthlifedeathandresurrec-tionofJesusChristinastunningnaturalamphitheater.Perfor-mancesJuly11-27.Ticketsinfowww.canadianpassionplay.com.1-888-823-2001.DiscountCode15offAlberta14.Exp.July10.EmploymentOpportunitiesWATERTRUCKDRIVERre-quiredforRedDeerarea.Po-tableexperienceClass3andoileldticketsrequired.Senddriversabstractandresumetoblueridgewaterhaulingshaw.ca.Fax403-507-2368.HDLICENSEDTECHNICIANforseveralAlbertaareas.MusthaveorwillingtoobtainCVIPlicence.Pleaseemailorfaxap-plicationstoCarillionCanadaInc.dlefsrudcarillionalberta.ca.Fax780-336-2461.ANALBERTAOILFIELDcom-panyishiringexperienceddozerandexcavatoroperatorsmealsandlodgingprovided.Drugtestingrequired.780-723-5051.HEALTHCREWPenCheckers.Immediatepermanentfull-timepositionsavailable.Wagesarenegotiableandwillcommensu-rateaccordingtoqualicationsandexperience.Lakesideoffersanexcellentbenetpackage.Willtraintherightcandidate.FaxresumetoDukeJoy-JBSLakesideFeeders403-362-8231.Notelephoneinquiries.SEEKINGACAREERintheCommunityNewspaperbusi-nessPostyourresumeforFREErightwherethepublish-ersarelooking.Visitawna.comfor-job-seekers.WINCHTRACTOROPERA-TORS.Musthaveexperienceoperatingawinch.Toapplyfaxemailordropoffresumeattheofce.Phone780-842-6444.Fax780-842-6581.Emailrigmovetelus.net.MailHEOileldSer-vicesLtd.2202-1Ave.Wain-wrightABT9W1L7.Formoreemploymentinformationseeourwebpagewww.heoil.com.FOURLANEFORDSALESinIn-nisfailAlbertaislookingforaDie-selTechnician.Signingbonusandupto45.hourdependingonexperience.Emailsdavisfourlaneford.com.Phone403-227-3311.BADGERDAYLIGHTINGCal-garyInc.ishiringDriversC3QandSwampersinCalgaryAlberta.Full-timeyear-roundworkwithOTbenets.Mustbewillingtoworkweekends.Emailresumesbadgercalgary.comtoapply.IMMEDIATEOPENINGSforaJourneymanHeavyEquipmentTechnicianMechanicwithtruckexperienceandalsoatrailerme-chanic.FaxoremailresumeandreferencestoCalnashTruckingLacLaBiche1-780-623-4051calnashtelusplanet.net.MEDICALTRANSCRIPTIONisanin-demandcareerinCanadaEmployershavework-at-homepositionsavailable.Gettheonlinetrainingyouneedfromanemployer-trustedprogram.VisitCareerStep.caMTor1-888-528-0809tostarttrainingforyourwork-at-homecareertodayFeedandSeedFEEDBARLEY.PaskalCattleCompanyinPictureButteareaislookingforFeedBarley.Putmoreinyourpocket.Selldirecttous.PleasecallMainOfcefordetails.403-732-5641.HEATEDCANOLAbuyingGreenHeatedorSpringthrashedCano-la.Buyingoatsbarleywheatpeasforfeed.Buyingdamagedoroffgradegrain.OnFarmPickupWestcanFeedGrain1-877-250-5252.ForSaleMETALROOFINGSIDING.VerycompetitivepricesLarg-estcolourselectioninWesternCanada.Availableatover25AlbertaDistributionLocations.40YearWarranty.Call1-888-263-8254.SAWMILLSfromonly4397.Makemoneysavemoneywithyourownbandmill.Cutlumberanydimension.Instockreadytoship.Freeinfodvdwww.NorwoodSawmills.com400OT.1-800-566-6899ext.400OT.STEELBUILDINGSMETALBUILDINGS60off20x2830x4040x6245x9050x12060x15080x100sellforbalanceowedCall1-800-457-2206www.crownsteelbuildings.ca.DISCONNECTEDPHONEPhoneFactoryHomePhoneService.NoonerefusedLowmonthlyrateCallingfeaturesandunlimitedlongdistanceavailable.CallPhoneFactorytoday1-877-336-2274www.phonefactory.ca.BONDINDUSTRIALSEACon-tainers.Sellingnewusedandmodiedseacontainersforstorage.Guaranteedwindwaterandrodentproof.Deliveryavail-able.Askaboutmodicationseg.Doorswindowsinsulationnewpaintpoweretc.Modifyyourcontainerforyourspecicneeds.CallBondIndustrialat306-373-2236.Emailjoebondind.comorvisitourwebsiteatwww.bondind.com.BEAUTIFULSPRUCETREES.4-6ft.35each.Machineplanting10treeincludesbarkmulchandfertilizer.20treeminimumorder.Deliveryfee75-125order.Qualityguaranteed.403-820-0961.EVERYWATERWELLonearthshouldhavethepatentedKon-tinuousShokChlorinatorfromBigIronDrillingWhySavethousandsofliveseveryyear.www.1-800bigiron.com.Phone1-800-BIG-IRON.LivestockforSaleFORSALE.SimmeronSimmen-talsfullbloodfullFleckviehyear-lingbullspolledandhornedA.I.bloodlinesveryquietmuscled.Websitesimmeronranch.ca.Martin780-913-7963.ANGUSBULLS.Largeselec-tionofquality2yearoldsandyearlings.Performanceinfoavailable.Fullyguaranteed.LLBAngus403-742-4226.ManufacturedHomesSHOWHOMESALE.SubstantialsavingstobehadNeedroomforwholenewdisplayVisitGrand-viewModularRedDeertoseethequalityandcraftsmanshipthatsetusapart.1-855-347-0417www.grandviewmodular.comterrygrandviewmodular.com.PersonalsCANADABENEFITGROUP.DoyouorsomeoneyouknowsufferfromadisabilityGetupto40000fromtheCanadianGovernment.Tollfree1-888-511-2250orwww.canadabenet.ca.TOPREALPSYCHICSLive.Accuratereadings247.Callnow1-877-342-3036Mobiledial4486httpwww.true-psychics.ca. EMPLOYMENTTENDERSANDLEGALNOTICES19TuesdayJune24201412345DreamCatcherAutoFinancingwww.PreApproval.ccAPPLYTODAYDRIVETODAY1234512345Placeyouradinthisnewspaperandprovincewidewithacombinedcirculationofover800000foronly...995plusGSTHSTValueAdNetworkAlbertaWeeklyNewspapersAssociationtollfree1-800-282-6903x228emailandreaawna.comorvisitthiscommunitynewspapertheMOSToutofyouradvertisingdollarsSqueeze 20TuesdayJune242014EMPLOYMENTTENDERSANDLEGALNOTICESLandsEMPLOYMENTOPPORTUNITYMIKISEWCREEFIRSTNATIONDIRECTORTECHNICALSERVICESMikisewCreeFirstNationresidesinnortheasternAlbertaalongtheshoresofLakeAthabasca.NearbyareWoodBuffaloNationalParkandthePeace-AthabascaDeltaaUNESCOworldheritagesite.Ifyouenjoytheoutdoorsthiswouldbeaperfectplaceforyou.TheMikisewCreeisthelargestpopula-tionintheRegionalMunicipalityofWoodBuffalo.TechnicalServices.Thedirectorwillprovidequalityservicedevelopprojectplanspurchasesuppliesallocateresourcesestimateandmonitorjobcostsandliaisewithdepartmentscontractors.Considerableindependentjudgmentandactionareexercisedinperformingthesetasks.ComplexproblemsResponsibilitiesManageTechnicalServicesbudgetandassistwiththepreparationoftheannualbudgetandaudit.andeffectiveservicedelivery.Prioritizeprojectsandworkload.Purchaseequipmentwithinbudget.Authorizepurchaseofsuppliesandmaterialsforprojectsandgeneralmaintenance.RespondtopublicconcernsinatimelymannerPreparetenderdocumentsnegotiatetechnicalservicescontractsandagreements.Inspectandmonitornewdevelopmentssitesensureallcontrolstandardsarefollowed.MonitorPublicWorksDepartmentforthedeliveryofcleandrinkingwaterandtreatmentofwastewater.Superviseacomplementofstaffofconstructionelectricalplumbingandhousingdepartments.QualificationsandSkillsPost-secondarystudiesinengineeringanassetandknowledgeofFirstNationgovernmentalpracticesandprocedures.10yearsofrelatedexperienceinpublicworksandworkingknowledgeofprojectmanagement.Effectiveinterpersonalandcommunicationskills.Provensupervisoryandteamleadershipskills.Abilitytoattendandconductpresentations.ExperiencewithMicrosoftWordExcelandPowerPointsoftware.Validclass5driverslicense.TheMikisewCreeFirstNationoffersacompetitivesalaryrangeandanemployeebenefitspackage.PleasesubmitacoverletterresumeandthreeprofessionalreferencesanyincompletepackageswillnotbeconsideredDirectorHumanResourcesP.O.Box90FortChipewyanABT0P1B0Fax780697-3826oremailtohrmikisewcree.caClosingDateJuly182014oruntilasuitablecandidatefound.Thankyouforyourinterestbutonlyqualifiedcandidateswillbecontacted.WhatstheSCOOPDoyouhaveanideaforastoryorotherinformationtosharewiththenewspaperCALLUS867872-3000cascadegraphicsWemayhavechangedourlookbutwestillofferallthequalityproductsandservicesyouareusedtoplusmore.Telluswhatyouwoulddo.Emailcarolab.lung.caorgotowww.poweredbybreathing.comWHATWOULDYOUDOIFYOUCOULDBREATHEBETTERPOWEREDBYBREATHING.IfyouoperateabusinessandneedaffordableadvertisingcalltheNorthernJournal.FindouthowtohaveyourbusinesslistedinourServiceDirectory.Call867872-3000oremailadminnorj.ca.NorthernJournalServiceDirectoryGetyournameoutthere 21TuesdayJune242014DevolutionLegislationdevolution.gov.nt.calegislationTorevieworcommentonlegislationgoverningtheGNWTresponsibilitiesformanagingpubliclandwaterandresourcesgotothedevolutionwebsiteandclickonthedevolutionlegislationbutton.AnyquestionsUsetheformonthewebsitetosubmitandtheywillbeansweredpromptly.NOWHIRINGELECTRICALINSTRUMENTATIONCONTROLSMEASUREMENTTECHNICIANREFERENCECODE841FINDTHEMOSTSIGNIFICANTWORKOFYOURCAREERATTRANSCANADAAtTransCanadawedreambigthinkbiganddobigthings.Formorethan60yearswevebeensupplyingreliableandefcientenergytomillionsofNorthAmericanswithourpipelinesgasstorageandpowergenerationfacilities.TheElectricalInstrumentationControlsMeasurementTechnicianEICisrequiredtoapplytheirtechnicalskillstoensureallmeasurementcontrolsystemsandequipmentareeffectivelymaintainedandsafelyoperatedinaccordancewithourstandardsofperformancepoliciesandprocedures.AfullycertiedJourneymanInstrumentationTechnicianoranElectricianwithaminimumof5yearsindustryrelevantexperienceispreferred.AhighschooldiplomaGEDisrequired.Thispositionisovertimeeligibleandpartofanon-callrotationandprovidesemergencysupportasrequired.Sometravelmayberequired.ThispositionisbasedoutofFortMcMurrayreportingtotheLakelandAreaManager.TransCanadascompetitivebenetspackageincludesourRelocationProgramAssignmentPremiumRetentionBonusHousingSupportandmuchmore.Thispositioniseligiblefordomesticrelocationassistancebutisnoteligibleforcross-borderrelocationassistance.TransCanadaisanequalopportunityemployer.FormoreinformationandtoapplytothispositionpleasevisitourwebsiteatTransCanadaCareers.ca.EverythingyoudoatTransCanadacontributestoeverythingwedoacrossNorthAmerica.Makemoreofyourcareer.Helpusbuildlong-lastingenergysolutionsthatmatter.ByMARIACHURCHThreeanglersfromtheNWTarebackandshingontheterritoryswatersafterafour-dayyshingtour-namentinBCwherepro-fessionalsfromacrossthecountryandasfarawayasScotlandcrossedrods.Around60competitors-morethaneverbefore-cameoutforthefourthyearoftheNorthAmericanLoch-StyleFlyFishingChampionshipsheldinLoganLakeBClastweek.FromtheNWTTerenceCourtoreilleMarkFeldbergandDonnyBoakecompetedforanglingtitles.BoakeayouthmemberonteamFlytastic5wasnamedSportNorthFederationsyouthmaleathleteoftheyearinMay.ThisisBoakessecondyearcompetingintheCanada-wideyshingchampion-shipsandaccordingtotheeventsfounderandorganizerToddOishihehasagoodshotatmakingtheCanadianyouthyshingteam.NWTanglersinNorthAmericanyshingtournamentDonnyBoakebringshomesilvermedal6thplaceoverallAfterthefullvesessionsinthetournamentBoakesteamwonthesilvermedalwhileintheindividualrank-inghetook6thplaceoverallahugewinfortheNWTyouth.OishiaformermemberoftheCanadianyshingteamsaidthereweresevenyounganglersinthemixthisyearthemostyouththeeventhasseentodate.Itsgreattheyarethefu-tureofoursportOishisaid.Itsimportanttoencourageyoungpeopletocomeoutandcompetebecausewearegettingolderandsotheyaregoingtobetheonestocon-tinuethesport.Thecompetitionisar-rangedinto12teamsofverotatingpartnerssothateachthree-hoursegmentofshingisdonewithanewmemberoftheteam.TheideaistohavetheanglerslearnfromoneanotherOishisaid.Iwantedtomakesurethateverybodygetsachancetolearn.Everybodywalksawayfeelinglikeawinnerbecausetheywalkoutofthereabet-teranglerasaresultofbeingtherehesaid.SeveralofthecompetitorshavebeenonthenationalyshingteamandhavealotofexperienceandskillstoshareOishisaid.Thethreedaysofcom-petitionareaccreditedintheselectingprocessforthenationalteamwhichmeansmanyoftheanglerscollectedpointstowardstheirnationalranking.ItsmyhopethatforguyslikeDonnyandtheotheryouththeyllpickupsomepointshereandhaveachancetorepresenttheyouthteamatinternationaleventsOishisaid.InSeptemberCanadaissendingayouthteamtoacom-petitioninColorado.Oishiwhoisoneofthecoachesfortheteamsaidhewaswatchingforpotentialcandidatesfromthesevenyouthwhoattended.WerelookingforfirstoffthattheymakegreatambassadorsforourCanadianyouthhesaid.Werelook-ingforkidsthatshowalotofheartthatdontjustquitandtheyobviouslyhavetohavefairlygoodskillsforysh-ingonriversandlakesandgreatcastingabilities.TheCanadiannationalyshingchampionshipswillbeheldinKenaukQue.thisOctoberandafterhissuccessthistournamentBoakewilllikelybeamongthecompetitors.SportsRecreationFishingFromleftDeanKolodyJoshGelinasJasonDoucetteDonnyBoakeandIanGazelyfromteamFlytasticFivetakethesilvermedalwith119shand128placings.FromleftJohnNishiChrisPuchniakTerenceCourtoreilleRobertStroudandToddOishifromteamCormorantswinthegoldwith143shand124placings.PhotoscourtesyofToddOishiTrojanPondleftandTunkwaLakeserveasthetwovenuesforthe2014NorthAmericanLoch-StyleFlyFishingChampionshipsinLoganLakeBritishColumbia. 22TuesdayJune242014www.facebook.comnwtsfaHenryBeaverSr.takespartinAboriginalDaycelebrationsatRiversideparkinFortSmithonSaturday.DozenslineupforatraditionalfeastofcariboubeaverseveraltypesofshandsaladsprovidedbytheSmithsLandingFirstNationinFortSmithonSaturdayaspartoftheafternoonsAboriginalDaycelebrations.CousinsTristanandCrystalBourkeofFortSmithgatherforthefeastinRiversideparkonSaturday.VictorMariesportsanarrayoftraditionalclothingdespitetheheatonSaturdayafternooninFortSmith.FrombottomleftclockwiseTrailcrossyouthLenaNigiyokLauraNelsonZacharyLesageMarloweKapolakandcounsellorLeahWilbyareallsmilesatAboriginalDaycelebrationsinFortSmith. ArtsCultureAboriginalDay23TuesdayJune242014PeopleandculturecelebratedacrossNWTonAboriginalDayTonyWhitfordretiredcommissioneroftheNorthwestTerritoriesandformerMLApresidesoveragrillloadedwithwhiteshforthehundredswhothrongedtoAboriginalDaycelebrationssponsoredbytheNorthSlaveMtisAllianceinYellowknifeonSaturday.YellowknifesSombeKeParkthrobbedtotherhythmicbeatoftheYellowknivesDeneFirstNationsDrummersonAboriginalDaybringingdozenstotheirfeettojoininarounddance.TheEdmontonMtisDancersbackedupbyFortResolutionschampionddlerAngusBeaulieuthrillYellowkniferswhopackedthecitysSombeKecivicparkfortheNorthSlaveMtisAllianceeventmarkingAboriginalDayintheNWTonSaturday.DrummersinFortSmithsingtraditionalsongswhiledozenspileintoRiversideParkforafeastofwildmeatandshonSaturdayduringAboriginalDaycelebrations.PhotosBillBradenJackDanylchukDonJaquePaulBannister 24TuesdayJune242014FortSmithCanadaDayItineraryCanadaDayEventswillbeheldatRiversidePark2014FortSmithCanadaDayParadeRoute2014FortSmithCanadaDayParadeRouteParadeStartParadeFinishParadeRouteSamelocationwheretheKraftCelebrationToureventsoccurredTheparadewillsetupandstartintheParkingLotbehindthePostOffice.TheParadewillproceeddownMcDougalAve.toMillSt.andcontinueontoRiversidePark.TTThhhheepprrddewwwillepppppppaaaandddaannnnttttthheargLtteehhhhhiiinnddhPPPoffffffiiicee..TTPPaaaarrppppccceeeeedddddddoooonnnnnnnnMuuvvv..MMSS.ninRRkkTheparadewillsetupandstartintheparkinglotbehindthePostOffice.TheParadewillproceeddownMcDougalRd.toMillSt.andcontinueontoRiversidePark.ParadeStarteeerrraParadeStartParadeFinishFaarrraParadeFinishParadeRouteParadeRoute900amCanadaDayFunRunstarts1100amMarshallingofFloats-ParadestartsintheparkinglotbehindthePostOfficeacrossfromtheRCMPoffice1130amParadebegins1200pmFlagraisingSingingofOhCanadaMayorsWelcomeDignitariesSpeechesElderCitizenandPaulCurrieVolunteeroftheYearAwardspresented100pmCakecuttingceremony115pmGamesstreetmarketandlivemusicbegin200pmFishfrycommunityfeastYouthsoftballgameattheRiversideParkdiamond400pmFinishingofCanadaDayevents