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
ECElaunchesinstitutionfeasibilitystudyintheSahtuTuesdayDecember2320147EDUCATIONPOST-SECONDARYSaturdayDec.6ChristmasBakeSaleCraftsChiefLamaliceComplex10am-4pmSaturdayDec.13ChristmasBakeSaleCraftsChiefLamaliceComplex10am-4pmThursdayDec.18ChristmasConcertChiefSunriseSchool530pmstartFeastChiefLamaliceComplex600pmstartFridayDec.19ChiefCouncilDeliverTurkeyHamperstoEldersAllDaySaturdayDec.20KFNBandOfceClosedforHolidaysKFNScheduleofupcomingeventsTuesdayDec.23CommunityChristmasDinnerandDrumDanceChiefLamaliceComplex600pmstartWednesdayDec.31CommunityChristmasDinnerandDrumDanceChiefLamaliceComplex600pmstartThursdayJan.1CommunityFeastDrumDanceChiefLamaliceComplex600pmstartMondayJan.5KFNBandOfceReopensWednsdayJan.21CommunityFeastChiefLamaliceComplex530pmstartGeneralBandMeetingChiefLamaliceComplex700pmstartKATLODEECHEFIRSTNATIONHayRiverNWTHappyHolidaysfromtheChiefandCouncilandKFNStaffKFNYouthChristmasActivitiesattheYouthCentreSundays3pm-7pmMondays5pm-9pmTuesdays5pm-9pmWednesdays5pm-9pmThursdays5pm-9pmFridays6pm-10pmSaturdays6pm-10pmGamesDropInsGamesDropInsGamesDropInsNewReleaseMovieNightsBoardGameNightsOpenLateDropInsOpenLateDropInsWEOFFERARANGEOFTHEBESTTIRESONTHEPLANETCOMETOUSIFYOUWANTWINTERTIRESBridgestoneBlizzakMichelinX-IceNokianR2TIRENORTHLTD.917MacKenzieHwySS22HayRiverNTX0E0R8Callusat867874-2686Weareyourwintertiresolution.ByDALICARMICHAELJustasmoststudentsarewrappinguptheirexamseasonpackinguptheirbooksandheadinghomefortheholidaysresidentsintheSahtuarecelebratingthepossibilityofhavinganewtechnicalinstituteandresearchcentreopenintheregion.ThedepartmentofEducationCultureandEmploymentECEconrmedwiththeregionsMLAlastweektheyhadlaunchedaSahtuRegionalInstitutefeasibilityplanningstudyofciallytakingtherststeptowardsopeningapost-secondaryfacilityforyouthandthoselookingtoupgradetheirskillswithouthavingtotraveltoofarfromhome.Thevictorycomesalmost10yearsafterdiscussionsaroundhavingsuchafacilityintheSahtubegansaidMLANormanYakeleya.Forusitsgoodnewshesaid.Thestudywillexaminethelogisticsofthenewschoolincludingpossiblelocationscostscourseprogrammingandpotentialpartnerships.TheannouncementcomesatatimewhenstudentsintheSahtuareincreasingtheiraca-demicsuccesswithstatisticsdemonstratingthathighschoolgraduationratesintheareaareontherise.Between1993and2013atotalof354studentsgraduatedfromasecondaryeducationinstitutionintheregion.In2014alone42studentsreceivedahighschooldi-ploma.Futureprojectionspredictanaverageof50graduatesayear.WewanttostartutilizingmoreofourownpeopleanddeveloptheirskillsYakeleyasaid.Thewaythingsaregoingrightnownottoomanyofourpeoplenowaregoingtobefull-timetrappers.Thereisstillacoreseg-mentofpeopleinourcommunitieswhoaretrapping...butwereseeingmoreandmoreyoungpeoplenowwhoarestayingclosetothecommunityandtheresjobsthatneedtobelledoncesomeoftheolderworkersgetintoretirement.Studentslookingtoincreasetheirmarket-abilitydohavetheoptionattendinganyoftheAuroraCollegecampusesinYellowknifeInuvikorFortSmithhoweverhighlivingandtravelcostsprovideinsurmountablebarriersformanyYakeleyasaid.Airfareisntcheapandifyouhaveafamilyoffourorfiveitsaboutagood8000justtogethomeandbackYake-leyasaid.ThatstheairlineticketnowfromoursmallcommunitiessoaroundChristmastimethankGodfortheroadsbeingpunchedthroughtoTulitaandtheotherroadsatleaststudentscandrive...andreducetheircosts.FillingneedsoftheregionIn2013theSahtuconductedanoilandgasstudytoexaminetheneedsofthework-force.Thendingsshowedadearthofwork-erswithadequatequalicationsincludingliteracyandlifeskillsjobreadinessadriv-erslicenseandagrade12diploma.Thereislimitedavailabilityofskilledla-bourwithagrade12diplomacerticateredsealordegreeYakeleyasaid.Industryislookingtohiredrillingrigworkerstrades-peopletechnicalandprofessionalpositionsandadministrativestaffandgovernmentagenciesandbusinessarelookingtohireproj-ectmanagersgeneralofceadministratorscertiedtradespeopleandsafetyofcers.Yakeleyaisdreamingbigwiththefacilityandhopesitcanincludenoncookie-cuttermodelcourseslikeenvironmentalmonitoringreghtertrainingandtrappercertication.Theseedsthatweplantwewillreapto-morrowhesaid.Theseedsweareplant-ingaretheyoungpeoplesminds...Forusleadersnowandtheolderpeopleweknowourfutureisgoingtobeokaybecauseouryoungpeoplearegoingtobegiventheskillsofthetradesthataregoingtoberequiredforthemnumberonetobeindependentintheirlivesandnotbedependentongovernmentandtoknowtheycanpassontheirskillstotheirchildren.Thefeasibilitystudyisexpectedtobecom-pletedbytheendofMarch2015.ThisissomethingthatneedstocontinueonwiththenextgovernmentYakeleyasaid.TheSahtuisofciallylookingintobuildingatechnicalinstituteintheregiontotrainandretaintheiryouthforfuturejobprospects.PhotoJeanPolfus