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HayRivertownworkersstrikeforhigherwagesMunicipalemployeesinHayRiverformedpicketlinesMondaymorninginpursuitofahigherwageincreaseoverthenextthreeyears.Seepage2.FortSmithCreeeldershareslifetimeofstoriesCreeelderRosalieBourkecharmedanaudienceattheNorthernLifeMuseumandCulturalCentrewithtalesfromheryouthandculture.Seepage13.REMEMBERINGYellowknifehonoursCanadiansoldierskilledinAfghanistan.Seepage19.LivingliketheLandlmshowcasesDenewayoflifeAnewlmbyQuebeclm-makerNicolasPaquetcelebratesDeneculturalresurgenceintheNorthwestTerritories.Seepage9.FireseasontopickupwhereitleftoffenvironmentministerDroughtcodeindicatorsaresuggestingtheSouthSlavereseasonwillbeginasitendedwithextremedroughtconditions.Seepage6.VISITWWW.NORJ.CAAnationalawardwinningindependentnewspaperservingnorthernAlbertaandtheNorthwestTerritoriessince19771.00February102015Vol.38No.39NWTdigsinheelswith2015budgetasfiscalcliffapproachesByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheNWTsnanceministeriswalkingathinlineinnewshoesthisscalyearthechangeinfootwearmeanttocelebrateanadditional100millionincapitalinvestmenttocapthefourthandnalyearofthe17thAssembly.MinisterMichaelMiltenbergerannouncedhislatestbudgetdedi-catedtoscalrestraintlastThurs-daytakingcaretooutlinetheop-portunitiesfacedbythenextas-semblywhileremainingrealisticaboutthedauntingtaskaheadofkeepingexpendituresincheckwithessentiallynogrowthinrevenuesoverthenextfouryears.At1.83billionthebudgetfore-castsafthconsecutiveoperat-ingsurplusof147millionfortheyearbutasrevenuegrowthslowstoastandstillandcostscontinuetomountMiltenbergersaiditwilltakesmartdifcultchoicestoensuretheterritorydoesnthitthewall.WeareapproachingtheedgeofascalcliffandourchallengeistoensurethatwedonotgooverhesaidduringthelastofhisbudgetaddressThursdayafternoon.Weshouldnotbeoperatingthisclosetotheedge.thedifficultiesthatlayaheadcausedbyanumberofunforeseenblowstotheterritorysfinanceslastyear.Therecord-breakingdroughtandaccompanyingfireseasonthatputthegovernmentbackincometaxes24millionlessthananticipatedinthe2014-15estimates.Atthesametimetotalrevenueisexpectedtogrowbyjust0.1percentannuallyoverthenextveyearswhileexpendituresin-creasebyatleast2.1percentperyearandthatsassumingstrictmanagement.Thisperfectstormofshockshasdroppedourcapacitytoborrowandisprojectedtoreducethe100-mil-lioncushionofunencumberedroomunderthefederally-imposed800-millionborrowinglimitto70millionbytheendofthisscalyearMiltenbergersaid.DifcultchoicestomakeThebudgetseesnocutstopro-gramsandservicesasMiltenbergerboastedinhisaddressthoughbelt-tighteningisalreadyhappeningacrosstheboard.SeeRaisingonpage7.AperfectstormofshocksThoughMiltenbergerrefusedtocalltheNWTsfiscalsituationbleakhewasbluntinconfronting75millionlastsummerwereexacerbatedbyamassivedropinexpectedrevenue.Resourcerevenuesarenowexpectedtobe41millionlowerandcorporateWeareapproachingtheedgeofascalcliffandourchallengeistoensurethatwedonotgoover.Weshouldnotbeoperatingthisclosetotheedge.MinisterMichaelMiltenbergerNWTFinancePhotoDaliCarmichaelStaffmembersoftheFortSmithHousingAuthorityprepareforasecondweekofstrikeactioninfrigidtemperaturesastheypickettheirofficeheadquartersafterfailingtoheadbacktothenegotiationtablewithmanagement.Formoreonthisstoryheadtopage3. 2POLITICSLABOURNEWSBRIEFSRewardofferedforwhoopingcranekilledatAransasNecropsyresultsshowawhoopingcranekilledduringitswintermigrationtoAransasTexasmayhavebeenhandledafterdeath.TheU.S.FishandWildlifeServiceandTexasParksandWildlifeareofferingUS3500inrewardsforin-formationonthecase.WhoopingcranesareprotectedundertheEndangeredSpeciesActandtheMigratoryBirdTreatyActandpenaltiesforharmingorkillingacranecanrangeuptoaUS100000neanduptooneyearinfederalprison.Threemenface33chargesafterYellowknifedrugbustAsubstantialamountofdrugsweretakenoffthestreetsofYellowknifewhenlocalRCMPexecutedawarrantattheendoflastmonth.FadeDawood23ofTorontoJoshuaRampersaud34ofEdmontonandLazareSampson20ofYellowknifehavebeenslammedwithatotalof33chargesafterpoliceseizedapproximately28gramsofcrackcocaineasmallamountmarijuanadrugpar-aphernaliamoneyanda9mmhandgun.AllthreemenfacedthecourtsonFeb.3.GWNTfedsannounceextensionofaffordablehousingagreementTheGNWTandfederalgovernmenthavecometogethertoannounceanincreaseinavailablefundingforaffordablehousinguntil2020.Overthenextveyearsthetwogov-ernmentswillextendtheInvestmentinAffordableHousingIAHagreementbyacombinationof18millionbuildingofftheoriginalagreementwhichoffered11millionfrom2011-2014.Thefundswillbeusedtocontinueaddressinghousingneedsandprovideprogrammingtopersonswhoarehomelessorwhohaveexperiencedfamilyviolence.TuesdayFebruary102015CBCNorthneedsanannouncerforitsdailyradioprogramintheChipewyanlanguage.DenesulineYatiabroadcaststoourChipewyanaudienceinsouthernNWTandnorthernAlberta.Theprogramrequiresfuencyinthelanguage.Thejobdescriptionisherehttpscbc.taleo.netcareersection2jobdetail.ftljobYEL00155langenOrpleasecontactthemanagingeditorarchie.mcleancbc.caor867920-5466HayRivertownemployeesstrikeindemandofhigherwagesByMEAGANWOHLBERGHayRiverresidentshopingtouserecreationalfacilitiesonMondaywerehitwithapicketlineofstrikingwork-ersinsteadaftermunicipalemployeesmovedinfavourofjobactionlastweek.Around30unionizedtownworkersbegantheirfullwithdrawalofservicesMondaymorningfollowingthebreakdownofnegotia-tionslastmonthwhichsawanoverwhelmingmajorityofemployeesvotetostrikeatameetingonJan.12followingwhattheunioncalledanextremelypoorwageofferfromthetown.Towncouncilmadeanalofferofa1percentannualwageincreaseoverthenextthreeyearswhereastheunionisrequestingathree-yearagreementtheysaymatchestherisingcostofliv-ingintheNWTatariseof2.5percentintherstyearand2.25percentintheyearsfollowing.ThedifferenceinpositionsamountstothepriceofacupofcoffeeadaysaidJackBourassaregionalexecutivevice-presidentforthePublicServiceAllianceofCanadaPSACNorthwhichrepre-sentstheemployeesalong-sidetheUnionofNorthernWorkersUNW.Wecouldsettlethisifthetownwouldbereasonable.Bourassasaidanegotia-torisonstandbytoresumetalksshouldthetownwanttoreturntothebargain-ingtable.Thedisgruntledwork-ershadsetouttostrikelastFridaybutthatnoticewasdeemedinvalidundertheCanadaLabourCodewhichrequirestheuniontogive72hoursnotice.Suchnoticewaslatergiveninordertolegallystrikeaftertheweekend.HayRiverMayorAndrewCassidysaidthetownhascontingencyplansinplaceandthatessentialserviceslikewatertreatmentsewergarbagecollectionandland-lloperationswillnotbeaf-fectedbytheworkstoppage.Thetownhasbeenpre-paringforthisactionandhasidentifiedemployeesthatthetownintendstobringinreplacementwork-ersorscabstoworkatrecreationfacilitiesduringthestrike.Thisisacompletelyfalsestatementwithoutmeritanditisunfortunatetheunionchosetoincludethismisleadinginforma-tionintheirpressreleaseessentialtothehealthandsafetyofourcommunity.Therewillbeminimaldis-ruptiontotheseessentialservicesandthetowncanrestassuredthatwaterqual-ityandemergencyresponseareourhighestpriorityhesaidonFriday.Administrativefunctionssuchasbillpaymentsandgeneralinquirieswillbeavailableatthefronten-tranceoftherehallthoughCassidysaidtheremaybedelaysandresidentsareen-couragedtouseonlinepay-mentservices.Theswimmingpoolandarenawillbedisruptedthoughthecurlingclubwillcontinueoperatingunderitsleasearrangement.Cassidycondemnedasser-tionsfromtheunionmadeinapressreleaselastweekCassidysaid.Noonefromthetownhadtheauthoritynortooktheinitiativetoapproachworkersfromanyothercommunityrequest-ingassistanceintheeventofastrike.Thetowncoun-cilhasnothadanydiscus-sionaroundtheuseofout-of-townworkersandwillnotbeconsideringthatasanoption.TheunionandtownhavebeenincontracttalkssinceAugust2014.TheirformercollectiveagreementexpiredinDecember2013.Thisisthesecondongo-ingstrikeintheNorthwestTerritories.Neighbour-ingemployeesoftheFortSmithHousingAuthorityalsorepresentedbyPSACNorthandUNWhitthepicketlineslastweekoverwagesandbenefits.Thedifferenceinpositionsamountstothepriceofacupofcoffeeaday.JackBourassaPublicServiceAllianceofCanada-NorthPhotoScottClouthierStrikingTownofHayRiveremployeeKimTybringwavestopassingmotoristsinfrontofTownHallonMondayafternoon.TybringthetownsLeadHandFacilityMaintainerisoneofmanyUnionofNorthernWorkersmembersonstrikeafternegotiatorsforbothsideswereunabletocometotermsonanewcollectivebargainingagreement. 3POLITICSLABOURTuesdayFebruary102015itwontbethetrekthatleavesyouSkithehistoricFortFitzgeraldABtoFortSmithNWTtrail.Registeronlineatwww.zone4.caEmailthebacha.loppetgmail.comformoreinformation.BesuretocheckouttheThebacha.LoppetFacebookpageSponsoredbytheFortSmithSkiClubTHEBACHALOPPETFITZ-SMITHSaturdayMarch72015BREATHLESSFortSmithhousingworkerstakestriketomanagershomeStaffersreadytostandtheirgrounduntilhockeysticksturnintofrisbeesByDALICARMICHAELStafffromtheFortSmithHousingAuthor-ityFSHAhadbeenstrikinginthecoldforvedayswhentheydecidedtochangeuptheirsceneryandheadtotheirmanagershomeforanafternoononFriday.MakingtherstmovesincestaffersstartedstrikingonFeb.2thegroupmadetheun-orthodoxdecisionafternoticingsomethingoff-puttingwhiletakingabreakfrompick-etinginthesteady-30Celsiustemperatures.Atabout100p.m.wewerehavingchiliinourlittleshacksaidDallasCampbellstrikecaptainandanall-aroundhandymanwiththeauthority.At120p.m.wenoticedthatourmanagerlefttheofce.Whileweweresittingthereintheshacktherewereacoupleoftenantsneedingtogetintotheof-cetodowhatevercorrespondencepaytheirrentorwhat-have-youandtheycouldntgetin.Thedoorswerelockedandtherewasnosignonthedoors.Thepicketersthenresolvedtomovetheirstrikelinetowheretheiremployercouldseeit.OurmanagerdecidedtocomehomefortheafternoonwhereassheshouldreallybeattheofceCampbellsaidFridayafternoon.Herhoursofoperationaccordingtohervoicemailarefrom8a.m.to3p.m.MondaythroughFri-dayandopenthroughlunchhourduringthestrike.Wedecidedtojustbringourmessagetoherhousejusttoletherknowthatwerestillreallywantingtogetbacktothetableandwerestillveryactiveinourgoalhere.ThereareseveralissuesstaffmembersattheFSHA-representedbyPublicServiceAl-lianceofCanadaandtheUnionofNorthernWorkers-areghtingforintheirnewthree-yearcollectiveagreementforwhichnegotia-tionsstartedbackinMarch2014.Therstitemisanadjustmentoftheirwagestokeeppacewithination.Theyareaskingfora2.75percentwageincreaseintherstandsecondyearsanda3.25percentincreaseinthethirdyear.Theyarealsoaskingforanincreaseinva-cationtravelassistancewhichhasremainedat725perfamilymembersince2003andanincreasedallowanceof1000perpersonaboutthecostofaroundtripightfromFortSmithtoEdmonton.Finallytheunionisrequestingamend-mentstoretirementandseverancepackagesforstaffwhohaveputin20ormoreyearsofservice.Fouroftheeightstaffwouldcur-rentlybenetfromthisnewarrangement.Theotherfourhavebeenemployedtherebetweenfourand15years.WevebeengettinggreatsupportfromourtenantssaidnegotiatorKevinMageeantheFSHAstenantrelationsofcer.Itsfrustratingfromtheirstandpoint.Allwereaskingourten-antsisforthemtohavetheirchinsupandwerehopingnothingwillcomeoutofit.Werestillremainingfriendstheyvebeencominginandwedontimpedethematall.Werelettingtheminandtheyvebeenofferingusalotofencour-agementandsupportastheyrewalkingby.UpuntilFridayafternoonthemainofcehadbeenkeepingregularhoursCampbellnotedthoughserviceseemedtobeirregular.Weveheardrumoursthroughoutthetownthatsomephonecallsarentbeingansweredhesaid.Werewonderingifcallsarebeingscreenedpossiblyandthenanswered-theonesthatmaybeneedtobeactioned.CallsfromTheJournaltoofcemanagerKimOlsenandSouthSlavedistrictdirectorJolettaLarocquewentunreturned.Despitethelackoffeedbackfromtheirem-ployersstrikerssaytheyarereadytokeeponpicketinguntiltheygetwhattheywant.WerenotonlydoingitforourselvesnowbutwerealsodoingitforfutureemployeesdownthelineforhereMageeansaid.Werenotwillingtocavein.YeahmaybeuntilthehockeystickturnsintoafrisbeeIdontknowchuckledCamp-bell.Ihopenot.Ourmanagerdecidedtocomehomefortheafter-noonwhereassheshouldreallybeattheofce...Wedecidedtojustbringourmessagetoherhousejusttoletherknowthatwerestillreallywantingtogetbacktothetableandwerestillveryactiveinourgoalhere.DallasCampbellStrikecaptainPhotoDaliCarmichaelFortSmithHousingAuthoritystaffmembersmovetheirpicketlinetothesidewalkinfrontofmanagerKimOlsenshometheafternoonofFeb.6afternoticingshehadgonehomeearlyforthedayleavingtenantswithoutaccesstoservices. 4TheNorthernJournalisanindependentnewspapercoveringnewsandeventsinthewesternArcticandnorthernAlberta.2013CCNABLUERIBBONCANADIANCOMMUNITYNEWSPAPERAWARD2013CMCAAUDITEDTheNorthernJournalispublishedweeklybyCascadePublishingLtd.PrintedatStarPressInc.WainwrightAB.Publisher.................................................................................DonJaque867-872-3000ext.21donnorj.caEditor.........................................................................MeaganWohlberg867-872-3000ext.24newsnorj.caReporter.......................................................................DaliCarmichael867-872-3000ext.25reporternorj.caComptroller.....................................................DixiePenner867-872-3000ext.23dixnorj.caAdvertising..............................HeatherFoubertHayRiver867-874-4106adsnorj.caAdministration............................................JeremyTurcotte867-872-3000ext.26adminnorj.caProductionManager......................................SandraJaque867-872-3000ext.22sandranorj.caGraphics........................................................PaulBannister867-872-3000ext.27graphicsnorj.caLetterstotheEditorPolicyTheNorthernJournalwelcomesletterstotheeditor.Lettersmustbesignedandincludeaphonenumbersotheauthorcanbeveried.Nameswillbewithheldonrequestinspecialcircumstanceswherethereasonsaredeterminedtobevalid.TheJournalreservestherighttoeditlettersforlengthlibelclarityandtaste.Opinionsexpressedinlettersandcolumnsarenotnecessarilythoseofthepublisheroreditor.AdvertisingDeadlinesDisplayaddeadlineisThursdayat400p.m.ClassiedaddeadlineisThursdayat500p.m.Emailadsnorj.caSubscriptionRatesPricesincludeGST.47.25inFortSmith52.50elsewhereinCanada105intheUSAoverseas164.30.EDITORIALLETTERSTOTHEEDITORTuesdayFebruary102015FollowingupontheGNWTsannounce-mentofanewNorthwestTerritoriesMin-ingAdvisoryBoardAlternativesNorthisrecommendingabroaderrepresentationofintereststhanwasannouncedbytheMinister.ThepressreleaseannouncingtheBoardindicatesthatitspurposeistoprovidead-vicetogovernmenttoensureminingregu-lationisinplacethatencourageseconomicgrowthwhilemaintaininghighregulatoryenvironmentalandsocialstandards.Thisisalaudablegoal.ThepressreleasealsonotesthatthevetosevenappointedmemberswillhavedirectexperienceintheNWTminer-alsindustry.IftheBoardistomeetitsregulatoryenvi-ronmentalandsocialgoalsitsmembershipmustreectmoreperspectivesthanthoseofonlytheminingindustry.TohavethosewhosebusinessesarebeingregulatedserveasthesoleparticipantsinsuchaBoardin-viteschallengesthatitwillbeanechocham-berandthatitwillinevitablyresultinin-dustry-mindedadvicenotreectiveofthebroadpublicinterest.AlternativesNorthrecommendstheap-pointmentofmembersfromavarietyofin-terestsandbackgroundsincludingthosewithenvironmentalandsocialdeterminantsexperienceasessentialforsuchaBoardtopresentbalancedadviceonminingregula-tionthatworksforthepeopleandthelandoftheNWT.Aboriginalgovernmentrepre-sentationisalsocertainlyanecessarypartofthecomplement.Multi-stakeholderboardsorcommitteesarenotnewtotheNWT.Theybetterreectthecomplexityofboththeissuesathandandourcommunity.ForexampletheNWTProtectedAreasStrategySteeringCommit-teeincludestheNWTNunavutChamberofMinesandtheCanadianAssociationofPetroleumProducers.Intodaysworldminingdevelopmentsneedanenvironmentalandsociallicence.AbroaderrangeofexpertiseandinterestswillmakethisBoardsadvicecredibleintheeyesofthepublic.Andtheinterestsofallwillbebetterserved.BenMcDonaldAlternativesNorthReNWTMiningIndustryAdvisoryBoardLosingfaithandtrustanepidemicofdoubtDontvaccinateyourchildren.Itsnotnec-essaryandbesidesvaccinesdomoreharmthangood.TheWorldTradeCentretwintow-erswerenotdestroyedbyjetplanesinater-roristattack.TheywereintentionallybroughtdownwithexplosivesonordersissuedfromthehighestlevelsoftheU.S.government.ThemoonlandingbyAmericanastronautsisacompletehoax.Theworldnancialsys-temiscontrolledbyacabalofbankerswhomanipulateittocontrolwealth.Thoserevelationshavebeentrendingforseveralyearsandarerampantonsocialmedia.Ardentsupportersareunrelentingintheirargumentsandmoreandmorepeoplebasedondiscreditinganopponentbutattackadvertisinghasproveneffectiveinchangingpeoplesmindsinelectionssotheyareusedinspiteoftheprotests.Themostobviousexampleofinformationcontrolisbyourownfederalgovernment.TheCanadianprimeministerrefusestomeetwiththepresstobeinterviewedtospeakopenlyandcandidlytothepeople.Hisonlycontactwiththepublicisthroughscriptedphotoops.Indeeditiscommonknowledgethatmostofwhathappensinourfederalgov-ernmentiscontrolledbythe300orsopeopleworkinginthePMOPrimeMinistersOfcenoneofthemelected.HowcanthatbeagoodthingSoonthetrialofformersenatorMikeDuffywillbeparadedacrossourtelevisionscreensyetanotherexampleofhowroutineitistoscamthepublicandworsehowwevecometoacceptitandhavebecomejadedintheprocess.Suchthingsmayberoutineandwemayjustglazeoverandignorethembutthelong-termimpacttheyarehavingisreal.Thislackofcondenceingovernmentandthesystemisnotanewphenomenon.Theculturalrevolutionofthe60swassparkedbythewarinVietnamthatpeopleeverywheresawasunjustoratleastinappropriate.Ithaslongbeenconjecturedthatgovernmentshaveevidenceofaliencontactandarekeepingthatfrompublic.ManybelievedthatinsteadofasingleassassinamuchlargerplotpossiblyinvolvingroguegovernmentagencieswasinvolvedinthekillingofU.S.presidentJohnF.Kennedy.Eachdecadehasitsbigexposeofwrongdoingandcover-upsbuteventuallyrevelationsandseeminglytruthandjusticeprevailed.Insimplertimestheconcernsweremorefocused.Changeseventuallytookplaceandthemistrustgenerallydisappeared.Notsotoday.Wrongdoingsarerevealedbutreso-lutionsaremissingreplacedbyspinandso-phisticatedtargetedmessaging.Meanwhilethenumberofproblemscontinuestoincrease.Moreandmorethereactionistobecynicaltodoubt.Thatismanifestedinsuchthingsaschildrennotgettingprotectedfromdiseasesbecausetheirparentshavestoppedbeliev-inginthevalueofvaccinating.Inthechaosmeaslesre-emergesasathreat.Thatisjustoneexampleoftheoutcomesofthegrowingphenomenonofadisaffectedpublic.Weneedtoturnthingsaroundandregainfaithasalargercommunity.Weneedtobeabletostartbelievingagain.Weneedleaderswhoareopenandtransparentwhostrivetodowhatisrightwhotellthetruth.Weneedleaderswhoweknowareworkingonbehalfofthepeoplealways.PhotoDaliCarmichaelagreewiththem.CouldsomanyincrediblyimportantsituationsandeventshavebeenfabricatedwithsomemaliciousintentItishardtoconceiveandyetmoreandmoreofwhatpeopletakeforgrantedisbeingchal-lengedasahoaxorhigh-levelconspiracy.Thosewhobelievethesenewversionsofthetruthhavelostfaith.Manyothersareunhappywiththewaythingsareunsuredoubting.Agrowingnumberofthedisen-chantedarereadytobeturnedtobelieveinsomethingelse.Itisamovementitisrealanditisdangerous.Peoplearelosingfaithingovernmentsinthesysteminanyoneinauthority.Moreandmoretheyarelookingtheotherway.Theydonotbelieveanymore.WhatisthetruthThereissomuchinfor-mationthesedaysitishardtoknowwhattobelieve.Sidesaretakenlinesaredrawnthesenseofconvictiongrows.OnesideisrightbutwhichisitWhoshouldwebelieveWeallknowthatmuchoftheinformationweconsumeiscontrolledorltered.ItisnotasbadasinaplacelikeRussiabutitisrealinCanada.Wealsoknowthatoursocietyissusceptibletomassmessagingwhichistakenadvantageofinpoliticsandbycorporationsovercontroversialcauses.Forexampleattackadsinpoliticalcampaignsarethemosteffec-tiveformofelectionmarketing.MostpeoplesaytheydontlikeanykindofcampaigningAgrowingnumberofthedisenchantedarereadytobeturnedtobelieveinsomethingelse.Itisamovementitisrealanditisdangerous.FortSmithdietitianJaredTamgreetsMichelleKeizerasshegetsreadyforherrstweigh-inofthe2015BiggestWinnerchallengehostedbythecommunityhealthauthoritytheeveningofFeb.3.Thisyear93peoplehavesignedupforthecontestwhichisntsomuchaboutlosingweightTamsaysasmuchasitisaboutencouragingresidentstolivehealthyactivelifestyles.TohelpparticipantsmeettheirhealthgoalsTamandhisteamwillbefacilitatinghealthyeatingworkshopsandtnessactivitiesseveraltimesaweekuntilearlyMarch. 5COLUMNS15YearsAgo...MtisdumpMorinTenNorthernMtiscommunitiesaskedNWTMtispresidentGeorgeMorintostepdownlastweeksay-ingtheyhadlostcondenceintheirleadership.ThegroupalsoaccusedtheSouthSlaveMtisofcomman-deeringtheMtisexecutiveinYellowknifeandusingitfortheirownmeans.IssueFebruary8200020YearsAgo...BuffaloAirwaystopickupwhereConairleftoffTheGNWThasawardedthreeve-yearcontractsfortheprovisionofreghtingaircraftservicesworthatotalof18.5milliontoBuffaloAirways.TheHayRiverandYellowknife-basedcompanybeatoutproposalsfromYellowknifesAirTindiandFortSmithsBigRiverAirforthelucrativecontracts.IssueFebruary8199530YearsAgo...SexedgetsO.K.dforSmithschoolDespiteoppositionfromsomeFortSmithresidentsattheparentsmeetinglastThursdaynightthethree-weeksexualeducationprogramwillbeginasplannedatP.W.KaeserHighSchool.SharonRamstadwhowillco-teachtheclasseswithCanonLaurieDexterandhighschoolcoun-sellorRonAllenwasstronglychallengedbysomeofthe35parentsandprofessionalswhoattendedthemeeting.IssueFebruary71985ARCHIVESNorthernJournal2015JoinusonlineLikeNorthernJournalonFacebookandgettheweeklynewsdeliveredtoyourfeedFACEBOOKFEEDBACKAftermonthsofbackandforthpoliticalleadersintheNorthwestTerritoriescametoanagreementlastweekonaconservationplantoprotectthedecliningBathurstcaribouherdforthe2014-15harvestingseason.ConservationzoneputinplaceforBathurstherdJohnTseleieIreallynditcurioussurprisingthatinthelastcoupleofyearsthefocusofthediscussionhasbeenontheeffectofthenumbersfromthesub-sistenceharvestandnotonimpactfromminingactivity.Letskeepinmindthatthecaribounumbersstarteddecliningatthesametimethatthediamondminesopenedup.Startingthismonththereisgoingtobealmost10000truckloadsofmaterialsgoingnorthontheTibbeticeroad.Anybodywhothinksthatthatisnthavinganeffectislivinginla-laland.Aslongasminingactivityisallowedtogofulltiltcaribounumberswillnevergobackup.Anykindofconservationplannomatterhowgoodwontmakeanydif-ference.Theminingcompanieshavemanagedtodoarealgoodcariboupub-licrelationsjobandtheyregettingawaywithit.TuesdayFebruary102015WhiteGirlSchooldaysatthedumpByDAWNKOSTELNIKHowcometheyhaventfrozeninthenightIwonderEverymorningIamafraidthatIwillndherfrozen.Shesleepswithhertwolittlesistersandhermomsotheykeepwarm.HermomtellsherandCeciliatogoaheadshewilllightthestove.Thewaterisfrozentherearenolightsthekerosenelampwillbelitwhenweleaveandwearelate.Thereisnotimeforhertoeat.Ibelievethatmyfriendissostrongshegoestoschooleveryday.Everydayshehastochopwoodandheatupwatertowashandtocookherfoodshehasanouthousethatisneverheatedanditfeelslike-40whenitisonly-20.SheisveryproudsoIdonttellherhowstrongIthinksheistolivelikethis.Ihaveawarmhouseandrun-ningwater.EverydayIknowImlucky.AngelinaandIarebestfriendsandwearealsoeachotherscompetitioninschool-whohasthebestpenman-shipthebestspelling.Shehasmuchbetterpenman-shipthanIdoanddoestothisday.Shelaughsuncon-trollablywhenItrytosing.ShetriestowarnmeifImgoingtogetbeatupagain.ItsnoteasybeingfriendswithamouthylittlewhitegirlImsure.SheteachesmewordsinSlavey.Smokehangslowoverthevillage.Acandleorkerosenelampgivesuplittleglimmersoflightalongtheblackroadtotheschool.Otherkidsarelatethismorningtheairissocoldithurtstobreatheit.Frozenleatherbottomsonourshoesallowustohalfrunandhalfslideaswego.Thegroupbuildsasweheadtowardstheschool.Everyonehastheirnosestuckedinsidesotheydontfreezethereislittleconversation.Itisstillpitchblack.WelookateachotheraswehitthejuncturetothedumpshouldweorshouldntweWearelateletsdoit.Quicklyquietlylistenlistenfasterfasterwearerunningonourtiptoeswantingtogetthroughthedumpbeforesomethinghearsus.WaitwhatisthatsoundWeallknowthissoundbutwhereisitcomingfromOvertheresomeonewhisperswetrynottospeak.Wecloseinonthesoundandourfearsareconrmed.Thewhimpersarealmostunderourfeet.WeallknowwhathashappenedhereweallknowwhatissupposedtohappenwhatdowedoDes-tinyplaysitselfoutasourde-cisionhangsinthebalance.WearestillchildrenafterallhowcanwenotdowhatwedoAnoldergirlbendsoverandpicksuptheboxofhoursoldpuppies.Letstakethemtoteacherhecantakecareofthemwedecide.Tinybabydogsmewandgrunttheyarealmostfrozentheymusthavebeenlefttofreezejustbeforewegotthere.Tobecontinued.www.thewhitegirl.caThinkingofQuittingPickyourQuitDateContinuedfromlastweek.EveryoneneedsalittlesupportSpeaktoyourhealthcareprovidertolearnaboutnicotinereplacementtherapiesandstopsmokingmedications.Coldturkeyisnttheonlywaytogo.Thepatchnicotinegumandotherquitmedicationscanreallyeaseyourcravings.ManyoftheseaidsarefreeforNWTresidents.Talktoyourdoctororcommunityhealthnurseaboutwhatoptionsarerightforyou.TheNWTQuitline1-866-286-5099isanothergoodresource.Itoffersconfidentialsupportforthequittingprocessbytrainedcessationcounsellors.Itsalsoimportanttoidentifythefamilyandfriendsyoucancountonforhelpwhenyouarecravingacigarette.Whocanhelpyouavoidtemptingsituationsorkeepyoudistractedwhenacrav-inghitsPickyourQuitDateSetaquitdatetobeginyourlifewithouttobacco.Chooseadatewithinthenexttwoweekssoyouhaveenoughtimetopreparewithoutlosingyourmotivationtoquit.Letothersknowaboutyourquitdate.KnowyourreasonsforquittingAbigpartofquittingischangingyourthinking.Itisimportanttokeepinmindallyourreasonsforwantingtoquitandusethemtorefocusyourthoughtswheneveryoucatchyourselfcravingacigarette.Itmaybeusefultohavethosereasonswrit-tendownbeforeyoustartsoyoucanusethemasareminder.Nevergiveup-Mostpeo-pletrytoquitseveraltimesbeforetheykickthehabitforgoodsodontbeatyourselfupifyouhaveaslip-up.Ifthisoccursitisimportanttoregaincontrolandtolearnfromyourexperience.Therearesomeexcel-lentsmokingcessationre-sourcesandlinksavail-ableonlinetohelponyourjourneytobesmoke-freeatwww.nwtquitline.ca.Finallyneverstopre-mindingyourselfofallthepositivereasonswhyyouwanttoquitsmokingim-provingyourhealthbeingagoodrolemodelforyourchildrenorgrandchildrenandsavingmoney.Bypre-paringyourselfinadvanceyoucanmakethatgoalarealityDR.ANDRECORRIVEAUChiefPublicHealthOfcerNorthwestTerritories 6ENVIRONMENTFORESTMANAGEMENTTuesdayFebruary1020152015TownofFortSmithNoticeAllresidentsofFortSmithwhoownadogarerequiredtoregistertheirdogwiththeTownofFortSmithasperDogControlBylaw678Section3.1.PossessionofanunlicensedandoruntaggeddogintheFirstOffenceSecondOffenceThirdOffense-7500-15000-30000FinesforDogsNotRegisteredwithintheMunicipalityofFortSmithNWTreseasontopickupwhereitleftoffministerLackoffallrainsnowsuggestshighdroughtcodeforspring2015ByMEAGANWOHLBERGForthosetryingtoforgetthesmokeroadclosuresandclosecallswithtower-inginfernosofflameoflastsummersfu-riousfireseasonintheNorthwestTerri-tories2015isboundtojogyourmemoryaccordingtotheterritorysenvironmentminister.MichaelMiltenbergersaidlastweekthatthe2015forestreseasonislikelytopickupwherethelast-consideredtheworstinNWThistory-leftoff.Theunfortunaterealityforusisthatalltheindicatorsareatthispoint-andanybodywhowalksoutinthebushwillsee-theresnotalotofsnowandtherewasntanyfallraintospeakofhesaidduringaconstitu-encymeetinginFortSmith.Unlesswegetalotofsnowintherestofwinterandthenalotofrainthedroughtcodesaregoingtostarttheyearasbadastheyendedlastsummerwhichdoesnotbodewellforthetypeofreseasonwemayencounter.Thedroughtcodeacomputer-generatedformulathatcountsprecipitationhumid-itywindtemperatureanddrynessoflargefuelsliketreeshitanall-timehighintheNWTin2014reachingarecordlevelof1024outsideofFortProvidencelastAugust.With400considereddroughtDanielAl-lairesaiditwasthemostseverereadinghehasencounteredNorthof60.Ivebeenintherebusinesssince1978andIveneverseendroughtcodeover1000intheNorthwestTerritoriestheEnviron-mentandNaturalResourcesENRSouthSlaveforestmanagertoldTheJournal.AllairesaidstaffwithENRwillbecon-ductingsurveysinMarchandApriltode-terminethesnowswaterequivalencywhichwillbeusedalongwithlastfallsnumberstocalculatethestartupdroughtcodefortheseasoninMay.Ifyouhaveahighdroughtcodeinthefallandyouhaveaveragetobelow-averagesnowfallthentheresaverygoodchancethatyourdroughtcodewillbequitehighinthespringtimeAllairesaid.FortSmithstartedlastreseasonwithacodeof251andwasat430whenENRstoppeditscalculationsinSeptember.Attheinter-nationalCrownFireModellingExperimentsitenorthofFortProvidencejustsouthoflastyearsmassiveBirchLakerecomplexspringstartedwitha498droughtcodeandendedat810.AccordingtoEnvironmentCanadadatasnowfallisgenerallybelowmonthlynormalsforcommunitiesacrosstheterritory.Forex-ampleFortSmithreceived18cmofsnowlastmonthcomparedtoitsnormof24cmandjustshyof12cminDecemberorhalfoftheexpected23.8cm.WhileFortProvidencehasmoresnowAl-lairesaiditmightnotbeenoughtoquellaspringdrought.Theyhavemaybe30cmoralittleoverofsnow.Thatwouldntproduceenoughwaterequivalencyhesaid.StillthedroughtcodewilldependonMayandJuneprecipitationlevels.AccordingtoAllaire2.9mmofrainisneededtoaffectthedroughtcodewhichincreaseseachdaythereisnorain.Thelengthofspringwillalsobeafactor.Ifitsaspringwherethesnowgoesre-allyquickthenmostofthesnowevaporatesbecausethegroundisfrozenandthewaterdoesntgettothegroundAllairesaid.EvenifwegetournormalprecipitationforthemonthofMayandwedontreallygetalotofsnowImafraidthatwewillbeinadroughtagain.WewillspendthemoneyministerLastyearsreseasoncostawhopping55million-wellbeyondthebudgeted7.5mil-lion-withanadditional20millionspentonbailingouttheNWTPowerCorp.afterlowwaterlevelsontheSnarehydrosystemessentiallypushedYellowknifeontodieselthiswinter.Apartfromthereghtingcostsmassiveblazesconsumingarecord3.5millionhect-aresofforestacrossthesouthernhalfoftheNWTthreatenedcriticalhighwayandelec-tricalinfrastructureperiodicallyclosingroadscausingpoweroutagesthreateningcommunitiesandevendestroyingtwowil-dernesslodges.Despitethethreatlastweeksbudgetshowednoadditionalfundingforforestman-agementintheNWTinfactmainestimateshavedroppedbyaround50000.Miltenbergersaidheknowsthenumberisnotadequatebutsaiditwontpreventthegovernmentfromspendingthemoneyrequiredtoprotectcommunities.WhiletheresamodestamountofmoneyinthecurrentfirebudgetaswedemonstratedlastyearwhentheneedisthereourfirstcommitmentisprotectingthepeopleandpropertiesandlandintheNorthwestTerritories.Wewillspendthemoneyhesaid.PhotoKellyPennycookENRTheBirchLakerecomplexburnsnorthofFortProvidencelastsummerwherethedroughtcodebrokerecordsafterpeakinghigherthan1000duringtheworstreseasoninhistory. 7POLITICSFINANCETuesdayFebruary102015ReBy-Law630ATVBy-LawAsthewinterseasonhasarrivedsohastheappearanceofsnowmobiles.Ownersdriversofsnowmachinesarerequestedtoensurethatthemachineisregisteredandinsured.Theregistrationfeeis35.FailuretodosoWILLresultinseizureofthemachine.Ownersdriversarealsorequestedtorefrainfromusingsnowmachinesinparkshospitalzonesprivatepropertyandplaygroundsandotherareasdesignatedwithsignage.AreminderthatinAxehandleParktheonlyareathatsnowmobilesareallowedisonParkDrive.ForadetaileddescriptiononprohibitedareasandtherulesregulationsontheuseofA.T.V.withinthemunicipalitycopiesoftheBy-LawareavailableatTownHallatnocharge.JustareminderthatyoumustpossessavaliddriverslicensewearahelmetandhavevalidinsuranceandregistrationtodriveasnowmachinewithinTownlimits.EnsureyoursnowmobilingseasonisfunbybeingfamiliarwiththeA.T.V.regulations.RequestacopyofBy-Law630.IfyouhaveanyquestionsconcernspleasecontacttheBy-LawDepartmentat872-8400.TownofFortSmithNoticeAttentionAllTerrainVehicleUsersContinuedfrompage1.Departmentshavetrimmed12.6millionfromtheirbudgetsthisyearinordertomakewayfor24millioninnewinvestmentsin-cludingcloseto5millionforanti-povertyearlychildhoodandmentalhealthinitiatives.Butevenwithasurplusthe100-millioncushiontheGNWTlikestokeepbetweenitsfederalborrowingandthe800-milliondebtceilingisshrinkingstartingoff2015-16at86million.Thatcushionisprojectedtogetsteadilysmalleroverthenextveyearscloserto40millionby2019-20emphasizingtheneedforgreateroperatingsurplusesifthegovernmentisgoingtobeabletomakeanyinfrastructureinvestmentsordebtservic-ingpayments.DepartmentsarelikelygoingtohavetofindotherwaystodownsizeinordertoaccommodateforcedgrowthMilten-bergersaid.WeregoingtokeepsqueezingbudgetshetoldTheJournalduringapre-addresspressconference.WehaveanenormousworkforceandtheconcernaboutwhatsasustainablesizeWevegottolookatemployeecostsandwevegottomakechoicesifitcomestothatpointaboutwhatarethemostimportantprogramshesaid.ThegameplanAtthetopofthegovernmentspriori-tiesisnegotiatinganincreasedborrow-inglimitfromthefederalgovernmentanitemthathasbeenthesubjectoftalksnowforoverayear.TheGNWTwantstoseeitsdebtceilingraisedto1.8billioninordertoinvestininfrastructureitsaysiscriticalforbringingdownthecostoflivingandimprovingqual-ityoflifeintheterritory.Amongthosebigticketitemsareenergy-savingmeasuresforcommunitiestowhichsmallinvestmentshavebeenmadeinthecurrentbudgetincluding4millionforex-ploringpromotingandinstallingalternativeenergysolutionsintheterritory.FurtherinvestmentshavebeenmadetoassistindiversifyingtheNWTsdiamond-heavyeconomyasthoseminesenterthelaststageoftheirlifecycle.Over5millionofthebudgetisdesignatedforbolsteringmineraldevelopmentandtheEconomicOpportuni-tiesStrategywithafocusonagriculturelmandcommercialshing.ThehopeisthatbybringingdownthecostoflivingandcreatingmorejobstheNWTwillbecomeamoreattractiveplacetolivewhichleadstotheGNWTssecondpriorityboostingthepopulationby2000overthenextveyearsinordertoaccessmorefed-eralfunding.Itwillalsomeanmakingtheterritorymoreattractivetobusinessinterestsharkeningbacktotheneedformoreborrowingroomformoreinfrastructurelikeroads.HavingthoseinitiativesprovesuccessfulwilldependonnotraisingtaxesMiltenbergersaidsomethingtheGNWThasmanagedtomaintainoverthelifeofthe17thAssembly.Wehavetobeverycautioushesaid.Israis-ingtaxesasopposedtoexpandingthetaxbasethewayforwardImmoreandmoreconvincedthatweneedtoexpandthetaxbaseratherthanraisetaxes.Raisingtaxesespeciallyinaplacewherewehavethehighestcostsoflivingisachallenge.BudgetHighlights1.12milliontosupporttheEarlyChildhoodDevelopmentActionPlan432000foranintegrativecross-departmentalcasemanagementpilotprojectinYellowknifeandInuvik1.1millionforspecializedcourts646000forlong-termemployableincomeassistance1millioninfundingtosupporthostingthe2018ArcticWinterGames2.46millionforinitiativestosupporttheEconomicOpportunitiesStrategy1.74milliontosupporttheMineralDevelopmentStrategy2.6milliontocontinueeffortstoexplorealternativeenergysourcesincluding700000toinstallsolarpanelson30publichousingunits500000tointegratesolarpanelswiththenewdieselplantinColvilleLake125000tosupportsolarenergysmartgridtechnologyincommunities175000totestthefeasibilityoflarge-scalewind-generatedpowernearStormHillsand325000tocompleteliq-ueednaturalgasfeasibilitystudies694000toestablishtheWesternArcticCentreforGeomaticsinInuvik577000totakeovertheoperationoftheTaigaEnvironmentalLaboratory2.5milliontoenhancethedeliveryofFrenchlanguageservicesandcommunications1.5milliontointegrateregionalHealthandSocialServicesAuthoritiesinforma-tionsystems813000foractionstodecentralizepositionstotheregions3milliontocompletedevolutionimplementationandtofundactivitiesnotiden-tiedintheinitialimplementationprocessincluding1.2milliontoaddresstheimpactofnaldevolutionimplementationactionsonregulardepartmentbudgets1milliontoestablishanewLiabilitiesandFinancialAssurancesDivisionand415000fornewlandsandresourcespecialistsandalegaladvisor.RaisingdebtceilingpopulationkeyprioritiesforNWTImageNWTFinance 8POLITICSFIRSTNATIONSTuesdayFebruary102015ByMEAGANWOHLBERGTalksthatwerehopedtobringresolutiontotheissueofdevolutionfortheDehchoFirstNationsDFNendedinfrustrationlastweekaftertheterritorialgovernmentsofferonlandquantumwasrejectedbyFirstNationsleaders.DFNleadersmetforthreedaysinFortSimp-sontodiscussnextstepsintheDehchoPro-cesstheregionslandclaimnegotiationsthathavebeenongoingforover20years.ThoughdevolutionbecameeffectiveasofApr.12014theDehchohaveyettosignontotheagreementthattransferredpowersoverlandwaterandresourcestotheGNWT.GrandChiefHerbNorwegiansaidthattrans-ferhasnowbecomeabarriertoDFNnaliz-ingitslandclaim.ItsbeenanobstacleforusespeciallywhenweretryingtonalizetheDehchoProcessandourtalkswithCanadasothatsanissueweretryingtodealwithatthispointhetoldTheJournalonFriday.ThemeetingwasscheduledtoaddressanimpasseinlandclaimnegotiationswiththeterritorialgovernmentaftertheFirstNationsrejectedalandagreementofferthatwassub-stantiallysmallerthantheirask.NorwegiansaidthelandquantumthatwasnalizedforothersettledclaimantgroupssuchastheTlichoisrelativelylargerthantheoffermadeDFNdespitetheirlargerpopulation.WeregettingtheroyalshafthereNorwegiansaid.OurmembershipiswaylargerthantheTlichosoifwearetogetalandquantumitwillhavetoreectthat.WhattheterritorialgovernmentwasofferingwaswhattheTlichohadgotten.Sowerebeingshort-changed.NorwegiansaidDFNhasmadebigcon-cessionsinitsnegotiationslikedesigningalanduseplanfortheregionsupportedbytheGNWTbutsaidtheterritorialgovernmenthasrefusedtomovefromitsposition.GNWTnegotiatorswalkedawayfromtheDehchoProcesstableonJan.15.ThoughDFNwasreadytosignontodevo-lutionlastsummertheamountoflandhasstayedthestickingissue.Allalongtheterritorialgovernmenthasalwaysassertedtheywanted45percentoftheDehcholandbecausetherestofitisalltiedupinconservationsothe45percentthattheyrelookingatisreallyaterritorialgovern-mentkindoflandclaimhereintheDehchoNorwegiansaid.Thatwouldtotallyblockusout.Wewouldendupwithcrumbsifitcamedowntoadaywhenwestartedidentifyinglandsthatwewantedtokeepforourselves.TheGrandChiefpromisedtocontinuemeetingsthisweekinthecapitalinordertoresolvethestalemate.WeregoingtomarchtheDehcholead-ershiptoYellowknifeandweregoingtobemeetingrightacrosstheLegislativeAssemblyfromTuesdayrighttillThursdayNorwegiansaid.Werehopingthatthepremiercouldbeabletocomeoverandhaveadiscussionwiththeleadershipandtrytonarrowthegaponthisissue.TheJournalreachedouttotheGNWTforcommentbutreceivednoresponseasofpresstime.DehchodevolutiontalksendinfrustrationGrandChieftakinglandnegotiationstopremierinYellowknifePOLITICSFIRSTNATIONSByMEAGANWOHLBERGTwoYellowknivesDeneFirstNationYKDFNmemberspleadedguiltylastweektochargesofillegalwoodandcaribouharvesting.FormerNDilochiefFredSangrisandhunterPaulBetsinachangedtheirpleastoguiltyinterritorialcourtlastTuesdayagreeingtopaytheirnesratherthantaketheissuetoahighercourtoverallegedtreatyrightviolations.Sangriswasned230forcuttingrewoodonYKDFNterritorywithoutapermitwhileBetsinawasned460forhuntingcaribouwithoutatag.ThoughtheFirstNationoriginallythreatenedtotaketheissuetotheSu-premeCourtChiefEdwardSangrissaidYKDFNhasdecidedtofightforitsmem-bersrightsatthenegotiatingtableinsteadwheretheFirstNationandtherestoftheAkaitchogovernmentareattemptingtosettlealandclaim.Whyspend100000onacourtcasewhenweretryingtogetadenitiveagree-mentwithintheAkaitchoprocessItsbet-tertopaythenenowandthenarguethatcaseatthemaintablewherewerebasingouragreementontreatyimplementationthechieftoldtheJournallastweek.Sangrissaidhestillstandsbyhismem-bersrightsandcalledtheGNWTsactionsludicrous.Whyisthegovernmentchargingourpeo-plewhenthewoodpermitisfreeheaskedlaughing.Theyshouldhavenevereverchargedourpeopleforharvestingwoodtoheatuptheirhome.Thatsridiculous...TheyretryingYellowknivesdropghtagainstharvestingchargestoimposethingsonusthatwenormallyhavedonesincetimeimmemorial.SangriscasewasscheduledfortriallastDe-cemberbutwasdelayedafterhislawyerJimJodouinrequestedadditionaltimeinordertogathertestimonyfromeldersandhistori-caldocumentssupportingYKDFNsrightsunderTreaty8.AccordingtoJodouintheCrownstatedinitscasethatitnolongeragreesTreaty8extendsnorthofGreatSlaveLake.PayingnessetspoorprecedenttreatyexpertNoteveryoneagreedwiththedecisiontodroptheghthowever.Elderandfor-merlandclaimnegotiatorFrancoisPauletteservedasanexpertwitnessontreatiesatatrialinvolvingasimilarmatterwhereelderBenoitNoelofDettahwasbeingchargedwithhuntingcaribounearIngrahamTrailoutsideofYellowknife.Noelcameoutvicto-riousinthatsuit.PaulettesaidthetwomembersthatwerechargedshouldhavearguedCanadastreatyobligationincourtandthattheirFirstNa-tionsshouldhavebackedthemnancially.HesaidacquiescingtotheGNWTinthiscasewillmakeithardertoghtforthoserightsatthenegotiatingtable.Whentheygobacktothetabletheyhavenowagreedtodomesticlaw.Treatiesarein-ternationalinstrumentsandthesetreatiesarebilateralwiththeCrownPaulettesaid.Whatitmeansistheywillcontinuecharg-ingFirstNationsundertheirlawsothenextpersonwhogoesouttohuntcaribouorcut-tingwoodwillbecharged.Whenyougotothetabletonegotiatethebigpicturethenegotiatorwillcomebacktoyouandsayyouveagreedtoupholdthedo-mesticlaw.Youvecompromisedbigtime.FormerYellowknivesDenechiefTedTsettawhohasalsobeenchargedwithillegallyhuntingcaribouappearedincourtlastTuesdayandplanstofighthis-chargesincourtthoughatrialdatehasyettobeset.FilephotoPhotoJackDanylchukFormerYKDFNchiefFredSangrisholdstheaxeheusedtoharvestrewoodtoheathishomeinNdilo.Sangriswaschargedfornothavingapermitandpaidthenelastweek.DehchoFirstNationsGrandChiefHerbNorwegiansaystheterritorialgovernmentisshort-changingtheDehchowhenitcomestotheirlandquantumoffer. 9ARTSCULTUREFILMTuesdayFebruary102015ByMEAGANWOHLBERGAnewlmportrayinglifeintheNorthin-tendstobreakawayfromthenegativemes-sagingthatsooftenaccompaniesportrayalsofindigenouspeoplesinthemediainsteadshowcasingthethrivingland-basedcultureoftheDene.Iwantedtoshowthatevenafter100yearsofcolonialismthereisanewgenerationthatisrisingthatishopefulaboutthefutureoftheirpeopleandthatgenerationreallyinspiredmesaidlmmakerNicolasPaquetofQuebecwhocametotheNWTtolmforthersttimein2009.PaquetsCeuxCommedeTerreorLivingLiketheLandmadeitsMontrealdebutlastweekatCinemaExcentris.Thefeature-lengthlmprolesanumberofDenefromtheNWTincludingDenezeNakehkooriginallyfromtheDehchoStephaniePooleofLutselKeYel-lowknivesDenecouncillorBobbyDrygeeseandtrapperAileenDrybones.PaquetsaidthelmwasoriginallyinspiredbythewritingsofReneFumoleauaCatholicmis-sionarywhosestoriesandphotographsdepictthestrengthandresilienceofDenelifeontheland.IthoughtthatthestoryoftheDenepeoplewasastoryofastrongpeopleandthelmthatIwantedtodowasmoreabouthowstrongthosepeoplearethanaboutproblemsthatwesooftenhearaboutsaidPaquetwhofeaturedFumo-leaureadingoneofhisstoriesinthelmduringavisittoLutselKewheretheretiredpriestnowlives.Iwantedtoseetheothersideofthestory.ThoughFumoleausstoriesarehistoricalthecharactersinthelmaremodernDeneembracingtheirtraditions.Theyknowthestorytheyarelivingwiththeintergenerationalimpactsofresidentialschoolsbutstilltheyarelookingaheadandtryingtogetbacksometraditionsliketan-ningorgettingbacktheirnamesaidPaquetwhoisalsodoinghismastersinindigenousresurgence.ThatideaofresurgenceiswhatIvebeenseeinginthepeopleImet.NakehkooneofthelmsmaincharactersattendedtheMontrealpremierelastweekwithhisdaughter.ThoughhewassurprisedtobefeaturedsoprominentlyinthelmhesaidheadmirestheapproachtakenbyPa-quetinhistreatmentofthesubjectmatter.Thelmisverybeautifullyshot.Weliveinapartoftheworldwhereitsreallyhardnottobetakenabackbythesceneryandna-tureNakehkosaid.IreallylikeditbecauseitwasasliceoflifeofDenepeopleandallowsustotellourownstories...Hejustallowedustoexplainhowwesawthingstoday.Nakehkowasgladtohavetheopportu-nitytotalkaboutwhatitmeanstobeDeneinmoderntimes.Usuallywhenindigenouspeopleareinthemediaalotofthestoriesarereallynegativeorperpetuatethispaternalisticcolonialste-reotypethismonolithicculturelikewerealloneAboriginalpeopleNakehkosaid.Butthislmallowsustohavesometimetotellourstorytothepointwherewebringmoreawarenessandhopefullythatawarenessleadstounderstanding...Thelmisanex-cellentvehicletohaveconversationsaroundindigenouspeopleandourrelationships.SofarPaquetsaidtheresponsehasbeenpositiveandhighlightsthelmseducationalpotential.TherewerepeoplewhohadneverheardoftheDenebeforehesaidfollowingtheMontrealscreening.Educationisabouthearingthesestoriescollectingbitshereandthereandwiththatyoucangetideasaboutwhatsgoingon.ThelmisavailableforviewingonlineacrossCanadaathttpcinemaexcentris.comLiving-like-the-landFilmmakerprolesDenewayoflifeinLivingLiketheLandPhotoNicolasPaquetAileenDrybonespicksjuniperberriesinCeuxCommedeTerreadocumentarythatshowcasesmodernDenepeoplepracticingtheirtraditionsintheNorthwestTerritories. 10TuesdayFebruary102015NorthernvoicesampedthroughsevendaysofplaysNorthernPlayReadingSeriesasksaudiencetoreectonwritingsARTSCULTURETHEATREByMEAGANWOHLBERGSevendaysthatsallRenelttaArlukishop-ingitwilltaketoinspirestorytellersactorswritersandtheatreenthusiastsintheNWTtostartexercisingtheirvoiceswhenitcomestowhatsbeingwrittenabouttheNorth.TheNWT-bornstageactorandplaywrightisinYellowknifethisweekwithhercompanyAkpikTheatreslatestprojecttheNorth-ernPlayReadingSeriesaimedatputtingNorthernworkonstagewhilealsoallowingaNWTaudiencethechancetovetsouthernplaywrightsdepictionsoftheNorth.BetweenFeb.9and15amixoflocalandsouthernactorswillspendeachnightactingoutdifferentplaysattheYellowknifeArtistRunCommunityCentreARCCfollowedbyafrankdiscussionontheworksandachancefortheaudiencetovoteonwhichplaywastheirfavourite.Arluksaidtheinspirationbehindthese-riescamefromhercomplicatedexperienceworkingasacreativemigrantinthesouthandisdesignedtocreateadialogueonhowtheNorthisbeingrepresentedintheatreandwhatcanbedonetomakethosestoriesmoreauthentic.ForthemostpartIlikewhatImapartofbutsometimesIwishthestoriesthattheNorthareinspiringcouldbeheardbythepeoplethatliveintheNorthArluktoldTheJournallastweek.WhilethathasbeenpossibleonsomeoccasionsaswhenArlukandfrequentcollaboratorTiffanyAyalikofYellowknifewereabletoperformChristopherMorrisNightlastyearmostofthetimeArluksaidsheistheonlyNorthernindigenousper-sonintheroom.Thatrolecansometimesbedaunting.WhenItravelIfeellikeabitofanam-bassadorandItalkfrommyperspectivebutIknowthatweallhaveadifferentper-spective.SowiththesestoriesIhavemypersonalopinionsaboutsomeoftheseplaysbutImnotthebe-allend-allArluksaid.TheArctichasalwaysbeenafocusforCan-adaandIjustthinkweneedtostarthavingacollectiveconsciousnessaboutthatandwhostellingourstoriesandhowthosestoriesarebeingtoldandhowwecanstartrepresentingour-selvesintheartthathastodowiththeNorth.Theplaysproledintheserieswerese-lectedbyArlukanddramaturgdirectorJo-annaGarnkelandshowcaseabroadrangeofthemesexploredbytheatricalpiecesfromthe1930stothepresent.Imbringinginreallygoodactorsandhiringreallywonderfullocalactorstore-allyshowcasethequalityoftheworksoitisntjustpeoplereadingtheplaysitspeopleinterpretingthetextsoftheplaysandpre-sentingthemArluksaid.EachnightdealswithadifferentthemestartingwiththeconqueringoftheNorthandcoveringothertropeslikeisolationmysticismandviolenceamongplaysonthestarkrealitiesofclimatechangeandura-niummining.Wetriedtochoosethebestplaysthatre-allytouchonthethemestheNorthinhabitsandstrongwritingtomakeitinterestingtolistentoArluksaid.Audiencememberswillhaveachancetotalkabouttheplaysandvotefortheirfavou-ritesandArlukhascommittedtoturningthetoppickintoaproductionhercompanywillbringbacktotheNWT.ButasidefromcrowdsourcingforhernextbigproductionArlukhopestheserieswillinspireNorthernerstostarttellingtheirownstorieswhetherthatbethroughtheatreorotherforums.Iwouldlovenothingmoreshesaid.EverythingIdoisreallyforthatpurpose.TheNorthernPlayReadingSerieswillbeheldattheYkARCCFeb.9-15at7p.m.4p.m.onSaturday.Entryisbydonation.SingersevolvingvoiceperformsforYellowknifetraceusesonetransmansjourneytoencourageself-reflectionByDALICARMICHAELAttheageofsixTristanWhistonstarteddevelopinganangelicsopranovoiceatalenthelostwhenhestartedtakingtestosteroneonhisjourneyofphysicallytransitioningfromawomantoamanin2006.DuringthatrstyearoftransitionWhistonwasgivenasetofrecordinginstrumentsbytheCBCRadioprogramOutFronttochronologi-callycapturehistransformationbyrecordinghisvoiceasitdeepened.Lastweekheandperfor-mancepartnerMoynanKingvisitedYellowknifewheretheysharedsomeofthoserecordingsinhisinteractiveaudioperformancepiecetrace.IhadbeenasingerallmylifeandthenwhenIdecidedtokindofphysicallytransitiononeofthepiecesIwasmostconcernedaboutanxiousaboutworriedaboutorcuriousaboutwashowitwasgoingtoaffectmysingingvoiceWhistonsaidinaninterviewwithTheJournalbeforeperformingatanoldstorespaceinYellowknifesCentreSquareMallonFeb.6.MiddleCthenalproductthatcameoutofWhistonsrecordingsfollowsanarrativenav-igatedwhilebecomingamanfromthersttestosteroneinjectiontohisrsttimeshavingtochestreconstructionsurgery.ThepiecehaswoninternationalaccoladesandhelpedslateWhistonasoneoftheforemostLGBTQper-formersinthecountry.HoweverthemoreWhistonreectedontheautobiographicaldocumentarythemorehisperspectivechanged.Irealizedmyexperienceoftransitioningwasntactuallythatchronologicalhesaid.Ibegantothinkjustmoreabouthowourliveschangeandthenhowweactuallyintegratethedifferentpiecesofourliveslikewhowehavebeenandwhowearenowwithwhowearegoingtobecome.TheresultwastraceacollectionofWhistonsprogressivevoicesplayingsimultaneouslywithliveinterjectionsfromtheartist.Ihaveallthisrecordedmaterialofmyselfspeakingandsingingfromduringthischangefrombeforeandafter.IjustbegantotryandimagineapiecethatwaslessaboutanarrativestoryofIstartedhereandwenthereandmoreabouthowIactuallystandamidstallofmyvoicesallofwhoIvebeenandwhoIamandactuallytrytobringallthattogetherandalmostharmonizewithmyself.Theaudioisaccompaniedbyfootageofbeachscenesandoceanwaves.DatedstripedlinenchangingboothsareintegratedintothesetaswellwithanaestheticborrowedfromthelmDeathinVeniceWhistonnoted.TheimageoftheoceanandtheseaisafairlystrongmotifinthecontentintherawmaterialthatIwasworkingwiththeaudiohesaid.TwoofthesongsthatIsangalotduringthattransi-tionthatwereactuallytrackingthechangingofthevoicewereabouttheseaandtheocean.AtthetimeIusedthisimageofbeingononeshoreandsailingintothiskindofdangerousandunknownterritoryandbeingfarfrombothshoreswiththisideaofmalebeingoneshoreandfemalebeinganothershore.ItskindofametaphorIwasplayingwith.Thepieceismeanttobeinteractiveanden-couragestheaudiencetomoveabouttheroom.ItsnotatraditionaltheatrepieceinthatitsnotlikeyouregoingtocomeandsitandwatchsomethingunfoldWhistonsaid.Wetrytocreatemoreofanimmersiveexperiencewhereyoucomeinandtheseatsthatareavailablearewithinthese10speakers.Eachspeakerplaysadifferenttrackofadifferentcomponentofmyvoiceatalltimes.Housedinthestripedchangeroomsaresetsofaudio-recordingequipmentwheretheaudienceisinvitedtorecordtheirownvoicesontocassettetapestoreectontheirownex-periencesofchangeusingaseriesofprompts.ImusingaspecicexperienceImhavingbutwiththehopesofmakingitactuallymoreofauniversalexperienceWhistonsaid.Ev-erybodywhocomestotheshowprobablyhasnthadanexperienceofagendertransitionbuttheyprobablyhaveexperiencesofchangesandtransitionsintheirliveswheretheymightac-tuallysayWhoamIandwhohaveIbeenandhowmuchofwhoIvebeeninuenceswhoIamnowHowmuchofthatshowsthroughPhotoJProcktorPhotographyARTSCULTURETHEATREPhotoHenryChanRenelttaArlukstarsinherownplayTumitoneoftheworksbeingperformedinthisweeksNorthernPlayReadingSeriesinYellowknife.TristanWhistonatranssingercreatesmusicalcompositionsfromrecordingsofhisvoiceasitevolvedfromasopranotoanalto.HisstylingswerefeaturedinYellowknifelastweek. TuesdayFebruary102015112015promisessixnewbooksfromRichardVanCampByMEAGANWOHLBERGTheyearisopeningwithaurryofpagesforauthorRichardVanCampwhoanticipatesthereleaseofanimpressivesixbooksin2015alone.TheauthorfromFortSmithNWTwhonowresidesinEdmontonhasamixofshortstoriesnovelsgraphicnovelsandnon-ctioncomingoutthisyearincreasinghisvolumeofpub-lishedworksbyathirdinamatterofmonths.ImluckybecauseIalreadyhave13pub-lishersthatIworkwithandwhenImwrit-ingsomethingImalwaysthinkingaboutwhoitshouldgotoVanCampsaidofthesuccessrarelyexperiencedbyauthorsinsuchashorttimespan.WeregoingtobebusyandtouringandImsoexcited.VanCampsaidallofthestoriesarein-spiredbyFortSmitheventhosethatarenotsetthereorinFortSimmerhishome-townsalterego.IwantFortSmitherstositupintheirseatswhentheyreaditandgoHeythatsmystreethesaid.IwantFortSmitherstobeproudofwheretheyrefromandforthemtoknowwhetheryourehuntingforthecommunitycuttingwoodforthecom-munitywritingbooksforthecommunityitallmatters.ItsallapartofwhoweareasSmithers.ThreeFeathersPortageandMainAgraphicnovelaboutrestorativejusticeThreeFeathersisexpectedtocomeoutinMarchnotonlyinitsoriginalEnglishbutalsoinCreeChipewyanandSouthSlaveythankstothetranslationworkdonebytheSouthSlaveDivisionalEducationCouncil.Thestorywasinspiredbyreal-liferobberiesthattookplaceinFortSmithbeforepeoplestartedlockingtheirdoorsandendedinaconfrontationthatcausedaneldertohaveaheartattackandstroke.ThoughtheyoungthieveswerearrestedandsenttojailforafewyearsVanCampdecidedtoreimaginetheendinggivingtheyoungmenanothershotatredemption.ThebookisillustratedbyayoungwomanfromHayRiverKrystalMateus.WhistlePearsonAspin-offfromthelmadaptationofhisacclaimednovelTheLesserBlessedthisnoveliscenteredonDarcyabullywhogetssentofftoagrouphomeattheendofthemovie.OnlyhereVanCampimaginesthatthegrouphomeisfullandDarcyisinsteadforcedtogotojail.ThenoveltoldinlettersndsthetroubledyoungmanwritingtosomeoneheusedtobullywhohaslockedhimselfinhisbathroomforthreedaysfollowingthedeathofhismomandistobereleasedinMarchaspartofPearsonsWellAwareseriesaddressingmentalhealthissues.TheBlueRavenPearsonSetinFortSmiththisgraphicnovelexpectedtocomeoutinApriltellsthestoryofayoungboywhosebike-apartinggiftfromhisfatherbeforeleavinghisfamily-isstolen.Theboyisbefriendedbyanolderboywhotakeshimonaquadridetolookforthebicycleforgingatouchingfriendship.TheillustrationsaredonebySteveSandersonwhoworkedwithVanCamppreviouslyonhiscomicbookPathoftheWarrior.ItsatearjerkerVanCampsaid.Ibawledmyeyesoutwritingit.ForOurChildrenTeachingsandTraditionsfromFortSmithEldersCascadeGraphicsForthiscollectionofinterviewsandstoriesbyeldersfromhishometownVanCampisworkingundertheinitiativeoftheNWTMtisNation.Therstincarnationofwhatwilllikelybeanongoingmultimediaprojectwillseeabookcreatedalongwithanumberofonlinevideos.ThegoalistolaunchitonAboriginalDayJune21inFortSmith.FromrespectforthenorthernlightstosnowshoemakinghowtoreadtheweatherwhattodowithababysbellybuttonnubandtakingastandforMtisrightsVanCampsaidthestoriesareiconiccomicalandpowerful.MymouthwaswideopenthewholetimebecausethisiseverythingwewerenevertaughtgrowingupinhighschoolandbysomeofourownfamiliessoImjustsohonouredtobevisitingwithpeoplewhoarehuntershealersprovidersleadershesaid.NightMovesEneldWizentyVanCampshighlyanticipatedfourthcollectionofshortstorieswillcarryonwiththelivesofhismostbelovedcharactersaswellassomenewonesandthesexy-soundingtitleistherealdeal.ItsgoingtobesensualandheartdestroyingterrifyingandengrossingVanCamppromises.YoullgettovisitwithsomeoldFortSimmericonslikeeveryonefromTheLesserBlessedandthestreakersGrantBrutusandClarence.ThebookalsoincludesstoriesthatbridgetoanewsetofgraphicnovelsVanCampisworkingoncalledWheetagoWarswhichhaveyettolandabookdeal.Andyoullmeetapileofnewplayers-andIdomeanplayersheadded.TheMoonofLettingGoIndigenousNarrativesCollectiveBasedontheshortstoryofthesamenameareleaseofthis80-pagegraphicnovelisanticipatedbytheendoftheyearandpromisesloversoftheoriginalstoryanaddedbonus.ItsbeautifulbecauseIwasabletoputinformationinthegraphicnovelthatnevermadeitintothenovellaandtheresstuffinthenovellathatwouldnottranslateintoanillustratedstoryVanCampshared.SofansofmyworkwillbeabletondoutmoreaboutCelestinethemaincharactereitherthroughthegraphicnovelornovellaorboth.StaytunedVanCampishopingtoturnthestoryintoa40-minutelmshotintheNWTfeaturingNorthernactorsandlmmakers.IwanttoshowcasethebeautyoftheNorth-westTerritoriesandTlichoculturehesaid.PhotocourtesyofRichardVanCampARTSCULTUREBOOKSNWT-bornauthorRichardVanCamphasanarrayofnovelsshortstoriesandgraphicnovelscomingoutthisyearthatwilluphistotalnumberofpublishedworksto18bytheendof2015.ThreeFeathersagraphicnovelaboutrestorativejusticewillbereleasedinMarchinFortSmithduringAboriginalLanguagesMonthintheNWT.ImageMenton3WhistleVanCampssecondnovelsinceTheLesserBlessedservesasasequeltothebookslmandfollowsbullyDarcytojailandpossibleredemption.ImageZenaDenchik LossofFortSmithlibrarystaffsparksconcern12POLITICSMUNICIPALTuesdayFebruary102015SPECIESATRISKCONFERENCEOFMANAGEMENAUTHORITIETheNWTSpeciesatRiskStewardshipProgramhasundingavailabletoincreasepublicawarenessandimprovethewell-beingospecies.Visitwww.nwtspeciesatrisk.caorcalltollree1-855-783-4301orvisityourlocalENRofceormoreinormation.ApplicationsmustbereceivedbyMarch12015.ApplytodayProtectOurNWTSpeciesGoldSponsorsSilverSponsorsBronzeSponsorsByDALICARMICHAELOfcialsfromtheGNWTsayFortSmithcitizensdonthavetoworryabouttheimme-diatefutureoftheirlibraryoritsstaffamidrumoursofapowerstrugglebetweenthemunicipalandterritorialgovernmentoverpositionfunding.TheassertionwaspromptedwhenresidentandlibraryuserJamesDouglasbroughtforthconcernsaboutshrinkingstaffmembersattheinstitutioninanopenlettertolocalmediaandgovernmentofcialslastweek.FromanoutsidersviewpointitappearsthatthereisafundingresponsibilitydisputegoingonbetweentheTownofFortSmithmu-nicipalgovernmentandtheGNWTlibraryserviceDouglaswrote.Oneoftwofull-timestaffmembersisex-pectedtoleavetheirpositiononFeb.13whiletheotheristakinganextendedleaveleavingthreecasualworkersincharge.Neithercouldbereachedforcommentbeforepublicationtime.AfterhavingdiscussionswiththepresentlibrarystaffthereisnostrategyforcoveringthisdramaticlossofstafngfromeithertheTownofFortSmithortheGNWTDouglassaid.Withthisinmindtheonlylogicalout-comeonecoulddrawisaclosingoflibraryservicesinFortSmith.TerritoriallibrarianAlisonHopkinsquicklyrepliedtotheletterandstatedtheGNWTsshort-termplanfortheinstitution.IandKeithMorrisonactingSAOattheFortSmithlibraryhavebeenincommunica-tionregardingthelibrarystafngandarenotinfactinanydisputeHopkinswrote.IamactivelyhiringtollthetwoGovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriespositionsattheli-braryandexpectstafftobeinplacebyFeb.16.Bothgovernmentscoverpaymentforahodgepodgeofstaffhours.Full-timestaffarehiredbytheGNWTbutreceivepaymentsfromboththetownandtheterritorydependingonwhichhourstheyhaveworked.LibraryconcernsongoingThisisthesecondtimeinrecenthistorythatcitizenshavespokenoutaboutcon-cernsregardingthelibraryanditsstaff.InDecemberoflastyearworkersandresidentsalikejoinedforcestorequestatotalof175000inlibraryfundingfromthemunicipalbudgettopayformoreca-sualstaffmembersandthereforemoreprogramming.Despiteprovidingevidencedemonstrat-ingtheinstitutionsever-increasingusageratestherequestwasdenied.Hopkinswillbetrainingthenewemploy-eesfromFeb.16to20andinvitesanyonewithconcernsorinquiriestostopbythelibraryandaskquestionsduringitshoursofoperation.Ialwaysappreciatehearingfromlibrarycustomersshesaid.DuringthattimesheandMorrisonwillhammeroutthedetailsoftheinstitutionsfuturestafngplan.Iftheyrechangingstaffinthelibrarywewanttositandtalkaboutitandconrmhoursandjusttouchbasewiththelibraryopera-tionsMorrisonsaid.Ifshesre-stafngtwopositionsatthesamehoursaspreviouslywewouldtouchbasetoreconrmthat.MorrisonsaidthehiringisstatusquoandisbeingheadedbytheGNWT.PhotoDaliCarmichaelForthesecondtimesinceDecembercitizensarevoicingtheirconcernsoverstaffingissuesatFortSmithsMaryKaeserLibrary. CreeeldertellsFortSmithtalesofyouthNorthernLifeMuseumandCulturalCentrekicksoffnewspeakerseries13NORTHERNERSELDERSTuesdayFebruary1020152AspenRoadHayRiverNTX0E0P0867874-32245-4CourtoreilleStreetHayRiverNTX0E1G2867874-4747GetthegiftyouknowShewilllove926MACKENZIEHIGHWAYHAYRIVERNTPhone867-874-2771.TollFree1-866-327-0717www.monsterrec.comIfyourValentineisgettingcoldfeetwarmthemupatMonsterRec.40offallinstockwinterfootwear40offallinstockwinterfootwearByDALICARMICHAELResidentsofFortSmithweregivenapeekintohistorylastweekatanewspeakerseriesatthelocalmuseum.Itwaswithasenseofhumourandanex-tensiveknowledgethatCreeelderRosalieBourkeandherdaughterGladysMacPhersoncharmedandentertainedanaudienceattheNorthernLifeMuseumandCulturalCentretheeveningofFeb.5whereBourkenowinherseventiesbecametheofcialopeningguestatthemuseumsnewspeakerserieshostedinpartnershipwiththeNWTMtisNationsCreeLanguageProgram.Bourketoldtalesofheryouthfuldaysliv-ingonthelandandherascentintoadulthoodridinguptheAthabascaRivertoFortSmithaswellassometraditionalCreelegends.Paintingapicturemostoftodaysyouthcouldonlyimagineshetalkedaboutherfam-ilyleadingapackofhorsesonagruelingjour-neyacrosstheIsadoreRivertowardsouth-ernAlbertaeveryyeartostockuponwintersupplies.Shespokeoflifeonthelandwhereshehappilyremaineduntilbeingforcedtoattendresidentialschoolattheageofseven.BourkefranklydiscussedthehighsandlowsofherexperienceattheFortVermillionresidentialschoolinthe1940s.Shereectedupontheunfairtreatmentsheand130othergirlssufferedastheyateoldstalebreadlledwithbugsandrottenmeatwhilethepriestsandnunswhorantheschoolatelikekings.Oneofherchoresatschoolwastendingtokitchendutiesmakingsuretheroomwascleanandthefoodwasprepped.Whenitcametimetoworkawayathervarioustasksshealwaysmadesuretowearadresswithbigpocketssoshecouldsneakintothepantryandcollectallsortsofdriedfruits.IstolefromtherichtogivetothepoorandIneveronceregretteditshechortled.AuentBushCreespeakerevennowshetoldanenchantedcrowdaboutspeakingherlanguagewithothergirlsbehindtheschooleverydayhidingfromthenunstopreserveapieceofherculture.MymothersaidifIkeeptalkingEnglishIwasgoingtolosemylanguageBourkesaid.IfIlostmylanguageIwouldntbeabletotalktoher.Bourkespokelovinglyofhermotheramed-icinewomanandmidwifewhowasforcedtoraisesixchildrenalonewhenherhusbanddiedatanearlyage.Feistyandfearlessshetrappedandhuntedforherchildrenalmosteverydaytokeepthemfedwhiletheywereathome.WhenitcametimeforBourketoraiseherownchildrenshetriedtousethosesametraditionalmedicinesthathermotherusedbutfoundshewasnotabletorememberallofthemdespiteherbestefforts.WhatIknowIllshareforapriceshesaidnotingthatabitoftobaccoormatcheswouldsufceaspayment.IcantjustgoaheadandtelleverythingShedidrememberhowtohuntandtrapanactivityshedidwithherlatehusbandandsharedwithherownkids.Shedemonstratedaseriesofmoosecallsforthecrowdandshowedphotosofoneofherbiggestharvests.AftertakingsomequestionsfromthecrowdandtellingthetraditionalCreestoryofthetrickyWesakechakBourkegavesometipsabouthowtoliveaslongandasfulllingalifeasshehasBehappyallthetimeshesaid.HelppeoplelikeIdidwhenIwasstealingfromthepantry.Ifyouhaveareligionitsgoodtopray.Bourkesaidshewashappytobeaskedtoshareherexperienceswiththecrowdanden-couragedotherelderstosharetheirknowl-edgeaswell.Wehavetokeepourstoriesaliveyouknowshesaid.Thenextspeakerserieswillfeatureadis-cussionwithIbKristensenandJacquesVanPeltabouttheoriginsoftheThebachaLop-petonFeb.26.PhotoDaliCarmichaelIstolefromtherichtogivetothepoorandIneveronceregretteditRosalieBourkeCreeelderFortSmithCreeelderRosalieBourkeleftsharesstoriesofheryouthandhercultureastherstguestoftheNorthernLifeMuseumandCulturalCentresspeakerseriesonFeb.5withsomeassistancefromherdaughterGladysMacPherson. 14TuesdayFebruary102015 15EDUCATIONLITERACYTuesdayFebruary102015Wewanttoknowwhatyouthink.AlbertasNorthlandschoolboardexaminesSouthSlaveliteracystrategiesByDALICARMICHAELOfcialsfromaschooldivi-sioninnorthernAlbertavisitedthesouthernNWTlastweekseekinganswersonwaystoimproveliteracyamongtheirstrugglingstudentpopulation.Itsbeensaidthatanysys-temisperfectlydesignedtogettheresultitsgettingandrightnowwerenotsatisedwiththeresultssaidDr.LeroySloanpartofthedelegationventur-ingNorthonaneducationfact-ndingmission.TeachersprincipalsandadministratorsfromAlbertasNorthlandSchoolDivision61traveledbetweenHayRiverFortResolutionandFortSmithtakinginstrategiesbeingusedtoimproveliteracyratesinSouthSlaveDivisionalEduca-tionCouncilSSDECschoolsnamelytheLeadership4Lit-eracyL4Linitiative.Sloanaformerdeputymin-isterofeducationforAlbertawasincludedinthedelegationasarepresentativeoftheAl-bertaSchoolBoardsAssocia-tion.HestartedworkingwiththeSouthSlavein2006whenhehelpedthedivisionrevampitsowneducationalpractices.ImpressedwiththestridestheSSDEChasmadeovertheyearsheguredNorthlandcouldlearnfromitssuccesses.Yougetalistofachieve-mentsandawardsthattheyvebeenawardedbytheterritorialgovernmentbyCanadianor-ganizationsbythepremierbythelieutenantgovernorofCanadaoverandovertherec-ognitionhasbeentherethattheSouthSlaveishavingsuccessSloansaid.Whenyougofrom74percentoftheparentsto92percentoftheparentsbeingsatisedwiththeirchildrenslearningitsresonatingherewiththelocalpeople.Thetwoboardssharemanysimilarities.ThemajorityofthestudentpopulationisAborigi-nalandtherearechallengesstemmingfromtheremote-nessoftheircommunitiessuchashighstaffturnoverrates.WhileNorthlandservesabouttwiceasmanystudentsastheSSDEC-about2890com-paredto1300-overawidergeographicalareaNorthlandsuperintendentDonnaBarrettbelievestheadaptationofalit-eracymodelbasedonSSDECswillleadtoimprovedresults.SinceinstitutingL4LtheSSDEChasincreasedstudentliteracybyenactingmonthlyevaluationssoteacherscaneasilytrackexactlywhichareasoflearningstudentsneedimprovementintocre-atefocusedlessonplans.Theyhavealsoincreasedsupportsforteachersinstallingliter-acycoachesineveryschooltohelpaddressanygapsinknowledge.Oneofthethingsthatwevebeenlookingatisthewholenotionofsmallgroup-guidedinstructionBarrettsaid.Teachershaveanabilitytoknowwherethestudentsareandknowhowtoworkwiththeminsmallgroupstohelpthemmovetothenextlevel.StartingfromscratchIn2010Northlanddis-mantledits23-memberschoolboardafterdecadesofpoorperformancelevels.AstudyontheworkingsofNorthlandledto43recommendationsonhowtoimproveresults.OneoftherststepswastoinitiatetheAboriginalTeachersEducationProgramATEPwhichencourageslocalstobecometeacherswithintheircommunities.Sofartheinitialstrategiesseemtobeworking.OutofthedivisionsstudentsinGrades1through12approximately50percentareattheirappropriategradeliteracylevelaratethathashasrisenapproximately13percentinthelastyearalone.Itsnotthatweresay-ingpeoplearentdoingsomegoodthingsinNorthlandbutweknowwerenotdoingwellenoughandthegapistoogreatbetweentheAboriginalandnon-AboriginalstudentsacrossCanadaSloansaid.InAlbertaitsabout30percentinSask.itsabout40percentsothisisremarkablewhenweseestatisticsshowingAborigi-nalstudentsoutperformingnon-AboriginalstudentsintheSouthSlave.ThatsuniqueacrossCanadaandwewanttogetintotheclassroomandseewhatsreallyhappeningintheinteractionsbetweentheteacherandthestudentsandwevebeenpickingupnuggetseveryplacewevegone.SSDECAmodelforothereducatorsThisisntthefirsttimeSSDEChasshareditsliter-acytrainingstrategieswithoutsideschooldivisions.LastyeararoundthesametimethecouncilhostedagroupfromNunavutonasimilarmission.Whileproudwithwhattheyvebeenabletoaccom-plishthereisnoreasontoslowdownsaidSSDECsu-perintendentCurtisBrown.Thepeoplethatwehaveinourschoolsaredoingare-markablejobimplementingtheseevidence-basedpracticesandgettingbetterresultswithkidshesaid.Whenotherswanttocomeandlearnaboutwhatweredoinghereitmakesusstepbackandrealizehowfarwevecomeandwhatitisweneedtokeepondoing.PhotoDaliCarmichaelAteamofdelegatesfromAlbertasNorthlandSchoolDivision61visitstheSouthSlaveDivisionalEducationCouncilinFortSmithhopingtopickupsomeliteracy-teachingtechniques. 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YellowknifehonoursCanadiansoldierskilledinAfghanistanTuesdayFebruary10201519NORTHERNERSSOLDIERSMissStacheisasophisticatedandcutelittlelady.IsntshejustpreciousIfyoubroughtherhomeshedbesohappyandgiveyoucuddles.Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.WESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.Ph867875-5100Fax867875-5155E-mailinfowescleannwt.comwebwww.wescleannwt.comSpayedNeuteredUp-to-datewithroutineshotsHousetrainedMissStacheFemaleAdultBlackandwhitemixLookingforanewhomeThankyoubidcommitteeThankyoujiggerscommunitysupportersdecoratorschilimakersbowmakersNULbuckettruckdriverssingersdrummerssportsperormersdogmushersDeneGamesprotgscorporatesupporterschambersschoolsprincipalsMCsRangersRCMPpeprallyZambonijumpingcrewdriversjournalistsphotographerswelcomersorganizersdriverscooksmascotsyouthambassadorsandeveryoneelseWOWThanksNTCLTracyTherrienSaltRiverFirstNationforuseofyourbusSpecialthanksalsotoourmayorscouncilschiefsandMLAsforyoursupportTHANKYOUSOUTHSLAVEBiddingtohosttheArcticWinterGamesintheSouthSlavedemonstratesthatthisisaplaceofgreatstrengthbeautycapacityprideandpower.ThankyoutotheamazingpeopleofourregionforshiningyourlightandbringingyourgameduringthebidprocessandthetouroftheArcticWinterGamesInternationalCommitteeonJanuary29th2015.ByDALICARMICHAELWithasmallseatingallowanceofabout58peoplecrowdsatYellowknifeRoyalCa-nadianLegionBranch164areusuallyquiteintimatewhichmadetherecentrevelationthattwostaffmembershadbeenstealingfromtheestablishmenttothetuneof60000allthemoreshocking.Full-timestafferofthreeyearsMaryCharles42andpart-timerHellenLeaman49werearrestedandchargedlastweekwiththeftover5000followinganinvestigationthatuncoveredthetwowomenhadbeentak-ingunauthorizedmoneyandboozeoveraperiodofsixmonths.Mybook-keepersaidshethoughttheremighthavebeenalittletroubletheresaidtheLegionsbranchpresidentLloydLushinaninterviewwithTheJournal.Shedidanauditandaftershedidthatshecameandtalkedtomeandtoldmetherewasaproblemthatwentbackveorsixmonthsandfromtherewefoundoutthingswerentbalanced.Beforegoingtothepolicethetwoworkedtogatherevidenceusingvideosurveillance.OncewefoundoutandwedidtheauditandwehadallthefactsinplaceandcheckedourcameratapeswesawthegroundsthattherewasmoneymissingLushsaid.Iim-mediatelyinformedtheRCMPandbroughtthetapestothemandgaveastatement.Oncetheydidtheirinvestigationtheysaidyeswehaveenoughofastatementtomakeanarrest.CharlesandLeamanweretakeninbythepoliceJan.30.BothwereeventuallyreleasedfromcustodyandarescheduledtoappearincourtonMar.3inYellowknife.ItawaysimpactswhenyoulosemoneyfromaplacebutwearenanciallystableitsnotgoingtoshutdownoranythinglikethatLushsaid.WeredoingO.K.welljustkeepondoingwhatwedoandtakeonsomemoresecuritymeasurestomakesurethisdoesnthappenagain.MeanwhiletheLegionsmorecharitablecommitmentsremainunaffectedbythetheft.WereuptodateonourdonationsLushsaid.Wejustdonated5000totheWeledehSchoollunchprogramwedonated5000toMildredHalllunchprogramandwedonated5000totheBettyHouse.WithtoughersecurityinplaceLushhopesfutureupsetsattheYellowknifeLegionbranchareonlycausedbyMondaysdartplayersWednesdaysbilliardleaguesandFridaysmeatrafes.Legionstaffcaughtstealing60000inYellowknifeJUSTICETHEFTByDALICARMICHAELCanadianmilitarymemberswholosttheirliveswhileghtinginAfghanistanoverthelastdecadewerehonouredinYellowknifelastweekasatouringCanadianArmedForcesCAFsanctionedvigilsatondisplayatthelegislature.CurrentservicemembersveteransandtheirfamiliesandfriendscametogetherforaprivatevigilserviceledbyBrigadier-GeneralGregLoosofJointTaskForceNorthJTFNonFeb.3beforetheAfghanistanMemorialVigilwasopentopublicviewing.Thememorialinstallationismadeupof192plaquescommemoratingthosewhodiedonbehalfofCanadaincluding158CAFmem-bersdiplomatGlynBerryembeddedjour-nalistMichelleLangand43UnitedStatesArmedForcesmemberswhowereunderCanadiancommand.OurservicepeopledeservetoberememberedandthankedforgivingtheirlivestoprotectusandourfreedomssaidBrendalynnInukTrenneraresidentofHayRiverwhoattendedthememo-rial.Itisveryrespectful.ItremindsmeoftheWalkingWithOurSistersWWOSmemorialthatwasjustatthemuseumlastmonth.YoudontrealizehowmanyofourservicepeoplewerekilledinAfghanistanuntilyouseetheirfacesnamesagesrankoneachplaque.Forover12yearsover40000membersoftheCanadianArmedForcesCAFwereembroiledinaNATO-ledUN-sanctionedmissiontodismantletheAlQaedaterroristgroupinAfghanistanandremovetheTali-banregimefrompower.ItwasthecountryslargestmilitarydeploymentsincetheSecondWorldWarandofthoseservicemembersabout87hailedfromtheNWTaccordingtoJTFNspokesmanCapt.DennisPower.NowtheCanadiangovernmentsaysitisworkingwiththeinternationalcommunitytohelpthegovernmentofAfghanistanassumeresponsibilityforitsownsecuritygovernancedevelopmentandrebuilding.TheservicepeoplekeepingwatchovertheseplaquesareveryapproachableTrennercommented.IaskedoneoftheservicemeniftheyarebeinglookedafterbetterwhentheyallreturnhomefromplaceslikeAfghani-stan.Ialsoaskediftheyfeltmorecomfort-ableandsafetotalkaboutPTSDwithpeopleavailabletothem.MyheartwascomfortedtohearthatourservicepeoplearehavingmorehelpavailabletothemforPTSDaftertheyreturnhomeshesaid.Withtimeandteac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