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Will the New Housing Pilot Really Help the Dene People?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The federal government spends $200,000 a year to approve Dene Nation’s Strategic Housing Plan By: Charlotte Hui Northwest Territories -Today, situated on Treaty 8 Territory, Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, and Dene National Chief Gerald Antoine announced additional funding for the Dene Nation’s Strategic Housing initiative. The new housing pilot project will help the Read More…

Nunavut To Distribute (RATS) And Masks To Businesses
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Nunavut To Distribute (RATS) And Masks To Businesses

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Distribution of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) and Masks to Nunavut Businesses Businesses are the lifeline of any economy. And when you are located in one of Canada’s northernmost provinces such as Nunavut, your role in the community is vital. In the early stages of the pandemic, Nunavut had the lowest case count of COVID-19 for Read More…

Nunavut Lifts Public Health Emergency As Of April 11th
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Nunavut Lifts Public Health Emergency As Of April 11th

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nunavut becomes the latest Canadian Territory to ease back COVID-19 mandates John Main, Minister of Health, today announced that the government of Nunavut will be lifting the Public Health Emergency, effective April 11. As a result, all remaining public health restrictions across Nunavut are suspended. “For the past two years, Nunavummiut have had to make Read More…

Federal Government Invests $214 Million Into Nunavut's Clean Water Infrastructure
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Federal Government Invests $214 Million Into Nunavut’s Clean Water Infrastructure

Reading Time: 3 minutes The government of Canada invests in sustainable water infrastructure for Iqaluit Reliable infrastructure is key to building stronger communities. Significant weather-related disasters triggered by climate change can pose a serious threat to the health and safety of Canadians, create interruptions in essential services, and cause significant disruptions to local economies. In the North, the effects Read More…

Nunavut Takes First Steps To Add A New Statutory Holiday
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Nunavut Takes First Steps To Adding A New Statutory Holiday

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Consultations on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation The Department of Justice is looking to introduce new legislation to make the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a statutory holiday in Nunavut, under the Labour Standards Act. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30, honours the memory of children who died while Read More…

Illegal Caribou Harvesting Investigations Launched In Labrador
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Illegal Caribou Harvesting Investigations Launched In Labrador

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Officers with the Resource Enforcement Division have conducted two separate investigations into groups for allegedly illegally harvesting caribou in Labrador. On Monday, February 28, 2022, Resource Enforcement Officers responded to complaints of illegal caribou harvesting in Northern Labrador where they located snowmobilers and snowmobiles with several caribou and caribou parts in the area of a Read More…

Major Changes To NWT Class 1 Driver Licence
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Major Changes To NWT Class 1 Driver Licence

Reading Time: 2 minutes Entry-Level Training Becomes Mandatory for Individuals seeking a Class 1 Driver’s Licence The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has introduced mandatory entry-level training for commercial truck drivers obtaining a Class 1 licence.  Following the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy in 2018, there were renewed calls for mandatory entry-level training in Canada. Entry-level training will now Read More…

MKO Honours Students of Elkhorn Residential School
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MKO Honours Students of Elkhorn Residential School

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO Held A Ceremony and Feast Held in Honour of Children from Northern Manitoba On Monday, October 18, MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee travelled with Elders to host a ceremony at a small gravesite where children from the Elkhorn Residential School are buried. The ceremony included music, prayers, a sacred fire, offerings, and a feast. Elder Stan LaPierre led and Read More…

2 Winnipeg Taxi Drivers Charged With Assaulting Indigenous Women
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2 Winnipeg Taxi Drivers Charged With Assaulting Indigenous Women

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO Encourages First Nations Citizens Accessing Taxis in the City of Winnipeg to Remain Vigilant Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB –Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) continues to be concerned about the safety of First Nations citizens from Northern Manitoba in regard to using taxis in the City of Winnipeg. This month, there have been two taxi drivers Read More…

17 Lucky Individuals Have Won Manitoba's 2nd Vax To Win Lottery
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17 Lucky Individuals Have Won Manitoba’s 2nd Vax To Win Lottery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adult and Youth Winners to Receive $950,000 in Cash and Scholarships for Getting Both Doses By choosing to become fully immunized, 17 Manitobans have protected themselves against COVID-19 and also won cash and scholarship prizes totalling $950,000 in the second round of the Vax to Win lottery, Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton and Advanced Education, Read More…

Unity Walk Arrives In Winnipeg
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Unity Walk Arrives In Winnipeg

Reading Time: 2 minutes Walkers complete emotional journey to Honour Residential School Survivors Walkers from Fox Lake Cree Nation left Gillam, Manitoba on September 18th and have arrived safely in Winnipeg. Along the way, they were joined by walkers from York Factory First Nation and Tataskweyak Cree Nation. The group will be heading to the Manitoba Legislative Building on September Read More…

Northwest Territories, Boost Opportunities For Women To Enter The Trades Sector
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Northwest Territories, Boost Opportunities For Women To Enter The Trades Sector

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most trades are recognized internationally and provide a great source of income to live and raise a family within Canada. Decades ago, it would be hard-pressed to find a woman working within the various trades industry dominated by men. Fortunately, society has evolved enough to understand that given the opportunity, women can do any job Read More…

MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee Wins Another 3 Year Term
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MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee Wins Another 3 Year Term

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Garrison Settee second term victory was expected and unanimous Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. held an election for the position of Grand Chief today at the MKO’s 40th Annual General Assembly. The candidates for the role of Grand Chief were Ken Bighetty and Garrison Settee the incumbent. Chiefs, Councillors, and Headmen of MKO Nations were eligible to vote in Read More…

Yukon Becomes Latest Territory To Sign On To National Child Care Plan
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Yukon Becomes Latest Territory To Sign On To National Child Care Plan

Reading Time: 2 minutes The National Child Care plan reduces child care to $10 per day The Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon have reached an agreement on an extension to the Canada–Yukon Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. Through the agreement, the Government of Canada is providing over $10.1 million in funding over four years to Read More…

Canada Makes Big Investments Into The Northern Territory
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Canada Makes Big Investments Into The Northern Territory

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF provides infrastructure funding for major projects within the country By Dami Igbinyemi Communities across the country are on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic and they need know that their public services and public spaces are safe and reliable. That is why the Government of Canada has been providing huge financial Read More…

Rights For Humans, Accountability For Persons
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Rights For Humans, Accountability For Persons

Reading Time: 4 minutes Dedicated to my Mum, Isabel Sommerville, RN, BN, MPA By Anne Thompson (revised 2022 – MA- 04) Under Canadian law, a corporation is considered to be a legal person who can own property, borrow money, pay taxes, hire employees, and commence or be subject to a lawsuit.  They can be guided, but they cannot care, nor Read More…

Nunavut Declares An End To Its COVID-19 Outbreak
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Nunavut Declares An End To Its COVID-19 Outbreak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nunavut goes 28 days without a COVID-19 case By Dami Igbinyemi On January 25th, 2020, Canada reported its first case of COVID-19 from a 56-year-old patient “Patient Zero” returning from China. Out of all the Canadian provinces and territories, Nunavut remained the only one in Canada without a confirmed case of COVID-19 for eight months. Read More…

P.C Minister Lagimodiere Defends Residential Schools First Day On The Job
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P.C Minister Lagimodiere Defends Residential Schools First Day On The Job

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lagimodiere’s introduction as Manitoba’s New Minister of Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations was disastrous. By Maryam Razzaq Moments after Alan Lagimodiere is sworn in as the new Minister of Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations by Premier Brian Pallister, he makes appalling and shocking remarks about the goal of residential schools.  At a time when Canada Read More…

Government Of Canada Makes $375,000 Investment To Support NWT Tourism Industry
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Government Of Canada Makes $375,000 Investment To Support NWT Tourism Industry

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal government supports tourism infrastructure in Yellowknife, NWT The tourism industry plays a key economic, social and cultural role in the Northwest Territories, and is an important part of diversifying the Northern economy. The Canadian Government has supported the industry since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and has demonstrated its commitment to helping the Read More…

Canadian Government Commits $3.2M Nunavut's Fishing & Industries
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Canadian Government Commits $3.2M Nunavut’s Fishing & Industries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal support for fisheries and sealing in Nunavut provides jobs and opportunities TDS News – Nunavut’s fishing and sealing industries are key economic drivers in the territory, supporting the livelihood of generations of Inuit. These industries are a source of sustainable economic development in Nunavut, providing  jobs for Nunavummiut, as well as presenting a significant potential Read More…

Qaumajuq - Winnipeg Celebrates Canada's National Inuit Art Gallery
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Qaumajuq – Winnipeg Celebrates Canada’s National Inuit Art Gallery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qaumajuq becomes Canada’s newest National Inuit Art Gallery TDS News – The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) announce a new partnership days before the March 27, 2021 opening of Qaumajuq, the new Inuit art centre at the WAG.  WAG-Qaumajuq provides a home for largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art, while the NFB has a rich Indigenous Read More…

Canadian Government Commits $247 Million Towards Yukon Gateway Project
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Canadian Government Commits $247 Million Towards Yukon Gateway Project

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Yukon Government is committing and additional $112 million to the project TDS News – Today, Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for the Yukon, confirmed major funding for the Yukon Resource Gateway Project by the Government of Canada. The Yukon Resource Gateway Project will provide much needed upgrades to existing transportation infrastructure in two key Read More…