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Power, Politics and Policy Yukon delegates at Pan-Canadian Skills Summit
Jul 10, 2014 –  CHARLOTTETOWN—The education and labour ministers from Canada’s 13 provinces and territories met July 9-10 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for a major pan-Canadian symposium on skills. This invitation-only event, co-hosted... Read the rest

Premier promotes Yukon interests at Western Premiers’ Conference
Jul 9, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski will meet with western premiers in Iqaluit on July 9 and 10 to discuss shared priorities and to continue their work together for the benefit of Canadians.... Read the rest

Governor Seeks North Star Award Nominations
Jul 9, 2014 –  July 9, 2014, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today opened the nomination period for the annual Governor’s North Star Awards for International Excellence. The awards honor businesses and organizations... Read the rest

Premier Bob McLeod on the passing of Bern Will Brown
Jul 7, 2014 –  I was saddened to hear of Bern Will Brown’s passing this past Friday, July 4th.  Bern Will Brown is known throughout the north as an artist, author, builder, ethnologist,  journalist,... Read the rest



Northern Business & Economy State Demands Dispute Resolution with Xerox
Jul 10, 2014 –  July 10, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – In a move to get proper payments to Alaska health providers, Governor Parnell is pursuing corrective action against Xerox for not fulfilling contract obligations... Read the rest

Doyon, Limited Saddened by Death of Kantishna Roadhouse Employee
Jun 12, 2014 –  Fairbanks, Alaska --- Doyon, Limited and Doyon Tourism are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Gitte Stryhn. An employee for Kantishna Roadhouse for the past 6 summers, Stryhn was a valued... Read the rest

Expansion of Single-Window Service Centres
Jun 3, 2014 –  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to creating prosperity for all our citizens and we recognize that residents of rural and remote communities have unique needs. We recognize that it... Read the rest

Update on Investments in Housing Infrastructure
Jun 3, 2014 –  Mr. Speaker, addressing housing needs is a priority of the 17thLegislative Assembly and the NWT Housing Corporation. This year is the first year of a multi-year plan that will see... Read the rest



Energy, Mineral & Natural Resources NWT Mining Week recognizes industry and workers
Jun 10, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (June 10, 2014) – NWT Mining Week takes place June 9-13 this year and provides an opportunity to recognize the important role the mining sector has played in the NWT... Read the rest

New NWT Mining Incentive Program to stimulate exploration
Jun 9, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (June 9, 2014) – Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay announced the new Mining Incentive Program in the Northwest Territories today. The Mining Incentive Program (MIP) will provide funds... Read the rest

Statement of Congratulations by the Honourable Bernard Valcourt on the Addition of Three Communities to the Northwest Territories Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement
May 26, 2014 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (May 26, 2014) - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following statement today: "I wish to extend my congratulations to the... Read the rest

Deputy minister appointed to lead Yukon Development Corporation hydroelectric work
May 8, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—A new deputy minister position has been created in the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources to lead the Yukon Development Corporation’s (YDC) work on hydroelectric power in the territory.... Read the rest



Defense, Diplomacy & Security Review of Barry Scott Zellen's Fast-Changing Arctic in the Journal of Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research
Jun 1, 2014 – Reviewed by John D. Jacobs, Honorary Research Professor, Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador in the Journal of Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, Volume... Read the rest

Funding announced for five violence prevention projects
May 16, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Five projects are sharing $200,000 through the Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund, Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate Elaine Taylor announced today. “Supporting culturally relevant initiatives designed and... Read the rest

Forum brings groups together to discuss RCMP training and development
May 13, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Northern Institute of Social Justice (NISJ) at Yukon College will host the Yukon RCMP Draft Training and Development Framework Forum on May 14 during National Police Week. The forum... Read the rest

Yukon Police Council and communities establish policing priorities
May 12, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Minister of Justice Mike Nixon presented the Yukon policing priorities to the commanding officer of the Yukon RCMP earlier this year following extensive community consultation by the Yukon Police Council... Read the rest



Science, Nature & Environment New government strategy promotes water for nature and for people
Jun 11, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Yukon Water Strategy and Action Plan that provides the Government of Yukon with a comprehensive approach to making water management decisions was released today. “The strategy will help the government manage... Read the rest

ITI readying residents for economic opportunity in mushroom harvest
Jun 6, 2014 –  FORT SIMPSON (June 6, 2014) – Open houses supported by Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) are positioning Dehcho Region residents to take advantage of economic opportunities that may arise from harvesting... Read the rest

2012 Canadian Nature Survey results
Jun 6, 2014 –  Yellowknife (June 6, 2014) – Results of the 2012 Canadian Nature Survey were released today by Canada’s Federal, Provincial and Territorial governments.  It is the first national survey of its kind... Read the rest

Family-friendly territorial parks receive recognition from national magazine
May 26, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (May 26, 2014) – Fred Henne and Blackstone Territorial Parksmade the list of “Best Family Campgrounds in Canada” in Today’s ParentMagazine. The article, published online in early May, is a timely piece according to... Read the rest



Storytelling: Arts & Entertainment Advanced Artist Award supports professional artistic development
Jun 19, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Ten Yukon artists will share $40,000 through the Advanced Artist Award to further their career development in the performing, visual or literary arts. “Yukon government is proud to support professional... Read the rest

Yukon government supports museums and First Nation cultural and heritage centres
Jun 12, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government is providing more than $1.5 million to Yukon museums and interpretive centres through two of its funding programs. “The Yukon government recognizes the tremendous contribution made by... Read the rest

Funding programs expand opportunity for arts in Yukon
Jun 10, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government has announced that twelve recipients will share approximately $98,000 of support from the Arts Fund and Touring Artist Fund.  “Through its funding programs the Yukon government is... Read the rest

APTN Announces Online Launch of International Indigenous Music Project
Jun 9, 2014 –  June 9, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to announce the online launch of Our Songs, an international project that shares contemporary Indigenous music with... Read the rest



Aboriginal Rights & Empowerment Metis National President: National Aboriginal Day Celebration
Jul 10, 2014 – "On Behalf of the National Office, I wish all Metis Nation citizens a relaxing and revitalizing experience during this summer's solstice as you celebrate National Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2014."... Read the rest

Statement of Condolence from Premier Bob McLeod on the Loss of Robert Alexie, Jr.
Jun 11, 2014 – YELLOWKNIFE (June 11, 2014) – I was deeply saddened today to learn of the loss of Robert Alexie Jr., President of the Gwich’in Tribal Council. President Alexie was a strong leader... Read the rest

NTI News: IIBA Delay to be Resolved by Conciliator
Jun 10, 2014 –  Nunavut Tunngavik Acting President James Eetoolook today announced that NTI and the Regional Inuit Associations invoked the Inuit right under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement to bring in a conciliator... Read the rest

Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible for Status of Women
Jun 5, 2014 –  As Members of this House are aware the Government of the Northwest Territories will host the 32nd Annual Meeting of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women on June 19... Read the rest



Culture, Heritage & Traditions Yukon government supports museums and First Nation cultural and heritage centres
Jun 12, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government is providing more than $1.5 million to Yukon museums and interpretive centres through two of its funding programs. “The Yukon government recognizes the tremendous contribution made by... Read the rest

Funding programs expand opportunity for arts in Yukon
Jun 10, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government has announced that twelve recipients will share approximately $98,000 of support from the Arts Fund and Touring Artist Fund.  “Through its funding programs the Yukon government is... Read the rest

Yukon celebrates Journιe de la francophonie yukonnaise
May 15, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE— The eighth annual Journée de la francophonie yukonnaise (Yukon Francophonie Day) is being celebrated today with the launch of the new Bonjour Yukonlogo and the presentation of the French language talent show Secondaire... Read the rest

Yukon RCMP receive training in Yukon First Nations history and culture
May 15, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—A two-day course in First Nations history and culture for RCMP members is one of the key steps taken by the Yukon government in fulfilling the territory’s policing priorities. “The... Read the rest



Health, Education & Safety Take a guess! When will the Sylvia Grinnell River break up?
Jun 13, 2014 –  Public Service Announcement Take a guess! When will the Sylvia Grinnell River break up? Start Date: June 2, 2014 End Date: June 11, 2014 Iqaluit, NU 30 sec When will... Read the rest

Bulletin: Questions and Answers Iqaluit dump fire
Jun 13, 2014 –  The Government of Nunavut is working closely with the City of Iqaluit, Environment Canada and Health Canada to monitor the dump fire, air quality and develop a course of action.... Read the rest

Harper Government Congratulates Nak'azdli Band on Opening of New School
Jun 13, 2014 –  June 13, 2014 - Fort St. James, BC - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today congratulates the Nak’azdli Band and... Read the rest

Iqaluit Community Cleanup Postponed
Jun 12, 2014 –  Public Service Announcement Iqaluit Community Cleanup Postponed Start Date: June 12, 2014 End Date: June 19, 2014 Iqaluit, NU 30 sec Iqaluit’s community cleanup is postponed until Friday, June 20... Read the rest



Destinations: Travel & Tourism National Tourism Week celebrated in the NWT
Jun 13, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (June 13, 2014) – National Tourism Week in Canada takes place June 16-20 this year and NWT residents are invited to take part in events across the territory. Tourism is... Read the rest

Pelly barge to operate with limited schedule
May 16, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Pelly barge, also known as the Ross River ferry, is expected to begin operation on June 9 with a restricted sailing schedule and subject to local conditions. “We recognize... Read the rest

H-Net Review: Geostrategic Visions for the Arctic: A review of The Fast-Changing Arctic
Mar 7, 2014 – Review of The Fast-Changing Arctic: Rethinking Arctic Security for a Warmer World. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, Barry Scott Zellen, ed. 2013. xi + 395 pp. $41.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55238-646-0.... Read the rest

New Highway 4 access to open Friday
Jan 30, 2014 – YELLOWKNIFE (January 30, 2014) – Effective at noon on Friday, January 31, 2014, drivers will access the Ingraham Trail on the newly constructed Highway 4 alignment road. The nearly six... Read the rest



Team Spirit: Sports & Recreation More than $1.3 million in sport and recreation funding announced
Jun 12, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Partnerships between the Government of Yukon, Yukon Lottery Commission and Sport Canada have made more than $1.3 million in grants available to Yukon’s sport and recreation community. “Sport and recreation... Read the rest

Nominations Now Open for Sport Awards and Scholarships
May 23, 2014 –  May 23, 2014 Public Service Announcement Nominations Now Open for Sport Awards and Scholarships Start Date: May 23, 2014 End Date: June 2, 2014 Nunavut 60 sec Do you know... Read the rest

NWT High Performance Athlete Grant recipients announced
Feb 5, 2014 – YELLOWKNIFE (February 5, 2014) – The recipients of the 2013-2014 High Performance Athlete Grant were announced today by Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) Robert C. McLeod and Maureen... Read the rest

Outstanding sport and recreation leaders to receive awards
Nov 28, 2013 – WHITEHORSE—Minister of Community Services Brad Cathers will present awards to 30 individuals for leadership and excellence in sport at the 2013 Sport Yukon awards celebration in Whitehorse tonight. “As a... Read the rest



Up Here: Life North of Sixty Teens Choose Respect
Apr 2, 2012 – An estimated 200 teens took part in Gov. Sean Parnell’s Choose Respect marches in the Mat-Su Valley March 29. In Wasilla, 50 students from Fire Dance Academy, and Wasilla middle... Read the rest

Writers (Still) Wanted!
Mar 31, 2008 – Attention writers, reviewers, opinionists, storytellers, and bloggers, we're seeking columnists, commentators, analysts, and community reporters for all our sites at ObscurityPress! - If you live in the far chilly North of... Read the rest

Our Governor is Better Looking than Yours!
Feb 22, 2008 – This is an open letter to all other citizens of the United States: our Governor is better looking than your Governor.   That's it -- period. No questions asked.  ... Read the rest

Cabin Log
Nov 15, 2007 – This is a record of a noble experiment conducted by me, Erint Bouncey. With this journal I will record my experiences of the next month over Christmas vacation during which... Read the rest



Tastes: Northern Wining & Dining Museum Cafι Reopens at Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Jun 25, 2013 – YELLOWKNIFE (June 25, 2013) – The Museum Café at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is now open for business. “I am delighted to see the Museum Café reopen... Read the rest

You’re Gonna Eat Here Contest Winners Will Experience Yukon Hospitality and Northern Cuisine
Feb 15, 2013 – WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon and Food Network Canada are partnering on a new travel promotion that includes a contest to bring two lucky Canadians to the territory to experience Yukon... Read the rest

NANA: United Fresh Recognizes NMS and Kiana School Salad Bar
Aug 20, 2012 – Students in Kiana School enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables every day in their salad bar, even though their small Inupiat village is 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Principal... Read the rest

Better Public Information on Liquor Licence Applications
Sep 3, 2009 – The Yukon Liquor Board has unveiled a new policy aimed at increasing information to the general public about liquor licence applications. “The board has listened to concerns expressed during recent... Read the rest



Archival Selections Northern Network Makes History: TVNC Goes National with APTN Launch
Mar 30, 1999 – But how will APTN affect the people of the North? On February 22, 1999 the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) made history by approving an application by Television Northern... Read the rest

Media & Aboriginal Culture: An Evolving Relationship
Jul 31, 1998 – An introduction to the Summer 1998 edition of Cultural Survival, on "Aboriginal Media, Aboriginal Control" that was guest edited by Barry Zellen. When print and electronic media first entered Indian... Read the rest

Surf’s Up: NWT’s Indigenous Communities Await a Tidal Wave of Electronic Information
Apr 1, 1998 – Fred Lepine, a Metis writer, musician, and philosopher who resides in Hay River, Northwest Territories (NWT), took his first ride down the information highway just two short years ago, and... Read the rest

Aboriginal Culture Breathes Fresh Air: CKLB tastes assimilation and fights back
Jan 1, 1998 – Barry Zellen describes Yellowknife's CKLB-FM 101.9's long trek to re-assert its Aboriginal identity and rejoin the battle to sustain Aboriginal language and culture. In 1971, the Dene Nation established an... Read the rest



About TheSourdough Introducing: TheSourdough
Apr 1, 2001 – We are proud and excited to introduce to you our newly renamed circumpolar web publication, TheSourdough! Formerly titled Cabin Fever, we've adopted the name of that iconic, hardy northerner who... Read the rest

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• 6/13 Bulletin: Questions and Answers Iqaluit dump fire
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