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Northern artists, athletes to tour 5 cities for Canada's 150th

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 13:00:00 EDT

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'The performances will reflect the diversity of the North: Indigenous, non-Indigenous, Francopone, elders and youth from all three territories.'




Will UNESCO mission lay groundwork to protect Wood Buffalo National Park?

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 09:00:00 EDT

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After a visit by UNESCO monitors to determine whether Wood Buffalo National Park "in danger," people in nearby Fort Chipewyan, Alta. are wondering whether the inspection will lead to greater protection for the park.




N.W.T. bishop expects assisted-death funeral issue rare for northern Catholics

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 10:00:00 EDT

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The head of the N.W.T.’s Catholic dioceses says funeral rites within the church won’t be offered to people who choose physician-assisted death, though he suspects it won’t be a frequent issue.




N.W.T. man behind nearly 300 Indigenous language books retiring

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EDT

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Brent Kaulback, the assistant superintendent for the South Slave Divisional Education Council, is retiring next week. He leaves a legacy of nearly 300 books published in Dënesųłiné (Chipewyan), Dene Yatié (South Slavey) and Cree.




'Dumb Indian' and other slurs used to combat racism in provocative campaign

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:34:54 EDT

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"Welfare mom." "Drug addict." "Dumb Indian." These harsh slurs emblazoned over portraits of Indigenous people are part of an in-your-face art project meant to challenge racist attitudes in Lethbridge, Alta.




New chemicals may be less toxic, safer for Arctic wildlife: researcher

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 07:30:00 EDT

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The new chemicals are meant to replace Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) that are linked to serious health issues like diabetes and cancer.




Yellowknife students remember residential school legacy on Orange Shirt Day

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

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Staff and students at Yellowknife's Weledeh Catholic School roamed the halls Friday, proudly decked out in orange as they honoured former residential school students on the fourth-annual Orange Shirt Day.




Weather cancels mould meeting, leaving people in Lutsel K'e fed up

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:12:28 EDT

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Florence Catholique, a former principal of Lutsel K'e Dene School, is one of many residents disappointed and frustrated after weather cancelled a meeting they'd waited weeks for.




Whitehorse ski club plans to rebuild after 'intentionally set fire' destroys hut

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:20:39 EDT

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'We are definitely going to rebuild,' says Bill Curtis, president of the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club.




'World's most popular 3-star hotel': Where Will and Kate stayed in Yukon

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

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The British press were not kind to Whitehorse's Coast High Country Inn. The hotel owners don't mind a bit.




Passenger, pilot found in good condition after plane crash in N.W.T.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:44:00 EDT

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Two people were found in good condition Friday, a day after the plane they were on crashed in the Northwest Territories.




New benefits, pay increase: N.W.T. gov't ratifies contract with teachers

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:29:13 EDT

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Around 460 teachers across the N.W.T. will see expanded benefits and a slight increase in pay over the next four years.




'Gravely sinful acts': Edmonton archbishop defends no funerals in assisted deaths

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:42:36 EDT

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Edmonton Catholic Archbishop Richard Smith is defending the church’s decision to refuse funerals to Albertans who have chosen to die by assisted suicide.




'Indeed racist': Inuit want Ottawa police to suspend sergeant over online comments

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:30:00 EDT

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'When a police officer who is suppose to be protecting us makes these remarks, it's a very big hindrance for reconciliation,' says Sytukie Joamie, a cousin of Annie Pootoogook.




Akeem Haynes, Yellowknife's Olympic medallist, presented with 1st-ever key to city

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:30:00 EDT

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Akeem Haynes may have won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but the prize the track star took home Thursday night may be even more rare, as he was presented with the first-ever key to the city of Yellowknife.