Caroline Yukon

Caroline Yukon

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Caroline Yukon

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Here’s how the NWT is being told to change procurement

September 29, 2021

Cabin Radio - Many NWT businesses and Indigenous governments have called for revisions to procurement – the process by which the NWT government orders goods and services – to better direct money to northerners and their companies. The GNWT says it will now study the recommendations and seek the views of Indigenous governments. NWT government procurement involves spending an average of $550 million each year, or more than 15 percent of the territory’s GDP. The panel does not specify exactly what a new GNWT procurement strategy should look like but does make a series of connected recommendations. Anderson stressed that while any form of Indigenous procurement approach was the GNWT’s to devise, there was definitely support among Indigenous groups for the handing-over of some contracts on their lands for Indigenous management.

‘Gender never came into my mind,’ says woman who brought N.W.T. Legislature to Canada’s 1st female majority

July 29, 2021

CBC North - "Gender never came into my mind," Weyallon Armstrong told CBC News. Weyallon Armstrong is now the first woman to hold the Monfwi seat in the N.W.T. Of leading Canada's first majority woman legislature she said, 'It's an honour, but... more importantly, what does it mean for the generations of young women coming forward?" "It's not what it means to me, to me as a woman," she said, of having achieved a majority female legislature. Elder said Weyallon Armstrong has a passion for social justice, and a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Why the military’s response to flooding in Yukon is so different from the N.W.T.

July 8, 2021

CBC North - It was the same kind of relief Sean Whelly, the mayor of Fort Simpson, N.W.T., wanted sent to his village a few months before. "I just can't understand why Fort Simpson and the Dehcho didn't get the same kind of attention." CBC set out to find out why military response to extreme flooding in both territories, just months apart, is so different. Canadian Rangers are "self-sufficient" members of the military's reserve forces who work in "remote, isolated and coastal" communities, according to their website. Fort Simpson, N.W.T., is already thinking about how to do things differently, based on the response in Yukon.

‘Our children are going to remember the sea of orange’: Yellowknife marks July 1 with march

July 2, 2021

CBC North - (John Van Dusen/CBC News)She said she was taken aback by how many turned out — so many, she said the city ran out of orange shirts. "Our children are going to remember the sea of orange, they're going to remember marching through the streets together more than they might of ever remembered a parade." (John Van Dusen/CBC News)White-Keyes said this year marks a shift in how people approach July 1, Canada Day. Kaitlyn White-Keyes says the children who were part of the march on July 1 in Yellowknife will likely remember the 'sea of orange.' (John Van Dusen/CBC News)Hundreds take part in a drum dance in Yellowknife's Somba K'e Park July 1.

IRC, GNWT and Yukon in talks with Ottawa to establish Beaufort Drilling Accord

June 29, 2021

NNSL Media - As Canada’s five-year moratorium on oil and gas exploration in Arctic waters comes up for review, negotiations are underway to re-open the Beaufort Sea to potential drilling. Harlow said the GNWT was hoping to establish a Beaufort Drilling Accord, which would spell out decision making powers, responsibilities and determining who collects what share of the revenue. AdvertisementNoting Ottawa maintains jurisdiction over the Beaufort Sea as part of the 2014 NWT Devolution Agreement, Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister Caroline Wawzonek said the GNWT’s main objective was to bring the decision making back to the Beaufort Delta and the GNWT. The report also notes that regardless of if drilling occurs in the Beaufort Sea or not the ecosystem would be under pressure from cruise ships, military operations and movement of goods. This means any company that wants to extract oil from the Beaufort Sea would have a maximum of 15 years to establish a rig.

Healthcare and infrastructure on Northern agenda at Western Premiers Conference

June 16, 2021

NNSL Media - On June 15 western premiers met virtually to discuss shared priorities, such as reopening plans, healthcare and economic recovery. Hosted by Nunavut, the Premiers of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon were present at the Western Premiers Conference as well as Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane and Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq. Maintaining and increasing healthcare funding which came with the COVID-19 pandemic was one topic Savikataaq touched on in his opening remarks. In a shared release, the western premiers were unanimous in their call for immediate and ongoing increases to the CHT, to achieve and maintain a federal share of 35 percent of provincial and territorial healthcare funding. She made clear to other premiers Indigenous communities must take the lead in the ongoing searches of residential schools.

100s take to Yellowknife streets to honour children found in Kamloops

June 4, 2021

CBC North - Hundreds of people took to Yellowknife streets Friday afternoon as part of the Dene Nation memorial gathering honouring the remains of an estimated 215 children found at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. Friday's march started off at the site of the former Akaitcho Hall residential school, at about noon, with opening remarks. Signs at the Dene Nation memorial gathering march in Yellowknife on Friday read 'Every child matters' and '215 souls!!! (Avery Zingel/CBC)Participants in the Dene Nation memorial march made a stop in front of St. Patrick's Catholic church in Yellowknife. People took to the streets in Yellowknife as part of the Dene Nation memorial gathering.

Northerners grieve after ‘devastating’ discovery at former B.C. residential school

May 31, 2021

CBC North - Dene Nation Chief Norman Yakeleya holds the residential schools file for the Assembly of First Nations and called the discovery 'devastating.' (Sidney Cohen/CBC News)Yakelaya holds the residential schools file for the Assembly of First Nations and called the discovery "devastating." This map shows the location of residential schools identified by the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. __________________________________________________________________Support is available for anyone affected by the effects of residential schools, and those who are triggered by the latest reports. A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected.

N.W.T. MLAs want travel exemptions, vaccine incentives in updated reopening plan

May 29, 2021

CBC North - The travel restrictions put in place last March haven't changed, with few exceptions such as shortening the self-isolation period for residents if they test negative on their eighth day of isolation. The Yukon loosened most of its COVID-19 restrictions last week, including the mandatory 14-day self-isolation policy for Canadians who are fully vaccinated. government hasn't dedicated any money to bring mental health supports to smaller communities, who grapple with slow Internet service. Great Slave MLA Katrina Nokleby noted the long-lasting mental health effects are felt outside of remote communities too, as people she knows continue to struggle. That way, he continued, people would know where to access mental health services while getting a better understanding of what is expected of them during isolation.

N.W.T. productivity declines while other territories surge

May 21, 2021

CBC North - While the country averaged a never-before-seen 8.4 per cent increase in productivity, and neighbouring territories Yukon and Nunavut saw productivity gains upwards of 20 per cent, the N.W.T. (Chris Wattie/REUTERS)But the numbers also show productivity drops in other areas: oil and gas, warehousing and transportation, communications, and even education. It's also the second year in a row productivity has dropped — the N.W.T. Most provinces and territories saw declines upward of 12 per cent. and other territories, the more important question is whether the private sector still wants to invest in those places.

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