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Politics, Policy & Governance Municipal Administrator appointed in Fort McPherson
Jul 29, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (July 22, 2014) – Under authority provided by the Hamlets Act, the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs has appointed Bill Buckle as Municipal Administrator for the Hamlet of Fort McPherson... Read the rest

Minister Ramsay elected president of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region Foundation
Jul 23, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (July 23, 2014) – Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) David Ramsay was elected president of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) today at the PNWER 24th Annual Summit held in Whistler, BC.... Read the rest

Governor Appoints Corey to Superior Court
Jul 23, 2014 –  July 23, 2014, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today appointed Michael Corey to the Anchorage Superior Court. “Michael Corey has an extensive background in litigation and will bring a... Read the rest

Lotteries Yukon commemorates 40th anniversary with art competition
Jul 16, 2014 – WHITEHORSE—Lotteries Yukon is commemorating its 40th anniversary with a competition, open to all Yukoners, to create a piece of artwork that is a creative expression and interpretation of the positive... Read the rest



Northern Business & Economy Minister Valcourt Talks Skills Training and Jobs with Okanagan Nation Youth
Jul 29, 2014 –  July 29, 2014 - Penticton, British Columbia - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Minister Valcourt speaks to youth affiliated with the Okanagan Nation regarding their experience receiving personalized job... Read the rest

Parliamentary Secretary Strahl Talks Skills Training and Jobs with Youth from Seabird Island
Jul 29, 2014 –  July 29, 2014 - Agassiz (BC) - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Today, Mark Strahl, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, met with... Read the rest

NWT interests heard at the Forum of Labour Market Ministers
Jul 29, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (July 16, 2014) – In Charlottetown, PEI last week, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty met with Labour Market Ministers from across the country to ensure jurisdictions are... Read the rest

Training, resources and youth mentorship top priority at ATCAC annual meeting
Jul 29, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (July 29, 2014) – The Aboriginal Tourism Champions Advisory Council (ATCAC) met July 16-17 to set priorities and discuss the future of Aboriginal tourism in the Northwest Territories. This year’s meeting... Read the rest



Energy, Mineral & Natural Resources Another Gasline Milestone Achieved
Jul 21, 2014 –  July 21, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – After ensuring that Alaska’s gas could go to Alaskans first, Governor Sean Parnell today lauded Alaska’s LNG Project for applying to export liquefied natural... Read the rest

Contract awarded for Next Generation Hydro for Yukon engagement process
Jul 16, 2014 –  Whitehorse—The Yukon Development Corporation (YDC) has awarded the contract for public engagement regarding its Next Generation Hydro for Yukon work plan following a competitive procurement process.  “This is a significant milestone as... Read the rest

Governor Appoints Municipal Gas Review Board
Jul 7, 2014 –  July 7, 2014, Fairbanks, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today named Alaskans to serve on the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board, which was created by the governor to understand... Read the rest

Government of Yukon appoints new chair of Yukon Minerals Advisory Board
Jul 4, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Minister Scott Kent announced the appointment of Mark Ayranto as the new chair of the Yukon Minerals Advisory Board (YMAB). “Mr. Ayranto brings many years of project development and hands-on... Read the rest



Defense, Diplomacy & Security Gov. Congratulates Admiral Papp on New Post
Jul 16, 2014 –  July 16, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today welcomed the news that Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. (Ret.) has been appointed as Special Representative to the Arctic Region.... Read the rest

Gov. Signs Bill Supporting Military Community
Jul 7, 2014 –  July 7, 2014, Fairbanks, Alaska – In a move to lower taxes on Alaska businesses, Governor Sean Parnell today signed legislation providing the tools for local governments located near military... Read the rest

MNC Honours Aboriginal Veterans on National Aboriginal Day
Jun 20, 2014 –  This annual Ceremony of Remembrance was hosted by the Aboriginal Veterans Autochtones (formerly Native Aboriginal Veteran Association).  Métis veterans from across the Métis Nation homeland participated in the ceremony along... Read the rest

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



Science, Nature & Environment National Parks Day celebrated in the NWT
Jul 18, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (July 18, 2014) – Canada’s National Parks Day takes place on Saturday, July 19 this year. The Northwest Territories, home to 33 territorial parks and five national parks, recognizes the annual celebration as... Read the rest

Discover Yukon’s research forest and children’s playground
Jul 14, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Forest Management Branch is hosting an open house at the Gunnar Nilsson & Mickey Lammers Research Forest on Tuesday, July 15. “The research forest is a great place for... Read the rest

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



Storytelling: Arts & Entertainment GNWT improves funding for NWT filmmakers
Jul 3, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (July 3, 2014) – The delivery of funding to filmmakers in the Northwest Territories has been improved to better reflect the stages through which a film is developed, thanks to... Read the rest

Fur Harvesters NWT to showcase trappers and film industry
Jun 30, 2014 –  Hay River (June 30) – A new reality television series will debut tomorrow and is expected to increase awareness and understanding of the Northwest Territories’ traditional economy while providing valuable exposure... Read the rest

New airport displays showcase work of NWT Artists
Jun 27, 2014 –  INUVIK (June 27, 2014) – Creative displays at several NWT airports are part of a new Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) initiative to promote NWT arts and crafts and profile... Read the rest

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



Aboriginal Rights & Empowerment Minister Valcourt Announces Measures to Advance Treaty Negotiations and Reconciliation
Jul 28, 2014 –  July 28, 2014 - Vancouver, BC - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Bernard Valcourt, today met with the Honourable John Rustad, BC Minister of Aboriginal... Read the rest

Harper Government Supports Economic Development Project for Penticton Indian Band
Jul 26, 2014 –  July 26, 2014 - Penticton, BC - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Minister Bernard Valcourt stands with Penticton Indian Band Chief Jonathan Kruger, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad,MP Dan... Read the rest

Statement - Taking The First Nations Financial Transparency Act One Step Further Toward Accountable and Transparent First Nation Governments
Jul 25, 2014 –  OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 25, 2014) – The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following statement today: “First Nations, like all Canadians, deserve transparency and accountability... Read the rest

Mιtis Veterans Memorial Monument Unveiled in Batoche
Jul 19, 2014 –  Thousands of people traveled to “Back to Batoche”  to memorialize and pay homage to their national heroes and encourage knowledge sharing between the generations. In his address at the opening... 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 Significant step taken towards implementing Territory-wide 911 services
Jul 28, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon has submitted an application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), a significant step in the process of expanding 911 service to all Yukon communities. ... Read the rest

Governor Signs Midwife, FASD Legislation
Jul 25, 2014 –  July 25, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – In a move to ensure greater public safety in the field of midwifery, Governor Sean Parnell signed Senate Bill 156 into law. Sponsored by... Read the rest

Be Water Smart – Another Healthy Choice
Jul 21, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (July 21, 2014) – National Drowning Prevention Week is July 19-27. People living in and visiting the NWT are encouraged to “be Water Smart” while enjoying activities in, on or... Read the rest

Yukon College Campus undergoing renovations
Jul 15, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Yukon College is undergoing renovations that will help improve program delivery, student services and security at the Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse. “The Yukon government is pleased to support the programs... Read the rest



Destinations: Travel & Tourism Yukon government supports the Klondike Visitors Association and Dawson City tourism
Jul 15, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government is providing a one-time, $1.1 million contribution to the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) in Dawson City to replace aging slot machines at Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall.... Read the rest

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



Team Spirit: Sports & Recreation Team Yukon at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games
Jul 29, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Yukon’s top First Nation athletes and cultural participants have arrived in Regina, Saskatchewan for the 2014 North American Indigenous Games.  “We are very happy to see Team Yukon participating in... Read the rest

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



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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• 7/29 Team Yukon at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games
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• 7/29 Municipal Administrator appointed in Fort McPherson
• 7/29 Training, resources and youth mentorship top priority at ATCAC annual meeting
• 7/28 Minister Valcourt Announces Measures to Advance Treaty Negotiations and Reconciliation
• 7/28 Significant step taken towards implementing Territory-wide 911 services
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• 7/25 Statement - Taking The First Nations Financial Transparency Act One Step Further Toward Accountable and Transparent First Nation Governments
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• 7/23 Minister Ramsay elected president of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region Foundation
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• 7/16 Gov. Congratulates Admiral Papp on New Post
• 7/15 Yukon government supports the Klondike Visitors Association and Dawson City tourism
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