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Politics, Policy & Governance GNWT thanks Sheila Bassi-Kellet for service
Aug 22, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (August 22, 2014) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) wishes to express its gratitude to Ms. Sheila Bassi-Kellett for her 25 years of service to the GNWT, and to... Read the rest

Governor Parnell Announces Board Appointments
Aug 22, 2014 –  August 22, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today announced appointments to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education, Alaska Historical Commission,... Read the rest

Governor Appoints Franklin to Head ABC Board
Aug 22, 2014 –  August 22, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today appointed Cynthia Franklin as Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board director, effective September 22. “Cynthia's professional expertise, coupled with her ability... Read the rest

Gov. Notes Secretary’s Commitment to AK LNG
Aug 21, 2014 –  August 21, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Energy announced the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project is exempt from... Read the rest



Northern Business & Economy Permit regime under Environment Act updated
Aug 20, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government has passed a new regulation that will improve the permitting system under the Environment Act. The new Permit Term, Fee and Technical Review Amendment Regulation eliminates application fees for permits required... Read the rest

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



Energy, Mines & Natural Resources New deputy minister for Energy, Mines and Resources
Aug 25, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Premier Pasloski today announced the appointment of George Ross as new deputy minister for the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. “Mr. Ross brings to the Yukon government years of... Read the rest

Moreland Named to Pacific Salmon Commission
Aug 12, 2014 –  August 12, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell announced today that the U.S. Department of State has confirmed his nomination of Stefanie Moreland as Alaska’s representative to the Pacific... Read the rest

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



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 Orphaned Yukon bear cubs to move to the Calgary Zoo
Aug 22, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The male and female black bear cubs temporarily living at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve will be moving to Alberta to a permanent home with the Calgary Zoo. “The Government of... Read the rest

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



Storytelling: Arts & Entertainment Fund supports artists in showcasing their talents beyond Yukon borders
Aug 20, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Five recipients are sharing $29,950 through the Touring Artist Fund, allowing them to tour nationally and internationally as well as to show their work to a wider audience. “This is... Read the rest

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



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 Mental health first aid course adapted for northerners
Aug 20, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Mental Health Commission of Canada launched its adapted Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course at the commission’s annual general meeting in Yellowknife earlier this summer. Yukon Health and Social... Read the rest

Vuntut Gwitchin Government assumes solid waste facility in Old Crow
Aug 20, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Vuntut Gwitchin Government is now managing and operating the solid waste facility in Old Crow. “This is a positive step for the First Nation, local residents and for solid... Read the rest

Community Development Fund awards over $972,000 to fund initiatives
Aug 20, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government awarded over $972,000 to 21 community organizations for historical, cultural, recreational and other initiatives throughout Yukon. “Yukoners will have better access to our shared history and cultural... Read the rest

Arts Fund supports a variety of creative community projects
Aug 19, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Eight projects which encourage the development of the arts for the benefit of all Yukoners have been selected to share $109,985 through the Government of Yukon Arts Fund. “The Arts... Read the rest



Destinations: Travel & Tourism Government expands camping and visitor services for tourism shoulder seasons
Aug 14, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government is ensuring all of its visitor information centres and key campgrounds will be open for the fall and spring shoulder season effective immediately, the ministers of Tourism... Read the rest

Boat safety training in communities to benefit tourism industry
Aug 14, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (August 14, 2014) – A boat-safety certification course that will improve the safety skills and knowledge of tourism operators and their guides out on the water is an important initiative... Read the rest

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



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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