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Politics, Policy & Governance Alaska State Government News: GOVERNOR SIGNS LNG AGREEMENT WITH REI, INC.
Dec 26, 2014 –  December 23, 2014, JUNEAU – Governor Bill Walker at noon Tuesday will take an important step forward in securing Alaska’s energy future by signing a liquefied natural gas agreement with... Read the rest

Alaska State Government News: GOVERNOR ASKS FOR HELP TO IDENTIFY CUTS
Dec 26, 2014 –  December 26, 2014, JUNEAU – Governor Bill Walker sent letters today to all commissioners asking them to identify potential cuts in their departments by January 10. “With holiday celebrations winding down and... Read the rest

YTG News: Volunteers and Olympic athletes recognized for their contributions
Dec 22, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Commissioner Doug Phillips will join members of the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club tomorrow to celebrate sporting excellence and volunteer commitment. Commissioner Phillips will be at the Whitehorse Cross Country... Read the rest

GNWT News: Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations and Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board sign MOU
Dec 22, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (December 22, 2014) – Minister David Ramsay, Government of the Northwest Territories Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations, and Willard Hagen, Chair of the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board,... Read the rest



Northern Business & Economy Nana Regional Corp. News: NANA Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Dec 29, 2014 –  KOTZEBUE, ALASKA – Dec. 29, 2014 – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA), an Alaska Native Corporation representing more than 13,600 Iñupiat shareholders of Northwest Alaska, announced the appointment of Jens... Read the rest

CIRI News: Fourth quarter shareholder distributions
Dec 29, 2014 –   Fourth quarter dividend CIRI will mail fourth quarter 2014 dividends in the amount of $9.80 per share on Wednesday, Dec. 10. If you participate in direct deposit, your dividend... Read the rest

CIRI News: Third annual job and resource fair coming in January
Dec 29, 2014 –  Mark your calendars: the third annual CIRI Shareholder Job and Resource Fair will be held Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the First Floor Conference... Read the rest

CIRI News: 2015 Shareholder distributions
Dec 29, 2014 –   Dividend Payments CIRI’s dividend policy states that the total CIRI dividend payment to shareholders in any given year is equal to 3.5 percent of total shareholders’ equity, calculated as... 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 YTG News: Advanced Artist Award supports four Yukon literary artists in creating new works
Dec 22, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Four Yukoners are receiving funding through the Advanced Artist Award to create new literary works in fiction, non-fiction and film.  “The Advanced Artist Award is a key component of the... Read the rest

GNWT News: Northwest Territories geoscience collection an excellent resource for industry and public
Nov 26, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (November 26, 2014) – World-class geoscience information will be made available to the public through the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) plans to build a Geological Materials Storage Facility.... Read the rest

YTG News: Geoscience Forum and Trade Show showcases geology and mineral exploration
Nov 12, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The 42nd annual Geoscience Forum and Trade Show will be hosted in Whitehorse by the Yukon Chamber of Mines, November 15 to 19. Premier Darrell Pasloski, Minister of Energy, Mines... Read the rest

YTG News: Government announces $6.3 million for Yukon Research Centre
Sep 18, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon will provide $6.3 million to support the continuation and extension of the Yukon Research Centre’s activities. The announcement was made at the centre’s fifth anniversary celebration... Read the rest



Storytelling: Arts & Entertainment CIRI News: 2014 Bazaar showcases shareholder arts and crafts
Dec 29, 2014 –   CIRI employee’s inspiration results in first annual Holiday Craft Bazaar This December, 37 CIRI shareholder and descendant artists showcased their handmade Alaska Native arts and crafts at the first... Read the rest

APTN News: APTN ANNOUNCES COMPELLING, ADVENTUROUS LINEUP OF 2015 WINTER PROGRAMMING
Dec 4, 2014 –  December 4, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today a winter lineup featuring its most compelling collection of programming to date. Its winter programming season kick-starts the New... Read the rest

APTN News: TUNE IN TO APTN FOR COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS NATIONAL CHIEF ELECTION
Dec 2, 2014 –  December 2, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today it will offer special coverage as the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) elects its new national leader. The... Read the rest

APTN News: SEVEN YEARS AND COUNTING, APTN IS ONE OF MANITOBA'S TOP EMPLOYERS
Nov 24, 2014 –  November 24, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to announce its placement on the list of Manitoba's Top Employers for the seventh consecutive year - posted... Read the rest



Aboriginal Rights & Empowerment BIA News: Interior Wraps Year with Total Transfer of $5 Million to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund as a Result of Land Buy-Back Program
Dec 30, 2014 –  WASHINGTON, DC – With a transfer of nearly $1 million, the Department of the Interior today announced that total contributions to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund have surpassed $5 million for 2014.... Read the rest

BIA News: Statement by Assistant Secretary Washburn on FY15 Omnibus Bill Increased Funding for Bureau of Indian Education Reforms
Dec 19, 2014 –  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today issued the following statement regarding the $40 million in additional Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-related funding in the... Read the rest

BIA News: Department of the Interior Announces Final Rule for Land into Trust for Alaska Native Tribes
Dec 18, 2014 –  WASHINGTON, DC – As part of President Obama’s commitment to upholding the nation’s trust responsibilities to American Indian and Alaska Natives, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today... Read the rest

Nunatsiavut News: Nain student wins Inuit Partnership of Excellence Award
Dec 18, 2014 –  A student at Jens Haven Memorial School in Nain is the recipient of the Inuit Partnership of Excellence Award for her scientific poster entitled: Inuusuktut Qaujisarnilirijut: Inuit Youth Seeking to Gain... Read the rest



Culture, Heritage & Traditions CIRI News: CIRI youth representatives visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center
Nov 29, 2014 –  During a recent tour at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Director of Education Steven Alvarez paused before a totem pole to tell a story to an exclusive audience. The Elder... 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

Yukon celebrates Journée 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



Health, Education & Safety CIRI News: CIRI employment and the marijuana initiative
Dec 29, 2014 –  In the recent election held Nov. 4, Alaska voters passed a ballot measure that will legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska. CIRI wants applicants of any job with... Read the rest

CIRI News: Alaska Native and American Indian Affordable Care Act Exemption
Dec 29, 2014 –   New Recommendation from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), every American must have health care coverage, but there are special exemptions that exist... Read the rest

YTG News: Child and Youth Advocate and the Yukon government sign advocacy protocol
Dec 23, 2014 – WHITEHORSE—The Yukon Child and Youth Advocate and the Yukon government have signed an advocacy protocol, which sets out the roles of the Advocate and the Department of Education and how... Read the rest

YTG News: Six Yukoners receive bursaries to pursue health education
Dec 22, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Six Yukon students will receive financial support from the Yukon government to support their health-related post-secondary studies. “We are happy that we can assist these six individuals to pursue their... Read the rest



Destinations: Travel & Tourism CIRI News: CIRI Alaska Tourism hiring for 2015 season
Dec 29, 2014 –  CIRI Alaska Tourism (CATC) is accepting applications for the 2015 tourism season to fill a variety of positions at its lodge and restaurant operations in Talkeetna, Seward and Fox Island,... Read the rest

CIRI News: CIRI sells stake in Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Nov 29, 2014 –  Ten years ago, CIRI invested in the 491-room Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa near Austin, Texas. The resort quickly developed a reputation as a sought-after destination for meeting... Read the rest

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



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 Café 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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