“So the evidence is there. You can see the way we are, our behaviours and how we walk through life, the struggles that we had, and the difficulties that we had — difficulties sometimes in learning, difficulties in relating to one another, difficulties in marriage, difficulties with alcohol.”
– Mabel Brown, residential school survivor
Indigenous peoples should have more authority to make decisions when it comes to housing in their communities, by combining culturally appropriate wraparound services and homeownership in the form of “Land Back”: meeting Canada’s promises of Truth and Reconciliation, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and the national Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report which mentions the need for housing for safety and security nearly 400 times.
– Katłįà Lafferty
(By CBC News · Yellowknife, NT - July 14, 2022 - Used with Permission) - Some surgeries in the N.W.T. will be postponed as one of the...
Julie Green, the N.W.T. health minister, in the CBC News studio in Yellowknife. Green said Thursday that her department is “robbing Peter to pay Paul” by pulling health staff from other areas to ensure emergency care is still available amidst a worker shortage. (Emma Grunwald/ CBC)
According to data from the 2018 N.W.T. Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Survey, the most recent available data on lifetime cocaine use,16.2 per cent of people, aged 15 and up, in the N.W.T. said that they had used crack/cocaine at least once in their lifetime. That’s more than a five per cent increase from 2012 data.
Additionally, in 2018, Indigenous people in the N.W.T. had used crack/cocaine at a percentage more than two times greater than non-Indigenous people — 22 per cent versus 10.5 per cent, respectively.
Nunavut educator and politician Edna Elias wants Arctic groups to apply to a government fund dedicated to monuments honouring residential school survivors, and children who never returned home.
Business across all three territories are only accepting cash and credit as major telecommunications company Rogers experiences a massive outage.
Federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller, left, with Gwich’in Tribal Council Grand Chief Ken Kyikavichik. (Tyanna Bain/CBC)
Sixty-four delegates representing Dehcho communities cast ballots. Tim Lennie was voted out in first round with 14 votes, while Jim Antoine and Herb Norwegian received 20 and 28 respectively.
For many students graduating in the Northwest Territories this year, more than half of their time in high school was spent under the dark cloud of COVID-19. This meant school closures, cancelled extracurriculars, lost travel opportunities and months of remote learning.