December 12, 2012
News Releases

INUVIK (December 12, 2012) – Members of the Executive Council of the 17th Legislative Assembly and the Gwich’in Tribal Council Board of Directors met in Inuvik on December 10-11.

November 28, 2012
News Releases

HAY RIVER (November 28, 2012) – An intergovernmental agreement has been signed between the Northwest Territory Métis Nation (NWTMN) and Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) as part of 2012 NWTMN Annual General Assembly activities.

October 31, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, on September 12th, negotiations towards a Délįnę Final Self-government Agreement reached a significant milestone. After many years, the negotiators have agreed on the draft text of a Final Self-government Agreement and financial agreement. This achievement is important as it lays the basis for the Parties to ratify the Final Agreement. As Mr. Yakeleya noted when this was announced last month, the move towards self-government complements the Sahtu Comprehensive Dene and Metis Land Claim and gives Délįnę the opportunity to make their own history.

October 15, 2012
News Releases

AKLAVIK (October 15, 2012) – Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Premier Bob McLeod and Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) President Robert A. Alexie signed three agreements on Friday to formalize their government-to-government relationship.

The three agreements were:

July 19, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (July 19, 2012) – Premier Bob McLeod met with the newly-elected Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) President Robert A. Alexie, Vice-President Norman Snowshoe and Chief Operating Officer Fred E. Koe today in Yellowknife. The meeting was the first step in opening doors for an ongoing and productive partnership between the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the new GTC Leadership, one that aims at delivering real benefits to the Gwich’in

June 27, 2012
News Releases

IQALUIT, Nunavut (June 27, 2012) - Territorial Premiers met in Iqaluit for the 10th Annual Northern Premiers’ Forum on June 26 and 27 to continue to implement their shared vision of a stronger North and a better Canada. 

Premiers noted that A Northern Vision: A Stronger North and a Better Canada, released in 2007, continues to guide their pan-territorial approach to ensuring a prosperous and sustainable North that will benefit northerners and all Canadians.

June 14, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

June 14, 2012 - Mr. Speaker, on June 21st, we will celebrate National Aboriginal Day.  This is an opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal people’s outstanding contributions to the history, languages, arts and cultures of our Territory and Canada.

June 8, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

June 8, 2012 - Mr. Speaker, later today I will table a document that represents a major step toward fulfilling the 17th Legislative Assembly’s priority of building a strong and sustainable future for our Territory by strengthening our relationships with Aboriginal governments.

April 20, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (April 20, 2012) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) joins with the Gwich’in and all the people of the Northwest Territories to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement. Premier McLeod offered his congratulations to the Gwich’in Tribal Council at Dene Leadership Meetings in Inuvik earlier this week.

January 17, 2012
News Releases

 YELLOWKNIFE (January 17, 2012) – The GNWT and Tlicho have concluded government-to-government meetings. These were the first meetings with all GNWT Cabinet ministers and all Tlicho Government Executive Council members since the establishment of the Tlicho Government six years ago. While previous territorial governments met with the Tlicho leadership, this is the first time the Tlicho Government and entire GNWT Cabinet have met bilaterally to discuss how the two will work together.