Yellowknife – July 3, 2019
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is seeking input on actions to be incorporated into the new NWT Arts Strategy through facilitated engagement sessions happening across the territory.

Public online engagement launched on June 21 and, in conjunction with community meetings, will continue until August 9, 2019. 

The new NWT Arts Strategy and Action Plan will provide the GNWT with renewed priorities that support artists and the arts industry, increase collaboration between all stakeholders and celebrate diversity.

Yellowknife – October 1, 2018
News Releases

A new Film Apprenticeship Program will soon provide opportunities for the Northwest Territories’ (NWT) film workforce to gain on-the-job experience with major film productions.

Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) Wally Schumann announced the initiative on Saturday at the NWT Film Gala and awards event concluding Yellowknife’s 12th annual International Film Festival.

July 11, 2018
Media Statement

YELLOWKNIFE (July 11, 2018) – Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann and Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Caroline Cochrane offer the following statement commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Great Northern Arts Festival.

“The arts help build our economy, enhance our education, strengthen our communities’ and most of all, bring us together. They also contribute to the way we tell our stories, share our cultures, celebrate our traditions and bridge our past with our future.

May 24, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (MAY 24, 2018) — The first-ever Geoscience Field Assistant Training Program began last week in Yellowknife.

Eight participants, supported by eight employer sponsors have signed on to take the five-week, classroom-based course, to be followed by 160 hours of on-the-job training.  The Mine Training Society will offer wage subsidies of $21/hour to employers for the on-the-ground portion.

October 3, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered October 3, 2017

Mr. Speaker, since 2013, September 30th has been marked as Orange Shirt Day, a day for all Canadians to remember the survivors of the residential school system.

Organizers chose an orange shirt as the symbol for that day based on a story told by Phyllis Jack Webstat, a survivor of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School in Williams Lake, BC. In her story, Ms. Webstat tells of having the shiny, new orange shirt her grandmother had given to her being taken away on her first day at residential school.

July 11, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (July 11, 2017) – NWT residents are being asked to provide their views on how the Northwest Territories will safely regulate cannabis and to comment on proposed principles to guide how the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) addresses cannabis legalization.  Residents can provide their views through a new website launched by the GNWT this week.

June 30, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 30, 2017) – Alfred Moses, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment and Wally Schumann, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, today released the Northwest Territories Immigration Strategy 2017-2022: Building a Skilled Workforce and a Vibrant Economy.

May 20, 2016
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (May 20, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod announced the following changes to the senior ranks of the territorial public service today:

November 27, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 27, 2013) – The GNWT’s collaborative approach to addressing the large number of preventable drownings has been recognized with the Award for Collaborative Excellence from the Canadian Collaborative Centres for Injury Prevention (CCCIP). The award is given every two years to recognize national leadership in injury prevention collaboration.

April 26, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (April 26, 2013) – Northwest Territories (NWT) Commissioner George Tuccaro and Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty took part in the launch of Northern Scene at the National Arts Centre (NAC) yesterday. More than 70 artists from multiple disciplines will be representing the NWT during the festival, which will be held in Ottawa from April 25 to May 4, 2013.