November 17, 2010 - The Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), Jackson Lafferty, is in Behchoko today for the Minister’s Regional Forum on Aboriginal Student Achievement (ASA). During the Forum, the Minister will be discussing Aboriginal student academic achievement with Aboriginal government, community and youth representatives, as well as Tlicho Community Services Agency educators and school principals.
November 16, 2010 - The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is hosting a one day Outdoor Adventure Workshop in Inuvik on November 23, 2010.
The goal of the workshop is to generate ideas for diversifying or enhancing existing products, developing new products and expanding target markets for the Outdoor Adventure Operators. The objectives are to:
November 16, 2010 - Saturday, November 20th is National Child Day - a day when people across Canada take time to celebrate our children.
This year’s theme promotes Article 13 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which states “children have the right to freedom of expression.”
For ideas and ways to raise awareness of Child Rights in your community, visit: www.childday.gc.ca
All children have rights – let’s celebrate them!
November 16, 2010 - Representatives from the GNWT's department of Industry, Tourism and Investment will be visiting the community of Fort Liard on Wednesday to talk about programs that provide funding to tourism providers and arts and crafts makers. From 1 to 4 p.m., Racquel Michaud will speak to community members about the department's Tourism Product Diversification and Marketing Program.
November 16, 2010 - Minister of Health and Social Services Sandy Lee and Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation Robert C. McLeod, announced that the focus of the Joe Greenland Centre will be on independent living and day programming for seniors. Current residents requiring long term care will be placed by the Territorial Admissions Committee according to their care needs. The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) is now considering options to renovate the units currently administered by Health and Social Services.
November 15, 2010 - Environment and Natural Resources Minister J. Michael Miltenberger is in Buenos Aires, Argentina to participate in the Seventh Biennial Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy.
Minister Miltenberger will be making a presentation on the “Importance of Traditional Knowledge” at the “Water for the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities” conference.
November 15, 2010 - The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, J. Michael Miltenberger, will field questions on the Governments’ response to the Joint Review Panel Report (JRP) on the Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP). Media can participate via teleconference by calling:
Date: Monday, November 15, 2010
Time: 2:00 P.M. (MST)
Access Code: 7007230
For more information, contact:
November 15, 2010 - Premier Floyd Roland says Canada’s endorsement on Friday of the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is an encouraging and tangible demonstration of the federal governments’ renewed commitment to Canada’s Aboriginal people.
“Aboriginal cultures, values and traditions are a rich and equal part of our nation’s proud history,” the Premier said. “I congratulate the federal government for recognizing and taking this important step that will serve to advance and strengthen our relationships collectively as Canadians.”
November 15, 2010 - The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is satisfied that the government response to the Joint Review Panel Report (JRP) on the Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP) addresses concerns raised by the JRP. Some of the same issues were also raised by parties to the environmental assessment of the MGP.
November 14, 2010 - National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) is observed across Canada every year during the third week of November. This year NAAW is November 14-20, 2010.
NAAW is an important opportunity to focus on the harms associated with alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and gambling. This year, the theme for NAAW is Celebrating Healthy Choices as it promotes addiction free lifestyles for individuals, families and communities.
During the Week, communities across the NWT will be hosting events: