November 22, 2010 - The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is working closely with fuel suppliers in the North Slave Region to ensure that adequate supplies continue to be available to fuel distributors in the communities of Fort Providence, Behchoko and Yellowknife.
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 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 8, 2010 - Premier Roland delivered a keynote speech to the Arctic Future Seminar in Helsinki, Finland today.
Good afternoon and thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today.The subject of today’s seminar is one of particular interest to myself and to the people of the Northwest Territories. We have acutely experienced the rapid change that has characterized the Arctic in recent years and confronted the questions of what that change means to the interests and perspectives of Northerners.
November 5, 2010 - Premier Floyd Roland and the Northwest Territories’ regional Aboriginal leaders met last night to discuss issues relating to the draft Devolution Agreement-in-Principle (AiP).
The meeting between the Premier and Aboriginal leaders is the latest step in the ongoing Devolution negotiations process.
“We had a healthy discussion on the importance of Devolution and the AiP,” the Premier said. “We have agreed to work on a process that will allow us to move forward with the AiP.”
November 5, 2010 - Premier Floyd Roland will travel to Helsinki this weekend where he will deliver a key note address at the “Arctic Future – Cooperation in the Face of Change” seminar on November 8, 2010.
Given its importance to NWT residents, Premier Roland has become a leading proponent for building international understanding and cooperation on key issues impacting the Circumpolar North and promoting the importance of Northern decision making and cooperation in the face of growing global interest in the Arctic.
November 4, 2010 - Premier Roland highlighted the next steps towards devolution today in the Legislative Assembly.
Mr. Speaker, the transfer of authority for public lands and resources to the Government of the Northwest Territories will create major benefits and opportunities for our people.
Approval of the proposed AiP will be a critical step in our negotiations with Canada, but it is just another step. It is not the final agreement and it will not be legally binding.
October 29, 2010 - Premier Floyd Roland says he hopes Aboriginal governments in the Northwest Territories will be prepared to take the next step in the process to advance a proposed Devolution Agreement-in-Principle (AiP).
The Premier presented a history of the AiP process to Members of the Legislative Assembly this morning. While the draft AiP is not binding, it provides the necessary parameters for negotiations leading to a final agreement on Devolution.
October 29, 2010 - Premier Floyd K. Roland presented a history of the AiP process to Members of the Legislative Assembly this morning.
October 26, 2010 - Premier Floyd K. Roland says concerns that Devolution will impact existing land claims and current land, resources and self-government negotiations are unfounded.
In the first of a series of statements he will make to clarify misconceptions and misinformation arising out of the leak of the proposed Agreement-in-Principle (AiP), the Premier refuted speculation that approval of a draft AiP will prejudice current Aboriginal rights negotiations or violate existing land claims agreements.