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June 19, 2024

Intergovernmental Meeting between Délı̨nę Got’ı̨nę Government and Government of the Northwest Territories

NationTalk: Yellowknife, NT – Premier R.J. Simpson, Minister Caroline Wawzonek, Minister Caitlin Cleveland, Minister Lucy Kuptana, Minister Jay Macdonald, Minister Vince McKay, and Minister Lesa Semmler met with the Délı̨nę Got’ı̨nę Government Ɂekw’ahtı̨dǝ́ Danny Gaudet, Ɂekw’ahtı̨Raymond Taneton Délı̨nę K’aowǝdóKǝ members, Leonard Kenny, Christopher Yukon, Gina Dolphus, Jonas Modeste, and Dora Blondin, as well as Marion...

May 24, 2024

Caroline Wawzonek: Budget Address

NationTalk: Mr. Speaker, with this first budget of the 20th Legislative Assembly, we are changing how we deliver on priorities in a way that is realistic, responsible and always with an eye on being financially ready for whatever the future might bring. In February, we released a fiscal strategy for this government to help restore...

March 6, 2024

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and Canada move forward on reconciliation as Treaty Partners

Taking care: We recognize this news release may contain information that is difficult for many and that our efforts to honour Survivors and families may act as an unwelcome reminder for those who have suffered hardships through generations of government policies that were harmful to Indigenous Peoples A national residential school crisis line offers emotional...

December 7, 2023

New Premier elected in the Northwest Territories

Hay River’s RJ Simpson will be the new Northwest Territories premier  APTN News: It is a big day in politics North of 60. Newly elected members of the Northwest Territories legislature have chosen their next premier. R.J. Simpson, who is Métis, is the legislature member for Hay River North, won on the second round of...

November 20, 2023

Second meeting between leaders of national Indigenous organizations and federal, provincial and territorial ministers of Indigenous Affairs concludes in Ottawa

First Peoples Law Report: OTTAWA, UNCEDED ALGONQUIN TERRITORY, ON – On November 15th and 16th, 2023, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, federal Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Arlene Dunn, Minister of Indigenous Affairs for New Brunswick, together, in Ottawa, convened the second meeting between leaders of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Métis...

November 9, 2023

NWT Poll Shows Major Support for Northern Stewardship and Other Outcomes of the NWT PFP Initiative

NationTalk: Yellowknife: The vast majority of Northwest Territories residents support the core aspects of the Northwest Territories Project Finance for Permanence initiative currently being developed, according to a new poll conducted within the NWT. Support was nearly unanimous for some of the core elements expected to be included in the initiative, such as efforts to help...

July 11, 2023

Premiers meeting in Winnipeg starts with discussion with Indigenous leaders

Heather Stefanson, Chair, Council of the Federation, and Premier of Manitoba talks with David Chartrand, Manitoba Metis Federation president, at the Canadian premiers and National Indigenous Organizations meeting in Winnipeg, Monday, July 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods NationTalk: Canada’s premiers kicked off their annual three-day conference Monday by meeting with Indigenous leaders on issues...

May 17, 2023

Northern Development Ministers’ Forum Focuses on Economic Reconciliation through Action

NationTalk: CHURCHILL, MAN.—Ministers representing Canada’s northern jurisdictions gathered this week in Churchill, Man. for the 2023 Northern Development Ministers’ Forum (NDMF). Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Greg Nesbitt hosted this year’s forum, which focused on learning from successful examples of economic reconciliation through action across the country. “Manitoba was honoured to welcome our...

November 16, 2021

Modern Treaty and Self-Government Partners Forum Founding Agreement

Government of NWT – Leaders from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the five Indigenous governments with modern treaty and self-government agreements in the Northwest Territories held their third meeting as the Modern Treaty and Self-Government Partners (MTSGP). Leaders discussed a range of issues of mutual interest related to implementation of land, resources,...

December 7, 2020

Legislative Development Protocol

Cabin Radio – A new Legislative Development Protocol from the Intergovernmental Council of the Northwest Territories gives Indigenous governments a seat at the table for decisions about land and resource management. The protocol is consistent with the IGA commitment to collaborate on changes to land and resource management systems, as well as providing a consistent...

February 13, 2020

2020 Speech from the Throne

Priorities led by Department of Executive and Indigenous Affairs: Settle and implement treaty, land, resources, and self-government agreements Implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Increase regional decision-making authority (with support of other Depts and agencies) Priorities where Department of Executive and Indigenous Affairs has a supporting role: Strengthen the government’s...

October 10, 2019

Roundtable with Indigenous leaders

The Northwest Territories’ incoming government will hold a day-long round-table meeting with leaders of more than a dozen Indigenous groups on Oct. 17, 2019. “This meeting will provide a forum for leaders to share their perspectives and voice their concerns and interests about the many issues and opportunities the Northwest Territories is faced with today,”...

November 1, 2017

Issues with southern Canada

Premier Bob McLeod issued a red alert calling for an urgent national debate on the future of the Northwest Territories who believe their reconciliation efforts and economic development opportunities are being undermined by Ottawa and the political needs and voices of southern Canada...

March 1, 2017

Update to “Meeting the Challenge of Reconciliation”

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) continues to move towards reconciliation, particularly through the actions outlined in ‘Meeting the Challenge of Reconciliation’. Many of the actions within that document are ongoing, but this update provides some highlights, organized by theme, of additional work done.

October 5, 2015

Response to TRC Summary Report

Detailed responses/updates to all 94 C2A The GNWT’s responses are not intended to be a full answer to the recommendations. They represent a new step in the broader process of reconciliation.

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