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Aboriginal Rights & Empowerment BIA News: Interior Wraps Year with Total Transfer of $5 Million to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund as a Result of Land Buy-Back Program
Dec 30, 2014 –  WASHINGTON, DC – With a transfer of nearly $1 million, the Department of the Interior today announced that total contributions to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund have surpassed $5 million for 2014.... Read the rest

BIA News: Statement by Assistant Secretary Washburn on FY15 Omnibus Bill Increased Funding for Bureau of Indian Education Reforms
Dec 19, 2014 –  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today issued the following statement regarding the $40 million in additional Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-related funding in the... Read the rest

BIA News: Department of the Interior Announces Final Rule for Land into Trust for Alaska Native Tribes
Dec 18, 2014 –  WASHINGTON, DC – As part of President Obama’s commitment to upholding the nation’s trust responsibilities to American Indian and Alaska Natives, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today... Read the rest

Nunatsiavut News: Nain student wins Inuit Partnership of Excellence Award
Dec 18, 2014 –  A student at Jens Haven Memorial School in Nain is the recipient of the Inuit Partnership of Excellence Award for her scientific poster entitled: Inuusuktut Qaujisarnilirijut: Inuit Youth Seeking to Gain... Read the rest



Global Aboriginal Issues Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Complete the Action Plan to Improve Northern Regulatory Regimes in Yukon and Nunavut
Jun 3, 2014 –  As part of its comprehensive plan to spur economic development in Canada's North, the Government of Canada today introduced Bill S-6, Yukon and Nunavut Regulatory Improvement Act, in the Senate. This... Read the rest

CBC Exposes the True Story of the Bell of Batoche
Apr 10, 2014 –  The Métis National Council joins with MMF President David Chartrand in applauding the CBC documentary “The Mystery of the Bell” that aired on April 10, 2014.  The film refutes claims... Read the rest

VVA Veteran Book Review: Hog’s Exit by Gayle L. Morrison
Aug 1, 2013 – “Hog” was the call sign of CIA operative Jerry Daniels, portrayed as a beloved, though rather mysterious, hero by Gayle L. Morrison in her able oral history, Hog’s Exit: Jerry... Read the rest

New Book Announcement: The Fast-Changing Arctic: Rethinking Arctic Security for a Warmer World
Jul 1, 2013 – Announcing Publication of The Fast-Changing Arctic: Rethinking Arctic Security for a Warmer World (University of Calgary Press). Published just in time for Canada Day and the 4th of July holidays is the University of... Read the rest



Subsistence & Sustainability Secretary Jewell Underscores President’s Commitment to Build Strong, Resilient Tribal Communities at Pacific Northwest Tribal Summit
Apr 24, 2014 – KITSAP PENINSULA, Wash. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today met with representatives of Pacific Northwest tribes to discuss federal efforts to address the economic, social and climate change challenges facing... Read the rest

Eco Travel Guide: Review of The Fast Changing Arctic: 'Timely reading, indeed'
Feb 25, 2014 – A review of The Fast Changing Arctic has appeared in Eco Travel Guide: The online guide bringing you unusual, alternative and authentic experiences grounded in culture, nature and wildlife **... Read the rest

Polar Research: Review of The Fast-Changing Arctic: 'A great job in assembling ... a highly accessible anthology'
Feb 19, 2014 – A new review of The Fast-Changing Arctic has appeared in the Journal of Polar Research. Reviewed by: Kristian Åtland, Analysis Division, The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, P.O. Box 25, NO-2027 Kjeller,... Read the rest

New Wildlife Act ensures responsible stewardship through partnership
Nov 14, 2013 – YELLOWKNIFE (November 4, 2013) – The new Wildlife Act was passed on Friday in the NWT Legislative Assembly. The consultative and collaborative approach used to develop the Act demonstrates the... Read the rest



Aboriginal Business & Economy Nana Regional Corp. News: NANA Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Dec 29, 2014 –  KOTZEBUE, ALASKA – Dec. 29, 2014 – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA), an Alaska Native Corporation representing more than 13,600 Iñupiat shareholders of Northwest Alaska, announced the appointment of Jens... Read the rest

CIRI News: Fourth quarter shareholder distributions
Dec 29, 2014 –   Fourth quarter dividend CIRI will mail fourth quarter 2014 dividends in the amount of $9.80 per share on Wednesday, Dec. 10. If you participate in direct deposit, your dividend... Read the rest

CIRI News: Third annual job and resource fair coming in January
Dec 29, 2014 –  Mark your calendars: the third annual CIRI Shareholder Job and Resource Fair will be held Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the First Floor Conference... Read the rest

CIRI News: 2015 Shareholder distributions
Dec 29, 2014 –   Dividend Payments CIRI’s dividend policy states that the total CIRI dividend payment to shareholders in any given year is equal to 3.5 percent of total shareholders’ equity, calculated as... Read the rest



Health, Education & Safety CIRI News: CIRI employment and the marijuana initiative
Dec 29, 2014 –  In the recent election held Nov. 4, Alaska voters passed a ballot measure that will legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska. CIRI wants applicants of any job with... Read the rest

CIRI News: Alaska Native and American Indian Affordable Care Act Exemption
Dec 29, 2014 –   New Recommendation from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), every American must have health care coverage, but there are special exemptions that exist... Read the rest

Boat safety training in communities to benefit tourism industry
Aug 14, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (August 14, 2014) – A boat-safety certification course that will improve the safety skills and knowledge of tourism operators and their guides out on the water is an important initiative... Read the rest

Public input sought in developing 25-year transportation strategy
Jun 27, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (June 27, 2014) – Minister of Transportation Tom Beaulieu announced today that the Government of the Northwest Territories is seeking input from Northerners to update the NWT Transportation Strategy. “This... Read the rest



Energy & Mineral Resources Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Solicitation of Grant Proposals to Assess and Develop Tribal Energy and Mineral Resources
Jun 10, 2014 –  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is soliciting grant proposals from federally recognized tribes for... Read the rest

Department of Lands Overview: Progress Post Devolution
Jun 5, 2014 –  Mr. Speaker, the long-term health of our land, water and environment is critically important to Northerners. Devolution has given the Government and Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories new powers... Read the rest

Statement of Congratulations by the Honourable Bernard Valcourt on the Addition of Three Communities to the Northwest Territories Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement
May 26, 2014 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (May 26, 2014) - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following statement today: "I wish to extend my congratulations to the... Read the rest

GNWT welcomes legislation to establish Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve
May 15, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (May 15, 2014) – Premier Bob McLeod welcomed the introduction of Bill S-5 yesterday, which will formally establish the Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories’ Sahtu Region. The... Read the rest



Technology & Innovation Data Central: HP donates $2.7 million in calculators to students worldwide
Nov 6, 2012 – Imagine the difficulty of preparing for a high-stakes exam without having the tools that could help ensure success? That’s exactly the situation HP hopes to remedy with its calculator donation... Read the rest

Northern Scientific Training Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Sep 20, 2012 – OTTAWA, ONTARIO (September 20th, 2012) – The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today marked the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Northern Scientific Training... Read the rest

Dene Languages Apps
Mar 28, 2012 – The first Dene languages apps for iPhones and similar devices will be available for free download on the iTunes store in late April. “I am very pleased to be announcing... Read the rest

Newly Installed North Slope Well Will Test Innovative Hydrate Production Technologies
May 17, 2011 – A fully instrumented well that will test innovative technologies for producing methane gas from hydrate deposits has been safely installed on the North Slope of Alaska. As a result, the... Read the rest



Sacred Journeys: Travel & Tourism CIRI News: CIRI Alaska Tourism hiring for 2015 season
Dec 29, 2014 –  CIRI Alaska Tourism (CATC) is accepting applications for the 2015 tourism season to fill a variety of positions at its lodge and restaurant operations in Talkeetna, Seward and Fox Island,... Read the rest

CIRI News: CIRI sells stake in Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Nov 29, 2014 –  Ten years ago, CIRI invested in the 491-room Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa near Austin, Texas. The resort quickly developed a reputation as a sought-after destination for meeting... Read the rest

Boat safety training in communities to benefit tourism industry
Aug 14, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (August 14, 2014) – A boat-safety certification course that will improve the safety skills and knowledge of tourism operators and their guides out on the water is an important initiative... Read the rest

Building momentum for Tourism in the NWT at Ministers Conference
Sep 17, 2013 – WHITEHORSE (September 17, 2013) – Improving visitor access, marketing and tourism attraction development were central themes discussed at the Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers’ Meeting last week. Federal, provincial and... Read the rest



Indigenous Culture & Tradition CIRI News: CIRI youth representatives visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center
Nov 29, 2014 –  During a recent tour at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Director of Education Steven Alvarez paused before a totem pole to tell a story to an exclusive audience. The Elder... Read the rest

GNWT welcomes legislation to establish Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve
May 15, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (May 15, 2014) – Premier Bob McLeod welcomed the introduction of Bill S-5 yesterday, which will formally establish the Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories’ Sahtu Region. The... Read the rest

Minister Valcourt Announces Re-Appointment of George E. Lafond as Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan
May 2, 2014 –  May 2, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada   Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Bernard Valcourt, today announced the re-appointment of George E.... Read the rest

Interior Department Invites Public Comment on Proposed Rule to Take Land into Trust for Alaska Native Tribes
Apr 30, 2014 –  WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of President Obama’s commitment to upholding the nation’s  trust responsibilities to American Indian and Alaska Natives, Assistant Secretary of Indian  Affairs Kevin Washburn today announced... Read the rest



Show Biz: Arts & Entertainment CIRI News: 2014 Bazaar showcases shareholder arts and crafts
Dec 29, 2014 –   CIRI employee’s inspiration results in first annual Holiday Craft Bazaar This December, 37 CIRI shareholder and descendant artists showcased their handmade Alaska Native arts and crafts at the first... Read the rest

APTN News: APTN ANNOUNCES COMPELLING, ADVENTUROUS LINEUP OF 2015 WINTER PROGRAMMING
Dec 4, 2014 –  December 4, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today a winter lineup featuring its most compelling collection of programming to date. Its winter programming season kick-starts the New... Read the rest

APTN News: TUNE IN TO APTN FOR COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS NATIONAL CHIEF ELECTION
Dec 2, 2014 –  December 2, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today it will offer special coverage as the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) elects its new national leader. The... Read the rest

APTN News: SEVEN YEARS AND COUNTING, APTN IS ONE OF MANITOBA'S TOP EMPLOYERS
Nov 24, 2014 –  November 24, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to announce its placement on the list of Manitoba's Top Employers for the seventh consecutive year - posted... Read the rest



Tastes: Aboriginal Wining & Dining Celestial Delish: the.Dyak restaurant in Kuching, Sarawak
Oct 22, 2012 – the.Dyak Venue: Sub-Lot 29, Ground Floor, Panovel Commercial Complex, Jalan Simpang Tiga, Kuching 93300 Contact: +6082 234-068 Opening Hours: Daily 12.00pm - 11.00pm (last order at 9.30pm) (Closed on Sundays)... Read the rest

NANA: United Fresh Recognizes NMS and Kiana School Salad Bar
Aug 20, 2012 – Students in Kiana School enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables every day in their salad bar, even though their small Inupiat village is 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Principal... Read the rest


Archival Selections Northern Network Makes History: TVNC Goes National with APTN Launch
Mar 30, 1999 – But how will APTN affect the people of the North? On February 22, 1999 the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) made history by approving an application by Television Northern... Read the rest

Media & Aboriginal Culture: An Evolving Relationship
Jul 31, 1998 – An introduction to the Summer 1998 edition of Cultural Survival, on "Aboriginal Media, Aboriginal Control" that was guest edited by Barry Zellen. When print and electronic media first entered Indian... Read the rest

Surf’s Up: NWT’s Indigenous Communities Await a Tidal Wave of Electronic Information
Apr 1, 1998 – Fred Lepine, a Metis writer, musician, and philosopher who resides in Hay River, Northwest Territories (NWT), took his first ride down the information highway just two short years ago, and... Read the rest

Aboriginal Culture Breathes Fresh Air: CKLB tastes assimilation and fights back
Jan 1, 1998 – Barry Zellen describes Yellowknife's CKLB-FM 101.9's long trek to re-assert its Aboriginal identity and rejoin the battle to sustain Aboriginal language and culture. In 1971, the Dene Nation established an... Read the rest


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