Daily protests in front of the Legislative Assembly

Photo Credit Josh Campbell

The NWT budget has brought out daily protests in front of the Legislature since Tuesday.

Priscilla Judas is one of those student’s who’s Social Work Program is on the budget chopping block.

“There’s no social workers in Wekweeti whatsoever, it is really hard for children in outlying communities, there’s no one for them to talk to. So they should think of keeping the program open for everybody,” said Judas.

Frame Lake MLA Kevin O’Reilly sympathizes with the students and disagrees with the cuts facing Aurora College.

“Cabinet had decided to cut the budget for Aurora College by 3.8 million dollars, the college had to find away to deal with that, but I dont think people are prepared to accept these cuts at this time,” O’Reilly told CKLB.

The Budget session resumes on Tuesday.

About the Author

Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He covered female university soccer and volleyball in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario in 2007. He's covered politics and Indigenous stories in both the NWT and Yukon over the last 10 years.

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