Dene National Assembly Over in Hay River

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The 47th Dene  National Assembly wrapped up last Thursday  in Hay River. Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus says they are making some progress with the emotional subject of the missing and murdered  indigenous women.

Representatives from the National Inquiry of missing and murdered Indigenous will speak with people of the North to get a better understanding of how to approach the situation.

The Native Women’s Association will also have support staff available for families. Earlier in the week , the Assembly dealt with fiscal relations as they apply to the Dene First Nations. The Regional Director General from the North West Territories was also on hand to talk about some new initiatives with the Federal Liberal government.

The National Chief Perry Bellegarde also attended the Dene National Assembly in Hay River. Chief Erasmus said the slate was full and he  felt a lot of the issues were dealt with that needed to be.

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Returning to the airwaves after a 9 year absence, Dan MacKenzie worked as a news director in Rocky Mountain House Alberta and Thompson Manitoba. As well as a lead morning news anchor in Prince George and lead afternoon news anchor in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. As well, Dan worked the evening sports desk from 1998 to 2000 in Winnipeg. Dan did his journalism education at Red River College, completing in 1997.

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