Standing with Standing Rock in Denendeh

The Standing Rock Sioux’s court challenge against the Dakota Access Pipeline is still in limbo with the US Court of Appeals.  Here in Denendeh around 40 people gathered in downtown Yellowknife to voice their…



Dene Nation sued for not paying rent

The Dene Nation is being sued by their landlords for a sum of $114,005.54. The company that owns the property, MDC Holdings,  issued a statement of claim stating that the Dene Nation has failed…



GNWT Failing to Educate on Dangers of Fentanyl

The GNWT is failing to educate communities on the Fentanyl crisis. Fentanyl is a powerful opioid painkiller that is causing many Canadians to overdose. According to the NWT Coroner’s Office report earlier this year,…





Growing Gardens in Norman Wells

The crops are growing in Norman Wells! The Inspiring Commercial Agriculture Conference ended yesterday at the Tree of Peace. Community members from all across the NWT came together to promote commercial agriculture. Norman Wells…


GNWT Looking to Legalize Medical Marijuana

The GNWT is considering legalizing medical marijuana. Minister of Health and Social Services commented on the hot topic at this week’s legislative assembly. This comes on the heels of Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart applying…



Indigenous Leaders push to stop Site C dam

Site C Dam, Pipelines and Cop 22. Indigenous leaders are pushing to have their say in more projects across the nation and climate change internationally. Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus, who is meeting in…


City of Yellowknife tackles homelessness

Last Friday the city of Yellowknife released 11 recommendations on how to tackle the homelessness issue in the city. These suggestions came from a working group that came together weekly over the summer to…


Tlicho Government Offering Wolf Harvester Training

The Tlicho government is offering a Wolf Harvester training program. Manager of Lands Protection Sjoerd Van Der Wielen explains… Traditionally dene trappers received four hundred and fifty dollars but a well handled pelt will…