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MLA supports town’s bid for more funding

  Hay River North MLA Robert Bouchard says he supports the decision by Mayor Andrew Cassidy and town council to send a letter to the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) to jumpstart negotiations regarding block funding for the municipality. “I think it’s progressive for the mayor and council to send this letter,” Bouchard […]

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New principal takes over at Chief Sunrise

  Beyond the commotion of the first weeks back at school, Christina Steen said she plans to stay the course as the new principal of Chief Sunrise Education Centre on the Hay River Reserve. “We have a fantastic team of teachers,” she told The Hub. “That makes for a great dynamic atmosphere for the kids, […]

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Wellness centre opens on Hay River Reserve

  The K’atlodeeche First Nation Anne Buggins Wellness Centre was opened to the public on Sept. 5, after more than a decade of discussions, planning and construction. “I’ve been wanting to say this for quite a while,” Chief Roy Fabian of K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) said after welcoming the assembled community members and dignitaries to […]

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Chief agrees to create a working group to re-write declaration of sovereignty in Dene language

The K’atlodeeche First Nation will be presenting what amounts to a declaration of sovereignty over their traditional land to the territorial and federal governments, as well as to the Crown – but it’s not quite ready just yet. Members at KFN’s 2013 Assembly decided the declaration needed an overhaul after hearing a draft version on […]

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Staffing issues come to light at Nats’ejee K’eh Treatment Centre

  While support for the Nats’ejee K’eh Treatment Centre swelled in Hay River after the announcement of its upcoming closure this fall, union official Leon Nason is claiming the root cause of the facility’s staffing issues is a negative work environment. “The minister said there were problems retaining qualified people,” Nason, president of Local 6 […]

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Treatment centre to shut down

At least 12 people will be out of work in less than two weeks as a result of the Department of Health and Social Services not renewing the contract with Nats’ejee Keh Treatment Centre on the Hay River Reserve.

“This decision is the result of strong recommendations flowing from the Minister’s Forum on Addictions and Community Wellness,” health minister Tom Beaulieu told The Hub. “This is one of the first steps towards our plan to deliver better care.” Please contact email-phone to register and get access to the rest of this article and associated material.

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K’atlodeeche leaves Dehcho Process

K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) has officially withdrawn from Dehcho First Nations and the Dehcho Process to preserve its reserve and treaty rights, and to pursue its own land claim with the federal government. Chief Roy Fabian made that announcement on Feb. 11 at a meeting of Dehcho First Nations leadership in Fort Providence. “The number […]

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Making choices

A small group of youth travelled to K’atlodeeche First Nation for a gathering meant to spark thought about positive life choices. The youth conference was sponsored by the department of community justice in Yellowknife and KFN and brought in young folk from Fort Providence, Trout Lake and Fort Liard to participate in the three day […]

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Honouring our wisest women

Elaine Lamalice never did any of her community work for recognition, and that’s what got her noticed, along with four other women in the NWT, in 2010. She was the last woman from the Hay River Reserve to receive the Wise Women Award for the Deh Cho region. The awards, doled out every year by […]

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Language and culture program students to hold culture day

  A small class of four adults will be literally bridging communities by holding a culturally-themed event on the ice crossing between Hay River and the Hay River Reserve in early February. The cultural day is planned as part of the Aboriginal Language and Cultural Instructor Program through Aurora College. It’s a segment of the […]

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