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Statement by Minister Valcourt and Premier Bob McLeod on First Anniversary of Northwest Territories Devolution

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (April 1, 2015) – The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and Premier Bob McLeod of the Northwest Territories joined residents of the territory in celebrating the one year anniversary of Devolution.

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Kátł’odeeche First Nation signs NWT Devolution Agreement

YELLOWKNIFE (March 17, 2015) – The Kátł’odeeche First Nation (KFN) has become party to the Northwest Territories Devolution Agreement. KFN Chief Roy Fabian joined Premier Bob McLeod and Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, for a signing ceremony at the Legislative Assembly’s Great Hall yesterday. “The […]

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Post Devolution-Landmark: The Department of Lands makes first decision on environmental assessment for NWT Diamond Mine

YELLOWKNIFE (November 3, 2014) – Minister of Lands Robert C. McLeod announced today that the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT)has adopted the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board’s (MVEIRB) recommendation to allow De Beers Canada Inc. to proceed with a request for amendments to its current water licence for the Snap Lake Diamond Mine. […]

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Robert C. McLeod – Department of Lands Overview: Progress Post Devolution

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 for managing the land and its resources sustainably and responsibly. The new Department of Lands has been established to help fulfill our new responsibilities and […]

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NWT residents invited to review devolution legislation

YELLOWKNIFE (May 29, 2014) –  Over the next three months NWT residents will have the opportunity to seek clarification, ask questions and learn more about  the new Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) devolution legislation and authorities. The public review fulfills a commitment made by Premier Bob McLeod during the last Session of the Legislative Assembly. […]

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Bob McLeod – Devolution Signing Ceremony – Legislative Assembly Great Hall

Elders, leaders, colleagues, ladies and gentleman, thank you for joining us here today.  I would  like to recognize and welcome  Chief Harry Deneron of the Acho Dene Koe First Nation, President Ernie McLeod of the Fort Liard Metis Local #67, Chief Frieda Martselos of the Salt River First Nation and Sub-Chief Robert Sayine of the […]

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New participants sign NWT Devolution Agreement

YELLOWKNIFE (May 26, 2014) – The Acho Dene Koe First Nation (ADK), Fort Liard Métis Local #67, Deninu K’ue First Nation (DKFN) and the Salt River First Nation (SRFN) are becoming parties to the Northwest Territories Devolution Agreement. ADK Chief Harry Deneron, President of the Fort Liard Métis Local #67Ernie McLeod, Sub-Chief Robert Sayine of the […]

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Bob McLeod – Recognizing employees’ contributions to devolution

Mr. Speaker, in a little more than two weeks, the Government and Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories will be taking on new responsibilities for public lands, water and resources. For the first time, Northerners will be able to pass laws and make their own decisions about how our environment is managed and protected and […]

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Premier and Aboriginal leaders meet to continue planning for devolution

YELLOWKNIFE (March 11, 2014) – Premier Bob McLeod met with leaders of the Aboriginal parties to the Devolution Agreement on Friday, March 7th  to continue building their relationship in anticipation of devolution. He and Robert Alexie Jr., President of the Gwich’in Tribal Council; Ethel Blondin-Andrew, Chairperson of the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated; Eddie Erasmus, Grand Chief […]

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J. Michael Miltenberger – Environment and Natural Resources Post Devolution

Mr. Speaker, as of April 1st we are finally going to have legislative authority over water, excluding the offshore, in our Territory. This is major step forward for the people of the Northwest Territories as water binds us together.  We share with all NWT residents the desire to safeguard our water resources for current and […]

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