Category Archives: Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations

Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations

Sep, 3 2015

Second Intergovernmental Council Meeting held in Yellowknife

September 3, 2015 (YELLOWKNIFE) – Leaders from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Aboriginal governments, who are partners in devolution, met in Yellowknife today to discuss a range of issues related to lands and resource management at the second Intergovernmental Council meeting.

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Jul, 17 2015

Premiers sign Provincial-Territorial Apprentice Mobility Protocol

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. (July 17, 2015) – Premier Bob McLeod and his provincial and territorial colleagues signed a new Apprentice Mobility Protocol at the annual summer meeting of Canada’s Premiers this week, providing apprentices with a national certification to work across Canada. The Protocol articulates the agreements jurisdictions have reached to achieve a provincial-territorial approach […]

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Jul, 16 2015

Canada’s Premiers and National Aboriginal Organization Leaders Meet

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. (July 16, 2015) – Northwest  Territories Premier Bob McLeod participated in the annual meeting of Premiers and leaders of the five National Aboriginal Organizations (NAOs) yesterday. As the Chair of the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group (AAWG), Premier McLeod led discussions on the progress made by the AAWG in a number of […]

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Jun, 25 2015

GNWT signs Intergovernmental Memorandum of Understanding with the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated

NORMAN WELLS, NT (June 25, 2015) – Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Premier Bob McLeod and Ethel Blondin-Andrew, Chair of the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated (SSI), met to sign an Intergovernmental Memorandum of Understanding in Norman Wells yesterday. “The signing of this agreement strengthens the relationship between the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated and the Government of […]

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Jun, 19 2015

MVFL mission furthers satellite business

YELLOWKNIFE (June 19, 2015) – A delegation from Northwest Territories travelled to Europe from June 7-12 to promote the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL). The delegation included Premier Bob McLeod, Minister J Michael Miltenberger, Minister Robert C McLeod, MLA Robert Hawkins, officials from the federal and territorial governments and a representative from the Northern Lights […]

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Jun, 16 2015

Northern Premiers Promote Infrastructure as Key to Northern Investment

Northern Premiers’ Forum (June 16, 2015)—Premier Peter Taptuna, Premier Robert McLeod and Premier Darrell Pasloski met today in Kugluktuk, Nunavut where they discussed shared priorities and continued cooperation in building a better North. At the top of the agenda was territorial infrastructure, which is a key pillar of the Premiers’ joint document, A Northern Vision, and […]

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Jun, 3 2015

Statement from Premier McLeod on the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

YELLOWKNIFE (June 3, 2015)  – Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod offered the following statement on the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission today: “The Government of the Northwest Territories wishes to thank the Commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and acknowledge the courageous contributions from all who participated in their important […]

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Jun, 3 2015

GNWT and Gwich’in Tribal Council hold intergovernmental meeting

YELLOWKNIFE (June 3, 2015) – Members of Cabinet of the 17th Legislative Assembly and the Gwich’in Tribal Council’s Board of Directors met in Yellowknife yesterday evening.   “Strengthening relationships with Aboriginal governments is a priority of the Legislative Assembly and this meeting builds upon the Memorandum of Understanding on Capacity Building that was signed on May […]

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Jun, 1 2015

Bob McLeod: Truth and Reconciliation Commission Closure

Mr. Speaker, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be holding its closing events from May 31 to June 3 in Ottawa. This is time to reflect and I would like to express my appreciation for the great work accomplished by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The work that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has done […]

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May, 13 2015

Working Together to Improve Opportunities and Outcomes for Aboriginal Peoples Across Canada

YELLOWKNIFE (May 12, 2015) – The Aboriginal Affairs Working Group (AAWG), composed of provincial and territorial Ministers of Aboriginal Affairs and National Aboriginal Organization (NAO) Leaders, met in Yellowknife today to review progress and explore future opportunities to be advanced in the priority areas of education, economic development, housing, ending violence against Aboriginal women and […]

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