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Yukon releases MMIWG2S+ strategy in response to National Inquiry

After one year of consultation with family members, First Nations governments and leaders, Yukon released a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-spirit+ (MMIWG2S+) strategy. It is a direct response to the National Inquiry's final report and  the first of its kind in Canada.

How teens made Yukon one of the few places in Canada to ban conversion therapy

Two years of hard work by a group of high school students in Yukon paid off this week when the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protection Act received assent and is now in force after a unanimous vote in support of the bill.

What the Arctic's rapid transition into a 'new climate' looks like

,A study of Arctic conditions was published saying the Arctic region has started to transition into a new climate regime altogether.  This is an article about what this means for people who live there.

Nigerian man plans to say goodbye to Canada after 10 years of immigration limbo

After 10 years in Canada, Alpha Ndamati is resigned to giving up the immigration process, and is now actively trying to get deported. 

After years of red tape trying to become a permanent resident, the Nigerian man has been asking to leave the country and go home. 

'Extremely strong concerns' over Russia's LGBTQ record as country bids on Arctic Winter Games

Russia could host the Arctic Winter Games in six years, which has some observers sounding the alarm over the country's treatment of LGBTQ people.

If the country's bid is finalized, youth from across the North will travel there to participate in the circumpolar sporting event. 

Gwich'in leaders 'cautiously optimistic' about Biden protecting Arctic refuge

Gwich'in leaders from across the North are "cautiously optimistic" about what having a new U.S. president will mean for protecting their sacred land.

The Gwich'in Steering Committee has been fighting to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska from oil and gas development for decades.

Yellowknives Dene First Nation hands out eviction notices on Yellowknife Bay

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation has handed out eviction notices to houseboaters anchored on the nation's side of Yellowknife Bay. 

Several officials from the First Nation undocked from Dettah on Friday, then sailed up to and stapled the "first and final" warnings on three houseboats and two barges.

How dancers feel about return to work in Canada's 'Northernmost' strip club

The stage in what is known as Canada's "northernmost" strip club has been dark for months.

But come Monday the lights will be back on. The bar was recently approved to bring dancers back to the Northwest Territories, after months of paperwork and phone calls between the owner and the territorial government.

Meet the woman leading the territory with all COVID-19 cases recovered

A feature story on the Chief Public Health Officer of the Northwest Territories, Dr. Kami Kandola, as the first wave of COVID-19 hit the territory.

Return your sleeping bags, soldiers, the Canadian Forces are running short

A news story that I researched, wrote, and conducted interviews for.

 

The story was shared nationally on CBC's News Alert Twitter and gained national attention.  It is about the Canadian Armed Forces sending out an internal call to thousands of service members to return their sleeping bags and rucksacks in an attempt to avoid a shortfall of equipment.

©2019 by Danielle d'Entremont.