Meaghan Brackenbury

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Caribou summit asks a burning question: What's the future of the Porcupine herd?

The Porcupine caribou is one of the few barren-ground herds in the circumpolar world that remains strong and healthy — and the communities who rely on it want to make sure it stays that...

Fort McPherson, N.W.T., to host summit on Porcupine caribou herd next week

The community of Fort McPherson, N.W.T., will soon be alive with activity. Dozens of Indigenous leaders, hunters, and concerned residents from across the Beaufort Delta are traveling there next week for a three-day summit centred...

'Indian boarding home' survivors in the North eligible to receive thousands of dollars in compensation

Indigenous northerners who were housed in private boarding homes to attend public schools in the latter half of the 20th century could soon be eligible to receive thousands of dollars in compensation.The Canadian government...

Canada is mulling a national school food policy. What does this mean for the N.W.T.?

To feed your mind, you first have to feed your stomach. Dianne Lafferty knows this truism well. As principal of the Chief Jimmy Bruneau School in Behchokǫ̀, N.W.T., she's witnessed just how hard it is...

Flu infections grow in N.W.T., with RSV, COVID-19 on the decline

It's been a tough fall for Yellowknifer Nathalie Oldfield and her young son, Leeroy. Since September, the 18-month-old has been battling a slew of flu bugs, each caught while he was attending a dayhome...

2 northern companies announce plans for new food production hub in Enterprise, N.W.T.

Two northern companies are joining forces to turn a plot of land near Enterprise, N.W.T., into a hub for food production.This week, North Star Agriculture and AWP Industries announced plans to ready 400 acres...

Northern Rangers convene for first time in three years amid broader discussions on Arctic security

For the first time in three years, northern Canadian Rangers are gathering to provide updates on their communities and set objectives for the coming year.Since this year's Ranger leadership sessions are taking place against...

Expanding Rangers key to improving Arctic security, says former military commander

If Canada wants to improve Arctic security and sovereignty, it should seriously consider providing more logistical support and military training to Canadian Rangers in the North, according to a former high-ranking military commander.Walter Semianiw,...

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