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We want a public inquiry: Justice for Canada’s Aboriginal Women and Girls

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The RCMP has reported close to 1,200 cases of missing or murdered Aboriginal women and girls between 1980 and 2012. That same report highlighted the fact that this number is disproportionately high, showing how Aboriginal women and girls make up over 16% of female homicides, 11% of missing women and yet make up only 4% of the female population in Canada. With evidence like this, the only right thing to do is call for a…

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Labour Day Events Across the North

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Come join us as we celebrate Labour Day in the NWT and Nunavut.  Click on the Posters below for more information on events taking place in the following communities: Yellowknife – Stanton Plaza, Noon to 2:00 pm Fort Smith – Conibear Park, Noon to 2:00 pm Iqaluit   -Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park, 2:00pm – 4:00pm  Rankin Inlet –  Elder’s Cabin , Noon – 3:00pm 

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Minimum Wage Fails

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Labour Views column for July 23, 2014 Written by Mary Lou Cherwaty, President of the Northern Territories Federation of Labour The minimum wage is one of the basic labour standards.  It identifies the lowest wage rate that an employer can pay their workers.  Today, one of its main functions is to protect workers in non-unionized workplaces, but it also influences the level of compensation for all workers. Minimum wage laws were first introduced in 1918…

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Welcome to Our New Executive

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NTFL’s 19th Convention took place June 4th, 2014 .  Please help us welcome our newly elected executive. Back Row: Dudley Johnson, Gayla Thunsrtom, Appitak Enuaraq, Maureen Doherty, Crystal Walsh, Sheila Laity Front Row:  Bruce Gudeit, Mary Lou Cherwaty, Sam Inaksajak, Hanna Wolff, Chris Parsons Missing:  Alex Lambrecht President Mary Lou Cherwaty Vice-President, NWT Gayla Thunstrom Vice-President, Nunavut Appitak Enuaraq Vice-President, Youth Chris Parsons Treasurer Alex Lambrecht Secretary Sheila Laity RVP Dehcho/South Slave Bruce Gudeit RVP Tłįchǫ/Somba…

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Missing and Murdered Vulnerable Women and The Canadian Justice System

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The Native Women’s Association of the Northwest Territories invites the public to a presentation of Dr. Maryanne Pearce’s latest research and database of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Maryanne Pearce is a woman of Aboriginal and European descent.  She is a mother and public servant. Her undergraduate and Master’s degrees were in anthropology and women’s studies. Where: Native Women’s Assoc. Board Room (above Post Office) When: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 Time: 1:00 pm…

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NTFL 19th Convention

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The Northern Territories Federation of Labour ‘s 19th Convention will take  place June 4th 2014 in Yellowknife at the Explorer Hotel.   Election of Officers for the next 3 years will take place at this time.  Anyone interested in running for a position is encouraged to contact current president Mary Lou Cherwaty.  She can be reached by email at president@ntfl.yk.com or toll free at 1-888-873-1956.

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