Norman Yakeleya

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Former NWT MLAs get $70K for retraining, 'wealth planning' on top of 1 year's salary

A two-day trip to Los Angeles to watch a man who bills himself as the world's leading motivational speaker. A one-week crash course in Toronto...

Patient escorts are abusing NWT's $30M medical travel program, says report

People are misusing and in some cases abusing the N.W.T.'s costly medical travel program, particularly non-medical escorts who fail to remain by the side of...

1 cabin flooded, more at risk at traditional hunting camp near Tulita, NWT

Willow Lake is a meeting point for hunters in the region, from Tulita, Norman Wells, Deline and Fort Good Hope. "A lot of our people...

Fuel load successfully drained from tanker stuck in ice near Deline, NWT

Former Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya repeatedly advocated for a regional highway transportation office in the Sahtu region. Kenny also has another idea. "Maybe making the...

Sahtu | Paul Andrew, Yvonne Doolittle, Danny McNeely, Judi Tutcho

Four candidates are running to replace longtime Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya, who announced shortly before the election he wouldn't run again for health reasons. Sahtu...

Norman Wells election forum focuses on economy, education

(Kate Kyle/CBC). About 30 people gathered at the legion to hear the platforms of Judi Tutcho, Yvonne Doolittle, Paul Andrew and Danny McNeely — all...

Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya says he won't run in NWT election

Norman Yakeleya, who has served three terms in the N.W.T. legislative assembly as MLA for Sahtu, says he will not run again in the November...

N.W.T. MLA Norman Yakeleya says he won't run for re-election ...

Norman Yakeleya, who has served three terms as MLA for Sahtu, says he will not run again in the November territorial election. He cited health...

Post-election GNWT transition process open for first time | Northern ...

Sahtu MLA and caucus chair Norman Yakeleya led the Special Committee on Transition Matters, formed several months before the end of the 17th Assembly, which...

How often do your Northwest Territories politicians show up?

... quoted in Niels Konge's data – do still mean a councillor had the ability to take part in, and vote at, a meeting. Norman...

NWT needs 'extraordinary...

The next leaders of the Northwest Territories will face the toughest challenges of any territorial government yet, according to one MLA. Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya...

NWT MLA Norman Yakeleya critical of medical travel after 1st-hand experience

Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya is now speaking from personal experience when he says the Northwest Territories' medical travel needs an overhaul. "I experienced it firsthand...

Canol Trail wire cleanup project to move ahead

... and all around the head," says Yakeleya. The rugged hiking trail was originally a pipeline service road — called the Canol Road — a...

Some NWT band offices charging fees on residential school credits

Some band offices in the Northwest Territories are charging fees to residential school survivors, as they apply to use their personal credits for cultural programs.

Faulty gas tank to blame for Norman Wells aviation gas shortage

Airlines in 'crisis' mode: Sahtu MLA. Norman Yakeleya, the MLA for the Sahtu, initially called the situation a "critical crisis". He says Imperial's supply will...

Norman Wells faces aviation gas shortage, situation 'critical'

The community of Norman Wells, N.W.T., will run out of aviation gas in a week, according to the MLA for the Sahtu. Norman Yakeleya says...

Fracking: Yellowknife audience ain't buying what GNWT is selling

Two voices did advocate fracking from the floor: Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya and Sahtu contractor Danny McNeely. Both spoke in succession to promote the economic...

Northwest territories government nixes proposal for lobbyist registry

(registration)The entire Cabinet abstained, as did Norman Yakeleya (Sahtu) who said he was uncomfortable with a registry and felt it was not needed. Even...

Yellowknife Shouldn't Get to Vote on Sahtu Fracking

Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya said as much in the assembly (while also noting that Yellowknife's diamond mines are hardly benign when it comes to impacts...

NWT's Virginia Falls awes Niagara Falls mayor on 'trip of a lifetime'

Diodati says the N.W.T. wasn't even on his radar until last year, when Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya dropped by his office. One thing led to...

Norman Yakeleya, Sahtu MLA, says he supports N.W.T. fracking ...

Norman Yakeleya, Sahtu MLA, says he supports N.W.T. fracking. “MLA says he's convinced the practice can be done safely and will create much-needed jobs”. Post...

Norman Yakeleya, Sahtu MLA, says he supports NWT fracking

Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya says he supports the practice of hydraulic fracturing — better known as fracking — despite the concerns being voiced by some...

Tulita meeting wraps up Sahtu sessions on NWT's draft fracking rules

Gary Yakeleya brought his son to the meeting to learn more about fracking. He said he thinks it could bring needed jobs ... 23 in...

Fort Good Hope questions value of fracking regulations meeting

McEachern said the public engagement process can be extended if 90 days is not enough time. Public meetings on the draft fracking regulations will be...

Deline self-government bill passes 3rd reading

"The birthplace of not only ice hockey, the birthplace of self-government in Canada belongs to Deline," Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya said in the legislative assembly...

Tulita grandfather says custom adoption not being recognized

Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya said he wants to see the aboriginal custom adoption documents hold up in court. Lennie said despite the aboriginal custom adoption,...

Subvention canadienne pour l'emploi - L'Aquilon

Subvention canadienne pour l'emploiL'AquilonLe député du Sahtu, Norman Yakeleya reproche au mouvement anti-fracturation hydraulique de répandre indûment la peur et de nuire à l'économie du...

Protection de la nature : Parc en vue - L'Aquilon

L'Aquilon Protection de la nature : Parc en vueL'AquilonL'Aquilon a vainement tenté d'avoir l'opinion sur ce sujet du député du Sahtu, Norman Yakeleya, et de la...

Low water leaves NTCL cargo high and dry — Northern Journal

Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya said the stranded supplies for his constituency will have to be flown or trucked in on the winter road, further adding...

NWT trappers glad to see RCMP keeping fur hats — Northern Journal

Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya, who said some of the best furs in Canada come from Colville Lake in his jurisdiction, was glad to hear the...

Le chapeau de fourrure des agents de la GRC ne sera pas ...

Norman Yakeleya, député du Sahtu à l'Assemblée territoriale des TNO. Le trappeur Andrew Stanley est tout à fait d'accord avec cette affirmation. « La fourrure...

NWT fur harvesters happy Mounties to keep muskrat hats

"I thought that was a real slap in the face to the aboriginal people, the culture, and to the trappers of today that make it...

News briefs — Northern Journal

Photo: Courtesy of Norman Yakeleya. Tulita Mayor Danny Yakeleya, left, and Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya show off a giant turnip grown in the community garden...

Sahtu yet to limit regional liquor sales — Northern Journal

Hearing the concerns of the communities, Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya introduced a bill last year that would amend the Liquor Act, allowing the rest of...

Destination Délįnę offers new model for community-based tourism in ...

I applaud Délįnę, the birthplace of ice hockey in Canada, for creating this remarkable tourism initiative that welcomes visitors with a true cultural experience,” said...

Neil Colin: elder, storyteller, radio host, dementia patient

In the Northwest Territories and much of Yukon, the name Neil Colin is synonymous with the land, with traditional knowledge, and storytelling. The Tetlit Gwich'in...

Tangled Canol telephone wire could be thorn in territorial park's side ...

“They're like sitting ducks,” said Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya, who said he has seen firsthand the leftovers of the trapped animals. “It makes me cry...

WWII-era telephone lines snag N.W.T. moose and caribou

For Norman Yakeleya, the ninth annual Canol Youth Hike along the route first blazed by a WWII-era oil pipeline wasn't all fun. The MLA for...

WWII-era telephone lines snag N.W.T. moose and caribou - WAR ...

For Norman Yakeleya, the ninth annual Canol Youth Hike along the route first blazed by a WWII-era oil pipeline wasn't all fun. The MLA for...

Du filage électrique datant de la Seconde Guerre mondiale tue des ...

Crédit photo : Norman Yakeleya ... Norman Yakeleya voudrait voir ce projet s'étendre sur l'ensemble du parcours. ... En fait, de tout le pétrole extrait...

Cold War-era telephone lines snag N.W.T. moose, caribou - CKA ...

The 1,600 kilometre Canol pipeline was built in the 1940s to move oil from Norman Wells, N.W.T. to Alaska. Part of the Cold War relic...

Abandoned war-time material causing harm to wildlife - RCI

Photo Credit: courtesy Norman Yakeleya ... The Canol Heritage Trail, shown as contaminated site number 6 on this map, is now a rugged hiking trail...

WWII-era telephone lines snag NWT moose, caribou

For Norman Yakeleya, the ninth annual Canol Youth Hike along the route first blazed by a WWIIr-era oil pipeline wasn't all fun. The MLA for...

Sahtu youth set out on 'life-changing' hike — Northern Journal

Photo: Norman Yakeleya. For the ninth year, youth and volunteers from the Sahtu are taking on the Canol Youth Leadership Hike. As of this Wednesday,...

Anti-fracking groups 'disrespecting' Sahtu land claim — Northern ...

Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya said it is not the place of people living outside the Sahtu to attempt to control the region's destiny, especially without...

Sahtu needs coordinated job training plan: MLA — Northern Journal

Youth in the Sahtu need reassurance from the government that they will be able to find work in their communities after graduation through a coordinated...

Northerner publishes first book on the Sahtu Dene — Northern Journal

After a lengthy process of paperwork and editing, the publisher is ready to release End-of-Earth People: The Arctic Sahtu Dene, complete with a foreword from...

Anti-fracking groups petition N.W.T. legislative assembly ...

Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya said that there is still more to learn about the impacts of fracking, but says the energy board did their due...

MLA wants full review of Sahtu water license renewal — Northern ...

Imperial Oil's water license to drill near Norman Wells, including on the artificial islands, expires this August. Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya says Imperial.

Sahtu fracking opponents calling for a region-wide vote — Northern ...

It's even more important to the health of the communities,” said Sahtu resident Sheila Karkagie, making a pointed reference to a recent campaign championed by...