This is page numbers 1400 - 1440 of the Hansard for the 12th Assembly, 7th Session. The original version can be accessed on the Legislative Assembly's website or by contacting the Legislative Assembly Library. The word of the day was chairman.

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Supplementary To Question 651-12(7): Commencement Of Salary Increase For Certified Firefighters
Question 651-12(7): Commencement Of Salary Increase For Certified Firefighters
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Thank you. That was your final supplementary. Item 6, oral questions. Mr. Ningark.

Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Item 6: Oral Questions

June 19th, 1995

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John Ningark Natilikmiot

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is directed to the Minister of Finance. Off and on we have talked about training programs, supplying training to our youth. At times, we have talked about counselling our youth in this particular jurisdiction. We all know that keeping the dialogue going between the elders and youth is very important, especially in this day and age. I think the Members of this Legislature know what I'm talking about. Our youth needs direction from the elders, and we all need the wisdom and knowledge of the elders in our communities.

Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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An Hon. Member

Hear! Hear!

Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Ningark Natilikmiot

Mr. Speaker, we spend a substantial amount of money providing training and we are very thankful for that. We also spend a substantial amount of money providing counselling. We are thankful for that, Mr. Speaker. My question to the honourable Minister is this: is there any funding available from this government to provide elders and youth committees in the communities? Thank you.

Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Ningark. Mr. Pollard.

Return To Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Pollard Hay River

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Kakfwi, as Minister of Justice, has been impressing upon Members of Cabinet that there needs to be a community justice system. Madam Premier, in her responsibility as Minister of Health and Social Services, has been saying that we need to get these issues back to a community level. There is going to be a disbursal of some funds to communities to get their community wellness strategy together.

At the bottom of all this is the recognition by these two Ministers that getting the youth and the elders working together, using the advice of the elders to keep those young people out of trouble, using their vast experience to guide problems that occur within communities is paramount. So I think that you will see, through both of these Ministers, some involvement of the elders' system in our communities, to either counsel those youth or to make suggestions on how we could make things better. It won't, perhaps, be direct funding, but they will be involved in the process. The communities will be left to decide how they spend the money that the Minister of Health disburses this summer, Mr. Speaker. Thank you.

Return To Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Pollard. Mr. Ningark.

Supplementary To Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Ningark Natilikmiot

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Supplementary to the same Minister. With regard to the programs and services that the honourable Minister is alluding to, would the Minister tell the House what the budget is in the wellness program under this government? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Ningark. Mr. Pollard.

Supplementary To Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Pollard Hay River

Mr. Speaker, I'm speaking on behalf of two other ministries, so I'll take the question as notice and make an answer to the House tomorrow specifically. Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Question 652-12(7): Funding For Community Elder And Youth Committees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

The Minister is taking the question as notice. Item 6, oral questions. Mr. Antoine.

Question 653-12(7): Status Of Cedo Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is for the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism. Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the Minister, with regard to transfers and devolution of federal programs to the Northwest Territories, has there been anything done on the community economic development organization funds, the CEDO funds, that the feds have? I would like to ask the Minister, what is going on with this particular program? Thank you.

Question 653-12(7): Status Of Cedo Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Antoine. Mr. Todd.

Return To Question 653-12(7): Status Of Cedo Funding
Question 653-12(7): Status Of Cedo Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The CEDO funding, which is given to band councils and to Inuit organizations across the territories, is under review by the Ministry of DIAND, the same as EDA, community futures and all the rest. We are currently under discussions with them in an effort to try and protect that funding, and there are discussions, I believe, going on directly between DIAND and the parties involved in an effort to see what can be retained and what's going to end up having to go with respect to the federal cutbacks. Thank you.

Return To Question 653-12(7): Status Of Cedo Funding
Question 653-12(7): Status Of Cedo Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Todd. Supplementary, Mr. Antoine.