This is page numbers 1397 - 1454 of the Hansard for the 14th Assembly, 6th 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 tlicho.

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Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize a couple of my chiefs from the Mackenzie Delta; Chief Abe Wilson from the Tetlit Gwich'in Council, along with Chief Peter Ross from the Tsiigehtchic Council and also Tom Williams, the executive director of the Gwich'in Tribal Council. With him is his sister and his mom, Agnes. Welcome to the House.

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Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Item 5, recognition of visitors in the gallery. The honourable Member for Nahendeh, Mr. Antoine.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize a number of people in the gallery today. First I would like to recognize Jim Excell. He's president of Ekati diamond mines. He, like some of us here, will be retiring later on this year.

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I would also like to recognize the members of the NWT Business Coalition. Kelly Hayden is past president of the NWT Chamber of Commerce; Denise Burlingame is president of the NWT Chamber of Commerce and is also senior public affairs officer with BHP Billiton; I would like to recognize Georges Erasmus, a long-time leader and friend of mine; and I would like to recognize two Pages from Fort Simpson who have been serving us all week, Megan Okrainec and Anthony Roche.

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Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Mahsi. Item 5, recognition of visitors in the gallery. The honourable Member for Great Slave, Mr. Braden.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
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Bill Braden Great Slave

Mr. Speaker, today I would like to recognize constituents Sandra Knight and Georges Erasmus and members of the business coalition partners and friends of this Assembly. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Item 5, recognition of visitors in the gallery. The honourable Member for Yellowknife Centre, Mr. Ootes.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to recognize the members of the business coalition. They are all my constituents, Mr. Speaker. I would also like to recognize another constituent, Gary Black, who is with us today, and my executive assistant, Evan Walz, and my secretary, Kathy Wind, who are in the gallery today. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Item 5, recognition of visitors in the gallery. The honourable Member for Tu Nedhe, Mr. Nitah.

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Steven Nitah Tu Nedhe

Mahsi cho, Mr. Speaker. I would like to recognize my constituency assistant Caroline Sanderson and I would like to recognize my constituents of Lutselk'e who are in the House and are always with me in the House in spirit. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Item 5, recognition of visitors in the gallery. The honourable Member for Deh Cho, Mr. McLeod.

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Michael McLeod Deh Cho

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I, too, want to recognize my constituent assistant Sherry Landry-Braun and thank her for all the work she's done for me.

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Item 5, recognition of visitors in the gallery. Colleagues, I would like to welcome two special people in my life, my son, Ian, in the front row...

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...representing his two brothers, Blaire and Warren. The other person I would like to recognize is my former assistant Mrs. Barb Paquin.

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And I promised my mother that I would say hello to her in Thebacha. Mom.

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Any further recognition of visitors in the gallery? I would like to direct your attention to the presence in the visitors' gallery representing the North Slave Metis, Mr. North Douglas.

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I would like to say a special welcome to the folks who are taking time out of their day who are watching the Legislative Assembly. It's going to be a very busy day. Welcome.

Item 6, oral questions. The honourable Member for Mackenzie Delta, Mr. Krutko.

Question 424-14(6): Proposal For Tl'oondih Healing Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

October 10th, 2003

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my questions are directed to the Minister of Justice. We have been in discussion with the department and Fort McPherson band council trying to find a program that can be delivered out of the Tl'oondih Healing Centre. I would just like to get an update from the Minister. You were making some progress on this program, but it seems like it's hit a brick wall. I would like to ask the Minister, could you give us an update on where we are at with that project and how soon we can see some activity happening on that?

Question 424-14(6): Proposal For Tl'oondih Healing Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

The honourable Minister of Justice, Mr. Allen.

Return To Question 424-14(6): Proposal For Tl'oondih Healing Program
Question 424-14(6): Proposal For Tl'oondih Healing Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Roger Allen Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. On the question of continuing discussions, yes, our department has been working with the community. To what degree over the last several months is uncertain at this time. I believe we are still pursuing the intent of that proposal which is to facilitate some form of restorative justice programs at the Tl'oondih healing lodge.