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Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
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The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. McLeod. Mr. Dolynny.

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Daryl Dolynny Range Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'd like to recognize, to you and through you, a resident of Range Lake, Mr. David Wasylciw. Thank you, David.

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The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Dolynny. Mr. Hawkins.

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Robert Hawkins Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'd like to recognize a couple of constituents in the gallery. First off, I'd like to acknowledge and recognize Dawn Lacey who's up there, I just saw her a few minutes ago. I'd also like to recognize Brian Heppelle who's here to follow our proceedings today. Of course, special to my heart and to the Premier's obviously, Melody McLeod, who has been a wonderful lady to me for so many years. Thank you very much.

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The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Hawkins. Ms. Bisaro.

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Wendy Bisaro Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Now that I know that my friend Carmelita is up there, I'd like to recognize Carmel, a long-time friend and co-worker. I would also like to recognize Mr. David Wasylciw and Mrs. McLeod and Mr. Heppelle. Thank you.

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The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Ms. Bisaro. Mr. Bromley.

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Bob Bromley Weledeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'd also like to recognize Brian Heppelle in the gallery today. I had a chance to have coffee with him. I know he's a concerned citizen and it's great to see him in the gallery and all those who are out today. Mahsi.

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The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Bromley. I'd like to welcome everybody in the public gallery today. Thanks for taking an interest in our proceedings. I'd also like to welcome Mrs. McLeod in the House today. It's always good to see you.

Item 6, acknowledgements. Mr. Nadli.

Acknowledgement 5-17(5): 2014 Wise Woman Award Recipient Harriet Geddes
Acknowledgements

March 10th, 2014

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Michael Nadli Deh Cho

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Harriet Geddes of Fort Providence was chosen and honored on Saturday, March 8th, as the Wise Woman for the Deh Cho region for 2014.

Harriet comes from a very traditional background. She was raised on the land and from a very young age, she was taught how to be a good caregiver from her mother, Adeline Landry.

She took those words and applied them to her own life and to others. Harriet started on a healing journey and decided she was meant to be here to help others. She took training and workshops firstly on self-awareness, prevention and treatment for alcohol and drugs, counseling, family violence issues, and many wellness and healing workshops.

Harriet has worked hard, effortlessly comforting families with loss, guiding young families, giving advice and caring for the elders and teaching her cultural and traditional values.

She has helped many families to live a healthy lifestyle and reminding young families of their culture, tradition and spiritual ways. She stresses that families are so important today and we should love and care for each other, like the old ways.

She deserves the recognition as she is a good role model, never stopping to help out and volunteer her spare time for others in need. Mahsi.

Acknowledgement 5-17(5): 2014 Wise Woman Award Recipient Harriet Geddes
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The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Nadli. Item 7, oral questions. The honourable Member for Sahtu, Mr. Yakeleya.

Question 251-17(5): Support For High Performance Athletic Development
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Norman Yakeleya Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I spoke about the high quality of athletes in the Northwest Territories and having a program that would be something like a TEST program. I want to ask the Minister of MACA, in his role as the Minister of Sport and Youth, is it something that has been talked about in senior level of government? Has something like a TEST program been talked about where we could begin training some of the younger children who have the calibre to go to the Olympics and other world champion games?

Question 251-17(5): Support For High Performance Athletic Development
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The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Yakeleya. The honourable Minister of Youth, Mr. McLeod.

Question 251-17(5): Support For High Performance Athletic Development
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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We're quite proud of our athletes from the past and present. I think the athletes from the past have set the bar very high for our athletes coming along today. With the support that the athletes get from this government, they are able to develop. We have some fantastic sporting partners that bring all the games to the communities. With the support of this Assembly and Assemblies past, we have been able to increase the funding. We also have funding available for high performance athletes, those who are competing at a national and international level. We are quite proud of that too.

I think this is one program we may have to revisit because we have heard some concerns that our athletes are starting to get out there competing at a higher level and we may have to look at how these athletes are funded. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 251-17(5): Support For High Performance Athletic Development
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Norman Yakeleya Sahtu

Mr. Speaker, my colleague Mr. Bouchard talked about the athletes from his riding attending the Arctic Winter Games, and certainly many athletes across the Northwest Territories will be there next week. Also, over the weekend we had the Second Annual Traditional Aboriginal Games Championships and I'm very happy to know, from speaking there to the young athletes, that Mr. McLeod was there to show support and people were quite happy that he was there to show support.

I'm asking if there is any type of discussion, with all the other support he has given to the athletes, if there's any type of program that's being looked at similar to the TEST program that happened up in Inuvik.