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Committee Motion 134-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Performance Measures, Action Plan and Annual Reporting, Carried
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Frieda Martselos Thebacha

Mr. Chair, I will go ahead with the committee motions. Mr. Chair, I move that this committee recommends that the Department of Education, Culture and Employment develop performance measures for each area highlighted in the compliance audit and the corresponding Department of Education, Culture and Employment action plan to achieve specific outcomes and to report annually on these measures. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 134-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Performance Measures, Action Plan and Annual Reporting, Carried
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The Chair Rocky Simpson

Thank you, Member. The motion is in order. To the motion. Question's been called. All those in favour? Opposed? Abstentions? Motion carried.

---Carried

Member.

Committee Motion 135-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Annual Reporting on Revitalization of Official Languages, Carried
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Frieda Martselos Thebacha

Mr. Chair, I move that this committee recommends that the Department of Education, Culture and Employment report annually on each action related to revitalizing official languages, including on the oral proficiency assessment tools, the Indigenous language revitalization certification program, and the mentor apprentice program. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 135-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Annual Reporting on Revitalization of Official Languages, Carried
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The Chair Rocky Simpson

Thank you, Member. Do any Members have general comments? I see no comments. Comments, Member for Thebacha.

Committee Motion 135-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Annual Reporting on Revitalization of Official Languages, Carried
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Frieda Martselos Thebacha

We have to vote on it.

Committee Motion 135-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Annual Reporting on Revitalization of Official Languages, Carried
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The Chair Rocky Simpson

I apologize for that. The motion is in order. To the motion. The motion is ordered. To the motion. All those in favour? Opposed? Abstentions? Motion carried.

---Carried

Member for Thebacha.

Committee Motion 136-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Indigenous Language Proficiency in Hiring, Carried
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Frieda Martselos Thebacha

Mr. Chair, I move this committee recommends that the Department of Education, Culture and Employment include Indigenous language proficiency when hiring positions in the Indigenous Language and Education Secretariat. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 136-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Indigenous Language Proficiency in Hiring, Carried
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The Chair Rocky Simpson

Thank you, Member. The motion is in order. To the motion?

Committee Motion 136-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Indigenous Language Proficiency in Hiring, Carried
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Some Hon Members

Question.

Committee Motion 136-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Indigenous Language Proficiency in Hiring, Carried
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The Chair Rocky Simpson

Member for YK North.

Committee Motion 136-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Indigenous Language Proficiency in Hiring, Carried
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Rylund Johnson Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Chair. To my knowledge, there are very few, if any, bilingual-required positions in the GNWT where the bilingual is an Indigenous language. There are a number of bilingual-required HR positions that are French. And I know there is a bilingual bonus for people who speak one of our official languages but I think, really, in the HR hiring process, especially for an area such as the Indigenous Languages and Education Secretariat, those Members who speak an Indigenous language are not getting the appropriate credit and additional scoring on priority on their applications within hiring. So that's what this motion intends to do. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 136-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Indigenous Language Proficiency in Hiring, Carried
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The Chair Rocky Simpson

Thank you, Member. To the motion?

Committee Motion 136-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Indigenous Language Proficiency in Hiring, Carried
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Some Hon Members

Question.

Committee Motion 136-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Indigenous Language Proficiency in Hiring, Carried
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The Chair Rocky Simpson

Question's been called. All those in favour? Opposed? Abstentions? Motion carried.

---Carried

Member for Thebacha.

Committee Motion 137-19(2): Committee Report 15-19(2): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the Auditor General's 2020 Audit of Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories - Inclusive Schooling Practices, Carried
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Frieda Martselos Thebacha

Mr. Chair, I move that this committee recommends that the Department of Education, Culture and Employment conduct greater oversight on inclusive schooling practices, including thorough spot checks on individualized learning plans and report annually on the outcome oriented performance measures. Thank you, Mr. Chair.