APTN National NewsWhile lights flashed and music boomed during the Arctic Winter Games opening ceremonies Sunday, athletes were already busy competing in events.And it’s fitting that the first event was hockey.In the first Bantam male game, team NWT beat team Yukon 7-4.The girls also took to the rink. In the Junior female category, team Northwest Territories and team Yukon ended in a 2-2 tie.On the indoor soccer pitch, in the Juvenile division, team Greenland took a 10-4 victory over team Alaska.
Day: October 14, 2019
Dancers in Vancouver honour murdered and missing womenDancers in Vancouver honour murdered and missing women
APTN National NewsTo Vancouver now where some of the downtown streets were shut down so that a dance troupe who call themselves ‘Butterflies in Spirit’ could perform.As APTN’s Tina House tells us their routine was meant to remember murdered and missing women – many of whom the dancers had a close personal connection to.
APTN National NewsFor the first time there will be fracking in the Northwest Territories.Conoco Phillips is one of the world’s largest oil and gas exploration companies.The multinational plans to begin drilling this winter.
Inquest rules First Nations womans death a homicide experts question medical careInquest rules First Nations womans death a homicide experts question medical care
APTN National NewsThe jury at the coroner’s inquest into the death of a Yukon woman says her death was a homicide.Mary Johnny, 60, was severely dehydrated when she was first admitted to the Watson Lake Hospital but her doctor thought she was going through alcohol withdrwal.The jury found Johnny’s death was a homicide, which means it was human caused, but wasn’t anyone’s fault.The jury found the cause of death to be “hypovolemic shock secondary to intravascular volume depletion and multi-organ failure.”APTN’s Shirley McLean has more.
A look at how Bernard Valcourts campaign is shaping upA look at how Bernard Valcourts campaign is shaping up
APTN National NewsAs minister of Aboriginal Affairs Bernard Valcourt has been taking a lot of heat across the country.But how is Valcourt doing in his own riding?APTN’s Tom Fennario has the story.
Discrimination racism sexism one woman explains her experience in Canadas justice systemDiscrimination racism sexism one woman explains her experience in Canadas justice system
Tom FennarioAPTN NewsThe hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls heard testimony today from an Algonquin woman from the Nipissing Territory and her experience in Canada’s justice system.Diane Sere spent four years in prison for breach of trust.“I was regularly being exposed to discrimination, racism, sexism, inequality and oppression. I had so much anger and was troubled. I was looking for support and was unsure where to get it.”Sere says she was denied a Gladue report because she didn’t look Indigenous firstname.lastname@example.org@tfennario