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Northwest Territories. Office of the Commissioner

The textual records consist of the chronos of R.S. Pilot, who held the position of Senior Executive Assistant to the Commissioner from 1974-1979, and Deputy Commissioner from 1979-1983. The photographs document various dignitary visits that Commissioner Hodgson hosted, including the visit of Governor General Leger in August 1978, a visit in August 1978 to Greenland with the NWT Pipe Band, the July 1977 Royal visit of HRH Prince Andrew and the April 1979 Royal visit of HRH Prince Charles. The oversized textual records are a 30 x 51 cm certificate commemorating the laying of a cairn by HRH Prince Andrew at Cape Columbia, NWT on July 12, 1977, and a 25 x 43 cm certificate commemorating the laying of a cairn by HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands on Beechey Island in June 1978.

Northwest Territories. Council of the Northwest Territories

The records detail the meetings and products of meetings (Orders in Council, Ordinances) of the NWT Council. Records consist of agendas, reports and signed minutes for the majority of the sessions from 1921 to 1951 as well as copies of minutes and sessional papers from 1922-1950, which contain extra information beyond the signed minutes. Also included are files kept by the Secretary for each session (1921-1926), and meeting dossiers including calls to meetings, agendas, correspondence and minutes as kept by Dr. Charles Camsell, then Deputy of Minister of Mines and Member of NWT Council (1922-1936). Also included are copies of Ordinances for the Northwest Territories, both in published pamphlet and an incomplete alphabetical run and Index, compiled in [1948]. Finally, there are also copies of Orders in Council from 1905-1932, as well as a chronological list of Orders, 1873-1932, and a chronological list of Acts, 1869-1927.

Northwest Territories. Council of the Northwest Territories

Records include Debates, Bills, Sessional Papers, Appropriations, Supplementary Appropriations, Recommendations to Council, Information Items, Monthly Letters, Tabled Documents, Motions, Questions and Returns (Oral and Written) and a selection of Commissioner's Opening Addresses. They were produced by the 1st through the 67th sessions (1st to 8th Councils) of the Council of the Northwest Territories, the predecessor to the Legislative Assembly.

Northwest Territories. Council of the Northwest Territories

Records include photographs of members of the Northwest Territories Council, predecessor to the Legislative Assembly. The images include individual portraits of members of the Council, as well as group photos of the members in session and staged group photos. Contained in the collection are portraits of many Commissioners, including John H. Parker and Stuart M. Hodgson.

Northwest Territories. Department of the Executive

This accession consists of textual records relating to the Aboriginal (Indigenous) affairs function of the Department of the Executive. The records document Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) involvement in various land claims, including those with the Dene-Metis, Sahtu, Gwich'in, Inuvialuit (COPE), Tunngavik Federation of Nunavut (TFN), and Makivik organizations, intergovernmental interactions on the federal/provincial/territorial level, and the interactions of the Aboriginal Relations and Constitutional Development division with other GNWT departments. The records include policies and directives, agreements (including drafts), comments and responses, legal opinions, implementation worksheets and plans, briefing material, financial records, Financial Management Board submissions, meeting materials, correspondence, proposals, applications, discussion, decision and option papers, land use planning records, records of recommendation and decision, court documents, reports, communications plans, a job description, maps, speaking notes, news releases, and reference material.

Northwest Territories. NWT Housing Corporation

This accession contains material relating to the Homeownership Assistance Program (HAP), as well as the Materials Management Program, the Fuel Rebate Program, and Small Shed Program. It contains reports, correspondence, briefing notes, and summative materials about each program.

Northwest Territories. NWT Housing Corporation. Programs and District Operations division

Fred North collection

  • N-2011-005
  • Accession
  • [1959-1979?]

The images document Fred North's time in Inuvik (1957-1963 as principal of Sir Alexander Mackenzie School; 1965-1966 either as vice-principal of the new school or back at SAMS; 1967-1973 at one of the schools, probably as principal), Fort Simpson (1963-1965 as school principal) and Yellowknife (1973-1979 - spent one or two years as school principal in Lac la Martre / Whatı̀. Then he served as Superintendent of School Services-Operations ordering furnishings and supplies for all NWT schools). The images show schools, students, teachers, and classrooms, as well as northern events like carnivals, royal visits, and Northern Games. There are also images of various communities and the buildings within them.

North, Fred

June Helm

The images were taken primarily during June Helm's field work in 1951-1952 and the 1960s. They mainly document community life and field work in Jean Marie River in 1951, 1952, and 1959, and community life and travel in Rae and Wha Ti (then Lac La Martre) in 1959 and the 1960s. June Helm's research assistants Teresa Carterette (1951-1952) and Nancy O. Lurie (1959, 1962, 1967) also figure in the images, as does Helm's first husband Richard "Scotty" MacNeish. Activities depicted include travel by boat and canoe, dogsledding, fixing fish nets, aerial photographs of communities, hunting, hand games and feasts.

James Jerome

The photographs span 196-? to 1979 but the majority of the photographs date from 1977-1979. Many were taken in the Gwich’in Settlement Area on the Mackenzie and Peel Rivers, spanning camps upriver of Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River), and down towards Aklavik, and including the communities of Tsiigehtchic, Fort McPherson, Aklavik and Inuvik. These photographs document life on the land, fur trapping, winter and summer camps, and fishing camps of the Gwich'in. In addition there are many portraits, family photographs, transportation and recreation photographs. Photographs of Inuvik include a large series documenting the 1979 Northern Games, while photographs of Yellowknife include community events and music concerts. A series of photographs document a wedding outside of Lutselk’e (Snowdrift). The textual material includes a project description of Jerome's proposed book 'Portraits and History of the Dene Elders of the NWT' as well as handwritten and typewritten notes on the project, and correspondence.

Northwest Territories. Department of Municipal and Community Affairs

Records include Community Planning and Lands Annual Reports from 1994-1998, and the Lands division's meeting reports, meeting minutes and conference minutes from 1989-1994. There is also one file relating to Senior Management Committee minutes and notes, dating from 1991-1994. Records related to the Sport and Recreation division consists of regional support files for the Fort Smith, Inuvik, Baffin, and Keewatin regions. Although these files contain some financial documentation, they appear to be the main records of interest with regard to facilities development and training.

Northwest Territories. Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Lands division

Northwest Territories. Department of Local Government

Records include publications and reports dating from 1967-[1986]. The majority of the records consist of published community development plans for Norman Wells, Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River), Aklavik, Tulita (Fort Norman), Fort Good Hope, Tuktoyaktuk, Baker Lake, Gjoa Haven, Pond Inlet, Lake Harbour and Cambridge Bay. There are also water and sanitation reports, water and energy conservation papers, an airport maintenance manual, comparative studies between municipalities in the NWT and those of western provinces, a report on community planning and development in the NWT, and a report of a committee on the future of Inuit hunting camps. Also notably included is a public discussion paper on devolution.

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