This collection contains a variety of material relating to the Kinette Club of Yellowknife, ca. 1961-1966, including a large wooden scrapbook ("Kinsmen - Kinette - Yellowknife"), which includes photographs and signature pages from Kinsmen events in the 1960s. Also included are a number of Kinsmen/Kinette newsletters, clippings and loose photographs.
The videocassettes consist of "Birch Bark Baskets" (English version) 21 min.; "Making a Birch Sled" (Slavey version) 21 min.; and "The Spruce Canoe" (English version) 21 min. The canoe was built by Johnny Klondike. The videos were filmed by Francine Betthale, produced by the Fort Liard Band Council, and funded by the GNWT Department of Culture and Communications and Dene Nation.Fort Liard Band Council
This fonds includes records from the Directorate, including Ministerial and Deputy Minister Chronos and briefing books. It also includes records concerning the financial impact of division, including: proposals, workbooks, records of committees and executive summaries prepared by consultants. Also included in Directorate records are files relating to the purchase and transfer of the Northern Canada Power Commission to the GNWT.
Also within this fonds are records from the Finance and Fiscal Policy Division. The files include records related to the financial negotiations between the federal government and the related stakeholders involved in the division of the Northwest Territories and the creation of Nunavut in 1999. Records also include files of the Division Special Committee Working Group and the Northern Representatives (NERN) Committee, transfer of financial responsibility of Arctic Airports and fire management programs from the federal to territorial government, files tracking the changes and negotiations regarding property, education and income taxation, as well as economic policy issue files.
Records from the Corporate Affairs Division include files related to financial aspects of self-government agreements, amendments to the Liquor Act and Financial Administration Act, GNWT debt and borrowing, and a 1997 strategic plan for the department.
Records from the Management Accounting Services division include an organizational review of the payroll and employee benefits functions and a report on the provision of payroll services to Boards of Education.
Records from the Internal Audit Bureau include meeting packages of the Audit Committee, which provides oversight for the Bureau.
As well, there are records from the NWT Liquor Commission, consisting of seven annual reports (38th to 44th) from the Commission. The reports date from 1992 to 1998. There is also correspondence regarding various issues with the public, appointments and revocations, and management of liquor warehouse and retail stores. The correspondence dates from 1995 to 2002. Records from the Liquor Licensing and Enforcement division include correspondence and notes from a public meeting in Yellowknife and a newsletter produced by the Liquor Licensing Board for licensees.
The fonds also includes records from the Finance Information Systems Steering Committee (1979).Northwest Territories. Department of Finance (1975- )
The fonds consists of approximately 800 black and white prints and cellulose nitrate negatives. The images are contained in two photo albums and two corresponding negative albums. It also includes two file folders of photographs and a number of framed prints. The images depict Hudson's Bay Company buildings and personnel at Fort Collinson, Gjoa Haven and Tuktoyaktuk. The textual material consists of Charles Rowan's correspondence from his time at Fort Collinson, particularly concerning his use of "Barneys" Tobacco, a letter of reference from Bishop Fleming and two reports on traveling time in the arctic, particularly to and from Cambridge Bay. Furthermore, there are two notebooks that were used as "Eskimo-English" and "English-Eskimo" dictionaries. The material dates between 1935-1955.Rowan, Charles
Records include images documenting the official opening of the Snare River Power Development. Item :0001 shows the guests of the ceremony outside the main hydro building. Item :0002 shows dignitaries including: F. Fraser, District Administrator of the NWT; J.W. Wardle, Chairman of the NWT Power Corporation; K. Muir of Giant Yellowknife Gold Mines; and A.F. Totzke, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Yellowknife Administrative District.National Film Board of Canada
Records include files relating to the Inter-Governmental Committee on Federal/Territorial Financial Relations from 1981-1984. Records also include briefing notes, preparation material and reports from this committee. Also included are Chronos from the offices of the Minister (Chair) and Deputy Minister (Secretary) of the FMBS; and reports related to formula financing and the fiscal relationship between Government of Canada and the GNWT.
The files from the Budget and Evaluation Division consist of operational records related to FMBS strategic planning, FMBS review of GNWT initiatives and policies regarding devolution, division (creation of Nunavut), decentralization, community empowerment, privatization, informatics strategies and land use planning and resource development impacts. There are also copies of correspondence, decision papers, organizational and functional reviews, reports and submissions concerning FMBS review of departmental initiatives and policies for the following departments: Economic Development and Tourism, Education, Culture and Employment, Ministry of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs, Health and Social Services, Transportation, Municipal and Community Affairs, NWT Housing Corporation, Justice, Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development, NWT Power Corporation and Public Works and Services. In addition, there are program review and evaluation files for reviews done by FMBS for the Community Futures Program, South Slave Divisional Board of Education, Social Assistance Program transfer, and the policy called Strength at Two Levels that includes discussion papers, reports and correspondence. The remaining files include operational plans, performance measurement files, Main Estimate Notes, Budget development files, Results Reports, Standing Committee on Finance (SCOF) records, and records from committees such as the Capital Planning Committee, Travel and Transportation Committee, Division Planning Committee, the Utilities Committee, User Pay Committee and P3 Management Committee.
The files from the Directorate division consist of 11.7 meters of administrative and operational records from the Directorate of the FMBS. The records include Ministerial (Chairman) and Deputy-Minister (Secretary of the FMB Comptroller General/Deputy Head) chronos, program reviews, internal conference materials, records related to government-wide planning, government reorganization and structuring, Senior Management Committee meetings, major government initiatives, such as decentralization and privatization, and devolution of responsibilities to the GNWT from the federal government such as health and social services. There are also files concerning projected funding growth requirements, human resource issues such as Performance Measurement and a review of Income support programs. In addition, there are working files from the FMBS led Affirmative Action Task Group that were responsible for reviewing the GNWT Affirmative Action policy and correspondence, reports, decision papers and draft policy documents from the Labour Relations and Compensation Division concerning the development and review of the GNWT equal employment policy, affirmative action policy and Native Employment Affirmative Action Plan. There are also records related to a FMBS review on the Business Incentive Policy (BIP), correspondence, legal opinions, Memorandum of Understanding between the GNWT and NWT Teachers Association (NWTTA) and court decisions related to the collective bargaining between GNWT and NWTTA. There are also records related to the division of the Northwest Territories and the creation of Nunavut in 1999.
The files from the Labour Relations and Compensation Services division were mostly created when it was part of the Department of Personnel. They comprise planning records and organizational charts as well as operational records relating to collective bargaining and employee benefits, changes to the Public Service Act, staffing appeal regulations, as well as records relating to the negotiations for the 1992 and 1994 Collective Bargaining Agreements between the GNWT and the Union of Northern Workers (UNW). There are also files related to Equal Pay litigation, including research and briefing materials.Northwest Territories. Financial Management Board Secretariat (1980-2006)
The records consist of 0.1 cm of textual records and 76 photographs (black and white prints) that were created by Mitch Jacob during his time in the NWT, primarily in Behchoko (formerly Fort Rae). The textual records consist of Jacob’s mining claims and related materials. The photographs document Jacob’s time and activities in the NWT, and include the tugboat ‘Dease Lake’, barges, dog teams, and prospecting. Communities and locations documented include Behchoko, the Mackenzie River Ramparts, and Fort Fitzgerald, Alberta. The photographs feature Mitch Jacob himself and many members of the Darwish family, particularly Jim Darwish.Jacob, Michael Mechell (Mitch)
This fonds consists of approximately 14 metres of textual records, 1226 b&w and colour photographic prints and slides, 31 audio recordings, and 1 film. Records detail the period just before and inclusive of Stuart Hodgson's term as Commissioner of the Northwest Territories (1967 to 1979), the move of government to the Territory, and the changes in government overtime, including the decentralisation of Territorial Government and the move to Local Government. The fonds also includes some documentation in his later work as Chair of the Canadian Section of the International Joint Commission, BC Ferries, and BC Transit. Records include professional and personal chronos including his entire tenure as Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, as well as correspondence specific to relations with the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (and its later iterations), personal correspondence, public and legislative addresses, issue files during his tenure as Commissioner, planning for Royal visits, Commissioner and Legislative Balls, the NWT Centennial, Arctic Winter Games, community tours, day timers and diaries.Hodgson, Stuart Milton
Records include photographs illustrating the progress of various construction projects carried out primarily in Yellowknife but also in Rocher River, Fort Smith, Coppermine and Fitzgerald, Alberta between 1948 and 1949.Canada. Department of Public Works
This fonds consists of 2 DAT audiocassettes, 2 audio reels and one centimeter of textual material. The two DAT audiocassettes and 2 audio reels contain recordings done by Father Henri Posset. The first recording was made in September 1957. It consists of drumming and chanting taped in Jean Marie River and Fort Franklin, fiddle music from Fort Franklin and various Slavey legends related by Johnny Betseda of Fort Simpson and Jean Marie Punch of Fort Providence. The second recordings with John Tsetso were made on April 1, 1964 in St. Margaret's Hospital at Fort Simpson. In this recording, Tsetso narrates, in Slavey, the first three chapters of his book, "Trapping is my Life", which was published in February 1964. He also relates two other stories about summer and winter. The fonds also contains two letters written by Father Posset which provide some biographical information on Johnny Betseda, John Tsetso and Jean Marie Punch. There is also a typed transcript of an interview between Father Posset and William Nerysoo, Sr., relating to Gwich'in personal names, which was conducted on November 23, 1987.Posset, Henri
Records are comprised of letter from John Rae to Mr. Hyde Clarke, signed and dated, 2 Addison Gdns. [London], 25 April, 1877, extending an invitation to Rae's lecture at the Royal Institute.
The photographs primarily document the building and usage of the tugboat 'Thunder River'. This boat was built by John J Lengyel, Chester Lengyel, Roy Erickson, and Mike (surname unknown), most likely between 1945 and 1947. The tugboat was 57 feet long, had a 12-foot beam, and twin 160 horsepower engines. It was involved in towing barges across Great Slave Lake. It was also involved in moving infrastructure from the former Canol Project south sometime between 1947 and 1949. This most likely occurred along the Mackenzie River between Norman Wells and Hay River in the summer of 1949. In 1950, the ‘Thunder River’ was listed for sale from Hay River.
A handful of photographs document John J Lengyel's daughter Joan in a toboggan behind a dog team.Lengyel, John
The majority of the slides depict community life and residents of the communities of Fort Rae (Behchoko), Fort Providence, and Fort Simpson. There are also a few images from other communities in the NWT and several images depicting Dene children visiting Calgary on a field trip called "Operation Dogrib" organized by Emile and Evalyn Gautreau.Gautreau, Emile
This fonds consists of approximately 1100 photographs, 12 cm of textual material and 4 maps relating primarily to John Russell's survey work as a Dominion Land Surveyor in Northern Alberta and in the Northwest Territories. The photo albums document specific surveys that Russell worked on and most contain detailed captions and narrative describing survey events and conditions. A number of the remaining photographs, originally mounted on photo pages, appear to be from a file labeled "1924 Great Slave Lake; 1925 Peace River-Hay River-Great Slave Lake-towards Great Bear Lake; 1926 Wood Buffalo Park in Alberta and Northwest Territories; 1927 Aerial Photography, Comorant Lake to Wood Buffalo Park." Images feature the people and communities within these regions. The textual records consist of a series of draft articles entitled: "Charting our Northern Waterways in Sub-Zero Temperatures" and "A Surveyor's Impression of Northern Canada, Parts I, II, III;" a description of Marian River and Lakes between Great Slave Lake and Great Bear Lake; lists of plants, insects, dipteral and lepidopteron specimens collected by Russell on his surveys; and a history of Wood Buffalo Park. Other textual records include "The Ballad of the Ptarmigan," a poem removed from the 1925 Peace River photo album, an initial draft of "A Surveyor's Impression of Northern Canada," a bound Daily Journal from April 23 to September 30, 1925 which documents the Peace River survey and a notebook containing Russell's writings. The maps consist of a 1928 Department of Interior map of Hay River; a map fragment of Great Slave Lake that was annotated with Russell's 1921 survey comments; two maps which remain in the 1922 Athabasca-Great Slave Lake photo album; a map of Great Slave Lake, a map of Fort Resolution to Fort Reliance which is also annotated with Russell's survey notes and a Department of Interior map of the Mackenzie and Slave Rivers. There are a few aerial photographs and images of subject matter not related to the Northwest Territories and Russell's surveying expeditions.Russell, John
This fonds consists of 127 photographs in print, glass plate and negative format. 111 negatives and 15 corresponding prints provide a pictorial record primarily of Jones' travels along the Mackenzie valley and north. Few are identified at this time although locations indicated include Fort Resolution, Fort Norman, Arctic Red River, Fort Good Hope, Coppermine and the environs of Yellowknife. The images include views of the "Distributor" (ship), traditional Dene and Inuit shelters, including snow houses, traditional Dene and Inuit clothing, dog teams, ice fishing, fish drying racks, oxen plowing and drawing logs, horse drawn carriages, hides being stretched, a Northern Trading Company store interior and a closeup of beadwork designs. In addition, there is a scenic view of the Mackenzie River.Jones, Henry
Records are comprised of four pages of transcripts and research notes in English and French containing the names of the first students that attended Sacred Heart Residential School in Fort Providence between 1867 and 1878. The Sacred Heart (Sacre-Coeur) school, established by the Grey Nuns, was the first school in the Mackenzie District. Many of the names in the school register, such as Beaulieu and Bouvier, indicate that the children were of Metis descent.Sacred Heart Residential School (Fort Providence, NT)
The textual records consist of a typewritten handbook entitled 'Material for Minister's Handbook' dated December 1965. The handbook appears to have belonged to Alexander Stevenson and contains information about the organization of the Northern Administration Branch. The handbook provides an overview about the activities of the Finance and Management Advisory Division, Education Division, Engineering Division, Industrial Division, Territorial Division and Welfare Division and includes budgetary information for each division. In addition, there is a copy of the NWT Council Tour, Vol. II (February 29 to March 8, 1968) marked "Alex Stevenson." The material lists all members of the Territorial Council, as well as biographical information about each member. In addition, there are two maps that were originally located in the NWT Council Tour book. One map shows the Territorial Evolution of Canada. It was produced by the Geographical Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. The other map was produced by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Resource Management Division, and shows Mineral Exploration and Mining sites in the Northwest Territories and Yukon Territory. All other Stevenson Accessions transferred to Nunavut.
This fonds consists of 2.05 m of textual records, including some created by the WSCC's predecessor, the Workers' Compensation Board. Records include meeting materials from the Governance Council and the Audit Committee, Minister's and President's Chronos (correspondence), and meeting materials for meetings between the Nunavut and Northwest Territories Ministers responsible for the WSCC. The records also include financial statements, agreements, strategic planning workshop material, survey results, records relating to legislation, and a memorandum on the release of employer safety records under ATIPP.Northwest Territories. Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission
The records from the Corporate Service Division and Governance Council/Executive Services are comprised of minutes, agendas and reports from the Executive Committee, Management Group, Investment Committee, Legislative Review Committee, Audit Committee, Senior Management Committee, Leadership Committee, Major Stakeholders, Occupational Health and Safety Committee, Planning Committee, Northern Options Committee, Policy Review Committee and Operations Committee, and meetings with the Minister and Joint Ministers. Records also include some incoming and outgoing correspondence of the President and Minister Responsible, briefing notes, an Information Systems strategic plan for 2002-2004, and a file relating to the legal action taken by the families of workers who died in the 1992 Giant Mine explosion. In addition, there are records of meetings of the Board of Directors and its successor the Governance Council, as well as their subcommittees.
There are also records from the Policy, Planning & Evaluation and Communications & Information divisions, including communications strategies, program evaluation and organizational review files, action plans, Public Image Committee files, promotional materials, stakeholder relations plans, reports on proposed programs and assessment rates, copies of the "Reflections" publication, board directives, and correspondence regarding board appointments. There are also records regarding the planning and organization of events held by the Workers' Compensation Board to promote and educate the public on workplace safety. Records also include Corporate Plans (2004-2006, 2006-2008) and Annual Reports, which include an incomplete set of annual reports from the Workmen's Compensation Administration, the predecessor of the Workers' Compensation Board.
Records from the Legal Services division include files related to the Workers' Compensation Board Review Panel; legislative reviews of the Workers' Compensation Act, as well as its related ordinance and regulations; a WCB legislative proposal related to the Years Maximum Insurable Remuneration (YMIR); development of regulations for the Assessment Division; and files tracking Mine Health and Safety Act mandated inspector appointments. Records also relate to the Joint Mine Occupational Health and Safety Legislation Committee, the operation of the Renewable Resource Harvester Program, and the Operational Health and Safety amalgamation with WCB (1996). The records also include Board meeting minutes from November 17-20, 1992 on cassette tape and a ministerial discussion paper.
Records relating to the NWT Regional Operations Mine Inspector's office include mine inspector reports and incident/accident reports for mines in the Yellowknife area. There are eight brochures and pamphlets on programs and information from 1982-1984, covering information on workers' compensation for employees, employers and hunters and trappers; first aid training and a safety incentive program. There are copies of the Mine Rescue Review newsletter produced by the Workers' Compensation Board as well.
From the Prevention Services division, there are records regarding safety education and safety education program evaluation, as well as reports detailing divisional objectives.
Records also include the results of a Client Services Delivery audit; review and evaluation of the SIRR (Safety Incentive Rate Reduction Program); a Final Report on the WCB by the Chief Commissioner; a report on injured workers that was prepared by Avery Cooper; strategic planning and corporate planning material; program reviews; a copy of an operational review of the WCB; records on the Workers' Compensation Board Safety Education program; a policy issue file on pre-1977 pensions; records on proposed and actual changes to the WCB as a result of division between Nunavut and the Northwest Territories; and records relating to the amalgamation of Occupational Health and Safety from the Department of Safety and Public Services with the WCB.Northwest Territories. Workers' Compensation Board (1977-2008)
This fonds consists of approximately 16.7 meters of textual material from the Department of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. These records include materials from four major program areas: the Directorate; Energy, Policy and Economic Analysis; Regional Planning; and Mineral Development. The records include Deputy Minister level chronos; strategic planning documents; planning document related to petroleum resource management; energy conservation promotion; the transfer of the Northern Canada Power Corporation (NCPC) to the GNWT; work with communities and regions to achieve sustainable resource development such as the Development Impact Zone Committees (DIZ's); legislation and policy development; the negotiation, management and evaluation of the Economic Development Agreement (EDA), in particular the mining or mineral portion of the agreement.
There are also committee files pertaining to the EDA from the Policy Committee, Management Committee, Minerals Management Committee, Audit and Evaluation Committee, Communications Management Committee, Coordinating Committee, Programme Evaluation Management Committee and Information Committee. In addition, there is a Guide to Legislation that was developed by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). This fonds also includes Ministerial Briefing Books and Northern Oil and Gas Action Program (NOGAP) project proposals, progress reports from GNWT departments and evaluations of NOGAP. The remaining files concern indigenous peoples' land claims including the Gwich'in claim, the Sahtu claim, and the Nunavut land claim as proposed and developed by Tungavik Federation of Nunavut (TFN). Other files relate to territorial park proposals.
Included also are approximately 70 cm of project files and reports from EMPR and its predecessor Energy, Mines and Resources Secretariat. The project files relate to the Norman Wells pipeline project, Beaufort Sea Environmental Assessment , Borealis Exploration (Roche Bay Magnetitie Project) and the Baffinland iron project at Mary River. The reports and guides cover the mineral, oil and gas, mining and exploration and energy sectors, as well as legislation affecting exploration and mining. There is also a guide/dictionary of growth management strategies.Northwest Territories. Department of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (1989-1996)