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Records include files related to policy, public relations, and departmental organization; licensing of tourist lodges and outfitters; production and marketing of arts and crafts; and industrial establishments such as sawmills and the Hay River Furniture Plant. The files were managed by the Central Registry. Some records were created by the department's predecessors: the Department of Economic Development, the Department of Industry and Development, and related federal programs.

Records include meeting minutes, correspondence, and brochures from the NWT Hotels Association, Keewatin Tourism Committee, Northern Frontier Country Tourism Committee and the Arctic Coast Tourism Zone Association.

Northwest Territories. Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Tourism and Parks division

Records include policy files, reports and studies, correspondence, and case files related to tourism, co-ops, arts and crafts, community stores and other business, and loan programs. The files were held by the Central Registry and include some records created by the department's predecessors, including the Department of Economic Development, the Department of Industry and Development, and records from the federal government.

Records include settlement files and files relating to departmental administration from the Directorate series (60 Block); files relating to camps and lodges from the Tourism series (61 Block); files relating to the operations of co-ops and arts and crafts projects, from the Economic and Industrial series (62 Block); and files documenting applications to the Eskimo Loan Fund from the Loans and Grants series (69 block). The bulk of the records concern the Keewatin region. These records were originally part of the Central Registry system and primarily administered by the Department of Industry and Development. The majority of the records were created by the Department of Industry and Development (1967-1972) and the Department of Economic Development (1973-1976), with the exception of the Eskimo Loan Fund files which were created by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (1977-1995).

Records are from the Central Registry system, Economic and Industrial Series (62 Block) and include files relating to Co-operatives, Arts and Crafts, Business Development, Foods, Settlements, Project Operations, Companies, Forestry, Marketing, Agricultural and Industrial Development and Financial Planning.

Records include files from the Employment Division series (67 Block) of the Central Registry filing system and include committee records, community employment files, liaison with local industry files, liaison with other government agencies, local initiatives program files, Eskimo relocation files, apprenticeship program files, Manpower Needs Committee files, Employment of Native Northerners files, training programme files and monthly regional reports.

Northwest Territories. Department of Local Government (1967-1986)

The records include files from the Directorate series (60 Block) of the Central Registry filing system and include policy files, organization and evaluation files, training files, long-range planning files, reports for headquarters and regional offices, conference and committee files, settlement files, materials related to the Council of the Northwest Territories and Commissioners tours. In addition, there are records relating to organizations involved in economic development in the north and files related to the Mackenzie Highway Committee and the Mackenzie Pipeline initiative.

Northwest Territories. Department of Industry and Development (1967-1973)

Records are from the Tourism series (61 Block) of the Central Registry system and include files on the development of the tourism industry in the Northwest Territories, such as administration, promotion, research and development. The files include copies of the Explorer's Guide, and records related to promotion efforts, fishing and hunting lodges.

Included among the files is information concerning the development of a tourism strategy for the Northwest Territories, pamphlets outlining fishing and hunting regulations, reports on Commissioners' tours, general information about the communities and attractions in the Northwest Territories. The records were produced by the Government of the Northwest Territories, the federal government, outfitters, tour operators and lodges concerned with promoting travel in the Northwest Territories.

Canada. Census Branch
N-1992-260 · Accession · 1872

The record is comprised of a handwritten one page census report for 1871 'Statement of the Indian population of the Mackenzie River District', listing total numbers of Indian (Indigenous) residents by Men/Women/Children (boy/girl). Posts reported include: Youcon [Yukon], LaPierre's House, Peel River, Fort Good Hope, Fort Norman, Bear Lake, Fort Nelson, Fort Liard, Fort Simpson, Fort Providence, Hay River, Fort Resolution and Fort Rae.

Canada. Census Branch
John Day
N-1988-005 · Accession · [1937-1939]
Part of John Day fonds

102 prints were housed in a photo album. Many of the images depict Day's 1938 trip by boat from Athabasca to Yellowknife. Other images show Yellowknife in the late 1930s, Negus and Cominco camps and construction crews at Prosperous Lake, mine sites and locations such as Fort Fitzgerald, Waterways and Fort Smith.

June Helm
N-1996-010 · Accession · [1955-1971] copied 1996, 2002
Part of June Helm fonds

Records include audio recordings that June Helm and her research associates - including Nancy O. Lurie, David M. Smith and George Tharp - made with a number of northern aboriginal people. The recordings are of Tlicho (Dogrib), Slavey and Chipewyan people, and include notable leaders such as Chief Jimmy Bruneau and Naedzo the Bear Lake Prophet. The recordings include stories, personal messages, songs, interviews and linguistic data. The recordings also include an interview of June Helm that was recorded and aired on CBC in 1965. The dates of the other recordings are 1955, 1962, 1967, 1969, 1970 and 1971. The 23 original master audio reels and 10 original master audio cassettes were reformatted to CD (24 bit SDII files) in 2002.

G-1999-013 · Accession · 1979-1983
Part of Northwest Territories. Financial Management Board Secretariat fonds

Records relate to the Intergovernmental Committee on Federal/Territorial Financial Relations from 1981-1984. There are briefing notes, preparation material and reports from this committee. There are also Main Estimates from 1979-1980 for the following GNWT departments: Local Government, Public Works and Highways, Personnel, Social Services, Economic Development and Tourism, Finance, Education, Health and Planning and Program Evaluation.

Northwest Territories. Financial Management Board Secretariat. Financial Planning division
G-1999-015 · Accession · 1963-1971
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of the Territorial Secretary fonds

The files were part of the Central Registry System (80 Block, 81 Block, 82 Block and 85 Block) and cover a variety of topics, including directives and policies, arrangements for Council sessions, travel for Council members, Territorial Legislation Policy, elections, monthly reports from the regions, staff meetings and ordinances.

N-2010-003 · Accession · [1983-1994]

These photographs are of people and events in a variety of Northwest Territories communities from the North Slave, South Slave and Sahtu regions, with a large number of images from the Tlicho region. Subjects include traditional camp activities, harvesting, community celebrations, and portraits.

Carseen, Dorothy
A.W.R. Carrothers
N-2004-007 · Accession · 1965-1966

The photographs document A.W.R. Carrothers' travels while head of the Advisory Commission on the Development of Government in the Northwest Territories in August 1965 and March 1966. The photographs, which were taken in Iqaluit, Cambridge Bay, Detah, Tuktoyaktuk, Inuvik and other communities, document meeting sessions, aerial and other scenic views of the communities, Inuit and Dene families, including children. Transportation to meetings by way of canoe, boat, jet, floatplane, or trolley by commission delegates and stakeholders alike is a main theme. There are children at play photographs which include scenes at a playground and a baseball game. There are also photographs of youth playing billiards at a recreation centre. Featured in the Detah photographs is Chief Jimmy Bruneau. John Parker can be seen in many of the photographs. Two churches are featured, St. Georges in Cambridge Bay and the Saint Peter Roman Catholic stone church at Kugaaruk.

N-1993-004 · Accession · 1991-1993
Part of Inuvialuit Social Development Program fonds

The textual material is made up of one copy of the final report on the Yukon North Slope Cultural Resources Survey and English and Inuvialuktun transcriptions and translations of the interviews. A short biography of the people interviewed is contained in the final report. The audiocassettes contain recordings of 29 interviews. The Inuvialuit elders interviewed were: Persis Gruben, Charlie Gruben, Christina Klengenberg, Diamond Klengenberg, Bessie Wolki, Emmanuel Felix, Peter Rufus, Jonah Carpenter, Jimmy Jacobson, Agnes Gruben White, Raymond Mangelana, Ishmael Alunik, Rhoda Allen, Martha Henry, Jean Arey, Fred Inglangasuk, Sarah Meyook, Alex Gordon, Dora Malegana, Emma Edwards, Lily Lipscombe, Kathleen Hansen and David Roland. The interviews were conducted in the Northern Yukon National Park, Qikiqtaryuk (Herschel Island) and the Mackenzie Delta. Interviews were also recorded at Arvarqvik (Roland Bay), Babbage River, Backhouse River, Coal Mine Lake, Firth River, Kay Point, Kinnaq (King Point), Kittigaryuit (Kittigazuit), Mumaluk Spit, Niaqulik Point (Head Point), Qamaqaq, Qargialuk (Ptarmigan Bay), Running River, Sheep Creek, Shinikruaq, Tapqaq (Shingle Point), Whale Bay and Yuuqyaaq. The interviews focused upon Inuvialuit land use in the Mackenzie Delta and Yukon North Slope. Subjects depicted include fishing, hunting, whaling, relations between the Inuvialuit and the whalers, fur traders and missionaries, Inuvialuit spiritual beliefs and the construction of DEW Line sites in the Delta.