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127 · Fonds · 1970

This fonds consists of copies of the typed minutes of the Hamlet Council meetings held February 25, 1970 and November 18, 1970. It includes the Accounts Payable for November 30, 1970 and a copy of By-law 12.

Fort Simpson (NT)
128 · Fonds · 1959-1967

This fonds consists of mimeographed copies of typed minutes from meetings of the following: Advisory Committee of the Local Improvement District of Fort Smith (November 1959 to March 1964); Council of the Corporation of the Village of Fort Smith (April 1964 to September 1966); Council of the Corporation of the Town of Fort Smith, (October 1966 to December 1966). In addition, there is a copy of a brief: "The Choice of a Capital for the Northwest Territories," dated November 1965.

Fort Smith (NT)
178 · Fonds · [1982-1983]

This fonds consists of 0.7 cm of textual records. This material includes a brief history of the Inuvik Dene Band, potential business ventures and an evaluation of proposals. It appears as though this package of material was to be used as an agenda for a meeting with representatives of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs and Canada Oil and Gas Lands Administration (COGLA).

Inuvik Dene Band Council
196 · Fonds · 1972

This fonds consists of one file of minutes from the Fort Resolution Settlement Council from March 20, 1972 to May 9, 1972.

Fort Resolution (NT)
Claire Barnabe fonds
219 · Fonds · 1921-1936, 1964-1980

The fonds consists of records created by Claire Barnabe during her career as a teacher, hospitality worker, and settlement administrator in the Northwest Territories and includes personal correspondence, campaign material, interview transcripts, writings, 1970 autobiography, newspaper clippings, Port Burwell reports, correspondence, and history, Repulse Bay reports and correspondence, and Norman Wells correspondence and Settlement Council Minutes. The fonds also includes photographs of Fort Franklin (Deline), Fort Providence, Norman Wells, Hay River, Fort Good Hope, Arctic Red River (Tsiigehtchic), Aklavik, Cambridge Bay, Port Burwell, and Repulse Bay (Naujaat). The fonds has been divided into three series: Photographs, Personal, and Settlement records.

Barnabe, Claire
235 · Fonds · 1931-1982

This fonds consists of 65 cm of textual records relating to the administration of Hay River dating from 1931 to 1982. The records consist of mimeographed copies of typed minutes of meetings from the following: Local Board of Trustees of the Hay River Administrative District, from January 1952 to July 1953; the Council of the Municipal District of Hay River, from August 1953 to December 1963; and the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Hay River, from January 1964 to 1982. The material also includes by-laws, budgets, financial statements and reports. In addition, there are three bound ledger volumes. One volume is labeled "Motor Vehicle Opera[tors] Permits," but actually contains a daily record of water treatment, storage and consumption in Hay River between 1960 and 1971. The second volume is lettered "Applications for Mining Locations," and includes a listing of mining applications from 1931 and a listing of Land occupation permits for Hay River, 1946 to 1950. The third volume, lettered "Applications for Mining Locations - Northwest Territories and Yukon Branch," contains a listing of Land occupation permits for Hay River, 1944 to 1954. These ledgers would at one time have been controlled by the Northern Administration Branch of the federal Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. There are no minutes for 1969, 1971-1972, or 1974-1977.

Hay River (NT)
269 · Fonds · 1920-2005

This fonds consists of approximately 1.15 m of textual material, 60 maps, 3 architectural plans and 84 photographs generated by the Local Trustee Board, Municipal District of Yellowknife, Town of Yellowknife, and the City of Yellowknife between 1940 and 2005.

The textual materials, which date from 1940 to 2005, include Local Trustee Board/City Council meeting minutes, correspondence files, Centennial Committee records, licenses, Yellowknife Board of Trade records, and by-laws. Subject files also include road construction, hospital construction, health and welfare, taxes, elections, federal funding, lot development, budgets, infrastructure development and the construction of housing. There are records from the Town's Planning Committee including budget information, utility franchise information, and records relating to town planning and zoning. A select number of municipal financial statements can also be found within this fonds.

This fonds also contains a select number of reports commissioned by the city and presented to council on issues such as the Yellowknife School District and water and sewage systems. Also included are reports delivered by the City of Yellowknife Heritage Committee, a committee funded directly by the City of Yellowknife. These records include "Policy for the Preservation and Development of Yellowknife's Heritage Resources," prepared by the Yellowknife Heritage Committee (1986), and a copy of the pamphlet entitled "Four Walking Tours of Yellowknife Old Town" (1987). As well, there are several reports authored between 2001-2005 documenting abandoned or demolished Yellowknife buildings as well as an inventory of New Town Historical Buildings.

The cartographic materials consist of maps of Yellowknife, development plans for Frame Lake and the capital site, street lighting plans, plans for water and sewage services, and zoning plans.

There are also architectural plans documenting the renovation of City Hall in 1969.

The graphic content, dating from 1920-1973, depicts meetings of the Municipal Council, municipal buildings, houses and businesses in the town. Buildings depicted include the Gerry Murphy Arena, the Municipal Town Hall, City Hall, the Bellanca Building, St. Patrick's High School, William McDonald High School and Mildred Hall Elementary School. Several photographs feature airplanes operated in Yellowknife by local transportation companies. There are also photographs taken during a dinner attended by Commissioner Stuart Hodgson and Bishop Henry Cook to mark the unveiling of Pilot’s Monument in Yellowknife.

Yellowknife (NT)
330 · Fonds · 1963-1971

This fonds consists of 1.5 meters of textual material. The records include 1.3 meters of text from the Central Registry system (80 Block, 81 Block, 82 Block and 85 Block), dating from 1963 to 1971. These records 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 meeting; and ordinances. This fonds also contains reports from the 1970 and 1971 surveys conducted by the Labour Division and a booklet produced by the Department of the Territorial Secretary explaining Project Surname. The booklet was authored by Abe Okpik, the Project Director, with an introduction by Commissioner Hodgson. Three copies of the booklet are available, one in English, one in syllabics and one in Roman orthography Inuktitut.

Northwest Territories. Department of the Territorial Secretary (1967-1971)
363 · Fonds · 1984-1996, 2012

This fonds consists of textual material from the Office of the Language Commissioner. The material includes five copies of the brochure "The Languages of Our Land" which contains basic information about the purpose and content of the NWT Official Languages Act. The brochures are in the languages of English, French, Cree, Tlicho (Dogrib), Chipewyan, Gwich'in, North Slavey, South Slavey, Inuinnaqtun and Inuvialuktun. In addition there is a copy of the report "The Richness that Language and Culture Brings" which is an Impact Study of Canada-NWT Languages Agreements (1984-1996) and the Aboriginal Languages Directory (2012) and its accompanying References and Citations Companion.

Northwest Territories. Office of the Languages Commissioner
429-S05 · Series · 1961-1971
Part of Glick family fonds

This series contains records arising from J.I. Glick's involvement with local governance in Yellowknife, both as a resident and as a member of the Yellowknife Ratepayers Association and the Town Council. Records include reports submitted to Yellowknife Town Council Meetings (meetings of the Yellowknife Ratepayers Association), meeting minutes, meeting recordings, speaking notes, and correspondence between J.I. Glick and Plains Western Gas and Electric company. The records document a dispute between the Gold Range Hotel Ltd. and Plains Western Gas and Electric Company regarding rates, which Glick brought before the courts and before the Town Council. The records also document a second dispute between J.I. Glick and the Town Council regarding property acquisition through tax sales, including the lots for the Gold Range Hotel.

Glick, Jacob Isaac
Territorial Secretariat
G-1979-003-S05 · Series · 1924-1970
Part of Canada. Northern Administration Branch fonds

This block contains the following series:

  • [500-510] Administration of the N.W.T. - Council
  • [520-529] Municipal Administration - N.W.T. & Y.T.
  • [530-539] Ordinances - N.W.T.
  • [540-549] Justice - Police Services
  • [550-559] Health
  • [560-569] Welfare & Social Services
  • [570-579] [Territorial Secretariat] Misc.
  • [590-599] Liquor, N.W.T.
G-1979-042 · Accession · 1905-1951
Part of Northwest Territories. Legislative Assembly fonds

The records detail the regular and special meetings of the Council of the Northwest Territories from 1921 to 1951 (sessions 1 to 201). There are several parallel series containing minutes, agendas, and attachments, including reports, Orders in Council and Ordinances, correspondence, and occasionally photographs or maps, relating to the agenda items. products of meetings (Orders in Council, Ordinances) of the NWT Council. The first series contains the "official" set of files, including signed minutes for most meetings. Other record sets that cover some the same meetings, but may include different and more attachments, are found in the second and third series: Records of Council Members and Secretary's Files and Session Papers. The Records of Council Members series also includes records of the Advisory Board on Mining Regulations (1922-30). The last two series contain Ordinances and Orders in Council related to the Northwest Territories and associated indices.

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.