HIPPY, Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters, Yellowknife is thrilled to celebrate its 4th HIPPY Graduation this June! Graduation Day is the most awaited event of the year, marking the culmination of a year filled with learning, teaching, and skill-building. This day is dedicated to acknowledging and honouring the hard work and energy families have invested in the program,… Read more.
Canadian Multiculturalism Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the inclusivity and acceptance of values that define Canada as a nation. Multiculturalism Day holds a deep personal significance for me, rooted in both my immigration journey and my work with new immigrants, refugees, and other newcomers to Canada. As an immigrant, I understand the challenges and joys of adapting to a new… Read more.
We're thrilled to introduce our new project called Early Words!  Early Words, a program by the Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation, connects healthcare providers with resources that will help families to foster early literacy skills. By providing evidence-based training, developed with literacy and healthcare experts like the Canadian Paediatric Society, Early Words aims to strengthen early… Read more.
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” ― Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers) I am very excited about the theme for NWT Literacy Week this year, “Literacy and Play”! At the NWT Literacy Council, we think that play is important for everyone, no matter their age, and that play teaches us… Read more.
Meet the local artist who designed the NWTLC's recent colouring pages to celebrate Black Excellence in the North. Inemesit Essien Graham has been a guest in Somba K'e, the traditional home of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, for 17 years. She is a writer, anti-racism educator, personal trainer and group fitness instructor, and visual and spoken word artist of West African descent from the… Read more.
Taalrumiq is an Inuvialuit and Gwich’in Fashion Designer, Artist and Digital Content Creator originally from Tuktuuyaqtuuq, whose work is inspired by and highlights Inuvialuit culture, language and history.  February is Indigenous Languages Month in the NWT. According to the GNWT, “This is a month to celebrate the diverse Indigenous languages in the Northwest Territories and to encourage… Read more.
Drin Gwiinzih! Niniin ganjit sho ihtlee. Heart of the Yukon, Keno City, Elsa, Mayo qwats'at ihtlee. Na'aa Effie Mullin-Vittrekwa vagi, Teetlit Zheh gwats'at din cho. Shitsuu Annie Vittrekwa-Doe vagi. Tia'ah Kris Pavlovich vagi, Keno City gwats'at din cho. Yellowknife Dan Gwitchin. Mayo Gwichin ihtlee. Gwiinzih adik' anyotih. Nidivee Gouzo. Hai Cho! Good day. It's good to see you. I’m Cynthia… Read more.
We are excited to join in celebrating Black Excellence this month with a few fun giveaways! The 2024 theme for Black History Month is: “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build”. This theme celebrates the rich past, and present contributions and accomplishments, of Black people in Canada and internationally, while aspiring to embrace new opportunities for the future. … Read more.
As a little kid, I remember visiting my Granny and Grandpa’s house [1]. The woodstove would be on, a large bowl of bògǫǫ̀ [2] would be on the table, and there was always lots of laughter. My ears would perk up at the sound of Tłı̨chǫ Yatıı̀ being spoken. My Granny had even nicknamed me “smiley”, I was always so happy to be in that house, sitting, listening, even if I didn’t know what was… Read more.
This is the third installment in our annual holiday book recommendations blog series. Each year we have so much fun thinking about the books to recommend for gifts or for putting on your own to-be-read list. You can check out part one here and part two here. You Come from the Stars by Tanya Snow The book I’d like to gift this year is You Come from the Stars, written by Tanya Snow and… Read more.