Ptarmigan Inn Wins NWTHRC 2015 Accessibility Award

Congratulations to The Ptarmigan Inn of Hay River, the 2015 NWT Human Rights Commission Accessibility Award winner. The Accessibility Award is presented annually to an organization in recognition of its efforts to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities. Terry Denischuck accepts the 2015 Accessibility Award from Commission Chair Charles Dent on behalf of the Ptarmigan Inn … Read more

Comprehensive Review Findings

NWT Human Rights Commission Releases Comprehensive Review Findings A comprehensive review of the NWT Human Rights Commission has recommended the NWT move away from the current adversarial (court-like) process to one that is characterized as restorative. The review team also made a number of recommendations for changes to the structure, process and legislation currently in place. … Read more

The NWT Human Rights Commission presents Award-Winning Hip-Hop Artist KASP

As part of their tenth anniversary celebrations, the NWT Human Rights Commission presents Rob “KASP” Sawan, an award-winning Aboriginal musician who will be giving motivational talks and performances to youth in communities across the NWT. KASP will be performing in the following communities: HAY RIVER at the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre Monday, October 27 BEHCHOKO at the Cultural … Read more

Canadian Human Rights Agencies Call for Action

The Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) urges the Government of Canada to work with Aboriginal peoples’ organizations to develop and implement a national action plan that would focus on addressing and preventing the root causes of violence against Aboriginal women and girls, including poverty and systemic discrimination. It further calls on the Government to establish an … Read more