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Richard Van Camp's Three Feathers movie to be filmed in 4 languages.

Actors starring in Three Feathers, a film based on a graphic novel by Fort Smith, N.W.T., author Richard Van Camp, will be learning more than their lines as shooting gets underway this week in the community.

The movie is being made in four languages: English, Chipewyan, South Slavey and Bush Cree, and the same performers will be reciting their lines in all four.

"What we are doing is actually creating four movies, one in each language," said Brent Kaulback with the South Slave Divisional more

Saturday April 9th - Spring Carnival Volunteers needed to help out with the following events:


Poker Run

Tea Boiling

Log Saw

Log Throw

Egg Toss

Tarp Pull

Snow Shoe Raceread more

The 2016 Deh Cho Bison Jamboree is all set to run from March 30 to April 3rd.

According to a schedule of events released by the jamboree organizers, the weekend includes mini carnival games, community bingo, a bake sale, talent shows and handgames, as well as youth activities and adult traditional games.

There will also be snowmobile drag races and a community barbeque on April 3rd.

The recreation centre is looking for volunteers to help with the more

Seal skin mittens are renowned for both their beauty, and warmth. Participants in this weekend long workshop will get to try their hand at using traditional materials such as: seal skin, rabbit fur, moose hide, and sinew. Each participant will walk away from the workshop with their very own pair of beautiful seal skin mittens.

Registration fee: $200.00 

Instructor Bio:

Originally from the hamlet of Ulukhaktok, NT, Brenda now calls Fort Smith home. Brenda is a traditional artist with a passion for Inuit style clothing and sewing projects. Brenda has been working more

You’re invited! Please join us for a pancake and sausage breakfast! Renew your membership or sign up, and receive your breakfast for free! Individual, senior, family and business memberships are available. Breakfast for non-members: $7.00/per person  read more

Experience the history of Smith’s Landing First Nation with this stunning, photo exhibit featuring two hundred photographs from multiple collections. Explore photos of Elders, local landmarks and much more, with photographs ranging from 1860—1970. Please join us for the launch of this exhibit, Wednesday, March 02 at 7:00 PM. Coffee and tea will be served. Exhibit dates: March 02, 2016 – April 29, more more

Two New Funding Opportunities

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation is proud to kick-off its fourth call for applications for the TD Michaëlle Jean Bursaries. Launched in 2013 by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and TD Bank Group, the program offers up to $10,000 to a new generation of leaders seeking mentorship and training on how to use

The NACC Mentorship Series starts this week!

from March 24th - May 28th


The Northern Arts & Cultural Centre Mentorship Program has been designed to help local emerging artists launch their careers by providing both business and artistic support. The program strives to facilitate the exchange of ideas, knowledge and skills, leading to an excellent market-ready product to take on tour to audiences outside the NWT.  

Through the mentee program, artists have the opportunity to participate more

The NLMCC in partnership with High TEA is putting together a community art exhibit to be shown through the month of May (exact exhibition date has not been chosen yet).  All genres of art are welcome in the show, but there is a request that any submissions have not been shown publicly before in another art exhibit/show.

Genre examples include: jewellery, pottery, quilting, acrylic, water colour, fabric free form, embroidery, knitting, wood work, metalwork, stained glass, tufting, fish scale art, photography, etc. All artistic creations are welcome in this exhibit. more

Are you an artist looking for more avenues to sell your art?

Apply to have a booth at the Yellowknife Farmer's Market!

Deadline to apply is Sunday, March 20th

Apply online at more

Call for volunteers - Burn on the Bay 2016: Balance


Burners and friends of burners of YK! The annual Burn on the Bay approaches. Please feel free to SHARE this call for volunteers with anyone you might think would be interested. The theme of this year's structure is BALANCE. 


There are three options to help out -- you can do one or many!


1) BUILDING Balance happens this weekend (March 12-13) across from the Snow Castle on Yellowknife Bay. Your build team leads are Lachlan MacLean (engineer extraordinaire) and Missy Chenard ( more

Kiri's Piano on Community TV


Northwestel Community TV is very pleased to present Yellowknife director France Benoit's film "Kiri's Piano" (2014) this week on YK Ch 709. Based on a James Kellaghan song of the same title, the film is set on the BC coast during the early years of WW2, but was shot entirely in Yellowknife.

It tells the story of one woman’s sacrifice while rampant prejudice tears her Japanese Canadian family apart during the Second World War. Kiri’s once joyful piano music turns bitter when forced relocation and internment take away more

The 2016 Canada Day Challenge is launched! The Challenge is a great opportunity for Canadian youth between 8 and 18 years of age to express their creativity and their pride in Canada.

Deadline is April 1, 2016

Again this year, the challenge offers youth the chance to participate in three exciting categories:


  • DRAW IT! Draw, paint, and sketch! Youth can draw inspiration from Canada's past and present to create a colourful poster design.


  • SNAP IT! Youth can use their smartphones or digital cameras and submit
  • more


The Art Ex Festival Corporation is seeking artist’s submissions for Art Ex 2016 proposed projects and/or workshops. 

Art Ex is a weekend visual arts festival being held September 30th to October 2nd, 2016 in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. 

Visual artists working in all media are invited to submit proposed activities for Art Ex 2016.  Artists may want to consider the following: exhibitions, art talks, hands-on workshops for children, youth and adults, more

Submit an application to play Break Out West Festival,Thursday, October 13th, 2016 in Regina, SK. 

Submissions Close: Midnight CST on Monday, March 21th, 2016


•  Instructions for Submitting An Entry:

            •  Submission to the festival does not guarantee acceptance.
            •  Festival applicants must submit at least three professionally recorded songs for adjudication.
            •  There are no release date requirements for the submitted festival material.
            •  All submissions are accepted online more

End of the Road Music Festival This Weekend March 4 - 6, 2016 in Inuvik!


  •  starting with a Talent Show from 9 – 11pm on Friday  for 19 years and older and featuring Delta Flood, Fagan Furlong and JJ Lavallee and Canadian Country Music Award winning band  “Hey Romeo” from 11- 2am.  Doors open at 8pm for registration with a $ 10.00 admission fee.  Cash prizes available!


  •  On Saturday afternoon there will be free music workshops at several locations followed by a wet dance Saturday from 9 – 2pm at the Midnight Sun Rec Complex
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Bit by bit, Northern author Richard Van Camp’s newest production is coming together in Fort Smith.

The film adaptation of the graphic novel Three Feathers – a tale of restorative justice for three teenaged boys based on a true story – will start filming at the end of March and finally, the cast list has been announced.

“It’s a really new and exciting project for all of us,” said Brent Kaulback, a producer on the project. “We’ve got our production crew who are again, Fort Smith or Northwest Territories people, so it really is becoming a Fort Smith production in that sense. more

It’s hardly a surprise that entrepreneur Brenda Dragon is turning to her roots to start up a new business in the fur industry.

A trapper’s daughter raised in Fort Smith by mother Jane and late father David, she remembers being encouraged to stuff fur into her winter gear, an added layer of warmth to protect her from the harsh elements of the subarctic winter.

This month Dragon is sharing the tradition with numbed extremities across Canada as she launches a new line of hand and foot warmers made from small swaths of sheared beaver, to be distributed under the brand Aurora more

The Thebacha Nane Traditional Men's Hand Games Tournament will be taking place at the community recreation centre March 12 to 13.

The tournament, with an allocation of six people per team, will have cash prizes for top three finishes.  Registration for the tournament closes March more

Willie Thrasher is coming home.

The musician, born in Aklavik, hasn't been back to the Beaufort Delta in 30 years and will be returning on Feb. 22 as part of the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre's Native North America tour.

The album was nominated for a 2016 Grammy and features indigenous artists from both the United States and Canada who were popular from 1966 to 1985 and beyond.

"The music is the same Willie as before," Thrasher told News/North. "We'll just be enjoying the music and having fun with the crowd."

Kevin Howes, who produced the compilation more