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Celebrating Northern Women / A Century of Achievement Conference

Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife NT March 7-9, 2011

Conference Final Report

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Conference Themes will focus on:

Evening Reception – Art and Music

Day 1 – Gender Based Analysis & Human Rights

Day 2 – Leadership, Non Traditional Occupations and Health and Wellness

Conference Soundtrack List (click here)


Evening Reception:
Click here to see the livestream part one
Click here to see the livestream part two

Day 1:
Opening & Welcome Remarks (livestream)
Meditation and Self Care - Rai Brown (livestream)
Gener-Based Analysis (GBA)Keynote - Karen Craggs (livestream 1, livestream 2)

Wise Women Awards (livestream) Click here to see their webpage and program

GBA Workshop - Karen Craggs
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Click here to see "Because I am a women from the NWT..." statments

Women and Human Rights - Therese Boullard
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Click here for Chronology of Human Rights

Evening Entertainment

Day 2:
Lighting of Qulliit - Rassi Nashalik

Respect, Inclusion and Equality - Anne Tyrie (livestream)
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Women In Non-Traditional Occupations
Annemieke Mulders: Status of Women Council (presentation)
Sarah Tautuaqjuk: NWMOG Student
Ramona Fordy: Fort Resolution Trapper
Hillary Jones: Mine Training Society

Women's Health and Wellness
Sandra Malcom: GNWT Health & Social Services (presentation)
Lori Twissell: Stanton Hospital
Amy Lea: GNWT Health & Social Services (presentation)
Nancy Cymbalisty: NWT BH/BC Action Group

Women in Leadership (Non-Government Panel)
Kristen Carthew: Taiga Camp
Mary Lou Cherwary: Northern Territories Federation of Labour
Arlene Hache: Centre for Northern Families, Order of Canada and Past Wise Woman

Women in Leadership (Government Panel)
Amanda Mallon: Yellowknife City Councilor
Sandy Lee: Minister Territorial Government
Lisa McLoed: Commonwealth Woman Parliamentarian
Myrna Driedger: Vice-Chair, Commonwealth Woman Parliamentarian
Nora Wedzin: Bechoko

Using Your Voice - Leela Gilday (livestream)
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Click here for song lyrics

Roundtable Discussions and Recommendations - Karen Willy (livestream 1, livestream 2)

Closing Prayer - Besha Blondin

Evening Entertainment


The Council would like to thank their sponsors for their support:

Department of the Executive

  • Kate Dooley
  • Aurora Sensations
  • Videoland
  • Aurora Decorating Center Ltd.
  • Rio Tinto
  • Boston Pizza
  • Inspired