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Northern Canada’s Deline, population 500, gets self-governance

 Reuters 21 October 2019

The small Canadian Northwest Territories community of Deline is adjusting to self-rule following a 20-year campaign to regulate its own laws. Its 500 inhabitants achieved independence on 1 September, allowing it to take control of its education, language use, welfare and land planning, among other laws. Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod said Deline was “an inspiration.” (379 Words) - By Ethan Lou

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Council member Morris Neyelle embraces Deline Got'ine chief negotiator Danny Gaudet at a leadership ceremony in Deline, Northwest Territories, Canada.Credit: Reuters/Pat Kane

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Former Deline chief, George Cleary, wears a jacket made of caribou while standing against a drying moose hide in Deline, Northwest Territories, Canada. Credit: Reuters/Pat Kane

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Elders Irene Tetso and Veronica Bayha watch men play handgames at the community hall in in Deline, Northwest Territories, Canada. Credit: Reuters/Pat Kane

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Stanley Ferdinand filets large trout he caught in Great Bear Lake in Deline, Northwest Territories, Canada. Credit: Reuters/Pat Kane


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