Yellowknife MLA candidates to speak to indigenous issues at Dene Nahjo’s election forum November 4-5th
November 2, 2015, Yellowknife, NWT: Dene Nahjo is hosting a forum for Yellowknife candidates in the upcoming territorial election focused on issues important to Indigenous people across the territory.
The forum will take place November 4 and 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre in Yellowknife, 5011 - 51 Street. All 22 candidates have agreed to participate.
Due to the volume of candidates running for seats in Yellowknife, the forum will be split up over two evenings and candidates have been asked to participate at only one event. The evenings will be divided based on districts so that candidates running in the same district will be featured on the same night.
The format will consist of an equal time with pre-determined questions drawn at random followed by time for questions asked from the floor and over social media.
Questions were drafted by Dene Nahjo as well as submitted by various individuals and organizations across the territory, and deal with the following themes: education, land claims, water, protected areas, governance, arts and culture, women, corrections, the economy, food security, child and family services, addictions, housing and homelessness, language and employment.
Media are invited to attend and broadcast the event. There will be time allotted after closing statements for members of the media to interview candidates.