Northwest Territories Political History
From 1905 to 1967 the seat of government for the Northwest Territories was located in Ottawa and consisted of a federally appointed Commissioner and his staff. Northerners were rarely consulted before new laws and regulations were enacted. For decades residents of the Northwest Territories had voiced their concerns over having little or no control over how the territory was run.
In 1965 the Territorial Council passed a motion calling on the federal government to review the north's political situation. Resulting in the Carrothers' Commission.
50th Anniversary Events
Activities will be thematically organized around honouring and respecting our past, recognizing the successes of the present, and envisioning the possibilities of the future. The campaign will reflect the capital's role in the community, the territory, and in Canada. Anniversary commemorations will begin with a campaign launch on May 1, 2017, and will continue until May 1, 2018.
A series of events that incorporate Yellowknife's 50th Anniversary branding and themes.
Testimonials and stories from people across the territory who now call Yellowknife home.
A collection of stories presented by residents of Yellowknife and Northwest Territories. Performed at the Northern Arts Cultural Centre.
Please check our Community Calendar or watch for updates on Signature Events, Our Capital and Storytelling on the City's Facebook and Twitter channels, in the weekly newsletter, Capital Update and in the media.