From June 22nd to June 24th, 2022, the Standing Committee on Government Operations will hold public meetings in three communities to talk to residents about two issues: Indigenous recruitment and retention in the public service; and the Official Languages Act. The Committee wants to know the public’s thoughts on how Indigenous recruitment and retention could be improved for the public service, as well as what is and isn’t working well for promoting, honouring, and protecting the Official Languages of the Northwest Territories.
Members of the public and media are warmly invited to share their thoughts with the Committee at one of the following community meetings:
Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00PM – Fort Smith – Salt River Business Centre – Snacks Provided
Thursday, June 23 at 6:30PM – Fort Providence – Community Hall – Meal provided
Friday, June 24 at 12:00PM – Behchokǫ̀ – Kǫ̀ Gocho Sportsplex Centre – Meal provided
Indigenous representation in the public service is being reviewed because the Committee selected that issue as its priority for the remainder of the Assembly.
The Official Languages Act is being reviewed because it is within the Act’s legislation that it must be reviewed by the Legislative Assembly every five years.
There will be interpretation services in each community’s predominantly spoken Official Languages on offer to the attendees.
To watch the meetings, tune in to the live stream on ntassembly.ca, or on the Legislative Assembly’s Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter accounts.
For more information, please contact:
Public Affairs and Communications
Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly