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Chance of a Lifetime

Stuart Hodgson and the Birth of the Modern Arctic

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Readings in Part One of this title entitled "A Leader in the Making" discuss Stuart Hodgson’s political background. The section discusses his appointment as Commissioner of the Northwest Territories in 1967 and his arrival in Yellowknife.

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Jake Ootes

Jake Ootes is a former reporter who was the Northwest Territories Director of the Territorial Department of Information, responsible for all government public affairs and communications. In 1995, Ootes was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and later appointed Minister of Education, Culture and Employment. He retired from politics in 2004 and now owns and operates Celista Estate Winery in British Columbia.