Future Leaders of the North
Stuart Hodgson and the Birth of the Modern Arctic
Readings in Part Four of this title, entitled "Turf Wars" discuss the challenges and conflicts faced by communities in the Northwest Territories during Stuart Hodgson’s career. Topics discussed include work with Indigenous communities and efforts to establish a unified northern identity.
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.