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Here Before Christ

Stuart Hodgson and the Birth of the Modern Arctic

From: Umingmak


Readings in Part Two of this title entitled "Reaching All Northerners" discusses Stuard Hodgson’s first months in the Northwest Territories. Topics discussed include his grand tour of the Northwest Territories and the people he encountered that would shape his efforts to establish a territorial government.



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.