Devolution of the North: Part 1

The Northwest Territories is closer than it has ever been to realizing its long awaited devolution deal with the federal government.

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The Northwest Territories is closer than it has ever been to realizing its long-awaited devolution deal with the federal government.

The agreement would transfer federal power over land, water and resources to the people of the North

So far only four of the seven Aboriginal organizations asked to sign on have.

But what exactly is devolution? How will it benefit Northerners? And what seems to be the hold up?

APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier met with leaders on both sides of the argument to shed some light on devolution in the North.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.