Success stories: The North

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) supports northern Canadians in their efforts to improve social and economic well-being, to develop healthier, more sustainable communities and to participate more fully in Canada's political, social and economic development.

The following showcases the success of INAC's programs, services and activities in the North with regard to natural resources, science and technology, contaminants, food and nutrition and water.

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Dease River First Nation: Safe Water Is Life
Learn how a small water system operator works to ensure that the drinking water is safe for homes in Good Hope Lake, B.C.

From The Truck To Your Tap: Safe Water for the Champagne & Aishihik First Nations
Delivering safe water involves a lot of work. Learn how Jon Widney uses water quality tests and storage tanks to helps keep water safe as he transports it to houses throughout the community. "We get to outsmart the water and the contaminants that could possibly get into it."

Teamwork Keeps Water Safe for the Taku River Tlingit First Nation
Teamwork is helping keep water safe in the town of Atlin, in Northern British Columbia. Water system operator, Tony Netro ensures that water for the Taku River Tlingit First Nation is treated and safe, while Franklin Patterson, a circuit rider trainer, provides free water operator training and mentoring services to the First Nation.

Cleaning Water Storage Tanks: Providing Safe Drinking Water To Ross River
The Ross River Dena Council's water operator - Anthony Peter – works to ensure that water is safe for his family and his community. Learn more about what Anthony does to provide safe drinking water, and how much his community appreciates the important work he does.

Contaminated Sites Program
The following showcases the success of AANDC's contaminated sites programs in the North with regard to remediation of contaminated sites.

Science through a Different Lens
IPY projects can do more than just contribute to scientific understanding; they can be tools for building community capacity and community development according to IPY Science Coordinator for the Yukon, Bob Van Dijken.

Getting a Clear Picture on the Effects of Climate Change
Armed with digital cameras and hand-held GPS units, scientists and northern hunters and trappers examined and recorded the changing biosphere of the North.

Northern Youth Abroad
Northern Youth Abroad is a program serving youth living in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, offering high school credits, travel and work experience in southern Canada and abroad.

Success Reaches New Heights with First Air
First Air, the airline of the North, keeps growing by smart investments from the Inuit-owned Makivik Corporation.

Cape Dorset, Nunavut: The Epicentre of Inuit Art
The Inuit people of Cape Dorset have a solid sense of family, society and tradition, and through their art have managed to place this tiny hamlet prominently on the international arts scene.

Sprouts Day Camp, Iqaluit, Nunavut
See how the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, in partnership with Actua Canada, promotes education, cultural awareness and healthy lifestyles through this highly successful program.

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation is working to ensure a promising future for the Inuvialuit. Through its efforts, the people of the Western Arctic take part in, and benefit from the many successful business ventures serving the Canadian North.

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