The GNWT has just launched an updated historical timeline of the NWT as a resource to be taught in schools.
From origin stories to present day events, the renewed timeline aims to be an inclusive depiction of the history, cultures, and people that make up the Northwest Territories, told through the collections and archives of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC).
With representative photos and documents from the NWT Archives, as well as objects from the PWNHC’s collection, including artwork, tools, clothing and more, educators and students will be able to use the timeline as a resource for courses like Northern Studies, Social Studies and beyond.
R.J. Simpson, the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, said in a statement that “The renewed timeline delves deeper into the history of the NWT, particularly the people, the land, pivotal events, and ways of life. This valuable resource weaves archives, museum collections, and stories together and makes them accessible within homes and schools everywhere.”
A working group made up of representatives from the NWT’s Indigenous Governments provided feedback on the timeline and will continue to be involved in updates and additions. The timeline is fluid and will be updated as significant events occur in the NWT, or as more stories, artifacts, documents, and photos are acquired.