The following interactive timeline highlights 50 select milestones from the last 50 years.
The table below lists all the winners of legislative elections since the 1st council was convened in 1951.
Full district level results and maps from 1959 onwards can be found on the Elections NWT website:
Films documenting the evolution of the Government of the Northwest Territories.
Moving North (1967)
Documenting the movement of the GNWT to Yellowknife
Emerging North (1986)
Award winning video produced for Expo 86
History in the Making (1990)
The evolution of political representation in the Northwest Territories
The Legislative Assembly at 20 (2013)
Moments from the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the NWT Legislative Assembly Building
Useful resources for researching and commemorating this year’s anniversary.
Decade of Progress
“Decade of Progress” commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Government of the Northwest Territories. The book discusses six broad subject areas in which significant achievements have been made during the decade 1967-1977 in improving the lifestyles of residents of the Northwest Territories.
Challenge, Change & Commitment
In 2007, the Northwest Territories celebrated an important milestone in its history: the establishment of the seat of government, forty years before, in Yellowknife. The story of the Northwest Territories, its territorial and Aboriginal governments, its people and its evolution, documents challenges and accomplishments, major successes and unexpected misfortunes, careful strategies and spontaneous decisions. This anniversary book highlights and tracks this story with a collection of snapshots, biographies and charts in a well put together volume.
Public Service Announcement – Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Re-Opening
YELLOWKNIFE, NT (July 15, 2020)
The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) is pleased to announce that the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) will be re-opening to the public starting July 16.
Members of the public will be able to visit PWNHC weekly from Wednesday to Sunday, 1p.m. to 5p.m.
Le ministère de l’Éducation, de la Culture et de la Formation (MÉCF) est heureux d’annoncer
Yellowknife (TNO), le 15 juillet 2020
Le ministère de l’Éducation, de la Culture et de la Formation (MÉCF) est heureux d’annoncer que le Centre du patrimoine septentrional Prince de Galles (CPSPG) rouvrira ses portes au public le 16 juillet et accueillera les visiteurs du mercredi au dimanche, de 13 h à 17 h.