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NWT Election 2019

Nadine Delorme plans to run in Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh


Sixties Scoop survivor Nadine Delorme declared women in NWT politics "need to be given a chance" as she announced her intention to stand for election in Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh.

Delorme, making her announcement via Facebook video last week, described being motivated to run by her personal frustration with housing issues in her community. "What can I do to make this better?" she asked.

Delorme also listed child welfare and the "issue concerning dogs in our communities" as topics about which she intends to campaign.

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In explaining why she intends to run, Delorme drew a line to her uncle, the late Charlie Delorme, who is commemorated in the form of a Terry Pamplin mural erected in Yellowknife last year.

Charlie Delorme was known in the city for his philanthropy. Nadine Delorme attended a ceremonial unveiling of the mural in September 2018.

"I'm reminded I have a legacy to fulfill," she said last week, referring to Charlie's work.

Steve Norn has also publicly declared an intention to run in Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh. The district, which encompasses Ndilo, Dettah, Łutselkʼe, and Fort Resolution, is currently represented by Tom Beaulieu, who is stepping down at the fall's election.

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Cabin Radio understands at least one other candidate is expected to stand in the district.

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