Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi

Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi is a CBC reporter based in Yellowknife. She worked in newsrooms in Toronto, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Yellowknife for two years before joining CBC North in April 2017. Her coverage focuses on Yellowknife city council, and goings-on in the city. You can get in touch with Gabriela at or on twitter @GabrielaPanza.

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'Nothing was being done': N.W.T. First Nation developing caribou stewardship plan

The Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation wants to take caribou management more fully into their own hands.

Thaidene Nene park final agreement set to be signed, but YKDFN isn't on board

After close to two decades, a final agreement on the proposed Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve is set to be signed in Lutselk'e, N.W.T., on July 25, but the Yellowknives Dene First Nation chief still has questions.

Treaties, teaching, and reconciliation: What's on the agenda for the Dehcho Assembly

Grand Chief Gladys Norwegian says the Dehcho First Nations have much to discuss in their annual assembly, including Treaty 11.

'It's a desperately needed program': homeless find housing in Behchoko

Four people experiencing homelessness in Behchoko are getting housing through the territorial government’s Northern Pathways to Housing program.

Path to reconciliation considered by Yellowknife city council

The City of Yellowknife is getting close to finishing a document laying out plans for making the city more inclusive and respectful toward Indigenous people.

Gov't program helping disabled people violates Charter of Rights and Freedoms, group says

The N.W.T Autism Society says a territorial government program discriminates against some disabled people and violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Akaitcho process expected to be finalized in a year, says negotiator

After 19 years, the Akaitcho land claim and self-government processes may soon be finalized, according to the community negotiator for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.

Gathering remembers boys who fled Inuvik residential school decades ago

A remembrance ceremony in Inuvik Thursday included the only survivor of three boys who, in 1972, fled from their residential school in Inuvik for their homes in Tuktoyaktuk.

Contractor says bad info from Inuvik Gas to blame for gas leak

Inuvik contractor Vince Sharpe says his company was following directions when a gas leak shut down the town's main street Friday.

Folk on the Rocks needs $300K to rebuild main stage by festival time, organizer says

Emergency money from the city, and funds from the territorial government will help with the close to $300,000 needed to rebuild the Folk on the Rocks main stage in time for this year’s festival in July.

Testimony of deceased alleged victim of Peter Tsetta heard in N.W.T. courtroom

N.W.T. Supreme Court watched a video Wednesday of a woman who claims Peter Tsetta raped her while she was in his home in Ndilo two years ago.

Yellowknife RCMP took 2 months to interview neighbours about woman's alleged assault

It took nearly two months for Yellowknife RCMP to interview neighbours after a woman told them she was repeatedly raped and held against her will in a home in Ndilo in June 2017.

LGBTQ2S+ inclusive workplace training coming for territorial gov't employees

For the first time, LGBTQ2S+ Inclusive Workplace Awareness Training will be available to NWT government employees in Yellowknife, Hay River and Inuvik.

Yellowknife city council talks cannabis sales zoning by-law

Yellowknifers are getting closer to legally buying cannabis somewhere besides the liquor store.

Here's how one sobering centre works with its neighbours, community

Yellowknife's sobering centre is looking to improve its relationship with its neighbours. CBC spoke with a more established centre in Calgary on how they keep the peace in their neighbourhood.