Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 204

204 Arctic Yearbook 2014 We also explore whether additional objectives might be considered, in order to best allocate resource wealth to the Fund.2 Additionally, continued public outreach and consultation are highlighted as critical tools needed to achieve support and accountability over the long-term. The viability and success of the NWT Heritage Fund ultimately depends on broad public support, in combination with transparent oversight. The NWT: Devolution and the Quest for Intergenerational Equity During the last few decades, Canada’s Northwest Territories have undergone massive social and political change. The NWT has evolved from a domain of the Hudson’s Bay Company, to a region controlled by a federally appointed commissioner in Ottawa, transitioning to an elected legislative assembly in 1979, and finally to a province-like jurisdiction distinguished by both devolution and the incorporation of [