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Inuvik Fire Department Platoon Chief Jonathon Michel makes children cheer and wait while counting down from 10 to officially open the new fire station bouncy castle. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo

New bouncy castle a hit

Fire department adds to children’s fun at community events The children lining up, cheering and chanting in wait of a ribbon cutting to open a new fire station bouncy castle resembled something of the unbridled...
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The broad brush of aboriginal reporting

One of the most interesting things I was told at the 25th anniversary for the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement was that they weren’t hosting any hand games for the evening. All of the other...
Sarah Jerome, a Gwich’in elder, spent a lifetime working through and reconciling her experience at residential school. Now she advises youth on how to become proud to be Gwich’in. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo

‘Ready to kill’ before regaining pride

“The first day I walked into that residential school is when the anger started,” said Sarah Jerome, a Gwich’in elder from Fort McPherson who was taken from her home at the age of seven...
Jordan Peterson, vice-president of the Gwich’in Tribal Council, left, cuts the cake with Willard Hagen, former president of GTC, and Bobbie Jo Greenland-Morgan, current president of GTC. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo

Leaders share stores at land claims anniversary event

Bobbi Jo Greenland-Morgan, president of the Gwich’in Tribal Council, said Gwich’in are known as caribou people. “Caribou migrate. There’s a big main herd, some scatter, some slow down,” she said. “I’d like us to be...
Mike Harlow, left, presents a Can’t Skate Excellence Award to Gene Jenks for “most likely to hit the boards to stop.” The Inuvik Can’t Skate League held a year-end awards night Friday, April 21. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo

The best of the worst awarded

Gene Jenks proudly held up his “most likely to hit the boards to stop” award during a year-end event for the Inuvik Can’t Skate League Friday, April 21. Jenks has been playing in the league...
Kendra Bulldog, Nathalie Bullock and Reese Wainman snowshoe their way around the Children First Centre Sunday, April 23. They had just been involved in a Girl Guides sleepover at the centre the night before. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo

Girl Guides teach confidence

Kendra Bulldog, a brownie in the Inuvik Girls Guides, stayed up until 10 p.m. at the group’s sleepover at the Children First Centre last weekend. “We do lots of fun crafts and we go outside...

Health fair features fun and helpful resources

What it means exactly to promote health and wellness in a one-day fair is difficult to answer. Tracey Pope, acting director of client services with the Beaufort Delta Health and Social Services Authority, said it’s...
Coaches and parents keep count as swimmers complete as many lengths of the pool as they can during a fundraiser Wednesday, April 19. - Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo

Swimming great lengths for funds

Tessa Jenks spent almost two hours swimming from one side of the pool to the other 200 times to raise money for the Mackenzie Muskrat Swim Club. “I was really tired at the end, but...