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Inuit organization in Ottawa shut out of new federal funding says urban Inuit ‘marginalized’...

Urban Inuit will remain "marginalized" and under-served due to a lack of new funding despite growing demand for training and employment programs, says a representative of an Ottawa-based Inuit organization. Jason LeBlanc, executive director of...

Portable cabin ready to go in Gjoa Haven

Many Nunavummiut enjoy their time away at a cabin but building the shelters at a remote site can take a lot of resources and coordination. In Gjoa Haven, Allen Kaloon, his son Kenneth, George Hikoalok,...

Relocation of graves in Hall Beach has left ‘scars,’ MLA says

Four Hall Beach men were given the grim task of digging up and moving human remains in 1968. “Still today it’s kind of emotional,” says Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk. “We still have scars.” photo courtesy...

Fall marine training replicates life on a ship, ‘as real life as possible’

The Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium is offering two rounds of pre-training courses in Iqaluit come September, as well as another round of the Kisarvik Program. Instructor Barry Hynick teaches a class at the...

Parties jockey for position ahead of federal election

Three months ahead of a federal election, the Conservative Party so far remains alone in having announced its Nunavut candidate. Conservative defence critic James Bezan, left, Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer and Nunavut’s Conservative candidate...

Nunavut Day book launch special evening in Baker Lake

What could have been a highly embarrassing situation turned out to be a night to remember in Baker Lake on Nunavut Day, July 9. Pencil artist Gerald Kuehl was in Baker for the Nunavut launch...

Dogs let out from pound in Rankin

The hamlet dog pound was vandalized sometime during the early morning hours of July 11 in Rankin Inlet. The pound's fence was broken, holes were cut in the wire fencing and three dogs were let...

Kitikmeot hunters seek increase in polar bear tags

As research progresses into the fate of Nunavut polar bears in the face of climate change, Kitikmeot harvesters are hoping for greater clarity and, perhaps, the return of a greater number of hunting tags. James...

Incredible staying power of pop group

It really is quite remarkable isn't it? That how I responded to a person's off-the-cuff remark this past week that she seems to be hearing more Beatles songs while out and about these days. The soundtrack...

Rankin gymnasts on world stage

Lisa Kresky couldn't have asked for anything more to end her 15-year run as founder and head coach with the Aqsarniit Ujauttaq (Northern Lights) gymnastics club in Rankin Inlet then seeing “her girls” perform...

Communities aim to make most of cruise ship visits

Nunavut’s cruise ship tourism season sets sail on July 28 and Pond Inlet is once again in a position to reap substantial benefits. Adventure Canada’s vessel Ocean Endeavour, a mainstay on the Nunavut cruise ship...

Improved education leads the way to territory’s future

There is precious little of the path that had to be blazed for Nunavut to become its own territory that doesn't have Tagak Curley's boot prints all over it. Curley looked back at the territory's...

Rankin sees Internet service, cell service and mail from Canada Post down for the...

The modern age of communication has been badly interrupted by spotty and undependable Internet and cell services to Rankin Inlet during the past few months. The community also saw its Canada Post outlet forced to...

Nunavut News – July 15 Edition

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SPORTS TALK: Thinking caps on, kids … time to save Team North

Alright, so the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT is no longer looking after the bill for Team North at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. In all honesty, I don't blame them for going...

Cambridge Bay youth soaking up knowledge, seeing sights in Toronto

Four members of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) and two chaperones set off for a week-long trip to Toronto on July 5. They’re getting feedback from professors and senior students at York University, where...

Merged airline flight schedule still many months away; loyalty program remains

Canadian North and First Air confirmed Wednesday that their merger, already granted regulatory approval with several conditions, is now officially complete on paper. Full effects of the Canadian North and FIrst Air merger will take...

Taking a taxi in Iqaluit? Prepare to pay $7 up front starting July 15

No cash, no service – that’s the new rule being put in effect by Iqaluit’s taxi companies come July 15. That’s due to the high number of customers not paying for their taxi rides. Caribou...

Mary Porter reflects on 18 years as preschool cultural instructor

After 18 years of instructing children in the Inuit language and culture, Mary Porter walked away from Gjoa Haven’s preschool for the last time on May 29. “She enjoys working with kids along with preserving...

Publicly-elected premier a non-issue

It really seems like just yesterday when the birth of Canada's newest territory was fast approaching the horizon of reality, and consensus government (and if I may) of, for and by the people was...
Team North boys goaltender Liam Tereposky gets the poke-check ready during action at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse this past May. The future of Team North is up in the air after the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT announced earlier this month that it would no longer foot the bill for the program. Laisa Kilabuk/Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT photo

Future of Team North at National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in doubt

The 2020 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) will happen next May in Regina, of that there is no doubt. What is in doubt is whether Team North will be a part of it. The Aboriginal Sports...

Taloyoak student Jewel Aiyout sews something she’s proud to wear

Jewel Aiyout has been gleefully wearing a hand-made arningaq around Taloyoak recently. Friends and family compliment her on it and ask whether her mother tailored it for her. Netsilik School fashion studies student Jewel Aiyout models...

Soft opening planned for new Iqaluit take-out restaurant and general grocery store

A new take-out eatery and general grocery store named Hunter’s Market opens its doors Tuesday morning in the capital. The shelves are stocked and the kitchen is almost ready to go. “It’s the concept we came...

Summertime fun and learning in Rankin Inlet

The Rankin Inlet recreation department has been going full speed with a number of summer projects. The hamlet recently opened its Area 6 playground, making it the fifth playground in the community the department of...

Teachers sharpen leadership skills

The school year is over, but the learning hasn’t stopped for some of Nunavut’s teachers. Dozens of educators — principals, assistant-principals and teachers — are enrolled in a Certificate in Educational Leadership in Nunavut (CELN)...

Makimautiksat program has strong record against suicide

Mental health outreach worker Brittany Holm teamed-up with Tuugaalik High School's community counsellor, Jennifer Kadjuk, to deliver the Makimautiksat Youth Wellness and Empowerment program to a senior high class shortly before the end of...

Man dies, baby suffers gunshot wound in separate incidents

The Kivalliq was saddened by a pair of recent tragedies; one involving an accidental drowning, the other a baby injured by a gunshot. Officers of the Chesterfield Inlet detachment of the RCMP responded to a...
Aiden Anawak of Iqaluit heads for the pylons during a drill as part of the Volleyball Nunavut beach volleyball training camp in Apex, just outside of Iqaluit, late last month. photo courtesy of Volleyball Nunavut

Nunavut readies for beach volleyball debut at Western Canada Summer Games

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the beach, along comes Volleyball Nunavut with its big ideas. There had been talk of Volleyball Nunavut entering beach volleyball teams into the 2019 Western...

Chesterfield Inlet man drowns while rafting

A Chesterfield Inlet man died Wednesday when he was rafting. The man was on First Lake, en route to an egg picking location, when he fell into the water, approximately three kilometres from the community,...

RCMP updates public on Iqaluit and Apex fire investigations: three of four solved

A blaze early Sunday, June 30 in the lower plateau area, or 5300 block, took out several units of a 10-plex, and saw neighbouring multiplexes evacuated. Neighbours said they saw the residents of the unit...