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Improving health through Inuit tradition

Elder Gamailie Kilukishak says he remembers when Inuit culture and principles were the only way of life, when physical and mental health flourished as a result. "We could use traditional ways of dealing with mental...

Impromptu survey shows close calls in Nunavut election

Robin Anawak decided to design a survey during the last days before the election. "This is not a scientific survey. We had 133 responses, and I do not know where they came from. I think...

Iqaluit death considered a murder-suicide

A 22-year-old Clyde River woman's sudden death at the Tammaativvik Boarding Home March 6 was determined to be a homicide, according to RCMP."During the course of the investigation, the woman's domestic partner, a 31-year-old...

UPDATED: One youth charged with arson in relation to Iqaluit NorthMart fire

One youth is charged with arson and disregard for human life Nov. 9 following the devastating NorthMart fire which saw a large portion of the store destroyed. RCMP originally indicated two youth were in custody,...

Nattiq Frolics pays tribute to Lucy Ann Maniyogena

One of Nattiq Frolics’ biggest supporters isn’t there to celebrate the spring carnival this week but she hasn’t been forgotten. An animated Lucy Ann Maniyogena gets up on her toes. Peter Taptuna, her brother-in-law, describes...

Exchange on delay

The Rankin Inlet gymnastics club is hoping to find another exchange partner after conflicting schedules forced an Ontario club to drop out. The gymnasts are now hoping another southern club can be found before the...

Cambridge Bay Tea Talk: Getting ready for frolics

HALLUKKAFFI IKALUKTUTIAMIT. NAMAINAKTURUT. HIKINIK NUITALIKMAT ALIANAHIYUK. INUIN IKALIKKIVAKTUT AUDLAATIVAKTUT. TUKTU HIUKTUTLU OMINGMAKHIUKLIKPAKTUT TUNIYUKHAT INUNGNUN IKALUKTUTIAMI. QUANA IKAYUKPAKTUT NIKIMIK. NUTAKKAT NAMAINNAKTUTLU. ILIHALIALIKPAKTUT BUS INGILGAYUK. KATIMANIAKMIYUT IKALUKTUTIAMI AMIGAIKNIALIKMIYUK INUIT KUNGNIAKTITINAHUAT FEBRUARY 12, 113, 14, 2018. MIKHANIKLU...

Mine tour

Martin Plante, general manager of Agnico Eagle Mine's (AEM) Meliadine gold project near Rankin Inlet, will be on hand when bus loads of Rankin residents head out to tour the Meliadine camp and mine...

City seeks emergency water licence change

The City of Iqaluit will be requesting an emergency amendment to its water licence, according to an August 3 letter from the Nunavut Water Board to federal minister Dominic LeBlanc. The city wants "to withdraw...

Vandals must know the consequences

For the most part, those of us living in Rankin Inlet have been pretty lucky when it comes to major acts of vandalism over the years, especially when compared to many other Nunavut communities. Break-and-enters...

Inuksuk for British Museum’s 2020 Arctic exhibition

Under the direction of Piita Irniq, front left, British Museum curator Ian Taylor, left, conservator Tomasina Munden and curator Amber Lincoln built an inuksuk which will be featured in a planned 2020 exhibition about...

Inuit, Baffinland at odds over proposed railway

Inuit in Pond Inlet are standing up against Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.'s plans to build a railway from its Mary River mine to the coast. The company's bid for an amendment to the North Baffin...
photo courtesy of U.S. Consul General U.S. Consul General Allison Areias Vogel meets with Premier Joe Savikataaq in Iqaluit during the annual Nunavut Trade Show. Photo courtesy of U.S. Consul General.

U.S. consulate visits Nunavut

U.S. Consul General Allison Areias Vogel attended the Nunavut Trade Show this month, and met with Nunavummiut to discuss shared interests in education, renewable energy and U.S. cold climate technology. Areias Vogel met with Premier...

News briefs: Developing hockey skills in Arviat,

A series of hockey camps were held in Arviat on Jan. 29 for various age groups in the community's minor hockey program. The camps were facilitated by former junior and senior goalie Scott Forcand of...

Two-week cap imposed on Kugluktuk caribou tags

Hunters in Kugluktuk will now have two weeks after the date of issue to make use of their Bluenose East caribou tags. The Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Organization, at a meeting attended by close to...

Arviat claims regional marksmanship crown

Junior Canadian Rangers from four communities squared off in the Kivalliq regional marksmanship selection competition in Rankin Inlet on April 8 for a chance to represent Nunavut at a national competition this coming month. Junior...

PASS way to success for those seeking high school diplomas

There's more than one way to pass the courses needed to get a Grade 12 diploma. The Pathway to Adult Secondary School (PASS) program is picking up steam, with 62 participants in 14 communities in...

Inniffum, the hunter and fisherman

UBLUKKUT IKALUKTUTIAMIT. TARYUK HIKUYUITTUK HULI. APPITTUK NUNAKPUT PINNIKHIYUK. UMIAKYUAT AYAKTUT UKHUKYUAMIK IKPAKHANI. TAPKUAT UMIAT AKYAKPAKTUT NIKIKHANIKLU TAMAYANIKLU AKHALUTINIKLU KAILIMAIKMIYUT HIKUINAKGUK. GAVAMAKKUT IKAYUKNAHUAT TINGMIAKKUT AKYAKNAHUAT. TUKTUHIUKLIKTUT INUIN. INUIN NAMAINNAKTUT IKALUKTUTIAMI. NAMMAKPAKLUHI. Welcome to Cambridge Bay, a...

Journey to journeyperson almost complete for Mike Netser

There's a discernible mix of excitement and determination in Mike Netser's voice when he discusses how eager he is to reach journeyman housing maintainer status. He's only one one module and dwindling number of apprenticeship...

The Grizzlies film to debut at Toronto International Film Festival

A movie inspired by the emergence of the Kugluktuk Grizzlies lacrosse program as a tool to combat suicide will premiere at Toronto International Film Festival in September. The Grizzlies, which was partly shot in Iqaluit...

Gjoa Haven turns to Parks Canada for runway expansion

The Hamlet of Gjoa Haven is seeking a runway extension that would allow jet service to the community, and mayor and council are leaning on Parks Canada to help fund the project. Because Gjoa Haven...
Falisha Niakrok works carefully on a pencil sketch during a Kivalliq Inuit Art Camp held in Naujaat on June 29, 2017. NNSL file photo

Art camp in Rankin

The Kivalliq Art Camp will be held in Rankin Inlet from Nov. 5 to 13. The annual camp is sponsored by the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA). This year's instructors will once again feature Rob Saley, Paul...

Education key to progress, self-reliance, says premier

Premier Joe Savikataaq, the first from the Kivalliq region, made his first stop in Rankin Inlet since assuming the territory’s top position this past week. Savikataaq officially opened the Kivalliq Regional Visitor's Centre and addressed...

Senior mens tourney ‘quite the ride’

The Rankin Miners defeated the Kivalliq Canucks 6-2 to claim the A Division championship, while Team Todd nipped Whale Cove 5-3 to claim the B Division banner at the Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) senior...

Beer and wine store opens in Iqaluit

Almost a decade in the making, Iqaluit's beer and wine store opened Sept. 6 with Finance Minister Keith Peterson its first paying customer. "I believe prohibition has never worked anywhere," said Peterson at a...

All systems go

A lot of smiles were evident after word spread around the community that ice making had begun at the local arena in Rankin Inlet this past week. Rankin's new hockey season gets officially underway with...
Kathleen Merritt of Rankin Inlet has left her board position with Qaggiavuut to co-ordinate its digigital Nunangat project revitalizing ancient Inuit music. Photo courtesy of Qaggiavuut

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Co-ordinator named

Kathleen Merritt of Rankin Inlet has stepped down from her role on the Qaggiavuut board to join the performance arts company’s working team. In a press release dated Oct. 2, Qaggiavuut stated that Merritt is...

Naujaat Cadet program on the ropes

The most successful cadet corps in Nunavut during the past few years appears to be in its death throes in Naujaat this month. The 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) was dealt a devastating...

Coding is the new cool at Joamie School in Iqaluit

When Joamie School vice-principal Scott MacDonald learned Google Canada was coming to Iqaluit in November, he jumped on the opportunity. "We've been trying to do more and more coding workshops and introduction to students here...

Seeking justice for experimental Eskimos

There was a time when Jeanne Mike faced a lifetime sentence of loss and longing, a sentence that began when she was removed from her family home in Pangnirtung at age seven. Mike's braids were...