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‘It’s really good in my heart’

Four days after returning from Bathurst Inlet, elder Eva Kakolak was still overjoyed and sentimental while discussing her time back at home in the Bathurst Inlet area. "It was fulfilling. It's really good in my...

Higher cancer risk for Inuit

A higher prevalence of smokers, lack of access to nutritious food, and being overdue for cancer screening at medical facilities are factors that raise cancer risks for Inuit, according to a new report. Developed jointly...

Is Nunavut’s future in the sky or under water?

The internet will soon be a lot faster. By the end of 2019, Nunavut residents in each community will have access to internet speeds to a maximum of 15 megabits per second (Mbps), up...

Prepare to self-insure Nunavut schools, finance minister warns

The Government of Nunavut is paying much high school insurance costs and someday may have to cover losses in full, the finance minister warned earlier this month. Keith Peterson told his legislative colleagues that Department...

Decolonization will be long, expensive process

This week, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. presented a commissioned report detailing the lost wages from the territorial and federal governments' failure to implement Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement, which calls for government staffing ratios...

‘The interests of Nunavummiut have seen some advancement’: Nunavut premier

As Peter Taptuna told the legislative assembly Sept. 18, Nunavut is young and dynamic. “At times, we struggle to find our footing, but above all else we have hope, resiliency, strength and passion,” he said. He...

Elder delighted by trip to Bathurst Inlet: ‘It’s really good in my heart right...

Four days after returning from Bathurst Inlet, elder Eva Kakolak was still overjoyed and sentimental while discussing her time back at home in the Bathurst Inlet area. "It was fulfilling. It's really good in my...

Battling Mother Nature in Chester

Mother Nature gave a group of science lovers all they could handle during the annual Kivalliq Science and Culture Camp in Chesterfield Inlet earlier this month. The camp, sponsored by the Kivalliq Science Educators' Community...

Letter of support

The Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce has sent a letter of support to Churchill Mayor Mike Spence dealing with the ongoing shutdown of the Hudson Bay railway line into Churchill. In the letter, chamber president John...

Improving their skills

More than 20 Naujaat cadets completed training courses at summer camps in Whitehorse, Yukon, and Cold Lake, Alta., this past summer. The courses ran from general training to basic expedition, marksmanship, fitness and sports. Tigumiaq Haqpi,...

Good times ahead

A recently released territorial economic forecast paints a rosy picture for the nation's three territories in the coming months. The forecast is distributed by the Conference Board of Canada on a quarterly basis. In its most...

Mayor pitches skating trail

In the next couple of weeks, Mayor Brad Mapes will be pitching the idea of a skating trail on the Hay River to town council. The mayor believes it would be a popular addition to...

Aglukark return a Celebration

The Kivalliq's own Juno Award-winning musical artist, Susan Aglukark, is returning to the region to give a motivational speaking and singing presentation of Canadian Inuit history next month. Aglukark will take people on the journey...

Down to the wire

The time is drawing close for the first leg of the Experiences Canada hockey exchange program between the Rankin Rock atoms and peewee teams and the Mimico Canadiens of Toronto, Ont. The Rock players are...

Down to the wire

The time is drawing close for the first leg of the Experiences Canada hockey exchange program between the Rankin Rock atoms and peewee teams and the Mimico Canadiens of Toronto, Ont. The Rock players are...
Kivalliq News

Many tears until victory

There has been some talk surfacing the past little while questioning whether suicide prevention walks and various live-and-love-life events actually do any good. The folks who look at them skeptically see no need to raise...

Less employment in government

While not especially grim, the NWT Bureau of Statistics update on the territory’s labour force doesn’t paint a picture of a booming region. The territorial employment rate has dropped 3.5 per cent in the last...

Widespread support for new law students

  The Nunavut Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Canada were on hand to welcome the territory's law class of 2021 at a ceremony Sept. 11 before a full house of friends, family...

A store for beer and wine – and pot?

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak asked whether it will be possible to purchase marijuana at the Iqaluit beer and wine store in the future. The government hasn't adopted a position on the issue yet, Finance Minister Keith...

Getting feet wet with the navy

While some Nunavummiut teenagers slept in during their summer break, Nicole Kununak was regularly out of bed at 4 a.m. Not only was she up early, she was engaged in physical fitness first thing in...

Inuit voices missing in tuberculosis history

A Manitoba researcher is hoping Inuit will contribute to a multi-year research project about historical experiences of tuberculosis. Indigenous Histories of Tuberculosis in Manitoba is University of Winnipeg associate professor Mary Jane McCallum's project. She...

Cool weather, snow flurries greet cruise ship voyagers in Cambridge Bay

When a massive cruise ship pulled into Cambridge Bay on Aug. 28, the community had last year's experience to build on. The 820-foot, 68,000-tonne behemoth pulled into the bay around 5 a.m. but the passengers...

Rankin embraces life

The Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre led the way for people in Rankin Inlet to get involved with the Embrace Life Day initiative on Sept. 8. Embrace Life Day – or World Suicide Prevention Day –...

Party time in Baker Lake; Festival by the Lake returns

The third annual Festival by the Lake had smiles on the faces of everyone in the community, young and old, in Baker Lake this past month. The three day event ran from Aug. 25-27, and...

Still chasing the dream

Students from both Tusarvik Elementary School and Tuugaalik High School took to the roads last month to keep the long-standing tradition of participating in the annual Terry Fox Run alive and well in Naujaat. Tuugaalik...

Hockey registration

The Rankin Rock minor hockey program will be holding player registrations on Friday, Sept. 22, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. All three sessions will be held in the arena lobby from 1 p.m. until...

Dorey returns

Former Naujaat senior administrative officer (SAO) Sheldon Dorey returns to the Kivalliq this week to become the new SAO in Baker Lake. Dorey spent a number of years in Arctic communities working for the...

Rankin grads

Listed below are the students in Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik's Class of 2017 who received their Grade 12 diplomas in Rankin Inlet this past month. Caryn Angidlik Maria Noolook Kelly Arnaraujak Elvin Nutarakittuq Tatonya Autut ...

Expanding program

The organizers of the regional Kivalliq Junior Canucks hockey program are trying to double the number of teams representing the region at the 2018 Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Tournament in Winnipeg. The Kivalliq atoms...

Leafs at pivotal point

With the new NHL season just a month away, Kivalliq hockey fans, like fans across the country, are hoping for big things from their favourite teams and predicting gloom, doom and despair for their...