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Elders deserve better compensation, Kaernerk insists

Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk is calling on the government to create paid elder adviser positions in the communities that will provide steady income. During a previous sitting of the legislative assembly, Kaernerk queried the minister...

SENIORS EDITION: NWT elder abuse second highest in the country

The Northwest Territories has the second highest rate of police-reported elder abuse in Canada, according to Statistics Canada. In a December report called Family Violence: A Statistical Profile, the Northwest Territories was reported to have...

SENIORS EDITION: ‘There is just nobody:’ Aurora College works to keep up with staffing...

The Aurora College Bachelor of Science of Nursing and personal support worker programs and their relationship in providing elder care will be key in the coming years as  as the NWT population ages. Both programs...

Tlicho mentors pass on language to learners

A group of Yellowknife students are building cultural bridges by learning Tlicho from elder-mentors. Fourteen students and 10 elders gathered at the College Nordique Jan. 13 for the introductory session of the latest Tlicho 1...

Elders recognized as keepers of Inuit heritage and culture through awards

Elder Joseph Niptanatiak of Kugluktuk was invited to the Kugluktuk Hamlet office during the Jan. 7 council meeting and he presented with an Elders Recognition Award from Inuit Heritage Trust (IHT). Joseph Niptanatiak received his...

Elders guide juniors in Kugluktuk

Elders come to Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik a few times a year for cultural rotations – a series of activities such as square dancing, story-telling, string games, Inuit games, drum dancing, singing and others. Students...

Elders reflect on Inuit culture and values at conference

Inuit from across Nunavut attended one of most important gatherings Inuit can have. The Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Conference was held in Iqaluit Oct. 29 and 30 at the Frobisher Inn. Around 100 delegates gathered to...

MLA’s heartfelt message to young Nunavummiut: ‘suicide should not be an option at all’

On an emotional day when people in his hometown were attending a funeral for a young man who took his own life, Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk rose in the legislative assembly to address the...

Grateful for an elders feast

Residents in Kugluktuk have been holding a Thanksgiving feast for elders for 15 years and they did it again this October. The elementary school hosts the event. Teachers and students are central in organizing the...

Gjoa Haven elders visit HMS Terror

A group of elders had the chance to visit the wreck of Sir John Franklin’s HMS Terror last month as an extension of Parks Canada’s Guardian program. The visit followed a previous trip by Elders,...

Pencil artist sharpens his dream

The culmination of two decades of pride, determination and effort will be on display in Baker Lake on July 6, when pencil artist Gerald Kuehl holds the Kivalliq's launch of his book, Portraits of...

GN scoping cost of adding 156 long-term care beds

The Government of Nunavut posted a request Monday for architectural designs for new long-term care facilities in Iqaluit and in the Kivalliq and the Kitikmeot regions – a total of 156 beds. Cambridge Bay has...