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Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, right, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed watch as Inuvik drummers and dancers perform a drum dance ceremony prior to the announcement of the National Inuit Climate Change Strategy at Ingamo Hall on June 7. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

Inuit-led climate change strategy announced in Inuvik

An Inuit-driven climate change strategy was revealed at Inuvik’s Ingamo Hall Friendship Centre on June 7, which will see Inuit communities and governments across the Inuit Nunangat collaborate to address the growing concerns that...

Inuit tradespeople ‘treated with disdain’ by southern contractors, Kaernerk says

Some Inuit tradespeople actively seeking work in Iglulik are being overlooked by a Quebec-based contractor building houses in the community, according to Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk. “They hired the bare minimum of Inuit, and hardly...
The founding board members of the Tunngasugit Inuit Resource Centre are, from left, Steve Massey, Jackie Massey, Maxine Angoo and Nikki Komaksiutiksaq in Winnipeg on May 6, 2019. Missing from photo is Gail Wallace. Photo courtesy Maxine Angut

Inuit resource centre opens in Winnipeg

The first Inuit resource centre to open in Western Canada held a grand opening to welcome the public through its doors in Winnipeg on May 4. The founding board members of the Tunngasugit Inuit Resource...

Cultural and healing funds available from NTI

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) launched new program funding May 2. Ten projects will receive up to $25,000. “Inuit can apply for funding for projects that address the harms and inter-generational effects of residential schools or for...

NTI unveils report at UN: Nunavut education a crime against Inuit

Nunavut’s education system violates domestic and international laws, according to a new research report commissioned by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and released at the 18th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous...

Qaggiavuut takes on the world, hoping to bring the world to Nunavut

With $500,000 from the federal government, Qaggiavuut is one step closer to fulfilling the dream of a performing arts centre in Nunavut. The Qaggiq Hub, an Inuit performing arts and cultural learning centre, as conceived...
Hovak Johnston using a sewing machine as she starts to piece together what will become a seal skin vest. Working mostly with traditional methods, she said learning modern techniques has been a great asset. Brett McGarry NNSL photo.

Modern twist on traditional seal skin work

Since Monday, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment's Traditional Economy has been facilitated workshops to improve the skills of traditional artisans. Johanna Tiemessen, manager of arts and crafts in ITI, said this is an...