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Baffinland ‘must significantly change its approach,’ Qamaniq says

With public hearings for Baffinland Iron Mines’ proposed expansion of its Mary River mine taking place in Iqaluit, Tununiq MLA David Qaminiq told his colleagues in the legislative assembly that the mining company has...

Quassa pressures Savikataaq to make Inuit language dominant in government

On a day when Culture and Heritage Minister David Joanasie cited statistics about a growing number of Inuit language speakers in Nunavut and 82 per cent of Inuit being bilingual, Aggu MLA Paul Quassa...

Feds release long-term vision for Canada’s North

The Liberal government has delivered on its promise of a long-term vision for Canada’s North a little over one month before October’s federal election. Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett released the Arctic and Northern...

Feds apologize to Qikiqtaaluk Inuit, provide $20 million for program funds

Twelve years after the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) launched a truth commission to record the federal government’s systemic efforts to colonize Inuit of the Qikiqtaaluk region, the government issued an apology Wednesday. The atonement included...

Transport Canada minister announces $76.5 million for Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay harbours, $600K...

The communities of Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay will see new community harbours thanks to $76.5 million over seven years from the federal government. Additionally, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and the Nunavut Impact Review...

Will territorial, national and international outcry spur governments to language and education action in...

A group of Nunavummiut, along with Canadian and international scholars, released an open letter to the world’s language commissioners gathering in Toronto today, asking for their help in addressing the language setbacks in Nunavut. “Two...

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...