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Nunavut news/north headlines for Monday, May 22, 2017
Atlantic walrus risks extinction
The Atlantic walrus is at risk of extinction according to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, which advises the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Addressing painful memories
In the year 1956, it is estimated, one in seven Inuit contracted tuberculosis and subsequently resided in a sanatorium - about 1,600 in total, yet there are no definitive numbers.
More Inuit officers needed
The top cop in Nunavut does not think having an Inuit officer on-scene earlier this month in Hall Beach would have prevented an RCMP officer from fatally shooting an armed man.
One man dead, another arrested
Iqaluit RCMP found an unresponsive male at an Apex residence in the early morning hours of May 19.
Youth to be research subjects and scientists
It's a win-win situation for students in Cambridge Bay. Not only will they be some of the main subjects of a research study on the effects of climate change on Arctic youth, they will also get the chance to learn skills involved in putting a scientific study together.
Student collects books in Kugaaruk
A teenager in Kugaaruk has taken it upon herself to start to restock the book supply in the community after the school library was lost in a fire that destroyed the school on Feb. 28.
Comfort for Kugaaruk kindergartners
When Kugaardjuq teacher Margaret Inaksajak realized that that the school's youngest students had lost their indoor footwear in the Feb. 28 school fire, she got right to work trying to do something about it.
Gallery honours Annie Pootoogook
Annie Pootoogook's legacy was already safe and secure, but now the Cape Dorset artist will be immortalized by Ottawa's SAW Gallery, which is naming an artist studio after her.
Performer's career taking off
Kuuri Panika's performance career is taking off, and quickly.
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