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Iqaluit MMIWG hearings highlight past and present impacts of industry, colonization

September 14, 2018 - Iqaluit

In a powerful testimony at the MMIWG hearings in Iqaluit, panelists spoke about the impacts of colonization — dog killings, food insecurity, industry and deficient health care — on Inuit life, health and culture.

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Cultural programming supports healing, panelist tells MMIWG hearing

September 14, 2018 - Iqaluit

Leaning on culture and openly talking about the past will heal communities afflicted by the ongoing impacts of colonialism, testified an expert at Monday’s MMIWG hearing in Iqaluit.

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LGBTQ2S issues focal point in day three of Iqaluit MMIWG hearings

September 14, 2018 - Iqaluit

LGBTQ2S Indigenous peoples are burdened with educating the institutions that serve them, discouraging them from getting the help they need, said panelists at the Sept. 12 MMIWG hearing in Iqaluit.

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Taloyoak’s new airport officially opened

September 13, 2018 - Taloyoak

A ceremony was held to officially mark the opening of Taloyoak’s new $6.3-million air terminal building on Sept. 12.

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Pool reopens after five years

September 12, 2018 - Taloyoak

Youngsters in Taloyoak were thrilled to be able to use the repaired community swimming pool for the first time in five years on Sept. 4.

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Cam Bay cab company expanding to Kugluktuk, Rankin Inlet

From left, Ziggy's Taxi driver Jeffrey Komak, cab company co-owners Elaine Zikalala and Charles Zikalala and driver Leonard Epilon stand with two of the company's cabs in Cambridge Bay. Zikalala is planning to offer taxi service in Kugluktuk and Rankin Inlet by October. photo courtesy of Charles Zikalala
September 12, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

New top Mountie could bring real change

September 11, 2018

Brenda Lucki said all the right things while being sworn in as the first female commissioner of the RCMP in history this past Thursday, Sept. 6, at Regina, Sask.’s, F Division.

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Grad day in Naujaat

photo courtesy Brad Dillon
September 11, 2018

The community of Naujaat came together to see Tuugaalik High School celebrate its largest graduating class in history on Aug. 24.

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Not time for emotional response, says Arviat MLA

Bear attacks have claimed the lives of a man in Naujaat and Arviat during July and August of 2018 in the Kivalliq region. NNSL file photo
September 11, 2018

Reducing the threat of bear attacks in the Kivalliq depends on a cohesive effort that gives everyone a voice that will be heard, not “crazy talk,” said Arviat North/Whale Cove MLA John Main.

Main made the comments in the wake of two fatal bear attacks in the Kivalliq during the past two months.

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Focus now on celebrating life

Barney Tootoo displays the sign and memorial picture dedicated to the fifth annual Suicide Prevention Walk in memory of his son, Terence Tootoo, in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
September 11, 2018

A large crowd came out in support of the fifth annual Suicide Prevention Walk in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28.

The annual event is held in memory of Terence Tootoo.

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Gjoa Haven celebrates second summer festival

September 11, 2018 - Gjoa Haven

Gjoa Haven hosted its second annual Umiyaqtutt Festival Aug. 25-Sept. 3.

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Teen captures three titles at international beauty pageant

Shanti Dias of Rankin Inlet is crowned Miss Tourism Senior Teen International at the Globe Productions Miss Teen Intercontinental pageant in the Dominican Republic this past month. Photo courtesy Shanti Dias
September 10, 2018

Shanti Dias of Rankin Inlet laid claim to three different titles at the Globe Productions Miss Teen Intercontinental pageant in the Dominican Republic this past month.

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Ice spoils cruise ship season in some communities

September 10, 2018 - Kitikmeot

A summer of extensive ice in the Queen Maud Gulf prevented any cruise ships from getting into Gjoa Haven and Cambridge Bay.

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Cambridge Bay to beef up bylaw enforcement

September 8, 2018

The Hamlet of Cambridge Bay is reinforcing its bylaw enforcement.

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Pangnirtung hamlet shares Northern challenges with Governor General

September 7, 2018 - Pangnirtung

Gov.-Gen. Julie Payette visited Pangnirtung Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 to meet with community members about challenges and realities facing Nunavummiut.

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Government of Nunavut announces fall education consultations

September 7, 2018 - Nunavut

The Government of Nunavut will consult all communities this fall on proposed changes to education and language laws and the role of district education authorities.

The Coalition of Nunavut DEAs (CNDEA), representing regional education authorities was “completely taken by surprise” by the announcement of the eight week consultation, wrote the coalition in a Sept. 6 news release. 

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AROUND THE NORTH: Looee Arreak announces six Nunavut tour dates

September 7, 2018 - Nunavut

Kimmirut residents take Polar Bear Dip

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“Sudden death” at Apex shelter confirmed by RCMP

September 7, 2018 - Iqaluit

A woman died at the Qimaavik Women’s Shelter last week, said Nunavut RCMP in an email to Nunavut News.

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Arviat, Naujaat bear attacks deemed ‘isolated incidents’

September 7, 2018 - Iqaluit

After examining the bodies of the polar bears that killed men in separate incidents in Arviat and near Naujaat recently, the Department of Environment has determined that both attacks were “isolated incidents.”

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COLUMN: More challenges to coexistence

September 7, 2018 - Kivalliq

The people of Naujaat are not alone when it comes to anger sweeping the community following a hunter’s death from being mauled by a bear this past month.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Successful memorial walk

September 7, 2018 - Kivalliq

A large crowd came out for the fifth annual Tootoo Memorial Walk in memory of Terence Tootoo in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28 in Rankin Inlet.

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Legionnaires claim Rankin softball crown

September 7, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The Legionnaires put an exclamation point on their championship season by taking down the New Era 17-5 to sweep the final three games to none and claim the 2018 Rankin Inlet Co-ed Softball League (RICSL) title in Rankin on Aug. 22.

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Proposed settlement reached for Ahiarmiut relocation

September 6, 2018 - Arviat

A proposed settlement worth $5 million has been reached between the Ahiarmiut Relocation Society and the Government of Canada.

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Greater vigilance over Dolphin and Union caribou

September 6, 2018

Representatives from hunters and trappers organizations in the Kitikmeot and the Beaufort Delta region of the NWT will aim to meet more regularly and jointly with wildlife technicians from both territories to discuss the status of the Dolphin and Union caribou herd.

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Rankin fisher shoots marauding polar bear

September 6, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The Kivalliq came dangerously close to suffering yet another tragedy at the paws and jaws of a polar bear when a young female bear hanging around for most of the day began stalking Jon Powell as he tended his fish nets at Tent City in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 25.

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ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᓇᓄᖅ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᕗᖅ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ

September 5, 2018 - Nunavut

ᐅᖃᓗᒡᕕᐅᖕᒪᑕ 1 ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᙳᐊᓂᑦ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖃᕐᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᔭᓗᓇᐃᕝᒥ ᐊᐱᕆᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒨᓯᓯ ᐃᖃᖅᓴᕐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᑭᒪᖃᑕᐅᔪᒪᖕᒪᖔᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᒥᑦ, ᑭᐅᓂᖓ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ.

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ᐋᒃᑐᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᖕᒫᕐᕖᑦ ᐃᓱᓕᑉᐳᑦ

September 5, 2018 - Nunavut

ᐱᒋᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᔫᓂ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ, ᐋᒃᑐᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᓄᑖᙳᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ, ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᐃᓴᐅᓯᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ (STEM) ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᖕᒫᕐᕕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒥ.

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At sea with the navy

September 5, 2018 - Nunavut

A zodiac-load of officials were invited Aug. 27 for a VIP tour of the HMCS Charlottetown, anchored in Frobisher Bay.

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New Iqaluit brew pub sees success in first week

September 5, 2018

The new 58-seat brew pub opened the evening of August 24.

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Actua science camps wrapped up in mid-August

September 5, 2018 - Nunavut

Beginning in late June, Actua deployed its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) summer camps across Nunavut.

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