Nunavut News

Teaming up for outdoor rink in Naujaat

April 25, 2018

Naujaat youth are having a great old time finishing out hockey-and-skating season in style, thanks to an outdoor rink that was built next to Tusarvik Elementary School this past week. Read More

KIA vows to keep pursuing Grays Bay project

April 24, 2018

The president of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association says his organization will not give up on the $554-million Grays Bay Road and Port (GRBP) project even though Ottawa recently rejected the Government of Nunavut’s request for funding. Read More

Hamlet training program pays off

April 24, 2018

The Hamlet of Igloolik recently hired two trainees as full-time, permanent employees and there’s a possibility that a third trainee may be offered a job as well. Read More

Capitalizing on science

April 24, 2018

Three Kitikmeot students will be boarding flights to Ottawa in May to compete in the Canada-Wide Science Fair. The pupils earned spots at the national competition by placing in the top three at the Kitikmeot Science Fair in Kugluktuk on April 7. Read More

‘I am named Appalialuk’ – Part Two of a Two-Part Series

April 20, 2018

There was a time when Jeanne Mike faced a lifetime sentence of loss and longing, a sentence which began when she was removed from her family home in Pangnirtung at age seven.

Mike’s braids were shorn and she became one of seven known Inuit children who were collected into a federal government program called The Eskimo Experiment. Read More

Protecting youth top priority in pot legalization

April 20, 2018

Fast-talking former Toronto police chief and Liberal MP Bill Blair visited with Nunavut leadership in the capital April 12 to discuss cannabis legalization, saying decriminalization would be better for youth and would help decimate the criminal underworld’s unregulated control over a $6- to $8-billion industry. Read More

NEWS BRIEFS: Students show support for Humboldt

April 20, 2018

Students at Tusarvik School in Naujaat were among numerous schools, groups and organizations across the Kivalliq that showed their support for the community of Humboldt, Sask., by wearing a sports jersey or green shirt on April 12. Read More

COLUMN: Humboldt strong!

April 19, 2018

The outpouring of love and support for the loved ones of those who died in the horrific crash that claimed many members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team earlier this month has been heartwarming to say the least. Read More

Arviat claims regional marksmanship crown

April 18, 2018

Junior Canadian Rangers from four communities squared off in the Kivalliq regional marksmanship selection competition in Rankin Inlet on April 8 for a chance to represent Nunavut at a national competition this coming month. Read More

Kivalliq Jr. Canucks work to build program

April 13, 2018

The atom and peewee Kivalliq Jr. Canucks squads put in strong showings at the 31st annual Indigenous Minor Hockey Tournament hosted by the Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre (MICEC) in Winnipeg, Man., from March 23-25. Read More

COLUMN: Mary Jane at the door

April 12, 2018

Despite the growing evidence debunking the long-held stance (by some) that marijuana is a gateway drug leading to the use of much heavier drugs, those who bought into the flawed theory decades ago stubbornly hang onto a time-proven weapon to perpetuate belief in the myth – fearmongering! Read More

Big boost for Inuit art in U.S.

April 11, 2018

An American couple has gifted their U.S. $2.5-million Inuit art collection and donated U.S. $2 million to create an Inuit art program at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) in Ann Arbor, Mich. Read More

A bigger and better Eggstravaganza

April 11, 2018

When all was said and done, the second annual Easter Eggstravaganza outdid the hype and delivered a memorable day for the community of Rankin Inlet on March 31. Read More

Qaggiavuut in China

April 9, 2018

The Qaggiavuut Society is travelling to China April 9 to 13 with Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly. Read More

Women’s shelters enter a new era

April 8, 2018

After a tumultuous year, YWCA Agvvik Nunavut has completed its reboot with a new board of directors elected March 22 at the organization’s annual general meeting. Read More

COLUMN: Hidden musical gems

April 6, 2018

Let’s take quick stroll down music lane for this week’s opinion piece, valued readers, and I’d like to start by thanking everyone who has dropped me a line on previous music columns in this space, especially those asking if I can write more in the future. Read More

Kivalliq Jr. Canucks squads perform in Manitoba

April 5, 2018

The atom and peewee Kivalliq Jr. Canucks squads put in strong showings at the Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre’s (MICEC) 31st annual aboriginal minor hockey tournament in Winnipeg, Man., from March 23-25. Read More