Performance in The Peg
The Winnipeg Art Gallery was scheduled to host a performance by throat boxer Nelson Tagoona of Baker Lake Dec. 19.
Tagoona is a rising artist specializing in a musical fusion of traditional Inuit throat singing and beat boxing. Tagoona’s show was also scheduled to include holiday music in Inuktitut.
Tagoona, 23, has performed at major events such as APTN Aboriginal Day Live and the 2015 Pan Am Games. He was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his impact on youth.Read More
Naujaat students pick a winner in mock election
The Grade 9 class at Tuugaalik High School have picked a winner. They elected Solomon Malliki as their new mayor during a mock municipal election earlier this month. The students have been holding mock elections for a few years now.Read More
Election Day results in Kivalliq
Listed below are the complete results from each Kivalliq community for the Dec. 11 municipal election, plus the Kivalliq Inuit Association elections.Read More
Amazing hockey trip for Naujaat family
Macleod Arnatiaq and his father, Emmanuel Uttak, have been selected to attend the Travis Hamonic Community program, intended for children of Indigenous descent between the ages of six and 17.
The program also decided to invite Macleod’s younger brother, Pakak Arnatiaq, along for the trip.Read More
Scores of Nunavummiut benefit from pre-employment training
The new year is going to bring a wealth of determined job seekers in five Nunavut communities.
Arviat, Baker Lake, Cambridge Bay and Pond Inlet hosted 12-week pre-employment workshops from September into December. In Iqaluit, the program will be complete in March.
Busy year in Kivalliq
Well, valued readers, this is the final edition of Kivalliq News for 2017 and what a year it’s been.Read More
Gala helps Rankin organizations
The annual Holiday Gala and fundraiser was another smash hit in Rankin Inlet on Dec. 9.Read More
Arviat drama club keeps holiday spirit alive
The John Arnalukjuak Drama Club put on a sterling rendition of Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus in Arviat this past week.
Director Gord Billard said he decided to go with the classic tale, despite having his doubts after reading the script for the first time.Read More
Hockey camp in finals for prize
The season beginning Rankin Rock Hockey Camp has been named as a finalist for an Arctic Inspiration Prize.Read More
Canada Post extends post office hours in capital
Canada Post is appealing to its Iqaluit customers to please pick up their packages.
To help residents do that, business hours are extended Dec. 18.Read More
Time to examine yourself
As we begin the countdown towards Christmas and the new year, a closer examination of ourselves should be taking a hold of us.Read More
All the ingredients for giving thanks
A Christmas tea for elders was held at Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik on Dec. 8. Students, who baked snacks for the guests, were given the opportunity to practise their Inuit values, including havaqatigiiniq: working together; tunngahuktittiniq: welcoming elders and community members to the school; and, kivgaqtuiniq: service to family and community.Read More
Rabid fox in Cape Dorset
The Department of Health has confirmed that a fox in Cape Dorset has rabies.
It is the third rabid fox reported in Nunavut over the past several weeks. One was detected in Rankin Inlet earlier this month, while another was found in Baker Lake in November. There was also a dog confirmed to have contracted rabies in Hall Beach last week.Read More
Woman stabbed in Gjoa Haven
A 21-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, and breaking a court condition following an incident in which a woman was stabbed several times in a Gjoa Haven residence on Dec. 11.Read More
Languages commissioner halts Kugluktuk election
Residents in Kugluktuk will go back to polls in January after Nunavut’s languages commissioner shut down the hamlet election on Dec. 11.
Helen Klengenberg said she was made aware of Hamlet of Kugluktuk election literature being written solely in English right up until election day. Only on Dec. 11 were the public notices translated into Inuinnaqtun, she said.Read More
Two new deputy ministers step up in GN
Pujjuut Kusugak, son of the late Jose Kusugak, is the latest to be appointed to senior management in another round of appointments by Premier Paul Quassa.Read More
Fostering family appeals for fourth dog
One young resident, with the mayor coming out firmly on her side, received some good news when Iqaluit city council agreed Dec. 12 to an exception to its responsible pet ownership bylaw.Read More
Haze shrouds cannabis fight over treatment
As Canadians prepare for legal marijuana use, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is indicating it’s not ready to support the move until the territory has addictions treatment facilities. President Aluki Kotierk is indicating legal options are not out of the question.Read More
Cambridge Bay arena closed until January or February; may not open at all due to mould
The Department of Community and Government Services is seeking a contractor to address the growing mould issue in the Cambridge Bay arena and the work isn’t expected to be complete until January or February, if it’s feasible to do at all.Read More
Zebra clinic in Rankin Inlet
The Rankin Inlet Senior Men’s Hockey League and the Rankin Inlet Minor Hockey Association sponsored a Level 1-2 referee clinic this past Saturday, Dec. 9.
The training followed the Level 2-4 clinic this past month, which saw officials certified for both local hockey and the upcoming minor-and-senior-hockey tournaments in the new year.Read More
Mould jeopardizes Cambridge Bay arena
Mould at the Cambridge Bay arena has worsened to the point that the facility may not open at all this season.
The Hamlet of Cambridge Bay is not allowing the public to use the arena until safety assurances can be made.
Marla Limousin, senior administrative officer in Cambridge Bay, said officials with the Department of Community and Government Services told her a decision on the status of the arena will be made by the end of this week.Read More
Kivalliq teachers say no difference in science challenges
The initial round of Actua’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Challenge began making its way to schools across the region this past month. Actua inherited the program from the Kivalliq Science Educators Community (KSEC).Read More
KSEC co-president not pleased with new science programming
The decision to replace the SET Challenge run by the Kivalliq Science Educators Community (KSEC) with the Actua’s STEM Challenge is not a popular one with KSEC co-president Glen Brocklebank of Chesterfield Inlet.Read More
Minor hockey camp a step closer to prize
The season-opening Rankin Rock minor hockey camp came one-step closer to a significant cash infusion when it made the final list for an Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP).
The camp is in the youth category, which awards up to $100,000 for up to seven teams.Read More
Thanks to all who contribute
Well, valued readers, it’s hard to believe we’re less than two weeks away from Christmas Day.
I’m dedicating this space, as I do every year, to those who do so much to help me keep the Kivalliq News a truly regional paper.Read More
Rabid fox leads to warning
Residents of Rankin Inlet are being asked to keep a close eye out after at least one case of rabies in a fox was confirmed.
The fox was found at the dump and the Department of Health is warning people that a rabid fox can often appear friendly.Read More
Healed helpers begin counselling program
Self-healing counselling programs are very much needed in the community and across the region, said a recent graduate.Read More
Students vote in Naujaat
The Grade 9 class at Tuugaalik High School heard from all five candidates before holding a mock election to select the community’s new mayor earlier this month.Read More
Letter to the Editor: A great guy at Rankin Inlet’s Siniktarvik Hotel
From: Wayne Langenhan
Earlier this summer, I and my staking partner Carl Williams flew into Rankin Inlet by chopper from Baker Lake.Read More
Donations make for happy hearts
AIK. HALUUQKAFFI IKALUKTUTIAMIT. HILA ALIANAKHIYUK. ALAPPAKNAIKTUK, TAKHIHAINNAKTUK KILAMINNUAK. ANIIRIAMI ALIANAK. INUIN UGAKHIUPAKTUT IKALUKHIUKPAKTUTLU AUDLAATIIKHUTIK. INUIN KUVIAHULUGAKTUT KUVIAHUKVIK TIKILIKMAT ULAPKINIAKMIYUT.Read More
ᐅᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᓇ ᓴᐅᔭᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᐳᒻᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᓰᑦ ᓯᑯᐃᓐᓇᐅᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐃᑭᖅ ᓱᒃᑲᐃᓐᓂᖅᓴᒥᒃ ᓯᑯᖓ ᐃᔾᔪᓕᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓲᖑᖕᒪᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᖅ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᖃᐅᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐳᒻᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᕿᐱᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᒐᑦᑕ ᑕᕆᐅᖅ ᐅᕿᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᖕᒪᑦ ᑭᐊᒃᑐᒥᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒧᑦ ᕿᓂᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᑯ ᐃᔾᔪᓕᕐᓇᖅᓵᓱᖑᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᖏᕋᕕᒋᒋᐊᖅᓴᖅ ᐊᑯᓂ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ.Read More
Slower freeze up this year
Even though the land has been covered with some snow and the lakes are covered in ice, the ocean has been much slower in fully developed ice because of current and a snow blanket.Read More
ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑐᖓᓕᖓᓂ ᓴᓇᕕᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖃᓚᖓᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ
ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᒪᓖᓐᓇᕋᒃᑭᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᒥᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᕕᖃᕐᕕᐊᓂ, ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᐅᑐᖑᐊᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᓱᓕᔪᒥᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᓚᖓᓕᖅᑐᑦ. ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓴᓇᕕᖃᕐᕕᐅᒥ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᒥᒐᖅᖠᓕᕋᑦᑕ ᐊᑯᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᕕᓕᐅᕐᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᖅᑐᓄᓪᓗ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ.Read More
Capital’s second core great for Nunavut
We’ve been following the proposed second core planned for Iqaluit’s industrial district, and the dream is now becoming a reality. The capital city has long needed more core space for businesses and residents to grow.Read More
NTI president explains demand for marijuana legalization delay
Nunavut needs addictions treatment centres and a public education campaign on the effects of marijuana use before Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. approves of cannabis legalization, the president of the land claims organization said.Read More
Rescued Gjoa Haven man seeks compensation after loss of boat, motor
Willie Aglukkaq is grateful to have been rescued after his boat’s motor malfunctioned but he still feels abandoned after the subsequent loss of his equipment.Read More
Rangers not getting full health benefits: investigator
Canadian Rangers, who are entitled to the same health care and related benefits as other reservists, are faced with many obstacles in accessing those benefits.Read More
Preschool merging IQ with Montessori proves successful
A preschool program in Pond Inlet that blends Montessori educational methods with Inuit traditional methods has proved so successful it has expanded to Clyde River.Read More
Hall Beach goaltender welcomes higher-level challenges
If you’re looking for Waylon Arnaqjuaq during the winter, there’s a decent chance you’ll find him at the arena, but you may not instantly recognize him.Read More
Cash headed to worthy Rankin orgs
Four organizations were selected to receive a donation of $10,000 this past weekend by the hamlet of Rankin Inlet and Agnico Eagle Mines.
The donations were presented during the second annual Christmas fundraiser in Rankin Inlet on Dec. 2.Read More
Naujaat named top cadet corps
The year is closing out with a bang for the 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps (RCACC) in Naujaat, with the corps being named best in its region for the second consecutive year.Read More
Channel 19 back on air in Arviat
Community cable Channel 19 is back on the air, and that’s a good thing for the community of Arviat.Read More
Kivalliq election day lineup
Listed below are the candidates in each Kivalliq community for the Dec. 11 municipal election, plus the Kivalliq Inuit Association elections.Read More
Naujaat students explore new science challenges
Students at Tuugaalik High School enjoyed having a new twist on an old science program this past week.Read More
Kiv programs shortlisted for prize
Two Kivalliq programs find themselves on the short list for an Arctic Inspiration Prize this month.Read More