Nunavut News

Rally acknowledges injustice, racism and pain

March 2, 2018

In response to two murder trials that returned not-guilty verdicts in connection with the deaths of two Indigenous youth in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Iqalungmiut gathered Feb. 27 to show solidarity, grieve, and express their own fears and hopes. Read More

Inuit-specific funding in federal budget

March 2, 2018

Finance Minister David Akeeagok saw several positive financial commitments for Inuit in the federal budget delivered Feb. 27, while Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk expressed a few reservations. Read More

Mary Walsh to judge Iqaluit comedy contest

March 2, 2018

By their sheer power to make the crowd and the judges laugh, one local comedian will win an all-expenses trip to the nation’s capital to take part in the 2018 Alterna Savings Crackup Comedy Festival finale. Read More

Akulukjuk devoted to making Inuktitut media

March 2, 2018

Summer weeks spent out on the land at Sannirut, outside Pangnirtung, taking part in the Inuusivut (Our Way of Life) training project set the stage for Roselynn Akulukjuk’s award-winning film work and a career in the industry. Read More

Kivalliq clothing talent on the rise

March 1, 2018

Arviat-based Hinaani Design was recognized for its craft work by capturing the 2018 Northern Lights Best Product Award during the mammoth trade show’s closing banquet in Ottawa on Feb. 3. Read More

AWG team takes the Plate

February 28, 2018

The Arctic Winter Games (AWG) Team Nunavut midgets nipped Iqaluit 5-3 in a thrilling final to claim the 2018 Polar Bear Plate midget/juvenile championship in front of a packed arena in Rankin Inlet on Feb. 18. Read More

Susan Aglukark names abuser at dramatic inquiry stop

February 28, 2018

Susan Aglukark brought tears to the eyes of many, including Commissioner Qajaq Robinson, as she gave the final testimony as the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls stopped in Rankin Inlet this past week. Read More

A steak for the heart

February 25, 2018

More than 50 couples in Iglulik shared each other’s company and a delicious cut of meat at the community hall on Feb. 14. Read More

Kugaaruk arena about to get $1 million in upgrades

February 25, 2018

The arena in Kugaaruk is undergoing $1 million worth of work in two phases. The first phase will begin in the coming weeks with improvements to the heating system, the installation of more efficient lighting and patching up the dressing rooms, senior administrative officer John Ivey said. Read More

Mandatory minimum sentence cut in half on challenge

February 24, 2018

Nunavut Justice Earl Johnson cut in half a mandatory minimum punishment of four years for Cedric Ookowt of Baker Lake, convicted of shooting at a residence in his community, as the judge ruled it would be “grossly disproportionate to the crime.” Read More

Event celebrates Nunavut authors

February 24, 2018

Nunavut’s children’s authors are gaining more and more recognition, but in Nunavut there are no awards like there are in the south and travel costs makes it impossible to get authors around the territory. Read More

Nunavut’s first baby gives birth

February 22, 2018

Mona Pitseolak celebrated giving birth to her daughter Tapisa just as the rest of the territory was celebrating the birth of Nunavut April 1, 1999.

Mona recalls her daughter’s birth got a lot of attention then, and still does. Read More

Rapper Hyper-T builds momentum

February 22, 2018

Adam Tanuyak, known to many as rapper Hyper-T, is on a roll. He has churned out four music videos over the past four months, giving him seven videos to his name in total. Read More

Cadets skiing uphill in Naujaat

February 21, 2018

It was a weekend of meeting old friends, having a little friendly competition and enjoying all their was to see and do at the annual cadet biathlon challenge in Whitehorse, Yukon, earlier this month. Read More

Growing the game in Arviat

February 21, 2018

The decision to extend the Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) Calm Air Cup senior men’s hockey tournament to include a series of skills-development camps was a popular one among the youth registered in the Arviat minor hockey program this past month. Read More

Inquiry visits Rankin

February 21, 2018

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) is holding its community hearing in Rankin Inlet this week from Feb. 20-22 at the Siniktarvik Hotel from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Read More

Rankin FC headed for the national stage

February 21, 2018

The Rankin Football Club (RFC) tore through the opposition to claim the first futsal national-club-qualifier tournament ever held in Nunavut earlier this month in Rankin Inlet. Read More

Get your AWG tickets Friday

February 20, 2018

Guess what? Tickets will soon be on sale online for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games opening and closing ceremonies, along with the cultural gala performance! Read More

Wild meat distribution program commences

February 18, 2018

Several hunters were off in search of muskoxen early last week in hopes of selling the meat to the Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTO). The HTO then divides the meat among community members in need through the Country Foods Distribution program. Read More

Canadian North looks to the future with Fetchable

February 17, 2018

After Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. ditched Canadian North for First Air last year, the airline had to go back to the drawing board, and they came up with an internet-based service called Fetchable.

“We have available space on our aircraft and we’re looking for ways to fill it,” said Canadian North president Steve Hankirk. Read More

Teacher education review in draft form

February 16, 2018

A review of the Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP), initiated in early 2017, is now at the draft-report stage.

“The consultants have drafted a preliminary report to be reviewed by the Department of Education and Nunavut Arctic College to ensure that the program evaluation phase of this review has met the scope of work detailed in the request for proposals,” Education deputy minister Pujjuut Kusugak stated via e-mail. Read More

Gold miner makes gains in Kivalliq

February 16, 2018

Agnico Eagle has succeeded in extending the life of the Meadowbank gold mine into 2019 and will get its Meliadine gold deposit into production sooner than expected next year. Read More

NEWS BRIEFS: Kiv Canucks headed to Winnipeg

February 15, 2018

Bound for the Peg


Listed below are the players selected for the Kivalliq Jr. Canucks atoms team that will compete in the Indigenous Minor Hockey Tournament this coming month in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read More

A first at the Games

February 15, 2018

It may be hard to believe with how popular soccer is in the Kivalliq, but when Paul Stroeder of Rankin Inlet steps onto the floor in Hay River this coming month he will become the first soccer referee from Nunavut to officiate at the Arctic Winter Games (AWG). Read More