Danny Aaluk remembers sitting in a classroom as a boy, with much of what was being said not registering due to his hearing impairment. He preoccupied himself with what came naturally, drawing wildlife in his notebooks with his pencil. Read More

ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᓇᒡᓕᒋᖃᑎᒌᒃᑐᑦ

February 18, 2018

ᓇᒡᓕᖕᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᐊ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᕗᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᐅᕐᓱᖅᑑᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑏᑦ ᓴᓇᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᕿᕿᖅᑕᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᖃᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓐᓄᒃᐸᑦ ᐱᖑᐊᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᕖᕗᐊᕆ 9-ᒥ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᒧᒥᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ. ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑏᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐋᕿᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᓄᑦ. Read More

Wild meat distribution program commences

February 18, 2018 - Kugluktuk

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 - Nunavut

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 - Nuanvut

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

ᑎᓯᑎᒋᔪᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᑎᑐᑦ

February 16, 2018 - ᕿᕙᓪᓕᖅ

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᔭᕋᑦ A ᖄᖏᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᕆᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐊᒪᕈᕐᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ 10-6-ᒥ ᐱᓂᕐᒧᑦ 2018-ᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐋᑕᒻᔅ ᑕᐃᒎᓯᐊᖓᓐᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᕕᕈᐊᕆ 4-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. Read More

Kitikmeot Trade Show sets record for number of exhibitor booths

February 16, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

They came, talked shop, celebrated local culture and kicked up their heels together. For the fifth consecutive year, the Kitikmeot Trade Show sold out as 200 delegates descended on Cambridge Bay Feb. 12 to 14. It was the 19th year for the event. Read More


February 16, 2018



ᐅᑯᐊ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑲᓇᒃᔅ ᓄᑲᖅᖡᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᓄᑲᖅᖡᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᐃᓂᐹᒃ, ᒫᓂᑕᐅᐸᒥ. Read More

Gold miner makes gains in Kivalliq

February 16, 2018 - Kivalliq

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

ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᓕᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒥᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ

February 16, 2018 - ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᒃ

ᐃᑦᑐᐊᓗᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ ᐅᓪᓗᕐᒥ ᕿᓄᖓᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ-ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᕕᒃᑐᕐ ᓴᒻᒧᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂ (VSS) ᐃᓱᒪᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. 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 - Rankin Inlet

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

ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᓂ

February 14, 2018 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ

ᐊᕿᔭᖅᑕᖃᒐᔪᖅᑰᔨᖏᑦᑐᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐸᓪ ᓯᑐᕉᑐ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓛᖅᑐᒥ ᕼᐊᐃ ᕆᕗᒥ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᓛᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. Read More

EDITORIAL: Tuktu in perilous situation

February 14, 2018

The more I watch the all-too-real drama play out concerning the caribou herds, the more I get freaked out by the similarities with the collapse of the East Coast cod fishery that changed my life, and thousand of others, on the East Coast forever. Read More

Loving science in Chester

February 14, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

Old Man Winter picked a bad time to be in a grumpy mood as far as science-loving students at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) were concerned in Chesterfield Inlet this past week. Read More

ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ

February 13, 2018 - Kivalliq

ᐃᓱᒪᒋᕙᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᒍ ᑐᒃᑐᑦ, ᑲᒪᒋᕙᓪᓕᐊᓯᒪᕙᕋ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᖅᑰᔨᓂᖓᓄ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᐅᑉ ᐃᒪᖓᓂ ᐆᒐᖃᕈᓐᓃᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᓯᔾᔩᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂᒃ, ᑕᐅᓴᖏᓐᓃᑦᑐᓄᓪᓗ ᑕᐅᕙᓂ. Read More

Alianait launches points drive

February 12, 2018 - Nunavut

Alianait is hoping Aeroplan points collectors will donate their Aeroplan miles for festival travel through a donation campaign that runs until March 19. Read More

Calling all emerging songwriters

February 12, 2018 - Nunavut

Six emerging songwriters from across the territory will have the opportunity to develop their skills thanks to a workshop organized by Alianait. Read More

Arctic UAV to offer drone training for youth

February 12, 2018 - Nunavut

Arctic UAV, a made-in-Nunavut aerial imaging provider, is hoping to train more people to fly drones in communities across the territory thanks to a partnership with C-Astral and the Arctic Perspective Initiative (API). Read More

Hamlet of Igloolik seeks to enrich artists

February 10, 2018 - Iglulik

The Hamlet of Igloolik is trying to put more money in artists’ pockets from the sales of their creations. A new program will result in the hamlet paying artists up front for their artwork and then selling their wares in the southern market. Read More

ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒋᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓇᓂᓯᔪᑦ

February 9, 2018 - Nunavut

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᕗᑦ (NS) ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᑲᓪᓚᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᓐᓇᖅᓯᔪᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓄᑐᐊᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑎᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᖕᒪᑕ, ᑐᖓᓕᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᐊᕈᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᒡᓗᑭᒃᓴᕈᓃᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎᖁᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ.

“ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᐊᖏᔪᖅ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᕗᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᒧᐊᓕ ᕼᐊᓐᓴᓐ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂᒃ ᕖᕗᐊᕆ 2−ᒥ. Read More

ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓅᑲᑕᖕᒪᑕ ᐳᕙᒃᓗᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᕿᓂᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐃᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᓪᓗ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᑦ

February 9, 2018 - Qikiqtarjuaq

ᓄᓇᓕᓕᒫᑦ ᐳᕙᒃᓗᒃᑐᖅᑕᖃᕐᒪᖔᑕ (TB)-ᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᑲᔪᓯᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓱᒃᑲᓕᓪᓗᓂᓗ, ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐃᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᑭᒻ ᐲᑯ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᔮᓐᓄᐊᕆ 8-ᒥ. ᑕᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᓯᑕᓂᒃ ᐅᓪᓗᓂᒃ ᑎᑭᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᕿᓚᓈᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ 7-ᓂᒃ ᖁᓕᓄᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᐊᕋᓱᒋᓪᓗᑎᒃ, $1-ᒥᓕᐊᓐᑖᓚᒥᒃ ᐊᑭᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕆᔭᖓᑦ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐃᔩᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐳᕙᒃᓗᒃᑐᖃᐅᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᓂ. Read More

Dedicated housing for NS students

February 9, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) has much to celebrate thanks to the dedication of several generous contributors, as the post-secondary institution now has three of its own residences ready for students for the next school term.

“It was huge,” said Nunavut Sivuniksavut coordinator Morley Hanson about the announcement Feb. 2. Read More

On-site TB diagnosis and treatment showing benefits

February 9, 2018 - Qikiqtarjuaq

Community-wide tuberculosis (TB) testing in Qikiqtarjuaq is running smoothly and faster than expected, Nunavut’s chief medical officer Kim Barker said Jan. 8. The comments came on the fourth day of what was originally estimated to be a seven- to 10-week, $1 million medical effort to battle an outbreak in the hamlet. Read More

The Jerry Cans, Kelly Fraser, Tanya Tagaq up for Junos

February 8, 2018 - Nunavut

The nominations for the 2018 Juno Awards are out, and Nunavut performers have made a splash across genres.

All the hard work they’ve dedicated to their musical and cultural passions means being nominated for Juno Awards is all the sweeter, say Nancy Mike and Kelly Fraser. Read More

Resolute’s new mayor resigns

February 8, 2018 - Qausuittuq/Resolute

Resolute is in need of a new mayor. Joyce Laprise, elected as the hamlet’s leader on Dec. 11, submitted her resignation at the council meeting on Feb. 5. Read More

Axe-wielding man faces multiple charges

February 8, 2018 - Iqaluit

Police have charged a 29-year-old man accused of brandishing an axe and banging on doors in the 300 block in Iqaluit early Feb. 6.

The RCMP arrived in the area and witnessed a man with the axe. Police say they advised the man that he was under arrest. The accused allegedly walked toward the police waving the axe, ignoring the officer’s direction to drop it, stated Cpl. Henry Coman in a news release. Read More

Naujaat cadets celebrating 20 years

February 8, 2018 - Naujaat

Old Man Winter has been in a cranky mood across the Kivalliq recently, and the -60 C temps with the windchill he sent shivering across Naujaat forced the 3055 RCACC to postpone its 20th anniversary celebrations this past week. Read More

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