Editorial

David talks, facts walk

October 17, 2017

ᐃᓕᕿᑕᒫᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᖓ ᐃᖕᒥᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᒑᖓᒪ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᒍᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᑏᕕᑦ ᓴᓱᑭᓗ ᖃᓄᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᖓ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔭᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᐅᕆᐊᖃᖁᔨᓯᒪᓂᖓᓄᑦ.

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David talks, facts walk

October 17, 2017

I shake my head every time I see someone voicing concerns on social media using data from David Suzuki to back their stance.

I have written in the past on Suzuki and Ronald Hites’s demarketing campaign; using parts of the media to create fear over farmed salmon.

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Nunavut is a land of opportunity

October 15, 2017

The most popular story on our new website, nunavutnews.com, has so far been last week’s profile on Anu Boucher, the young environmental technology student who has a dream of launching her own outfitting business back home in Rankin Inlet.

Hers is a dream that brings together youthful hopes with the vision of a business opportunity in a location that has promise. She has a real shot at this. Much as fashion designer Victoria Kakuktinniq, also of Rankin Inlet, has grown her business from sales on Facebook into a shop in Iqaluit. A mix of skill, tenacity, and demand for her product have brought her dream to life.

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ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᓱᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐱᔪᑦ

October 13, 2017

ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᐹᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓂᐅᔅᓄᐊᒃᑯᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᕙᓂ, nunavutnews.com-ᒥ, ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᔪᒥᒃ ᐋᓄ ᐴᓱᒥᒃ, ᑖᓐᓇ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᖅ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥᓄᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᖑᐊᖅᖢᓂᐅᒃ ᐊᑐᓛᕈᒪᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐊᓯᕙᖅᓯᒪᕕᓕᐅᕈᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂ ᐳᓚᕋᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒧᑦ.

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Vandals must know the consequences

October 10, 2017

For the most part, those of us living in Rankin Inlet have been pretty lucky when it comes to major acts of vandalism over the years, especially when compared to many other Nunavut communities.

Break-and-enters have been a far bigger problem over the past two decades than vandalism.

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ᒐᕙᒪᑎᖃᕈᓯᖅᐳᑦ ᑭᐳᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓯᒋᐊᓕᕈᑦᑕ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᕿᓗᐊᖅᓯᒪᒋᐊᖃᕐᒃᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᒍᑦ

October 8, 2017

ᐊᑭᒪᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᒃᑲᓕᓴᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᐊᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᔪᓯᑦᑎᐊᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐊᑏᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᕋᑖᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕆᓯᒪᔭᕗᑦ: ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᐲᑕ ᑕᑉᑑᓇ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᑮᑦ ᐲᑐᓴᓐ.

ᑕᒪᐃᑕ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᖑᑏᒃ ᑭᖑᕚᒥᓄᑦ ᕿᒪᐃᖕᒪᑕ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑲᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐱᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃᓗ, ᒪᓕᒃᓗᒍ ᓇᓕᐊᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒍᓱᖕᒪᖔᖅᐱᑦ.

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Political upheaval will require seat belt

October 8, 2017

The race is on for Nunavut’s legislative assembly, and it is going forward without the two names making the most news for the past few years: Premier Peter Taptuna, and Finance Minister Keith Peterson.

Both men left their marks on Nunavut, for better or worse, depending on your perspective.

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ᐃᓚᓕᐅᑎᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᓕ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᕕᓃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᕕᓂᐊ ᐊᒃᑕᕐᕕᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᖑᓇᖅᑐᓂ

September 30, 2017

ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᓕᒫᑲᓴᒃ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒧᑦ ᓄᒃᑎᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ, ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᒐᕙᒪᑎᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕕᒃᒥᑦ ᑎᒍᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᒃᑎᖅᓯᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᔪᐃᑦᑐᒧᓪᓗ 1950-ᓂ.

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Add exiles’ site dump to shame list

September 30, 2017

It would be hard to find a Nunavummiuq who does not know the history of the High Arctic Exiles, the Inuit the federal government took from their homes in Nunavik and dropped off at Resolute and Grise Fiord in the 1950s.

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ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕌᓂᖕᓂᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᕐᓂᖓ

September 26, 2017

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕌᓂᖕᓇᐅᕗᖅ ‘ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ’ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐊᐅᒐᓯᒥ ᓯᑉᑕᐱᕆᒥᓗ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᐅᖅᐸᒃᐳᑦ ᐳᐃᒍᓚᐅᐱᓪᓚᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᐃᖢᐃᓪᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ − ᐱᔭᕆᐊᑐᖕᒪᑦ − ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᓗ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᖃᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓐᓇᖅᖢᓂ.

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A wondrous time

September 26, 2017

Graduation ‘season’ across the Kivalliq in August and September is one of the few remaining times of the year when it’s actually possible to put aside all thoughts of what ails Nunavut – a job in itself at the best of times – and allow yourself to grow a tad optimistic about the future.

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Decolonization will be long, expensive process

September 22, 2017

This week, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. presented a commissioned report detailing the lost wages from the territorial and federal governments’ failure to implement Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement, which calls for government staffing ratios to match that of the population.
Nunavut is 84 per cent Inuit but Inuit make up only 50 per cent of Government of Nunavut employees. The federal government sits at only 41 per cent.

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Editorial: It’s gotta be the shoes

September 4, 2017

There are three things I will not miss should I ever decide to leave Rankin Inlet and Kivalliq News. Those are: the cost of living in Rankin, the ridiculous amounts of money we’re forced to spend on things such as cell and Internet service which don’t deliver a service anywhere near the cost, and the lack of professionalism when trying to deal with the Government of Nunavut (GN) in any meaningful way.

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Editorial: Not guilty does not mean innocent

September 1, 2017

After more than a year of study, the federal Competition Bureau says First Air and Canadian North did not break the law in its efforts to stop startup airline GoSarvaq from entering the Ottawa-Iqaluit market.

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One big family

August 21, 2017

As the summer comes to an end, so does a season of short-sleeved sports and warm-weather events.

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Inquiry visit a time for healing in the Kivalliq

August 15, 2017

This week, visitors from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are in Rankin to meet Kivalliq families for the first time.

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Nunavut’s language challenges are many

August 15, 2017

Last month, under the radar, Nunavut’s Department of Culture and Heritage let a significant date pass with zero fanfare. More than two weeks later, we learned that all businesses and non-governmental organizations must join the government in offering its services in the Inuit language.

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Proper training for RCMP saves lives

August 8, 2017

There’s an old, racist stereotype about the ‘drunken Indian.’

You all know of it. Some of you will have experienced it first-hand: that assumption by some people that if you belong to an Indigenous group, you have a drinking problem.

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Community buy-in is smart business

August 2, 2017

It was a real-life example of David vs. Goliath, pitting the small High Arctic community of Clyde River in a fight against big oil and the Canadian government.

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Progress needs to benefit all in Nunavut

July 31, 2017

It’s summer in Nunavut, and as the beaches fill with sealift containers, the streets – in the capital, at least – are filled with visitors and construction vehicles. They’re both critical to the Nunavut economy but we can see the fallout when the two clash.

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‘Tapped out’ city is sign of bigger problems

May 6, 2017

Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern was the first guest speaker for a breakfast meeting series organized by a reborn Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce last month.

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The lunacy of over-sensitivity

Kivalliq News
May 2, 2017

I’ve been fortunate in Rankin Inlet during the past 18-plus years to have known a fair number of people who liked to discuss “hot topics” of the day openly and honestly, without playing the race card or firing about a bunch of impossible-to-disprove labels in an effort to force silence or capitulation.

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Vacant buildings waste money

May 1, 2017

Iqaluit city council last month committed $150,000 per year for five years to support the city’s homeless shelter.

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