One of the ‘perks’ I’ve always enjoyed in this place is being able to write the odd opinion piece on the music industry and those who make, or who have made, their livelihood from it. It’s a perk the community has gifted me – like it or not – due to the fact music plays such a big role in the Kivalliq. Read More
AIK. UKIUK NUTAMI KUVIAHURITTIK. INUIN NAMAINAKTUT IKALUKTUTIAMI. NIGLATAKPIAKHUNI HILA HAMNA. HIKINIK KULVALIKTUK QUANA. KAUMALIKTUK NUNAKPUT. NUTAKKAT UTTIKMIYUT ILIHAKTUT. IKALUKTUTIAKMIUTAT ULAPKIVAKTUT KUVIAHUVIKMI. QUANAKPIAK IKAYUKTUT. ALIAHUKTUT INUIN NAMAKTUT. PIKHIKPAKTUKLU NUNA. ILANI ALAPPAIKNAIKPAKTUK. ILLA NAMAKTURUT. NAMAKLUHI. Read More
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
We will begin preparations for the celebration of Christmas in a matter of days. For me, this is a milestone as this is what opened the venue of communicating with readers across Nunavut and beyond through this newspaper, and I want to remind us of what Christmas is all about. In November 2009 it all began. Read More
If things continue in the NHL season as they’ve gone to date, and the Las Vegas Golden Knights qualify for the playoffs in their first year as an expansion team, NHL owners may be placing pressure on their general managers to start modelling their rosters following much of the same plan. Read More
ᑭᓱᒥᒃ ᐃᓗᓕᖃᖅᐸ ᐊᑎᖅᐳᑦ?
ᐃᓛᓐᓂᓚᐅᓱᖓᒃᑯᑦ, ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᐱᕆᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᕿᒥᕈᑦᑎᐊᖁᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᑭᒪᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᐊᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᑕᐃᓗᒋᑦ ᒪᑯᐊ ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᖅᑏᑦ Cleveland Indians, NFL-ᑯᓪᓗ Washington Redskins-ᖁᑎᖏᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒪ CFL-ᑯᑦ Edmonton Eskimos-ᖁᑎᖏᑦ, ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᓂᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ. Read More
What’s in a name?
Every once in a while, society is asked to examine the use of racially-charged sports team names, such as baseball’s Cleveland Indians, the NFL’s Washington Redskins, and the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, the latter having the most relevance to Nunavummiut. Read More
For the first time in history following a territorial election for the Government of Nunavut (GN), I am expecting — and actually cheering for — the next premier to come from the Kivalliq.
I would be equally happy to see either Rankin Inlet’s Lorne Kusugak or Cathy Towtongie have the premier’s plaque on their office desk. Read More
Baseball fans across the Kivalliq were treated to a classic World Series between the L.A. Dodgers and the Houston Astros, which wrapped up on Nov. 1.
I predicted, in this very paper on Oct. 4, the Dodgers (National) and Astros (American) would represent their respective leagues in the Series. Unfortunately, I called the Dodgers to win in six games. Read More
ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓚᖓᒍᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᖏᓗᐊᕐᒪᑕ. ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᑦᓯᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑯᐊᓐ ᐹᑉᔅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖓᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓗᐃᑦ. Read More
There are those among us who don’t think society has reached the apex of oversensitivity yet. I can’t see how we can become any more sensitive when just this past week, the finger of racism was aimed at corn pops and marijuana. Read More
2017 had already been a tough year for Kivalliq fans of classic rock with the deaths of Chuck Berry, Gregg Allman and Butch Tracks of the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath’s Geoff Nichols and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, but this month hit hard with the passing of both Tom Petty and Gord Downie. Read More
ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖅ 2017 ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᓯᒪᓕᐊᓂᒃᐳᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᑐᓴᕐᓂᕈᓱᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ Chuck Berry, Gregg Allman ᐊᒻᒪ Butch Tracks ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂ ᐃᓐᖏᖅᑎ Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath’s Geoff Nichols ᐊᒻᒪ Chris Cornell ᑕᐃᑲᓂᒥᐅᑕᖅ Soundgarden, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕆᐊᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑐᖁᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ Tom Petty ᐊᒻᒪ Gord Downie. Read More