Editorial

ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᓯᐊᓂᒃ ᐅᕐᓱᐊᓘᑉ ᐊᐅᓚᐅᑎᖃᕈᑏᑦ

November 18, 2017

ᐅᖓᓯᒌᒃᑐᐊᓘᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᖅᑯᓴᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᔪᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᖅᑯᑏᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᖏᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐱᔭᕆᑐᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᓄᑑᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᓚᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᓕᕆᔪᑎᓂᒃ ᐱᑕᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᑦ. Read More

Long path away from diesel

November 18, 2017

Spread out by great distances and no connecting infrastructure, Nunavut is in the difficult position of providing municipal services in isolation. Read More

Time for Kivalliq led and Kivalliq first

November 14, 2017

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

ᐱᑦᓯᐅᓛᑉ ᑲᒪᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐸᒥ

November 13, 2017

ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ, ᒪᓕᒃᓯᒪᒐᑦᑎᒍ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓ ᑭᓐᖓᓂ ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᑉ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕕᒃᓴᖅ, ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᑦᓱᐃᔪᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᖅᓴᐅᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑕᐅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥ ᐊᑭᖓᑕ ᐃᓚᖓᓂ $3-ᒥᓕᐊᓐᑖᓚᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᓪᓗᒍ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᑭᓖᒋᐊᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᒡᓗ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ. Read More

Pitsiulak’s last act

November 11, 2017

For some time, we’ve been following the progress of Cape Dorset’s Kenojuak Cultural Centre, which last month held a fundraising auction in Toronto to raise a portion of the $3 million in private funding required to complete the centre.
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Darvish meltdown good news for Jays

November 6, 2017

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

MLAs must follow new path

November 5, 2017

The people have spoken, and they have spoken for change. We’re hoping the new legislative assembly will be able to achieve the changes candidates have identified in their campaign platforms. Read More

ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑏᑦ ᓵᖓᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᑖᓄᑦ

November 4, 2017

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᔩᔪᒪᓂᖏᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᖏᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᖃᕋᑦᑕ ᓄᑖᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖃᓕᕈᑦᑕ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᐋᕿᒋᐊᖅᓯᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᔭᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᑎᒃ. Read More

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓱᖁᑎᒃᓴᕐᓂᐊᖏᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᑉᓛᕈᒥᑕᑦ Corn Pops ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑎᑦᓯᖃᑦᑕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ

October 31, 2017

ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓚᖓᒍᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᖏᓗᐊᕐᒪᑕ. ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᑦᓯᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑯᐊᓐ ᐹᑉᔅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖓᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓗᐃᑦ. Read More

Democracy is more than an election

October 28, 2017

For those of you who make the choice to participate in your future and that of our territory by voting in the territorial election, you can do so knowing you have made a difference. Read More

ᐃᓱᒪᖅᓱᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑑᖓᖏᒻᒪᑦ

October 28, 2017

ᑖᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐃᓱᒻᒥᖅᓯᒪᕙᒌᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᓯᕗᓂᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᓕᕈᑦᑕ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᐃᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᓗᑎᒃ. Read More

World a little emptier without Downie, Petty

October 24, 2017

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

ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᒃᓯᕗᖅ ᑕᐅᓂ ᐱᑕᖃᖏᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᑎ

October 23, 2017

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

ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᑦ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᓂ ᐊᑭᓖᔪᓐᓇᑐᐊᖅᐸᑦ

October 22, 2017

ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥᐅᑦ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕋᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᑐᐃᓐᓇᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᖓᓂ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᓂᒃᓗ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓕᕈᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᔪᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᒫᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᐊᖅᓯᒋᐊᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᑕᒫᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᒋᐊᓖᑦ ᐅᓄᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᓕᑉᒪᑕ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓱᓕ. Read More

Private partners good for hamlets with resources

October 21, 2017

The Hamlet of Kugluktuk is looking to take matters into its own hands, as government policies and timelines have left the hamlet waiting too long for a facility that allows residents to remain in the hamlet for care.

Legislation bars the hamlet from owning and operating its own facilities but a creative private partnership arrangement – where the hamlet gets the backing but a private company owns and operates the facility – seems a promising solution. Read More

David talks, facts walk

October 17, 2017

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

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕌᓂᖕᓂᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᕐᓂᖓ

September 26, 2017

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

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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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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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The lunacy of over-sensitivity

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. Read More