ᐊᑭᑭᓐᓂᖅᐹᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐃᓅᔪᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖏᒻᒪᑦ

January 21, 2018

ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᔾᔨᖅᓱᑦᑎᐊᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᑭᑭᓐᓂᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᓯᐊᖑᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᔨᓂᒃ ᐊᓐᑎᐅᕆᐅᒥ ᐃᐊᓪᐴᑕᒥᓗ, ᖄᖏᖅᓯᑲᐃᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᕕᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓂ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᓯᐊᓄᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᐃᑦ ᐊᑭᑭᓐᓂᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᓴᓇᔨᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᓖᔪᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ. Read More

Minimum is far from living wage

January 20, 2018

Canadians are watching the labour situation in Ontario and Alberta, which recently surpassed Nunavut as the jurisdictions with Canada’s highest minimum wages. Read More

Editorial: Beatles lead the way in resurgent vinyl

January 17, 2018

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

Koana for making season bright

January 14, 2018


Buzzing back to the rich man’s time

January 11, 2018

How did it happen and what the h-e-double hockey sticks do we do about it?

As we enter 2018, Canada has passed even Great Britain in the amount of taxes it demands we Canadians pay. Read More

Time to examine yourself

December 17, 2017

As we begin the countdown towards Christmas and the new year, a closer examination of ourselves should be taking a hold of us. Read More

Haze shrouds cannabis fight over treatment

December 16, 2017

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

Thanks to all who contribute

December 13, 2017

Well, valued readers, it’s hard to believe we’re less than two weeks away from Christmas Day.

I’m dedicating this space, as I do every year, to those who do so much to help me keep the Kivalliq News a truly regional paper. Read More

ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑐᖓᓕᖓᓂ ᓴᓇᕕᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖃᓚᖓᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ

December 11, 2017

ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᒪᓖᓐᓇᕋᒃᑭᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᒥᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᕕᖃᕐᕕᐊᓂ, ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᐅᑐᖑᐊᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᓱᓕᔪᒥᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᓚᖓᓕᖅᑐᑦ. ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓴᓇᕕᖃᕐᕕᐅᒥ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᒥᒐᖅᖠᓕᕋᑦᑕ ᐊᑯᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᕕᓕᐅᕐᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᖅᑐᓄᓪᓗ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ.

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Capital’s second core great for Nunavut

December 11, 2017

We’ve been following the proposed second core planned for Iqaluit’s industrial district, and the dream is now becoming a reality. The capital city has long needed more core space for businesses and residents to grow.

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Firewater ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ

December 5, 2017

ᑭᓪᓕᓯᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖅᐸᓚᐅᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ (TRCC) ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ 2008-ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ, ᐱᐊᓂᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ 2016-ᒥ, ᓯᕿᓐᓂᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᖢᐃᓪᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᑉᓱᒪᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᕙᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ. Read More

Firewater is mandatory reading

December 5, 2017

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRCC) was formed in 2008 and, until it finished its mandate in 2016, it shone a bright light on the tragedies that took place during the time residential schools operated in this country. Read More

Grateful for an apology

December 3, 2017


Milestone of writings

December 3, 2017

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

ᐱᕚᓪᓕᐅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐅᖅᑎᒧᑦ

December 2, 2017

ᕿᓚᒥᕈᓗᒃ ᐸᕐᓇᖕᓂᐊᓕᕐᒥᒐᑦᑕ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒪᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᕆᖃᑦᑕᕋᒃᑯ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᓯᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᑐᓴᐅᒪᔭᐅᖁᔭᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᕙᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᑦᑎᓐᓄᓪᓗ ᑖᓱᒥᖓ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᖁᒐᒃᑭᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᕕᒃ ᑐᑭᖃᕐᒪᖔᑦ. ᑕᐃᓱᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 2009-ᒥ ᑕᐃᒪ ᐱᒋᐊᖓᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᒐᒪ.

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ᓴᓇᖑᐊᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᓂᖅᐹᖅ, ᐱᐅᓴᐅᑎᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂᓗ, ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᖅᑐᖅ

December 2, 2017

ᒍᕆᒍᕆ ᒧᐊᒐᓐ ᓴᓇᔭᖏᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᐱᔪᒪᔭᐅᓕᕐᒪᑕ, ᓇᖕᒥᖅᑕᐅᖅ ᐱᔪᒪᔭᐅᓕᕆᓪᓗᓂ – ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐃᓕᓵᓂᒃᑯᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᒃᓴᕐᕕᒃᔪᐊᖓᓂ ᐱᐅᓴᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᓴᐅᑎᒃᓴᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑕᖓᓂᒃ ᒪᐃᒥ ᐃᓱᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ, ᐊᐃᑉᐸᕇᒃ ᓇᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᓇᓗᔪᖅ ᓱᓕ. Read More

Knights may prove golden to NHL owners

November 28, 2017

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

ᐊᑐᐊᒐᕆᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᖑᐊᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ

November 26, 2017

ᑐᖓᓕᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑎᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᒐᒪ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓇᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒻᒪᑕ ᐱᖑᐊᕈᓯᓕᒫᑦ. Read More

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᑭᒪᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓕᖅᐳᑦ Eskimos-ᓄᑦ

November 26, 2017

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

Rules of the game

November 26, 2017

While in high school, I learned that in all sports there was a pattern or rules that applied to all recreational sports. Read More

Inuit face off against the Eskimos

November 25, 2017

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

Eskimos named in pride, not racism

November 21, 2017

If ever there was a prime example of the disconnect between what different people view as important, it’s the revived kerfuffle over the nickname of Edmonton’s Canadian Football League team, the Eskimos. Read More

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

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