His images of a dying polar bear – seen by millions around the world – became the emblem of the dire consequences of climate warming, and though that wasn’t his intent, Paul Nicklen is happy his work is causing a stir. Read More
The North West Company (NWC), which owns and operates Northern and Northmart stores across Nunavut, announced April 28 it has purchased an air carrier and is terminating its cargo contracts with the Kivalliq- and Manitoba-servicing carrier Calm Air. Read More
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
Rankin Inlet – Seven people from the community joined a group of firefighters to take their basic First Aid Training Course in Rankin Inlet this past month. Passing the course and becoming first time first-aiders were Kenny Hamilton, Kathleen Merritt, Megan Sammurtok, Alexandra Rudd, Katherine Rudd, Jakob Voisey and Shawn Makkigak.
Rankin Inlet – The annual Pakallak Tyme celebrations got underway this past Sunday, April 30. The community celebration will run through until May 7, and offers something for everyone of all ages, including dog mushing, square and teen dances, elder’s breakfast and games, kid’s pond hockey tournament and outdoor games, Ski-Doo races and much, much more.
The student video-production team at John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat took first place in the Worker’s Safety and Compensation Commission’s territorial high school video contest titled Focus on Safety.
John Arnalukjuak High School and the video-production team will both receive a cash prize of $1,000 for winning the contest.
Naujaat – Students and staff at Tuugaalik High School celebrated both Drop the Pop and Earth Day in Naujaat on April 21. The students took part in a number of activities aimed at making healthy choices and living a healthy, active lifestyle. For more on the school’s activities, please see the May 10 edition of Kivalliq News.
Rankin Inlet/Coral Harbour
The Kivalliq was well represented at the youth Super Soccer championship in Yellowknife by teams from Rankin Inlet and Coral Harbour this past weekend.
Final results at the Super Soccer event were not known as of press time.
The office of Kivalliq School Operations (KSO) in Baker Lake will be getting a nice nod from the Canadian Forces when it’s recognized for granting Capt. Lloyd Francis the time he needs away from his class at Tuugaalik High School to lead Naujaat’s 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) later this month. Read More
A generous Iqaluit resident bought hundreds of drop-in passes to the Iqaluit Aquatic Centre in early April, and distributed them to local schools, organizations and agencies – wherever there might be children and youth who can’t necessarily afford the $4 to $6 fee. Read More
Canada’s objection to articles concerning indigenous consent within the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has been formally rescinded during a speech by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Minister Carolyn Bennett at UN headquarters in New York on April 24. Read More
You couldn’t have blamed the handful of executive members still remaining at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 Rankin Inlet if they had become their own best customers for an evening after the Legion was finally granted its club license this past week after a two-year-long struggle. Read More
A teacher from Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet is off to San Antonio, Texas, this week, where he will present his views on indigenous teaching to the academics attending the American Educational Research Association conference, the largest educational conference in North America. Read More