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September 28, 2017

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Scholarship winner

October 9, 2017 - Scholarship winner

Art Sateana, 21, of Rankin Inlet was announced as the 2017 recipient of the $5,000 Qulliq Energy Corp’s Laura Ulluriaq Gauthier Scholarship this past month.

The scholarship is presented each year to a student pursuing a post-secondary degree.

Sateana, a straight A student, is enrolled in the third year of working toward his bachelor of science degree at the University of Manitoba’s Health Careers Access Program in Winnipeg.

Sateana plans on eventually earning his medical degree and working in Nunavut as a doctor.

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Old friends step up

October 9, 2017 - Kivalliq

Hurricane Irma claimed just about everything Cheryl and Leonard Forbes owned when it slammed across Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands this past month.

It could have been worse.

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Performers visit

October 9, 2017 - Arviat

The magical, thrilling, Iglulik-based Artcirq paid a visit to Arviat this past week.

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ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥᐅᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖃᓕᖅᑐᑦ

October 9, 2017 - ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥ

ᒦᓚ ᐊᑦᔪᑲᖅ ᑲᒥᓐᖑᐊᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᓗᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕆᐊᖃᖏᑦᑐᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖑᕋᓱᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥᐅᓄᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓗᓂ ᐳᓚᕋᕐᓂᐊᖅᑕᖏᒎᖅ ᑐᓴᕐᕕᒋᓇᓱᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ.

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ᒥᑭᔪᒐᓗᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᓲᖑᔪᖅ, ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥᓂᒃ

October 8, 2017 - Nunavut

ᑐᖓᓂᖓᓕ ᐅᑭᐅᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᒃᓴᕐᕕᒃᔪᐊᖓᓂ, ᐊᓄ ᐴᓱ ᐊᕐᓇᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑑᖕᒪᑦ ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ.

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ᒐᕙᒪᑎᖃᕈᓯᖅᐳᑦ ᑭᐳᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓯᒋᐊᓕᕈᑦᑕ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᕿᓗᐊᖅᓯᒪᒋᐊᖃᕐᒃᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᒍᑦ

October 8, 2017 - Nunavut

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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Putting the pedal to the gravel

October 8, 2017 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

There will be races and jumps galore next summer on Cape Dorset’s new outdoor BMX track, the vision of three dedicated volunteers.

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Zoe Elverum takes gold at Dwarf World Games

October 8, 2017 - Guelph, Ont.

If you’ve never heard of the Dwarf World Games, you aren’t alone.

Zoe Elverum hadn’t heard of them either, until a chance encounter a few years ago made her aware of the Games, and she definitely made the most of her appearance.

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Political upheaval will require seat belt

October 8, 2017 - Nunavut

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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Isuma showcase in Toronto

October 8, 2017 - Iglulik

Thirty years of Iglulik Inuit video art from Isuma, Arnait and Artcirq will be on exhibit at the 2017

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Oct. 16 to 21.

“This anniversary presents an opportunity to take a look at what has been accomplished over the years. Isuma has contributed a incomparable body of work to contemporary Inuit visual culture,” said curator Isabella-Rose Weetaluktuk.

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Transport Canada responds to wildlife board

October 8, 2017 - Ottawa

In response to the Kitikmeot Regional Wildlife Board calling for a shutdown of Northwest Passage routes between October and July to protect caribou, Transport Canada is reiterating its commitment to “engaging” with various agencies, organizations and governments to minimize the risk for caribou, according to Julie Leroux, communications adviser with Transport Canada.

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ᐸᕐᑦ ᕼᐊᓇ-ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅ: ᐱᐅᖅᓱᐊᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ

October 8, 2017

ᐅᓪᓗᓂᒃ 8-ᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᑑᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᒦᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐊᓯᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥᐅᖅ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎ ᐸᕐᓴᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᓕᓚᐅᒪᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ.

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Major shipping proposal put forward in Resolute Bay

October 6, 2017 - Resolute Bay

Sarah Salluviniq and Mike Stephens are prepared to purchase a survey vessel and provide a wide range of services, including Northwest Passage floor mapping and cruise ship escorts.

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Bart Hanna-Kappianaq survives seven days alone on the land after getting lost while hunting

October 6, 2017 - Iglulik

After seven days lost on the land during a September hunting trip Bart Hanna-Kappianaq is reassured that he’s cared for dearly.

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Persistent polar bears intrude on Resolute

October 6, 2017 - Resolute Bay

There’s something polar bears like about Resolute, because they keep coming back.

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Four inmates trash prison in the night

October 6, 2017 - Iqaluit

Four inmates together destroyed much of the Baffin Correctional Centre (BCC) overnight Sept. 25, the Department of Justice publicly revealed three days later.

Deputy minister William MacKay said in a written statement Sept. 28 that significant damage was done, which resulted in the destruction of 85 per cent of the building’s medium security bed space and 33 per cent of the maximum security bed space.

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Declaration process reflects significance of MLA position

October 6, 2017 - Nunavut

Elections Nunavut’s greatest challenge during the week candidates declared Sept. 25 to 29 was educating some would-be candidates on the importance of what might seem to be a daunting process. 

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Tiny and mighty, with a dream

October 5, 2017 - Iqaluit

In her second year of the environmental technology program at Nunavut Arctic College, Anu Boucher is a young woman with a dream.

Boucher’s dream is to have her own camp, to get into the tourism industry.

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Kugluktuk has its MLA

October 3, 2017 - Kugluktuk

Mila Adjukak Kamingoak doesn’t have to run a race for the MLA’s seat in Kugluktuk but she’s planning to seek input from residents anyway.

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Iglulik makes pitch for craft shop

October 2, 2017 - Iglulik

When a cruise ship arrived in Iglulik over the summer and passengers went door-to-door in search of crafts, Greg Morash decided to seek a solution.

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A class move

October 2, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

A partnership to deliver an annual Class Driver training program continues to roll along in Rankin Inlet.

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Kivalliq talks baseball as playoffs set to begin

October 2, 2017 - Kivalliq

While hockey rules number one across the Kivalliq, especially in Rankin Inlet, the region has its share of knowledgeable baseball fans.

And, despite the excitement of NHL hockey being back this week, there’s been plenty of baseball talk during the past few weeks in the region focusing on the demise of the Toronto Blue Jays this season, and who will take the World Series title.

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Trading names and numbers

October 2, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

The annual Kivalliq Trade Show drew a large group of business professionals to Rankin Inlet on Sept. 26-27.

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ᒎᓗᑎᑖᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᑦ

October 2, 2017 - ᓇᐅᔮᑦ

ᑲᑎᑦᖢᒋᑦ 9 ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᖑᐊᓛᑦ, ᑕᓪᓕᒪᑦ ᓇᐅᔮᓂᑦ ᓯᑕᒪᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᑦ, ᐃᓚᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᒍᓗᑎᑖᖅᑎᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᒫᓂᑑᐸᒥ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.

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Gold Star approval

October 2, 2017 - Naujaat

A total of nine Kivalliq cadets, five from Naujaat and four from Rankin Inlet, took part in their Gold Star training in Manitoba this past month.

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ᓱᓕ ᖃᖓᑕᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ

October 2, 2017 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᑖᒥ ᓵᑉ ᓱᓕ ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᑦᓯᐊᖏᑉᐳᖅ, ᐃᑭᒪᖃᑎᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓗ ᐹᓂ ᑐᑐ, ᑎᖕᒥᓲᖅᑎᖓᓪᓗ ᓵᓐ ᒦᓕ, ᔭᓗᓇᐃᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᒫᓐᓇ, ᐋᓐᓂᓗᐊᓚᐅᖏᒻᒪᑕ, ᖃᓄᐃᓚᐅᖏᑦᖢᑎᒡᓗ, ᒦᓕᐅᑉ ᑎᖕᒥᓲᖓ  Cessna 180 ᐃᒫᓄᑦ ᒥᒍᓐᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᑕᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᖃᖓᑦᑕᕋᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᓯᐅᕐᕕᖕᒥᑦ 100 ᒪᐃᔭᓂᒃ  (185 ᑭᓛᒥᑕ) ᐱᖓᓐᓇᖓᓂᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᐊᐅᒐᓯ 26-ᒥ.

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Still flying

October 2, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

Tommy Sharp still can’t believe neither he, fellow passenger Barney Tootoo, or pilot Shawn Maley, currently of Yellowknife, were not seriously injured, or worse, after Maley’s Cessna 180 float plane crashed during takeoff from a remote fishing camp about 100 nautical miles (185 km) west of Rankin Inlet on Aug. 26.

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Gone to minister

October 2, 2017 - Baker Lake

The final round of hearings on Agnico Eagle Mines’ (AEM) Whale Tail Pit project were held by the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) in Baker lake this past month from Sept. 19-22.

NIRB is now in the decision-making process on the AEM file and has up to 45 days to submit its recommendations to Ottawa.

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Qaggiavuut reaches design phase

October 1, 2017 - Nunavut

Qaggiavuut’s dream of a performance centre for the territory is one step closer to reality with the addition of a world-class architecture firm to the team.

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ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᔪᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᓴᓇᕕᒃᓴᒥᓂᒃ

October 1, 2017 - Iglulik

ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᐅᕈᑲᑕᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᑎᑭᑦᑐᖃᕌᖓᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᑲᑕᓕᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᑕᑯᕚᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓂᒃ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᑦ, ᒍᕆᒃ ᒧᕌᔅ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᖓ ᐋᕐᑭᒃᓯᓇᓱᐊᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ.

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Making Kugluktuk better for youth

October 1, 2017 - Kugluktuk

Preston Kapakatoak has reduced his extra-curricular schedule a bit to concentrate on his school work.

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ᐅᓐᓄᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᒐᒃᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ

September 30, 2017 - Iqaluit

ᑐᔪᒥᕕᒃ Frobisher Inn ᐃᒡᓗᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᕗᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᕈᓯᕐᒥ  Koojesse Ballroomᒥ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᓂ.

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ᐃᓚᓕᐅᑎᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᓕ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᕕᓃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᕕᓂᐊ ᐊᒃᑕᕐᕕᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᖑᓇᖅᑐᓂ

September 30, 2017 - Nunavut

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 - Nunavut

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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Taptuna will not seek re-election

September 30, 2017 - Nunavut

Premier Peter Taptuna is not seeking re-election Oct. 30.

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ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᑲᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ

September 30, 2017 - Kugluktuk

ᑉᕆᔅᑕᓐ ᑲᐸᑲᑐᐊᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᒃᓴᖃᓗᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑎᖃᕈᒪᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐅᑎᒥᓂᒃ.

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Making Kugluktuk better for youth

September 29, 2017 - Kugluktuk

Preston Kapakatoak has reduced his extra-curricular schedule a bit to concentrate on his school work.
He’s aiming to graduate from Kugluktuk High School next year, so his studies are a priority, but what a summer he had.

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A boo-tiful night to remember

September 29, 2017 - Iqaluit

Fewer chills and more thrills are on the agenda for Halloween night.

The Frobisher Inn is planning a multi-room haunted house in its Koojesse Ballroom for the children and youth of Iqaluit.

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Kugaaruk faces accommodations crunch

September 28, 2017 - Kugaaruk

Kugaaruk has one motel with six rooms, but close to 100 people have landed in the community to do work, most of it related to construction.

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Resolute wants dump moved from historical site

September 28, 2017 - Qausuittuq/Resolute

The site where the first exiled residents of Resolute took shelter is buried in garbage and the community’s mayor wants the situation addressed quickly.

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Pilot recalls plane crash on tundra

September 28, 2017 - Kivalliq

Three men are lucky to be alive after their plane crashed while taking off from a remote fishing camp about 100 nautical miles west of Rankin Inlet this past month.

The Cessna 180 was piloted by longtime Rankin Inlet resident Shawn Maley, now of Yellowknife, with Tommy Sharp and Barney Tootoo of Rankin also onboard.

Sharp co-owns the camp on Kamilukuak Lake with his sister, Pelagie.

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All systems go

September 26, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

A lot of smiles were evident after word spread around the community that ice making had begun at the local arena in Rankin Inlet this past week.

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ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕌᓂᖕᓂᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᕐᓂᖓ

September 26, 2017 - Kivalliq

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

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A wondrous time

September 26, 2017 - Kivalliq

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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ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ

September 26, 2017 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᔪᑦ ᐊᒥᓲᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 150-ᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓵᒃᓯᒪᓂᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ.

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