Teacher shortage could delay school year in six communities

August 17, 2018 - Nunavut

Classes could start later than expected for some students in six communities due to teacher shortages. The bulk of the 66.5 teaching vacancies that the Government of Nunavut still had to fill as of Aug. 15 exist in Arctic Bay, Cape Dorset, Clyde River, Iglulik, Iqaluit and Kimmirut, according to Heather Moffett, the Department of Education’s director of corporate services. Read More

COLUMN: Until we meet again

August 17, 2018 - Kivalliq

During my lifetime, I was fortunate enough to know two of Canada’s most noteworthy independent newspaper publishers – Jack (Sig) Sigvaldason of Northern News Services Ltd. fame and Jim MacNeill of the infamous Eastern Graphic of Eastern Prince Edward Island. Read More

Rankin slo-pitch competitive on national stage

August 17, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Team New Era of Rankin Inlet showed Nunavut can be quite competitive on the national stage with a strong showing at the annual SPN National Slo-Pitch Championship at St. John’s, N.L., from Aug. 2-6. Read More

ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᓯᖅᓯᓂᖏᓐᓂ

August 16, 2018 - ᓴᐃᓐᑦ ᔮᓐᔅ, ᓂᐅᕙᓐᓛᓐ

ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᑦ New Era ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᕋᐅᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓴᙱᔪᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ SPN ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓱᒃᑲᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᐃᒋᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ-ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓴᐃᓐᑦ ᔮᓐᔅ, ᓂᐅᕙᓐᓛᓐᒥ, ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 2-6-ᒧᑦ. Read More

Natan Obed re-elected ITK president

August 16, 2018

Natan Obed will head the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami for a second term, it’s just been announced in Inuvik where the organization is holding its annual general meeting. Read More

A joyous parade in Cape Dorset

August 16, 2018 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

Three months of Embassy of Imagination programming brought about imaginative flair from the scores of youth who participated in the Quviana parade in Cape Dorset on August 4. The artistic and cultural lessons culminated in the parade, which is named for the Inuktitut word for “fun” or “joyous.”

Teresa Kellypalik dazzles in a white feathered costume.
Alison Boyce photo
In what could be a scene from the Northern version of the ballet Swan Lake – although they’re geese in this case – Samantha Noolook, left, Jeanine Manning, and Teresa Kellypalik take their place in Cape Dorset’s Quviana parade.
Alison Boyce photo
Annie Oshutsiaq combines fur and red feathers for her outfit, and she has a little assistance from a four-legged friend.
Alison Boyce photo
The yellow safety vest makes this bear character look like he’s all business, but Iola Lampron’s dance moves signal plenty of fun.
Alison Boyce photo
Christine Adamie holds the head of a costume that resembles a Chinese dragon, but in this instance it was a wolf.
Alison Boyce photo
Scores of youth march through the streets of Cape Dorset during the Quviana parade on Aug. 4. The event marked the end of three months of Embassy of Imagination programming for young members of the community.
Photo courtesy of Alexa Hatanaka/Embassy of Imagination

Family fun in Rankin

August 15, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

If all goes according to plan, there will be at least five Kivalliq hamlets celebrating Family Fun Day by the end of this summer. Read More

Rankin first responders train to be the best

August 15, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Members of the rescue and ambulance crews of the Rankin Inlet Fire Department were especially thankful for the extensive training they receive during an incredibly busy weekend in Rankin from Aug. 3-5. Read More