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Celebrating the return of the sun with a pie baking contest

To celebrate the return of the sun, Parks Canada held a sun-themed pie baking contest on Feb. 1 in Pond Inlet. Around 6 p.m., 12 bakers from the community showed up with their creatively decorated...

Pangnirtung students showcase printmaking skills

After three weeks of printmaking workshops, Pangnirtung students had an opportunity to showcase and sell their artwork on Jan. 31. Students at Attagoyuk Ilisavik High School learned about various printmaking methods. They created relief prints...

99 year-old honoured as a Hometown Hero

Inuk elder Qapik Attagutsiak, 99, was honoured as a Hometown Hero on Jan. 27. Parks Canada recognized Attagutsiak for her contributions during the Second World War. The elder had played a vital role during this...

Qikiqtani Inuit Association meets the Sanikiluaq community

Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and 20 community leaders gathered at the Sanikiluaq Hamlet chambers on Jan. 27. They discussed ongoing projects related to the Tallurutiup Imanga and Tuvaijuittuq agreements including the Nauttiqsuqtiit Inuit Steward...

SmartBuoy sensor helps avoid unsafe areas

Two SmartBOUY devices have been deployed for the first time south of Qikiqtarjuaq in late January. A SmartBOUY is a stationary sensor that collects data about sea-ice thickness and snow depth. The information is delivered...

Combating germs with a nail club

Nuiyak Elementary School in Sanikiluaq is addressing student hygiene with a nail club. It's called Keeping our Nails Neat club, stated Principal Janalee Slaney. Every Thursday after school, kids can get their nails cut, cleaned...

Adopt a School program brings the joy of reading to students

This year, two schools in Nunavut are reaping the benefits of the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation's 2019 Adopt a School program. Last fall, the program united with Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores to raise...

Sewing program encourages a tobacco-free lifestyle

This winter Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuqtit Society (NDMS) is promoting healthy living through its sewing program. Twelve participants have enrolled in this free pilot project since Jan. 15. At the beginning of each session, program facilitator...

Inuit artists needed for murals

Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) is seeking Inuit artists to create wall murals for their headquarters in Ottawa. This is an opportunity for Nunavut artists to express and showcase Inuit culture and traditions in Ontario. TI,...

Honouring Joe Enook with dance competition

A community dance competition was held in honour of Joe Enook. The avid supporter of Inuit dance and dance competitions died last March. "He loved organizing Inuit dancing especially in his home town in Pond...

QIA delivers funding and good cheer

There is cause for celebration in five Nunavut communities after the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and federal government delivered news of funding for infrastructure, harbours and a training centre. Between Nov. 13 to Nov. 22,...

Ilagiiktunut funding supports Inuit artists and health workshops

The Joshua Haulli band will be having a concert in Pond Inlet. The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and the Embrace Life Council will be supporting the concert along with a handful of workshops and...

Food centre seeks participants for training program

Iqaluit's Qajuqturvik Food Centre is seeking participants for a 12 week training program. This is an opportunity for trainees to learn about nutrition, health, hygiene and food safety with professionals. Emily Davenport, a dietitian, with...

Promoting healthy living through entertainment

The Nunavut Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society (NDMS) was promoting Movember with Wing Night (the band) on Dec. 7. The event was scheduled to start at 10:30 p.m. at the Store House in Iqaluit. NDMS is an...

Square dancing is a ‘big deal’ for Lindsey Qanguq

Lindsey Qanguq has been square dancing since the age of four and continues to love it, especially while squaring off with dance partner Sapaattiaq Gamie Oqallak. Qanguq stressed that square dancing is a "big deal"...

Pangnirtung’s new mayor sworn in

The community of Pangnirtung held a swearing in ceremony for their new mayor Hezakiah Oshutapik and hamlet council members. Constable Robby Burke conducted the ceremony on behalf of the hamlet on Oct. 29. The former...

Quentin Sala awarded for youth leadership in Sanikiluaq

Quentin Sala, 20, is "honoured" to receive a youth leadership award for his work in sports and recreation in Sanikiluaq. He is the recipient for the 2019 One Ocean Expedition Youth Leader of the Year...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Iqaluit’s mayor not pursuing reelection, Sammurtok pens new picture book, and...

Iqaluit mayor won't be running in fall elections, urges Inuit and women to run Iqaluit In an Aug. 27 statement, Mayor Madeleine Redfern announced she will not seek reelection this fall. In her statement, Redfern talks about...

Guides, search-and-rescue team polish ice rescue skills

Guides and search-and-rescue team members had the opportunity to take Surface Ice Field Safety instruction in Pond Inlet May 8 to 10. Trainer Steve Ruskay, who organized the certification course in the community, in partnership...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Eva Aariak invested to Order of Canada, Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt shortlisted...

Aariak, Kamookak invested to Order of Canada Ottawa Governor General Julie Payette invested former Nunavut premier Eva Aariak as a Member of the Order of Canada May 8 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. "Eva Aariak has dedicated...