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ᑭᕙᓪᓕᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂᑦ: ᐃᑦᓴᕐᓂᑕᓕᕆᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᙳᐊᓕᕆᓂᖅ

ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ Hᐊᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑦᓴᕐᓂᑕᖃᕐᕖᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᙳᐊᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᓂᒃ. ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᕕᓂᐲᒃᒥ, ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᔾᔪᑎᓕᒃ ᐃᑦᓴᕐᓂᑕᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒧᙵᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᐳᑎᖃᕈᓐᓃᖅᐸᑦ - ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᔫᓐᒥ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᔪᓚᐃᒥ - ᐃᑲᔪᕆᐊᖅᑐᕐᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᙳᐊᓕᕆᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᓄᖅᑑᕈᑕᐅᔪᒪᔪᒥᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨ ᑕᐃᕕᑎ ᖃᑎᒑᑦᓯᐊᖅ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑐᕌᒐᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐸᐸᑐᕈᒪᓂᖅ ᐃᑦᓴᕐᓂᑕᓕᕆᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ...

COLUMN: Grow the solution from within

I can't say I've gotten to know a lot of people well in the community of Baker Lake, but I've gotten to know more than a handful very well during the past two decades. And,...
Victor Sammurtok School students, from left, Adrianna Putulik, Keith Issaluk, Dustin Issaluk, Herman Aggark and Landon Makpah proudly display a newly constructed boat for their school's qajaqing program in Chesterfield Inlet on Jan. 17, 2019. Photo courtesy Glen Brocklebank

Building the fleet in Chesterfield Inlet

The qajaq program at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) received another boost with the covering of five new qajaqs in Chesterfield Inlet earlier this month. The qajaqs were built this past May by VSS students and...
Grade 10 students Anthonese Mablik, left, and Shane Mapsalak are all smiles as they prepare to serve some hot caribou stew for students in grades seven to 12 at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Jan. 10, 2019. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson

Skills, stew and bannock

Students at Tuugaalik High School picked up in 2019 right where they left off in 2018 – busy, creative and recognized. The students began their Christmas holidays on a festive note when, on Dec. 12,...
Paige MacDougall goes over some Deaf Life story books with a group of youth in Rankin Inlet while leading a workshop addressing indigenous research and training capacities with a focus on disability rights, deafness and the revitalization of Inuit sign language in Rankin Inlet on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Photo courtesy Paige MacDougall

Fighting to be heard

An inclusive-and-interactive workshop addressing Indigenous research and training capacities with a focus on disability rights, deafness and the revitalization of Inuit sign language was held in Rankin Inlet, Jan. 21. The workshop was sponsored by...
Victor Sammurtok School students, from left, Adrianna Putulik, Keith Issaluk, Dustin Issaluk, Herman Aggark and Landon Makpah proudly display a newly constructed boat for their school's qajaqing program in Chesterfield Inlet on Jan. 17, 2019. Photo courtesy Glen Brocklebank

ᓴᙱᒃᑎᑦᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᖃᔭᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ

ᖃᔭᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎ ᕕᒃᑐ ᓴᒻᒧᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᖄᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᑦ ᓄᑖᑦ ᖃᔭᐃᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᐊᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᔪᖅ ᑖᒻᓇ ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᖃᔭᓕᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᐃᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᕕᒃᑐ ᓴᒻᒧᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᓇᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓖᑦ 9-ᒥ 12-ᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒥᖅᓱᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᑖᓂᒃ ᖃᔭᐃᑦ ᖄᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᔭᓄᐊᕆ 7-ᒥ 10-ᒧᑦ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᔭᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ...
Elder Monica Ugjuk lights the qulliq to open a workshop addressing indigenous research and training capacities with a focus on disability rights, deafness and the revitalization of Inuit sign language in Rankin Inlet on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Photo courtesy Paige MacDougall

ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᔪᐃᑦᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᐅᑎᒋᕙᒃᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᔪᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᖅ

ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᒪᕙᓪᓕᐊᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕈᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᓗᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑎᒥᒥᒍᑦ ᐊᔪᕈᑎᓖᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐅᖃᔪᐃᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᒪᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᔪᐃᑦᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖓᒍᑦ ᐆᒃᑑᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᔭᓄᐊᕆ 21-ᒥ. ᑲᑎᒪᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᖃᔪᐃᑦᑐᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ...
Arviat North Whale Cove MLA John Main says more has to be done to help Nunavut's efforts to recruit and retain more health professionals on Jan. 16, 2019. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo

Health care staffing crisis

There is no magic bullet to solve the problem of nursing shortages in communities across Nunavut, said Arviat North - Whale Cove MLA John Main last week in Arviat. Main, speaking to Arviat nurses being...
Cheryl Cook of the Jessie Oonark Centre, front, and Baker crafts people Eva Noah, back left, and Leah Neigo sell their wares at the Meadowbank gold mine on the land near Baker Lake on Dec. 5, 2018. Photo courtesy David Ford

ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᔾᔭᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ

ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖏᑦ ᐃᕙᓗ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᔨᐊᓯ ᐅᓈᖅ ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᕐᒥ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᓯᓯᒪᓕᖅᑑᒃ ᑐᒡᓕᐊᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᒥ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓇᒃᓴᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᓯᕐᔪᐊᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓄᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐳᖅᑎᓐᓈᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓄᑦ. ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᐅᑉ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ ᐱᕐᓇᑎ ᑐᑕᓐᓄᐊᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᕙᓗᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂᒃ...
Heavy-equipment operators were put to the test when a three-day blizzard pounded Rankin Inlet from Jan. 13-15, 2019. Photo courtesy Noel Kaludjak

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Freezing blizzard

Residents of Rankin Inlet, Whale Cove, Chesterfield Inlet and Baker Lake had the worst of both weather worlds when a heavy blizzard and extreme cold temperatures rocked most of the Kivalliq region for three...
Arviat North Whale Cove MLA John Main says more has to be done to help Nunavut's efforts to recruit and retain more health professionals on Jan. 16, 2019. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo

ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒥᓂᒃ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑦᑏᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕋᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ

ᐋᖅᑭᑲᐅᑎᒋᔾᔪᑎᒥᒃ ᐱᑕᖃᙱᒻᒪᑦ ᐃᖢᐊᖏᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᓇᔭᙳᐊᑦ ᐊᒥᒐᖃᑦᑕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᕐᒧᓪᓗ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᔮᓐ ᒪᐃᓐ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂᒃ. ᒪᐃᓐ, ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᓇᔭᙳᐊᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᕐᔪᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᔨᖏᑦ ᐊᒥᒐᖅᑎᓪᓗᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒥᓲᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓴᓇᔩᒡᒎᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓪᓗ ᐃᖢᐊᖏᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂᒃ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓄᑖᖑᙱᑦᑐᖅ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ...

COLUMN: Fixing the health care system, in baby steps

Arviat North – Whale Cove MLA John Main is bang on when he states small steps taken today to help cure the continual nursing shortage in Nunavut will lead to much bigger steps forward...
Agnico Eagle Mines employees check out the fabulous items for sale during Ivalu's visit to the Meliadine gold mine site near Rankin Inlet on Dec. 23, 2018. Photo courtesy Ivalu

Artists bring their wares to the masses

The Nunavut Development Corp. (DevCorps) outlets of Ivalu Ltd. in Rankin Inlet and Jessie Oonark Centre in Baker Lake completed their second year of bringing their wares to the masses by spending afternoons at...

Keys to funding success

The keys to success for the newly-created Nalauttaq Fund (which will replace the current bingo slot system in Arviat) lay at opposite ends of the process governing the Kivalliq's number-one fundraiser. The Nalauttaq Fund holds...
Shea Karetak, left, and Mason Kreelak have a few laughs together while out fundraising for the Rankin Rock minor hockey system in Rankin Inlet on Dec. 7, 2018. Photo courtesy Rankin Rock

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Ramping-up efforts

Players registered with minor hockey and participating with one of the Rankin Rock teams have joined players from across the Kivalliq region in increasing their fundraising efforts with a string of minor hockey tournaments...
The 2018 JLM Calm Air Cup senior men's hockey champion Rankin Inlet are, back row from left, Kenny Saviakjuk, Bradley Kaludjak, James Connelly, Craig Beardsall, Wendel Kaludjak, Keenan Eetuk, Avaala Sabourin, Joey Arualak and Nanutnaa Komakjuak (waterboy) and, second row from left, Dali Kaludjak, Andrew Simms, Chad Taipana, Piqut Nukapiak, Alfred Voisey and Deryk Voisey (stickboy), and goalie James Merritt, front, in Arviat on Jan. 28, 2018. The 2019 edition of the JLM will run in Arviat from Jan. 24 to 27, 2019. NNSL file photo

New format for Arviat’s JLM tourney

Rankin Inlet will be seeking a third straight title when the puck drops to begin the new look Calm Air Cup Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) senior men's hockey championship in Arviat from Jan. 24-27. The...
Arviat Mayor Bob Leonard is anxious to begin with the newly created Nalauttaq Fund which will replace the old method of awarding Bingo slots in Arviat. NNSL file photo

Fund created to maximize bingo benefits in Arviat

Arviat's hamlet council has announced the creation of the Nalauttaq Fund, which will replace the current bingo slot system, said Mayor Bob Leonard in Arviat this past week. The fund is being created so that...
Assistant senior administrative officer Kevin Tegumiar presents lucky young winner Troy Kringayark with the paperwork for his two Calm Air tickets as his mother, Tina Kringayark, proudly looks on during the holiday activities in Naujaat in December of 2018. Photo courtesy hamlet of Naujaat

Bringing out the best in Naujaat

Naujaat's annual holiday activities are all about Christmas spirit, a sense of community, quality time with the family, a few good laughs with friends and neighbours, and taking the time to really celebrate life,...
Assistant senior administrative officer Kevin Tegumiar presents lucky young winner Troy Kringayark with the paperwork for his two Calm Air tickets as his mother, Tina Kringayark, proudly looks on during the holiday activities in Naujaat in December of 2018. Photo courtesy hamlet of Naujaat

Bringing out the best in Naujaat

Naujaat's annual holiday activities are all about Christmas spirit, a sense of community, quality time with the family, a few good laughs with friends and neighbours, and taking the time to really celebrate life,...
Troy Kringayark, left, proudly holds-up his end of the paperwork for the two Calm Air tickets he won during the holiday activities with assistant senior administrative officer Kevin Tegumiar in Naujaat in December of 2019. Photo courtesy hamlet of Naujaat

ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ

ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒃᑯᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᖕᓇᐅᓕᕌᖓᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᒃᓯᐅᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᒃᐱᖕᓇᑦᑎᐊᓲᖅ, ᓄᓇᖅᑲᑎᒌᖕᓂᖅ ᐃᒃᐱᖕᓇᖅᖢᓂ, ᐃᓚᒌᒃᑐᓪᓗ ᑲᑎᕈᓘᔭᕈᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᐃᓚᓐᓇᕇᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᒡᓚᖃᑎᒌᒃᐸᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᓯᓚᓕᕇᒃᑐᓪᓗ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᑉ Hᐊᒻᓚᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ, ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᓂ ᖃᑉᓰᑲᓪᓚᒃᖢᓂ 8 ᐅᑉᓗᑦ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᖁᓘᔭᖃᑦᑕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑕᐅᕈᓘᔭᖃᑦᑕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᒧᔭᐅᒍᕕᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐅᑉᓗᕐᒥ ᓄᑖᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒥ...
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