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Grade 11 student Lou Kopak tries the Alaskan high kick as motivational speaker and Inuit games athlete Johnny Issaluk, right, offers words of encouragement at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on May 2, 2019. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson

Fighting back emotionally in Naujaat

Naujaat Sports and personal experience were two of the key points focused on by two counsellors who travelled to Naujaat to help students at Tuugaalik High School deal with a tragedy and a rash of...
A memorial was set-up near Itivia by Amanda Ford to honour the memory of Lynnora Siusangnark, 33, who was found dead in Rankin Inlet on April 26. Photo courtesy Amanda Ford

AROUND THE KIVALLIQ: Support for family

Rankin Inlet Amanda Ford of Rankin Inlet set-up a beautiful memorial near Itivia in honour of Lynnora Siusangnark, 33, who was found dead in Rankin Inlet on April 26. Police have released very little information in...
ᑲᑎᒪᔨᙳᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᔪᑦ, ᓴᐅᒥᖅᖠᕐᒥ, ᓯᑏᕝ ᒫᓯ, ᔮᑭ ᒫᓯ, ᒪᒃᓯᓐ ᐋᖑ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᑭ ᑯᒪᒃᓯᐅᑎᒃᓴᖅ ᕕᓂᐲᒃᒥ ᒪᐃ 6-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐊᔾᔨᒦᖃᑕᐅᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᒋᐅᓪ ᕚᓕᔅ.

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᕕᓂᐲᒃᒥ

ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃᓴᖅ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᖓᓂᒃ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑐᙵᓱᒃᑎᑕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᕕᓂᐲᒃᒥ ᒪᐃ 4-ᒥ. ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃ Sargeant Avenue-ᒦᑦᑐᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦ ᑎᒥᖁᑎᖓᒍᑦ. ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᖏᑦ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ ᓯᑏᕝ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᔮᑭ ᒪᓯ, ᒋᐅᓪ ᕚᓕᔅ, ᒫᒃᓯᓐ ᐊᖑ...
Bylaw officer and firefighter Capt. Kyle Lowe and medic Grachel D’Cuhna, right, represent the Rankin Inlet Fire Rescue EMS at the annual health fair at the community hall in Rankin on May 7, 2019. Photo courtesy Mark Wyatt.

Saving the youngest of lives

Rankin Inlet Knowing what to do during the few short moments of a medical emergency can often be the difference between life and death, especially when an infant is involved, said Rankin Inlet Fire Chief...

A personal apology for my mistake

Editor's note: Retraction and apology A story published in the May 1 edition of Kivalliq News ("Police investigate woman's death") and headlined "Homicide reported in Rankin Inlet" on the nunavutnews.com and nnsl.com websites contained erroneous...
The founding board members of the Tunngasugit Inuit Resource Centre are, from left, Steve Massey, Jackie Massey, Maxine Angoo and Nikki Komaksiutiksaq in Winnipeg on May 6, 2019. Missing from photo is Gail Wallace. Photo courtesy Maxine Angut

Inuit resource centre opens in Winnipeg

The first Inuit resource centre to open in Western Canada held a grand opening to welcome the public through its doors in Winnipeg on May 4. The Tunngasugit Inuit Resources Centre is located on Sargeant...
Paula Narkyagik, left of table from left, Josh Wollman and Jessa Earle of the Calm Air presentation station, share a chuckle with Bryce Taipana, right side from left, and Tanya Taipana as fellow Calm Air presenters Jeremy Maley (first Inuk pilot to ever fly with Calm Air) and Hilary Angidlik (Calm Air's first Inuk flight attendant) talk with others at the Iniuniit Career Fair at Jonah Amitnaqq High School in Baker Lake on May 1, 2019. Photo courtesy Karen Yip

Focus on the future in Baker

The first Iniuniit (Pathway) Career Fair got off to a solid start on April 30 and May 1 at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School (JASS) in Baker Lake. The idea was hatched in October of 2018...
ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓖᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᒥ 10-ᒥ 12-ᒧᑦ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᒃᑐᑦ ᓂᐊᖁᙴᒥ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 26.

ᓄᓇᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖅ

ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓖᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᒥ 10-ᒥ 12-ᒧᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᐱᕐᖔᒥ ᓄᓇᒧᙵᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 26-ᒥ. ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓚᐃᒥᑭ ᒪᓕᑭᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔩᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᑉ ᐃᓱᒪᑕᖓᑕ ᑐᖏᓕᖓ ᔫᓕᐊ ᒪᒃᕘᓴᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒡᒎᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᓄᓇᒧᙵᐅᔪᒫᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᖃᐃᔪᓂᒃ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ 30-ᒎᖅ ᐊᑎᓕᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ...
John Arnalukjuak High School students Chasity St. John, left, and Katy Suluk of Arviat are all smiles as they close-in on a silver medal in the Video Production category of the Skills Canada Nunavut competition in Iqaluit on April 27, 2019. Photo courtesy Gord Billard

Arviat students put in strong showing at skills competition

Seven students from John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) in Arviat combined to put in an impressive showing at the 2019 Skills Canada Nunavut competition at Iqaluit from April 26 to 28. Annie Kritaqliluk captured gold...
A group of senior students from Tuugaalik High School work to get their qamutiik ready for a day out on the land hunting and fishing near Naujaat on April 26, 2019. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson

Classroom on the land

A group of senior high students from grades 10 to 12 took part in the first of a number of springtime trips out on the land at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on April...
ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᓈᓗᒡᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᑕᓕ ᐸᐃᑯ, ᓴᐅᒥᖅᖠᕐᒦᑦᑐᖅ, ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᑯᑭᓕᕆᔪᖅ ᐋᒻᐳᕐ ᑕᕐᕋᓕᐅᑉ ᑯᑭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᒎᓘᒥᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕋᓱᖕᓂᐊᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖅᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 27-ᒥ.

ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖃᑕᐅᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ

ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕕᓂᓖᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᓈᓗᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᑯᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᔪᙱᑎᒋᖕᒪᖔᕐᒥᒃ 2019-ᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 26-ᒥ 28-ᒧᑦ. ᐋᓂ ᕿᑎᖅᖠᓗᒃ ᒎᓘᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓴᓇᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᑕᓕ ᐸᐃᑯ ᒎᓘᑖᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᐅᓴᐃᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᒪᐃᒐᓐ ᑕᓯᐅᕐᓕ (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓵᖓᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒍᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ),...
The 2019 Toonyk Tyme minor hockey bantam champion Rankin Rock are, back row from left, David Clark (coach), Alexander Angalik, Garren Voisey, Malla Ittinuar, Kobe Tanuyak, Owen Connelly-Clark, Brady Tucktoo, Gregory Wiseman, Simon Wiseman, Charlotte Siksik and Graham (Bubsy) Kusugak (assistant coach), and middle row from left, Kadin Eetuk, koby Connelly, Terence Pilakapsi, Justin Towtongie, Maximus Ammaq and Thayer Komakjuak and front from left, Sandy Tattuinee and Tucker St. John at Iqaluit on April 21, 2019. Photo courtesy Rankin Rock

Banner season for Rankin bantams

The Rankin Rock bantam team romped through the Toonyk Time minor hockey tournament with an undefeated record to cap a perfect season in Iqaluit on April 21. The Rock bantams won all four tournaments they...

Beware of automation

I was reading a few pieces on the supposed pros and cons of self-checkout lanes this past week, and one thing that immediately struck me was all, save one, of the authors debated if...
Emergency services personnel, from left, Maryann Aksadjuak, Scott Morey, George Aksadjuak, Kyle Lowe and Hannah Hutchinson keep the tasty hotdogs coming during the third annual Easter Eggstravaganza in Rankin Inlet on April 20, 2019. Photo courtesy Mark Wyatt

Kids, eggs and a magic bunny

Hundreds of kids braved chilly temperatures to take to the snow and ice on Williamson Lake to search for hidden treats during the third annual Easter Eggstravaganza in Rankin Inlet on April 20. The event...
Gord Billard leads his team of students, back row from left, Annie Kritaqliluk, Chasity St. John, Mallory Okatsiak and Abbey-Rose Katsuak and, front from left, Katy Suluk, Meagan Tassiuk and Natalie Baker to the Skills Canada Nunavut competition in Iqaluit from John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat on April 26, 2019. Photo courtesy Nataasha Komakjuak

Focus on skills

Participating in the annual Skills Canada Nunavut competition remains popular among students at John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) in Arviat. This year saw seven female students travel to Iqaluit to compete in six categories...
ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑎᑦᑐᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᑕᓯᖁᑎᖓᓂᒃ ᐱᖓᔪᐊᓂ ᒪᑭᕝᕕᐊᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑎᕈᓘᔭᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 20-ᒥ.

ᓄᑕᖅᑲᑦ, ᒪᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᖓᒃᑰᔭᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᑲᓕᐊᕐᔪᒃ

100-ᖏᓐᓃᑦᑐᑦ ᓄᑕᖅᑲᑦ ᓯᓚ ᓂᒡᓕᓇᕋᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᑕᓯᖓᓃᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᕿᓂᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᒪᒪᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᖓᔪᐊᓂ ᒪᑭᕝᕕᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᕈᓘᔭᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 20-ᒥ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓲᖅ, ᐸᕐᓇᒃᑕᐅᕙᒃᖢᓂᓗ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓲᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᒪᓐᓂᒃᓯᐅᕆᐊᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᒪᖅᑐᓂᒃ 11:30-ᒥ ᐅᑉᓛᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᑉᓗᑎᒃ 1-4, 5-7 ᐊᒻᒪᓗ 8-ᓂᒃ 13-ᓄᑦ. ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᑲᑎᕈᓘᔭᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ...

National anthem a bridge, not a barrier

I will gladly admit it was darn nice to see a vote involving our national anthem remaining in schools — going overwhelmingly in favour of O Canada with 210 of the 279 parents who...
ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᓈᓗᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᑉ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖁᑎᖓ ᐊᐱ - ᕈᔅ ᑲᑦᓱᐊᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐊᐃᖏᑦᑐᓕᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᓯᖕᒧᑦ ᓴᓇᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᑉᓗᓂ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᑎᒍᑦ ᒥᖅᓱᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᔪᙱᓛᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐱᒡᔪᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 27-ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ 28-ᒥ.

ᐅᔾᔨᖅᑐᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᕆᔭᒥᓂᒃ

ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᒡᔪᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓱᓕ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᓈᓗᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥᙶᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ. ᐅᑭᐅᖑᔪᖅ 7 ᓂᕕᐊᖅᓵᑯᓗᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᙵᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᒡᔪᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᕆᐊᖅᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ 6-ᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 27-ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ 28-ᒥ. ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᓈᓗᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥᙶᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓴᓯᑎ ᓴᐃᓐᑦ ᔮᓐ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑭᑎ ᓱᓗᒃ (ᑕᕐᕆᔭᐅᓯᐅᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ), ᒪᐃᒐᓐ...
Lori Flynn, left, and Leslie (Inuujaq) Fredlund manage to get some of the cotton candy in the bags as help prepare for a kid's afternoon at Williamson Lake during Pakallak Tyme in Rankin Inlet on May 2, 2018. photo courtesy Jared Ottenhof

AROUND THE KIVALLIQ: Pakallak Tyme

Pakallak Tyme Rankin Inlet The hamlet of Rankin Inlet will host its annual spring party this week as Pakallak Tyme gets underway today, May 1, and runs until May 5, with one extra added attraction scheduled...

Students peer into Baker Lake’s past

A dedicated group of students who restarted the student council at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School (JASS) jumped at the chance to oversee the opening of a 10-year-old time capsule in Baker Lake on April...