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Derek Neary

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Making Kugluktuk better for youth

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...

Kugaaruk faces accommodations crunch

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. With the motel booked solid, visiting Justice officials were...

Resolute wants dump moved from historical site

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. "It's very important because it's where our community was and that's...

ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑐᖅ ᕿᖓᐅᓕᐊᓚᐅᕋᒥ

ᐅᓪᓗᐃᑦ ᓯᑕᒪᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᑎᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᕿᖓᐅᒥᑦ, ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅ ᐄᕙ ᑲᑯᓚᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓱᓕ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᐃᑦᓱᒪᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᕿᖓᐅᒥ. “ᐃᓗᐃᑦᑑᓕᖅᐳᖓ. ᐆᒻᒪᑎᒻᓄᑦ ᐱᐅᕗᖅ ᒫᓐᓇ ᓱᓕ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. “ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓗᒃᑖᖅ ᓱᓕ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓇᓕᖅᐳᖓ ᒎᑎᒧᑦ ᐊᐃᔭᐅᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᒻᓂ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᓯᐊᕋᒪ.” ᑲᑯᓚᒃ ᓯᑕᒪᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᑉᑕᐱᕆ 9-13-ᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐊᓛᑐᖃᒥ − ᐃᑲᕋᖅ...

Students back in school

The school year finally kicked off in Kugaaruk last week as the former hamlet office renovations were completed. High school students started on Sept. 18 while kindergarten to Grade 9 were in class as...

Kugaaruk faces accommodations crunch

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. With the motel booked solid, visiting Justice officials were...

Higher cancer risk for Inuit

A higher prevalence of smokers, lack of access to nutritious food, and being overdue for cancer screening at medical facilities are factors that raise cancer risks for Inuit, according to a new report. Developed jointly...

Elder delighted by trip to Bathurst Inlet: ‘It’s really good in my heart right...

Four days after returning from Bathurst Inlet, elder Eva Kakolak was still overjoyed and sentimental while discussing her time back at home in the Bathurst Inlet area. "It was fulfilling. It's really good in my...

Gjoa Haven teen spends summer immersed in military lifestyle

While some Nunavummiut teenagers slept in during their summer break, Nicole Kununak was regularly out of bed at 4 a.m. Not only was she up early, she was engaged in physical fitness first thing in...

The great Gjoa Haven elders database

If elders were school teachers, they may have a few classes in particular that they'd be most comfortable teaching. With that in mind, staff at Quqshuun Ilihakvik invited Gjoa Haven's elders to enjoy some tea...

Chilling for a good cause

Nineteen dips in chilly water raised more than $2,000 for youth swimming pool programs and equipment at the end of July. There were just shy of 20 volunteers who waded into the 8C waters of...