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Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North, NWT & Nunavut Mining, Construction and Degrees of Success. Derek's passion lies in human interest stories and he's indebted to those who share their struggles and triumphs. He has won more than a dozen journalism awards and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of King's College.

Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon reflects on her path to the operating room

Donna May Kimmaliardjuk, Canada's first Inuk heart surgeon, can piece a vital organ back together but she can’t create more hours in a day. Yet, despite the incredible demands of her work and education schedules,...

Nivingalok earns second term as Kugluktuk mayor

Ryan Nivingalok will continue to serve as Kugluktuk's mayor after receiving a convincing 174 votes in Monday's hamlet election compared to 93 for challenger Valerie Miyok and 16 for Phillip Evaglok. Nivingalok couldn't immediately be...

The power of parental involvement in education

"We hear all the time that Nunavut has a poor education system. It's kind of disheartening to hear these things ... (but) if the parents are involved in their children's education, they are motivated." That's...

Council will choose Resolute’s next mayor

  There won't be a byelection to choose Resolute's replacement mayor. It was decided at the Feb. 22 council meeting that an existing councillor will be chosen to move into the mayor's seat, said Daryl...

Leading a healthy life in Iglulik

Recreation staff with the Hamlet of Igloolik put together a health expo recently. The event attracted close to 100 people. Among the issues promoted were physical activity, oral health, men's and women's weekly meeting...

ᐊᐅᐸᔮᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑭᐅᑎᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᑦᓱᖁᔨᖏᓱᑎᒃ

ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑏᑦ ᓇᑦᓯᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᑭᐊᑎᓯᒪᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᐅᐸᔮᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᕖᕗᐊᕆ 28-ᒥ, ᑲᑐᔾᔨᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒃᑲᐃᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᑦᓱᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᓂᒻᒥᔭᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᔮᔪᓐᓃᕐᒪᑕ. ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᔩᓇ ᐱᔾᓱ ᔮᓐᓄᐊᕆ ᐃᓱᓕᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ/ᐱᑦᓱᖃᑦᑕᖁᔨᖏᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑎᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ, ᑖᓐᓇ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ Red Cross-ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᓂᒃ ᑎᑭᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓂᑦ, ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᒃᐱᖕᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑎᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᐃᓕᓴᐃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑎᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᑦᓱᖃᖅᑕᖁᔨᖏᓱᑎᒃ ᒪᑯᐊ ᐳᑭᖅᑕᓕᒃᑯᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ...

Space for learning

High school students learned how to animate what goes on in outer space while junior high students got lessons in thermal energy at a science workshop held in Gjoa Haven Feb. 20 and 21. A...

ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᕈᑎᖃᖅᑐᑦ

ᑐᖓᓕᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑏᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᑲᔭᕆᐊᖓᓂᒃ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᐊᓂᕐᓂᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᒥ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂᓴᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᓄᑲᖅᖡᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑏᑦ ᑐᖓᓕᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᑲᔭᕆᐊᖓᓂᒃ ᐃᒪᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑯᒪᖅᑯᑎᖃᓕᖅᐸᑕ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᒃᓴᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᕐᓱᖅᑑᒥ ᕖᕗᐊᕆ 20−ᒥ 21−ᒥᓗ. ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔩᒃ Actua-ᑯᓐᓂᑦ ᑎᑭᓯᒪᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᕋᓱᐊᕋᑎᒃ ᑎᒥᖁᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᒃᓴᕐᕕᒃᔪᐊᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᓂᓗ ᐱᒃᑯᒥᓵᕆᓕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᒃᓴᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ -...

Caribou decline not due to Indigenous harvesting, researchers say

The notion that Indigenous harvesters are largely responsible for the drastic and rapid decline of barren ground caribou is unsupported, according to a new study by university researchers. The report takes aim at the lack...

ᑖᓂᓯᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᐅᑦᓯᐊᒪᑦ, ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᔪᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑕ

ᓴᐅᒥᐊᓄᑦ, ᑕᓕᖅᐱᐊᓄᑦ, ᓵᖓᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒧᒥᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕐᔪᐊᕐᓗᑎᒡᓗᑭᐊᖅ. ᐊᒥᓱᖑᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᖃᑕᐅᒍᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ. ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᖅᓯᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓪᓗᒍ ᕕᓕᑉ ᑯᒍᓯᐅᕐᓈᒃ ᒧᒥᖅᑎᑦᓯᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓗᓂ ᐄᐳᕈ 12-ᒥ – 15-ᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖅᐳᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᓂᐊᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ $8,000 ᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ. ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓪᓗ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᒃᓴᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᓯᐊᒥ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᓇᔪᐊᒃ ᑖᓂᓯᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓄᖓᐅᒍᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᒋᐊᖅᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᑎᑦᓯᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ. ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ...

Square dance showdowns compete for participants

Circle left, circle right, do-si-do and maybe make big money. That combination has led to a logjam of territorial square dance showdowns. Arviat is hosting the annual Phillip Kigusiutnak Memorial Square Dance Show Down...

Cape Dorset cultural centre construction completed

Construction is complete ahead of schedule on the $10.2-million Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop and the keys have been turned over to the Hamlet of Cape Dorset and the West Baffin Eskimo Co-op. The...

Cellphone race reaches Hall Beach as competitors hustle to launch services across Nunavut

Technicians for competitors SSi Micro and Bell are quickly installing equipment in communities across Nunavut to introduce cellphone voice and data service. SSi Micro activated cellphones in Hall Beach last week, making it the latest...

Youth put on a puppet show with help from seasoned performer

Puppeteer Dan Butterworth came all the way from Rhode Island, U.S., to perform shows with his marionettes and to guide close to 20 youth in making their own puppets, Feb. 13 to 17. They started...

A steak for the heart

More than 50 couples in Iglulik shared each other's company and a delicious cut of meat at the community hall on Feb. 14. The municipality hosted its third annual Valentine's steak dinner for couples, and...

Kugaaruk arena about to get $1 million in upgrades

The arena in Kugaaruk is undergoing $1 million worth of work in two phases. The first phase will begin in the coming weeks with improvements to the heating system, the installation of more efficient...

Drop-in program for adults has led to greater number of counselling appointments

Mental health is a well-known but sensitive issue in Nunavut. Although Kugluktuk has a psychiatric nurse in Alpheus Mansaray, who began working in the community in March 2017, his list of clients wasn't long...

Hyper-T ᓱᒃᑲᓴᕆᐊᓪᓚᒃᑐᖅ

ᐋᑕᒻ ᑕᓄᔭᖅ, ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ Hyper-T-ᒥᒃ, ᓱᒃᑲᓴᕖᖓᓕᕐᒪᑦ. ᒪᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᓱᒍ ᓄᐃᑦᑎᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᑕᒪᓂᒃ ᓂᐱᓕᐊᕕᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᓯᑕᒪᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᓂ, ᑲᑎᓱᒋᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᓱᒍ 7-ᖑᖅᑐᑦ ᓂᐱᓕᐊᕕᓂᖏᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐊᑎᖃᕐᕕᒋᓪᓗᓂᒋᑦ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᐃᓕᕐᒥᔪᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᓂᐱᓕᐅᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑎᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᓂᒃ, ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᖃᕋᒥ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᓕᖅᐸᑕ ᑎᑕᒃᑏᑦ ᐱᑎᑕᐅᔪᒪᓛᕈᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᔪᑎᒥᒃ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓇᖓᑦ. ᑖᒃᑯᐊ...

Rapper Hyper-T builds momentum

Adam Tanuyak, known to many as rapper Hyper-T, is on a roll. He has churned out four music videos over the past four months, giving him seven videos to his name in total. Two films...

Caribou management meeting this week

A public meeting regarding the Dolphin and Union caribou herd management plan is scheduled for the evening of Feb. 22 at the community hall. Lisa-Marie Leclerc, regional wildlife biologist with the Department of Environment, will...