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ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓗᑎᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᓂᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓄᑦ

ᐅᔾᔨᕆᒐᓗᐊᕈᕕᐅᒃ ᐋᒃᑲᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᒥ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᓂ, ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᕿᓪᓕᖅᑐᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ. ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᑯᕕᖓᑕ ᒐᕙᓇᖓ ᔅᑏᕙᓐ ᐴᓗᔅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᓴᙱᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ 2019-ᒧᑦ, ᓱᒃᑲᓂᐅᔪᒥ 9 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ. "ᑕᒪᓐᓇ...

EDITORIAL: Support mines that support Nunavummiut

Whether you notice it or not in your daily life, all reports show a glittering economic forecast for Nunavut. Speaking at the Nunavut Mining Symposium, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz noted that the territory...

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓇᓕᒧᑦᑐᒥ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᓪᓚᕆᒃᑐᓄᑦ

ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᓕᕆᓂᖅ ᑲᓇᑕ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ. ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐴᖑᔪᓂ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓂᕿᐅᑉ ᐊᑭᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ. ᑐᕕᑐᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑎᒥ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ CBC-ᑯᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᒐᓚᖕᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓕᐅᕆᓚᐅᕆᕗᑦ. ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᒃᓴᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ...

EDITORIAL: Nunavummiut deserve equal access to essentials

Nutrition North Canada is intended to reduce food insecurity in the North. In the past, Nunavut News has used a comparison of a basket of goods to demonstrate the disparities between food prices in...

On this 20th anniversary, one wish for Nunavut: homes

Twenty years ago, one fifth of Canada's territory officially became known as Nunavut. The historic land claims agreement changed the face of Canada – the result of years of tireless work and personal sacrifice by...

ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓄᑦ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᓲᓂᒃ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᒃᑕᖃᕆᐊᓕᒃ

ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑎᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᒪᓕᒐᕐᓂ ᓱᕋᐃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᓲᓄᑦ, ᑐᐊᕕᕆᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᓕᕐᓗᑎᑦ. ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᓲᑦ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᕐᓄᑦ ᓱᕋᐃᓂᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 17−ᒥ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᑐᐊᕐᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓄᑦ: ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᑎᑭᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᑎᒍᑦ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᔪᒥ Tweed−ᒥ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᓲᑦ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᓄᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᐅᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᒪᒥᐊᓇᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓂᒃᑯᑦ,...

EDITORIAL: Community pot retailers needed

Like most things in Nunavut, when it comes to consuming legal cannabis, it's hurry up and wait. When recreational marijuana was legalized on Oct. 17, the Government of Nunavut had only one option available to...

EDITORIAL: The story of Inuit and TB is Canada’s story

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's apology to Inuit March 8 acknowledges the human rights abuses visited upon Inuit Nunangat during the tuberculosis epidemic between the 1940s and 60s. Inuit were unceremoniously ripped from their homes once...

GN should make breakfast and lunch programs compulsory in all schools

It's not always easy to draw a line between wants and needs. Education Minister David Joanasie has heard both during the last couple sittings of the legislative assembly. MLAs representing Kugluktuk and Taloyoak made pitches...

ᕼᐃᒃᔅ ᑲᒫᓗᖃᖅᐳᖅ, ᑕᐃᒪ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᕆᐊᖃᓯᕗᖅ

ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᔪᐊᔾ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐳᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑖᑕᖓᓄᑦ, ᒫᓂᑑᐸᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᔪᐊᔾ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ ᐊᖓᔪᒃᖠᕐᒧᑦ, ᒪᓕᖁᔨᙱᖦᖢᓂ ᑐᒥᖏᓐᓂ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᑐᒥᓕᐅᕆᓗᓂ – ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᒥᓕᐊᖑᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᒫᓘᔪᓄᑦ. ᐊᑐᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᑯᓇᓂ ᑲᒫᓗᖕᓂ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᖓᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᐃᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᒃᓴᓄᑦ. ᑕᑯᔾᔮᙱᑕᕐᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᙳᐊᒥ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᓚᐅᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ...

Hickes has the boots, so time to get working

Last week, we reported that Finance Minister George Hickes was instructed by his father, former Manitoba MLA George Hickes Sr., not to follow in his footprints, but to leave his own – and they...

ᐅᐃᓪᓴᓐ-ᕋᐃᐴᓪᑦ ᐅᒡᒍᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᕋᐃᔪᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᕐᔪᐊᕈᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ

ᓱᕈᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ, ᔫᑎ ᐅᐃᓪᓴᓐ-ᕋᐃᐴᓪᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᕙᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᕐᒥ. ᐱᔪᒪᓂᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑭᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᕐᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᒧᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ. ᐅᐃᓪᓴᓐ-ᕋᐃᐴᓪᑦ ᖃᓂᕐᓕᐸᓗᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᐱᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐊᔪᙱᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᖓᓐᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ 2015-ᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᔭᔅᑕᓐ ᑐᕉᑑ ᓕᐳᕈᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ. ᐱᔪᒪᓯᒪᔭᖓᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᕐᒥ...

EDITORIAL: Wilson-Reybould could regret claim to fame

As a child, Jody Wilson-Raybould dreamed of being Prime Minister of Canada. A big dream for any Canadian, but even harder to achieve for an Indigenous person in Canada. Wilson-Raybould got pretty close, taking...

ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᕋᓱᒃᐳᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓯᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑐᒻᒥ

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑐᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᓴᙱᓛᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᕗᖅ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓪᓗᐊᙱᓚᖓᖅᑲᐃ ᐆᒥᖓ ᓱᓕᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᓯᒪᔫᔮᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑐᒻᒥ ᓴᙱᓂᕆᔭᖓᓂ ᐃᒃᓯᖕᓇᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖓᓂ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᖁᔭᒃᓴᒧᑦ. ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᐹᑉᓗ ᕌᑦᕇᒐᔅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᐱᖁᔭᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᕿᒪᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ...

EDITORIAL: Feds lack courage to protect Inuktut

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami says Inuktut is Canada’s most resilient Indigenous language. Perhaps ITK shouldn’t be broadcasting this fact. The federal government seems to have used Inuktut’s resilience to overlook the language in its proposed Indigenous...

EDITORIAL: Letter is required reading for all in Nunavut

Sandra Inutiq’s open letter to non-Inuit – originally posted to her personal Facebook stream and republished with permission in this week’s edition of Nunavut News – is a challenging read. Is it a lecture? A...

ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖅ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ

ᓵᓐᑐᕋ ᐃᓅᑎᐅᑉ ᒪᑐᐃᖓᓪᓗᓂ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖓ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓄᑦ – ᓯᕗᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᕙᐃᔅᐳᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᐱᕆᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᕙᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᔪᒧᑦ – ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᓂᐅᕗᖅ. ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᔾᔨᓂᐅᕚ? ᐅᓇᑕᕈᒪᓂᐅᕚ? ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᕙ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᓄᑦ? ᓱᑲᖓᓂᐅᕚ? ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒃᑲᓐᓂᑲᑕᖕᓂᕐᒥ, ᑎᑎᖅᑲᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒥᓂᒃ...

ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓄᑦ

(ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᔨᐅᑉ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᖓ: ᓵᓐᑐᕋ ᐃᓅᑎᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐆᒥᖓ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᐅᔪᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖓᓂ ᕙᐃᔅᐳᒃ ᒪᒃᐱᖅᑐᒐᖓᓐᓂ, ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᒥ 1,000-ᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐃᓅᑎᖅ ᐊᖏᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᕙᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᑎᓐᓄᑦ.) ᐃᓅᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐃᓱᒪᒋᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᕙᕋ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᔪᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐅᑎᖅᑕᕋᐅᔭᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᖕᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ. ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᖃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐊᑐᐊᒐᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ...

ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐃᔨᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓘᒃᑖᓂᑦ ᐊᒥᒐᓗᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᑐᔪᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑎᒃᓴᓂᑦ

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᑦᑐᒦᑉᐳᑦ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᐃᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᑭᒃᓴᓗᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑎᒃᓴᖃᖅᑑᔮᙱᓚᑦ. ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒧᑦ – ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖓ ᔮᓐ ᒪᐃᓐ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒥᒐᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᖓᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᕝᕕᖓᓐᓂ – ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ-ᐅᕙᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ (ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᓴᖅᑭᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓂ), ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᒪᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᓱᓇᒐᖃᙱᓚᖅ...

EDITORIAL: Nurse and doctor shortage requires creative solutions

Nunavut is suffering as a result of a medical staffing shortage, and it doesn't appear anyone has a solution. Arviat North – Whale Cove MLA John Main discusses how the staffing shortage is affecting his...