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EDITORIAL: Lighten a student’s load this year

If you want to increase turnout to a community event in Nunavut, there are few rewards that can do the trick quite like a free flight voucher. Perhaps it was inevitable, then, that the schools...

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᔪᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᖕᓇᑎᒃ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᙳᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓ ᖃᓂᒡᓕᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ

ᐅᔾᔨᕆᓚᐅᙱᓐᓂᕈᕕᑦ, ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᒃᓴᖓ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑲᑎᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᐃᑎᐊᓐ ᓄᐊᑦᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕘᔅᑎᐊᒥ, ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᖅᑎᓪᓗᐊᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖅᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᖄᖏᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓪᓗᑐᐃᓐᓇᒥ ᑎᓯᐱᕆ 14−ᒥ. ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑑᑉ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐅᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᙱᒃᑯᓂ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᑦ ᑐᓴᐅᒪᑎᑕᐅᓇᔭᓚᐅᙱᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑭᖑᕙᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᙳᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᕌᓂᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᖏᓂᕆᔭᖓᓄᑦ. ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᖃᔅᓰᓐᓇᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᙳᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ...

ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᑦᑕᐃᓕᓕᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᑦᑎᓐᓂ

ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑲᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓᓂ, ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᓱᒃᑐᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᓇᒥᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ. ᓂᕆᐅᒃᑯᕕᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᒫᓐᓇ ᑭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓇᖅᓯᕗᖅ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᐊᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᒃᑐᒥ 4.6 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ 2025−ᖑᕋᓱᖕᓂᖓᓂ, ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒐᓚᒃ ᐱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᓂ ᒎᓗᒧᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓇᖕᓇᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ –...

ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓂᖏᖅᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖄᖏᐅᑎᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᔨᓄᑦ

ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ ᐋᓯᕙᒃ ᓱᓕ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᐅᕗᖅ – ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ – ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᕋᐅᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᒥ 1960-ᒥ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᒧᑦ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯᒧᑦ ᐊᒥᐊᒐᖓᓂ ᑲᒪᓇᖅᑐᐊᓗᒃ ᐅᒃᐱᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ $180,000 ᐃᓚᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒍ $216,000-ᖑᓪᓗᓂ. ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᑭᑐᓛᖑᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒥᐊᒐᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᕋᐅᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓ...

EDITORIAL: Resale royalty long overdue for Inuit artists

Kenojuak Ashevak continues to bestow Nunavut – and Canada – with the gift of her artistry. Last month's auction of her famous 1960 stone cut print The Enchanted Owl garnered $180,000 plus fees for...

ᐱᕈᖅᓴᓗᒍ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐅᓇᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᐃᕆᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ

ᒪᓕᒐᒧᑦ ᓱᕋᐃᓂᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᖢᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᒥ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᓲᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᒫᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐱᐊᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕙᐃᓂᒥ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖓᓐᓂ, 2018 ᑕᑯᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᖏᔪᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᓇᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᐃᕆᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᐸᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᒥ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᓲᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒥᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒧᐊᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᕗᖅ. ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐅᑯᐊ ᐋᖓᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖃᙱᓚᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ,...

New jail should be made by Nunavummiut

The story of the beleaguered Baffin Correctional Centre continues to have its twists and turns. In February 2017, the federal government promised $56.6 million to rebuild and re-brand the jail, with the territorial government on...

ᓄᑖᖅ ᐊᓄᓪᓚᒃᓰᕕᒃᓴᖅ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓄᑦ

ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓ ᐊᔪᕈᑎᖃᐃᓐᓇᐅᔭᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᖕᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᕕᐊᓂ ᓴᖑᐊᓪᓚᖕᓂᖃᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ. ᕕᕈᐊᕆ 2017−ᒥ, ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᓯᓕᓂᕋᐃᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ $56.6 ᒥᓕᐊᓐᓂ ᓴᓇᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑦᑎᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᓄᓪᓚᒃᓰᕕᖓᓐᓂ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᖓᓂ $75.8 ᒥᓕᐊᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᒧᑦ. ᑖᔅᓱᒪᙵᑦ, ᓇᑉᐸᖅᑎᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᒃᓴᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ $68 ᒥᓕᐊᓐᓄᑦ. ᑎᒍᒥᐊᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓱᓕᓂᕋᐃᔪᒥ ᐊᖏᔪᒥ ᐊᑭᓖᓂᖃᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᔨᐅᔪᓐᓇᕋᔭᖅᑐᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ...

ᑲᑎᒪᔨᙳᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᖓ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ?’

Twitter−ᒥ ᐊᑐᓲᖑᙱᒃᑯᕕᑦ, ᑕᑯᓇᔭᙱᓚᑎᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᔪᒥ TootooGoggles−ᒥ, ᐃᔪᕆᔪᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓕᐱᕈᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᕼᐊᓐᑐᕐ ᑑᑑᑉ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᐸᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 2015−ᒥ ᓂᕆᐅᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᔪᕐᓇᕈᓘᔭᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᖅ ᑑᑑ ᐊᓂᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᔭᔅᑎᓐ ᑐᕉᑑᑉ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᖏᓐᓂ. ᑕᖅᑭᐅ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ, TootooGoggles ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, "ᑲᑎᒪᔨᙳᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᖓ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ,” ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᑐᒥ...

‘Can I be acclaimed?’

If you aren't a Twitter user, you will have missed a comment posted by TootooGoggles, a satirical account based on Liberal MP Hunter Tootoo's follies. The account was launched soon after the 2015 election...

EDITORIAL: Government toxicity will be hard to repair

As we learn more about the removal of former housing minister Pat Angnakak from cabinet, we can see the mistakes she made that led to this situation. First of all, Angnakak is a woman, and...

ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖓᓂ ᑕᒻᒪᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ

ᓇᒡᓕᖕᓇᐅᒐᓗᐊᑦ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᐃᓄᖁᑎᖏᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᑐᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓯᑲᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖏᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔪᓐᓇᓚᐅᙱᓐᓂᖓᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᐸᒐᓱᐊᖅᑕᒥᓄᑦ. ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᑦ – ᐅᓯᔪᓄᑦ $3 ᒥᓕᐊᓐ ᐅᖓᑖᓂ ᐱᖁᑎᓂᑦ – ᑭᖑᕙᓗᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᑯᖓ ᐃᔾᔪᓗᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᓱᓕᒫᑦᑎᐊᓂ ᕿᒪᐃᔭᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓅᕕᖕᒥ, ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᓕᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐅᓯᔭᐅᓛᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᒥ. ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᑎᑭᓪᓗᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ...

EDITORIAL: Take a second look at your Internet bill

Was it too good to be true? Northwestel heralded its new faster and cheaper Internet plan for Nunavut last month, and early reports indicate it may be faster but the claim to be cheaper...

ᑕᑯᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᒃ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᒃᑰᕈᑎᖕᓂ ᐊᑭᓕᒐᒃᓴᕐᓂᑦ

ᐱᐅᓗᐊᓚᐅᖅᐸ ᓱᓕᓂᕐᒧᑦ? ᓄᐊᑦᐅᐃᔅᑎᐅᓪ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᓱᒃᑲᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑭᑭᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᒃᑰᕈᑎᖓᓐᓂ ᐸᕐᓴᐅᑎᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᕗᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᕗᑦ ᓱᒃᑲᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᑭᑭᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑭᐅᓗᒍᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ. ᓱᒃᑲᓂᖓ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᒃᑰᕈᑎᖓᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᖓ ᐱᖓᓱᐃᓪᓗᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 15Gbps−ᒧᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔫᑉ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᖓᓂ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᕙᙶᖅᖢᓂ 60GB ᑕᖅᑭᑕᒫᒧᑦ $179−ᒥᑦ 100GB...

EDITORIAL: Spirit of the games comes through

Another Arctic Winter Games has come and gone, and the 2018 event was a huge success for Nunavut. The final medal count of 55 uluit –15 gold, 17 silver and 23 bronze – was the...