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Harry Maksagak

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In my view: Moving forward

Moving forward involves positivity and confidence in accomplishing a thought or a plan. This also includes more than one person and/or organizations. There must be serious thought and discussions for something to move ahead. A...

ᓯᕗᒻᒧᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖅ

ᓯᕗᒻᒧᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᒍᒪᔭᒥᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ. ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᖏᑦᑐᒧᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ/ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᖏᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᓄᑦ. ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕈᑎᒋᔭᐅᑦᓯᐊᖅᓯᒪᓗᓂᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔭᐅᑦᓯᐊᖅᓯᒪᓗᓂᓗ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᒍᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ. ᓴᓐᖏᔪᒥᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᔭᐅᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᓂᓗ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓗᓂ ᓱᖕᒪᑦ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᖓᓄᓪᓗ. ᐊᓯᐊᒍᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓗᒍ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖅ, ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᐆᒃᑑᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᖓ, ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔪᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᓚᐅᕐᓂᓐᓄᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᖑᑎᒥᒃ. ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᓚᐅᕋᒪ ᐊᖑᑎᒥᒃ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᒥᒃ...

ᒐᕙᒪᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᒍᑎᑦ

ᖃᐅᑕᒫᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᕌᖓᑦ, ᑕᑯᕙᓪᓕᐊᕗᒍᑦ ᐆᒃᑑᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᒥᒃ. ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒋᔭᐅᒐᓱᒋᖕᒪᑕ ᑯᐸᒃᒥᐅᓄᑦ, ᐋᓐᑎᐅᕆᔪ, ᐃᐊᐴᑕ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐳᕆᑎᔅᑲᓚᑉᐱᐊᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ. ᒐᕙᒪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᖏᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᖢᒋᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᖕᒪᑕ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐊᕕᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᔮᖅᑎᑕᐅᒐᑦᑕ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓇᑕᓗ. ᐳᐃᒍᖅᑕᐃᓕᓗᑕᓗ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕆᐊᖃᕐᒪᑕ, ᐃᓄᖕᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ. ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᐅᓪᓕ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑎᑕᐅᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᑕ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᕐᓂᒃ ᐱᓐᖑᖅᑎᑦᓯᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓱᕐᕋᒍᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑕᐅᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᐊᑭᑭᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ...

In My View: Our governance

As each day passes, we are beginning to see a pattern developing. The federal government seems to think that their governance is for Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. The politicians are playing politics...

Embrace an attitude of gratitude

When you live in a community for a length of time you begin to recognize the attitude and intent of people's involvement in the framework of the community. In most cases we have good people...

Climate band wagoners should tackle Nunavut issues

It never ceases to amaze me how people jump on the bandwagon of the day and think they are making a difference. Yes, we are concerned about the matter of global warming and how we...

Support program offers life-changing guidance

We note that as each calendar year comes to a close there are some changes and expectations that comes with this. In the Northwest Territories several people have put their names forward in hopes of...

Encouraging success in education

When we look at our workplace environment, we see that we are in high-tech mode and the learning process or education is key to entry and success in the workplace. This involves participation of...

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᓯᒪᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᖅ

ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᕕᒃᐳᑦ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕐᓗᒍ, ᓇᓗᓇᖏᑉᐳᖅ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᓕᕆᔨᓪᓚᕆᐅᓕᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᒐᒃᓴᖅᑖᕐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᓱᕈᓯᑦ, ᐊᖓᔪᖄᑦ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓪᓗ. ᐊᑯᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᓂ, ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂᐅᔪᒃᓴᐅᔪᕐᓗ, ᐃᒡᓗᑖᕈᒪᕙᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᑭᖅᑐᕈᓐᓇᑦᑕᖅᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᓪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐃᒡᓗᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᒡᓗᒥᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᑐᐃᓐᓇᖏᑉᐳᖅ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᓂᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᒥᐅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ. ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᕐᓂᖅ, ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖏᑦᑐᒦᓐᓂᖅ, ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖃᑦᓯᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖅ ᑐᓐᖓᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ. ᑕᒡᕙᖓᑦ ᐊᒥᖅᑳᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ...

Qualities found in a leader

Everyone who comes across our path is an individual. They have thoughts, ideas, feelings and opinions. Some of these individuals go down the path of life minding their own business and not really saying much....

Asking questions as an intervenor

An intervenor is someone or an organization that is not necessarily against an idea or project but is there to ask questions and to make sure the plans and directives are followed and followed...

Keeping important dates in mind

Many, if not all, of us like to keep certain dates well versed so that we do not offend those significant to us personally. There are birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, holidays and so on. We make every...

IN MY VIEW: Unsettling and insecure

We are heading into a season that will seem a bit easier than a short time ago, but I don't know that things will be any better. People are hungry, people still need homes,...

ᐊᑲᐅᖏᓐᓂᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᐅᒪᑦᓯᐊᖏᓐᓂᕐᓗ

ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᖃᑦᓯᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᐊᖏᑦᑐᒃᓴᐅᕗᖅ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑳᖕᒪᑕ, ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ, ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑖᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᒐᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᑐᑭᓯᐊᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ, ᐃᓕᖁᓯᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ. ᑕᐃᒪ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓇᓱᐊᓚᐅᕈᑦᑕ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᖃᕋᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓴᐃᒪᓂᖃᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᑦᓯᐊᕈᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᓪᓗ. ᐃᓄᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᑦᓯᐊᕆᐊᖁᔨᒍᑎᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᐱᑦᓯᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᖃᖏᑉᐸᑦ,...

IN MY VIEW: Reflections for the future

I was on the phone a few days ago with someone dear to my heart and we shared deep thoughts around what and who was important in our lives. It didn't take long for...

ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᒐᒃᓴᓂᒃ

ᐅᖄᓚᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᓇᓪᓕᒋᑦᓯᐊᖅᑕᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓱᓇ ᑭᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᑎᒻᒪᖔᑦᑎᒍ ᐃᓅᓯᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᖢᓄᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᒐᔪᐃᑦᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᒃ. ᐱᓕᕆᔪᒻᒪᕆᐅᓕᕋᑦᑕ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ, ᓇᓪᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅᓯᐅᕈᑎᑦ ᑲᑎᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ, ᓇᓪᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅᓯᐅᕐᕕᖏᓪᓗ ᐳᐃᒍᖅᓯᒪᓕᕋᑦᑎᒍ ᐃᑉᓕᕈᓱᒋᐊᖃᕋᓗᐊᖅᖢᑕ ᓇᒡᓕᒋᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ. ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯ ᐅᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᖃᑦᑕᖏᓐᓇᑦᑕ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᑎᓐᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᒋᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓂᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᑭᖑᕙᓗᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᖢᑕᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᖏᑦᓯᐊᒻᒪᕆᓕᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᖃᕈᒪᓚᐅᖅᑕᑎᑦ. ᐃᓱᒪᒐᒪ ᓇᒡᓕᒍᓱᖕᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑎᑐᑦ ᓲᕐᓗ...

ᐃᓱᒫᓗᒋᔭᐅᓕᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᕐᓂᑦ ᓴᒃᑯᐃᓂᖅ ᐊᑲᐅᖏᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᕋᕕᑦ

ᖃᑦᓰᑕᕐᓗᖓ ᓄᓕᐊᕋ ᐃᖅᑲᐃᑎᖃᑦᑕᖅᐸᕋ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐃᖢᐃᓪᓕᐅᓕᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑐᓴᓚᐅᕐᓗᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᖃᓗᐊᖅᑕᐅᓕᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒡᕕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᐅᖏᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᐋᓐᓂᕐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᑐᓴᕐᕕᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓕᖁᓪᓗᒍ. ᖁᓕᓂᑦ 9-ᖏᖅᑕᖅᖢᓂ, ᐱᒍᒪᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᒍᑦ "ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᒧᑦ" ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᒍᑎᒋᖃᑦᑕᕈᒪᓪᓗᒍ, ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐸᐃᑉᐹᖁᑎᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓂᕕᖓᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕕᖓᑕ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᖏᒻᒪᑦ ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᓂᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᕈᓐᓇᕋᑦᑕ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ. ᑕᐃᒪ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕈᑎᒋᑦᓯᐊᕋᓱᖕᓂᐊᖅᐸᕋ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑐᑭᖃᖅᖢᓂ...

IN MY VIEW: Debriefing sessions

Several times I have reminded my wife to make sure and go through a debriefing session to minimize vicarious trauma occurring with her. Nine times out of 10, we are seeking the session to...

ᒪᓕᖕᓂᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᒍ

ᐊᑐᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒃ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕌᖓᑦ, ᒪᓕᒐᓱᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᐸᕗᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᓕᒫᑦᑎᓐᓂ. ᐅᑭᐅᕌᖓᑦ, ᐊᓐᓄᕌᖅᓯᒪᓂᖅᓴᐅᕙᒃᐳᒍᑦ, ᓯᓚᐹᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑕᓗ. ᐊᓕᖅᑎᓯᒪᓪᓗᑕᓗ ᐅᖁᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑲᒥᓕᔭᓕᖅᖢᑕᓗ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᑭᑑᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᑲᒥᒃᓯᒪᓕᖅᐸᒃᖢᑕ. ᐊᒻᒪ, ᐅᐱᖓᕌᖓᑦ, ᐊᓐᓄᕌᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓃᖅᖢᒋᑦ, ᐊᓐᓄᕌᖅᓯᒪᓕᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᓄᕆᓯᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᐱᕌᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᑲᒫᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓯᓚ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕌᖓᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᕋᒪ ᒪᓕᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᓗ ᓯᓚ ᒪᓕᒃᖢᒍ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᖅᑐᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑕ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᒃᑭᕗᑦ...

IN MY VIEW: Adapting to the immediate

As each season changes, we adapt to those conditions as best as we can. When winter arrives, we don our heavy wind pants and down-filled parkas. We put on woollen socks and wear our...