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Harry Maksagak

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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...

ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑐᓴᙱᒃᑳᖓᑦᑕ

ᑐᓴᙱᒃᑳᖓᑦᑕ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖃᑎᒥᒃ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᒥᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᓕᓲᖑᕗᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᒻᒪᑦ. "ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᖃᕐᒪᖅᑲᐃ. ᐅᖃᓗᓪᓗᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓗᑎᒡᓘᓐᓃᑦ..." ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐅᕗᖓ ᑕᐅᕗᖓ. ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᓲᖑᕗᒍᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓂᐱᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᖓᓄᑦ. ᐅᓇ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ. ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ-ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐋᔩᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᑦᑎᓐᓂ. ᓇᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᐅᖃᓗᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᖃᙱᒃᑲᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᖑᕗᖅ. 'ᒥᑭᑦᑐᖁᑎᕗᑦ' ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᑑᙱᓚᑦ. ᐱᑕᖃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᒥᒥᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᖃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ,...

IN MY VIEW: When we do not hear from a friend

When we do not hear from a friend, colleague or family we begin to question why. "I wonder what is happening. They should at least call or write..." and so on. We feel the...

ᓯᓚ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᖓ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒍ

ᓯᓚ ᐆᓇᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᐅᔭᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕᓗ ᓱᑲᑦᑐᒥᒃ, ᐃᓱᒪᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᒍᑎᖃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᑐᐸᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓯᕿᓐᓂᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓗ ᓯᕿᓐᓂᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓱᓕ ᓯᓂᒐᓱᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᓕᕆᓪᓗᑕ. ᐆᒻᒪᕆᒃᓯᓯᒪᓕᖅᖢᑕᓗ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᖃᖅᖢᑕᓗ ᓯᓚᒥ. ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᕙᑎᒥᐅᑕᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐆᒪᔪᐃᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᑕᒫᖅᓯᐅᑎᑎᒍᑦ. ᓯᓚ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ, ᐃᓱᒪᕗᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅᐳᓪᓗ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖃᑦᑕᕆᓪᓗᓂ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕗᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᓂ ᓂᐱᖃᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᕗᖅ...

IN MY VIEW: Changing of the season

As the season is changing so quickly, we begin to think and plan for this happy time. We are now waking up to sunlight and soon we'll be going to bed in the sunlight...

ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔭᐅᓂᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᖏᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᕐᓗ

ᖁᕕᐊᒋᑦᓯᐊᖅᐸᕋ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑎᒍᑎᖃᕌᖓᑕ ᐊᑲᐅᓯᕚᓪᓕᖅᑎᑦᓯᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕈᓯᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ, ᐆᒻᒪᖁᑎᑦᑎᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᒐᒃᓴᖅᑖᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓄᓪᓗ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑎᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᐅᓴᓃᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᒥᓕᔭᓃᑦᑐᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᑲᐅᓯᕚᓪᓕᖅᑎᑎᓂᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᓱᕙᓕᑭᐊᕆᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᑲᐅᔪᒦᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᑕ. ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᓯᒪᔭᖏᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᖕᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓱᓕ ᐃᓅᑎᓪᓗᖓ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓐᖑᑕᕗᑦ ᐃᓗᓕᖅᐳᓪᓗ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᑲᐅᓯᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᒃᓴᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᓱᕈᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᒥᐅᑕᕗᑦ, ᓄᓇ ᐊᓂᖅᓵᖅᑐᕐᕕᒃᐳᓪᓗ,...