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Rajnesh Sharma

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Rajnesh Sharma is a Canadian journalist, who has extensively travelled the world to experience various cultures. She has lived and worked internationally over the past decade, meeting and interviewing some fascinating personalities. She is interested in discovering the world through different perspectives and sharing stories that provide insights into the human condition. Her sense of adventure, curiosity, and desire to report on Inuit issues has now led her to Nunavut!

Qirngnuq and Savikataaq bring awareness to harvesters’ insurance programs

Netsilik MLA Emiliano Qirngnuq brought some clarity to the issue of insurance coverage for harvesters at the legislative assembly on Feb. 25. He wanted to know how much money the Government of Nunavut pays to...

Quassa appointed as new Speaker of legislative assembly

The Nunavut Leadership Forum selected Aggu MLA Paul Quassa as the new Speaker of the legislative assembly on Wednesday. In addition to Quassa, three other members of the legislative assembly were nominated for the position:...

Helping victims of trauma should come before new beer and wine store, says Nakashuk

Adequately addressing the trauma from past abuse should be a top priority of the government. Traumatized victims need support to heal and become healthy, according to Pangnirtung MLA Margaret Nakashuk. Nakashuk pointed out her community...

Political leaders should support accusers and alleged offenders in healing process, says Towtongie

It is the duty of leaders to support all individuals who need healing. This includes supporting victims and abusers -- the innocent and guilty -- according to Cathy Towtongie, MLA for Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield...

Teachers deserve benefits and safe working conditions, Main says

The recognition of teachers and their challenges was on the agenda at the legislative assembly on Monday. “We appreciate your dedication as we are aware of the difficulties you face,” said Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA...

Funding in Clyde River allows for seal meat for community

Two hunters will be on a mission to catch seal for community members starting March 1. After receiving funding for its first country food distribution program, the Kangiqtugaapik Food Bank committee has hired hunters Tommylee...

Kimmirut Youth Drop-In receives $5,000

Karah Kushnir, the founder of the Wellness Centre in Kimmirut, received $5,000 in funds last Thursday from the Department of Justice through the Ikajuqtigiiniq project. "I feel there's finally real action towards supporting the youth...

Youth Arctic Inspiration Prize winners to dog sled to Kimmirut

The Baffin Youth Outdoor Education (BYOE) program will use its $100,000 in Arctic Inspiration Prize money to take youth on a two week dog sledding journey this spring. The program took the top prize...

The ‘real focus of this budget is families and communities,’ says finance minister

The government of Nunavut's proposed budget for 2020/2021 aims to foster individual and community wellness, particularly through health care support. Finance Minister George Hickes asked to approve a total of $37.9 million in new funding...

Community discusses Ninginganiq NWA management plan

The first public meeting to discuss the Ninginganiq National Wildlife Area (NWA) management plan was held on Feb. 10. About 25 community members joined the Ninginganiq Area Co-Management Committee (ACMC) at Parish Hall. "Ninginganiq NWA...

Canadian Red Cross presents violence prevention workshops

Training workshops about violence prevention were held at Inuksuit School. It was the first time high school youth had an opportunity to learn about healthy youth relationships from the Canadian Red Cross. Thirteen students...

Inuit actor under fire as sexual misconduct allegations mount

Allegations of sexual impropriety are mounting against The Terror and Murdoch Mysteries star Johnny Issaluk. Inuk filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril described an incident of "unwanted touching" by the Inuk actor in Facebook and Twitter posts on...

Nunavut’s chief public health officer discusses territory’s health care challenges

Nunavut News asked Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's chief public health officer, about the top three challenges faced by Nunavut's Department of Health. Patterson discussed the challenges in no hierarchical order. This interview has been...

Celebrating the return of the sun with a pie baking contest

To celebrate the return of the sun, Parks Canada held a sun-themed pie baking contest on Feb. 1 in Pond Inlet. Around 6 p.m., 12 bakers from the community showed up with their creatively decorated...

Pangnirtung students showcase printmaking skills

After three weeks of printmaking workshops, Pangnirtung students had an opportunity to showcase and sell their artwork on Jan. 31. Students at Attagoyuk Ilisavik High School learned about various printmaking methods. They created relief prints...

Access to dental services is ‘quite good’ says territorial dental officer

Territorial Dental Officer Ronald Kelly believes access to dental services is "quite good" considering the remoteness of northern communities. Every community has been allocated a certain number of days of dental service a year, he...

Iqaluit man charged with second-degree murder after woman found dead in college residence

Police say a 43-year-old woman was found dead in a college residence in Iqaluit Thursday. William Autut, 52, was charged with second-degree murder following the discovery of the deceased woman in a Nunavut Arctic College...

99 year-old honoured as a Hometown Hero

Inuk elder Qapik Attagutsiak, 99, was honoured as a Hometown Hero on Jan. 27. Parks Canada recognized Attagutsiak for her contributions during the Second World War. The elder had played a vital role during this...

Another successful year for the Heritage Fair

Iqaluit students had a chance to publicly showcase and celebrate their heritage at this year's Heritage Fair held at Inuksuk High School on Jan. 16. Teachers encouraged their students to chose a topic related to...

Qikiqtani Inuit Association meets the Sanikiluaq community

Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and 20 community leaders gathered at the Sanikiluaq Hamlet chambers on Jan. 27. They discussed ongoing projects related to the Tallurutiup Imanga and Tuvaijuittuq agreements including the Nauttiqsuqtiit Inuit Steward...