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Rita Pigalak - Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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Rita Pigalak grew up in Kugluktuk and spent most of her adult life there. Inuinnaqtun is her mother tongue. She now lives in Yellowknife but remains intimately connected with her home community and the Kitikmeot. Her position was made possible by funding through News Media Canada's Local Journalism Initiative. Rita loves telling stories and wants to hear yours. Contact her at editorial@nnsl.com or (867) 766-8267.

COMMUNITY REPORT: Taloyoak Elder discusses situation in community

Bob Lyall, a respected community member of Taloyoak, is sharing his thoughts on how the community of Taloyoak is handling self-isolation. "The town is actually very quiet, most seem to be following isolation rules except...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Gjoa Haven administration rolls up sleeves to combat Covid-19

Administration in Gjoa Haven has been working hard to inform residents and reiterate the importance of following protocol during this pandemic. "This is a tough time with the Covid-19 and is hard on the communities,...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Kinngait endures social distancing

Everybody seems to be following self-isolation rules in the community of Kinngait, according to Mayor Timoon Toonoo. "There was a bit of confusion, the self-isolation rule coming in from southern Canada started on March 15,"...

Life of leisure ahead for Kugluktuk resident

Peter Taktogon is ready for a life of leisure. A residential school survivor, Taktogon has recently retired from the Kugluktuk Housing Association since starting his work there in May, 1972. Taktogon grew up in the...

Kugluktuk Co-op to make special deliveries

The Kugluktuk Co-op wants is doing their part to flatten the curve and protect those most vulnerable amid COVID-19 concerns. “Starting Thursday March 19 until April 1, for any of our elders over the age...

Events cancelled but Kugluktuk SAO says life goes on

Next month’s Nattiq Frolics have been scrapped, as is the Kitikmeot Hockey Tournament but life continues, says Kugluktuk SAO Ronald Ladd. The Nattiq Frolics, scheduled for April 13 to 19, have been scrapped due to...

The little drummer boy capturing hearts in Cambridge Bay

Unannuaq Darnell Anablak, pingahunit ukiuqaqtuq Ikaluktuutiarmiutaq aliahuliqtaa qilaut numiringmilu "Atattiangna Stanley Anablak (KIAkut Atania) utirami katimariaqtilluni Alaskami. Numiqtunit qilautituqtunlu aatjiliugamigit Ingutaa qungniaqtitiyumagami taimaa Darnell numiyukhiyuq, numiyuktuq aihimaliraangami tupalihaaqtilluniluuniit, Darnell qilaminnuaq ayuyuiqpaktain ingiutit numingningmilu, Ilungnunaqpiaqpaktuq...

Kugluktuk woman survives double lung transplant

Millie Kuliktana was told she only had three months to live due to a rare lung condition. Now, 10 years and one double lung transplant later, she continues to stay positive into her recovery. "I...

Nakimayuq premiers at Dead North

Sarah Jancke and Ipeelie Ootoova of Cambridge Bay, in collaboration with the Dead North Film Festival, have produced a horror film called Nakimayuq. The film is about two young huntsmen who venture out on...

Ulu workshops for public

Valter Botelho-Resendes, owner of Aaliak Consulting, in collaboration with the Department of Healthy Living in Cambridge Bay put on a workshop that ran from Feb. 17 to 21. This program was open to all who...

Country food program helps feed the people of Kugluktuk

The Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Organization runs a Country Food Program that is administered by the Government of Nunavut's Department of Economic Development and Transportation. The HTO applies for and receives up to $30,000...

Open water at Cambridge Bay’s Kingayok

A Cambridge Bay elder and hunter is warning travelers of open water at Kingayok, at the southeast corner of Victoria Island. Jimmy Haniliak, an experienced guide and an active member of the Ekaluktutiak Hunters and...