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Nunavut’s artists and centres deserve national standards

In Nunavut, there is never enough money to go around. With the deep need for housing, health, education and basic social supports, governments rightly devote their attentions and as many dollars as possible on...

Ottawa’s housing efforts fall short

Three thousand, five hundred homes. That's the number of residences that the Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) estimates need to be built to meet demand among Nunavummiut. NHC is putting up approximately 100 new units per year. That...

Don’t let cruise ship profits sail away

The mid-1840s brought Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men to the Northwest Passage. As we know, they didn't fare so well. More than 170 years later, huge cruise ships, each carrying hundreds...

The value of leadership – near and far

It has really been something to watch Kivalliq students and athletes travelling all over the world during the past little while. And, it is nothing short of mind numbing to get your head around just...

Housing money going up in smoke due to fires

The loss of an Iqaluit ten-plex to fire June 30 – suspected by RCMP to have been caused by "a burning cigarette from the garbage within an apartment" – further drives home the devastating...

Inuit language cannot be neglected

Nunavut Day was celebrated on Tuesday and we're 20 years into the creation of a territory with tremendous promise. Much has been accomplished over two decades and much remains to be done. Among the priorities...

Publicly-elected premier a non-issue

It really seems like just yesterday when the birth of Canada’s newest territory was fast approaching the horizon of reality, and consensus government (and if I may) of, for and by the people was...

EDITORIAL: Barriers to graduation holding back Nunavut’s progress

We are pleased – yet appalled – to see the Auditor General confirm some of our strongest theories about Nunavut's education system in its report to the Nunavut legislative assembly earlier this month. The...

ᐊᒡᕕᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓱᓕᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᒍᒻᒥᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᕆᔭᖓᓂ

ᐅᐱᐅᖅᑲᕗᒍᑦ – ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᑲᖅᓴᙱᓚᒍᑦ – ᑕᑯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᓴᙱᓛᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᖓᓐᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑑᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ, ᑕᐃᒎᓯᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐱᔨᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᕋᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓴᕋᐃᓛᖑᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ...

EDITORIAL: Government’s engagement efforts missing the target

Considering the long-term rewards possible with a good education – a good job, stable income, sense of purpose, and others come to mind – we like to think education is a pretty important issue...

ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᖓ ᑐᖓᐅᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᖓᓂ

ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᑎᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ – ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ, ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᑦᑎᐊᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᒥᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᐃᓐᓇᓲᖑᕗᑦ – ᐃᓱᒪᔪᒪᓲᖑᕗᒍᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓄᑦ. ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑎᒋᔭᖓ ᓄᖒᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᒃᓴᖓᓂ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᖕᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᒻᒥ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓄᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ...

EDITORIAL: Hard to maintain homes without mould training

In Nunavut's old and overcrowded public housing units, mould is a constant worry. The Department of Family Services says it is the number one obstacle to keeping homes in good shape. We're surprised, then, that...

ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᐅᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖁᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᒪᙱᓪᓗᑎᒃ

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓄᑕᐅᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓗᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᖁᑕᐅᔪᓂ, ᐅᖁᕐᒃ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᒍᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᐅᔭᖅᐳᖅ. ᐃᓚᒌᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖅᑎᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒡᕕᐊᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᐅᒪᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ. ᑲᒪᕗᒍᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᒃ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓇᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓄᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᐅᒪᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐱᑕᖃᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖁᕐᒥ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ. ᖃᓄᐃᒻᒪᑦ ᐊᑯᓂᐊᓘᓐᓃᖅᐸ? ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᒦᖏᓐᓇᐅᔭᖅᐳᖅ, ᐅᖁᕐᒥ...

EDITORIAL: Build it, and they will come (home)

We welcome with open arms the suggestion that the Government of Nunavut is ready to make the required investment to build spaces for 156 long-term care beds -- 108 in Iqaluit and 24 in...

ᐱᔪᒪᓂᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᙱᑖᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᒥ

ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᔪᓂ, ᐱᔪᒥᓇᓛᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᓛᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᕼᐋᓕᕚᒃᔅᒧᑦ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔭᖅᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐅᐱᕐᔪᐊᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᐅᐱᒍᓱᒃᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ...

EDITORIAL: Demand different results from new HR department

In a few weeks, the most promising members of Nunavut's future workforce are heading to Halifax to represent the territory at the annual Skills Canada competition. We should be very proud of the efforts all...

ᐃᓄᓕᒫᑦ ᑳᒃᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᐅᔪᓂ

ᖃᐅᑕᒫᖅᓯᐅᑎᓄᑦ ᑕᑖᓗᐊᒧᑦ, ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᓯᔾᔩᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᖑᔪᒥ ᐃᓅᓯᖓᓐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᐅᒃᐱᕆᓱᒍᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᖁᙱᐊᕐᕕᐅᔪᒧᑦ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᖑᕗᖅ ᕕᒃᑐᐊᕆᐊ ᖃᑯᖅᑎᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᕕᒃᑐᐊᕆᐊᐅᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓕᐊᖏᓐᓄᑦ (VAF), ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑑᓂᖓᓂ ᒥᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᒥ ᐅᑯᓇᓂ...

EDITORIAL: Public is hungry for Nunavut creations

Consumed by the everyday, it's hard to remember the power a hometown cultural workshop can have in transforming an individual Nunavummiuq's life, and in giving others the confidence to make a splash on the...

EDITORIAL: No future if youth aren’t supported

As we wind down the school year, Northern youth are preparing for the summer and reaping the rewards of hard work the rest of the year. In Gjoa Haven, youth from Cambridge Bay took home...

ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᖃᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᖅᑕᐅᙱᒃᑯᑎᒃ

ᐃᓱᓕᑉᐸᔾᓕᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖓᓂ, ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᕗᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᑎᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ. ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᒥ, ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᒎᓯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᒧᒥᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᑕᒪᐃᑎᒍᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐆ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ $10,000-ᒥ. ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ, ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᖃᑉᓗᓯᐊᖅ (ᔭᐃᑦ ᓇᓱᒐᓗᐊᖅ ᑳᐱᓐᑕ) ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᓪᓗᓂ...