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Feds must prove they can deliver on Arctic framework

If we can find one word to describe the Liberal government's 11th hour Arctic and Northern Policy Framework, it would have to be 'ambitious.' Unveiled Sept. 10, the day before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called...

Arctic framework same old, same old

Call me a skeptic if you must, but count me very much among those who think it would be nice to see exactly how the federal government plans to do all the great things...

Kudos to new RCMP recruitment program

The results remain to be seen, but a process that will begin in January to, hopefully, recruit more Inuit into the ranks of the RCMP is long overdue. The RCMP have partnered with Nunavut Tunngavik...

Striking the right note for a well-rounded education

It was absolutely rejuvenating to listen to the passion, hopes and excitement in the voices of a number of Kivalliq folks in the education field during the past few weeks, especially those in Chesterfield...

Forging a more promising future for youth

Nunavut's children and youth occupied a prominent space in the conversations held in our legislative assembly in February, as MLA after MLA spoke out, calling on cabinet to do more about child abuse. Regular MLAs...

ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᖅ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥ

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓱᕈᓯᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᖏᑦ ᐃᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᖏᐸᓗᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕝᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᕕᕈᐊᕆᒥ, ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒥᒃ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᑲᑕᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᒃᑲᓐᓂᖁᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᖅᓯᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᑎᒃᑯᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᑯᓇᓂ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᓂ "ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᐅᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ" ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᖅᓯᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ...

Working up a sweat in dry communities

Sport tournaments suffer from players who won’t leave alcohol at home when competing in dry communities. I spoke with four sports players this past week – two in person and two over social media –...

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...