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NDP ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔩᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐊᑏ ᐊᑐᓚᐅᕈᒃ

ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ NDP–ᑯᑦ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖅᑐᒦᑉᐳᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ-ᑲᒪᓇᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ-ᑲᑎᒪᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ, ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᒥ ᐳᓚᕋᕐᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᖓᓐᓂ ᔮᒡᒦᑦ ᓯᖕᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᓂᐊᕈᓂ. ᓯᖕ ᐳᓚᕋᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐸᓗᐊᓂ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᓵᙵᖃᑦᑕᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ. ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓ ᐊᖏᔫᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᑕᒪᑦᑕ ᓵᙵᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ...

A little light in a scribe’s dark year

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Long road ahead for transportation needs

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Expressions of gratitude as holiday season set to arrive

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Northern law should be Inuit law

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Editorial: Dig deep for better understanding

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Earning the right to celebrate

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Nunavut needs healing, not processing for addictions

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GN must crack illicit cannabis market

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Gender trend reversal will lead to stronger Kivalliq communities

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Rankin blessed with tireless volunteer base

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ᒧᒥᓛᖅ ᖃᖅᑲᖅ: 25-ᓂ-ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ NDP–ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᐸᓱᒡᔪᖕᓂ ᑐᖁᓴᐃᔨ

ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᕐᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᑦᑐᖅ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᓈᓇᖓ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᑦᑎᐊᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᔨᒋᔭᖓ. "ᐃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᕗᖓ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᔪᒥ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ," ᒧᒥᓛᖅ ᖃᖅᑲᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ. ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᖅ. ᑲᒪᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᐃᑉᐹᓂ ᐅᓪᓛᕐᔪᐊᖓᓂ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᒥᔅ ᖃᖅᑲᖅ, ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓕᖅᑐᒥ New...

A 25-year-old NDP giant slayer

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Putting up or shutting up

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Nunavut is open for business

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Feds must prove they can deliver on Arctic framework

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Arctic framework same old, same old

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