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Vandals must know the consequences

For the most part, those of us living in Rankin Inlet have been pretty lucky when it comes to major acts of vandalism over the years, especially when compared to many other Nunavut communities. Break-and-enters...

ᒐᕙᒪᑎᖃᕈᓯᖅᐳᑦ ᑭᐳᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓯᒋᐊᓕᕈᑦᑕ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᕿᓗᐊᖅᓯᒪᒋᐊᖃᕐᒃᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᒍᑦ

ᐊᑭᒪᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᒃᑲᓕᓴᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᐊᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᔪᓯᑦᑎᐊᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐊᑏᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᕋᑖᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕆᓯᒪᔭᕗᑦ: ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᐲᑕ ᑕᑉᑑᓇ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᑮᑦ ᐲᑐᓴᓐ. ᑕᒪᐃᑕ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᖑᑏᒃ ᑭᖑᕚᒥᓄᑦ ᕿᒪᐃᖕᒪᑕ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑲᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐱᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃᓗ, ᒪᓕᒃᓗᒍ ᓇᓕᐊᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒍᓱᖕᒪᖔᖅᐱᑦ. ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ...

Political upheaval will require seat belt

The race is on for Nunavut's legislative assembly, and it is going forward without the two names making the most news for the past few years: Premier Peter Taptuna, and Finance Minister Keith Peterson. Both...

ᐃᓚᓕᐅᑎᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᓕ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᕕᓃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᕕᓂᐊ ᐊᒃᑕᕐᕕᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᖑᓇᖅᑐᓂ

ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᓕᒫᑲᓴᒃ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒧᑦ ᓄᒃᑎᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ, ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᒐᕙᒪᑎᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕕᒃᒥᑦ ᑎᒍᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᒃᑎᖅᓯᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᔪᐃᑦᑐᒧᓪᓗ 1950-ᓂ. ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᓕᒫᑲᓴᒃ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒧᑦ ᓄᒃᑎᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ, ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᒐᕙᒪᑎᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕕᒃᒥᑦ ᑎᒍᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᒃᑎᖅᓯᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᔪᐃᑦᑐᒧᓪᓗ...

Add exiles’ site dump to shame list

It would be hard to find a Nunavummiuq who does not know the history of the High Arctic Exiles, the Inuit the federal government took from their homes in Nunavik and dropped off at...

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕌᓂᖕᓂᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᕐᓂᖓ

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕌᓂᖕᓇᐅᕗᖅ 'ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ' ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐊᐅᒐᓯᒥ ᓯᑉᑕᐱᕆᒥᓗ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᐅᖅᐸᒃᐳᑦ ᐳᐃᒍᓚᐅᐱᓪᓚᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᐃᖢᐃᓪᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ − ᐱᔭᕆᐊᑐᖕᒪᑦ − ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᓗ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᖃᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓐᓇᖅᖢᓂ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐊᓛᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᓄᑦ, ᐅᐱᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᓴᕆᒪᓱᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ, ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᖃᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᒍᕇᑦ 12-ᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕌᓂᒍᑎᖃᖅᑐᑦ. ᐄᓛᒃ, ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᒐᔪᒃᐳᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᓈᓴᐅᑎᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᓄᑎᒋ ᐊᔪᖏᔾᔪᑎᑖᕐᒪᖔᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖏᑦᑐᖅᓯᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ − ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ...

A wondrous time

Graduation 'season' across the Kivalliq in August and September is one of the few remaining times of the year when it's actually possible to put aside all thoughts of what ails Nunavut – a...

Decolonization will be long, expensive process

This week, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. presented a commissioned report detailing the lost wages from the territorial and federal governments' failure to implement Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement, which calls for government staffing ratios...

Editorial: It’s gotta be the shoes

There are three things I will not miss should I ever decide to leave Rankin Inlet and Kivalliq News. Those are: the cost of living in Rankin, the ridiculous amounts of money we're forced...

Editorial: Not guilty does not mean innocent

After more than a year of study, the federal Competition Bureau says First Air and Canadian North did not break the law in its efforts to stop startup airline GoSarvaq from entering the Ottawa-Iqaluit...

One big family

As the summer comes to an end, so does a season of short-sleeved sports and warm-weather events. In Rankin Inlet, the Calm Air Cup has capped a competitive co-ed season of softball, Family Fun Day...

Inquiry visit a time for healing in the Kivalliq

This week, visitors from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are in Rankin to meet Kivalliq families for the first time. The upcoming hearing itself, set for mid-December, is still...

Nunavut’s language challenges are many

Last month, under the radar, Nunavut's Department of Culture and Heritage let a significant date pass with zero fanfare. More than two weeks later, we learned that all businesses and non-governmental organizations must join...

Proper training for RCMP saves lives

There's an old, racist stereotype about the 'drunken Indian.' You all know of it. Some of you will have experienced it first-hand: that assumption by some people that if you belong to an Indigenous group,...

Community buy-in is smart business

It was a real-life example of David vs. Goliath, pitting the small High Arctic community of Clyde River in a fight against big oil and the Canadian government. It's hard to believe the years-long battle...

Progress needs to benefit all in Nunavut

It's summer in Nunavut, and as the beaches fill with sealift containers, the streets – in the capital, at least – are filled with visitors and construction vehicles. They're both critical to the Nunavut...

‘Tapped out’ city is sign of bigger problems

Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern was the first guest speaker for a breakfast meeting series organized by a reborn Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce last month.She told attendees about the city's woes finding the money to...
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The lunacy of over-sensitivity

I've been fortunate in Rankin Inlet during the past 18-plus years to have known a fair number of people who liked to discuss “hot topics” of the day openly and honestly, without playing the...

Vacant buildings waste money

Iqaluit city council last month committed $150,000 per year for five years to support the city's homeless shelter.Having visited the facility, we know that the support is critical. In January, we called on the...
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