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Finding the light on your path

It was always cool to me to watch Rankin Inlet’s own Jordin Tootoo play in the NHL, although I was disappointed in the way Detroit treated him during his stay there and, to a...

Three from Rankin complete cultural competency course

There was a distinct Rankin Inlet presence among participants who completed the Indigenous Cultural Competency (ICC) course which wrapped-up in Iqaluit last week. Three of the eight who completed the ICC course – Emily Beardsal,...

Kivalliq News, Feb. 12 Edition

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Rankin coach featured on Hockey Day in Canada

The first reaction from Rankin Inlet rec director David Clark, when approached by the CBC to do a piece on him during the Hockey Day in Canada telecast, was to tell the reporter he...

Kivalliq-Manitoba hydro-fibre link ‘a nation-building project,’ says KIA president

The Kivalliq-Manitoba hydro-fibre link received a boost when a memorandum of understanding project was signed by the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) on Feb. 5. The memorandum confirms the CIB will work in an advisory role...

Red Amautiit project to visit all Kivalliq communities

Healing through art and culture will be front and centre when the Manitoba Inuit Association’s Red Amautiit project pays a visit to each Kivalliq community in March and April. Established in 2008, the Manitoba Inuit...

Win and lose with dignity

Well, valued readers, those of you who know me personally, or are regular readers of Kivalliq News, know I’m a huge, huge fan of the hockey played across the Kivalliq region. And, yes, you better...

Kivalliq News, Feb. 5 Edition

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Training workshops popular in Rankin Inlet

A group of skills-teaching workshops organized by Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy in Rankin Inlet have been received well by the community. Three of the courses being offered are cooking (Piujuq program), qamutiik-making and cabin building. The first...

Around the Kiv: February is language month

Language month Nunavut The Government of Nunavut is inviting Nunavummiut to share their family stories through Attiiniq, the customary practice of Inuit naming, during Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq – celebration of Inuktut language month in February. Minister of Languages...

Eskimo Point downs Rankin Inlet to claim JLM hockey title

Eskimo Point Lumber Supply defeated Rankin Inlet 6-4 in the championship game to successfully defend their A Division title at the Calm Air Cup Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) senior men’s hockey tournament in Arviat...

Free helmets mean more kids can skate at new Rankin arena

A group of kids were finally on the ice for public skating at the new arena last week, thanks to the efforts of Kandace Graham and the hamlet of Rankin Inlet. With the new arena...

Industrial sewing machines donated to Abluqta Society in Baker Lake

Baker Lake is about to receive an industrial-strength boost to its sewing abilities, as two industrial sewing machines were recently donated to the society by Ilda Silvaroli, the owner of former Glebe Draperies in...

New school initiative has plenty to offer in Rankin

A small group of students in a new initiative at Simon Alaittuq School personally delivered a new sign they created for the Slapshot Canteen in the new arena at Rankin Inlet. Teacher Ed Seymour said...

Training needs to reflect needs of job market

Two chance encounters this past week focused the spotlight inside my brain back on a reoccurring chain of events I think our region is finally getting the handle on, even though there are plenty...

Around the Kiv: Game on in Arviat

Arviat Nine teams participated in two divisions recently at the Calm Air Cup Jon Lindell Memorial senior men’s tournament in Arviat. Team Whale Cove do a team cheer to begin their first game after riding all...

Kivalliq News, Jan. 29 Edition

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Activity Hallway installed at Victor Sammurtok School

A new addition put in place over the holiday season at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) is being warmly received by students at the school in Chesterfield Inlet. Autut Aggark, back, and David Issaluk make good...

Coral Harbour claims bantam crown

Prime Paniyuk scored on a beautiful wrap-around early in the first overtime period to give Coral Harbour a dramatic 5-4 victory over Rankin Inlet to claim the 2020 Rankin Rock Bantam Championship in Rankin...

Around the Kiv: Elders Recognition Award in Rankin

Elder receives award Rankin Inlet Monica Aqittuq Ugjuk of Rankin Inlet has been named a recipient of the 2018/19 Elders Recognition Award. Rankin Inlet Mayor Harry Towtongie presents Monica Aqittuq Ugjuk with the 2018/20l9 Elders Recognition Award...