ᓄᓇᑖᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦᐅᔾᔨᖅᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᑦᑎᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᑯᐃᓐᒥ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᓯᐅᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᑉᐳᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᑯᓄᖓ ᑯᐃᓐᒥ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᓯᐅᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂ, ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓴᖑᑎᑦᑎᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᓯᔾᔩᓂᐅᔪᓂ,” ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ. “ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅᓱᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᕘᓇ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᒥ−ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᖁᑎᓕᖕᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ−ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᓕᓚᐅᙱᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐸᕐᓇᒍᑎᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᒥᒃ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᕗᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᓂ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᓴᐃᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᐳᕙᒡᓗᖕᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᓂᒃ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓇᒥᑐᐃᓈᓘᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19−ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓂᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᓇᓂᑦ; ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓗᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓂᐊᑎᑦᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᒋᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ.

ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐊᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ, ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒫᓘᑉ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ.”

ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᔮᓐ ᒪᐃᓐ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓂᕆᔭᖓ ᑯᐃᓐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᓯᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒪᓐᓇᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᕈᑎᒃᓴᖅᑕᖃᖅᐳᖅ.”

ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕝᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 24−ᒥ, ᒪᐃᓐ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓯᕗᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19−ᒧ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᑯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᓕᓂᕋᐃᔪᓂ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᐃᕆᕝᕕᖕᓄᑦ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂ, ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓘᒃᑖᓄᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᐸᖅᑭᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓱᒃᑲᒃᑎᒋᐊᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᙱᑦᑐᒃᑯᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒡᓗᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᑲᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ.

ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᔫ ᓴᕕᑲᑖᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓗᒃᑖᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᕆᔭᖓᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕐᔪᐊᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐅᔪᓂ, ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓰᓐᓇᐅᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ

ᐅᖃᖅᑕᓐᓂ ᑭᖑᕙᓯᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᕆᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐅᕙᓃᙱᓐᓇᑦᑕᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᓪᓘᓐᓃ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᖓᓄᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕋᑦᑕ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓴᕕᑲᑖᖅ.

ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐊᒥᒐᕐᓂᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ 3,000−ᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᓂᑦ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᖅᐸᒌᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᓕᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑭᐅᕙᙱᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᒥ ᐱᔪᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ.

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...