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COLUMN: Tarnishing shine of AWG success

Back on Sept. 4 of 2017, I wrote an opinion piece (It's gotta be the shoes) lamenting my frustrations over dealing with the Government of Nunavut (GN). I had gone through a frustrating three days...

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᒪᓐᓂᓕᕆᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᑦ

ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᓂᐱᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᓕᒃᓴᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᒥ ᑯᑯᖕᓂ ᓂᓪᓕᐊᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᒪᑭᕝᕕᐊᓂ ᒪᓐᓂᓕᕆᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᑦ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᒧᑦ ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᒫᔾᔨ 31-ᖑᓕᖅᐸᑦ, ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ. ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ 11 ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ 2:30 ᐅᓐᓄᓴᙳᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐅᐃᓕᐊᒻᒪᓐ ᑕᓯᖓᓐᓂ ᓯᓚᒥ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᕿᓂᕐᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᖃᖅᑳᒍᐊᕌᓗᖕᒥ ᑯᑯᓂᑦ ᒪᒪᑕᒐᒃᓴᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ 11:30 ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ. ᑯᑯᒃᓯᐅᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᖓᓱᓄᑦ...

Firefighters host Rankin Eggstravaganza

Children will be clucking with delight while chasing a serious chocolate buzz during the second annual Easter Eggstravaganza this coming Saturday, March 31, in Rankin Inlet. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2:30...

Kivalliq athletes shine at Arctic Winter Games

Another biennial, another big time for the Kivalliq at the Arctic Winter Games. The 2018 edition of the Games wrapped up in Hay River, NWT on March 24 with the closing ceremonies featuring plenty of...

$566 million in infrastructure funding announced for Nunavut

The federal government has announced $566-million in infrastructure funding for Nunavut over 10 years in a bilateral deal with the territorial government. The money is targetted at green infrastructure; community, cultural and recreational infrastructure; and...

Fuel barrels removed from Qausuittuq National Park; more work to be done

Parks Canada officials were in Resolute last week to celebrate a cleanup project at Qausuittuq National Park. Over a few weeks in July and August 2017, 194 empty barrels scattered among various islands were rounded...

Message of hope to empower youth

Tunchai and Kelvin Redvers of Hay River, NWT, made a strong connection with Inuit youth when they brought their We Matter campaign to Naujaat earlier this month. The pair interacted with local youth from March...

Police investigate homicide in Arctic Bay

Police are investigating a death in Arctic Bay. The man died March 26, and another man is detained. "At approximately 6:30 a.m. the male was brought to the health centre where he succumbed to his injuries,"...

ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ 30-ᓂᒃ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔪᑎᓂᒃ

ᓴᑭᐊᓯ ᓴᐅᓪᓗᐊᐱᒃ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᕿᓂᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑎᖃᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ 30-ᓂᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒋᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᕙᒃᖢᓂ ᐊᓱᐃᓛᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᒥᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᑭᓯᕕᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᒥᓄᑦ. ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᓂ ᑕᑯᓯᒪᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐹᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔩᑦ, ᐃᓚᖓᓂ, ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔩᑦ ᐅᓄᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᖕᒪᑕ ᐅᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ, ‘ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓴᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᓂᐅᒃ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂᑦ.’ “ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓴᖅᓯᒪᔭᒃᑲ (ᓄᓇᕗᒥ...

Pang man honoured for search and rescue work

Poisey Mike received honours from the Canadian Senate in early March. Senator Dennis Patterson is touring Nunavut communities and honouring 12 Nunavummiut with commemorative bronze medals created by the Senate for Canada's 150th anniversary of...

Arctic sports competitors for the future

Quentin Sala has been gathering up the youth in Sanikiluaq since early February for Arctic sports, and it's proving popular. "About 50 children every day," said Sala, adding that happens five times a week. Sala learned...

Sanikiluaq educator convicted of sex crimes against children

Calling him a sexual predator who was brazen, canny and devious, Justice Neil Sharkey convicted Johnny Meeko of 27 charges of a 32-count indictment from 2012. "Year in and year out, Johnny Meeko remained confident...

Kitikmeot youth come together

Close to 30 delegates from the five Kitikmeot communities, as well as a few guests from elsewhere, are gathering in Cambridge Bay this week for the Kitikmeot Youth Empowerment Gathering. Topics include Inuit history and...

Cape Dorset policing meeting gets little response

The RCMP in Cape Dorset invited the community to attend a meeting – partly to improve the police force's relationship with the community – on the evening of March 19. Two people showed up. The turnout was actually...

Students have something valuable to say

Captivated parents, judges, teachers and friends listened intently as students at Quqshuun Ilihakvik engaged in a public speaking contest in the school's iglu room on March 8. Becky Ameralik captured top spot with a speech...

Quassa tables mandate, shuffles two ministers

The new legislative assembly is branding itself as the turning point for Nunavut. "Each successive government has added to the understanding of what we must do to address the social and economic challenges and...

Gjoa Haven historian and educator ‘left indelible mark’

Gjoa Haven historian Louie Kamookak, 58, who led a world-wide audience to witness the value and impact of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, succumbed to illness March 22.  "I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of...

Nunavut midget boys suffer heartbreaking loss in AWG championship

It was mighty close, but Team NWT pulled off a 2-1 victory over Team Nunavut in the midget boys championship showdown in Hay River on Friday night.  For most of the Northwest Territories' team, this...

ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᖏᑦ

ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᖏᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓂᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ (AWG) ᕼᐊᐃ ᕆᕗᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕗᐊᑦ ᓯᒥᑦᒥ, ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ, ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑕᑯᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᓂ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑲᓚᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᑭᐊᑎᖏᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ...

COLUMN: A bit of gold for what you know

Another one has passed us by and, to be honest, I never did get the whole St. Patrick's Day thing. I mean, don't get me wrong, back in the day I put away my fair...