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AROUND NUNAVUT: Four Corners wins the cover spot, a science fundraiser for Baffin...

This week, the art of Inuk artist Dayle Kubluitok wins her the Nunavut directory cover, the Qikiqtaalummi Science Fair Association asks for help, and Apex youth petition Iqaluit city council for a rink of...

Iglulik man who violated caribou hunting ban won’t be convicted

An Iglulik man who breached a caribou hunting ban was ill-informed by someone in a position of trust and therefore won't be criminally convicted, a judge has decided. The accused was charged in June 2015...

Focus on fitness in Iglulik

Since opening on Sept. 27, Iglulik's Fitness Gym has welcomed more than 150 members. "We are excited to be able to have a gym here in Iglulik. It's another place we can hang out,” said...

Inuit accounts of Franklin shipwrecks documented

Inuit accounts of the Sir John Franklin shipwrecks are being recorded for future generations. Parks Canada's Franklin Inuit Oral History Project team returned to Gjoa Haven in late February to review maps created based on...

Zacharias Kunuk to receive Order of Nunavut

Acclaimed Iglulik director Zacharias Kunuk will be this year's recipient of the Order of Nunavut, the GN announced Tuesday. Kunuk, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is co-founder of Igloolik Isuma...

Marjorie Kaviq Kaluraq nominated as new chair of Nunavut Impact Review Board

Marjorie Kaviq Kaluraq of Baker Lake has been nominated to succeed Elizabeth Copland as chair of the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB), subject to government approval. Kaluraq had been serving as the board's vice-chair and...

ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᓂᒃ ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᒃᑎᑎᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᓗ

ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᓚᐅᖅᑕᕐᒪ ᐊᔾᔨᐸᓗᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑐᑭᑖᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᒃᑎᑎᓂᖅ ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᓗ, ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᖓ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᒋᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ, ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒡᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᖢᐃᓪᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂᒡᓗ. ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᖏᑦᖢᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᖕᒪᑦ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᓱᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᕙᒃᑕᕗᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᕙᒃᑕᕗᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᕙᒃᑕᕗᑦ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᖓᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᖕᒪᑕ. ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᖢᒍᓗ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑖᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᖓ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓄᒫᓱᒃᑯᕕᑦ ᓂᐊᖁᖑᖃᑦᑕᕋᔭᖅᐳᑎᑦ, ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓱᒃᑯᕕᑦ...

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᕗᕌᖕᒃᓕᓐ ᓱᕋᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᐳᑦ

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓲᕐ ᔮᓐ ᕗᕌᖕᒃᓕᓐ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᒧᐊᓂ ᑭᕕᓂᑯᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᕗᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ. ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒥᕐᙳᐃᖅᓯᕐᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᕗᕌᖕᒃᓕᓐᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᕐᒧᑦ ᕕᕈᐊᕆᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓇᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᙳᐊᓂᑦ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᑐᙵᕕᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ 15−ᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᕐᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ, ᐃᓄᑐᖃᐃᓐᓇᒐᓚᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᖁᕕᐊᑦᑑᔮᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᓱᓪᓗᑎᒃ...

GN to study marine infrastructure needs, delaying community projects

Nunavut communities waiting for marine infrastructure are going to have to wait some more. The federal government has made $2.2 million available for the Government of Nunavut to undertake a study of community needs this...

GN keeps adding positions but vacancies not getting filled, Main says

The GN has ballooned to 4,888 positions in 2019-2020, up 430 jobs over the past five years, yet the vacancy rate remains around 30 per cent, says Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main. That equates...

‘Everything is open with regard to tax options,’ Hickes says as GN begins review

The Government of Nunavut is assessing its tax system and all options are open, according to Finance Minister George Hickes. "You look at our corporate taxes, it has come up in the past that our...

GN adds new online cannabis supplier; timeline for community storefronts still unclear

The Government of Nunavut has added a second online cannabis supplier, Agmedica. Tweed had been the only authorized source of online marijuana orders for Nunavummiut since marijuana was legalized on Oct. 17. Finance Minister George...
Charlie Panigoniak performs during a benefit concert in his honour in Arviat on Aug. 30, 2016. NNSL file photo

ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᑦ ᕿᒃᓵᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᓂᕐᓂᖃᕈᓐᓃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓴᕐᓕ ᐸᓂᒍᓂᐊᖅ

ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᑦ ᕿᒃᓵᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᓂᕐᓂᖃᕈᓐᓃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᒻᖏᖅᑎᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᓴᕐᓕ ᐸᓂᒍᓂᐊᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᒫᑦᓯ 6-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᓇᒡᓕᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᒻᖏᖅᑎ - ᐃᒻᖏᐅᓯᐅᖅᑎ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᓄᑭᒥᒍᑦ ᖃᑉᓯᑲᓪᓚᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕆᓕᖅᖢᓂᐅᒃ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑳᕐᓇᓂ. ᐃᓅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔫᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂᒃ, ᐸᓂᒍᓂᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᔾᔪᑎᑖᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᐹᖑᖃᑕᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᔾᔪᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ 2012-ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᑲᒥᓯᓇᐅᑉ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᓚᐅᕆᑉᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᐃᒻᖏᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᔾᔪᑎᒃᑯᑦ 2016-ᒥ. ᓴᕐᓕ ᐸᓂᒍᓂᐊᖅ...
Instructor Joanne Peters puts her students through their paces during a gathering of the new taekwon-do club in Arviat on March 2, 2019. Photo courtesy Gord Billard

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ

Taekwon-do-ᒥᒃ ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ. ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᒍᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᐃᒋᖕᓄᑦ ᓄᓕᐊᕇᖕᓄᑦ ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᓈᓗᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᑕᕐᒧᑦ ᑖᓐ ᐲᑕᔅᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓕᐊᖓ, ᔪᐊᓐ. ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᖅ ᑑᖅᑲᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᕐᓗ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᕈᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑯᐊᕇᔭᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᓱᖏᐅᑎᖃᕋᓂ ᐅᓇᑕᕈᑎ ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᖅ ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᓴᐳᓐᓂᐊᕈᑕᐅᖅᑳᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ tae kyon-ᒥᒃ. ᓂᑯᕕᖓᑉᓗᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᖅᑐᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖅᓴᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᒃᑯᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ...

IN MY VIEW: More on social justice

Following in line with last week’s issue in trying to find the true definition of Social Justice, all parties involved need to come to terms with this matter. This is not a stand-alone subject...

Man charged with attempted murder in Pangnirtung

A 22-year-old man is facing five Criminal Code charges, including attempted murder, following a firearms incident in Pangnirtung on Friday. Several rounds were fired into an occupied home, according to Pangnirtung RCMP. Although property was...

Iqaluit RCMP seek public’s help to find man

UPDATE: RCMP state that the man in question was arrested on Friday night. On Thursday morning, a man allegedly made threats toward a female employee at the Government of Canada building in Iqaluit, including that...

Obed scolds southern press at historic national TB apology

Moments after Inuit from across Inuit Nunangat heard Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deliver a national apology in Iqaluit March 8 for the violation of their human rights during the tuberculosis epidemic in the mid-1900s,...

AROUND NUNAVUT: A safe driving project, an educational opportunity, a literacy gift, and...

This week, the Ayalik Fund shares an educational opportunity open to interested Nunavut youth, Aqsarniit Ilinniarvik's principal shares a great literacy gift the school received, and a visitor from 20 years ago bring the...

Use letter of authority tool to hire more bilingual teachers, says Kugluktuk MLA

Inuit in communities should be encouraged and supported to teach in schools, Kugluktuk MLA Mila Adjukak Kamingoak said March 5. "The minister (of Education) has indicated that his department will be implementing a new educator...