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Northern Compass claims $1-million Arctic Inspiration Prize

Northern Compass, a program designed to help high school students transition to post-secondary education, was awarded the top gift of $1 million through the Arctic Inspiration Prize in Ottawa on Wednesday night. Northern Compass will...

February 3 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: Karla Evaloakjuk Pond Inlet My Daughter Reyah, in Mittimatalik, April 2019, with her puppy Amaruq. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᑳᓚ ᐃᕙᓗᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᐸᓂᒐ ᕋᐃᔭ, ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ, ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 2019, ᕿᒻᒥᐊᕐᔪᖓᓗ ᐊᒪᕈᖅ. Shaiane Kootook Taloyoak Here is a photo of myself with my first muskoxen. This was...

Sports talk: Ladies and gentlemen, your 2017 World Series champions: the Houston Asterisks

Stealing signs in baseball has been going on since the sport was invented. It's a crappy thing to do but it happens. It's an unwritten rule in the game: you don't do it or you'll...

‘ᑲᒪᓇᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ’

ᔫᓐ ᐅᑲᓕᖅ ᑭᓕᖏᖕᐴᒡ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᓂᑦ ᐆᓇᖅᑎᑦᑏᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓯᑦᑎᐊᕙᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᒥᓂᑦ ᐅᖅᑰᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒡᒐᒧᑦ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᖁᓕᑦᑕᐅᔭᓄᑦ. ᐅᑯᐊ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᑭᓕᖏᖕᐴᒡ ᐃᓅᓯᖓᓐᓂ, ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ 100 ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ, ᐅᐱᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᔭᓄᐊᕆ 8–ᒥ. "ᑲᒪᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᖅ, ᑲᒪᓇᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓚᔅᓕ ᑭᓕᖏᖕᐴᒡ, ᔫᓐ ᐃᕐᙳᑕᖓ. "ᒥᖅᓱᖅᐸᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ....

Inuit artists needed for murals

Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) is seeking Inuit artists to create wall murals for their headquarters in Ottawa. This is an opportunity for Nunavut artists to express and showcase Inuit culture and traditions in Ontario. TI,...

Nunavut sealift documentary series begins Sunday

Almost five years ago, Kelvin Redvers – a Vancouver-based filmmaker originally from Hay River, pitched the idea for a documentary television series which has become High Arctic Haulers, a new show on CBC. Photo by...

GNWT blocks Government of Nunavut emails after cyber attack

The Government of the Northwest Territories has blocked all emails from the Government of Nunavut after a recent ransomware attack knocked out the latter’s services. “The GNWT has blocked all @gov.nu.ca emails on the advice...

Good days on ice in Rankin

It just doesn’t seem the same as the days of November roll past and not a lick of hockey is being played in Rankin Inlet. As of press time, problems with getting the ice to...

$1.25M claim filed against GNWT following barge cancellation

A Nunavut-based construction company impacted by last year’s barge cancellation has filed a $1.25 million claim against the Government of the Northwest Territories and its transportation service, citing damages as a result of negligence...

Airline merger reaction: Skepticism over enforcement and wishes for a return of former routes...

Transport Canada apparently listened to what Nunavummiut had to say in approving the merger, Madeleine Redfern, president of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities, said of the conditions the regulatory body put in place. However, she...

Federal government approves First Air, Canadian North merger

The proposed merger of First Air and Canadian North has received all necessary regulatory approvals, according to the Inuit-led proponents behind the deal. Transport Canada set the following terms: No price increases for both passenger...

SPORTS TALK: Our apologies to Terry Jones for being from the North

In case you haven't heard, there was no Nunavut entry in either the boys or girls at the recent Canadian U18 Curling Championships in Sherwood Park, Alta. The NWT was there, as they always...

Let’s hand out some hardware, shall we?

So a lot of good things happened to Nunavut at the Canada Winter Games. The boys hockey team announced their arrival by beating Yukon for their first-ever win and that would have been good enough...
Team NT's girls hockey team gathers around following their game against Prince Edward Island at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., on Feb. 24. Mel Bolin/Canada Winter Games photo

Week two gets underway at Canada Winter Games for Team NT and Nunavut

And so begins another week of the North’s best and brightest doing their thing at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. Team NT’s girls hockey team gathers around following their game against Prince...
Chase Harron of Coral Habour battles with Connor Cozens of Yukon in front of the net during boys hockey action against Yukon on Feb. 17. Rod Ince/Canada Winter Games photo

Team NT and Nunavut schedule: Day 4

Here’s what Team NT and Nunavut will be up to on Day 4 at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. All times MST Chase Harron of Coral Habour battles with Connor Cozens of Yukon...

Residential school survivors must act to preserve their records

The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat is urging residential school survivors to act if they want their claims records preserved. “We want to tell claimants what their options are,” said secretariat spokesperson Michael Tansey. The secretariat...
Former Deh Cho Drum editor Art Milnes, right, convinced George H. Bush to write a fishing column for his newspaper after meeting him at the Yellowknife airport in 1997. The column was published in the Sept. 4 edition. NNSL file photo

FISHING TALE RECALLED – a column by George H.W. Bush

Editor's note: This guest comment by George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, was obtained by former Deh Cho Drum editor Art Milnes after he learned the former president was passing through...

SPORTS TALK: A sad end to a great love story

Two years ago, Leicester City Football Club was the toast of the sports world after putting the exclamation mark on one of the greatest sports fairy tales ever written. The little team that could,...
Roman Reigns is a professional wrestler. His real name is Joe Anoa'i and he broke character on Oct. 22 for a very, very good reason. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

SPORTS TALK: Professional wrestling is very real sometimes – just ask Joe Anoa’i

You know the best way to troll millennials? Play a song they have no clue about and watch them eat it up. Fatboy Slim, the legendary British DJ, played a set at the Boiler Room...