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TEA TALK: Enjoying our spring rituals

HALUUQQURUT IKALUKTUTIAMIT. INUIN NAMMAINAKTUT. UPINGNALIQMAT HILA ALIANAQHIJUQ. INUIN AUDLAKATAKTUT IKALUKHIUKHUTIKLU TUKTUHIUKHUTIKLU. TINGMIAKHIUKTUTLU. KILAMINNUAK MANIKHIUKNIALIKMIJUT. NUTAKKAT NAMMAINAKTUT. IPAKHANI TAPKUAT KULLIKMIITUT INIKTIKMIJUT QUVIAHUKTUT NIRIVAKTUTLU ILATARIJAUJUT INIKTIKMATA. ANGNIJUKMUN ILIHAKVILIAKNAHUAT KIILINIKMUN. KAMILIUKTUT TAPKUAT INIKTIKTUT. INIKTILIKMATA ATUKTAIT KAMIIT MIKHUKHIMAJAIT....

IN MY VIEW: Unsettling and insecure

We are heading into a season that will seem a bit easier than a short time ago, but I don't know that things will be any better. People are hungry, people still need homes,...

ᐊᑲᐅᖏᓐᓂᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᐅᒪᑦᓯᐊᖏᓐᓂᕐᓗ

ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᖃᑦᓯᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᐊᖏᑦᑐᒃᓴᐅᕗᖅ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑳᖕᒪᑕ, ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ, ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑖᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᒐᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᑐᑭᓯᐊᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ, ᐃᓕᖁᓯᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ. ᑕᐃᒪ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓇᓱᐊᓚᐅᕈᑦᑕ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᖃᕋᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓴᐃᒪᓂᖃᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᑦᓯᐊᕈᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᓪᓗ. ᐃᓄᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᑦᓯᐊᕆᐊᖁᔨᒍᑎᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᐱᑦᓯᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᖃᖏᑉᐸᑦ,...

CODY PUNTER: #WeThe(Actual)North

I don't tend to get homesick. But for the past few weeks I have had Toronto on my mind. And it isn't because I'm tired of the fog we've had for the past week....

IN MY VIEW: Reflections for the future

I was on the phone a few days ago with someone dear to my heart and we shared deep thoughts around what and who was important in our lives. It didn't take long for...

CODY PUNTER: Travelling to places unknown from the comfort of home

After a long week at a work, most of us spend our Friday afternoons looking forward to some kind of escape. At this time of year, most families turn to the land to get...

ᐃᓱᒫᓗᒋᔭᐅᓕᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᕐᓂᑦ ᓴᒃᑯᐃᓂᖅ ᐊᑲᐅᖏᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᕋᕕᑦ

ᖃᑦᓰᑕᕐᓗᖓ ᓄᓕᐊᕋ ᐃᖅᑲᐃᑎᖃᑦᑕᖅᐸᕋ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐃᖢᐃᓪᓕᐅᓕᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑐᓴᓚᐅᕐᓗᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᖃᓗᐊᖅᑕᐅᓕᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒡᕕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᐅᖏᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᐋᓐᓂᕐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᑐᓴᕐᕕᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓕᖁᓪᓗᒍ. ᖁᓕᓂᑦ 9-ᖏᖅᑕᖅᖢᓂ, ᐱᒍᒪᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᒍᑦ "ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᒧᑦ" ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᒍᑎᒋᖃᑦᑕᕈᒪᓪᓗᒍ, ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐸᐃᑉᐹᖁᑎᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓂᕕᖓᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕕᖓᑕ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᖏᒻᒪᑦ ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᓂᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᕈᓐᓇᕋᑦᑕ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ. ᑕᐃᒪ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕈᑎᒋᑦᓯᐊᕋᓱᖕᓂᐊᖅᐸᕋ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑐᑭᖃᖅᖢᓂ...

IN MY VIEW: Debriefing sessions

Several times I have reminded my wife to make sure and go through a debriefing session to minimize vicarious trauma occurring with her. Nine times out of 10, we are seeking the session to...

ᒪᓕᖕᓂᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᒍ

ᐊᑐᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒃ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕌᖓᑦ, ᒪᓕᒐᓱᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᐸᕗᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᓕᒫᑦᑎᓐᓂ. ᐅᑭᐅᕌᖓᑦ, ᐊᓐᓄᕌᖅᓯᒪᓂᖅᓴᐅᕙᒃᐳᒍᑦ, ᓯᓚᐹᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑕᓗ. ᐊᓕᖅᑎᓯᒪᓪᓗᑕᓗ ᐅᖁᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑲᒥᓕᔭᓕᖅᖢᑕᓗ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᑭᑑᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᑲᒥᒃᓯᒪᓕᖅᐸᒃᖢᑕ. ᐊᒻᒪ, ᐅᐱᖓᕌᖓᑦ, ᐊᓐᓄᕌᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓃᖅᖢᒋᑦ, ᐊᓐᓄᕌᖅᓯᒪᓕᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᓄᕆᓯᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᐱᕌᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᑲᒫᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓯᓚ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕌᖓᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᕋᒪ ᒪᓕᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᓗ ᓯᓚ ᒪᓕᒃᖢᒍ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᖅᑐᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑕ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᒃᑭᕗᑦ...

IN MY VIEW: Adapting to the immediate

As each season changes, we adapt to those conditions as best as we can. When winter arrives, we don our heavy wind pants and down-filled parkas. We put on woollen socks and wear our...

ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑐᓴᙱᒃᑳᖓᑦᑕ

ᑐᓴᙱᒃᑳᖓᑦᑕ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖃᑎᒥᒃ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᒥᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᓕᓲᖑᕗᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᒻᒪᑦ. "ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᖃᕐᒪᖅᑲᐃ. ᐅᖃᓗᓪᓗᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓗᑎᒡᓘᓐᓃᑦ..." ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐅᕗᖓ ᑕᐅᕗᖓ. ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᓲᖑᕗᒍᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓂᐱᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᖓᓄᑦ. ᐅᓇ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ. ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ-ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐋᔩᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᑦᑎᓐᓂ. ᓇᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᐅᖃᓗᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᖃᙱᒃᑲᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᖑᕗᖅ. 'ᒥᑭᑦᑐᖁᑎᕗᑦ' ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᑑᙱᓚᑦ. ᐱᑕᖃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᒥᒥᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᖃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ,...

IN MY VIEW: When we do not hear from a friend

When we do not hear from a friend, colleague or family we begin to question why. "I wonder what is happening. They should at least call or write..." and so on. We feel the...

A personal apology for my mistake

Editor's note: Retraction and apology A story published in the May 1 edition of Kivalliq News ("Police investigate woman's death") and headlined "Homicide reported in Rankin Inlet" on the nunavutnews.com and nnsl.com websites contained erroneous...

Beware of automation

I was reading a few pieces on the supposed pros and cons of self-checkout lanes this past week, and one thing that immediately struck me was all, save one, of the authors debated if...

National anthem a bridge, not a barrier

I will gladly admit it was darn nice to see a vote involving our national anthem remaining in schools — going overwhelmingly in favour of O Canada with 210 of the 279 parents who...

Community should be proud of dog effort

Fire Chief Mark Wyatt is probably bang on when he says there are still people who would prefer every stray dog caught in Rankin Inlet be shot, rather than shipped south and found a...

TEA TALK: Proud of our travelling youth

UBLUKKUT IKALUKTUTIAMIN. INUIN NAAMMAINNAKTUT. UPINGALIKTUK HILA. ALIANAKHIYUK AUDLARIAMI. APITAKTUK NUNAKPUT ILLA. MAUJARAALUK PIHURIAMI. NUTAKKAT NAAMMAINAKTUTLU. HULILUGAKPAKTUT. UNAGUIKHIKTUT TADJA. UDJIKNAHUAT TAPKUAT NUTAKKAT ILIHAKTUT APRIL 24MI. ILANGIT AUDLAKPAKTUT ILAUVAKHUTIK KATIMAYUNLU ULAPKIVAKTUTLU MUUKPAKTUTLU PULAAKHUTIKLU UNGNA HIKTUMUTLU ....
Paul Pryce is the principal adviser to the Consul General of Japan in Calgary. He frequently writes on Northern policy approaches.

GUEST COMMENT: Charting a course for Nunavut’s offshore fisheries

As Nunavut's current five-year Fisheries Strategy enters its fourth year, it is worth taking stock of Nunavut's emerging offshore fisheries industry and opportunities for further growth. With the decision by Canada's Department of Fisheries and...

Volunteerism a Kivalliq strength

As the call for volunteers once again rings out across the Kivalliq to signal the imminent arrival of the region's spring festivals and the ever-popular fishing derbies, you can't help but hope our track...

ᓯᓚ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᖓ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒍ

ᓯᓚ ᐆᓇᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᐅᔭᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕᓗ ᓱᑲᑦᑐᒥᒃ, ᐃᓱᒪᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᒍᑎᖃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᑐᐸᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓯᕿᓐᓂᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓗ ᓯᕿᓐᓂᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓱᓕ ᓯᓂᒐᓱᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᓕᕆᓪᓗᑕ. ᐆᒻᒪᕆᒃᓯᓯᒪᓕᖅᖢᑕᓗ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᖃᖅᖢᑕᓗ ᓯᓚᒥ. ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᕙᑎᒥᐅᑕᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐆᒪᔪᐃᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᑕᒫᖅᓯᐅᑎᑎᒍᑦ. ᓯᓚ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ, ᐃᓱᒪᕗᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅᐳᓪᓗ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖃᑦᑕᕆᓪᓗᓂ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕗᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᓂ ᓂᐱᖃᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᕗᖅ...