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COLUMN: Grow the solution from within

I can't say I've gotten to know a lot of people well in the community of Baker Lake, but I've gotten to know more than a handful very well during the past two decades. And,...

ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᖅ ᑲᔪᑦᓯᐊᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᓗ

ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓕᕌᖓᑦᑕ, ᐃᓱᒪᕙᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᑎᒥᕗᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᒻᒪᖔᑦ, ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓱᓕᓪᓗᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐳᐃᒍᕆᐊᖃᖏᑉᐳᒍᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑎᒥᓄᑦ ᐊᑕᔪᓂᑦ. ᐅᑯᐊ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᒃᐱᖕᓂᐊᓂᖅ, ᐃᓱᒪᓂᖅ ᐅᒃᐱᕐᓂᕐᓗ. ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᒃᐳᖓ ᑕᒪᑦᑕ ᑐᑭᓯᐊᒐᑦᑕ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᓱᓇᓗᒃᑖᕗᑦ ᐊᑕᖕᒪᑕ ᖃᓄᑭᐊᖅ. ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓱᓕᕈᑦᑕ, ᐃᓱᒪᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑐᖃᓕᖅᐸᒃᐳᖅ. ᐃᓱᒫᓗᓕᕌᖓᑦᑕ, ᓴᓗᓕᖅᐸᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᓯᐊᖏᓕᖅᖢᑕᓗ. ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᖃᕐᓕᐊᕋᓱᒋᑦᓯᓕᕌᖓᑦᑕ, ᓂᐊᖁᖑᓕᖅᐸᒃᐳᒍᑦ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕗᓯ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕋᓱᐊᕐᒪᖔᕐᒪ. ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᓇᖅᑐᖃᓕᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ...

TEA TALK: Good news for Cambridge Bay’s athletes

Hello from the cold, cold community of Cambridge Bay. We've been experiencing lots of cold weather, and we hope everyone is keeping safe and warm during these winter months. The sun has been out...
In My View with Harry Maksagak

IN MY VIEW: Our health and well-being

When we talk about health, we automatically think of our physical state, and that is true but let's not forget about our three other domains that make up our structure. These are the emotional,...
In My View with Harry Maksagak

IN MY VIEW: The walk of life

As we walk on life's path, we go through many experiences – whether positive or negative, good or bad. Every one of us lives this. I believe this is where we put the pieces of the...

TEA TALK: Coldest time of the year

HALLUUQURUT IKALUKTUTIAMIT. QUVIAHUKLUHI UKIUK NUTAAMI. INUINNAIT NAAMMAINAQTUT. QAIJUQNAQHIYUQ NUNAKPUT. HIQINIQ QULVAKPAKTUQ PINNIQHIVAKTUQ QAUMAKPAKTUQ QUANA. INUIN TIKIQATTAKTUT KATIMAYUNLUUNIIT ILIHARIAKTUT. QUANA PULAAKTUT TUUKMIATLU. NUUTAQQAT ILIAKTUT NAAMMAINAKTUTLU. AANIAKTUT NAAMMAKPAKLUHI. AAKHUQPAKLUHI. AYUQNAQMAN. AKNAT MIKHUYAQTUT. AALAOPAQ AUDLAARIAMI. Welcome to our...

ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥ ᐱᓱᖕᓂᖅ

ᐃᓅᓯᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐱᓱᒃᖢᑕ, ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᒍᑦ – ᐱᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐅᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᐅᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ. ᑕᒪᑦᑕ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑕ. ᑕᒡᕙ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᒐᖅᑎᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᕆᐊᖃᖅᐸᕗᑦ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᑐᑭᑖᕐᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᑦᑎᓐᓂ. ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖏᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊᓗ ᓇᒡᓕᒋᔭᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᓂᓪᓕᐊᒍᓐᓇᕈᕕᑦ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇ ᐊᑲᐅᒋᖏᑕᕐᓂᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᖅᓱᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐱᒍᒪᒍᕕᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓱᒪᖅᓱᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᖓᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᑎᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᓗ...
In My View with Harry Maksagak

IN MY VIEW: Driving privileges

For those of us who were fortunate enough to receive a driver's licence, we can now enjoy a drive out to the ocean when the roadways open, or we can join family and friends...

ᐊᖁᒍᓐᓇᑎᐅᑎᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖅᓲᑎᒋᔭᐅᖏᑉᐳᑦ

ᐊᖁᒍᓐᓇᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᓚᐃᓯᓐᓯᑖᖅᓯᒪᔪᒍᑦ, ᐊᖁᒍᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᒧᑦ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐸᑦ ᐊᖅᑯᑦ, ᓯᓚᒥᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐃᓚᔮᕗᓪᓗ ᓂᕆᔭᖅᑐᖃᑎᒋᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᒥ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᓕᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᖢᑕᓗ ᓂᕿᓂᒃ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓕᕐᓗᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᐊᖁᓪᓗᓂ ᒪᓕᒋᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓚᐅᕐᓗᑎᑦ Class4−ᒥᒃ, 5ᒥᒡᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓚᐃᓯᓐᓂᖃᓚᐅᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐅᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᖁᒍᓐᓇᐅᑎᑖᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᐅᖁᒪᐃᑦᑐᓕᕆᒍᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᖁᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᓗᑎᑦ. ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᓂᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᖁᑎᓄᑦ...

Challenges and prosperity coming to Kivalliq

Looking back at 2018 with hopes of a successful year waiting ahead in 2019; a bright economic outlook for the foreseeable future in the Kivalliq comes courtesy of Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM).As AEM's initial...

ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᑲᔪᓯᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᕐᓗ

ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᒃᓯᐅᕐᓂᐊᓕᕐᒥᑎᓪᓗᑕ, ᕿᓂᓚᐅᖅᑕ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕐᓗᑕᓗ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓂᒃ: ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᖏᑦᑐᑦ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᒐᒃᓴᖃᖏᑦᑐᑦ, ᐃᓚᐃᖅᓯᒪᔪᓪᓗ. ᐃᓐᖏᐅᓯᐅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᒪᓐᓇ, "ᑕᑯᒋᐊᕆᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓴᐃᒪᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ." ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖓ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓪᓚᕆᖁᓪᓗᒍᓗ. ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒧᓪᓗ ᓄᑖᒧᑦ ᐃᑳᕐᓂᐊᓕᕆᕗᒍᑦ ᑕᑯᒋᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑭᖑᒻᒧᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐃᒪᓗᒋᑦ. ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᖢᕐᕆᔮᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓯᓚᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᓘᔭᖅᓯᒪᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᒥ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᐃᒡᓗᐊᓛᒥᓄᐊᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ. ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐊᑐᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ...
In My View with Harry Maksagak

IN MY VIEW: Celebration and looking ahead

As we begin the celebration of Christmas, let's look beyond ourselves and consider those who have fallen on hard times: homeless, jobless, loss of close ones and family members. As a songwriter put it,...

COLUMN: Ready to rumble for science

Call it what you will, but I always find it downright exhilarating to talk with any of the teachers or students at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet about the science fair at...

TEA TALK: Quana for lighting up Cambridge Bay

Welcome to the bright Christmas-lit community of Cambridge Bay. Yes, for the first time ever the municipality of Cambridge Bay has Christmas lights down Main Street. When walking or driving downtown, especially in the...

ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᕈᑎᖃᕐᓗᑕᓗ

ᕿᓚᒥᐊᓗᒃ ᐅᑉᓗᒥᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᑉᐳᒍᑦ! ᐸᕐᓇᖕᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᒍᑉ ᐊᖑᑎᐅᑉ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔭᖓᓄᑦ: ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒧᑦ, ᔨᓱᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓅᓕᕐᕕᒃᓯᐅᕐᕕᖓᓄᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᔨᓱᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓅᓕᕐᕕᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᔾᔨᕆᓯᒪᕙᕗᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᑕᑎᑐᑦ, ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᖃᓕᕋᑉᑕ ᓇᓂᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᓕᕋᑉᑕ. ᓄᑕᕋᕗᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᒻᒪᑕ ᔨᓱᓯ ᐃᓅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᒥ. ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᕋᔭᖅᐳᑦ...
In My View with Harry Maksagak

IN MY VIEW: Attitude of gratitude

My, how time flies! We are now preparing for man's greatest celebration: Christmas, Christ's birthday. I certainly hope that the Christmas concerts across Nunavut depict the Nativity Scene in earnest. We have all noticed that,...

COLUMN: Every program funded is a victory

It certainly was good news to learn of the federal grant secured by the Kivalliq Science Educators' Community (KSEC) to refresh its cache of camping supplies for one of KSEC's top annual programs. The KSEC...
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...

ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᕐᓂᖅ

ᐅᓪᓗᒥᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑰᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ, ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓇᓃᓐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ. ᐅᖄᓚᐅᑎᑦ ᓇᕿᓪᓗᒍ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᓂᓪᓕᐊᔪᒥᒃ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂᓗ 'ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᖃᖏᑦᑐᖅ'. ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐊᒧᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᑯᕕᖕᒥᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᑎᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐊᒧᓯᓂᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᐃᕈᑎᒃᑲᕕᑦ, ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᒍᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᓕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓇᕿᑦᓯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓗᓂ. ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᑐᖃᕐᓇᓂᓗ, ᐅᖃᓪᓗᕆᒃᓴᖅᑐᖃᖏᒻᒪᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᕕᖕᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐊᖑᓇᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖓᓄᓪᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ...

TEA TIME: Santa Claus is coming to town

AIK. IKALUKTUTIAK NIGLALIKMIYUK. TAKHIHAINNAKPAKTUK KILAMINNUAK. INUIN AUDLAKPAKTUT IKALLIKIVAKHUTIKLU KUVYAKHUTIKLU. TUKTUT UNGNAHIKMIYUN. NAMAINNAKTUGUT IKALUKTUTIAMI. IPAKHANI NIUVIPKAIVAKTUT. MIKHUYUKTUT TUNIKHAIVAKTUT MIKHANIK. ALIANAK PINNIKHIVAKTUT MIKHAIT. INUIN NIGIVAKTUTLU. INUIN TIKIHIMAVAKTUT NUNAVUNMIT KATIMAGIAKHIMAYUT INUHUKTUTLU. INUGIAKHIVAKHUNI IKALUKTUTIAK. KOANA TUUKMIAT PULAKTUT IKALUKTUTIAMUT....
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