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Qualities found in a leader

Everyone who comes across our path is an individual. They have thoughts, ideas, feelings and opinions. Some of these individuals go down the path of life minding their own business and not really saying much....

Asking questions as an intervenor

An intervenor is someone or an organization that is not necessarily against an idea or project but is there to ask questions and to make sure the plans and directives are followed and followed...

Keeping important dates in mind

Many, if not all, of us like to keep certain dates well versed so that we do not offend those significant to us personally. There are birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, holidays and so on. We make every...

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...

ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᒐᒃᓴᓂᒃ

ᐅᖄᓚᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᓇᓪᓕᒋᑦᓯᐊᖅᑕᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓱᓇ ᑭᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᑎᒻᒪᖔᑦᑎᒍ ᐃᓅᓯᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᖢᓄᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᒐᔪᐃᑦᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᒃ. ᐱᓕᕆᔪᒻᒪᕆᐅᓕᕋᑦᑕ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ, ᓇᓪᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅᓯᐅᕈᑎᑦ ᑲᑎᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ, ᓇᓪᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅᓯᐅᕐᕕᖏᓪᓗ ᐳᐃᒍᖅᓯᒪᓕᕋᑦᑎᒍ ᐃᑉᓕᕈᓱᒋᐊᖃᕋᓗᐊᖅᖢᑕ ᓇᒡᓕᒋᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ. ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯ ᐅᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᖃᑦᑕᖏᓐᓇᑦᑕ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᑎᓐᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᒋᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓂᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᑭᖑᕙᓗᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᖢᑕᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᖏᑦᓯᐊᒻᒪᕆᓕᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᖃᕈᒪᓚᐅᖅᑕᑎᑦ. ᐃᓱᒪᒐᒪ ᓇᒡᓕᒍᓱᖕᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑎᑐᑦ ᓲᕐᓗ...

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...

TEA TALK: Puigukungiluglu Akhayok

UBLUKKUT. NAVVALAALOK HAMNA TITIGAKTAGA ILITAGILUGU INUUHITJUTAIT AKHAYONNUAQ. UBLUMI, TITIGAKTUNGA PUIGUNGILUGU INUUHIA. UBLUMI TAMAAT INUUYUNGA HAKUGIKTUKHAUYUNGA. IPAKHANI ILAUGUMAVLUNGA ILIHAGIAHUNGA ILIHAKPAALIVIKMUN INUINNAQTUT UKAUHIINIK IKALUKTUUTIAMI. ILINIAKATITGALU HAKONGAKLU KUDLAKLU. ILIHAIYII ANGULALIK AYUIKHAQTAATIGUT. UBLUUMAANLU UPAKTAVUT INIKNIGIINUAVUT PONGOKLU PANAAKLU PITQUHIRNIKKUT...

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...