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Editorial: Now is not the time for hibernation

As Nunavut enters full-blown lock-down mode, many are probably looking around to see what they'll be doing for the next three weeks, at least, and that's being very optimistic. With government offices shut down, school...

Cambridge Bay tea talk: Take care of each other

HALUUQQUGUT. IQALUKTUUTIAKMIUT NAAMMAINNAQTURUT. HILA ALIANAQHIJUQ. QAUMALIQPAKTUK UPLANNUAMI. UPINGALIKTUK. INUIN IQALIKIJUT AUDLAATIJUTLU KUVYALIKTUTLU HILA ALIANAQHIMAN. IPAKHANI PIQHIQPAKTUK. INUIN AUDLAAQNAHUAT AHU. UMIKHIMANGMATTA ILIHAKVIIT. TAMNA AANNIARUT TIKINMAT NUNAQJUAMUN ILLA. NIUVIKVIIT KIHIMI UNGMAUMAJUT QUANA ILLA. NIGIVIITLU INUINLU QABLUNAATLU...

Sports Talk: Once all this crap is over, we need to sport the hell...

And so with the cancellation of the NWT Track and Field Championships, there goes my favourite trip of the year. Whoops ... shouldn't complain too much. People don't like it when I whine about that...

Editorial: ᐱᓪᓚᕆᒋᐊᖃᓕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒧᑦ

ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᖅᑯᒻᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᙱᑦᑕᒻᒪᕆᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖓᓐᓂ. ᒥᕐᙳᐃᖅᓯᕐᕖᑦ, ᐳᐃᔾᔪᕋᕐᕖᑦ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕖᑦ, ᓂᕆᕖᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᓱᓕᒫᑦ ᕿᑎᐊᓂ ᒪᑐᓯᒪᓂᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓄᖃᙱᑲᓴᒡᓗᑎᒡᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐊᑦᑐᖏᖅᓯᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐹᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᙱᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ. ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᖑᒐᓗᐊᖅ, ᐊᒃᓱᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖃᙱᓚᖅ ᖁᐱᕐᕈᐃᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐆᒥᖓ...

Editorial: Time to get serious with COVID-19

The world people woke up to this week is a very different one than last. Parks, pools, schools, restaurants and everything in between will be closed or nearly empty as the world battens down the...

Editorial: Time to heal police relations

The relationship between Nunavummiut and the RCMP has long been strained and a southern Canadian judicial system being thrust upon Northern residents has had many consequences that have rippled throughout the decades. There has been...

ᒪᒥᓴᕆᐊᖃᓕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ

ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓗᒃ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᒃᐱᒋᔭᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓵᓗᖕᓂ. ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᓂᑦ ᐊᐅᐸᖅᑐᒥ–ᔭᐃᑲᓕᖕᓂ ᐸᓖᓯᓂᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖃᕐᔪᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒍᓱᓕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᓐᓂ...

Sports Talk: Now what do I write about? Not getting to rent a car?

Now what do we do for our March break? I wasn’t planning to go anywhere except Whitehorse. I won’t bore you with my letdowns … some people on Twitter who know I don’t populate on...

ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᒋᔭᐃᑦ ᒪᓕᒡᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᑎᖃᕆᐊᖃᕐᓇᖅᐸᒃᐳᖅ

ᐃᒃᓯᕚᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᖕᒥ ᕿᓚᒥᐅᒐᓗᐊᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᐃᓚᐅᖅᖢᖓᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᖓ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᒃᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᖓ ᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᔪᒥᒃ, "ᐃᓅᓯᕆᔭᐃᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑑᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒋᕙᐃᑦ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓚᐅᖅᑕᑎᑦ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᖢᒋᑦ, ᐊᑐᖅᑕᑎᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᖢᒋᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ." ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ (ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ) ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᑰᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᓂᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᖃᑦᑕᖏᒻᒪᑕ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖃᑦᑕᖏᒻᒪᑕᓗ ᐊᑲᐅᓯᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᕈᑎᒋᓇᔭᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᖅᑎᑦᓯᖏᒻᒪᑕ. ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᒃᐳᖓ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᑦ (ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑖᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ...

In my view: Consequences of your actions

I sat in the courtroom for a brief sitting and couldn't help but remember the quote I heard during my studies in the community social services worker program that went: "What you live with...

ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᑐᕌᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᑦ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ

ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᐅᑎᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᓅᓂᕆᓪᓚᕆᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᖦᖢᒍ, ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ 20–ᓄᑦ ᑕᑖᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔪᒥᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᓂ ᓱᕋᑦᑎᕆᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓵᓚᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᖄᖏᐅᑎᔭᒃᓴᐅᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ ᐊᖑᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᐅᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᑕᖃᕈᓐᓃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᓇᖏᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᕗᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᔨᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔪᓐᓃᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓯᕗᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᓕᖅᑐᒥ...

Tea Talk: Community warmth during the coldest time of year

UPLUKKUT IQALUKTUUTIAMIT. HILA NIGLAQPIAQTUQ. QAUMAHAINAQPAQTUQ PINNIKHIPLUNI NUNANNAUVUT. ANGNANLU HANAVAKTUTLU ALIANAQ ILIHAKTUT. AANURANIKLU PUALUKHANIKLU KAMMAHANIKLU MIQHUQTUT. QUANA ILAUJUT ILLA. HANAUJALIQTUTLU KALGIANILU. ULUKHANIKLU AUDLAATIHANIKLU HANAJUT. TAPKUAT HAMLATKUTLU AALIATKUTLU IKAJUKTUT KINAUJAKHANIK. INIQAQATTA UPAINNAGIALRIT. AKIQANGNITUT ILAURUMAGUVIT. INUIN NAAMAINNAQTUT....

Editorial: Women leading the way in Nunavut

Women have a critical role to play in development of Nunavut. From the territory's official birth to now, the past 20 years have been chock full of notable women who broke the mould and...

ᐱᔮᕆᓂᖅ ᐱᔮᕆᙱᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᓗ

ᑕᐃᒪ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᒋᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᒋᔭᕗᓪᓗ ᓱᓕᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ. ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓪᓚᕆᙱᑕᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᐸᖕᒪᑕ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ. ᐃᓱᒪᒐᓕ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᖕᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐊᓛᖅᑖᖅᐸᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ. ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᓐᓇᖅ ᐃᓱᓕᒃᑳᖓᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᖃᓯᒪᓕᖅᐸᖕᒪᑕ ᐅᖃᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ, "ᑲᑎᒪᙳᖅᐳᒍᑦ". ᖃᖓ ᐱᐊᓂᖕᓂᐊᖅᐱᑕ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᖅᐱᑕᓗ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑦᓯᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᕈᑦᑕ? ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓕᖅᑐᓂ, ᓄᓇᑎᓐᓂᒥᐅᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᒍᒪᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᓐᓂᐅᑉ...

In my view: Intentional or unintentional

As we go about our business and engagements, we need to make sure and have some substance to what we are trying to bring across. Too often people are saying things off-the-cuff, as the...

Editorial: ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᑦᑎᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ

ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᓕᖕᓂ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᕇᑕ ᐱᒐᓛᑉ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ("ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᕆᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᒥ," ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᕕᕈᐊᕆ 24). ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ 100–ᓂ ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᐊᑐᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐆᒥᖓ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ...

Editorial: Fund hunters to help food insecurity

Hunters and trappers organizations across the territory have been providing food for families in need with traditional Inuit country foods for many years now as illustrated in Rita Pigalak's article last week ("Country food...

Sports Talk: The headline we’ve all been waiting for: Maple Leafs Lose To...

Isn’t sport wonderful? It can make dreams come true, it can break your heart, it can surprise, it can frighten. In the case of David Ayres, sport can make you one of the most famous one-game...

Mining chamber’s open letter to territorial and Indigenous leaders in NWT and Nunavut

Dear Northern Leaders, You will have seen the announcement this past week by Teck Resources to withdraw its regulatory application for the Frontier oil sands mining project in Alberta from the federal environmental assessment process....

Sewing to stay warm and healthy

HALUUQAFFI IKALUKTUUTIMIT. QAUMALIQTUK NUNAKPUT. HIQINIQ PINIKHIJUQ. PIQHIQMIJUQ. INUIN HUMANGNITTUT. HANAVAKTUTLU MIQHUJAQTUTLU ILIHAIJIT QUANAQHIVAKTUT TAPKUNNUNGNA UUKTUGUMAJUT. ALIANAK ILLA ILIHAKTUT. UPAINAGIALIK HANAUJAQTUT. KUNGNIAKVIK INIKMAN TUUKMIAT AUDLAMIJUT. QUANA QABLUNAATLU INUINLU PULAAKHIMAVAKTUT IKALUKTUUTIAMUT. IKAJUQTUT QUANAQPIAQ. UQAKHAINAMA. INUIN QALAKPAKTUT...