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A look back at 20 years of Team Nunavut

Nunavut as a territory celebrated its 20th birthday on July 9. A wonderful anniversary, to be sure, but there's another part of the territory that's also celebrating two decades of existence. Team Nunavut is also 20...

Nunavut Recreation and Sport Awards preview: who will the winners be?

It's been a great past 12 months in the world of Nunavut sport and the best of the best will get their just due in October in Iqaluit when the Recreation and Sport Awards...

Nunavut shows grit at Western Canada Summer Games

EDITOR'S NOTE -- See this week's edition of Nunavut News for additional photos and coverage from the Western Canada Summer Games.  The Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask. has wrapped up and the...

Dog days of summer for Kivalliq softball

Rankin Inlet travelled to Churchill, Man., in 2017 and grabbed the championship banner in the inaugural Calm Air Hudson Bay Classic softball championship. Rankin was not able to return to Churchill in 2018 to defend...

Nunavut’s wrestling team set for Western Canada Summer Games

Wrestling is a sport which always finds Nunavut in good stead when it comes to roster size. It's no different this time around and the territory will be the largest contingent among the North when the...
Aiden Anawak of Iqaluit heads for the pylons during a drill as part of the Volleyball Nunavut beach volleyball training camp in Apex, just outside of Iqaluit, late last month. photo courtesy of Volleyball Nunavut

Nunavut readies for beach volleyball debut at Western Canada Summer Games

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the beach, along comes Volleyball Nunavut with its big ideas. There had been talk of Volleyball Nunavut entering beach volleyball teams into the 2019 Western...

The new great age of British hockey … yes, it’s a thing

It's incredible what the offer of free beer will do to people. A brewery in North Carolina had one of its delivery vans stolen in the early hours of May 20, leading to quite the...
Andre Ihumatak of Kugluktuk waits for the ball to come to him for a shot during the boys final of the Grade 4-5 Yellowknife Soccer Tournament in the NWT capital on May 12. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Two-for-two for Kugluktuk on the soccer pitch

Seems the Kitikmeot region made Yellowknife its own stomping round sports-wise earlier this month. On the backs of Cambridge Bay's win at the Arctic Shoot-Out basketball tournament, the boys soccer team from Kugluktuk was on...
Nathaniel Cziranka-Crooks of Cambridge Bay looks to get past the guard of Yellowknife's Simon Markowski during the men's final of the Arctic Shoot-Out basketball tournament in Yellowknife on May 12. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Twice is nice for The Bay at Arctic Shoot-Out

The Bay from Cambridge Bay returned the scene of arguably one of their biggest triumphs ever in basketball: the Arctic Shoot-Out in Yellowknife earlier this month. They came in as the defending champions on the...

SPORTS TALK: Brad Karp – a Canadian we can all be proud of

Right, so exactly how much time do we have left on this planet? I've heard 12 years from everyone but Beto (Robert) O'Rourke, who's running for the presidency of the U.S., tells us it's...
Kugluktuk's Jonathon Ihumatak tries to shield the ball from an Inuvik Wolves player during Grade 6 boys division playoff action at Junior Super Soccer in Yellowknife on April 28. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Back-to-back titles for Kugluktuk at Junior Super Soccer

They came, they saw and they conquered. Again. The Grade 6 boys soccer team from Kugluktuk High School made it two in a row as they successfully defended their title at Junior Super Soccer in Yellowknife...
Spring Festival on Ice Tier 1 champion Rankin Rock peewee A team are, back row from left, Steve Sayles (coach), Dave Wiseman (coach) Luke Siksik, Gregory Wiseman, Liam Tattuinee, Darren Jr. Ikakhik, Preston Kaludjak, Seth Hamilton, Kadin Eetuk, Guili Issakiark, Kalluk Burton, Payton Kabluitok, Simon Wiseman (asstant coach), and, front from left, Michelle Okpatauyak, Ben Kusugak, Kylan Saviakjuk, Inuk Kowmuk, Ben Tulugak and Mia Autut in Edmonton, Alta., on March 31, 2019. Photo courtesy Nangmalik Wiseman

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ Peewee Hᐊᑭᖅᑎᑯᓗᐃᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᑦ, Hᐊᑭᖅᑎᑯᓗᐃᑦ ᐃᐊᑦᒪᓐᑕᓐᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ

ᑲᖏᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ Rankin Rock Peewee A-ᑯᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᔭᓗᓇᐃᒥᐅᓂᒃ, ᓄᓇᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥᐅᓂᒃ, 4-2 ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅᓯᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐅᐱᕐᖔᒃᑯᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ Hᐊᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᐊᑦᒪᓐᑕᒥ ᒫᑦᓯ 25-ᒥ 31-ᒧᑦ. ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ Peewee-ᑯᑦ Hᐊᑭᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ, ᒥᐊᓂᖅᓯᔨᓄᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐳᐃᒍᖅᑕᐅᑲᐅᑎᒋᔾᔮᙱᑦᑐᖅ. ᐅᐱᕐᖔᒃᑯᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ Hᐊᑭᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᕙᑎᓄᑦ Hᐊᑭᖃᑎᒌᒃᐸᒃᑐᓄᑦ...
Spring Festival on Ice Tier 1 champion Rankin Rock peewee A team are, back row from left, Steve Sayles (coach), Dave Wiseman (coach) Luke Siksik, Gregory Wiseman, Liam Tattuinee, Darren Jr. Ikakhik, Preston Kaludjak, Seth Hamilton, Kadin Eetuk, Guili Issakiark, Kalluk Burton, Payton Kabluitok, Simon Wiseman (asstant coach), and, front from left, Michelle Okpatauyak, Ben Kusugak, Kylan Saviakjuk, Inuk Kowmuk, Ben Tulugak and Mia Autut in Edmonton, Alta., on March 31, 2019. Photo courtesy Nangmalik Wiseman

Spring festival success for Rankin Rock peewees

The Rankin Rock peewee A team defeated Yellowknife 4-2 in the final game to sweep to the Tier 1 championship of the annual Spring Festival on Ice hockey tournament in Edmonton from March 25...
The Kivalliq Jr. Canucks peewee team bear their gold medals in triumph at the MICEC Annual Indigenous Minor Hockey Tournament in Winnipeg last month. Photo courtesy of Gleason Uppahuak

Peewee Canucks Hᐊᑭᖅᑎᐊᓛᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᑦ ᕕᓂᐲᒃᒥ

ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᖓᓱᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᓄᑲᖅᖡᑦ Canucks ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᐊᓘᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᕕᓂᐲᒃᒥ Hᐊᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᒫᑦᓯ 22-ᒥ 24-ᒧᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓚᖓ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑎᒌᒃᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ: Peewee-ᖑᔪᑦ. "ᐱᙳᐊᑐᐊᕌᖓᑕ ᐱᖃᑎᖏᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑎᒋᔭᖏᑦ ᓵᓚᐅᓗᐊᓕᕌᖓᑕ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ Hᐊᑭᖅᑐᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᕆᔭᖓ ᑲᔪᓰᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ, ᐱᖓᔪᖓ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᕆᔭᖏᑦ 8-0-ᖑᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ," ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᒋᓕᓴᓐ...

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...
Instructor Joanne Peters puts her students through their paces during a gathering of the new taekwon-do club in Arviat on March 2, 2019. Photo courtesy Gord Billard

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ

Taekwon-do-ᒥᒃ ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ. ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᒍᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᐃᒋᖕᓄᑦ ᓄᓕᐊᕇᖕᓄᑦ ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᓈᓗᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᑕᕐᒧᑦ ᑖᓐ ᐲᑕᔅᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓕᐊᖓ, ᔪᐊᓐ. ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᖅ ᑑᖅᑲᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᕐᓗ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᕈᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑯᐊᕇᔭᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᓱᖏᐅᑎᖃᕋᓂ ᐅᓇᑕᕈᑎ ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᖅ ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᓴᐳᓐᓂᐊᕈᑕᐅᖅᑳᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ tae kyon-ᒥᒃ. ᓂᑯᕕᖓᑉᓗᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᖅᑐᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖅᓴᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᒃᑯᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ...
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...
Members of the Rankin Inlet competitive gym team, back from left, Abby Mac Donald, Kylie Mae Aksalnik and AJ Libatique, and third row from left, Maya Hidalgo, Alyson McKay, Audrey Fredlund, Raegan Tattuinee, Nefretiri Innukshuk and Caroline Gibbons, and second row from left, Latasha Nirlungayuk, Yzabell MacDonald, Kortni McKay, Kyrene Angootealuk, Rachel Tutanuak and Josie Panika, and front from left, Lexus Dion and Bailey Green, are over the moon with happiness as they receive their Team Canada uniforms for the upcoming World Gymnaestrada in Austria in Rankin Inlet on Jan. 30, 2019. Photo courtesy Lisa Kresky

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᖃᐃᓕᓴᖅᑏᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕐᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᕋᓱᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᙳᐊᕆᐊᖅᑐᕐᕕᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᖓ ᖃᓂᓪᓕᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒍ

ᑕᒪᑐᒥᙵ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒥᐊᓂᖅᓯᔨᓂᒃ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᐊᖅᓴᕐᓃᑦ ᐅᔭᐅᑦᑕᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ, ᓖᓴ ᑯᕆᔅᑭ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑐᓄᙵᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕈᑎᖃᓪᓚᕆᒃᖢᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. ᑯᕆᔅᑭ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᙳᐊᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᓂᒃ ᒥᐊᓂᖅᓯᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᓂᓕᒃ ᐳᕆᑎᔅ ᑲᓚᒻᐱᔭᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᒥᐊᓂᖅᓯᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᐸᑕ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᖅᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ...
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...
Emma Carpenter (in orange helmet cover) prepares to go into a turn during her heat in the girls 1,500-metre event at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., on Feb. 17. Jerrold Leblanc/Canada Winter Games photo

Still a glimmer of hope for Nunavut speedskaters at Canada Winter Games

Nunavut’s speedskating outfit at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., isn’t out of it yet in terms of the 500-metre and 1,500-metre events but they will need a big day on Feb....