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Soccer success for Nunavut

For Coral Harbour, it was a trip that ended with success. For Rankin Inlet, it was a case of very nearly. Senior Super Soccer wrapped up in Yellowknife on May 6 and Coral Harbour made sure...

Kivalliq Jr. Canucks squads perform in Manitoba

The atom and peewee Kivalliq Jr. Canucks squads put in strong showings at the Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre's (MICEC) 31st annual aboriginal minor hockey tournament in Winnipeg, Man., from March 23-25. The atoms went...

Arviat hockey guru receives Commissioner’s Award

For the past 15 years, Gleason Uppahuak has spent countless hours organizing and overseeing hockey programs in Arviat – and he wasn't doing it for accolades. Uppahuak was doing it for his love of the...

Sports Talk: A Russian love story in every sense

Because this is a thing in 2018. Chris Christie, the outgoing governor of the state of New Jersey, signed dozens of new laws into existence on his final day in office, Jan. 15. One...

AWG Preview: a look at Arctic sports

I'm sure I could write an entire column on things that make the Arctic Winter Games (AWG) special, but this week I want to focus on a few of the special sports that we...

Rankin FC headed for the national stage

The Rankin Football Club (RFC) tore through the opposition to claim the first futsal national-club-qualifier tournament ever held in Nunavut earlier this month in Rankin Inlet. Longtime FC player Kris Okpatauyak said the majority of...

ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖅᑖᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᖃᔭᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ

ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP)ᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᐅᖃᐃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᑐᕚᒥ ᔭᓐᓄᐊᕆ 31-ᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. ᒋᓕᓐ ᐳᕈᑯᐸᐃᒃ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᒋᔭᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᖃᔭᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ ᐱᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ $140,000−ᓂᒃ ᖃᔭᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᐃᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᓵᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᔭᓐᓄᐊᕆ 31-ᒥ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓂᐱᕗᒃᑯᑦ, ᑏᕕᑦ ᑲᓛᒃᒧᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᒋᔭᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑎᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ Rankin Rock Hockey Camp ᐱᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ...

ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ

ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑎᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᑦ Team Rankin Inlet ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓗᓂ ᓵᓚᒋᔭᐅᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᑉᓗᒍ ᔮᓐ ᓕᓐᑎᐅ ᑳᒻᒥᐊ ᑲᑉ ᐊᖑᑎᑦ ᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᒥ ᔭᓐᓄᐊᕆ 25 − 28−ᒧᑦ, ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ. ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᑕᒡᕙᓂ 8ᖑᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᑦ, ᐊᕝᕙᓪᓗᐊᖏᑦ ᒎᓗᑎᑖᕋᓱᐊᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ, Arctic Connection, ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ...

Wrestling with pride and determination

Arviat wrestlers put in a strong showing at the 2018 Nunavut wrestling territorials in Iqaluit earlier this month. The Jan. 20 gathering was also used as a selection camp for the upcoming 2018 Arctic Winter...

Hockey camp in finals for prize

The season beginning Rankin Rock Hockey Camp has been named as a finalist for an Arctic Inspiration Prize. The Rankin recreation co-ordinator David Clark-led Rankin Rock Hockey Camp finds itself as a finalist in the...

Revving through the snow

It's the time of the year when wide-open throttles are racing through the minds of many snowmobile riders. Aaron Tartak is one of them. He's in Edmonton taking a heavy equipment mechanic course until Dec....

Cadets skiing uphill in Naujaat

It was a weekend of meeting old friends, having a little friendly competition and enjoying all their was to see and do at the annual cadet biathlon challenge in Whitehorse, Yukon, earlier this month. The...

Five years worth of celebration

Hard to believe but the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) has been around for five years now. “I can't believe how fast it's gone and how much we've grown over that time,” said...

Down to the wire

The time is drawing close for the first leg of the Experiences Canada hockey exchange program between the Rankin Rock atoms and peewee teams and the Mimico Canadiens of Toronto, Ont. The Rock players are...
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...

ᓄᑖᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᓐᓂᑭᑕᕐᕕᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᒫᒥᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ, ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓄᑦ-ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᖑᓗᓂ

ᓱᓕ ᐱᔭᕇᓚᐅᔾᔮᓇᓂ, ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᐊᓐᓂᑭᑕᕐᕕᒃᓴᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᑎᑭᓛᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒥ-ᐅᑕᖅᑭᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓄᑦ-ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᒥᑦ. ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᑲᓛᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᕗᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᐊᕙᓗᒃᓴᖓ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᒧᑦ ᓱᒃᑲᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᓴᖅᑭᓐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖓ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᒧᑦ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓇᑉᐸᖅᑎᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᖏᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᒥ. “ᐃᒻᒥᒃᑰᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕐᕕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐳᓚᕋᕐᕕᖃᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖃᕐᓗᓂ/ᓂᕿᓕᐅᕐᕕᒃ,...

Team defends hockey crown in Arviat

Rankin Inlet withstood a furious comeback attempt by Arviat's Arctic Connection and held on for a 3-2 win in the final of the Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) Calm Air Cup senior men's hockey championship...

Kivalliq athletes shine at Arctic Winter Games

Another biennial, another big time for the Kivalliq at the Arctic Winter Games. The 2018 edition of the Games wrapped up in Hay River, NWT on March 24 with the closing ceremonies featuring plenty of...

Chilling for a good cause

Nineteen dips in chilly water raised more than $2,000 for youth swimming pool programs and equipment at the end of July. There were just shy of 20 volunteers who waded into the 8C waters of...

Vying for the AWG

Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet and Naujaat had 16 participants among the 39 athletes from nine Nunavut communities which took part in the Arctic sports territorial trials in Coral Harbour Aug. 18-20 . The trials...