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Threads of Living Memory exhibit features Inuit crafts

The Glenbow art and history museum in Calgary will put Inuit textile crafts on display in an exhibit called Dynamic Connections: Threads of Living Memory. This natural dye muskox by Martha Itimungnaq Neeveacheak of Taloyoak...

Photos: Canada Goose launches new Project Atigi parkas designed by Inuit

Canada Goose is rolling out 90 new parkas hand-crafted by 18 Inuit designers as Project Atigi expands into its second year. Profits from parka sales go back into Inuit communities through Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Last...

NTI accuses feds of undermining Inuit language after obtaining ‘secret’ land claim cabinet document

Land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) has uncovered a historic cabinet document that it claims is evidence that the Government of Canada sought to block the use of the Inuit language as the...

Editorial: Dig deep for better understanding

Let's face it, not all mining companies play nice. Some mines in Nunavut have made gestures of good faith such as Agnico Eagle delivering million dollar donations to community groups and education initiatives in Rankin...

Exclusive: Beating addiction by reclaiming Inuit culture

What began as a desire to "explore the idea of drinking," became a 28-year addiction with alcohol for Piita Irniq. At the age of 21, Irniq drank alcohol for the very first time while living...

Monica Ittusardjuat talks preserving language after award

Monica Ittusardjuat, 68, has been working for over 50 years to preserve and teach Inuktitut and earlier this month she was presented with the 2019 Nunavut Council of the Federation Literacy Award. Ittusardjuat was born...

Elders reflect on Inuit culture and values at conference

Inuit from across Nunavut attended one of most important gatherings Inuit can have. The Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Conference was held in Iqaluit Oct. 29 and 30 at the Frobisher Inn. Around 100 delegates gathered to...

Baffinland ‘must significantly change its approach,’ Qamaniq says

With public hearings for Baffinland Iron Mines' proposed expansion of its Mary River mine taking place in Iqaluit, Tununiq MLA David Qaminiq told his colleagues in the legislative assembly that the mining company has...

Quassa pressures Savikataaq to make Inuit language dominant in government

On a day when Culture and Heritage Minister David Joanasie cited statistics about a growing number of Inuit language speakers in Nunavut and 82 per cent of Inuit being bilingual, Aggu MLA Paul Quassa...

Nunavut couple looking to adopt discouraged by government’s silence

A Nunavut couple feel dejected and are still wondering why they were never given a chance to adopt a child when 69 Nunavummiut children have been removed from the territory to live with adoptive...

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Feds release long-term vision for Canada’s North

The Liberal government has delivered on its promise of a long-term vision for Canada's North a little over one month before October's federal election. Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett released the Arctic and Northern...

Minister seeks Inuit and women for Nunavut Housing Corp board

The Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) is actively recruiting Inuit and women to fill vacancies on its board of directors. "Inuit represent 85 per cent of Nunavut's population, which should be reflected on NHC's board of...

Feds apologize to Qikiqtaaluk Inuit, provide $20 million for program funds

Twelve years after the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) launched a truth commission to record the federal government's systemic efforts to colonize Inuit of the Qikiqtaaluk region, the government issued an apology Wednesday. The atonement included...

Transport Canada minister announces $76.5 million for Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay harbours, $600K...

Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay will see new community harbours thanks to $76.5 million over seven years from the federal government. Additionally, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) will...

Inuit language cannot be neglected

Nunavut Day was celebrated on Tuesday and we're 20 years into the creation of a territory with tremendous promise. Much has been accomplished over two decades and much remains to be done. Among the priorities...

Will territorial, national and international outcry spur governments to language and education action in...

A group of Nunavummiut, along with Canadian and international scholars, released an open letter to the world's language commissioners gathering in Toronto today, asking for their help in addressing the language setbacks in Nunavut. "Two...

Inuit tradespeople ‘treated with disdain’ by southern contractors, Kaernerk says

Some Inuit tradespeople actively seeking work in Iglulik are being overlooked by a Quebec-based contractor building houses in the community, according to Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk. "There are Inuit electricians, carpenters, plumbers, and oil burner...
The founding board members of the Tunngasugit Inuit Resource Centre are, from left, Steve Massey, Jackie Massey, Maxine Angoo and Nikki Komaksiutiksaq in Winnipeg on May 6, 2019. Missing from photo is Gail Wallace. Photo courtesy Maxine Angut

Inuit resource centre opens in Winnipeg

The first Inuit resource centre to open in Western Canada held a grand opening to welcome the public through its doors in Winnipeg on May 4. The Tunngasugit Inuit Resources Centre is located on Sargeant...