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Exclusive: 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...

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...

Cultural and healing funds available from NTI

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) launched new program funding May 2. Ten projects will receive up to $25,000. "Inuit can apply for funding for projects that address the harms and inter-generational effects of residential schools or for...

NTI unveils report at UN: Nunavut education a crime against Inuit

Nunavut's education system violates domestic and international laws, according to a new research report commissioned by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and released at the 18th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous...

Inuit operators target of new tourism partnership

A new partnership to increase and enhance Inuit participation in the tourism industry came together this week in Iqaluit during The Spirit of the Arctic: Tourism Summit 2019 held April 15 to 18. The memorandum...

Qaggiavuut takes on the world, hoping to bring the world to Nunavut

With $500,000 from the federal government, Qaggiavuut is one step closer to fulfilling the dream of a performing arts centre in Nunavut. "One of the arguments we have is that this would be very good...

With traditional Inuit village completed, Iglulik prepares to celebrate

A traditional Inuit village consisting of several iglus built just outside of Iglulik will be the site of a community celebration this weekend, if Mother Nature cooperates. The festivities were planned for last weekend but...