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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...

Agnico Eagle marks mine opening with $1 million donation to community

Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) marked the opening of its second mine in Nunavut last week by donating $1 million to two community groups in Rankin Inlet. Rankinmmiut celebrated the official opening of Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine...

Northwestel to reimburse Rankin customers for extended outages

Northwestel plans to reimburse Rankin Inlet customers who have been experiencing extended service outages over the past few months. Customers have been complaining about periodic outages in cell and Internet connectivity, which have lasted anywhere...

Sheutiapik: Communities split $200,000 in food security contributions from GN yearly

After announcing a $100,000 food security donation from the Government of Greenland to Iqaluit on Thursday, Minister Elisapee Sheutiapik, who's responsible for poverty reduction, was asked to share the wealth. "Can we make sure that...

Raise senior citizen’s benefit from $200 per month, MLAs say

The $200 per month Senior Citizens Supplementary Benefit should be reviewed for the next fiscal year, several MLAs have insisted. The last increase came in 2015 when the benefit was raised from $175. There were 542...

Sexual abuse of children a ‘crisis’ and GN guilty by association, Lightstone argues

There's a crisis of child sexual abuse in the territory and the government isn't doing enough to stop it, says Adam Lightstone, MLA for Iqaluit-Manirajak. "In my opinion, the Government of Nunavut’s failure to raise...

Lightstone pushes for renewable energy rebate program

On a day when youth marched outside the legislative assembly calling for climate change action, Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Lightstone called for a renewable energy rebate program in Nunavut. All other Canadian jurisdictions have them, Lightstone...

Medevac equipment malfunctions warrant government action, Angnakak says

Equipment failures have resulted in significant delays in medevac services on more than one occasion, leading to further complications in emergency medical situations, according to Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak. She asked Health Minister George Hickes...

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...

Shorter periods between visits by conservation officers for communities without one, Savikataaq assures

The amount of time between visits by conservation officers to Nunavut communities without one can be shortened, Premier and Environment Minister Joe Savikataaq conceded in the legislative assembly on Monday. Under questioning by Uqqummiut MLA...

Driver’s licences and ID cards still take too long to acquire, Rumbolt insists

Hudson Bay MLA Allan Rumbolt says he's been bringing up – for close to a decade – the issue of driver's licences and general identification cards taking too long to acquire, and he raised...

GN close to hiring a director to seize bootleggers’ and drug dealers’ profits

The Department of Justice has made an offer to an individual in hopes of filling the position of director of forfeiture, acting Justice Minister David Akeeagok announced in the legislative assembly June 4. The director...

Nunavut’s legislators hail release of MMIWG final report

Nunavut legislators hailed the final report from the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), which was released June 3. Lorne Kusugak spoke of a painful personal connection and hope for...

Nunavut film crew of two aims for gold at Skills Canada nationals

When Jenny Aqqaq's partner had to withdraw from competing at Skills Canada nationals for personal reasons, a veteran competitor gladly stepped in to help. Iqaluit's Isaac Strickland was enlisted to be Aqqaq's partner, giving her...

Food prices in Clyde River motivate brothers to open grocery store

Martin Kigutaq wants to make a difference for his family and his community. To that end, over the past year, he's transformed old shipping containers into the Baffin General Store or, as the community affectionately...

Senator, minister spar over carbon tax; more exemptions needed in Nunavut, Patterson says

The federal carbon tax shouldn't be applicable to Nunavut hunters, fishers and private home owners, Sen. Dennis Patterson told Finance Minister Bill Morneau in the Senate on May 14. While Ottawa has granted exemptions for...

Angela Amarualik earns Indigenous Music Award

A couple of rising stars on the Nunavut music scene received even wider acclaim at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg on Friday evening. Iglulik's Angela Amarualik took home the award for Best Inuit,...

Arviat man with dental emergency snowmobiles to Rankin for treatment

An Arviat man, who snowmobiled seven hours to Rankin Inlet to have an infected tooth removed after his local dentist was unable to provide treatment, is hoping his story will shine light on the...

Nunavut students are stressed, going into debt due to decade-old assistance formula

Correction: An earlier version of this story provided an incorrect figure for the FANS annual budget. The correct figure for fiscal year 2018/2019 is $8,352,000. ------------------------------------ Robert Clift, the Family Services director whose job it is...

Ceremony officially marks RCMP V-Division change in command

The territory's RCMP V Division passed on the torch from one commander to another in a ceremony in Iqaluit May 1. Chief Superintendent Amanda Jones took over command duties earlier in the year from Chief...