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Youth drop-in opens up in Kimmirut

Karah Kushnir, an elementary teacher at Qaqqalik School took the initiative to open up a youth drop-in centre at the Kimmirut’s Wellness Centre on Tues. Nov. 26. Her goal is to provide a warm, safe...

Elders guide juniors in Kugluktuk

Elders come to Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik a few times a year for cultural rotations – a series of activities such as square dancing, story-telling, string games, Inuit games, drum dancing, singing and others. Students...

Fiddle workshops instill pride in youth

Saskatoon fiddler Kim de Laforest and Nova Scotia musician Greg Simm, spent Sept. 29 to Oct. 30 visiting four communities in the Qikiqtaaluk region. Music for the Future facilitated fiddle workshops in Hall Beach,...

Addiction-free musician serves as a role model for Nunavut youth

Daniel Monkman, a musician by trade, began drinking alcohol and taking drugs at the age of 15. He grew up in a small town close to Winnipeg called Selkirk and also lived on a...

MLA’s heartfelt message to young Nunavummiut: ‘suicide should not be an option at all’

On an emotional day when people in his hometown were attending a funeral for a young man who took his own life, Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk rose in the legislative assembly to address the...

Forging a more promising future for youth

Nunavut's children and youth occupied a prominent space in the conversations held in our legislative assembly in February, as MLA after MLA spoke out, calling on cabinet to do more about child abuse. Regular MLAs...

RCMP report sudden death of youth in Cambridge Bay

Residents of Cambridge Bay are reeling from a fatal tragedy involving a young girl. The police responded to what they describe as a "sudden death" just outside the community on Thursday. In a news release issued...

Mental health treatment facility needed for youth, agency insists

Eighty-two per cent of GN professionals involved in a review of children's mental health services say availability is not meeting needs and 72 per cent say the quality of services isn't adequate. These are some...

Camp organizers seek to boost youth interest in health careers

A CSI-style forensic investigation and the opportunity to learn from Canada's first Inuk heart surgeon Donna May Kimmaliardjuk are just two of the highlights on offer for a group of students from across the...

Nunavut youth bring the skills at best attended competition in 14 years

While the Skills Canada Nunavut territorial competition always demonstrates young Nunavummiut have abilities and talents, this year was extra-special. Youth converged at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit April 27 and 28 in unprecedented numbers –...

Panel and industry reps discuss why more Nunavut youth aren’t into mining

Industry champions are getting serious about interesting the younger generation in mining careers. Each year, the Nunavut Mining Symposium gathers hundreds of industry-related workers in the capital to share information about multiple topics but, for...

Inuit Nunangat youth to develop community initiatives with new federal funding

The four Inuit regions are getting $660,000 to help address the significant social and economic inequalities faced by Northern youth, which create barriers to developing the knowledge and skills needed to support their communities,...