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Inuit TV Network on its way NTI funds all-Inuktut channel for next three years

by Darrell Greer

Northern News Services

Arviat/Nunavut

A brand-new all-Inuktut TV channel is set to be launched in Nunavut later this year. The Inuit TV Network – which has filed its paperwork with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission – will focus on cultural and language education. It's expected to become an important vehicle upon which Inuit filmmakers will be able to showcase their craft. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is funding the new network to the tune of $2.4 million during the next three years. NTI stated in a news release this past Thursday, July 9, that the station's main goal is to strengthen Inuktut and Inuit culture. Eric Anoee of Arviat, who's treasurer for Inuit TV's executive group, said the concept of the network has been worked

on for quite some time. He said it seemed like the work went on for about a decade and then things started to happen quite fast in terms of securing the funding necessary to make the network viable. "I'll make sure Arviat and the group won't be forgotten and I'll try to advocate more on behalf of the smaller communities to ensure they have a presence and a voice in the decision-making process," said Anoee. "When you're running something like a TV station you're, obviously, always hungry for content, especially new content. "I'm sure there will be a shortage of content for a time when Inuit TV is first launched and we may purposely go with occasional programming and not full-time programming right off of the bat." Anoee said he has high hopes that Inuit TV will open up new opportunities for Inuit

ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᔨ ᐱᓕᐊ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᔪᑦ, ᑕᓕᖅᐱᐊᓃᑦᑐᖅ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᑎᐊᓯ ᐃᑉᓚᐅᖅ ᖁᖓᑦᑐᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᒐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᑕᕐᕆᓴᐅᓯᐅᖅᑏᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓂᙶᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ, ᐊᓐᑐᕈ ᕙᓯᑦ, ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᐅᓐᓅᔪᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 23, 2017-ᒥ.

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Cameramen Blair Aulatjut, right and Matthew Iblauk during an evening training session in ArviatSambaa K’e on Nov. 23, 2017 while teacher and fellow Arviat Film Society member Andrew Fawcett keeps an eye on the set.

ᓄᐊ ᒪᒃᐸ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᕋᓛᕐᒦᑦᑐᖅ, ᓴᐅᒥᖅᖠᕐᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᕋᓱ ᓱᓗᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕈᑎᒦᖦᖢᓂ ᓂᐱᓕᐅᕆᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑯᕆᔅ ᒥᑭᔪᓂᐊᖅ ᓇᕿᑦᑕᐅᑎᒦᖦᖢᓂ ᑎᑕᐅᑎᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 23, 2017-ᒥ.

filmmakers to have their work showcased. He said the network should provide an economic boost to Inuit interests in the industry and help kick-start careers across Nunavut. "Right now, at this point, there's a real lack of content coming from Nunavut and Inuit artists out there in broadcast TV world. "Hopefully, with this new broadcast dedicated to Nunavut, there will be more of a presence felt and Nunavummiut and (those) abroad can listen and hear more about our language and culture. "That way, I'm hoping it will have a positive impact because our first language is in real decline right now and we're fighting a hard battle with mainstream media. "I'm hoping this new opportunity will give us a lot more exposure for our people and our children to have their voices heard."

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Noah Muckpah on tablet, left, and Russell Suluk on the Canon practise their craft recording virtuoso Chris Mikeeuneak on piano in Arviat on Nov. 23, 2017.

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᓚᕕᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑐᒫᓯᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᖅᓯᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᖃᐃᔪᓂᒃ

ᓄᑖᓪᓚᕆᒃ ᐃᓄᒃᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᑕᓚᕕᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᓵᓄᒃᓴᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᓐᓇᔭᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᕈᔪᐊᓂ ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᒥ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᓚᕕᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᖏᑦ, ᑕᑕᑎᕆᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᓕᓚᔪᕐᓂᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓈᓚᐅᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ – ᑕᓚᕕᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᓴᐅᒪᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᓪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᐅᓯᐅᖅᑏᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᐅᓯᐅᖅᓯᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᒥᖓ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᖅᓯᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓄᑖᒥᒃ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᒥᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᖅᓯᒪᑉᓗᒍ $2.4 ᒥᓕᔭᒥᒃ ᐱᖓᓱᓄᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᓄᑦ ᖃᐃᔪᓄᑦ. ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ Ulukhaktok ᑎᒥᖓ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᒥᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓯᑕᒻᒥᕐᒥ, ᔪᓚᐃ 9-ᒥ, ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᓴᙱᒃᑎᑉᐹᓪᓕᕈᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒍ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖓ. ᐃᐅᕆᒃ ᐊᓄᐃ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ, Gameti ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᔨᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ

ᑕᓚᕕᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᐅᒪᓂᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᖓ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᒋᔭᐅᖏᓐᓇᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖓ ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᖁᓕᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᓕᖅᑐᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓱᑲᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᖃᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᓲᕐᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᓪᓚᑦᑖᕈᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ. "ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒃᑐᑦ ᐳᐃᒍᖅᑕᐅᑎᓪᔮᙱᑕᒃᑲ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᔭᐅᖅᑐᕈᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᖅᑕᒃᑲ ᒥᑭᓐᓂᖅᓴᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖃᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᐱᖃᕈᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᖃᑕᐅᓂᒃᑯᑦ." ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᓄᐃ. "ᐊᐅᓪᓛᖅᑎᑦᑎᑉᓗᓂ ᑕᓚᕕᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᒥᒃ, ᓲᖃᐃᒻᒪ ᕿᓂᕐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᑖᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᒃᓴᓂᒃ. "ᓇᓗᓇᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᐊᒥᒐᖅᓯᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᓕᖅᐸᑕ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᒃᓴᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑎᑦᑎᖃᑦᑕᒃᑲᓐᓂᕋᔭᖅᑐᒃᓴᐅᔪᒍᑦ ᐃᓗᐃᑦᑐᕈᖅᓯᒪᙱᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ Kugaaruk ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ." ᐊᓄᐃ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᕉᖅ Naujaat ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᓚᕕᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᖏᑦ

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Rankin Inlet/Kivalliq The 16-and-under Kivalliq Junior Softball Tournament will be going ahead once again this year. The announcement was made in Rankin Inlet this past week. The tournament was launched in Rankin Inlet in 2019, with Coral Harbour capturing the initial championship title. Coral defeated the upstart 14-and-under squad in the tourney final. This year's tournament returns to Rankin Inlet, with the event scheduled to be held in Rankin during the final weekend of July.

Byelection called Baker Lake A byelection has been called to elect a member of the Legislative Assembly for the constituency of Baker Lake.

ᓄᑖᓂᒃ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᐅᓯᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᑎᒍᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᓯᒪᔭᖏᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᒡᒎᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᕈᑎᒃᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒥᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᔫᒥᒍᓱᖃᑦᑕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᓱᓇᙳᖅᓴᕈᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᓗᒃᑖᒥ. "ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ, ᓴᖅᑭᓐᓇᔭᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᙶᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒥᒐᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐅᔫᒐᓗᐊᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᒃᓴᐅᓇᔭᖅᑐᑦ. "ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ, ᑕᒡᕙᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᑖᖅ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎ ᓄᓇᕗᒧᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᖅ, ᐅᔾᔨᕆᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᓵᔪᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᑉᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᑉᑎᓐᓂᒡᓗ. "ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ, ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᐱᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᖓᐅᑎᕗᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐊᓘᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᖅᓯᒪᓪᓚᕆᒃᑐᒍᑦ ᑕᓚᕕᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᐅᒪᓂᖅᓴᐅᖃᑦᑕᖁᑉᓗᒍ. "ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓄᑖᖅ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᖁᑎᑉᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᑕᕋᑉᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᓂᐱᖏᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ."

The filing of a declarations of candidacy will open on July 20, 2020 and close on July 24, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. The declarations of candidacy or candidates must be delivered to the returning officer by that time. Anyone wanting to find out how to become a candidate, or how to obtain a declaration of candidacy form, are asked to please contact their returning officer or Elections Nunavut. The official date for the byelection is Aug. 24. Ballots may be cast from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the community hall. Sanikiluaq

Swing Flames, swing Baker Lake The first annual 2020 Swing Flames mini softball tournament will be held in Baker Lake from July 31 until Aug. 2. The registration fee for the tournament will be $100 per team, with the registration fees being used to provide prize monies for the first-, second- and third-place teams. Each team is to be made-up of seven male and three female players aged 18 years of age and older. Teams may be registered with Shawn Attungala. The Tulurialik and Nagyougalik families have already happily announced that the mini tournament is being held in remembrance of the late Sala (Solomon) Tulurialik of Baker Lake.


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Celebrating the first 21 Nicole Ymana, left, and Jovette Kurok hold down their spots in the lead truck as the Nunavut Day parade heads out around the community in Rankin Inlet on July 9. Northern News Services

Aqpa Kasaluak proudly waves the territorial flag during a Nunavut Day parade in Rankin Inlet on July 9.

Both young and old participated in the first annual Nunavut Day parade and home-decorating contest to be sponsored and organized by the Rankin Inlet Volunteer Fire Department in Rankin on July 9. The parade saw 75 per cent of the department's full complement participate and the department intends to make the home-decorating contest a permanent fixture during the annual holiday celebration.

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Tessa Angootealuk took second place and its $300 prize during the home-decorating contest.

Jayda Pilakapsi is all smiles while driving an ambulance through the Nunavut Day parade.

Jim MacDonald drives the ATV as his wife, Theresie Tungilik, looks after the Nunavut flag.

Ashley Sandy Voisey took first place and its $500 prize during the Nunavut Day home-decorating contest in Rankin Inlet on July 9.

Rankin Inlet volunteer firefighter Burney the mascot is all set to hit the route for the Nunavut Day parade in Rankin.


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The cost of making the same mistakes twice Northern News Services

People are getting excited about the taste of normal that's trying to slowly inch its way back into their lives and when it comes right down to it, who can really blame them? We can. That's who. And we darn well should be doing so before a cheque is written that we have almost no hope in hell of ever cashing. It's been a long, tough slog against a very stubborn foe in the battle against Covid-19 and the voice of caution is now being shouted down more and more as people want to embrace even the tiniest of the creature comforts trying to make their way back into their daily lives. Sanikiluaq And this despite the disaster we've seen south of our border with eased-to-nonexistent restrictions and the mounting evidence in hotspots around the globe that the virus is gearing itself up to unleash a second wave upon a human populace that barely came to grips with the deadly reality of the first wave. Make no mistake about it, the vampire's greatest strength is disbelief and a growing number of

actually listen and believe. humans are willing to risk everyAnd humans seem to be espething to prove that point correct. cially gullible these days. One doesn't even have to focus After all, the 'smart money' says solely on this pandemic to garner Trump couldn't possibly take swing further proof in making this point. state Wisconsin again and Biden At the risk of picking on our is eyeing an ever-expanding battlesouthern neighbours to a fault – ground map. and, c'mon, they deserve Apparently the smart it with the behavioral patmoney didn't get the terns they've put on full memo on who will agree display to the global comto be polled and who will munity during this pannot. demic – the same societal About this time four fault lines arming Covid-19 years ago I was about to with another round's worth be drummed out of the of razor-sharp teeth are also setting that country Darrell informed-media corps for going on the record as up for another costly lesGreer saying I could see Trump son in making the same winning this thing. mistake twice through the And now, throw in that pandemic act of simply wishing for something inconvenience and the stakes to be true. couldn't possibly be much higher. The same types of polls leading To that end, I will not make the up to the 2016 national election in the United States that predicted Hil- same mistake again and tempt the lary Clinton's one-sided win over one fates by allowing myself to think out Mr. Donald J. Trump are now cough- loud. Suffice to say, I have reasons to ing-up almost identical numbers believe in vampires this time around in Joe Biden's favour, as CNN can as I whisper to myself, "Be afraid. hardly retain its glee in trumpeting, "We told you so!" four years too late Be very afraid." Food for thought. to anyone still gullible enough to

ᓱᑲᐃᑦᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖅ ᐱᙴᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᓴᓇᑦᑕᐃᓕᐊᕈᓯᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᖓᐅᓚᐅᖅᑳᖅᖢᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᕿᒻᒥᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᖓᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᕈᑏᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᕋᐅᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑭᒃᑯᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᐃᒡᓗᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᓴᐃᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᔪᓚᐃ 9-ᒥ. ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᖃᑉᑎᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᒪᑯᓯ ᐅᐊᐃᔭᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓱᓇᓗᒃᑖᒡᒎᖅ ᑲᔪᓯᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᐊᓘᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ, ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᓚᐅᕋᓗᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᖓᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᐅᓚᐅᙱᑉᐸᑦ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᑉᓯᑲᓪᓚᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᓴᐃᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖅᑐᑦ. "ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᖅ (ᖃᑉᑎᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ) ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᖓᓂᒃ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᖃᓗᐊᖅᑑᔭᓚᐅᙱᒻᒪᑦ ᐊᓯᑉᑎᓐᓂᒃ," ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᐊᐃᔭᑦ. "ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᖃᑦᑕᕋᓗᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᖓᓂᒃ. "ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᐅᑭᐅᖑᔪᖅ, ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖏᑦ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᙱᑦᑐᖓ ᖃᑉᓯᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᑕᐃᑯᓇ. "ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖓ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᖓᓂᒃ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑑᔭᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᔫᒥᒍᓱᒃᖢᑎᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒻᒪᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓯᓚᑎᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᓴᖅᑎᑦᑐᒫᕐᒥᔭᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖃᕈᒫᖅᐳᖅ." ᐅᐊᐃᔭᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓴᕆᒪᓇᖅᑐᐊᓘᓚᐅᖅᑐᕉᖅ ᑕᑯᑉᓗᓂ ᓄᑕᖅᑲᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᑲᕆᐊᓕᒃᑯᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᓚᐅᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᑲᕆᐊᓖᑦ ᐊᒧᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᖃᑉᑎᕆᔨᐅᔪᒡᒎᖅ 15 ᐅᖓᑖᓃᑦᑐᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᖓᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ 21-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. "ᖃᑉᑎᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᒐᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐃᒡᓗᑦ ᐱᐅᓴᖅᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᙱᑦᑐᒍᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᖓᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ. "ᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᒐᔪᖕᒪᑕ, ᐊᒡᓂᒍ ᐃᒍᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᒐᔪᖕᓂᖅᓴᐃᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᓂᓯᒐᔪᒃᑐᑦ ᐅᓲᔮᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒧᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒻᖏᖅᑎᑦᑎᒐᔪᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᑎᒐᔪᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᐅᑉᓘᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ. "ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ, ᓲᖃᐃᒻᒪ, ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᙱᑦᑐᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖅ-19 ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᑉᓗᒍ. ᐱᙴᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᒍᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ ᓴᓇᑦᑕᐃᓕᐊᕈᓯᕐᒥ, ᔪᓚᐃ 11-ᒥ, ᒪᒃᐱᖅᑐᕋᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓱᓇᓗᒃᑖᓂᒃ – ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᕋᓱᒃᖢᑕ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒃᑯᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᓇᓱᒃᐸᒃᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᕿᒻᒦᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᙳᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖁᓇᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᕙᓪᓕᐊᖁᓇᒋᑦ."

ᔮᒃᓴᓐ ᓇᐸᔪᖅ ᓴᕆᒪᓱᒃᑐᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᖁᑎᒥᒃ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᕋᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᖓᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᒃᑯᕈᑏᑦ ᒪᓕᒍᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᔪᓚᐃ 9-ᒥ.

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Jaxon Napayok proudly waves the territorial flag during the Nunavut Day parade in Rankin Inlet on July 9.

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Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik continues to receive a facelift in Rankin Inlet this month. Many people in the community are wondering if the high school will finally see a change in colour when the facelift is complete.

Lifting spirits one bicycle at a time 'Having a bike in Rankin represents freedom for kids' by Darrell Greer

Northern News Services

Rankin Inlet

Another 42 youth have new bicycles following an initiative sponsored by Agnico Eagle Mine (AEM) and the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet in Rankin this past Wednesday, July 8. Back in May, 50 Rankin kids aged five to 10 were presented with new bicycles. Hamlet recreation co-ordinator David Clark said AEM has held similar programs in communities across the Kivalliq where they have employees located. He said the company has also

donated money to help the region with its ongoing struggle against Covid-19, which each Kivalliq community has made use of in its own way. "They purchased a bunch of board games and stuff like that for the community in Arviat, so people can keep busy during these times," said Clark. "The communities put most of that money towards food and so did Rankin Inlet, but there was some money left over, so we did that first one getting new bikes for younger kids and it was a huge success. "Like I said to AEM, having a

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bike in Rankin represents freedom for kids. They can get anywhere they want to go really quick. Kids love them and you can social distance with them. "Bicycles and kids always work hand in hand if you ask me, so I suggested we do it for an older group of kids. AEM thought that was a great idea, so I want ahead and ordered 42 more bikes to give away to youths aged 11 to 14." Clark said AEM picked up the entire tab for the 42 new bikes. He said the same system was used to distribute the bikes among the older kids as was used for the

younger bike owners. "Each kid was given three name tags and no kid was able to win more than one bike. "That gave them a little bit more of an opportunity to win a bike. Basically, we ran it a lot like a penny sale and it did seem to work really well like that so we figured we'd do it like that again. "A lot of the kids who won bikes were kids who probably wouldn't have a bike any other way. "It was really nice to see that many kids leaving here with big, happy smiling faces and being so excited to ride their new bike."

All aboard training ride Rankin fitness centre to hold grand reopening on July 18 by Darrell Greer

Northern News Services

Rankin Inlet

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Community: Rankin Inlet Sport: Fishing Iris, shown with her husband, Nanauq Tanuyak, holding up her catch, is this edition's player of the week for earning a second-place tie at the Rankin Inlet fishing derby on May 19. Way to earn a place in the winner's circle, Iris!

Clark said all the social-distancing rules did apply and the draw was conducted over Facebook, so people didn't have to come to the community hall and that made a big difference, as well. "It's been one of those summers where we couldn't really do the programming we wanted to," said Clark. "We're not having any big community events like we normally do and it's not really ideal, but we're trying to come up with different ways to be creative and lift peoples' spirits in the process. That seems to be working and that's something that I really like to see."

The Rankin Inlet Fitness Centre will hold a grand reopening to celebrate its new location at the renovated community hall complex this coming Saturday, July 18. The completed renovations at the complex include turning the former hockey dressing-room area (formerly the swimming pool) into the new fitness centre. The project is part of a five-year solution for the complex that benefits many in the community until a new recreational facility becomes a reality for Rankin. As previously reported in Kivalliq News, the hamlet contributed about $50,000 toward the total effort at the complex, with the Rankin Inlet Fitness Society donating $25,000 and the Government of Nunavut putting in $250,000. In addition to the fitness centre relocation, the completed work involved moving the community radio station, removing the upstairs mezzanine that once housed recreation co-ordinator David Clark's office and a minor hockey storage area. Work was also done to improve the stage in the community hall and a $22,000 grant was approved by Nunavut Recreation and Sport to purchase and install a new sound system in the community hall. Ford Widrig said strategically, in terms of operating the fitness centre, one

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The Rankin Inlet Fitness Centre will be holding a grand reopening at its new location in the community recreation hall complex this coming Saturday, July 18, in Rankin Inlet.

risk he and fellow fitness centre executive member Evan Morrison had been aware of for some time is the security of their space. He said that's not so much actual building security in regards to not being broken into, but, rather, knowing they're going to have a space to run the facility. "Our landlord gave us a pretty good rate in our old location, which was great, but, at the same time, we always assumed that if somebody came along who was willing to pay market rate we'd probably lose the space and there'd be no more

gym in Rankin," said Widrig. "At the same time, we were a nonprofit trying to keep the costs down while providing a service to the community, so we always felt it would be nice if we could somehow get into the municipal infrastructure to be more secure at a lower cost. "So, time goes on, Rankin gets a new arena and David Clark approaches us to see if the fitness centre would like to move into vacant space that's now available at the old arena. "Evan and I started talking with David and former SAO Justin Merritt and we came to an agreement on this new deal." Widrig said Morrison, who now lives in Iqaluit, is in Rankin to help finish the move off this week and will be present for the grand reopening. He said once the gym reopens this week, he expects to see a resurgence in use by its members. "People will be eager to get back at it after the closure due to Covid-19 and we might also see some people come out for the first time now that it's in a new space. "We have young and old members, people who are interested in lifting heavy weights, people who are interested in cardiovascular (aerobic) training, people who are there for rehab and people who are there trying to improve their physical fitness for sports – so it's really a very diverse group of users. "People come in for lots of different reasons but, ultimately, it's just fitness one way or the other."


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Slowly returning to a way of life First full bingo after Nunavut Day aids local pet population by Darrell Greer

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Rankin Inlet

People took to the streets to celebrate Nunavut Day by taking part in a parade and checking out the winning entries in a house-decorating contest in Rankin Inlet on July 9. Rankin Fire Chief Mark Wyatt said everything went as well as could be expected during both events, even though a lot more could have been done to celebrate Nunavut Day in the community under normal circumstances. He said people were happy with the parade and there were a number of great-looking entries in the homedecorating contest. "This actually marked the first time (the fire department has) done anything for Nunavut Day, but it didn't seem like anything else was really happening," said Wyatt. "Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and the Kivalliq Inuit Association normally take charge of what's going on in the community on Nunavut Day. "But, this year, everything they were doing was just online, so I'm not sure just how many people may have participated in those events. "In any event, it was nice to be able to do something for the community and create a little bit of spirit on

Nunavut Day. Lots of people seemed to be enthused with it, so we plan on continuing with the house-decorating contest next year and, hopefully, it will get bigger and better." Wyatt said it was kind of cool to see a number of kids following the parade who had received their own set of wheels during one of two bike draws held recently in the community. He said no less than 15 of the department's complement of 21 took part in the parade. "The fire department donated the prize money for the home-decorating contest and there's not really a lot more we can do to help celebrate Nunavut Day in the community. "Normally, Agnico Eagle Mines would take a much larger role in the celebration and offer hotdogs to the community, as well as often providing live musical entertainment and numerous cultural activities throughout the day. "All of that was, of course, shelved this year due to Covid-19. "We also returned to hosting, once again, our first full community bingo game this past Saturday, July 11, complete with Nevadas and everything – in order to raise money in support of the annual spay-andneuter clinic."

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Sherry Morey waves to the crowd during the Nunavut Day parade in Rankin Inlet on July 9.

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