Kivalliq News Aug. 18 2021

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Princess Autut wears the fitted parka she sewed for herself during a two-week workshop hosted by Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council last month. See more photos on page 2. Photo courtesy of Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council

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Young seamstresses outfit students in parkas

Collette Nilaulak, left, Savannah Kaludjak, Princess Autut, Tanya Ammaklak, Quluaq Osmand, Reagan Tattuinee, Bailey Green and Addy Lindell wear the parkas they made for themselves during an Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council workshop that wrapped up on July 30. Photo courtesy of Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council

Eight Rankin Inlet teens redefine fashion in two-week workshop By Cody Punter Northern News Services

Eight Rankin Inlet students in need will have new parkas for the upcoming school year thanks to the stylish work of young seamstresses enrolled in a sewing program. Earlier this year, the Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council launched the Ikajurniq youth corps program, which encourages youth to give back to the community. To complete the program, each participant must volunteer 120 hours. During this particular two-week program, participants were taught how to sew a parka from scratch in the first week. The garments sewn during this period were made for students without parkas. Participants then spent a second week refining their skills by sewing a customized jacket for themselves. “Everyone really enjoyed it. Maybe half the participants had never used a sewing machine before. You could tell in the end they are going to continue sewing,” said Ilitaqsiniq program manager Kelly Clark-Lindell In addition to sewing, Clark-Lindell said the students spent 45 minutes each morning doing a literacy activity, like journaling or group discussions, meant to encourage mindfulness. “You really want them to leave bettering themselves. We sometimes don’t give ourselves time to reflect on those things in our crazy

world,” she said. Elders Rosemary Sandy and Ipiqsaut Dion ran the program along with instructor Tracy Ayaruak. Clark-Lindell said the girls spent the first day of the workshop going through all the materials they might want to use before sitting down to draw their designs. “They kind of had free rein,” Clark-Lindell said. Ilitaqsiniq co-ordinator Amy Ainglidik said that once the girls started on their second parkas for themselves, they became more confident in their skills. “Everyone had a very different style — you could see that especially in the jackets they made for themselves,” she said. Princess Autut, who was one of the eight participants, told Kivalliq News the workshop was her first time sewing. “I’d never sewn a parka before so I didn’t know what to expect,” she said. “My mom usually sews everyone’s winter parkas. I thought about it a bit and thought I could help her.” As soon as she arrived and saw all the materials and the people in the program, Autut said she knew she would be fine. “At first it wasn’t too bad. We just cut off the material and zig-zigzagged it so it wouldn’t fray,” she said. “When I started doing the parka, I started getting afraid and I was like, I’m gonna mess this up. But after finishing the first parka, I felt a lot more comfortable.”

Autut said she focused on making her first parka functional, with lots of space for pockets and a more traditional wide fit. However, when she started working on her own, she tailored it to fit her sense of style. “Since my mom always makes my parka, she always makes it boxy. You can’t see any curves. But I wanted to make something more fitted. It’s more girly,” she said. While more-fitted parkas aren’t considered as warm or traditional, Clark-Lindell said that’s the way younger seamstresses are expressing themselves these days. “There is a trend nowadays. Parkas are fashion. It’s not necessarily what you need, it’s what you want to look like. That’s where our younger generations are going: toward fashion.”

Princess Autut wears the fitted parka she sewed for herself during a two-week workshop hosted by Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council last month. Photo courtesy of Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council

Collette Nilaulak, left, Savannah Kaludjak, Princess Autut, Tanya Ammaklak, Quluaq Osmand, Reagan Tattuinee, Bailey Green and Addy Lindell wear the parkas they made for themselves while holding up the jackets they made for students in need during an Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council workshop that wrapped up on July 30. Photo courtesy of Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council

Addy Lindell sews furs on the cuff of a jacket during a sewing program hosted by Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council last month. Photo courtesy of Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council

Quluaq Osmand uses a sewing machine to add details on her parka.

Tanya Ammaklak shows the jacket she made for a student in need during an Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council workshop that wrapped up on July 30.

Bailey Green displays the jacket she sewed for a student in need during an Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council workshop that wrapped up on July 30. Photos courtesy of Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council

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Luke Qannak Memorial square dance Rankin Inlet Square dancing may soon return to the Kivalliq. The Luke Qannak Memorial square dance is scheduled to take place from Oct. 7 to 9. The long-awaited square dancing competition has been rescheduled several times due to COVID-19. In addition to the competition there will be jigging, games and a community feast. All groups interested in submitting a team must do so before the Oct. 1 deadline. First place prize is $8,000, second is $6,000 and third is $4,000.

KIA board of directors meeting Naujaat The Kivalliq Inuit Association will hold its annual board of directors meeting in Naujaat from Aug. 22 to 25. The meetings will take place at the community hall and will at start at 9 a.m. every day.

Inuit calendar competition Kivalliq The Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada is looking for submissions of on-the-land photos to be featured in its upcoming 2022 calendar. The theme of this year’s calendar is wildlife and its sustainable use from an Inuit perspective. The council is looking for photos of Inuit out on the land, hunting and fishing in all seasons, gathering berries in the summer, and preparing food. If selected photographers will be paid $250 for a large photo and $150 for a small one. Large photos need to be at least 4 MB, small ones needs to be at least 2 MB. Not all photos that are submitted will be used. Only photos published in the calendar will be compensated. The deadline to submit is Sept. 3.

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fact file Nunavut COVID-19 situation as of Aug. 17 Active cases: 0 Confirmed cases: 657 Recovered cases: 653 Completed tests in Nunavut: 18,860 Deaths: 4

Vaccine uptake: 22,921 first doses – 79 per cent over age 12 19,794 second doses – 68 per cent over age 12 Source: Government of Nunavut Department of Health

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ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᑎ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᑲᑕᓪᓚᕆᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᑖᓐ ᕙᓐᑎᐅᓪ ᑎᑭᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐊᑯᓂ ᑎᑭᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑲᑎᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᕐᕋᓂ ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᑭᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᕋᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑎᑭᑦᑐᓐᓇᓚᐅᙱᒻᒪᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᓖᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᑉᓗᒋᑦ. “ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎ ᐅᒃᑑᑎᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᒋᔭᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᒪᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂᒃ, ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕆᐊᖃᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐸᓐᑎᐅᓪ. “ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᕈᒪᔭᒃᑲ ᐊᖅᑭᐅᒪᕕᒃ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑏᑦ ᐅᕙᒻᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᖃᑦᑕᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᐊᓘᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᕙᒻᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᑉᓗᒋᑦ.” ᑯᑭᒃ ᐱᑲ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᑦᑎᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒥᒃ 2012-ᒥ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᒥᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᒥᓗ ᐃᓅᕋᓂᒍᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. “ᐅᔾᔨᖅᓱᐃᓂᖅ ᐃᑲᔫᑎ ᐃᓗᐃᑦᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᓪᓚᕆᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᓂᓕᖕᓄᑦ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐱᑲ. “ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᒋᓇᓱᒃᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᒡᕙ ᐃᑲᔫᑎ, ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᖁᑎᕗᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᑎᒍᑦ, ᐃᓚᒌᑦ ᖃᓂᒌᓕᖅᐹᓪᓕᕈᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ, ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᖅᓴᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓅᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᒃᑯᑦ.” ᐊᖅᑭᐅᒪᕝᕕᒃ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᑦ, ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᒥᒃ, ᑲᒪᔨᐅᔪᑦ

ᖃᑉᓯᑲᓪᓚᖕᓂᒃ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂᙶᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᒃᓴᒃᑯᑦ. ᐃᓚᖃᖅᖢᓂ $1.23 ᒥᓕᔭᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂᒃ − ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᕕᕗᐊᕆᒥ − ᐃᑲᔫᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑕᐅᖁᑉᓗᒍ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖅ−19 ᑕᐃᒪᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐱᑲ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓚᕆᖕᒪᑕ ᐃᑲᔫᑎ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎ ᑲᔪᓯᔪᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒍ. “ᖁᔭᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᓲᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓲᑦ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. ᐳᓚᕋᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᕙᓐᑎᐅᓪ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᑉᓯᑲᓪᓚᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᖅᑭᐅᒪᕝᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᖃᑦᑕᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐱᖃᑕᐅᑉᓗᒍ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᒪᖁᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᙳᐊᓕᐅᕈᒪᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᑦᑎᑕᐅᓯᐅᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒪᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐳᓚᕋᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᖅ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᒐᕝᕕᖓᓂᒃ, ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓂᕿᑭᓪᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ. ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᑕᐃᑉᑯᐊ ᐃᒐᕝᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᑦ ᒥᑎᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᒐᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐅᑉ ᓂᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᖓᓂᒃ. ᓱᕐᓕ ᑕᕐᕋᓕᒃ, ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᖅᑭᐅᒪᕝᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᑐᑭᓯᑎᑦᑎᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᔾᔨᖅᓱᐃᓂᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖓᒍᑦ ᐃᓄᙳᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ. “ᐊᑐᓂ ᓄᑕᖅᑲᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᑦᑎᐊᕋᔭᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᑦᑎᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᓗᒃᑖᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᕚᓪᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒥᓂᒡᓗ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᐃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᐅᔾᔨᖅᑐᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓅᑦᑎᐊᕈᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᕐᕋᓕᒃ. “ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓲᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᖅᑲᑎᒌᒡᓗ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᓕᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᒥ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ.

ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᖅᑭᐅᒪᕝᕕᒃ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᕿᓇᓗᒐᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᔪᓚᐃ 20-ᒥ. ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᑖᓐ ᕙᓐᑎᐅᓪ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒧᙵᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᖅᑭᐅᒪᕝᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᑲᑕᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑑᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᒃ.

Photography workshop Rankin Inlet Atiigo Media will be offering a free stock photography workshop in Rankin Inlet next month. The four day workshop will run every evening from Sept. 2 to 5, from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will cover the fundamentals of operating a camera, lighting, image editing, crafting release forms and types of licensing. The workshop is sponsored the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency. To apply contact Atiigo Media at 867-979-0026,

Participants in Aqqiumavvik Society’s young hunters program harvest a beluga whale in Arviat during an outing on July 20. Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal visited the community last week to see the work the Aqqiumavvik Society while making a string of announcements across the territory.

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ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 10–ᒥ Northern News Services

ᓗᐊᕆ ᐃᓪᓚᐅᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᖅ NDP– ᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ NDP ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᒧᒥᓛᖅ ᖃᖅᑲᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᕋᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᒃᑲᓐᓂᔾᔮᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᖓᒃᑲᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ. ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 9–ᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ NDP–ᑯᑦ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᓵᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᔪᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ – ᐃᓪᓚᐅᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᖕᒧᑦᐃᓅᓂᑰᔪᖅ ᐊᓕᖃ ᐃᓪᓚᐅᖅ – ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᙳᕋᓱᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥᑦ. ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐅᑯᓇᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐃᓪᓚᐅᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᓐᓄᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. “ᐅᐱᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᓗᐊᕆ ᐃᓪᓚᐅᑦ ᓄᑖᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ NDP–ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᓂᖓᓂ,” ᑎᑎᕋᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓪᓚᐅᖅ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓚᐅᕆᕗᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᓂᔾᔪᒃ ᐃᓪᓚᐅᑦᒧᑦ. “ᑐᙵᓱᒃᑎᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᒍ ᐅᐱᓐᓇᕆᕙᕋ ᓗᐊᕆ ᐃᓪᓚᐅᑦ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᖅ NDP– ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᙳᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ. ᓴᖅᑭᔮᕐᓂᕐᔪᐊᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᖓᑕ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ

ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖓ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᔾᔪᑎᖓᓂ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅ,” ᑎᑎᕋᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒥ NDP–ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ Timmins-James Bay–ᒧᑦ ᓵᓕ ᐋᙱᔅ. ᐃᓪᓚᐅᑦ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᓄᓘᔮᑦ ᓄᓇᒥ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓴᐳᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᑎᑎᕋᐃᒐᒥᒃ ᓄᖅᑲᖓᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᓴᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᔪᓂ ᓄᓘᔭᕐᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ. ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᓯᒪᒋᕗᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᐃᖅᓱᖅᖢᓂ, ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖃᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᒪᐃᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ. “ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ. ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᐃᓄᓪᓚᕆᐅᕗᑦ ᐱᔪᒪᓂᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᓂ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᖃᑎᖃᕈᒪᓂᕆᔭᒥᓂᑦ,” ᐃᓪᓚᐅᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᖅᑲᖅ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᒪᔭᖓᓐᓂ 2019–ᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ. “ᑕᑯᓚᐅᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓱᓕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᓵᓚᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᒥ ᓴᖑᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᔪᒥ Liberal–ᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ Conservative–ᑯᓐᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ 1980–ᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ. ᖃᖅᑲᐅᑉ ᐅᐱᒋᓯᒪᔭᖏᑦ ᐅᓇᑕᕈᑎᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ,

ᐃᓱᓕᔾᔮᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᒃᓴᖓᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᒃᐸᑦ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᓯᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ “ᖃᓄᖅ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ, ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᓯᕈᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓵᙵᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑯᓂᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᒥ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓘᔮᓂ ᓄᓇᒥ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓱᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᓕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᐃᒻᒪᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᕙᓚᐅᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᕋᔭᒃᑕᐅᓂᑯᓄᑦ. ᓂᐱᖃᕈᓘᔭᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ NDP–ᑯᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓕᓯᒪᔪᒥ. ᐅᑯᐊ Liberal ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᕿᓚᒻᒥᐅᔪᒥ. “ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᓯᒪᙱᓚᒍᑦ ᓱᓕ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᔮᓐᓴᓐ, Liberal ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᒃᑎᑦᑎᔨ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ prairies–ᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒧᑦ “ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᕿᓚᒥᑯᓗᒃ.” ᑐᒃᓯᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ Conservatives–ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᓚᐅᙱᓚᑦ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᓂᖅ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ.

ᓗᐊᕆ ᐃᓪᓚᐅᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ NDP− ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ.

Lori Idlout has been chosen by Nunavut NDP membership to be the party’s candidate in the next federal election. Lori Idlout/ Facebook photo

Priming the engines for youth travel Northern Youth Abroad making plans to resume trips By Derek Neary Northern News Services

COVID-19 has taken the ‘abroad’ out of Northern Youth Abroad for the past year and a half. But administrators of the program are working to ensure travel resumes as soon as it’s safe to do so. There’s a cohort of 60 students ready to spread their wings in locations across Canada or outside the country’s borders. Nobody’s been on the move since March 2020, when taking off for domestic and international destinations had to be shut

down due to the pandemic. Rebecca Bisson, Northern Youth Abroad’s executive director, said on Aug. 4 that it’s looking like Canadian excursions will likely start again during summer 2022, while international trips will “hopefully” be able to proceed sooner than that, but that’s dependent on a number of factors. “For us, obviously health and safety is number one,” she said. “We’d need to have the all-clear from all of the people we’d want to consult with for that. We also want to make sure we have all the resources and … participants

get the great and wide experience that they deserve. “And it’s really important to us too that our participants feel comfortable, their families feel comfortable and communities feel like we making a good decision too.” With the interruption of programming, it hasn’t yet been decided whether the number of youth accepted into Northern Youth Abroad in 2022 will be expanded to address the backlog, Bisson said. “Because things continue to change really quickly, it’s just being really flexible and sort of seeing how things go as we get closer to those sorts of decisions,” she said. Each program operates over 10 months and includes a summer travel placement of five to six weeks. Northern Youth Abroad was established in 1998 and 525 youth have been given the opportunity to travel during that time. Another 150 have take part in non-core activities such as post-secondary campus tours, according to Bisson. In addition to trips, Northern Youth Abroad seeks to enhance education, career development, personal goal setting, community leadership, cross-cultural awareness and build self-confidence. Although COVID-19 ground travel to a halt, the

program has been able to continue its Northern Youth in Service leadership training and community engagement component, whereby youth complete projects in their home communities. There have also been academic tutoring and scores of $500 micro-grants that supported community activities such as baking and caribou tufting. Participants have documented their experiences in essays. Arctic Bay’s Crystal Enoogoo wound up in St. John’s Newfoundland, where she volunteered with the First

Light Native Friendship Centre’s day camp in 2019. She also played plenty of soccer, took a ferry ride to Bell Island and went whale and puffin watching. “The program helped me so much, my English is improving so much since I left Arctic Bay – being more open about my feelings, learning how to work as a team, learning about the city life,” Enoogoo wrote, adding she hopes that other teenagers amazed with her experiences in the program give it a try. Mahasi Nateela of Arviat spent her summer placement

in Powell River, B.C. at the Tla’amin First Nation in 2016. “Throughout this program I learned a lot about my culture, other cultures and myself. Learning about other cultures amazed me, learning to speak and understand their language, listening to their stories and legends, participating in their dances and songs, trying out their food and clothing, etc.,” Nateela wrote. “I enjoyed teaching my host family and co-workers about my culture too.”

ᐅᐱᒍᓱᖕᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᖁᑎᖓᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᑉ ᐊᑭᐊᓄᙵᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ 2019−ᒥ, ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᓄᕙᔫᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ.

Pride in the Nunavut flag is on display among Northern Youth Abroad participants in 2019, the last year that the program was able to offer travel opportunities, which COVID-19 interrupted. Photo courtesy of Northern Youth Abroad

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 A5

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Last week was full of surprises from the federal government. With very little notice, Northern Affairs Minster Dan Vandal made his way to four communities in Nunavut, culminating with a $517 million infrastructure funding announcement in the capital on Aug. 12. Vandal made brief visits to Arviat, Rankin Inlet, and Pond Inlet where he met with Nuluujaat Land Guardians that are protesting the Mary River mine. After almost two years without travelling due to the pandemic, the minister’s visit pointed to a return to normal. But the political canvassing Sanikiluaq and splashing around of cash were a sign that bigger surprises were right around the corner. Sure enough on Sunday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canadians would be heading back to the polls for a federal election on Sept. 20. The decision to call an election less than two years after the last one, and more than two years before the next scheduled one point to a power


hungry Liberal party bent on securing a majority in the House of Commons at all costs. Even though the election date was just announced, Trudeau has been campaigning and announcing new funding since early July. Last month he personally flew to British Columbia to announce $1.3 billion for transit infrastructure, then to Quebec where $6 billion over five years was revealed for the province’s childcare system. Last month the government also said it was giving one time cash hand-outs of $500 to anyone born before 1947. And then there is the fact that Elections Canada estimates the price tag for the Sept. 20 vote will be at least $610 million, making it the most expensive in Canadian history, due in part to the additional costs of organizing such a large scale operation during an ongoing public healthy crisis. Somehow, prime ministers have maintained the right to call snap elections for their own political gain, despite the fact Stephen Harper’s government implemented a fixed-election-date law in 2007 in order to prevent this very thing from happening. We saw just how much weight that law carried when he proceeded to call a snap an election the year after the legislation passed. Now that he is ahead in the polls and feeling confident, Trudeau is yanking a page from Harper’s book to try and secure more power for himself and his party. Why? Because he can. So what does this mean for Nunavut? Trudeau is trying to tout his government’s

performance on the pandemic as a reason why he deserves to be reelected, but the reality is that aside from CERB and other financial bailout, it has been the CPHO and the territorial government’s policies which have kept Nunavummiut safe. As far as funding is concerned it should be noted that none of the money announced in the territory last week is new, with all of it already earmarked in the 2021 budget. Moreover the $517.8 million in shovel-ready infrastructure projects is being shared across the four regions of Inuit Nunangat, which means it’s likely only a quarter of that at most will end up being spent in territory. As NTI president Aluki Kotierk pointed out following the announcement, each region could use that amount on its own. Meanwhile, it’s worth pointing out the feds earmarked a measly $25 million for housing in this year’s budget, a far cry from the estimated $1 billion-plus needed to fix the territory’s shortage. The only party to show genuine concern for the territory’s housing shortage in the recent years has been the NDP. Unsurprisingly, the NDP is the only official party to have nominated a candidate in Nunavut, after selecting Iqaluit’s Lori Idlout to run last week. Considering more than half of the territory’s housing deficit could have been erased for the price of Trudeau’s vanity election, it’s clear to see where the Liberals’ priorities lie.

Lori Idlout named NDP candidate for Nunavut Voting took place Aug. 10 By Trevor Wright Northern News Services Nunavut

Lori Idlout has been chosen as the NDP’s Nunavut candidate in the next federal election after incumbent NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq announced she won’t run again earlier this year. On Aug. 9 the Nunavut NDP held a virtual meeting to question and hear out the two nominees – Idlout and Clyde River-born Aliqa Illauq – vying to be the party’s next candidate for the territorial riding in the next federal election. Voting among party membership took place over the course of the following day, with Idlout announcing her victory later that evening. “Congratulations to Lori Idlout who is the new Nunavut NDP candidate,” wrote Illauq on social media. Senior party leadership also give their best wishes to Idlout. “I offer my warmest congratulations to Lori Idlout the new NDP candidate for Nunavut. She will be a great presence in the House of Commons and I will help the campaign in any way,” wrote long-time NDP MP for Timmins-James Bay Charlie Angus. Idlout has represented the Nuluujaat Land Guardians as their lawyer when Baffinland filed an injunction against their protests held at the Mary River mine site. She was also elected to the Iqaluit District Education Authority board twice, having gotten more votes than the mayor at the time in her second run for that office.

“That level of success is encouraging. Voters are real people with ambitions and goals that they want us to pursue with them,” Idlout said at the nominee meeting. During the nominee meeting, Qaqqaq spoke about her time in office and her success in the 2019 federal election. “In that we saw a reality be brought into the federal institution that we haven’t seen before,” she said, having won a seat that has swung Liberal and Conservative since the 1980s when the riding was Nunatsiaq under the NWT. Things Qaqqaq is proud of fighting for over her term, which does not end until the next federal election is called, include talking about “how Nutrition North doesn’t work and how systems like those don’t work in the North, to be able to talk about the suicide epidemic that Inuit in the North, in Nunavut have been facing for a very long time,” she said, also mentioning her work with the Nuluujaat Land Guardians and organizing a march for truth and justice for residential school victims. With rumblings of a federal election coming from down south the NDP is the first party in Nunavut to have a candidate in place, though the Liberal Party in an email to Nunavut News said they will have one in place soon. “We haven’t yet nominated a candidate,” said David Johnson, Liberal Party of Canada director of operations for prairies and North, “but we will have a candidate in place very shortly.” Request for comment to the Nunavut Conservatives was made but they could not be reached as of press time.

Lori Idlout has been chosen by Nunavut NDP membership to be the party’s candidate in the next federal election.

Lori Idlout has been chosen by Nunavut NDP membership to be the party’s candidate in the next federal election. Lori Idlout/Facebook photo

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ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᒥᖅᓱᖅᑏᑦ ᓄᑕᖅᑲᓂᒃ ᔭᐸᓕᐅᖅᑐᑦ 8 ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᓂᕕᐊᖅᓵᑯᓗᐃᑦ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ Nothern News Services

8 ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᑕᖅᑲᑦ ᔭᐸᑖᕆᐊᓖᑦ ᓄᑖᓂᒃ ᔭᐸᑖᕈᒫᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᓕᕐᒥᒃᐸᑦ ᖁᔭᓕᓯᒪᔭᖅᐳᑦ ᓂᕕᐊᖅᓵᑯᓗᐃᑦ ᒥᖅᓱᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒥᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖃᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᐅᑭᐅᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐃᓕᑕᖅᓯᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒥᒃ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᐃᓲᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᖅᑲᑎᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖃᑦᑕᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎ ᐱᐊᓂᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᓗᒍ ᐊᑐᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ 120-ᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᓖᑦ ᓄᓇᒋᔭᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓇᑎᒃ. ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓰᖕᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᔭᐸᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓱᐊᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᒥᒃ. ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᒥ ᔭᐸᓕᐊᖏᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓄᑕᖅᑲᓄᑦ ᔭᐸᖃᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᔭᐸᓕᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᒡᓕᐊᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᒥ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᔭᐸᓕᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ. “ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖃᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ. ᓇᑉᐸᖏᖅᑲᐃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᒥᖅᓲᑎᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᑦᑐᑦ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕌᓂᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᓚᐅᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᒥᖅᓱᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᓕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᓕᑕᖅᓯᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑎᓂᒃ ᑲᒪᔨᖓ ᑭᓕ ᑲᓛᒃ−ᓕᓐᑎᐅᓪ. ᒥᖅᓱᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᑲᓛᒃ − ᓕᓐᑎᐅᓪ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ 45 ᒥᓂᑦᓂᒃ ᐅᑉᓛᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᑎᑎᕋᖅᐸᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᒌᒃᐸᒃᖢᑎᒃ, ᐃᓱᒪᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ. “ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᑦᑕᐅᓯᓯᒪᓕᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᐊᓂᖁᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ. ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᕙᑉᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᖅᓯᔪᓐᓇᐃᓪᓕᖃᑦᑕᕋᑉᑕ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᓘᔮᓗᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᖑᒐᓴᒃ ᓵᓐᑎ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᐱᒃᓴᐅᑦ ᑎᐊᓐ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑑᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᖃᕆᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᑐᕆᓯ ᐊᔭᕈᐊᕐᒥᒃ.

ᑲᓛᒃ−ᓕᓐᑎᐅᓪ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓂᕕᐊᖅᓵᑯᓗᐃᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐅᑉᓗᕐᒥ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᔭᐸᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᕈᒪᓇᔭᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑳᕐᓇᑎᒃ ᔭᐸᓕᐊᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ. “ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖅᓲᔭᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑲᓛᒃ−ᓕᓐᑎᐅᓪ. ᐃᓕᑕᖅᓯᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᒪᔨᖓ ᐃᒥ ᐊᐃᖏᓪᓖᒃ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑐᒡᓕᐊᓂᒎᖅ ᓂᕕᐊᖅᓵᑯᓗᐃᑦ ᔭᐸᓕᐅᓕᕋᒥᒃ ᐃᖕᒥᓄᑦ, ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ. “ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑑᑎᐊᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᔭᐸᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ − ᐅᔾᔨᕐᓇᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᔭᐸᓕᐅᓕᕋᒥᒃ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. ᐳᕆᓐᓴᔅ ᐊᐅᑐᑦ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖃᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂᒎᖅ ᒥᖅᓱᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ. “ᔭᐸᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᓐᓇᒪ ᖃᓄᖅ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᓇᓗᓚᐅᖅᑐᖓ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. “ᐊᓈᓇᒐ ᐅᕙᑉᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᔭᐸᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᔭᐸᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᑉᑎᓐᓂᒃ. ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᖅᖢᖓ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᓚᐅᕋᒪ ᐊᓈᓇᒻᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᓕᕐᓂᒻᓄᑦ.” ᐊᐅᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᖕᒥᓄᒡᒎᖅ ᔭᐸᓕᐊᓂ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓐᓇᓱᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ, ᐃᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖁᑉᓗᒍ ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᑎᒍᑦ ᓂᕈᑐᒋᐊᖅᖢᒍ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ, ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᒥᖅᓱᓕᕋᒥ, ᐃᖕᒥᓄᑦ ᑐᕋᖓᑎᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᖢᐊᕆᔭᒥᒍᑦ. “ᐊᓈᓇᒪ ᔭᐸᓕᐅᖏᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᒫᖓ, ᑭᑉᐹᕆᒐᔪᖕᒪᒍ. ᐊᒃᑐᐊᓗᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓇᑎᒃ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐅᕙᒻᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᔾᔪᔾᔨᔪᒪᓚᐅᕋᒪ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᓂᖅᓵᕐᔪᖕᒥᒃ. ᐊᕐᓇᖅᓯᐅᑕᐅᓂᖅᓴᖅ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. ᐊᒃᑐᐊᓂᖅᓴᐃᑦ ᔭᐸᓕᐊᑦ ᐅᖁᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᑎᒍᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᑲᓛᒃ−ᓕᓐᑎᐅᓪ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᒎᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᓴᓇᓂᖅᓴᐅᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᐅᒋᔭᒥᓂᒃ. “ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᕈᔪᒃᖢᑎᒃ. ᔭᐸᓯᒪᓐᓇᕐᒪᑦ. ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᓪᓚᑦᑖᖅᑐᒃᑰᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑕᐅᑦᑐᖃᕈᒪᓂᕐᒨᖓᔪᖅ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ: ᐃᖕᒥᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᖅᑐᑦ.”

ᑕᓐᔭ ᐊᒪᒃᖤᒃ ᑕᑯᑎᑖᕆᔪᖅ ᔭᐸᓕᐊᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᔭᐸᓕᐅᕈᔾᔨᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᑕᕋᕐᒥᒃ ᔭᐸᑖᕆᐊᓕᖕᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᑕᖅᓯᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᔪᓚᐃ 30-ᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᖦᖢᒍ.

Tanya Ammaklak shows the jacket she made for a student in need during an Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council workshop that wrapped up on July 30.

Northern Affairs minister tours Arviat’s young hunters program Aqqiumavvik Society welcomes Dan Vandal, a year later than originally planned By Cody Punter Northern News Services

The young hunters program in Arviat was in the spotlight last week during a visit from Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal. The long-awaited meeting happened after a scheduled trip last summer had to be cancelled and held virtually due to Covid-19 restrictions. “The young hunters program is an example of developing Inuit-led solutions to address climate change, food security and community well-being,” Vandal stated. “I want to thank the Aqqiumavvik Society and young hunters for taking the time to show me the excellent work they are doing in their community and

talking with me about their experiences.” Kukik Baker started the young hunters program in 2012 as a way to connect Arviatmiut youth with the rich culture and tradition of surviving on the land. “The Ujjiqsuiniq program is truly a holistic program that covers all areas in life,” stated Baker. “This is the true intent of the program, to holistically build up our youth immersed in our culture, bringing families together, building skills all to live a good life.” The Aqqiumavvik Society, which runs the hunters program, is currently responsible for several government-funded initiatives. That includes a $1.23 million top up from from Ottawa — announced in February — to help

Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal, back centre, visits the Aqqiumavvik Society on Aug. 10 during a tour of Nunavut ahead of the upcoming federal election. Photo courtesy of Aqqiumavvik Society

the program weather the storm of COVID-19. Baker said the funding has been instrumental to keeping the program going. “It is very much appreciated and so many lives are forever changed because of it,” she said. During his Aug. 10 visit, Vandal learned about a variety of the Aqqiumavvik Society’s projects, including its plans for ocean-mapping and net-making workshops. He also visited the society’s community kitchen project, developed to address food insecurity in the community. As part of the visit, those involved with the kitchen project made a special pulled duck recipe for the minister.

Shirley Tagalik, chair of the Aqqiumavvik Society, explained that the Ujjiqsuiniq young hunters program is embedded in the Inuit cultural process of inunnguiniq, which translates as “to make a capable human being.” “Every child is expected to become as skilled and capable as can possibly be so that they can actively contribute those skills to improving the lives of people around them,” she said. The program strongly supports personal awareness, growth, cultural practices and well-being, according to Tagalik. “The spin-off is the outcome of engaging youth and community members in the active mitigation of environmental conditions,” she said.

Participants in Aqqiumavvik Society’s young hunters program harvest a beluga whale in Arviat during an outing on July 20. Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal visited the community last week to see the work the Aqqiumavvik Society while making a string of announcements across the territory. Photo courtesy of Aqqiumavvik Society

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