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ᐅᑯᐊ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑕᒃᑲ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆᒥ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ. ᓄᕗᔭᐃᑦ ᑲᒪᓇᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ.

Simon Enookolo Pond Inlet

Took these photos back in October in Pond Inlet. The clouds were just amazing.

ᐅᔾᔨᕐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᓄᖅᓯᒋᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑐᓂᑦ

ᑭᙵᐃᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᒪᑐᐃᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᕝᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᒥᐊᒐᓄᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᓯᑎᐱᕆᒥ, ᐅᔾᔨᕐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᓯᒋᐊᕐᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᓕᒫᒥ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᔮᓐ ᕼᐊᓯ, ᑭᙵᕐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᒧᑦ. "ᐅᐸᒃᑎᑦᑎᕐᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᑭᙵᕐᓄᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᓚᐅᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ," ᕼᐊᓯ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ $10.2-ᒥᓕᐊᓐᑐᖅᑐᒥ, 10,400-ᑭᑉᐹᕆᒃᑐᒥᐃᓯᒐᓪᓗᐊᓂ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᒥ. "(ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ) ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓇᖕᓇᒥ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᖕᒥ ᑯᐊᐸᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐊᒥᐊᒐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᓴᓇᓲᓂᒃ ᐊᒥᐊᒐᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᒐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᕗᒍᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᕝᕕᖕᒥ. ᐱᓕᕆᕙᓪᓕᐊᕗᒍᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᕈᑎᐅᔪᒥ." Please see Noticeable, page 12

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ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ ᑐᒃᑐᓕᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᔪᒥ. "ᐊᐳᑎᑕᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᓚᖅ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ. ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖅᖢᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᓕᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᐃᕝᕙᓚᕼᐋ ᖃᒪᓂᖅ, ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎ/ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᔨ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ. "(ᐊᐳᑎᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ) ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅᐳᖅ (ᓯᑭᑑᓄᑦ) ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᕿᓂᖃᕈᓐᓃᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᓂ ᑎᓴᒪᓄᑦ ... ᑐᒃᑐᑕᖃᙱᑲᓴᒃᐳᖅ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ." ᓇᑦᑎᕋᓱᖕᓂᖅ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᒐᓚᒃᐳᖅ. ᓯᓈᖓ ᐅᖓᓯᓗᐊᙱᓚᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ. "ᓇᑦᑎᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᓚᐅᓱᖓᖅ," ᖃᒪᓂᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒥ ᕿᑲᕐᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐃᒍᓇᕐᓂ ᐊᐃᕕᕐᓂ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᕿᖕᓂᕐᒥ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᔪᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐳᐊᕐᕆᔭᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᕗᑦ.

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ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᐃᓚᐃᓴ ᓇᐃᐆᒥ ᐃᑦᑐᓗᒃ

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ᐅᕙᖓᓗ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᕋᓗ ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᖅᖢᑕ ᑎᒡᓗᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᕿᕿᑎᓪᓗᒍ.

Please see Caribou, page 12

ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᑎᒃᓴᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ

ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᑎᒃᓴᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑎᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕈᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ (RFP) ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᔪᒥ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᓂᑦ ᐱᔪᒪᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᕿᓂᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᓂᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᖓᓱᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐃᑭᒪᔪᓄᑦ – ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᓕᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ-ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᓯᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑭᐅᔪᓂᑦ. ᒫᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᖦᖢᒍ, ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑎᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ Air Canada, WestJet, Flair Air, Summit Airlines, Air North, First Air, Canadian North, Calm Air, Avmax/Binder/Regional 1 Airlines, Keewatin Air, Kenn Borek, Nolinor ᐊᒻᒪ Sarvaq, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᒫᒃ ᒪᑲᓚᒃᒧᑦ, ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᒻᒪᕆᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ. First Air ᐊᒻᒪ Canadian North ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᓪᓚᕆᒃᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᑲᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᒥᓂᑦ. ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔨᐅᔪᑦ Air Canada, WestJet, Flair Air, Air North-ᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᖏᑦ ᐱᔪᒪᓂᖃᙱᓚᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥᑦ. Calm Air ᐊᒻᒪ Nolinor ᐱᓕᕆᔨᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖃᔾᔮᙱᓚᑦ ᐱᑕᖄᓂᒃᑐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ. Please see GN in tough, page 14

WINNER: Eliza Naomi Eetoolook Taloyoak

Me and my common-law out fishing in Tigluarvik after freeze up.

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ᖃᐅᔨᔪᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᓇᕐᓗᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑎᖅᑕᖓ. ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 2018, Geillini ᑰᖓᓐᓂ.

Peter Adjuk Arviat

Curious mother and her cub. October 2018, Geillini River.


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Quana for lighting up Cambridge Bay Cambridge Bay Tea Talk with Navalik Tologanak email: helent@qiniq.com

Welcome to the bright Christmas-lit community of Cambridge Bay. Yes, for the first time ever the municipality of Cambridge Bay has Christmas lights down Main Street. When walking or driving downtown, especially in the dark the lights are all lit up and it looks quite festive now. Quana to Qulliq employees for taking time to put up lights in this cold weather. Quana Steph. I hear children and elders and everyone else in town are so excited to see the beautiful lights, now we know Christmas will soon be here. Weather has been mild and at time cold also, the sun has gone down now until January. Since Cambridge Bay is growing so fast, the street lights all over town are quite bright so when you go for a drive and look toward the community, it is all bright and lights look great. Makes a nice photograph. Christmas concert in Cambridge Bay Dec. 12 at Kullik Ilihakvik where our beautiful children attending kindergarten to Grade 6 will be all dressed up and singing and dancing. The gymnasium is always packed full for this annual event, which we all look forward to each year. Christmas is for families and especially for children. There are a lot of activities planned for this holiday season. Lots of games, feasts, Santa Claus parade and much more. The Christmas games committee is all set to begin volunteer-

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Emily Angulalik, Inuinnaqtut Language Instructor at Nunavut Arctic College in Cambridge Bay on Dec. 5. Culture, tradition and language all go together when teaching about Inuit languages. ing, so make sure to get a copy of the pamphlet/booklet schedule of the entire holiday season for Cambridge Bay. Be safe. Enjoy the holidays everyone. Have you been good or bad? Merry Christmas. Special hello to Alexander in Pond Inlet! God be with you son.


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Transport Canada is meeting selectively with stakeholders in Nunavut and the NWT about the proposed merger between airlines First Air and Canadian North. Everyone else has the option to respond to a questionnaire that the federal agency is circulating. The deadline for written comments to Transport Canada is Dec. 14. "Transport Canada does not intend to hold a large-scale public consultation in person. However, members of the public are welcome to request a copy of the consultation paper and to submit their comments," stated Julie Leroux, senior adviser of media relations with Transport Canada. The six-page consultation document lists questions under a variety of topics such as fares and air travel, access for communities, cargo, employment, cultural identity/ Indigenous considerations, safety, environment, tourism and operating and network efficiencies. Madeleine Redfern, Iqaluit's mayor and president of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities (NAM), met with Transport Canada representatives last week in Iqaluit about the potential merger, along with other city councillors and senior city staff. Since Transport Canada isn't travelling to most of Nunavut's communities, Redfern said she encour-

aged department staff to ensure the communities have an opportunity to present their views, "at a minimum." NAM will ensure mayors and senior administrative officers get the consultation document and some questions have been translated into Inuktitut, Redfern noted. While she commends the federal minister for undertaking a regulatory review, Redfern said she emphasized the need for transparency in this process. "(We want Transport Canada) to review the airlines' schedules and pricing to ensure that their commitments to efficiencies and reduced prices for both passengers and cargo actually materialize," she said, adding that she would like to see First Air and Canadian North's responses to some of the questions in the consultation documents. "We don't have access to all the information that the airlines have," she said. Transport Canada has merger stakeholder meetings planned this week in Yellowknife and Winnipeg. The Quebec-based Makivik Corporation, owners of First Air, and the Inuvik, NWT-based Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, which operates Canadian North, are hoping for the federal government's approval on the merger by the end of the year. However, the official public interest review only began on Nov. 13. The commissioner of the Competition Bureau of Canada, who is also examining the proposed merger, has

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First Air and Canadian North are hoping to have regulatory approval for their proposed merger by the end of the year. That process is still underway, and it won't involve public consultations in Nunavut communities. up to 150 days to file concerns with the minister of Transport Canada. The commissioner's report will be published on the Competition Bureau's website once it's in the hands of the minister, said Jayme Albert, senior communications adviser with the Competition Bureau. Ultimately, the regulatory decision on the proposed merger rests with the federal Cabinet, which will have a recommendation from

the Minister of Transport. First Air and Canadian North each employ close to 800 people. Kelly Lewis, Canadian North's manager of communications, previously told Nunavut News that Canadian North and First Air's numerous overlapping routes have resulted in flights with too many unsold seats and unused cargo space. "We believe the presence of competition in absence of sufficient

demand comes at a high price, and that Northern communities would be better served by one strong, reliable air carrier operating a sustainable schedule," Lewis stated earlier this year. "This merger will improve the sustainability and efficiency of Arctic air services ... Our goal will be to leverage the respective strengths and experience of both teams, keeping as many people as possible."


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ᐃᖅᓯᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᑦᑕᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᓚᐃᔭ ᖃᐅᓐᓂᖅ ᓵᑉᒥᓐ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᖄᖅᑯᔾᔨᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔪᓂᑦ

ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᑕᒫᓂᒐᓚᒃ, ᒪᓚᐃᔭ ᖃᐅᓐᓂᖅ ᓵᑉᒥᓐ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᓄᑖᒥ ᒪᓕᖕᓂᐊᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᔭᐅᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᓄᑦ 12-ᓄᑦ. "ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖓ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ? ᖃᓄᖅ ᐅᕙᓐᓂᑦ ᖄᖅᑯᔾᔨᓂᐊᖅᐳᖓ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᑦᑕᐃᑦᑑᓕᒪᓂᖓᓂ. "ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᒐᒪ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᓐᓂ ᐃᓕᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᕙᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᕙᓐᓂᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒐᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ – ᑲᑉᐱᐊᑦᑕᐃᑦᑑᓗᖓ," ᖃᐅᓐᓂᖅ ᓵᑉᒥᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂ ᓛᔅ ᐋᓐᔨᓕᔅᒥᐅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ – ᐱᕈᖅᓴᕐᕕᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᐃᓅᓱᒃᑑᓪᓗᓂ ᑎᒍᐊᖅᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᒥᓂᑦ – ᐊᒃᖢᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᓴᒃᖢᓂ ᐃᓐᓇᙳᓕᓵᖅᑑᓪᓗᓂ. "ᓂᑲᓪᓗᖓᓪᓗᓂ, ᐃᒻᒪᖄ. ᐃᓅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᙱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᐃᓅᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐃᓅᓯᕆᓕᖅᑕᓐᓂᑦ. ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᕙᓂ, ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᒪᒍᕕᑦ, ᑕᐃᑲᓃᑉᐳᖅ. ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐸᐃᑦ. ᐱᓕᕆᓯᒪᔭᒃᑲ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᑕᒪᐅᖓ ᓅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᖓ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕙᒃᑲ ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔾᔮᙱᑕᓐᓂᑦ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖅᑕᖃᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐹᖅᐸᒃᑕᓐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒪᐃᓕᖓᕗᖓ, 'ᐄ, ᖃᓄᐃᙱᓚᖅ? ᐆᒃᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᐸᕋ.'" ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐆᒃᑑᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᐅᑎᒥ ᐃᓱᒻᒥᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑎᒍᐊᖅᑎᖓᑕ ᐊᓈᓇᖓᑕ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᖑᖑᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᑎᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥ ᖃᐅᓐᓂᖅ ᓵᑉᒥᓐ 11-ᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᖅ – ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐅᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ-ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ – ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖁᙱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᒥᑦ. ᖃᐅᓐᓂᖅ ᓵᑉᒥᓐ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᖃᓄᕐᓕᒥᑦ?, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᕌᖅᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᒥᑦ. "ᐱᔭᕇᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᒥ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᒥ. ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᕗᑦ. ᒫᓐᓇ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᒃᑰᖅᑐᖅ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐊᕐᕌᒍ 2018 ᐊᔪᕐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓱᒋᐊᒃᓴᖅ – ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᒃᓴᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᐅᕙᖓᐅᙱᒃᑯᓂ, ᐊᓯᐊᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᖁᔨᙱᑦᑐᖓ," ᐊᒻᒪ "ᐃᓅᓯᖅ ᓴᓗᒪᙱᓚᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᐅᔪᖅ." ᐅᑯᐊ ᒪᓕᒐᒃᓴᕆᔭᖏᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ, ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᖢᓂ, ᖄᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᒍᑦ, ᖃᐅᓐᓂᖅ ᓵᑉᒥᓐ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐊᒦᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᓱᓕ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥ, ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᒪᕆᔭᕗᑦ (ᓂᕿᑦ ᒪᒪᕆᔭᕗᑦ

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ) ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ, ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᒃᓴᐅᑕᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᖢᓂ ᐱᖓᔪᖓᓐᓂ. ᐆ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᑦᑎᐊᒥ ᓇᒡᓕᒍᓱᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᖑᓂᐅᔪᖅ? ᖁᑭᖅᓯᔭᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᒥᑦ, ᐆᒻᒪᑎᖓᒍᑦ, ᐋᒃᑐᖅᖢᓂᐅᒃ, ᐴᖅᑲᖅᖢᓂᐅᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᖕᒪᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ (ᓇᖕᒪᒃᖢᓂᐅᒃ ᑐᓄᐊᓂ). ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥᐅᑕᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᒥ ᑲᕙᓐ ᐄᓴᓗᖕᒥ. "ᑲᒪᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᙳᐊᒥ ᑕᐅᑦᑐᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. "ᐄ! ᐱᐅᓂᖅᐹᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᖕᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᓕᒫᖓᓐᓂ, ᐅᐊᖏᓛᒃ. ᐊᖅᑯᑎᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᓂ. ᐅᐱᒍᓱᖕᓇᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᓐᓂᑦ." ᐃᖅᑲᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᓇᐅᓂᖅᓴᒥ ᐊᒪᐅᖓᓂ, ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᓱᕈᓯᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖑᑕᐅᓂᖅᓴᒥ ᐊᒪᐅᖓᓐᓂ. "ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᐱᒍᓱᒐᔭᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖓᓐᓂ, ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᑐᖂᑦᑎᔭᕐᓂ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓪᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓄᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓛᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᓃᑦᑐᓄᑦ. ᑐᓂᔪᒪᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐸᒃᑲ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᐅᓐᓂᖅ ᓵᑉᒥᓐ. 30-ᓂᒃ-ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᓲᖑᕗᖅ, ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓂᑦ, ᓂᕿᓕᐅᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓂᕿᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᓛᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂᑦ. "ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᕝᕕᒋᔭᒃᑲ, ᐊᔪᙱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓄᓪᓚᕆᐅᔪᓂ – ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑏᑦ, ᒥᖅᓱᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ, ᓂᕿᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ – ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᒥᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᕿᓕᐅᕆᓂᕐᒥ ... ᑲᒪᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᖅ. ᑲᒪᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᖅ. ᐅᑯᐊ ᐃᓕᓯᒪᙱᑕᖏᑦ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᒥ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᕐᒥᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ. ᐃᓕᑕᐅᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᖁᙱᐊᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ, ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᐸᕋ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᐅᓐᓂᖅ ᓵᑉᒥᓐ. ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᓯᐅᓪᕕᐊ ᑯᓘᑦᑎᐊᐃ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᒪᕆᔭᕗᒻᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᑎᙵᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᒥ. ᐊᑕᐅᑦᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᓛᖑᔪᒧᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᕈᓐᓇᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᑰᖕᒥ – ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᑐᕌᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᒧᕇ ᕼᐊᓚᓐ ᑰᓯᓅᒧᑦ, ᒫᑎᓚᐃ ᐃᕙᓗᒧᓪᓗ – ᖃᐅᓐᓂᖅ ᓵᑉᒥᓐ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑰᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᒫᔾᔨᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓱᓕᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅ ᐋᒍᔅᑎᒥ.

Health care discrimination against Inuit studied Researchers in Ottawa seeking stories from Nunavummiut about harmful practices by Derek Neary

Northern News Services

Ottawa

If you've experienced discrimination or racism through the health-care system in Ottawa, researchers want to hear your story. The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition began interviews in late November and will schedule more through February as they aim to document ways in which Inuit are not treated properly by health care staff. "We actually want to engage specifically with community members who can tell us what their experiences are, good or bad, with the City of Ottawa health. That could be anything from pharmacies to emergency rooms, private doctor clinics, anything like that," said Elena Abel, community developer with the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition. "It may be an incident where it would mean the person was less likely to want to access care or less likely to go to a clinic to present with issues because they've had a poor experience previously. It's a burden... they worry about being discriminated against or being labelled." Inuktitut interpreters can be made available for interviews. Approximately 5,000 Nunavummiut patients and escorts were sent to Ottawa for medical treatment in 2017-18, according to the Nunavut Department of Health. Aluki Kotierk, president of land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, said she applauds the research because quantifying such data can be a catalyst for change and advocacy. Kotierk said she encourages Inuit to make their voices heard through the initiative. "Among ourselves... people speak about how

they're not getting the right type of treatment or they question whether or not they're getting treatment that's equitable to other people," said Kotierk, who added that she believes few formal complaints are filed. "Inuit need to be able to trust that they're getting good service, but they also need to feel comfortable to get it and see themselves in that system." In worst-case scenarios, health-care discrimination can lead to death, Kotierk noted. An example of that came to light during a coroner's inquest in August 2017. Victor Kaludjak, a Rankin Inlet resident, was treated for alcohol poisoning at the Rankin Inlet health centre in March 2013 based on his symptoms. He hadn't been drinking. He suffered a heart attack a short while later and died soon after being medevaced to Winnipeg. The coroner's inquest jury made 24 recommendations following the Kaludjak tragedy, which the Department of Health is still addressing, according to the GN's chief nursing officer, Jennifer Berry. Twenty-four Indigenous cultural competency training sessions – inclusive of 473 health employees – have been held since 201718, with another 13 workshops scheduled before the end of this fiscal year, Berry stated. Close to 40 people had already responded in the first several days since the Ottawa-based research was first advertised, Abel noted. Nunavummiut patients with complaints about health care in Ottawa should be made aware of how to contact the GN Department Health's Nunavut Patient Relations by Ottawa Health Services Network Inc., which has a team of Inuktitut language interpreters. The patient relations division fully investigates complaints and reports back to clients, according to the Department of Health.


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ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᑦᑕᐃᓕᓕᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᑦᑎᓐᓂ

ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓᓂ, ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᓱᒃᑐᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᓇᒥᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ. ᓂᕆᐅᒃᑯᕕᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᒫᓐᓇ ᑭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓇᖅᓯᕗᖅ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᐊᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᒃᑐᒥ 4.6 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ 2025-ᖑᕋᓱᖕᓂᖓᓂ, ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒐᓚᒃ ᐱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᓂ ᒎᓗᒧᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓇᖕᓇᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ – ᐊᒡᓂᑯ ᐄᒍᓪᑯᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒑᕐᔪᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᒪᕈᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᐲᓇᐅᑉ ᓴᓐᓂᖓᔫᑉ ᑰᖓᓂ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ. ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖅᑕᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᒃ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥᑦᑕᐅᖅ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓐᓇᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᒫᓐᓇ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᐲᖅᓯᔪᒪᓂᖓᓂ 6-ᖏᖅᓱᓪᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᖕᒥ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᓱᒪᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑎᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᕗᖅ, ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᑭᐅᔭᐅᓯᒪᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑎᑕᖃᙱᒻᒪᑦ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᒥ. ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒃᑯᓂ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓇᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᖕᒥ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕈᒪᔪᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᒃᐳᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᔾᔮᙱᓚᑦ. ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆᒥ, ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ-ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᔮᓐ ᒪᐃᓐ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᖓᓐᓂ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᖅ ᓇᓕᐊᖕᓃᓐᓂᖓᓂ "ᓱᒃᑲᐃᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᑎᕆᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᐅᔪᒥ" ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ

ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖅᑐᒦᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᕿᒪᒃᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᒥᐊᖓᓂ. "ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ, ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓄ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᐃᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓂᑦ, ᑕᑖᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᔫ ᓴᕕᑲᑖᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᖓᓐᓂ, ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ "ᐅᑕᖅᑭᔪᓐᓇᙱᓚᒍᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᖃᕈᒪᒍᑦᑕ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ." ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᕿᒻᒪᑰᓂᐊᖅᑐᒃᓴᐅᕗᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᒥ, ᐊᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᐃᓐ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖓᓐᓂ, ᐅᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᒥ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓂᙶᖅᑐᑦ ᑎᑭᑎᑕᐅᒐᔪᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᓂ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᖃᓛᖑᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ. ᐊᐃᑦᑖᓗᖔ. ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᔪᒥᑐᐊᖅ, ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᖓ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓂ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓂᑦ. ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᐅᔫᒐᓗᐊᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᖁᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᖃᙱᓐᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᓄᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕈᒪᓇᔭᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓂᑦ. ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᐊᕿᐊᕈᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᑎᐱᕆᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐅᓇᔭᖅᑐᒥ

ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓱᓕ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᙱᓚᑦ. ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᒪᐃᖁᔭᐅᓂᐅᖃᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓂ ᑭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ. ᐃᒪᐃᖁᔨᓇᔭᕆᕗᖅ: ᐱᔭᕇᖅᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᓂᑦ; ᐅᖓᕙᕆᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ Gray's Bay ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓚᒃᑕᕐᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒧᑦ; ᐊᒻᒪ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓗᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᓂ ᓴᐳᔾᔭᐅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᓄᑦ. ᐅᑯᐊ ᑎᓴᒪᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖓᓂ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑐᐊᖑᕗᖅ ᐊᖏᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᓂ. ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᑦᑎᓕᕐᓗᓂ. ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒥᓂᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐆᒧᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᙵᕈᒻᒥ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᐃᙱᑉᐸᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔪᓐᓇᔾᔮᙱᓚᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᑉ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕆᔭᒥᓂ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖃᐅᕐᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᓯᒋᐊᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᖃᙱᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᓛᖑᔪᓄᑦ. ᑐᒃᓯᕋᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᒧᑦ ᓴᕕᑲᑖᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᔭᐅᕆᒃᑲᓐᓂᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐆᒪᙵᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᓕᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐱᖃᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒦᖏᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒍ.

Don't let southerners take our opportunities Northern News Services

According to the latest Conference Board of Canada report, opportunity is knocking in Nunavut more than anywhere else in Canada. If you are hoping for change, now's the time to answer. The report indicates Nunavut will grow an average of 4.6 per cent per year until 2025, most of that growth driven by new gold mines opening in western Nunavut – Agnico Eagle's Meliadine and Amaruq in the Kivalliq and Sabina's Back River in the Kitikmeot. There is plenty of opportunity in the Qikiqtaaluk region, too, as Baffinland continues to press for growth, now indicating it wants to extract six times as much iron as it is permitted to at present. The idea is not without its challenges, as there are many unanswered questions about the proposal. If it does happen, though, it could generate a lot of activity on Baffin Island. Nunavummiut hoping to work need to be ready and politicians are concerned they won't be. In October, Arviat-Whale Cove MLA John Main expressed concern that the Kivalliq Mine Training Society is in either "slowdown or shutdown" mode and that the Kivalliq risks "miss(ing) the

the job readiness of Nunavummiut interested in working at the mines. Economic forecast Economic Development Minister David Akeeagok noted in SeptemWe say: ber that a territorial mine training Invest in skills training regime was in the works, but not ready to go live. boat." In the Kitikmeot, training is Investing in mine training is one performed by the NWT Mine Trainof the recommendations from the ing Society, which is already at capNWT and Nunavut Chamber of acity and is limited in the number of Mines in its response to the report. Nunavummiut it can train. It also recommends: complete Even Premier Joe Savikataaq land use plans; advance the Gray's expressed concern, noting that "we Bay Road and Port project; and cannot afford to wait if we want to invest in science for caribou protecbenefit from the jobs that are comtion plans. ing." These four action items can proThe Conference Board of Canvide the direction to sustainable ada notes that Nunavummiut are growth in Nunavut and mine training likely to miss the boat, to use Main's is the one that can provide the greatphrase, saying in its report that est benefits to average Nunavumsoutherners brought in to do the miut. Get people working. work will be the main beneficiaries. We hope the Nunavut government For shame. can get its act together on this file Just this week, the federal govern- and draft a plan that takes advanment increased its funding for job tage of the opportunities in sight. training in Nunavut, but the governOtherwise Nunavut is doomed to ment news release made no menfulfill the report's prediction that the tion of mines or the training required coming boom is unlikely to benefit to work in the mines. those who need it the most. We Those may be federal dollars, but implore Premier Savikataaq and the they flow to territorial priorities. That rest of his cabinet to push harder on tells us the territorial government this file and get people working so doesn't have a plan for increasing Nunavut's riches stay in Nunavut.

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ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐊᑦᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᖅ: ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕕᓯᐅᒃ ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅᓯ? MIKAN no. 3193782 ᐃᓄᒃ ᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐱᔅᓯᓕᔭᖅᑐᒥ. ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ, 1951. ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᖅᐲᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᒡᕙᓃᑐᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᕐᒦᑦᑐᑦ? ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑦᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᑕᐃᓐᓇ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᓱᓂ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᑯᓂᐊᖅᑕᐅᕕᖓᑦ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ, ᖃᓪᓗᓇᑎᑐᑦ, ᐅᐃᕖᖅᑎᑐᓪᓗ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᓗᓂ, ᑐᕋᒐᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᔭᐃᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᕐᓃᑐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᖃᕐᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ

ᑐᖁᖅᓯᓯᒪᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᑎᑎᖃᑐᖃᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᕕᓂᕐᓂᒡᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᐋᑐᕚᒥ. ᓄᑕᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑎᑦᑎᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᐃᓚᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᖁᑎᕕᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᕕᖕᒥ (ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᕌᕈᑎᓕᒃ www.collectionscanada.ca/inuit-ᒥᒃ). ᑕᑯᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐸᐃᑦ. ᐊᑏᑐᖅ ᑐᔪᐃᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑕᑦᑎᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᑯᓄᖓ ᐅᕙᓂ ᑐᕌᕈᑎᓕᖕᒥ photo@nnsl.com ᐅᕝᕙᓗᓐᓃᑦ ᑎᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᑐᔪᖅᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᕗᖓ Box 2820, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R1

ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ/ Iqaluit street talk with Michele LeTourneau

"ᖃᓄᖅ ᓵᓐᑕ ᐃᒡᓗᖕᓄᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑰᖅᐸ ᕿᒪᐃᔭᖅᑐᕐᓗᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᒃᓴᖕᓂ?" "How do you think Santa will come into your home to leave you gifts?" ᑕᐃᓗᕐ ᑰᐳᕐ "ᐹᒃᑯᑦ – ᒪᑐᐃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᐱᖃᙱᑦᑎᐊᕐᓗᓂ."

Tyler Cooper: "Door – it will open very quietly."

Project naming: Do you know your elders? MIKAN no. 3193782 Inuk woman with dried fish. Taloyoak, 1951. Can you help identify the person in this old photograph? Project Naming is a trilingual Web exhibition and searchable photographic database available in Inuktitut, English and

French. The goal of this project is to identify Inuit in the photographic collections of Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa. The new information is added to these historical photographs at (www.collectionscanada.ca/inuit). Come visit. Please send submissions to photo@nnsl.com or mail to Box 2820, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2R1.

Attitude of gratitude Northern News Services

My, how time flies! We are now preparing for man's greatest celebration: Christmas, Christ's birthday. I certainly hope that the Christmas concerts across Nunavut depict the Nativity Scene in earnest. We have all noticed that, like the secular world, everything has a commercial connotation to it. Our children who put the concerts on do not realize that their performances do not emphasize why we have these Christmas concerts. Some will suggest that being reminded (preached at) is not a good thing but, on the other hand, if we do not remind each other then what I'm writing on is just another point of interest or just a common story. In my view this is not just another story – this goes back in time and although institutions and intellects tried to stamp it out completely, we are still celebrating this important occasion.

From our daily attempts in having everyone have a sense of belonging, purpose and inclusiveness, the account of Christmas ultimately personifies this. This is a time of thinking of others and putting oneself aside for the betterment and comfort of people in need, or just to let them know that someone was thinking of them. One of our granddaughters came over one day when she heard that grandma wasn't feeling well and, as she hung up her jacket, she blurted out rather loudly, "I'm here grandma to do your dishes!" This precious grandchild showed her willingness to help at the tender age of four. How much more as adults we need to do this. Do not only give eye service or lip service but put this into action. That's what giving is all about. You can give of your time, finances and just be there for someone who needs to vent or to

ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᕈᑎᖃᕐᓗᑕᓗ

ᕿᓚᒥᐊᓗᒃ ᐅᑉᓗᒥᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᑉᐳᒍᑦ! ᐸᕐᓇᖕᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᒍᑉ ᐊᖑᑎᐅᑉ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔭᖓᓄᑦ: ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒧᑦ, ᔨᓱᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓅᓕᕐᕕᒃᓯᐅᕐᕕᖓᓄᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᔨᓱᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓅᓕᕐᕕᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᔾᔨᕆᓯᒪᕙᕗᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᑕᑎᑐᑦ, ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᖃᓕᕋᑉᑕ ᓇᓂᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᓕᕋᑉᑕ. ᓄᑕᕋᕗᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᒻᒪᑕ ᔨᓱᓯ ᐃᓅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᒥ. ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᕋᔭᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐃᑎᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ (ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑎᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ) ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᐅᒐᔭᖏᒻᒪᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᐊᓯᐊᒍᑦ, ᐃᖅᑲᐃᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖏᒃᑯᑦᑕ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑎᑕᐅᒐᔭᖏᓐᓇᑦᑕ. ᐃᓱᒪᒐᒪ, ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᖏᓐᓂᖓᓄᑦ - ᑕᐃᑦᓱᒪᓂᑐᖃ ᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑎᒥᐅᔪᓄᑦ

ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᕋᓗᐊᖅᖢᓂ, ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᓱᓕ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᒋᕙᒃᐸᕗᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᒃ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᓐᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᒋᑦ, ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑎᑦᖢᒋᓪᓗ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒡᓗ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᒃᓯᐅᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᒋᐊᖃᖅᐸᕗᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᕗᑦ ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᓗᐊᖏᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᖢᐊᖅᑐᒦᑎᑕᐅᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᔪᒃᑰᖁᓪᓗᒋᓪᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᑦ, ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐃᓐᖑᑕᕗᑦ ᖃᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᓴᕋᒥ ᐊᓈᓇᑦᓯᐊᖓᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᖏᓐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ, ᖁᓕᑦᑕᐅᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᓂᕕᙵᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓯᕋᒥ, ᓂᐱᖅᑯᖅᑐᑦᓯᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, "ᐊᓈᓇᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᖃᐃᔪᖓ ᓂᕐᕆᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᕐᒥᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅᖢᖓ!" ᐃᑲᔪᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᑐᑯᓗᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᑕᒪᓂᒃ.

In my View Harry Maksagak is a Cambridge Bay resident and former underground miner at the Lupin gold mine. He has been married for 43 years and has five children, 28 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

just enjoy the company. It has been noted too that this time of year can be very challenging and lonely. This would be a good opportunity for the young to mingle more with the elderly and to attempt to close the gap a little more. As we begin to plan on decorating and finding that perfect gift, let's also be more aware of those who have not and take on the thought of being thankful for what I (we) have.

ĪØùÕúò∆¿ ᕼᐊᐅᓕ ᒪᒃᓴᒐᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᓄᓇᐅᑦ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᕙᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᓗᐱᓐᑯᑦ ᒍᓗᓯᐅᕐᕕᕕᓂᖓᓂ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᑲᑎᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ 43-ᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕋᒍᓂᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂᒃ 5 ᕿᑐᖓᖃᖅᓱᓂ, 28-ᓂᒃ ᐃᕐᖑᑕᖃᖅᓱᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ

ᓯᑕᒪᓂᒃ ᐊᒪᐅᖃᐅᓕᖅᓱᓂ.

ᐃᓐᓇᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒍᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᐅᕆᐊᖃᕋᓗᐊᕐᒪᑕ. ᑕᑯᓐᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᑐᐃᓐᓇᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕆᐊᓪᓚᕆᒋᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᑐᓂᐅᖅᑲᐃᓂᖅ ᑐᑭᖃᕐᒪᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑕᐅᓗᑎᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑎᑦ, ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑎᒍᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐅᐸᒃᓯᒪᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐳᓛᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐅᖃᕈᒪᔪᖃᕐᓂᖅᐸᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅᐸᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᐳᓛᖅᑎᖃᖁᓪᓗᒋᓪᓗ ᐃᓄᑑᖁᙱᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᔾᔨᕐᓇᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᐅᓂᐊᓕᕌᖓᑦ ᑭᐱᙳᓇᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓄᓪᓗ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᑕᒡᕙ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐱᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᒋᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᕐᓗᑎᒡᓗ. ᐱᐅᓴᐃᓂᐊᕈᑦᑕ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᒃᓯᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᕐᕈᑎᒃᓴᒥᒡᓗ ᕿᓂᕈᕕᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᒋᐊᖃᖅᐸᕗᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᓱᓇᖃᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᑦ ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᕈᑎᒋᓗᒍᓗ ᖃᓄᐃᖏᓐᓇᑦᑕ (ᐱᖃᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᑦᑎᓐᓄᓪᓗ) ᓂᕿᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᓪᓚᕆᒃᑐᓂᒡᓗ.

ᒪᓚᐃᔭ ᒥᓗᕐ "ᐹᒃᑯᑦ."

Malaya Miller: "The door."

ᐸᓚᐃᒃ ᓘᐃᔅ "ᕿᖓᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᖢᓂᐅᒃ, ᓯᖃᓪᓕᒐᓛᙳᖅᖢᓂ ᕿᓪᓕᖅᑐᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᖅᖢᐊᒃᑰᖅᖢᓂ."

Blake Lewis: "He touches his nose, turns into glitter and down the chimney." ᓯᐅᕆᐋᓐ ᕌᐱᓐᓯᓐ "ᑲᒪᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᖕᒪᔪᓕᐅᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐃᒡᓘᑉ ᖄᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᖅᖢᐊᓕᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᐅᓄᖓ ᑎᓱᓪᓗᓂ."

Ciaran Robinson: "He magically creates a hole in the roof and creates a chimney and slides down." ᓄᐊᑏ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ "ᑐᖅᖢᐊᒃᑰᓲᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑭᒪᓪᓗᖓ ᖃᒧᑎᖓᓂ."

Nuatii Paterson: "He comes down the chimney and I go ride on his sleigh." ᔮᒃ ᒍᐊᑕᓐ "ᓵᓐᑕ ᓂᕈᐊᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᖅᖢᐊᒥᑦ – ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᐱᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ – ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒥᖓ ᐃᑭᑦᑐᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᑭᑦᑐᖃᙱᑦᑐᒥᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᑖᑕᒪ ᓴᓇᔭᖓᓂ."

Jack Gordon: "Santa has to choose the chimney – we have two – and choose the one with the fire or without the fire my dad made."


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Fierce and fearless in Nunavut Malaya Qaunirq Chapman considers how she'll top a year of blissful firsts

by Michele LeTourneau Northern News Services

Iqaluit

Each year around this time, Malaya Qaunirq Chapman considers a new motto to motivate herself for the coming 12 months. "What am I going to do next year? How am I going to one-up myself," she said. This is how she rouses her courage. "The first time I decided to place goals for myself and have expectations of myself was the first one – to be fearless," Qaunirq Chapman said. That's when she was living in Los Angeles – where she grew up as a teenager with her adoptive family – as a poor and struggling young adult. "Depressed, probably. Living a completely different life than I am now. The possibilities of doing anything here, if you want to do something, it's there. You just have to make it happen. The things I've done since I've moved here are things I thought I would never do. But there are opportunities that I'm confronted with and I'm like, 'Sure, why not? I'll try that.'" One example is taking on the role of executive producer of the film written by her adoptive mother in a fictionalized account of their meeting in Pangnirtung when Qaunirq Chapman was 11. The making of the film – from problemsolving on the set in Iqaluit to doing the film-festival rounds – provided her the opportunity to observe and learn about the film industry. Qaunirq Chapman also appeared on Qanurli? and this year wrote and directed an episode. "We finished the last season. It's our last one. Right now they're going through editing," she said. The year 2018 will be a tough act to follow – she had two mottos. "If not me, somebody else will and I will not have that," and "Life is messy, but it's good." These mottos served her well, because, in addition, Qaunirq Chapman starred in a film, yet to be released, hosted Nunavummi Mamarijavut (the food we love in Nunavut) which aired a first season, shot a second season and is picked up for a third.

Oh and she fell in love for the first time. But her personal highlight? She shot her first caribou, through the heart, butchered it, packed it and learned how to nammak (carry it on her back). This she did with the help of Chesterfield Inlet hunter Kevin Issaluk. "It was shocking," she said, pulling out a photo in which she has the look of pure bliss. "Yes! It was the best feeling of my life, ever. A rite of passage. So happy. It was such of proud time of my life." She thought of her greatgrandmother, who raised her as a child and her greatgrandfather. "And how proud they would have been and how in Inuit culture, your first catch should be given to all these important people in your life. I really wanted to give to them," said Qaunirq Chapman. The TV host also successfully hunted her first seal with Arctic Bay's Samson Ejangiaq. The 30-year-old travels to communities, hunts with hunters, cooks with the best cooks and visits with elders. "The people that I'm learning from, the hard-core expert Inuit – the hunters, the sewers, the cookers – their knowledge of the land and hunting and preparing and cooking ... it's amazing. It's incredible," said Qaunirq Chapman. "This is not something that they learned in university or a book. It's learned by observing, which is what I got to do." "I'm living my best life," she added. "Learning how to hunt from the experts of the community and cooking with the experts of the community, that are passionate about food and sharing and being together around food – which is really the best thing in life." Producer Sylvia Cloutier thought up Nunavummi Mamarijavut and together the women brought it to life. Simultaneously cast as the lead in Restless River – a new film directed by Marie Helen Cousineau, with Madeline Ivalu – Qaunirq Chapman filmed in Kuujjuaq in March and again in August. To do better than last year is always the young performer's driver.

ᐅᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᒪᕆᔭᕗᑦ ᒪᓚᐃᔭ ᖃᐅᓐᓂᖅ ᓵᑉᒥᓐ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᓇᖕᒪᓲᖑᓂᖏᓐᓂ (ᑐᓄᐊᒍᑦ ᓇᖕᒪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ) ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᒥ (ᑐᒃᑐ) ᐱᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔭᒥᓂᑦ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᕙᓐ ᐄᓴᓗᖕᒥ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓐᓂ, ᖁᑭᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.

photo courtesy Vincent Desrosiers

Host of Nunavummi Mamarijavut Malaya Qaunirq Chapman learned how to nammak (carry on her back) the first tuktu (caribou) she ever caught, with the help of Chesterfield Inlet hunter Kevin Issaluk, on season two, shot this past year. "But this is the time of year I start thinking about next year. What the heck am I going to get myself into next year? I don't know what I'm going to do next week," said Qaunirq Chapman. "Right now I'm hoping to get more films. That was the

first time I've starred in a movie. After that I decided that's all I want to do. And that's where I met the love of my life. He was my co-star." She says she's moving to Kuujjuaq, where her love lives. "That's a scary one," she

says with a growl and a laugh. But the young woman, who has struggled, experienced poverty, abuse and sexual abuse and not had anything at times but love, has forged a strong relationship with herself . "I give credit to my naja,

my great-grandmother, I call her my naja and my mum ... I give them a lot of credit for who I am," she said. "It ends with me, the trauma. It wasn't easy beginnings. It was tough. "But I will never, ever go through that again, because it ends with me."


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Noticeable increase in visitors

Kinngait/Cape Dorset Since the opening of the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop in September, there's been a marked rise in the number of visitors to the community from southern Canada and around the world, said John Hussey, Cape Dorset's senior administrative officer. "It's causing a lot of attraction to Cape Dorset that wasn't there before," Hussey said of the $10.2-million, 10,400-squarefoot arts facility. "(The hamlet) is working quite well with the West Baffin Cooperative in that area. They run the print shop that makes the prints and the carvings and we run the cultural centre. We're working in partnership agreement." William Huffman, marketing manager for Dorset Fine Arts in Toronto, which works in partnership with the Kenojuak Centre, said there are an estimated 125 visitors per month to the facility. Those visitors include art collectors, gallerists, museum officials and journalists, he said. The Sept. 8 grand opening for dignitaries attracted more than 75 officials from outside Cape Dorset, according to Huffman. But, he noted that local residents have been making good use of the new building through youth cultural experiences, elders' gatherings and community services stockholder meetings. – Derek Neary

Caribou in short supply

Sanirajak/Hall Beach Hunting caribou has proved to be difficult for Hall Beach hunters recently. "There's hardly any snow at this point. It's really rough and hard going for caribou hunters," said Abraham Qammaniq,

secretary/treasurer with the Hall Beach Hunters and Trappers Association. "(The lack of snow is) really hard on (snowmobiles) and the sun is about to disappear for the next four weeks ... there's hardly any caribou at this point." Seal hunting has only been a little better. The floe edge is not far from the community. "They're catching seal every now and then," Qammaniq said. With the Christmas holidays approaching, there will be fermented walrus distributed within the community as a cache established last summer is being dug up. "They're not the greatest batch, but edible," said Qammaniq, adding that the HTA has purchased some fish for the Christmas community feast as well. – Derek Neary

More than $40,000 raised for Christmas charity

Kugluktuk Christmas will be brighter for many in Kugluktuk thanks to the efforts of the Kugluktuk Christmas Committee and generous donations from community members and businesses. The Christmas Committee raised close to $42,000 through its three major events this year: just over $22,000 was brought in through the annual telethon, the sold-out Christmas Gala and its associated auctions provided an $11,000 boost and a fundraising bingo contributed close to $9,000. "Our community's really rallied around us during the Christmas season," said committee member Miranda Atatahak. "Every year we're feeling the support and the love from the community to meet our fundraising goals." The money will be put toward Christmas food hampers for

175 families. The hampers are scheduled to be distributed on Dec. 22. The more people who volunteer to deliver the hampers, the better, Atatahak said. Some of the funds will also be used to purchase toys for children up to age 12. As well, the Christmas Committee will run a breakfast program while the schools are closed during the holiday period, starting on Dec. 20. Last year, the free breakfasts attracted up to 60 people at a time, said Atatahak. She noted that fellow Christmas Committee member Nadene McMenemy catered a "delicious" dinner for the Christmas Gala and the entertainment that night was provided by a band formed by local teachers, known as When Necessary. She added that the hamlet has provided plenty of logistical support as well. In addition to Atatahak and McMenemy, the Christmas Committee includes: Angele Kuliktana, Chelsea Adjun, Anne Garrett, Doreen Evyagotailak, Julianne Angulalik, Chelsea Akana, Lashawna Taipana, Lori Rudyk, Mark Franche and Matt Craddock. – Derek Neary

New NS program a hit

Ottawa Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) celebrated the six students who completed the first phase of a new program designed to prepare Inuit youth for careers in Nunavut's public service on Dec. 7. "The goal is to help students get started on a university track while balancing it with practical experience," stated coordinator Morley Hanson. "That's what they'll need to qualify for higherlevel positions in the public service later on." The new third-year Academic and Career Development Please see page 13


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(ACD) program launched in September and combines two terms of work experience in federal government departments with two academic terms at Carleton University. "Once you're inside the government, you learn more about what's really going on. I never really imagined how much work they put in until I got into this ACD program and I'm really thankful that I did," said Arviat's Jillian Kaviok, adding she took the biggest step in her life as an Inuk coming from a small town working for the federal government. Baker Lake's Surya Angatajuak was equally impressed. "My experience at Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada was great. It was a whole new experience for me and it really got me out of my shell. It was worth it," she said. "Being an Indigenous person working for the federal government has the potential to be quite confusing. That being said, these past few months with the ACD program have been very interesting, I have learned so much and have grown a lot as an individual," said Taloyoak's Cecile Lyall. "It has been very inspiring to see the amount of passion my coworkers bring to their job every day. Things do not change overnight, but the introduction of this program is a step in the right direction." Arviat's Tapisa Tattuinee said she was shy at first, trying to speak on behalf of Inuit, but the work experience helped her become more confident in advocating for Inuit in Nunavut. The program is a collaborative effort between NS, the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation, Carleton University's School of Public Policy and Administration, the Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut. – Michele LeTourneau

Baffinland plans Christmas feasts

Qikiqtaaluk Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. will be holding its first Christmas feasts in Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Hall Beach, Iglulik and Pond Inlet, serving up catered holiday favourites, country food and prizes. "These events provide an opportunity for Baffinland to give

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back to the communities for their continued support and to come together to celebrate what we've achieved together over the last year," stated president and chief executive officer Brian Penney in a news release. "Included in these accomplishments is Inuit hiring at the mine, which increased by more than 50 per cent in 2018." Baffinland also intends to recognize some of the significant accomplishments of some of its Inuit employees. The company is also ready to answer any community questions about its plans for 2019 and beyond, including the Phase 2 expansion. Feasts are scheduled as follows: Dec. 13 in Hall Beach, Dec. 14 in Iglulik, Dec. 15 in Arctic Bay, Dec. 16 in Pond Inlet and Dec. 17 in Clyde River. – Michele LeTourneau

ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᓕᐊᕆᓯᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂᑦ, ᖃᖅᑲᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᒥᑭᓛᖁᑎᖓᑕ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᓴᓇᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᖓᑦᑕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᖓᑦᑕᖅᑎᑕᒃᓴᓂᑦ ᓄᕕᐱᕆᒥ. ᓯᕿᙳᔭᑎᒎᖅᑐᒥ: ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨ ᐅᓖᐱᑲ ᓵᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅ, ᑰᑎ ᐳᐊᐃᑦ, ᑎᒧᑎ ᐃᑦᑐᕆᓕᒐᖅ, ᓖᑎᐊ ᑰᑑ, ᓴᒥ ᓄᑲᖅᖠᖅ ᐋᓕᓐ, ᔭᐃ ᔪᑕᐃ, ᑲᑎᕆᓇ ᓚᐃᑕ, ᔫᓯᐱ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᐋᓇ ᑎᒥᓛ.

STEM as play in Kimmirut

Kimmirut Who doesn't love Actua, the national organization that brings extra science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to Nunavut youth? Qaqqalik School jumped on the opportunity to introduce Actua programming to its kindergarten class, where students learned how to design, build and launch rockets. "We embraced it (Actua)," said principal Kevin Nearing. "So much attention about STEM tends to be with the older grades – the intermediate and senior grades – and people forget that if you want to build capacity in students you need to start at an early age. In kindergarten it is play, but it's intentional play." Nearing says it breaks down barriers and makes STEM accessible. "STEM doesn't become a big deal, because it can be intimidating as you get older," he said, adding it shows learning can be fun. The programming was part of the Actua Nunavut STEM Challenge, which offered grade-specific projects focused on space exploration. Students across the territory built air-powered rockets, selfdriving Mars rovers, Canadarms and space vessels. Results from the friendly territory-wide competition will see students receiving prizes. – Michele LeTourneau

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Thanks to Actua programming, Qaqqalik School's kindergarten students learned how to design, build and launch rockets in November. Clockwise: teacher Ooleepeeka Sagiaktuk, Cody Boyd, Timothy Itturiliqaq, Leetia Kootoo, Sammy Jr. Allen, Jay Utye, Katrina Lyta, Josephie Padluq and Deanna Temela.


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GN in tough on airlines Northern News Services

Iqaluit After many months of structuring how it will proceed with its Airline Procurement Strategy, the Government of Nunavut will issue a request for proposals (RFP) this month in hopes of attracting airline interest.

The GN is seeking carriers to serve Nunavut's three regions separately for scheduled passenger – including medical and duty travel – and cargo services, with an aim to reduce costs. To date, the government has had discussions with Air Canada, West-

Jet, Flair Air, Summit Airlines, Air North, First Air, Canadian North, Calm Air, Avmax/Binder/Regional 1 Airlines, Keewatin Air, Kenn Borek, Nolinor and Sarvaq, according to Mark McCulloch, senior manager of procurement and logistics with the Department of Community and

Government Services. First Air and Canadian North have formally proposed to merge their operations. Representatives of Air Canada, WestJet, Flair Air and Air North told Nunavut News that their companies have no interest in serving the Nunavut market. Calm Air and Nolinor officials said they don't intend to expand existing endeavours in Nunavut in the near future. Airlines are expected to be awarded contracts in late spring, fol-

lowing the RFP process, McCulloch stated. If there's limited interest in any region, "the GN reserves the right to negotiate with the proponents to reach the best solution for the GN and all Nunavummiut," he stated. Lufthansa Consulting, based in Germany, was awarded the $698,000 contract in September 2017 to study options and make recommendations to the GN. – Derek Neary


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Fishing tale recalled – a column by George H.W. Bush Northern News Services

Editor's note: This guest comment by the late George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, was obtained by former Deh Cho Drum editor Art Milnes after he learned the former president was passing through Yellowknife in the summer of 1997 on his way to a fishing trip on the Tree River in Nunavut. In honour of the former president's passing Nov. 30, Northern News Services is republishing his column on his love of fishing in the North as it appeared in the Sept. 4, 1997 Deh Cho Drum. I love fishing the Tree River. Way above the treeline, the fast-flowing Tree River pours its rushing green-grey waters into the Arctic Ocean, about a mile or two from where I fished for char. As the waters race over the boulders and rocks, you can catch an occasional glimpse of the majestic char, struggling to continue their fight against the current, their quests to reach their destiny, up-river quest. If thirsty, you can cup your hands and drink of these pristine waters. Yes, there are some mosquitoes around, but not enough to detract from the joys of fishing. Even a mild breeze seems to keep the critters away. This year the weather was perfect. We fished in T-shirts, needing a sweater or jacket only in the early morning or late afternoon. The weather up there is variable and it can get wet and very cold even in August, but not this year. There were a lot of chars in those fastrunning waters, a lot of big, strong fish. My 13-year-old grandson, Jeb, from Miami, Fla., got a 25- to 30-pound fish on his Magog Smelt fly – a brown, wet fly that was very productive

over the course of our whole trip. He fought the fish for 45 minutes, following our guide Andy's instruction to perfection. The big red, finally tiring, came into the shallows just above some rapids and then with one mighty surge of energy he flipped over the edge of the pool into the white-water rapids, broke the 20-pound test tippet and swam to freedom. My grandson, not an experienced fly fisherman, had fought the fish to perfection. He did nothing wrong. All the fishing experts who were watching told him so, but those big fish are strong and tough and they never giver up. I had 43 fish on my fly rod, only to bring two in to shore. Don't laugh. I was proud to have kept the fly in the water, kept on casting, having the thrill of having that many fish, even for a moment, on my No. 9 rod. I used an L.L. Bean reel. As for flies, I found that the Mickey Finn, the Blue Charm and the Magog Smelt all worked well. So did some others, the names of which escape me even as I write. I tried some dry flies but they produced zilch in the way of action. I found that I got most of my fish on when the fly was drifting downstream, though I got two or three hits the instant the fly hit the water. One pool was narrow, right next to the fastest part of the river. I'd throw a fly out into the white-capped waves and it would be rushed by current into the pool. When it left the raging water and hit the more placid pool the fish would strike. Miscellaneous observations I did better on getting the fly unhooked from the rocks this year, though I did lose a tiny number of flies when they were claimed

ᑎ ᓲ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓚᐅᖅᑑᑉ ᐋᑦ ᒥᐅᓪᓐᔅ, ᑕᓕᖅᐱᖕᒥ, ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᔪᐊᔾ H. ᐳᔅᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᐃᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᓄᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᒥ ᑲᑎᖃᑎᒋᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᔪᓗᓇᐃᕝᒥ ᒥᑦᑕᕐᕕᖓᓐᓂ 1997-ᒥ.

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Former Deh Cho Drum editor Art Milnes, right, convinced George H.W. Bush to write a fishing column for his newspaper after meeting him at the Yellowknife airport in 1997. by some especially craggy rocks. I learned that the way to get lots of fish on the line is to keep the hook in the water. Obvious? Well, maybe, but a lot of fishermen seem to hang out waiting for someone else to catch one before they'd do serious fly casting. The rocks were very slick and at 73 years of age, my balance is less than perfect. Put it this way: I can't turn very well and I slip a lot. The felt-bottom boots help.

Better still are the felt-bottom boots with little, diamond-hard spikes. I fish a lot, but my advice is "get a good guide." I had one in Andy, who in a very gentlemanly way pointed out my mistakes and helped me in every way. He was a good net man, a great fly adviser and he got as big a kick when I got a fish as if he had taken it himself. Last observation I found myself getting intolerant of those fishermen using hardware. There is something more sporting, more competitive, more difficult, more challenging about using a flyrod. I know that the Drum paper is not quite the size of Toronto papers or The New York Times – but you know what? I bet the 800 or 900 readers of your paper know a hell of a lot more about fishing than the readers of those big city papers. That made me hesitant about sharing these amateurish observations with you. But, on the other hand, maybe your readers will be better able to sense the exhilarating joy I feel when standing out there knee-deep in the ice-cold waters of the Tree River pools, communing with nature, counting my blessings, thanking God and catching some char, too. I am a very happy and a very lucky man now. Because of my time spent fishing and the chance that fishing gives me to relax and think freely, now more than ever I see clearly just how blessed I really am. I served my country. I have a close family and a wonderful wife to who I have been married for 52 and a half years and yes, I went to the Tree River and caught char. Tight lines to all you fishermen!


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Iqaluit Taekwondo Society racks up more black belts ᔭᓇᕗᕐ ᐃᐅᓪᔅᕘᑦ ᐅᕙᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᕗᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ. ᐃᐅᓪᔅᕘᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᑖᖑᓛᖑᖃᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᕿᕐᓂᖅᑕᒥ ᑎᕆᒃᓯᐅᑎᑖᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᑕᐃᑯᐊᓐᑑᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓂᑦ.

Maryse Mahy receives third degree, Jennifer Ellsworth receives first by Dylan Short

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Jennifer Ellsworth is seen at an event earlier this year receiving an award. Ellsworth is one of the newest black belts at the Iqaluit Taekwondo Society.

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Hockey camp descends on Arviat

Arviat The Arviat Wolves hosted a hockey camp most of last week. After the event was pushed back a day due to a cancelled flight, the camp got under way last Thursday with a series of training sessions. The camp was open to players in the atom to midget age groups. The camp wrapped up on Saturday with each age group taking part in a game.

Two members of the Iqaluit Taekwondo Society recently received their black belts. Jennifer Ellsworth became a newlyminted martial arts master by earning her first-degree black belt while Maryse Mahy received her thirddegree black belt. "There are nine degrees when you have a black belt," said Mahy. "You have to spend a number of years learning a lot about taekwondo theory and taekwondo techniques, you have to demonstrate that you're respectful and that you work hard." Ellsworth had to prove her physical aptitude and mental toughness to receive her belt, explained Mahy. "You have to be committed to getting to that stage. Around the time of the test she had to run, she had to do a series of push-ups and sit-ups, she had to (write) an essay and then there was a test last Saturday with a six-degree black belt," said Mahy. In terms of Mahy's accomplishments, she said she was required to show that she had an enhanced understanding of taekwondo. "It's just continuing the path to becoming more knowledgeable and improving techniques, how to use the techniques properly in self-defence,"

The Arviat Sr. team also faced-off against the camp leaders in a showcase match Saturday evening.

Rankin Royals grounded

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet The Rankin Royals were kept out of the NWT Open Territorial Volleyball Championships last weekend. They were set to be the only team from Nunavut to fly west for the tournament in Yellowknife but their flight out of Rankin Inlet was cancelled due to poor flying conditions in the region. The Royals' next chance to take on NWT athletes will be in March.

Call for NAHC hockey players

Nunavut Team North is issuing a call for hockey players to compete at

said Mahy. With the third-degree designation, Mahy is now one step away from becoming a qualified instructor. Once a black belt has received their fourth degree, they move from being a parttime instructor to a fully-certified instructor. Iqaluit Taekwondo Society president Pat McDermott said he was proud of their achievements. "The requirement of a black belt is a minimum of five years of dedicating your time. It also means using your skills to teach others," he said. "To see all these people achieve their black belts is such a positive. "The club is actually growing very well. We have a really great cohort of students coming through that we see at the green and blue belt level. So it's a really exciting time at our organization." Now McDermott and the club are setting their sights on a major international tournament. He and seven other athletes will travel to Melbourne, Australia, to compete in the Chan Hun International Taekwondo Federation's World Taekwondo Championship. The Nunavut contingent will account for seven out of a total of 39 Canadian athletes travelling to the competition, he said. With the two new designations, the Iqaluit club is now home to six black belts.

the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. Team North is made up of the top Indigenous hockey players from all three territories. The championships are taking place May 6 to 14, 2019 in Whitehorse, Yukon. Team North is now asking prospective athletes and coaches to contact them in order to prepare for try-outs. Interested athletes should email beth@ascnwt.ca.

Registration opens for Cambridge Bay Minor Hockey

Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay Registration for Cambridge Bay Minor Hockey is now open. Players looking to register this year can get an application form from Derek Marshall at the Northern Store. Registration dates are posted at the store as well. The league will begin in January once the ice has been put in at the local arena.


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How not to execute a fake punt Northern News Services than defensive posture. The Alabama Crimson Tide are the Southeastern ConferChen was leading his opponent, 10-4, in the first set when ence champions of U.S. college football after beating the Geor- he found himself on the wrong end of a rally. After pulling gia Bulldogs on Dec. 1. off a drop shot just to return the ball, Chen fell into a heap That will give them another chance to play under the table. His opponent smelled blood for the national championship later this season and unleashed a smash seemingly to win but they should be sending a nice gift basket to the point. But wait! A racquet appears from the Bulldogs. Here's why: Chen's side of the table, which his opponent The game was tied late in the fourth quarsomehow managed to smash the ball against! ter, 28-28. Georgia has fourth down and 11 The spin of the ball forces Chen's opponent with James McCarthy yards to go. Punt team comes on the field and to run after the ball and chip it back over, includes back-up quarterback Justin Fields. whereupon he missed everything. Point and Fields gets the direct snap on the play, looks to first set to Chen. pass it downfield and sees nothing. He ducks It's one of those shots you know could his shoulders and starts running where he's met by the entire never be pulled off again if given 1,000,001 more chances and Alabama defensive line. Turnover on downs. even Chen's opponent was impressed but leave it to the armchair Alabama then takes five plays and 52 yards to score a major, officials to find something wrong with it. Those in the know which would eventually turn into the winning score, 35-28. in table tennis have commented that because Chen's free hand In short, the Hindenburg had a better chance of landing was on the table, even underneath the table, the point should be safely than this play had of succeeding. What in the holy sweet taken away. formaldehyde was Georgia head coach Kirby Smart thinking? This happens in golf all the time – some couch monkey, 10 You need 11 yards for the first down and you have a chance to beers into their 12-pack, half-eaten bag of Cheetos in the left pin Alabama deep with less than three minutes remaining. You hand and fifth slice of pizza in the right, spots a rule infraction send the cover team on, pooch the punt to give them time to get and calls the production truck to tattle on the offending golfer. downfield and hem Alabama in. If this happens in table tennis, I will lead the revolt. Alabama wasn't buying what Georgia was selling, either and set up what's known as a "defence safe" system, keeping their And finally ... regular defensive players on the field because some smart guy Good Idea: Tossing teddy bears onto the ice to help children. on the Alabama sideline probably surveyed the situation and Bad Idea: Why it doesn't happen more often than just at thought, 'Gee, why is a quarterback coming onto the field with Christmastime. the punt team? I smell tomfoolery afoot!' Teddy bear tosses are a popular way to help children in need The looks on the faces of the Georgia faithful said it all. This and very few organizations do it better than the Hershey Bears was a stupid play right from the get-go. of the American Hockey League. The Bears, the longest-surviving franchise of the AHL and That's quite the return, dude the only one still in their original city since their debut in 1939, I love it when I can get table tennis into Sports Talk and it had their annual toss on Dec. 2 against the Binghamton Devils doesn't come any better than this. and the Chocolatetown faithful made sure plenty of kids will get We take you to Norway where a tournament was held late a toy of some sort this year. last month involving a club from the city of Trondheim. ChristoThe deal is whenever the Bears score their first goal of the pher Chen is the player who pulled off this feat in nothing more designated Teddy Bear Toss game, the fans deluge the ice with

ᑰᐱ ᔅᒫᑦ ᐊᔪᕆᖅᓱᐃᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᖑᕗᖅ Georgia Bulldogs-ᓂ. ᐊᑎᕈᓯᖓ ᔅᒫᑦ-ᖑᖕᒪ, ᐃᓱᒪᑐᙱᓚᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ.

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Kirby Smart is head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs. Just because his last name is Smart, it doesn't make him so after the stunt he pulled in a game earlier this month. their stuffed bundles of goodness. When the Bears scored in the first period to tie the game at 1-1, on came the teddies – 34,798 of them. Yes, they counted because they wanted to break the world record set by the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League in 2015, when their fans lobbed 28,815 stuffed animals onto the ice of the Saddledome. The game had to be stopped for several minutes as the bears were scooped up into hundreds of bags but not before the Bears players got in on the act, several of them posing for photos surrounded by the swath of bears on the ice. Lots of fun all around. Until next time, folks ...


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ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᐊᐃᓐ ᑯᓱᒐᖅ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᕙᒌᖅᐸᖏᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓕᕆᓗᑎᒃ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᓄᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑖᓂ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᖕᒫᕐᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᒥ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 22-ᒥ.

Rankin's hockey camp arrives in Baker Lake by Darrell Greer

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Qamanittuaq/Baker Lake

Another first was registered for the Rankin Rock Season Opener hockey camp when lead instructor David Clark took the camp out of Rankin for the first time and delivered it to youth in Baker Lake from Nov. 21 to 24. The camp was awarded an $80,000 Arctic Inspiration Prize in the Youth Category this past Jan. 31 in Ottawa to foster the development of young role models and mentorship and to promote healthy, active lifestyles and decisionmaking. Clark said about 160 young hockey players participated in the Baker camp. He said this season has seen the highest number of kids register with the Baker Lake Minor Hockey Association in history and he was thrilled to take part in it with the hockey camp. "Their program is really growing and they'll be competing with all the top teams within the next few years if they keep up the job they're doing right now," said Clark. "The players got better as the camp went on and we didn't have any issues with bullying or fighting the entire camp – not one! "They're great kids and it was a lot of fun working with them." The camp focuses on skill development when it comes to the on-ice segment for every age category. A game day is held to wrap things up but the vast majority of the camp is tightly structured, so players can leave any thoughts of pick-up games at home. Clark said the kids realized after the first sessions that the instructors are mostly all business in order to get the most out of what they're doing with the players. He said the sessions are done at a high level and the instructors emphasize to practice like

you play to the players. "We want them to be just as enthusiastic as they are when playing games, because everything is done at top speed and everything is high intensity. "The kids got better and better at that as the camp went on. "They enjoyed the fact we were doing other things, rather than just being out on the lake playing games. "Learning new drills and techniques allowed the kids to see things they can do with their team to steadily improve their game and be a lot more competitive." Many young players in Baker Lake knew a lot about Clark and his involvement with minor hockey from playing in tournaments in Rankin. Clark said there was no communication gap at all between the instructors and the players. He said they were all eager to learn and the camp's familiarity with their lives and surroundings quickly puts the kids at ease with its pace and structure. "I honestly think that the camp being from the North, being for the North and having originated from Northern people makes a big difference for us. "We have a really good sense of who the kids are, where they are with their skills and what they're doing to improve, so, honestly, we hit the ground running and it seemed like the camp flew by." Clark takes input he receives from older players who have taken his camp very seriously. He is always looking to tweak the camp so it's more beneficial for the youths and, he said, his time in Baker has him thinking about a little change or two. "This camp is more about skill development and personal development for individual players and not so much for systems and such of team play," said Clark. "But, after our game day in Baker, I realized

Photos courtesy David Clark

Instructor Wayne Kusugak has his group of players ready to dig in and work on their skating skills at the Rankin Rock Season Opener hockey camp in Baker Lake on Nov. 22. there were some players who I really noticed in practice but didn't notice so much in a game. "They struggled with team play and positioning, so that's something I might have our program entail in the future and, if we're lucky enough to go to Baker again, maybe we could do some basic defensive-zone coverages, a few breakout patterns and some basic penaltykilling and power-play setups in the classroom." Clark said the camp enjoyed great parent

involvement in Baker and they were able to hire eight local youths who did a great job helping to run the program. He said they also had a number of local coaches take part, both on and off the ice. "The community support we got – from the town and the local minor hockey association – was just wonderful. "They were excited to have us and we were excited to be there."

ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᒥ ᒥᑭᓐᓂᖅᓴᓄᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᖏᑦ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᕆᑭ ᐳᑐᒥᕋᖅᑐᖅ, ᐳᕋᐃᔭ ᑭᖑᓐᑯᑐᒃ, ᑖᓂᐅᓪ ᑭᖑᓐᑯᑐᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐃᒨᔅ ᓇᑯᓛᒃ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᐸᒃᓯᒪᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᔪᕆᖅᓱᐃᕙᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓᓐᓂ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᑲᓛᒃᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᕐᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᓄᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑖᓂ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᖕᒫᕐᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 21-ᒥ 24-ᒧᑦ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥ.

Baker Lake minor hockey players, from left, Ricky Putumiraqtuq, Brya Kingunkotok, Daniel Kingunkotok and Amos Nakoolak are having a blast hanging-out with head instructor David Clark of Rankin Inlet during the Rankin Rock Season Opener hockey camp from Nov. 21 to 24 in Baker.


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