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ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᕗᕌᖕᑭᓚᓐ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖏᒃ ᐃᐅᕆᐱᔅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᐅᕈ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᖕᒪᑕ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᒥ ᐃᓕᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆᒥ. ᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ, ᐃᓚᖓᓂ: “ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᓇᓂᓯᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᕗᕌᖕᑭᓚᓐ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᕐᒥ 2014-ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑭᖑᓂᖓᓂ 2016-ᒥ.” ᐅᑯᐊ ᑕᕝᕙ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ, ᓴᐅᒥᐊᓂᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓗᒍ ᒥᕐᖑᐃᖅᓯᕕᓕᕆᓕᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓᑦ ᑖᓂᐊᓕ ᕗᐊᑦᓴᓐ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᓱᒪᓂ ᐃᓅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓱᓕ ᐅᕐᓱᖅᑑᒥᐅᖅ ᑕᒫᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔨᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓗᐃ ᑲᒧᒃᑲᖅ, ᔩᑯᐱ ᕿᐊᓐᓂᖅ ᕗᕌᖕᑭᓚᓐ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᑯᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔪᐃᔩᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᖓᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᕐᓱᖅᑑᒥᐅᑦ ᒥᔪᖓ ᔪᐊᓂ ᓴᓕᕆᓇ.

NEWS Briefs ᐊᖅᓴᕐᓃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᐅᔪᑦ, ᑭᓐᖓᒥᐅᑎᑐᑦ

ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥ ᖁᓖᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖅᑏᑦ ᑭᓐᖓᒥᐅᑦ ᓇᒃᓴᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑕᑯᒥᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᒪᔪᓂᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᕐᒥᑎᑐᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᕋᒥᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᒻᒪᒃᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᕆᓗᒋᑦ, ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᒥᐊᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓕᖅᐸᑕ ᐳᓛᕆᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥ. ᓴᓇᐅᒐᕐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᖕᒪᑕ ᒫᓐᓇ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᖏᑦ ᖃᐅᒪᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ, ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓂ ᖃᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓕᐅᖅᑲᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥᐅᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᖓᓂ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᒥ, ᑭᖕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐸᐃ ᐊᑐᕆᐊᖓᓂ. ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ, ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑎᑐᓪᓗ ᐅᐃᕖᑎᑐᓪᓗ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᓕᐊᕕᓂᖏᑦ ᑭᓐᖓᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᓲᓇ ᐊᓲᓇ, ᓱᕕᓇᐃ ᐊᓲᓇ, ᖃᕙᕙᐅᖅ ᒪᓄᒥ, ᑕᑉᐸᐅᖓᐃᓪᓗ ᓂᕕᐊᖅᓯ, ᑕᖅᑭᐊᓗᒃ ᓄᓇ, ᓰ ᐳᑐᒍᖅ, ᖃᐸᕈᐊᖅ ᖃᑦᓯᔭᖅ, ᓂᕕᐊᖅᓯ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᓕᐊᖅ, ᐃᓕᓴᐱ ᓴᒪᔪᐃᓕ ᐳᓪᓚᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᔫᒥ ᑕᒃᐸᐅᖓᐃ. “ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖅᑎᒥᒃ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᒥᒃ - ᓴᓇᖑᐊᖅᑎ ᑖᓐᓇ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐆᒪᔪᖑᐊᓂᒃ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᕋᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ - ᓄᓇᒥᑕᔭᖑᐊᓂᒃ ᓯᓚᒥᓗ ᐊᖅᓴᕐᓂᖑᐊᓕᐊᖏᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᑕᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᕋᖅᐸᔪᔭᖏᑦ ᐊᑭᓇᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᒃᓴᑦ ᑖᓱᒪ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᓚᐅᖅᑑᑉ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖅᑎᐅᑉ ᓴᓇᔭᕕᓂᖏᑦ,” ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᒍᐃᓕᐊᒻ ᕼᐊᕝᒪᓐ, ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑎᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᖓᑦ ᑭᓐᖓᒥᐅᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᓚᖓᔪᑦ ᑎᑭᓪᓗᒍ ᒪᐃ 30. Please see Northern Lights, page 14

ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᒥᐅᑦ ᒧᒥᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᐊᑭᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓯᒃᑳᓯᑎᑐᑦ ᒧᒥᖅᑐᓂ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ

ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᒥ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᒧᒥᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᐊᑭᓯᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ $5,000-ᓂᒃ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᐹᓂᒃ ᐊᑭᐅᓯᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᒧᒥᖅᑏᑦ ᓯᑕᒪᐃᓕᖓᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᑎᒌᒃᑐᑦ ᑎᑭᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᒧᑦ ᓯᒃᑳᓯᑎᑐᑦ ᒧᒥᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᔪᑦ ᐄᐳᓗ 5-ᒥᑦ 8-ᒧᑦ. ᐅᑲᓖᑦ ᒧᒥᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥᐅᑦ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂᓴᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᒥᐅᑦ ᒧᒥᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᐊᒃᓴᓕᐊᑦ ᐱᖓᔪᒋᔭᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓇᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᒧᒥᖅᑎᖏᑦ, ᐃᑲᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᒥᐅᑦᑕᐅᖅ, ᓯᑕᒻᒥᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᐊᑭᐅᓯᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑭᖑᓪᓖᑦ ᓯᑕᒪᖓᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᖢᒍ $4,000, $3,000 ᐊᒻᒪᓗ $2,000, ᓂᑭᑦᑖᖅᖢᒋᑦ. ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᐊᕙᑏᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖏᓐᓃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒧᒥᖅᑏᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᑎᑦᑎᒋᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᒥ ᓯᒃᑳᓯᑎᑐᑦ ᒧᒥᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ, ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓅᕋ ᓂᑉᑕᓈᑦᑎᐊᖅ-ᐃᕙᓗᒃ, ᐋᕿᒃᓱᐃᔨᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᒧᒥᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑭᐅᕆᓐ ᑲᒧᐊᔪᒃᒥᒃ. Please see Gjoa Haven, page 14

ᓇᑦᑎᖅ ᕗᕌᓕᒃᔅᑐᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᖓᔪᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᑦᑎᓐᓂ

ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥ ᓇᑦᑎᖅ ᕗᕌᓕᔅᑐᑦ ᐅᐱᕐᖔᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑐᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᖓᔪᑦ ᓇᒡᒐᔾᔭᒥ ᑲᔪᓯᓗᑎᒃ ᓈᑦᑏᖑᔭᒧᑦ, ᐄᐳᓗ 22-ᒧᑦ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᖑᐊᕕᒃᔪᐊᖅ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᐱᖑᐊᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᐅᓯᕐᓂᒃᓗ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᔪᖏᓐᓂᖅᐹᑦ ᒪᑯᓂᖓ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᓚᖓᔪᑦ ᓇᑦᑎᓐᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ, ᓯᑯᓂᒃ ᐱᔭᐃᓚᖓᔪᑦ ᐃᒥᖅᑕᖅᑏᑦ, ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ ᒪᑯᐊ ᐅᓈᓂᒃ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᖅᐹᒧᑦ ᐃᒋᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᑦ, ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐃᓐᓇᐃᓪᓗ ᐃᓄᑑᓗᑎᒃ ᒧᒥᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅᐹᑦ, ᓇᒡᒐᒃᑐᓪᓗ ᓴᐃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓄᑦ ᐸᑎᒃᓄᓪᓗ, ᑕᐃᓱᒪᓂᑐᖃᖅᑎᑐᑦ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒐᔩᑦ ᒪᒪᕐᓂᖅᐹᓂᒃ ᓂᕿᓕᐅᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐆᔪᓕᐅᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑐᒃᑐᕙᓂᒃ, ᐅᒥᖕᒪᓂᒃ, ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᐸᓚᐅᒑᓕᐅᕐᓗᑎᒃᓗ ᒪᒪᖅᑐᓂᒃ. ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔩᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᖓᑦ ᒫᑦ ᑯᕌᑕᒃ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᖅᓯᒪᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐅᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᖑᐊᕕᒃᔪᐊᒥᒃ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᓚᓈᕆᓂᕋᖅᖢᓂᒋᑦ ᐱᖑᐊᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᑐᓂ ᓯᑯᒥ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕᒎᖅ ᑕᒫᓂᕐᒥᐅᑎᑐᑦ ᓂᕿᓕᐊᕆᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐆᒃᑐᕈᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᓂᕿᓕᐅᖅᑳᕋᓱᐊᖅᑐᓂᑦ. Please see Nattiq Frolics, page 14

photo courtesy of Parks Canada

A commemorative plaque for the Franklin ships Erebus and Terror was unveiled in Gjoa Haven last September. The inscription reads, in part: "Inuit knowledge provided clues about the fate of the Franklin expedition and helped search teams locate the wrecks in 2014 and 2016." From left, Parks Canada CEO Daniel Watson, the late Gjoa Haven historian Louie Kamookak, Jacob Keanik of the Franklin Interim Advisory Committee and Gjoa Haven Mayor Joanni Sallerina.

Ship transfer weeks away

Nearly six months after British said Erebus and Terror would be gifted to Canada October that it would transfer ownership of the Franklin wrecks HMS Erebus and HMS Gjoa Haven Terror to Canada. The Government of Canada is expected Parks Canada spokesperson Meaghan to announce official Canadian possession Bradley didn't provide a date for the offiof the Franklin shipwrecks by the end of cial transfer of the Franklin ships, but she April, according to the chair of did acknowledge that the deal the Franklin Interim Advisory should be made official "in the Committee. near future." "From my understanding "Details pertaining to the it's somewhere just before the artifact transfer are currently end of April there will be an being finalized," stated Bradannouncement made," Fred ley, a communications officer Pedersen said on April 12. with Parks Canada. "Parks "Canada and Great Britain have Canada and the Inuit Heritage come to an agreement and the Trust will jointly make deciFred Pedersen announcement will be made at sions related to the artifacts the end of this month." once transferred from the UK, The conclusion of an Inuit including where the artifacts are Impact Benefit Agreement (IIBA) with Parks stored and presented." Canada for the Franklin national historic sites will likely follow this summer, added Thousands more artifacts Pedersen, one of four Nunavummiut on the Bradley said Parks Canada believes there seven-person IIBA negotiations committee. are potentially thousands of artifacts remain"We were hoping it would be done by ing in the wrecks, which could help further now," he said. "Sometimes these things can't unravel the mysteries surrounding the tragic be helped and they take a little bit longer than fate of the Franklin expedition. Parks Canwe expected. But I think the KIA (Kitikmeot ada's plans for summer dives at the wreckage Inuit Association) is pleased that the nego- sites are still being decided, she said. tiation on the ownership of the (Franklin) One location where the Erebus and Terartifacts is basically done and as soon as the ror artifacts will be exhibited is the Nattilik announcement is made then joint ownership Heritage Centre in Gjoa Haven, the combetween Canada and the Inuit Heritage Trust munity closest to the wrecks. There are plans will happen. We're pleased that Inuit will to expand Gjoa Haven's heritage centre to have joint ownership of all the artifacts." more than double its current size – part of The British government announced in a $16.9-million, five-year arrangement supby Derek Neary

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"We were hoping it would be done by now."

ported by the Government of Canada – but she said construction of the building's addition won't begin until after the IIBA is completed. Negotiations, design and construction are anticipated to take close to three years, she noted. In the meantime, "Parks Canada will focus on working with the community of Gjoa Haven to develop and deliver various programs in and around the Nattilik Heritage Centre, such as the second Umiyaqtutt Festival (Sept. 2-10), visits from cruise ships, and opportunities to view artifacts from the wreck of HMS Erebus," she said. Gjoa Haven Mayor Joanni Sallerina said he and residents of his community are "trying to be patient" in regards to expansion of the Nattalik Heritage Centre. "I don't think we really have any choice," he said, acknowledging that the funding from Ottawa is essential. "We want this done right because it's going to be here for a long period of time." Sallerina added that university students have been applying for research permits to look for Franklin artifacts on King William Island as well, including Franklin's remains, which have yet to be discovered. HMS Terror was found just off the coast of King William Island in 2016 while HMS Erebus, detected in 2014, rests in the eastern Queen Maud Gulf, close to the mainland. The vessels became lodged in Arctic ice in 1846 and eventually sank while attempting to traverse the fabled Northwest Passage. All 129 crew members ultimately perished.

No federal cash for Grays Bay Kitikmeot Inuit Association to take lead on future funding applications by Derek Neary

Northern News Services

Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Ottawa has rejected the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) request for Grays Bay Road and Port funding, the GN revealed Friday. The GN also indicated that the Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA) will be responsible for future funding applications through the National Trade Corridors Fund, a pot of federal money totalling $400 million to be spread over 11 years in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon. Although the KIA and the GN have collaborated on the $500-million road and port project for several years, the GN will

now assume a support role and will monitor developments, a GN press release stated. “I have full confidence that the Kitikmeot Inuit Association has the ability and vision to see this project through to its completion,” said Economic Development and Transportation Minister Joe Savikataaq. The KIA could not be reached for comment before press deadline. The proposed Grays Bay project would entail a deep-water port at Coronation Gulf, in the central Arctic, and a 233-km road from the port to the former Jericho diamond mine. The route would also connect Nunavut to national highway and rail systems in the NWT via the Tibbitt-Contwoyto Winter

Road. Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson has lobbied in favour of the Grays Bay project over the past few years. In light of Friday’s news, Patterson stated, “I’m hopeful that Canada will consider supporting this nation-building, Inuit-led project.” According to data calculated through Patterson’s office, Canada would enjoy a boost in gross domestic product of about $7.6 billion over 15 years from the development of MMG Canada’s Izok Corridor Project in combination with the infrastructure. That would include a $5.1 billion increase in Nunavut’s GDP.


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ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦ

ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃ ᐱᓕᓐ ᐋᓂ ᑭᓪᓗᓛᖅ

ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᒥᐅᖅ

ᓯᑕᒪᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᓂ ᐆᒥᖓ ᓇᓐᓄᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᒐᒪ 8-ᕖᑦᓂᒃ ᑕᑭᓂᓕᒃᒥᒃ. ᐆᒪᔪᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᑉ ᐅᒃᐱᕆᓚᐅᖏᒻᒫᖓ ᓂᐊᖁᐊᓂᒃ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᖅᖢᓂ 10-ᕖᑦᖑᓇᓱᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ, ᒫᔨ 2014-ᒥ.

ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᒥᐅᖅ

ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᑕᓯᕐᒥ. ᔩᔅ, ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓱᓕ, ᐃᑲᔪᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᑖᑕᑦᑎᐊᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᖑᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᓯᓕᖅᓱᐃᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᒪᒥᕐᓂᒃ ᐅᒥᐊᖓᓄᑦ.

ANNIE KILLULARK Baker Lake

This picture was taken by the lake near Baker Lake. Jace, five years old at the time, was helping his grandpa with his catch bringing the skin down to the boat.

OQALLAK BELIN Resolute Bay

Four years ago I caught this eight-and-a-half footer. The wildlife officer didn’t believe the skull was from an eight-footer thinking it was 10-footer, March 2014.


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ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦ

ᔨᓯᑲ ᑎᓇᓪᖢᒃ

ᓇᐅᔮᒥᐅᖅ

ᐊᐃᑉᐸᕋ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖃᑎᒋᕙᒃᑕᖓᓗ ᓇᓄᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᐊᓂ ᐊᖅᑯᓵᖅᓯᓐᓂᕐᒪᑕ ᐆᒥᖓ ᐱᖃᓗᔭᒥᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓄᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐸᖓᓚᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᑖᕗᖓᖔᖅ ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃᓕ ᓇᓄᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᒪᔪᕋᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᖃᓗᔭᒃᒧᑦ ᓇᒃᑐᕋᓕᕈᓗᐊᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ. ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᑖᓐᓇ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ 116 ᒪᐃᓕᓂᒃ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᖔᖓᓂ.

JESSICA TINASHLU Naujaat

My husband and his hunting buddy went polar bear hunting over the long weekend and came across this iceberg, and a polar bear was running away and the cub is climbing up the iceberg. This was about 187 kilometres north of Naujaat.

Our readers' best captures ᓵᓕ ᑕᖁᓕᒃ

ᐅᓇ ᐸᓚᐅᒑᓕᐊᕕᓂᖓ ᓯᐊᔭ ᑕᖁᓕᐅᑉ ᐊᖑᔮᖅᑐᕐᕕᒃᒥ, ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᓯᓚᑎᑦᑎᐊᖓᓂ ᑕᖕᒫᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᑕ, ᐋᒋᓯ 2017-ᒥ.

Do you have an amazing story from your adventures on the land? Tell us your story and show us your photos for a chance to win $100. Each week, we will pick one story from those submitted to editor@nunavutnews.com, or by mail to Nunavut News, PO Box 28, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0.

Entries will be placed on our Facebook page. The story and photo with the most combined "likes" and "shares" at the end of the week wins. This week's winner is Jessica Tinashlu. Congratulations!

SALLY TAKOLIK

ᓂᒃ ᐃᓪᓚᐅᖅ

NICK ILLAUQ

ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᖅ

Taloyoak

ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᖕᒥᐅᖅ

Clyde River

Bannock made by Sarah Takolik at Anguyaaqturvik, 6-ᑭᓛᒥᑐᓂᒃ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᖕᒥᑦ, ᑕᐃᔭᐅᔪᓂ Six kilometres from Clyde River, called Black Bluffs, ᕿᕐᓂᖅᑐᐃᑦ ᖃᐃᖅᓱᒑᑦ, ᔮᓐᓄᐊᕆ 2018-ᒥ. just outside of Taloyoak. August 2017. January 2018.


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ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦ

ᕆᐱᑲ ᑑᐱᓐ

ᐋᓂ ᐅᐃᖓᔮᖅ

ᖃᒪᓂ’ᑐᐊᒥᐅᖅ

ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᒥᐅᖅ

ᐃᓚᓐᓈᕋ (ᑯᕆᔅᑕᕗ ᐊᖅᑯ) ᐊᐅᓚᓴᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᑉ ᓯᑯᐊᓂ ᐱᑲᒻᒪᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᒡᒐᓂ ᑲᑕᐃᓪᓗᓂᒋᑦ ᑕᐅᓄᖓ ᑭᕕᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᐊᕐᕕᐊᓄᑦ. ᐅᐊᑦᑎᐊᕈᖑᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᐅᓚᓴᐅᑎᖓ ᓄᓱᒃᑕᐅᑲᑕᓕᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ - ᓱᓇᐅᕝᕙ ᐃᖃᓘᖏᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᓱᐃᓚᒃ ᐃᒡᒐᒥᓂᒃ ᓂᒃᓯᒃᓯᓐᓂᖅᖢᓂ ᑲᑕᐃᑲᐃᓐᓇᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᓯᕗᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᐊᑦᑎᐊᕉᖑᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ!

ᐅᓇ ᐊᑖᑕᒐ ᒫᑎᐅᓯ ᖁᓇᖓᑦ, ᑕᐅᑐᖏᑦᑑᖕᒪᑦ, ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᐊᖑᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ. ᔫᓐ 3, 2017-ᒥ.

ANNIE OWINGAYAK Baker Lake

This is my father Matthew Kunangnat, who is blind, with his many catches. June 3, 2017.

REBECCA TURPIN Cambridge Bay

A friend of mine (Christopher Arko) had been jigging for fish in the bay when he accidentally knocked his sunglasses off and they fell right into the fishing hole. Not moments later he felt a slight tug on his line – turned out it wasn’t a fish but rather his sunglasses that he had dropped moments before!


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ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦ

ᒪᕇᓇ ᖁᓕᒃᑕᓕᒃ ᐅᓛᔪᒃ

ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥᐅᖅ

ᐅᓇ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᕋ ᓯᐹᓯᑕᓐ ᑲᓇᔪᒃ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒦᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐅᑭᐊᒃᓵᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᒐᑦᑕ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᐱᓂᒃ.

MARINA QULIKTALIK OLAYUK Pond Inlet

That's my significant other Sebastian Kanayuk in Pond Inlet last fall when we went out fishing for some char.

ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔨᕕᐅᓚᐅᕋᑦᑕ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᐹᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᓂᒃ ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᑐᓴᕈᒥᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᒥ ᐊᓯᕙᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒃᓴᖃᖅᐲᑦ? ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᑎᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᖏᓐᓂᒃᓗ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕋᕕᑦ $100ᓂᒃ. ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᑕᒫᑦ, ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒥᒃ

ᑎᐊᓇ ᑐᑕᓕᒃ

ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᖅ

ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᑖᑕᓐᓄᑦ ᑏᕕᑦ ᑐᑕᓕᒃᒧᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ. ᑐᒃᑐᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᒐᑦᑕ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐅᑎᒧᑦ ᓇᖕᒪᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᒐᑦᑎᒍ ᐅᒥᐊᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᐅᓄᖓ ᐱᖑᖕᒥᑦ. ᒫᓐᓇ ᐊᑖᑕᕗᑦ 67-ᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖃᓕᖅᑐᖅ, ᑕᕝᕙᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᐅᑭᐅ ᐱᖓᓲᔪᖅᑑᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ.

ᑖᒃᑯᓇᖓᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓂᑯᓂᑦ editor@nunavutnews.com-ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔭᐅᓂᑯᓂᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᕗᖓ Nunavut News, PO Box 28, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0. ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᕖᔅᐳᒃᑯᑎᒍᑦ ᑐᕌᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ.

ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᑦ ᓇᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒋᔭᐅᓂᖅᐹᑦ ᑕᐅᖅᓰᖅᑕᐅᒐᔪᖕᓂᖅᐹᓪᓗ ᐱᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ! ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ ᐅᓇ: ᔨᓯᑲ ᑎᓇᓪᖢᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒋᑦ!

ᓕᐅᓂ ᖃᐅᒻᒪᕆᐊᖅ

ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᑕᓯᐅᔭᖓᓂ

ᓵᓕᐲ ᖃᐅᒪᕆᐊᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᑭᖑᓂᖓᓂ, ᐊᖁᖑᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᑕᓯᐅᔭᖓᓂ ᕗᕉᐱᓱᐲᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖃᖅᖢᓂ 6-ᓂᒃ ᓱᓕ, ᓇᑦᑎᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ.

DIANE TOTALIK Taloyoak

Here is a photo of my dad David Totalik while we were out boating one summer. Caught a caribou but we had to carry it back from the land to the boat. He is now 67, this was about six years ago.

ᐲᑕ ᐊᖅᑲᖅ

ᓇᓪᓗᓐᓄᐊᕐᒥ

ᑐᕆᓴ ᐊᐃᔪᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ ᓇᓪᓗᓄᐊᕐᒥ, ᑐᐱᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᖔᖓᓂ, ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐋᒋᓯᒥ 2014-ᒥ. ᓇᑦᑎᕋᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᓯᒡᔭᒥᑦ.

PETER AQQAQ Nallunnuaq

Trisha Aiyout at the age of three at Nallunnuaq, north of Taloyoak, August 2014. She was waiting for seals to pop up out of the ocean.

LEONIE QAUMARIAQ Frobisher Bay

Charliepii Qaumariaq two and a half years ago, learning to drive a boat down Frobisher Bay at six years old, seal hunting.


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ᕿᒫᕝᕖᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᓄᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᕕᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᒃ ᓱᖑᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖃᓕᕌᖓᑦᑕ ᓯᐊᓛᕆᔭᐅᓗᐊᓕᓲᖑᖕᒪᑕ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᓴᐳᑎᓯᒪᔪᓐᓇᖏᑦᑐᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᔪᒍᑦ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᕆᓯᒪᔭᕗᑦ ᐊᒥᓲᔪᑦ ᐅᒃᐱᖅᑐᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᕗᑦ, ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖁᑎᕗᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᑕ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓲᖑᓂᖅᑖᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᕐᓗᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᓯᐊᓛᖃᐅᓗᐊᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐊᔪᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒥᓂᒃ. ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓇᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᕆᕙᖕᒥᒐᑦᑎᒍ ᓴᖏᓂᖅᑖᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᕈᑎᖃᓕᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ, ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᓕᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᐃᒻᒥᓄᑑᖏᑦᑐᖅ. ᑕᐃᓱᒪᓂᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᐸᓱᖓᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᓂᕐᓗᒃᑕᐅᕙᔪᖕᒥᖕᒪᑕ ᓯᐊᓛᕆᔭᐅᓗᐊᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᖁᑎᕗᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᕋᑖᖅᑐᓂ, ᐊᑭᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕗᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᕐᓗᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᖁᑎᒥᓂᒃ ᐅᓇ ᐃᒃᓯᕋᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᐅᕆᒃ ᑎᔩᒍ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᑲᐃᓐᓇᕐᒪᑦ, ᓄᑕᖅᑲᓂᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᓴᐳᑎᒍᓐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᖁᓄᔪᓐᓂᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨ ᔮᓂ ᒦᑯ, ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᒃᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᓄᓪᓚᒃᓯᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᒥᔭᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒪᑦ. ᐊᒥᓱᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᔪᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓇᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᒥᔪᖑᕋᓱᐊᔪᔪᖅ ᐃᑦ ᑎᕗᕇ, ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᒃᑎᒍᑦ ᐋᔩᖃᑎᒌᒍᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓯᒪᖕᒥᔪᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᑭᓗᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕋᓱᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒪᑦ. ᐊᒥᓱᓗᐊᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᐱᓂᕐᓗᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᖕᒥᖕᒪᑕ ᑎᒥᖁᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᔪᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᕐᓗᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ

ᐱᖔᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᓂᕐᒪᑕ. ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᑲᔪᓰᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ ᐊᖑᔨᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᒻᒥᓄᑦ ᐊᑕᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᑐᕕᓃᑦ. ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ, ᑎᒥᖁᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᓇᓄᑦ YWCA ᐊᒡᕕᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᕿᒫᕕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᑎᑕᐅᔪᖅ, ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᓗᐊᖑᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᓇᓂᒃ ᐱᓂᕐᓗᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᓂᕐᒪᑦ - ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᕿᒫᓯᒪᖑᐊᑕᓐᓈᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᓂᕐᓗᒃᑕᐅᕕᖕᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ - ᕿᓚᒥ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒃᓴᖅᓯᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᓕ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᓇᖏᕈᓐᓇᖏᑦᑐᑦ. ᕿᒫᕕᖕᓅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᓱᖃᔮᖏᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᕿᑐᖓᒋᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᑦ ᕿᒫᔪᑦ ᓱᒃᑯᔨᐊᕆᔭᐅᓗᐊᓕᕋᒥᒃ ᐃᓚᒥᓄᑦ. ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᑦ ᐃᒋᑕᐅᓂᑯᐃᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᑲᒪᔪᓐᓇᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᐸᖅᑭᓇᓱᐊᕈᓐᓇᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖃᖏᑦᑐᓪᓗ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕐᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᖃᕈᓐᓇᖏᑎᑕᐅᔪᑦ. ᕿᒫᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖏᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᓴᐳᑎᔭᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᕿᒫᕕᖕᓂ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᒋᔭᐅᓗᐊᕐᓂᖏᒻᒪᑕ.`` ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᖕᒪᑦ ᓱᓕ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᑎᒥᖁᑎᐊᓂᒃ ᑲᒪᓂᕐᓗᒃᑐᕕᓂᖅ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᑦ ᓴᓂ ᔩᑯᑉ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᕐᓗᒃᓂᕐᒪᑦ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᒃ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᓯᐊᖅᐸᒃᖢᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑕᕕᓂᕐᒥᓄᑦ ᓂᐅᕈᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓚᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕋᖅᑎᖃᓕᕐᓂᖅᖢᓂ, ᑲᑎᒪᔨᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᓕᕐᓂᕐᒪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐃᓚᖏᓪᓗ ᑐᓂᐅᓯᐊᖑᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᖕᓂᖅᖢᓂᒋᑦ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᒃᑎᒍᑦ ᓱᓕᖕᒪᖔᑕ

ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᑦ. ᒐᕙᒪᑎᒃᑯᓐᓂᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᑎᒥᖁᑎᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᒃᓴᐅᖕᒪᑕ. ᐊᑭᓕᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᖏᓱᑎᒃ ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕋᖅᑎᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᑎᒥᖁᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᖃᕆᐊᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᓱᓕᔪᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑎᓕᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᒃᓗᑎᒃᓗ. ᑎᒥᖑᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᓕᖕᓂᖏᑉᐸᑕ ᐱᔭᕆᑐᓕᕈᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᐃᓚᐃᓐᓇᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓕᔨᖃᒧᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᒃᑰᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᕿᒫᕕᖕᓂᓗᐊᖑᐊᖅ ᕿᓚᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᖃᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ. ᐊᑭᓕᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᖏᓱᑎᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᑐᔪᓂᒃ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᖕᒪᑕ ᓇᑯᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᖁᔭᓕᔭᕗᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑎᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᖃᖓᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐱᖅᓯᕋᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕋᖅᑎᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᒋᔭᖃᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᒋᔭᖃᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᖃᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᑎᒥᖁᑎᖏᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓇᓱᐊᓕᕌᖓᒥᒃ ᐱᕋᔭᒃᑕᐅᔪᕕᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᓐᓂᕐᓗᒃᓴᖅᑐᕕᓃᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᖁᔭᓕᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᖑᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᐅᖕᒪᑦ. ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᐱᔭᕆᑐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᓯᕗᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᖅᓯᒪᕙᒌᕆᐊᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᖁᑎᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓴᕈᑏᑦ. ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᕿᒫᕕᖏᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᖕᒪᑕ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑐᓕᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓵᖅᑕᐅᔪᖃᓕᕌᖓᑦ (ᑕᐃᒫᓴᐃᓐᓇᖅᑕᐅᖅ ᐊᖑᑏᑦ ᕿᒫᕝᕕᖏᑦ, ᐊᒃᓱᓗᐊᖑᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔫᒐᓗᐊᓪᓕ). ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᓕᒫᖅ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᔾᔨᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᓕᒃ ᑲᔪᓰᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕋᕈᑏᑦ ᐃᓄᖁᑎᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ.

Shelter is supposed to be safe space Northern News Services

When it comes to those in power taking advantage of the vulnerable, Nunavut has seen more than its share. These pages have detailed the way religious leaders, teachers and politicians have abused their power to prey on vulnerable populations. We’ve also told the stories of powerful people lining their pockets with funds from the commons, money intended for the public good, not personal gain. There are the historical abuses, but in recent years, we can think of disgraced and defrocked priest Eric Dejaeger, whose abuse of children ruined lives. And teacher Johnny Meeko, who will soon be sentenced for sexually assaulting many of his students. Then there’s former Iqaluit mayoral candidate Ed DeVries, who earned a plea deal when he confessed to grooming young girls for sex. Too many communities have seen some local official fudging the numbers to take a little more money home. Some get away with it but thankfully others are caught when they get too greedy. This time, our eyes are on the YWCA Agvvik Nunavut women’s shel-

THE ISSUE:

NEW ERA FOR WOMEN’S SHELTERS

WE SAY:

NEW GUARDIANS NEED SUPPORT

ters, where society’s most vulnerable women – those fleeing abuse or facing homelessness – can find a home until they can get on their feet. These women bring a few belongings and some bring their children in an attempt to escape a life they can no longer face. Others have nowhere to turn due to disability or inability to otherwise earn a living or maintain a home. They come looking for protection from abuse. For years, it seems the best interests of the women staying there were not the top priority. An ongoing criminal investigation alleges mismanagement on the part of former executive director Suny Jacob, who allegedly claimed undocumented overtime and personal travel expenses, and hired family members, all without the knowledge or approval of the board of directors. We’ve heard that dropped-off donations were prospected for personal

gain. The allegations have yet to be proven in court. Government funding and donations are intended to make life better for these residents. The volunteers overseeing such not-for-profit organizations expect the people they hire to buy into the organization’s mission statement. A breach of trust is particularly hard to pinpoint in organizations run by a small team of managers and a mostly transient workforce. The volunteer board members have a tough and mostly thankless job. So we applaud those who had the tenacity to weather this storm, and those who are bravely taking over as the organization faces an ongoing audit and the criminal investigation. We also praise the whistleblowers who brought the problem to light. The road will be rough for the board of directors in the coming years but the work must be done for the benefit of those needing help. The women’s shelters are an important part of Nunavut’s support system (as is the men’s shelter, which faces its own challenges). It’s in everyone’s interest to ensure they continue to provide this essential service.


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ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐊᑦᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᖅ: ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕕᓯᐅᒃ ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅᓯ?

with Michele LeTourneau

“ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᓂᕿᓕᐅᕆᐊᓴᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᕕᐅᒃ ᐃᓚᖕᓄᑦ ᓂᕆᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ?”

MIKAN no. 4324480 ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕈᑎ ᓂᐊᖁᓐᖒᒥ, ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ 1960-ᒥ 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

"What food do you like to prepare with your family?" ᐃᕙᓐ ᐱᐊᓪ “ᔨᓗᓕᐅᖃᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᑖᑕᒐ, ᐸᓚᐅᒑᓕᐅᖃᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍᓗ ᒪᕕᓐᔅᓂᒃ ᐊᓈᓇᒐ.”

Evan Bell "Jello with my dad, muffins with my mom."

Project naming: Do you know your elders? MIKAN no. 4324480 Apex Beach, Iqaluit Summer 1960 Can you help identify the people in this old photograph? Project Naming is a trilingual Web exhibition and searchable photographic database available in Inuktitut, English and

children too much freedom of movement while they are young and do not explain some of these boundaries and limitations, they will grow up thinking that they can do anything and go anywhere and say anything they please. I’ve always maintained that the environment at home will be projected outside the home. If there is love and caring and inclusion at home this will show itself in school, and in the community at large. Giving compliments will certainly boost a child's confidence level and encourage more positive engagement. Let your child know you are happy that they are listening, trying to help with chores around the house or helping an elder cross the street. Many times these activities go

ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐅᐱᒍᓱᒃᑐᑦ

ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐅᐱᒋᒍᕕᑦ ᐱᐅᓱᒋᓪᓗᑎᑦ, ᐊᔪᖏᑦᑎᐊᕋᔭᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᓄᒃ ᑲᒪᓇᓱᐊᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᐱᔪᒪᔭᕐᓂᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑎᒋ ᐊᔪᖏᓐᓇᓱᒋᔪᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᐃᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᓲᖑᖕᒪᑕ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᖏᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒥᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂ. ᓄᑕᕋᓛᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓅᕋᑖᕐᓂᕐᒥᓂᑦ ᑲᒃᑲᓛᖑᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᖢᒍ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᓪᓗ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᓪᓗ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒍᓐᓇᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ, ᑎᒥᖏᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖏᓪᓗ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᕙᓪᓕᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ. ᐃᓅᕋᑖᖅᑐᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᓱᓕ ᓂᕆᔪᓐᓇᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᐊᑖᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᓈᓇᒥᓄᓪᓗ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐸᖅᑭᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᓱᓕ ᑲᒪᔪᓐᓇᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒃᓱᓗᐊᖅ ᐊᓯᒥᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᒋᐊᖃᕈᓐᓃᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᑎᓕᐅᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᓯᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᖃᐅᕈᓐᓇᓯᓲᖑᖕᒪᑕ ᐊᑖᑕᒃᑯᒥ ᐊᓈᓇᒃᑯᒥᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᐃᓛᖏᓛᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ

Rosie Newkinga "Pizza."

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.

Have confidence in yourself When you have confidence in yourself, you can accomplish many things you set your mind to. This confidence comes from personal balance and support from those close to you. As your child grows from infancy to toddler to pre-school and onward, they go through some changes that are remarkable. From being fed by mother or father to showing their desire to be independent by doing these activities on their own begins to build their confidence and assert their abilities without interference from mom and dad. Although this is an exciting time, they still have to be nurtured and guided for their safety and understanding. They begin to recognize that there are boundaries and limitations to their actions and engagements. If we allow our

ᕉᓯ ᓄᕿᓐᖓᖅ “ᐲᑦᓴ.”

ᐱᒃᑯᒥᓇᖅᓯᓲᖑᔪᑦ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᕋᓗᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓱᓕ ᑕᓯᐅᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑎᒃᓗ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖅᑐᖃᓕᕌᖓᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᐊᖏᓐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐃᓕᑕᖅᓯᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᓲᖑᖕᒪᑕ ᑭᓱᓕᒫᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᕝᕕᒋᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᖏᑦ ᐃᓱᓕᓲᖑᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᖏᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᖃᖓᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᓄᑕᕋᑯᓗᖏᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖅᓱᖅᑎᑕᐅᓗᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔪᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖏᓱᑎᒃ ᑭᓱᓕᒫᑦ ᐃᓱᓕᓲᖑᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᕝᕕᒋᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᖏᑦ, ᑭᓱᓕᒫᓂᒃ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕋᓱᒋᓲᖑᖕᒪᑕ ᐃᓱᖃᖏᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᓇᒧᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓗ ᐅᐸᒍᓐᓇᕋᓱᒋᓲᖑᖕᒪᑕ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓗ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒍᓐᓇᕋᓱᒋᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᐅᖃᓲᖑᒐᒪ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᓯᐊᓅᕈᑎᒃ ᓱᓕ ᑕᐃᒫᓴᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ. ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂ ᓇᒡᓕᒋᔭᐅᓐᓂᖅᐸᑕ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖅᐸᑕ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᐃᒫᓴᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐱᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᓯᒋᐊᕈᑎᒃ, ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓕᒫᓄᓪᓗ ᑲᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᐱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᖃᕌᖓᑦ ᐅᓐᓂᖅᓲᑕᐅᕙᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᖃᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᖢᑎᒃᓗ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᐅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᔪᖏᓐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓕᕈᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ

ᐃᕙ ᓇᐅᓪᓚᖅ “ᔨᓗ.”

Eva Nowdlak "Jello."

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.

ᔫᓇ ᓕᐊᑦ “ᓵᑦᑐᔮᓂᒃ ᐹᓐᓇᑲᐃᒃᔅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᕗᐊᕗᓪᔅ.”

Jonah Laird "Pancakes and waffles."

unnoticed but boost confidence because they know they did something good that day. Words expressed will either build or crush confidence. Many of us do not realize the power of the spoken word. It is a good idea to think about what you want to say before you speak.

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

ᕌᐱᓐ ᕗᕇᓱ “ᒪᓐᓂᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐴᑏᓂᒥᒃ.”

Robyn Fraser "Eggs and poutine."

ᓯᑕᒪᓂᒃ ᐊᒪᐅᖃᐅᓕᖅᓱᓂ.

ᐃᓗᐊᕆᔭᐅᓂᖅᓴᓄᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᓄᑕᕋᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᓲᕆᖕᒪᒋᑦ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑎᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᓈᓚᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᑕᕋᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᖕᒪᖔᑕ ᐊᖏᕋᒥᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕆᐊᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ, ᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ ᓄᑲᖅᖠᕐᓂᒃᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᓂᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᒥᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᓲᖑᖕᒪᑕ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐊᔪᖏᓐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ. ᐊᔪᖏᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐅᐱᒋᓕᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓱᑰᖅᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᐅᔭᖅᑐᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᐅᖏᓐᓇᓱᒋᓕᓲᖑᖕᒪᑕ. ᐊᒥᓲᓪᓗᑕ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᖓ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᒃᑯᑦᑕ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᐃᒃᐱᖕᓇᕐᓂᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᒪ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᑦᑎᐊᕆᐊᖃᓲᖑᕗᓯ ᓂᓪᓕᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᓯᓐᓂ.

ᒫᒃ ᒎᐳᓪ “ᒪᓐᓂᓂᒃ ᔨᓗᒥᒃᓗ.”

Marc Goupil "Eggs and Jello."


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Governor General makes visit to Iqaluit Julie Payette named honorary Toonik at opening ceremony of Toonik Tyme festival by Michele LeTourneau Northern News Services

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The 53rd Toonik Tyme, the capital's spring celebration, received the royal treatment this year when Governor General Julie Payette participated in the official opening ceremonies April 12 at the curling rink. Payette's day-and-a-half-long itinerary was packed from her arrival Thursday mor-

ning –when Nunavut Commissioner Nellie Kusugak and Premier Paul Quassa welcomed her – to Friday afternoon. A quarter guard of Junior Canadian Rangers and a quarter guard of Royal Canadian Air Cadets and RCMP officers were to give Payette, who is also Canada's commanderin-chief, military honours at the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Hall. "Throughout the two-day visit, Her

Excellency will have the opportunity to meet with territorial and local officials, including the commissioner and the premier of Nunavut, as well as the mayor of Iqaluit," according to a news release ahead of the event. "The governor general will also address high school students, meet with researchers and take part in discussions with different stakeholders to learn about the reality of life

in Canada's North and how collaboration helps to create innovative initiatives for the well-being of Nunavummiut." Payette was schedule to meet individually with Kusugak, Quassa, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk, and Mayor Madeleine Redfern, who was to give the governor general a tour of the city. Meanwhile, the City of Iqaluit declared April 13 a civic holiday.

ᔫᓕ ᐸᐃᔭᑦ

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette


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Seeking justice for experimental Eskimos feature news

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With no resolution in sight 10 years after lawsuit launched, lawyer worries about looming federal election There was a time when Jeanne Mike faced a lifetime sentence of loss and longing, a sentence that began when she was removed from her family home in Pangnirtung at age seven. Mike's braids were shorn and she became one of seven known Inuit children who were collected into a federal government program called The Eskimo Experiment. The program was designed to determine whether Inuit children could be successfully relocated from their Northern homes into southern cultures and societies located throughout Canada.

ᔩᓂ ᒪᐃᒃ, ᐅᕙᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᖅ 1966-ᒥ, ᐱᕐᕋᖏᑦ ᑭᐱᔭᐅᓚᐅᖏᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᑎᑐᖃᒃᑯᓄᑦ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓐᓂᕐᒪᑦ ᓅᕙ ᓯᑰᓴᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᓄᑖᒥᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᖅᑖᖅᑎᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑎᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑎᒍᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ. 7 ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᑕᕋᐃᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᑎᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑎᒍᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ, ᐊᐱᕆᔭᐅᓇᑎᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᒪᒋᐊᖏᑦ, ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᑦ ᐃᓚᒥᓂᑦ, ᑕᒫᖓᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᕿᒪᐃᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᐅᑎᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓃᖁᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᒃᑎᒍᑦ ᑐᑭᑖᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓱᓕ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖏᒻᒪᑦ ᖁᓕᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᖓ ᕿᒥᕈᔪᑦ ᓱᓕ ᑐᑭᑖᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᐅᔭᖏᑦᑐᑦ.

by Michele LeTourneau Northern News Services

Panniqtuuq/Pangnirtung

In 1965 Sarah Silou of Baker Lake was sent to Edmonton, Alta., and in 1966 Jeanne Mike, Leesee Komoartok and Rosie Joamie of Pangnirtung were sent to Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia. The girls were relocated to foster homes as part of the same federal government program that plucked three 12-year-old boys – Peter Ittinuar, Zebedee Nungak and Eric Tagoona – from Inuit communities in 1962 and 1963 and placed them in foster homes in Ottawa to attend school there. The program was called The Eskimo Experiment. "Three of us (girls) were sent to Nova Scotia, but we were much photo courtesy of Jeanne Mike younger than the boys were. I was Jeanne Mike, seen here in 1966, the year before her braids were shorn and the federal government decided to move her from seven. The other two were eight," Pangnirtung to Nova Scotia as part of a program called The Eskimo Experiment. Seven Inuit children were taken, without permissaid Mike. sion, from their families, their culture and language – everything they knew. Their legal claims are 10 years old, and there's no More than fifty years later, the resolution in sight. federal government has yet to provide answers – or restitution – for tearing these children from their homes. through a concerted series of steps, heads down until about a year-and- nition of rights, respect, cooperation the settlement mandate. These seven "The most important questions I whether it was the residential school a-half ago, when a change in govern- and partnership." plaintiffs have a right to have their have are for what reason was I separ- system, whether it was by remov- ment suggested a change in policy. Palma added, "The government matter resolved in accordance with ated from family ing the children The Truth and Reconciliation will work with plaintiffs, their coun- the government's repeated protestaand community, from their home Commission's call to action 26 states: sel and other parties to negotiate tions that they are all about reconand what did the and their culture "We call upon the federal, provincial, settlements to include compensation ciliation and addressing historical federal governand placing them and territorial governments to review as well as investments in healing, wrongs. We're waiting." ment gain by Mike says she's been "waiting and around the world, and amend their respective statutes commemoration, wellness, language sending us south Part One of a Two-Part Series whether it was to of limitations to ensure that they and culture initiatives. Our goal is to waiting and waiting." for school," she "Here we are. I'm 59. Fifty years subject them to conform to the principle that govern- work with survivors to bring healing, said. segregated hospi- ments and other entities cannot rely closure and resolution to this dark later and I have no more information The group has been fighting the tals … it all follows the same theme on limitation defences to defend legal chapter in our shared history." than I had before. None of us are federal government in court for 10 – which is 'we know what's best for actions of historical abuse brought by While Cooper says the federal getting any younger. In fact, I think years. Lawyer Steven Cooper, who them,'" he said. Aboriginal people." government deserves full credit for one of the girls that had been down for almost 30 years has acted for The name of this particular proThe Attorney General of Can- implementing a complete change of is older than me and she's been sick." people who have been "the victims of gram of assimilation, The Eskimo ada is the defendant in both claims. approach to historical injustices on The claim seeks $250,000 for colonial thinking and racist policies," Experiment, is the most telling, he The Department of Justice forwarded large claims, he notes that's not the each of the seven for breach of fiducirepresents all seven in two claims says. ary duty and the corresponding negaquestions from Nunavut News to the case with the smaller claims. filed at the Nunavut Court of Justice "This was an experiment with new Department of Crown-Indigen"The Experimental Eskimos tive effects and $100,000 in punitive, in January 2008. children," he said. "By starting with ous Relations and Northern Affairs claim is almost as old as the New- aggravated, or exemplary damages Their case is one of several children, our government chose (CIRNA). foundland and Labrador residential for the intentional loss of Inuit culexamples of systematic assimila- consciously, in my view, to take Citing the "fundamental shift in School claim – 2007 versus 2008 ture, plus legal costs. tion efforts –  including residential advantage of their vulnerability and the relationship between the Crown – and much, much older than the But Mike says she will consider schools, Indian hospitals, the Sixties malleability without having a clue, and Inuit," spokesperson Stephanie Sixties Scoop, which was only com- the legal claim successful as closure Scoop – that lasted from a century to possibly not even caring, about the Palma stated via e-mail that "finding menced last year, yet we have diffi- "if it includes all documents perseveral decades. a new way forward to resolve litiga- culty getting the feds to pay attention taining to being sent to Nova Scotia." consequences." "They were all part of the same Yet, Mike feels some fear about When claims for the seven were tion in a compassionate, respectful to it," he said. colonial thinking. 'These are savages, filed, the Conservative government and fair manner is key to advancing Cooper is concerned with a fed- what might be found in government we are the superior culture. We are in power threatened to quash them, reconciliation with Inuit. It is an eral election on the horizon. files. going to train them to be more like insisting too much time had passed. important path to renewing the Inuit"Action in this case must equate to "Maybe it's something I won't be us, and less like them.' They did it Cooper and his clients kept their Crown relationship, based on recog- coming to the negotiation table with able to handle."

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ᓯᒥᐅᓂ ᑮᓇᐃᓐᓇᖅ, ᓴᐅᒥᐊᓂ, ᑯᕆᔅ ᐊᓂᖕᒥᐅᖅ, ᔪᐃᓕ ᕕᕕ, ᔪᐊᔨ ᖃᖅᑲᓯᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓐ ᖃᖅᑲᓯᖅ ᑐᓴᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥᐅᑦ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᑕ ᐅᓪᓗᐊᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐄᐳᓗ 3-ᒥ.

HAMLET DAY IN PANG

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Simeonie Keenainuk, left, Chris Aningmiu, Joilee Veevee, George Qaqasaq and Ben Qaqasiq provide the music for Pangnirtung's Hamlet Day celebrations April 3.

'Let's make Nunavut roar': speaker Inuit participation and territory-wide prosperity themes at four-day mining symposium

"Do that every day," he said. Regarding emerging technologies, Nunavut Iqaluit could be the world's leading test case, Coates Do not underestimate Inuit, keynote speak- said. er Dr. Ken Coates cautioned hundreds of indusOn training, "we don't do it right. Don't just try delegates in his opening salvo at the 2018 train for trades, train for the next generation Nunavut Mining Symposium of work." April 10. Coates said people are lookCoates, an academic who ing to the North like never came of age in the Yukon when before. While Inuit traditions that territory seemed to be must and should be maintained, "opening a mine every second there is a new Arctic developing. day", variously addressed Nuna"It’s an Arctic that is based vummiut and visitors, offering on sharing resource wealth, and advice to both in his 50-minute sharing and building it together. Dr. Ken Coates address. Mining and resource develop"Indigenous communities ment are not incompatible with support properly-done resource Indigenous self-determination. development," he said. "If they live in remote What is different about what's going on is that regions, and the majority of Indigenous people decisions are going to be made in the North," in Canada live in remote areas, small towns, he said. isolated areas, there is only one opportunity for economic prosperity. There is only one Participation, not consultation way they can break away from dependence on Parliamentary secretary to the federal Mingovernment." ister of Natural Resources Kim Rudd was He said Nunavut's small population is not at the symposium, meeting with a variety of a weakness, it's a strength. Take a whole- delegates, Nunavut leaders and Nunavummiut, territory approach to training, welcome gender sharing her government's Canadian Minerals diversity, embrace emerging technologies, he and Metals Plan and Arctic Policy Framework. counselled. Canada needs to provide Nunavut Rudd told Nunavut News she thinks resource with fast and affordable broadband, and Inuit development is a game-changer for Nunavut. must be full partners in resource development. "By game-changer I mean economic "Canada is an incomplete confederation," he development, education, quality of life, moving said, pointing to the failure to connect Nunavut people into the middle class. Natural resources to the south with affordable high-speed inter- is at the heart of that," she said. net. And he said practical sovereignty requires "As the federal government we recognize proper housing. that with our natural resource projects we have "The housing crisis is a monumental failure to have not just Indigenous consultation but and you move on it slowly. That's not practical Indigenous participation, and Nunavut is doing sovereignty, is it?" he asked. that well." Mining companies must work collaboraPremier Paul Quassa and Inuit leaders will tively with Inuit in a systematic way, and Inuit accompany Rudd next week at the United must understand the companies must make a Nations to discuss co-management of the Arcprofit. Coates mentioned the Grays Bay Road tic, she said. and Port project, a collaboration between the "It's important to have the people who Government of Nunavut and the Kitikmeot understand the realities at the table as a Inuit Association, working with industry. partner, not just putting their two cents in by Michele LeTourneau Northern News Services

ᐋᓕᔅ ᐃᕼᐊᓗᐊᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᒥᐅᖅ, ᒫᓐᓇ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᔫᕐᔪᐊᓂᒃ ᐊᖁᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓘᔭᐅᑉ ᑰᖓᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᐃᓚᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᐊᖑᑏᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐅᔭᕋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᒃᔪᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᑎᐅᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᖏᑦᑐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ.

"Canada is an incomplete confederation."

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Alice Ehaloak of Cambridge Bay, who is currently a heavy equipment operator at the Mary River mine, is one of three who spoke about their years of experience as women in a male-dominated industry as part of a Nunavut Mining Symposium panel on gender diversity in mining. but involved in the nuts and bolts of it in terms of what the framework looks like." Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern, who is the president of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities, said Nunavut communities and Inuit recognize the need for resource development. "But sharing resources must be done responsibly, and other communities that are not adjacent to mines also want to participate in the mining sector. If mining companies are prepared to fly people from all different parts

of southern Canada to work at the mines, it should be reasonable and possible for people in other communities to be able to be trained and to be employed in the mining sector," said Redfern. Redfern appreciates how Coates stressed the need for flexibility and creativity. Coates' final words about the global significance of Nunavut: "Let's make Nunavut roar." "You're on the front lines, whether you want to or not – the front lines of Indigenous selfdetermination," he said.


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Meadowbank miner aiming for the top Baker Lake's Natasha Nagyougalik is a mother and role model able to hold her own by Michele LeTourneau Northern News Services

Qamanittuaq/Baker Lake

ᓇᑕᓴ ᓇᒡᔪᒐᓕᒃ ᖃᒪᓂ'ᑐᐊᒥᐅᑕᖅ, ᐅᕙ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᑕᕆᐊᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᖅ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕌᓂᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᓯᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᐊᖏᓛᒥᒃ ᐱᖁᑎᒥᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᒥᑐᐸᐃᒃ ᒎᓗᑎᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ – ᑖᓐᓇ RH120. ᑐᖏᓂᐊᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᓯᔨᐅᓕᕈᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᑕᐅᖃᑕᐅᓗᓂ.

Natasha Nagyougalik began work at Meadowbank in 2010 as a young mother to a three-year old son. Now Aidan is 11 and mom has climbed the Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. career ladder to a top rung. She works as a dispatcher, but has also learned to operate the $2-million RH120 shovel, one of the largest and most sophisticated pieces of equipment in the global mining industry. "In high school, I started off working at the local Northern store," Nagyougalik said. Then she saw job openings advertised by Agnico as either a dishwasher or housekeeper. She went for dishwasher. Five months later, she saw a posting for a month of heavy equipment training in Morrisburg, Ont. That was before Agnico brought simulator training to the mine site. "My best friend was working at the mine as well and she was convincing me. We went together for that course. I came back to Meadowbank as a haul truck driver," she said. A balancing act Working two weeks in and two weeks out was hard at first. "It was difficult. I had my son waiting at home for me. But I had to also provide for my siblings, all my family, pretty much. I talked with my mum. She would take care of my son when I'd go work. At that time, there were no jobs in town. So that was our best option," she recalled. "At the beginning, he wanted to be with my mum because my mum spoiled the heck out of him. He was so excited for me to leave. Now, it's completely opposite. I thought the older he would grow, it would be easier, but it's harder for both of us." Nevertheless, when Nagyougalik talks about work, there is determination and pride in her voice. She's not the only one who is proud. Agnico's senior vice-president of environment, sustainable development and people Louise Grondin spoke of Nagyougalik as a role model with great pride at the Nunavut Mining Symposium's panel on gender diversity in mining. From the haul truck, Nagyougalik moved on through the dozer, the loader, excavator, grader, wheel dozer, and then the RH120 shovel. The machine is gigantic.

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Natasha Nagyougalik of Baker Lake, seen here working mine dispatch, has just qualified to operate one of the largest and most sophisticated pieces of equipment in the global mining industry at Meadowbank Gold Mine – the RH120. Next up, she has set her sights on a management position. "It's alright in the cab. I'm just used to operating machinery. I find it normal … ish." She's reached the top of that career ladder. Nagyougalik also does dispatch – but don't be deceived by that innocent little word. Working on a Wenco database system, she monitors all the heavy machinery. "There's a map of the whole pit and roads. I can see where all the trucks are," she said, adding it can sometimes be high pressure. The system tracks all the heavy equipment to ensure the mine is producing ore at the desired tonnage level, trucks and equipment are fueled, and trucks are present where shovels require them. "I have to also watch the crusher," she said. All this ensures Meadowbank produces the

gold it said it would within a given 12-hour period. What's next for Nagyougalik? "I'm going to try and work so hard and my goal is to become one of the top five Inuit in management for Agnico. That's a big thing to say but … I'll try," she said. It's long been Agnico's goal to have its Nunavut mines managed entirely by Inuit. "Our big push now is to move more of our Inuit workers into the managerial part of the operation," said director of corporate communications and public affairs Dale Coffin. "We've been there 10 years and we're seeing a more experienced work force than the early days. Those coming in at the entry level, now they're the experienced workers and they're

assuming the positions now that we had to rely on a southern work force for. It's very satisfying. In the department Natasha is a part of we haven't hired from the south since 2012." Five years ago, Nagyougalik told co-workers she would one day drive the RH120 shovel – and here she is. There's every reason to trust she'll reach her next goal. She's found the company supportive. "Big time. They're like my family. I love how their system is." Already, she is a role model. "Every time a new group comes in for work readiness or site readiness, where they do a pit tour, some of the trainers mention me. Those new people say, 'I want to be like you. I'm so proud of you.' Mainly, the girls," she said.

ᖃᒪᓂ'ᑐᐊᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᒍᒪᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᒥᑐᐸᐃᒃᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᑕᓴ ᓇᒡᔪᒐᓕᒃ ᐊᓈᓇᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐆᒃᑑᑎᑦᓯᐊᕙᐅᑉᓗᓂᓗ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᖅ

ᓇᑕᓴ ᓇᒡᔪᒐᓕᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᒥᑐᐸᐃᒃᒥ 2010-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑑᑉᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᓇᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᖑᑎᑯᓗᖕᒧᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪ, ᐄᑕᓐ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᓕᖅᖢᓂ 11-ᓂᒃ ᐊᓈᓇᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᑉᓗᓂ Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.ᑯᓐᓂ ᖁᑦᓯᒃᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᓕᖅᐳᖅ. ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᑎᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑎᒋᔭᐅᑉᓗᓂᓗ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᐊᖁᒍᓐᓇᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᑭᖃᖅᑎᒋᔪᒥᒃ $2-ᒥᓕᔭᓐᑖᓚᓂᒃ RH120ᒥᒃ ᐳᐊᕐᕆᑎᕐᔪᐊᓕᖕᒥᒃ, ᐊᖏᓛᖑᖃᑕᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᕈᑎᒥᒃ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᓇᓂᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓗ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ. “ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᖢᑕ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖓ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖕᒥ,” ᓇᒡᔪᒐᓕᒃ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑕᑯᓕᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᒥᒃ ᐅᐃᕆᓴᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᑕᕆᐊᓂ ᓂᕐᕆᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᕐᒥᒃᑎᒃᓴᒥᒃ ᐅᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᐃᔨᒃᓴᒥᒃ. ᓂᕐᕆᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᕐᒥᒃᑎᒃᓴᐅᒍᒪᑉᓗᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖅᑖᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑕᖅᑭᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᕐᒪᑕ, ᑕᑯᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᓗᒃᑖᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒃᓴᒥᒃ ᐅᖁᒪᐃᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖁᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᕈᑎᕐᔪᐊᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ Morrisburg, Ont-ᒥ. ᑕᒡᕙ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᑕᕆᐊᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒃᓴᖅᑖᓚᐅᖏᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕕᖕᒥᖕᓂ. “ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᕋ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᑕᕆᐊᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᑎᓚᐅᕐᒪᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑕᐅᖁᑉᓗᓂᖓ. ᐱᖃᑎᒌᑦᖢᓄᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᒃ. ᐅᑎᕋᒪ ᒥᑐᐸᐃᒃᒧᑦ ᐅᓯᖃᑦᑕᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᕈᑎᒥᒃ ᐊᖁᑎᐅᓕᖅᖢᖓ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᓄᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᖅᐸᒃᖢᓂ ᓄᖅᑲᖓᓕᖅᐸᒃᖢᓂᓗ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᓄᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ.

“ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐃᕐᓂᕋ ᐅᑕᕿᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᕙᑉᑎᓐᓂ. ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑲᔪᕆᐊᖃᕋᑉᑭᑦ ᓄᑲᒃᑲ ᐊᓂᒃᑲᓗ, ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓚᒃᑲ. ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑎᒋᑉᓗᒍ ᐊᓈᓇᒐ. ᐸᐃᕆᔪᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᕐᓂᒻᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᓕᕌᖓᒪ. ᑕᐃᑉᓱᒪᓂᓗ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖃᓚᐅᖏᒻᒪᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. “ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐊᓈᓇᒻᓃᒍᒪᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᓈᓇᒪ ᓇᒡᓕᒋᓗᐊᕐᒪᒍ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᓯᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᕐᓂᐊᓕᕋᒪ. ᑕᐃᒪ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᖏᓕᖅᐳᖅ. ᐃᓱᒪᓚᐅᕋᒪ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑉᓗᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᐊᕋᓱᒋᓚᐅᕋᒃᑯ ᕿᒪᒋᐊᒃᓴᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᕗᖅ ᑕᒪᑉᑎᓐᓄᑦ.” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᓇᒡᔪᒐᓕᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓕᕌᖓᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᓴᕆᒪᓱᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᐱᑦᖢᓂᓗ ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᓂᐱᖓ. ᓴᕆᒪᓱᒃᑐᑐᐊᖑᖏᑉᐳᖅ. ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᑉ ᑐᖏᓕᖓ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᓗᐃᔅ ᒍᕈᑕᓐᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᒡᔪᒐᓕᖕᒥᒃ ᐆᑑᑎᒋᔭᐅᑦᓯᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔭᖅᑐᖃᑕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕐᔪᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖅᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᑕᕆᐊᓂ. ᐅᓯᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓕᖕᒥᒃ ᐊᖁᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ, ᓇᒡᔪᒐᓕᒃ ᐳᐊᕐᕆᑎᕐᔪᐊᓕᖕᒥᒃ ᐊᖁᖃᑦᑕᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᓂᐅᕋᐃᒍᑎᓕᖕᒥᒡᓗ, ᐳᐊᕐᕆᔭᐅᑎᓕᕐᒥᒡᓗ, ᓴᓕᒎᑎᓕᖕᒥᒡᓗ, ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑖᑉᓱᒥᖓ RH120 ᐳᐊᕐᕆᑎᕐᔪᐊᓕᖕᒥᒃ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐊᖁᖃᑦᑕᖅᑕᖓ ᐊᖏᔪᒻᒪᕆᐅᑉᓗᓂ.

“ᖃᓄᐃᖏᑦᑐᖅ ᐊᖁᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᑭᒪᑉᓗᓂ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᒐᒪ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ. ᖃᓄᐃᖏᑦᓯᐊᖅᑐᑦ ... ᖃᓄᐃᖏᒻᒪᑕ.” ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᒋᐊᖃᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖅ. ᓇᒡᔪᒐᓕᒃ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᑎᐅᖃᑦᑕᕆᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᕈᑎᒦᑦᑐᓄᑦ – ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᑐᐊᕆᔭᐅᒋᐊᖃᖏᑉᐳᖅ. ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᓂ Wenco ᖃᐅᔨᒪᒍᑎᖃᖅᖢᓂ, ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᖁᒪᐃᑦᑐᓕᕆᒍᑎᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖃᑦᑕᖅᐸᖏᑦ. “ᓄᓇᖑᐊᖅᑕᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᑕᕆᐊᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐃᑎᖅᓴᓂᒃ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᓂᒡᓗ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᖓ ᓄᓇᒃᖂᕈᑎᑦ ᓇᓃᒻᒪᖔᑕ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᖁᒪᐃᑦᑐᓕᕆᒍᑎᓂᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᑕᕆᐊᕋᓗᐊᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᖃᑉᓯᓂᒡᓗ ᐅᖁᒪᐃᓐᓂᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ, ᓄᓇᒃᑰᕈᑎᑦ ᐱᖁᑎᓪᓗ ᐅᖅᓴᒃᓯᒪᒐᓗᐊᕐᒪᖔᑕᓗ ᐱᑕᖃᕋᓗᐊᕐᒪᖔᑕᓗ ᐅᓯᔭᒃᓴᖃᕐᕕᐅᔪᓂ. “ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᓯᒪᑉᓗᖓᓗ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᓯᖃᓕᒍᑎᓂᒃ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᒥᑐᐸᐃᒃ ᒎᓗᑎᓯᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᑲᕋᓂ 12-ᓂ. ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᐸ ᓇᒡᔪᒐᓕᒃ? “ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓗᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐊᖅᐳᖓ ᐱᒍᒪᔭᒃᑲ ᐊᑐᕈᒪᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓅᑉᓗᖓ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᒋᔭᐅᑉᓗᖓ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᓯᔨᖑᕈᒪᑉᓗᖓ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᑕᕆᐊᓂ. ᐊᖏᔪᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔭᕋ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ... ᐆᒃᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᐸᕋ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ.


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New Iqaluit terminal shut down for a day

ᖃᖓᑕᓲᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᑭᑦᑐᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᐄᐳᓗ 9-ᒥ 10-ᒥᓗ ᓂᐅᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᒃᑯᕕᑐᖃᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᖅᓯᕕᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᐃᒃᓯᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑭᖑᓂᖓᒍᑦ ᓄᑖᒥ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᒃᑯᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᑦ ᐊᓂᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᑯᒪᖅᑯᑎᖏᑕ ᐊᐅᓚᐅᑎᖓ ᓱᕋᖕᒪᑦ.

Northern lights explained, Cape Dorset-style

Passengers arriving by air to Iqaluit April 9 and 10 are bused to the old terminal to claim their luggage after the new Iqaluit International Airport terminal was evacuated due to a generator malfunction.

Iqaluit The new Iqaluit International Airport terminal was closed and evacuated late afternoon April 9 after a generator malfunctioned. “No one was hurt and there was no fuel spill. The evacuation of the building was a precautionary measure. An investigation continues into the cause of the mechanical failure,” stated Economic Development and Transportation’s manager of communications Matthew Illaszewicz. The terminal reopened the next afternoon. Arriving passengers were bused to the old terminal, where they were able to pick up their luggage. – Michele LeTourneau

Toronto Ten artists from Cape Dorset are bringing some extra light, and some illuminating cultural tales, to residents and visitors in Toronto. As part of an exhibit known as Northern Lamps, the artists’ stories about the Northern lights perch atop colourfully-lit podiums in downtown Toronto, at King and Bay streets. Written in Inuktitut, English and French are the words of Ashoona Ashoona, Shuvinai Ashoona, Qavavau Manumie, Tapaungai Niviaqsi, Taqialuk Nuna, Cee Pootoogook, Qabaroak Qatsiya, Niveaksie Quvianaqtuliaq, Elisapee Samayualie Pudlat and Joemie Takpaungai. There’s also a brief description of each artist accompanying the stories and each was able to choose the colour that lights up their podium, said William Huffman, marketing manager for Dorset Fine Arts, which partnered with TD Bank Group to create the installation. Huffman interviewed each of the participating artists in December. There’s a common theme of folklore where Inuit parents told their children to come home before dark, otherwise the Northern lights would come down and hit them on the head, he said. However, there are also more personal tales that were unique to each individual.

ᐅᑯᐊ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᑲᓚᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᕖᑦ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥᐅᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᖓᑕ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖃᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᓴᓇᖑᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᐅᖅᑲᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᑎᔭᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᑯᒪᖅᑯᑎᖑᐊᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐊᑐᓂ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᓇᐸᔪᑦ ᖄᖓᒍᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ, ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑎᑐᑦ ᐅᐃᕖᑎᑐᓪᓗ, ᑕᑯᑎᑦᑎᔾᔪᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᒻᒥᒃᑰᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥᐅᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᖓᓂ ᐃᓂᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᖕᒪᑕ ᑭᓐᖓᒥᐅᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖅᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᖅᓴᕐᓂᖑᐊᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕕᐊᓂ.

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These colourfully-lit podiums stand in downtown Toronto as part of an art installation called Northern Lamps. Each of the podiums has a personal story on top, written in Inuktitut, English and French, informing readers of the special connection between Cape Dorset artists and the Northern lights.

photo courtesy of Frank Reardon Photos

“One of the stories talks about after an artist passed away – an artist known for drawing animals – the Northern lights ... started to look like animals in the sky as a way of acknowledging the passing of the artist,” Huffman said. “Another talked about the father being lost on a hunting expedition and it was the Northern lights appearing in the sky that got them back on their trail by illuminating the area. It was really interesting moments of how they relate to the land and to this phenomenon, the aurora borealis.” The exhibit runs until May 30. – Derek Neary

Museum is Toonik Tyme central

Iqaluit Toonik Tyme, on its 53rd year, kicked off April 12 and continues to April 22. Dubbed Toonik Tyme central, the Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre is the place to go to find out what’s going on and where. It’s also a great place to warm up after watching events located behind the museum, such as dog sled racing, skijoring and games planned out on the ice. Meanwhile, the museum’s slate of films for the rest of the month include a showing of Birth of a Family for National Canadian Film Day the evening of April 18 at 7:30 p.m. “This is our fourth year screening films for this exciting event,” stated the museum’s Aaron Watson in a news release. “Birth of a Family chronicles three sisters and a brother reuniting for the first time since the infamous Sixties Scoop.” – Michele LeTourneau

Gjoa Haven dancers prevail at square dance showdown

Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay The Uqshuqtuuq Mumigtiit Dancers from Gjoa Haven took the $5,000 top prize at the four-team Cambridge Bay Square Dance Showdown April 5 to 8. The Ukaliit Numiqtiit Dancers from Kugluktuk finished in second spot while the Ikaluktutiak Aqhaliak Dancers from Cambridge Bay placed third and the Anayoak Square Dance Group, also from Cambridge Bay, wound up fourth. The prizes for second through fourth place were $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000, respectively. Close to 40 dancers participated. It was Cambridge Bay’s first square dance showdown, according to Nora Niptanatiak-Evaglok, who co-organized the event with Karen Kamoayok. “We had a lot of support, a lot of sponsors and a lot of volunteers. It went very well,” Niptanatiak-Evaglok said, adding that the high school was “pretty packed” with spectators most nights.

There was a moment of silence held during the closing ceremonies to remember deceased square dancers and then the fiddler played Amazing Grace. “It was very touching,” said Niptanatiak-Evaglok. There was one temporary drawback after it was all over, however. “Just a bit sore today,” she said following four days of dancing. – Derek Neary

Nattiq Frolics set for this week

Kugluktuk The Nattiq Frolics spring carnival kicks off Monday and runs through Sunday, April 22. The event schedule features an array of activities including a seal hunt, team ice chiselling, harpoon throwing, a variety of snowmobile races, youth and adult jigging contests, a cribbage tournament, a traditional dress contest, a corporate challenge, a talent show, and a chef cook-off featuring the best moose, muskox, fish, bannock and dessert. Recreation coordinator Matt Craddock will be experiencing the festival for the first time. He said he’s looking forward to the activities on the ice but he’s also keen to taste some of the dishes from the cook-off. “I’m a food guy... that should be a fun one,” he said, adding that he’s sampled moose and muskox before but char will be new to him. “I’ve heard a lot of good things about the char soup,” he said. Craddock added that he’s hopeful plenty of volunteers will come out to help make the carnival an overwhelming success. – Derek Neary

Summer student jobs available with GN

Nunavut The Government of Nunavut is accepting applications from students for summer employment. The Summer Student Employment Equity Program is offered every year to secondary and post-secondary students to encourage continuous learning and foster skill and career development, according to a news release. While the Department of Finance accepts applications until July 6, most jobs begin in April, May and June. The department has a special information page on its website with all the pertinent information. Priority hiring consideration is given to Nunavut Inuit students, the department stated. – Michele LeTourneau

QIA hosts Mary River review and feast

Sanirajak/Hall Beach The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is hosting the annual Mary River mine project review forum in Hall Beach April 17 and 18 at the community hall. The review is intended to provide an opportunity to discuss the effects of the mine on the impacted communities. Delegates will include Qikiqtani community directors, and representative elders and youth from Hall Beach, Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Iglulik and Pond Inlet. A community feast is planned, as well as an information session about the new Q-STEP (Qikiqtani Skills and Training for Employment Partnership) program and Tuttarvik, QIA’s Inuit Labour Pool Database. “The event will be an opportunity to recognize Q-STEP participants from Hall Beach, celebrate the partnerships that make the program possible, and introduce the program to more Inuit,” according to the news release. – Michele LeTourneau


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ᐹᓐᓇᑲᐃᒃᑐᖅᑐᑦ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᑕ ᐅᓪᓗᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᖓᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑏᑦ, ᒥᔪᖓᓪᓗ, ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᓂᓗ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓘᑎ ᑲᔅᑎᓗ ᐃᒐᔪᖅ ᓂᕿᓂᒃ ᑭᓕᒃᓂᒃ ᓵᑦᑑᔭᓂᒃᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᓪᓛᕈᓐᒥᑕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᐃᒐᔨᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᓪᓛᕈᒻᒥᑕᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐄᐳᓗ 2-ᒥ, ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖑᓚᐅᕈᓯᐊᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᐊᓂ ᑭᒻᒥᕈᒻᒥ ᐄᐳᓗ 2-ᒥ.

ᖃᖅᑲᓕᐅᑉ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᑕ ᐅᓪᓗᐊᓂᒃ. “ᐅᓪᓛᕈᒻᒥᑕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐸᐅᖓᓂᒃ ᐆᕆᔾᔨᔅᓂᒃ ᓂᐅᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᑕᓗ ᑳᐱᓂᒃ, ᑏᓂᒃ ᐃᒥᒐᕐᓂᒃᓗ, ᓵᑦᑐᔮᓂᒃ ᐹᓐᑲᐃᒃᔅᓕᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓂᕿᖃᖅᖢᒍ ᑭᓕᒃᒥᒃ,” ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᓕᕆᔨᖓᑦ ᑭᒻᐳᓕ ᔭᖕ. “ᒥᔪᓗ ᐅᕙᒍᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕆᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᓪᓗ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᖓᓂ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᐃᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ.” ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᖃᑦᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᖓᓂ ᐃᒐᔨᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᐃᔨᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃᓗ ᑭᖑᓂᖓᒍᑦ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᓂᑦ ᑐᓂᐅᖅᑲᒐᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ 30-ᓂᒃ ᐃᓯᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᑕ ᐊᑎᖓᓂᒃ ᑕᖅᓴᓖᑦ ᓇᓴᐃᑦ, ᐃᕐᖑᓰᑦ ᐃᒥᕈᑏᓪᓗ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᑭᖕᒥᒃᑯᑦ ᑯᐊᐸᖓᓂᑦ ᓄᐊᑕᒃᑯᓐᓂᓪᓗ ᓂᕿᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᐃᒻᒪᖄ 400-ᖏᓐᓃᒻᒪᑕ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᖃᐃᔪᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᕐᓕ 150-ᓂᒃ ᐊᒃᓱᑲᓪᓚᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ, ᐅᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᔭᖕ. “ᐅᓄᖅᓯᕖᖓᓚᐅᑲᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᓂ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ.”

ᐋᓐᑐᕉ ᐳᐃᑦ, ᓴᐅᒥᐊᓂ, ᑰᑎ ᐳᐃᑦ, ᓴᓐᑎ ᕿᓕᖅᑎ, ᓯᕗᓂᖓᓂ ᓴᐅᒥᐊᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒥᓕ ᕿᓕᖅᑎ ᓂᕆᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᓪᓛᕈᒻᒥᑕᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐹᓐᑲᐃᒃᓂᒃ, ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂᓴᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐃᓚᐃᔭ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ ᑐᓄᐊᒎᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᑯᕇᓇ ᓚᒫᒃ, ᑕᓕᖅᐱᐊᓂ, ᑲᒪᔨᐅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ.

Ruth Castillo fires up some Klik to accompany pancakes at the community breakfast held for Hamlet Day in Kimmirut April 2.

Andrew Boyd, left, Cody Boyd, Sandy Killiktee, front left, and Emily Killiktee are ready to enjoy a pancake breakfast, as elder Eliyah Padluq strolls by. Corina Lamarche, right, is on service duty.

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by Kimberley Young Kimmirut

Northern News Services

Government of Nunavut (GN) employees, along with the mayor, a hamlet councillor and the senior administrative officer headed to the kitchen April 2, to host a community breakfast at Qaqqalik School in honour of Hamlet Day. "We served oranges, coffee, tea and juice, pancakes and Klik," said SAO Kimberley Young. "The mayor and myself were there to help serve and a councillor helped in the preparation the day before."

ᑖᓂᐊᓕ ᐃᑎᓗᕗ, ᓴᐅᒥᐊᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒋᐳᕆᐊᓕ ᐆᐱᖕ ᐹᓐᑲᐃᒃᓂᒃ ᓵᑦᑐᔮᓕᐅᖅᑐᑦ.

Daniel Adelowo, left, and Gabriel Obeng are on pancake duty.

A variety of GN employees cooked and cleaned up afterwards. The hamlet donated 30 door prizes comprised of hamlet toques, coffee mugs and water bottles. The Kimik Co-op and the Northern Store donated the food. With 400 people in the community, an attendance of 150 was pretty high, said Young. "There were a lot of people over two hours." – text by Michele LeTourneau

ᐅᓪᓛᕈᒻᒥᑕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᑲᑎᖓᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ. ᓴᐅᒥᐊᓂᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓗᒍ, ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓯᐅᑎᑦ ᐅᓘᑎ ᑲᔅᑎᓗ, ᒥᔪᖓᑦ ᓂᖏᐅᓛᖅ ᕿᓕᖅᑎ, ᐳᕙᒃᓗᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓯᐅᑎ ᒌᐳᕆᐊᓕ ᐆᐱᖕ, ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓯᐅᑎ ᐋᓂᑭ ᑯᕆᒃ-ᒪᒃᓖᓐ, ᖃᖅᑲᓕᐅᑉ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨ ᐃᑦ ᕕᓕᓐ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨ ᑯᕇᓇ ᓚᒫᒃ, ᑕᐸᐅᖓᐃ ᐳᓪᓚᑦ ᐃᕐᖑᑕᖓᓗ ᓴᐃᒪᓐ, ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓᑕ ᑐᖓᓕᖓ ᑭᕕᓐ ᓂᐅᕆᖕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᒪᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓯᐅᑎ ᑖᓂᐊᓪ ᐃᑕᓗᕗ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᓚᐅᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐅᑯᐊ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᓯᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎ ᓲᓯ ᐅᓈᓕᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓᑦ ᑭᒻᐳᓕ ᔭᖕ.

The breakfast hosts gather together. From left, registered nurse Ruth Castillo, Mayor Ningeolaa Killiktee, tuberculosis nurse Gabriel Obeng, nurse-in-charge Anke Krug-Maclean, Qaqqalik School teacher Ed Flynn, social worker Corina Lamarche, Tapaungai Pudlat and grandson Simon, vice-principal Kevin Nearing and mental health nurse Daniel Adelowo. Missing from photo are community health representative Susie Onalik and senior administrative officer Kimberley Young.


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Judge hears Meeko sentencing submissions, revokes bail by Michele LeTourneau Northern News Services

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Lawyers on both sides say former teacher Johnny Meeko – convicted in December on 27 counts for sex crimes against children – should face less than four years in prison for his crimes. Justice Neil Sharkey heard sentencing submissions from Crown and defence lawyers at the Nunavut Court of Justice April 13. Crown prosecutor Priscilla Ferrazzi and defence lawyer Stephanie Boydell had reached prior agreement to jointly submit stays regarding 13 of 27 convictions based on the Kienapple principle, a leading Supreme Court of Canada decision establishing the rule that an accused cannot be convicted of two offences where they both arise out of substantially the same facts.

The remaining 14 convictions should be registered, they argued, presenting count-by-count sentencing suggestions for each remaining conviction. Meeko maintains his innocence, does not acknowledge the court's decision, and has expressed no remorse. Crown prosecutor Priscilla Ferrazzi said the mitigating factor associated with a guilty plea or remorse is not present in Meeko's case. Ultimately, Ferrazzi suggested Sharkey, based on sentencing trends, will have to view Meeko's matter with regard to denunciation, deterrence and rehabilitation, though she suggested that when dealing with children under 18, the first two are primary. Ferrazzi submitted a consecutive sentence of 18 years and seven months. After applying the principle

of totality, which says punishments should not be unduly harsh, she submitted a suggested five-year sentence. Adjusted for time served, the Crown's recommended sentence was three years, seven months and two days in a penitentiary. "You suggest it should be adjusted globally from 18 down to five. Now I'm wondering, why not 18 down to 11 or down to nine," said Sharkey. Defence lawyer Boydell asserted that Ferrazzi relied heavily on Justice Robert Kilpatrick's 2015 sentencing decision of convicted child molester and former Oblate priest Eric Dejaeger, and argued that Meeko's crimes were not comparable to the Dejaeger's more egregious crimes. Boydell suggested a starting point of eight years, nine months, reduced by the principles of totality to 3.4 years, minus pre-trial custody. She

submitted Meeko should now serve two years less a day in the territory. The Gladue principle will be applied to Meeko, and his time at residential school and separation from his parents and community may be a mitigating factor. Sharkey also received five victim impact statements. One victim, known as X in Sharkey's written decision, attempted to deliver her statement orally by video link from the health centre in Sanikiluaq. As regards to X, Meeko was convicted of sexual interference, sexual assault, and assault. X requested that Meeko not be visible to her. She trembled and cried, and shakily attempted to read her prepared victim impact statement. "I can hear you very well. Take a deep breath and just start reading," said Sharkey.

X's reading was mostly unintelligible, but she could be heard saying the school, where many of Meeko's offences took place, brings back too many bad memories. "The fear I have is that the family members will go after me or my family," she said. Meeko was a respected teacher, Canadian Ranger, and church treasurer in his home community of Sanikiluaq, and the Crown suggested he abused that power and trust. However, the defence stated it should not be forgotten that Meeko was also a contributor to his community, as a hunter and by providing a variety of other services, such as to elders. Meeko was free on bail until the hearing. Sharkey ordered him to voluntarily turn himself in to the Baffin Correctional Centre by noon April 17. His sentencing is April 26.


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ᕗᕌᖕᑭᓚᓐ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᖁᑎᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᒃᑎᖅᓯᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᖁᑎᖃᕈᑎᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᐱᖓᓲᔪᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᓂ ᐃᖓᓚᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᖅᑐᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖁᑎᕕᓂᖏᑦ ᐃᐅᕆᐱᔅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᐅᕈ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᓄᑦ, ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᖏᑦ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑕᐅᓂᐊᕋᓱᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐄᐳᓗ ᐃᓱᓕᑉᐸᑦ

ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒐᕙᒪᖓ ᑐᓴᕐᓇᖅᑐᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᕗᕌᖕᑭᓚᓐ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᕕᓂᖏᑦ ᐱᖁᑎᑖᕆᔭᐅᓂᐊᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᐄᐳᓗ ᐃᓱᓕᑉᐸᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᑐᓴᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᖓᓂᑦ ᕗᕌᖕᑭᓚᓐ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔪᐃᔩᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᖓᓂ. “ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐄᐳᓗ ᓄᖑᓕᖅᐸᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖁᑎᖏᑦ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒎᖅ ᑐᓴᕐᓇᖅᑐᑎᒎᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ,” ᕗᕆᑦ ᐲᑐᓯᓐ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐄᐳᓗ 12-ᒥ. “ᑲᓇᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᖓᓚᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᕈᑎᓕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑕᐃᒪ ᑐᓴᕐᓇᖅᑐᑎᒎᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓄᖑᓕᖅᐸᑦ. ᑐᑭᑖᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᒃᐱᖕᓇᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᖏᕈᑎᐊᓂ (IIBA)-ᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒥᕐᖑᐃᖅᓯᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᕗᕌᖕᑭᓚᓐ ᑲᓇᑕ ᓱᓕ ᐱᑕᖃᓚᐅᖏᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᒪᐅᖓᖅᓯᒪᓐᓂᕐᒪᑦ ᑕᐃᒪ ᒥᕐᖑᐃᖅᓯᕕᓕᐊᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᕈᑎᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ ᐃᓱᓕᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᖓᓂ, ᐅᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᐲᑐᓯᓐ, ᑖᓐᓇ ᓯᑕᒪᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ 7-ᓂ ᐃᓄᖃᖅᑐᒥ IIBA-ᒥᒃ ᐊᖏᕈᑎᓕᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᓪᓗᓂ. “ᕿᓚᓈᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐱᐊᓂᖕᓂᐊᕋᓱᒋᓪᓗᑕ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂᑦᑎᐊᖑᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ,” ᐅᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ. “ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓲᖑᖕᒪᑕ ᐃᓛᓂᐅᖏᑦᑑᒐᓗᐊᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒻᒪᑦ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᕈᓐᓇᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐋᔩᖃᑎᒌᒍᑕᐅᔪᑦ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖓᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᐃᓂᕋᐃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᖁᑎᑖᕆᓂᐊᕐᒪᔪᒃ (ᕗᕌᖕᑭᓚᓐ) ᕿᒪᒃᑕᕕᓂᖏᑦ ᑕᒫᓂ ᑎᒍᓂᐊᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᕌᓂᑐᐊᖅᐸᑕ ᑲᑐᔾᔭᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒥᕐᖑᐃᖅᓯᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᓪᓗ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᖏᑦᑐᖅ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑐᒍᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᖢᒍ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑕᐅᖕᒪᑕ ᐱᖁᑎᑖᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᑕᓂᒃ ᑖᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐱᖁᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᓕᕐᒪᑕ.” ᐃᖓᓚᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᖓᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐅᒃᑑᐸᒥ ᐱᖁᑎᖃᕈᑎᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓄᒃᑎᖅᓯᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᓂ ᕗᕌᖕᑭᓚᓐ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᕕᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ HMS Erebus ᐊᒻᒪᓗ HMS Terror ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᓄᑦ. ᒥᕐᖑᐃᖅᓯᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᖃᖅᑎᖓᑦ ᒦᒐᓐ ᐳᕌᑦᓕ ᐅᓪᓗᐊᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᕈᓐᓇᓚᐅᖏᒻᒪᑦ ᖃᖓᓪᓗᑐᖅ ᑕᒪᐅᖓ ᕗᕌᖕᑭᓚᓐ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᕕᓂᖏᑦ ᓄᒃᑎᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑕ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐋᔩᖃᑎᒌᒍᑕᐅᔪᑦ

ᐃᓱᓕᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᑐᓴᕐᓇᖅᑐᑎᒎᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑯᑎᒃ “ᖃᓂᑦᑐᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ.” “ᐃᓗᓕᖏᑦ ᐊᖏᕈᑏᑦ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᑕᕐᓂᒃ ᐱᖁᑎᑖᕈᑏᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖅᑕᖏᑦ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᖕᒪᑕ ᓱᓕ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐳᕌᑦᓕ, ᑐᓴᐅᒪᑎᑦᑎᔨᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒥᕐᖑᐃᖅᓯᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ. “ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒥᕐᖑᐃᖅᓯᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᓪᓗ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᔩᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᑖᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᑕᓂᒃ ᑯᐃ ᓄᓇᖓᓂᖔᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᒪᐅᖓ ᑎᑭᒃᑐᕕᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᐅᑎᖅᑎᑕᐅᔮᖏᒻᒪᑕᓕ ᑕᒫᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕕᖕᒥ ᓯᕐᓗᐊᒦᑦᑐᑦ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᕌᓂᒃᐸᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖕᒨᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ. ᐳᕌᑦᓕ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒥᕐᖑᐃᖅᓯᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᐃᒻᒪᖄᒎᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᐊᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᑕᓂᒃ ᐃᓗᐊᓃᖅᑐᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᕕᓃᑦ, ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᖅ ᓱᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᓯᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᒥᐊᖅᑐᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᑳᐱᑕᖏᓪᓗ ᑐᖁᔪᐃᓐᓇᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑕᒪᐅᓇ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑳᕐᕕᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᖅᑐᑦ. ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒥᕐᖑᐃᖅᓯᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᓕᖅᐸᑦ ᐳᐃᔪᕋᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᔨᓄᑦ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᕿᒥᕈᒋᐊᖅᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᓂᐅᕋᐃᒋᐊᖅᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃᓗ, ᐅᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ. ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᐅᕆᐱᔅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᐅᕈᒥ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᑕᖅ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᑦᑎᓕᒃᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕕᖕᒥ ᐅᕐᓱᖅᑑᒥ, ᓄᓇᓕᖓᑦ ᑖᓐᓇ ᖃᓂᓐᓂᖅᐹᖑᖕᒪᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᕕᓂᕐᓄᑦ. ᐸᕐᓇᐃᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᕐᓱᖅᑑᒥ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᑕᒃᑯᕕᖓᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓗᓕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᐊᖅᑎᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ - ᐃᓚᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ $16.9-ᒥᓕᐊᓐᑖᓚᓂ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒐᕙᒪᖓᓄᑦ - ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐅᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓕᓴᐅᑎᒋᔮᖏᒻᒪᑕ ᓱᓕ IIBA ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᖓᓂ. ᐋᔩᖃᑎᒌᒍᑕᐅᖕᒪᑕ, ᓱᓇᒃᑯᑖᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᖃᓄᕐᓗ ᓴᓇᒪᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑦ ᐃᒡᓗ ᑖᓐᓇ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᒃᓴᖅ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ, ᐅᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ. ᐊᑯᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ, “ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒥᕐᖑᐃᖅᓯᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑎᖃᓚᖓᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᕐᓱᖅᑑᒥ ᐸᕐᓇᒐᓱᐊᕐᓗᓂᒋᑦ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᑖᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᕕᓃᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᓇᑦᑎᓕᒃᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᓗᓂᓗ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᓕᕌᖓᑦ (ᓯᑎᐱᕆ

ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑐᑦ

ᖃᖅᑲᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎ ᔪᐊᔨᐊ ᐱᑦᓯᐅᓛᖅ, ᓴᐅᒥᐊᓂ, ᔨᓯᑲ ᐅᓈᓕᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐋᓂ ᓚᐃᑕ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᒥᖅᓱᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᒥᖅᓱᖅᑎᒧᑦ ᐃᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐱ ᐃᑦᑐᓗᒧᑦ. ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎ ᖃᖅᑲᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᒫᔨᒥ, ᓇᑯᕐᒦᒃ ᑭᒻᒥᕈᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎᔨᕆᔨᖏᑦ ᐊᑭᓖᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ.

photo courtesy of Terry Itulu

CULTURE AT SCHOOL

Qaqqalik School students Georgia Pitsiulak, left, Jessica Onalik and Annie Lyta learn all about sewing from sewing instructor and elder Elizabeth Itulu. Students at Qaqqalik School learned traditional skills in March, thanks to the Kimmirut District Education Authority.

ᓇᓚᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᐅᑕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐆᒥᖓ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑭᕕᓯᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᕕᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᐅᕆᐱᔅᒥᒃ, ᕗᕌᖕᑭᓚᓐᑯᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑳᕐᕕᒃᓴᒥᒃ ᕿᓂᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᕕᓂᐊᓂᒃ, ᐃᑭᕐᒥ ᑭᕕᓯᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᑯᐃᓐ ᒪᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᓱᐊᓂ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᕕᓂᖅ ᐃᐅᕆᐱᔅ ᓇᓂᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ 2014-ᒥ.

image courtesy of the Canadian Hydrographic Service

Using sonar technology, the Canadian Hydrographic Service was able to create this image of the Erebus, one of the Franklin expedition ships, on the ocean floor in the Queen Maud Gulf. The wreckage of the Erebus was found in 2014. 2-ᒥᑦ 10-ᒧᑦ), ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᖅᑎᑦᑎᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᕕᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᕼMS Ererbus-ᒥᒃ,” ᐅᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ. ᐅᕐᓱᖅᑑᒥᐅᑦ ᒥᔪᖓ ᔪᐊᓂ ᓴᓚᕆᓇ ᑭᐅᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᒎᖅ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᒥ “ᐅᑕᖅᑭᑦᑎᐊᕋᓱᐊᖅᑐᑦ” ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᓗᐊᖑᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᑕᒃᑯᕕᖕᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᒃ. “ᐃᓱᒪᔪᖓᓕ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᓗᑕ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᐅᖕᒪᑦ ᐊᓯᐊᒍᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖏᓐᓇᑦᑕ,” ᐅᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ, ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᓴᓇᔪᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐋᑐᕚᒥᐅᓄᑦ. “ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᒋᐊᖓᕐᕕᐊᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᐱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑕᐅᖁᒐᑦᑎᒍ ᐊᑯᓂᐊᓗᒃ ᑕᒫᓃᓐᓂᐊᓕᕐᒪᑕ.” ᓴᓚᕆᓇ ᐅᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᒫᓐᓇ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᒃᓴᕐᕕᒃᔪᐊᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᒪᓪᓗᓂ

ᑎᑎᕋᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᑖᕈᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᕗᕌᖕᑭᓚᓐ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᐃᑦ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᑕᓂᒃ ᐃᓗᓕᖃᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒫᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᑦᑕ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓃᒻᒪᑕ, ᐃᓄᕕᓂᖏᓪᓗ ᐅᒥᐊᖅᑐᖅᑏᑦ, ᓇᓂᔭᐅᓚᐅᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ. HMS Terror-ᓕ ᓇᓂᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᓯᒡᔭᖓᓂᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐅᕐᓱᖅᑑᒥᐅᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᖓᑕ 2016ᒥ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖓ ᓯᕗᓂᖓᓂ ᓇᓂᔭᐅᓚᐅᕆᓪᓗᓂ HMS Erebus, 2014-ᒥ, ᑭᕕᓯᒪᖕᒪᑦ ᓂᒡᒋᖔᖓᓂ ᐅᕐᓱᖅᑑᒥᐅᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᖓᑕ, ᓄᓇᒧᑦ ᖃᓂᒃᓴᕐᓂᖅᓴᖅ. ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᕕᓃᑦ ᑕᒫᓂ ᓯᑯᔪᔭᐅᓐᓂᕐᒪᑕ 1846 ᐅᑭᐅᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑭᖑᓂᖓᒍᑦ ᓯᑯᒧᑦ ᐊᖕᒪᖅᑐᕋᒥᒃ ᑭᕕᓐᓂᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᒫᓂ ᕿᓂᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑑᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᖓᒍᑦ ᐃᑳᕐᕕᒃᓴᒥᒃ ᐃᖓᓚᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓂᖔᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᑕᒪᐃᑕ 129 ᐅᒥᐊᖅᑐᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᕕᓃᑦ ᑕᒫᓂ ᐱᕐᓕᕋᖅᖢᑎᒃ.


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Have hoops, will travel Cambridge Bay youth basketball players head to Yellowknife for Adidas Junior Phenom Basketball Camp by James McCarthy

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Yellowknife

People in Cambridge Bay love their basketball and they will travel for it. That was evidenced by a group of young women from the community who made the trip to Yellowknife to take part in the Adidas Junior Phenom Basketball Camp from April 6 to 8. Six players in total made the trek with coach Terry Aknavigak to play and learn more about the sport. Aknavigak said half of the squad made their own way while the other half got a little help from some friends. "Three of the girls' parents paid for them to go and for the other three, we were able to get a donation from our local Elks club," he said. "Those three girls weren't able to make it to the Junior Cager tournament back in February so this was a way for them to make up for that." When Aknavigak heard that the camp was happening in Yellowknife, he said it was an opportunity he knew he had to jump on. "This was a camp that we wanted to come to," he said. "Once we found out that it was happening for sure, Daisy (Eyegetok) got in contact with Cole (Marshall, technical director of Basketball NWT) and we jumped in right away." The half-dozen girls joined in with more than 30 other young players from the NWT for a weekend of drills and game play under the watchful eye of Marshall and Luc Stevenson, a guest coach from Acadia University in Nova Scotia. Stevenson said the first day of the camp on April 6 was tough because of the difference in skills in some of

the players. "I was introducing a lot of things they've never seen before," he said. "What I wanted them to do was to work hard and have fun because if they weren't making mistakes, that meant they weren't trying." By the final day of the camp on April 8, Stevenson said the progression of the players was obvious. "When I re-did some of the drills, they had definitely improved and that's always a good step forward," he said. "It's always good to see the kids work hard and get better. I kept telling them I was only there for the weekend but the more I showed them and taught them, the more they can take with them and keep working so they can get better in their club or school seasons." Seeing a group go all the way to Yellowknife from Cambridge Bay for a camp was impressive to Stevenson, something he said showed a lot of passion for the game. "As soon as I found out they were coming, I had to to post it on social media," he said. "A small community like that from Cambridge Bay that's able to send a group of players shows they love what they do." The one thing Aknavigak liked about the camp was the variety of the drills being taught and not just the standard dribble-and-shoot setup. "It's good for them to see some drills that they maybe haven't seen before," he said. "It's also good for them to socialize with other kids and know that basketball is so much bigger than just our community. They're out of their comfort zone a bit but they had a lot of fun."

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Baffin Blizzard miss out

Crapaud, P.E.I. The 2018 Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championship wrapped up on April 8 in Sherwood, P.E.I., with the Sherwood Metros of P.E.I. defeating the Southside Lynx to win the title. The Baffin Blizzard represented Nunavut at this year's tournament and were the odd team out of the playoffs, losing three

ᓴᕙᓇ ᐊᕙᓪᓚᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᒥᐅᖅ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔪᖅ ᐊᕙᑎᖓᒍᑦ ᐸᐃᓛᓐ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᑲᑕᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐋᑎᑕᔅ ᓄᑲᖅᖡᑦ ᐊᔪᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᐋᑦᑕᐅᔭᖅᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐹᓯᑭᑦᐹᓪᒥᒃ ᐱᖑᐊᕕᒃᔪᐊᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᔭᓗᓇᐃᕝᒥ ᐄᐳᓗ 8-ᒥ.

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Savannah Avalak of Cambridge Bay dribbles around a pylon during a drill as part of the Adidas Junior Phenom Basketball Camp in Yellowknife on April 8. of their four games to finish fifth out of the five teams. Their lone win came against the Spryfield Attack from Nova Scotia, a 7-6 overtime win. Individually, Mitchell Tilley of Iqaluit was the tournament's top scorer during the round-robin with 11 points in four games – also topping the goal scoring category with six – and Max Shoo of Iqaluit was tied for the most assists in the tournament with seven.

Super Soccer on tap

Somba K'e/Yellowknife Diavik Junior Super Soccer is the next major scholastic sporting event in the North and it all gets going on April 25 in Yellowknife. Three communities from Nunavut have already confirmed their entry for the big show with Ryan Nichols, the tournament's whip, saying that Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet and

Kugluktuk all have teams entered as well as Haines Junction, Yukon. They will join the NWT teams from Yellowknife, Lutsel K'e, Behchoko, Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith.

Frolics schedule all set

Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay The Omingmak Frolics are set to go in Cambridge Bay beginning at the end of this month and there are several sporting activities happening as part of the event schedule. There are plenty of snow-cross races taking place with men's and women's races, cross-country, relays and even races for the elders. May 5 will feature Hockey Day in Cambridge Bay on the ice behind Kiilinik High School. Fred Muise, the hamlet's recreation co-ordinator, said on social media that volunteers are needed to help with the programming that is scheduled.


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#ᕼᐊᒻᐳᓪᒥᐅᑦᓲᖑᔪᑦ #ᑭᐊᑎᓯᒪᔪᑦᐅᓪᓗᒥ

ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥᓗ, ᑕᒪᐃᑕ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑦ ᑲᑎᖓᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᕼᐊᑭᖅᑐᖅᓯᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒐᐅᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃᓗ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓵᓯᑳᓯᕗᐊᓐᒥᐅᑦ ᕼᐊᑭᖅᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᕼᐊᒻᐳᓪ ᐳᕌᖕᑯᓂᒃ ᕼᐊᑭᖅᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐊᓯᐅᔨᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ 16-ᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᐳᓗ 6-ᒥ ᐸᓯᖓᑦ ᑐᓗᖅᑐᐊᓘᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᔫᕐᔪᐊᒧᑦ. ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔩᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑏᓪᓗ ᔫᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᓇᑦᓯᓕᒃᒥᐅᓪᓗ ᐃᓕᕼᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᑭᐊᑎᓯᒪᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᕼᐊᑭᖅᑐᖅᓯᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᑖᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓴᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐄᐳᓗ 12-ᒥ.

#HUMBOLDTSTRONG #JERSEYDAY

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Across the territory and the nation, Canadians have taken to wearing jersey and holding hockey sticks to show their support for Saskatchewan's Humboldt Broncos hockey team, which lost 16 of its own in an April 6 bus crash. Teachers and students at Netsilik Ilihakvik in Taloyoak showed their support April 12.

Humboldt is hurting but will heal Northern News Services

ᐅᓇ ᕿᒥᕈᐊᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᐹᑐᕆᒃ ᓚᒪᓐᑕᐃᖕ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᕋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ

I’m not going to rehash any of the informaᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓴᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᕼᐊᒻᐳᓪᒥ ᕼᐊᑭᖅᑏᑦ ᐳᕌᖕᑯᔅ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ tion we already know about the tragedy that ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. was the Humboldt Broncos bus crash on April 6. We know 16 people lost their lives. We know 13 others were injured, some more seriously than others. We know a hockey team has been irreparably changed forever. We know a community had its collective heart ripped out of its chest that day. We know. We know that the hockey community and so many others, not just from Canada, but from around the world have come together for the team, the community and the families of those who are bereaved. The GoFundMe campaign that was started the day after the crash took off and has raised more than $10 million for the families. One donation in particular came from Germany, the Nurnberg Ice Tigers of the German Elite League, who donated 10,000 Euros ($15,560) of their game revenues on April 8 to support the Broncos’ youth hockey programs. Just one of many teams, businesses and people that have done something to help with the healing. We know it’s gone beyond the hockey world with teams from Major League Baseball, the Canadian Football League and Major League Soccer all tweeting messages of condolence. There was even a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II released an official statement from Buckingham Palace. It has literally touched Patrick Lamontagne image everyone. Cartoonist Patrick Lamontagne summed up exactly how we’re all feeling We know there have been memorials of all when it comes to the Humboldt Broncos. sorts, all with their own meanings. One such movement started thanks to TSN’s Brian Munz, who got a tweet from a friend of his who used to disease known as epidermolysis bullosa, which as much support. The Saskatchewan Junior play in Humboldt. It was an image of a hockey made his skin so sensitive that he couldn’t even Hockey League did a good thing on April 9 stick out on the front porch with the following: scratch an itch without tearing his skin. when it announced the start of an assistance “Leaving it out on the porch tonight. The If you needed any more proof that hockey program to help the Humboldt Broncos and the boys might need it…wherever they are.” community is a tight one, look no further. 11 other teams in the league with mental health Sticks began popping up We know that the families programming, counselling and grieving. Everyon porches almost immediof those who died will begin one in the league will no doubt take advantage ately around the world, offerthe heart-wrenching task of of it and they should because this won’t be anying up a stick to anyone from saying goodbye to their loved thing anyone will get over in just a day. Humboldt who needed one. ones. We all know the pain There were even headsets and Many have travelled of losing a loved one because with James McCarthy microphones for Tyler Bieber, the same roads in a bus after all, life is finite. But I the team’s play-by-play man, We know these players travelled by bus so can’t even pretend to imagine who was one of the 16 who what it will be like for those many times to so many games, just like so perished. parents who have to bury their children because many other teams that travel by bus so many There’s even a drawing that has made its it’s supposed to be the other way around. As the times to so many games. I’ve done it and I was way around social media showing the fallen father of two girls, I don’t know what I would lucky to come home safe every single time. Broncos in Heaven asking Jonathan Pitre if he do if I ever had to go through that. All I know Many others have as well. Dreams have been wants to play with them. Pitre, an Ottawa hock- is that those families will need every single sup- chased on those buses and the players on that ey fan who became known as the Butterfly Boy, port mechanism now and forever. Broncos bus were chasing theirs – professional died on April 4 after suffering from a rare skin We know those who survived will need just hockey, scholarships, you name it.

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If you’ve ever travelled on a bus to go to a sporting event with your team, you know that’s where friendships are struck, bonds are forged and memories are made. There are funny stories, wild stories, even stories you can’t tell because they’re NSFW. It’s all a part of the culture of the “iron lung” trips, as they’re known and it’s all a part of growing up. Parents who put their kids on a bus for a long road trip always have that what-if mechanism about them. All parents have it because that’s what parents do – they’re always thinking to themselves what if? To put it into a Northern perspective, plenty of students make the trip into Hay River for the NWT Track and Field Championships every June. Some teams have long bus rides from Yellowknife, Behchoko, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, just to name a few. I don’t doubt those parents who hug their kids before those buses leave aren’t squeezing a little tighter. Poignant thoughts and comments In reading all of the comments people have made about this, one stuck out to me as perhaps the most poignant. It was from Steve Hogle, president of the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League. He made the trip to Humboldt to give whatever support he could and offered up this thought when speaking with the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix: “It could have been any team, in any league, on any given day, that came into this catastrophe. In the same breath, it could be any school band heading off to a trip. It hits the hockey community hard, but it’s bigger than the game.” Any team, in any league, on any given day. He’s absolutely right. And it has happened to other teams. Everyone’s first thought after this happened turned to the Swift Current Broncos and the bus crash in 1986 that killed four of its players. There was the van crash in Bathurst, N.B., that killed eight people from Bathurst High School returning home from a game in 2008. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League lost its entire team in a plane crash in 2011. All of those teams rebuilt but never forgot. The Broncos have begun the healing process and they will rebuild but they won’t ever forget. No one will forget because people will make sure we never forget. We know the names now and we won’t ever forget those names. May those who perished rest well. May those who survived heal and thrive. May the town of Humboldt continue to support its hockey team because they will come back strong. And may anyone affected by this in any way know that they will never walk the road to recovery alone. #HumboldtStrong


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Hopeful repeat on the cards for cadets Rankin Inlet Army Cadets zero in on national championship by Darrell Greer

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Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

Five members of the 3019 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) Rankin Inlet were off to Gimli, Man., to participate in the cadet regional marksmanship competition from April 13 to 15. They were be accompanied by Lt. Dorothy Tootoo from their corps. The marksmanship team qualified for the regional competition early this past month. The Rankin cadets are trying to advance to the National Cadet Marksmanship Championship for a second-consecutive year. Tootoo said the Rankin corps took care of its own in-house practice and competition, and then sent its mail-in targets to be scored in order to qualify for the regional event. She said the five members of the team – Sgt. Marikah Sanguin, cadet Logan Siksik, Sgt. Pilakapsi Tatty, Master Cpl. Sakkataaq Zawadski and Cpl. Eden Sammurtok-Kolola – will be as ready as they can be to challenge for the regional title when they leave Rankin Inlet. “Basically we competed against Nunavut cadets with the mail-in targets, which represented stage two behind our own in-house competitions,” said Tootoo. The National Cadet Marksmanship Championship is being held in Victoria, B.C., during the first weekend of May. The cadets have three senior and two junior

members on this year's team, including cadet Logan Siksik who is a brand-new cadet to the program this year. The other junior cadet on the team is Cpl. Eden Sammurtok-Kolola. Tootoo said, at the end of the day, these kids just really like shooting. She said whether it's a brand-new or senior cadet; given the opportunity to pick their own activity, about 90 per cent of them would want to go and shoot. “We put so much time into shooting that the military is having to send me more-andmore pellets every year," said Tootoo. “We're training consistently on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, so that's an awful lot of shooting," she added. “If we do manage to advance to the National Cadet Marksmanship Championship, we certainly don't expect to be in medal contention after our three senior cadets – Chief Warrant Officer Obadiah Sanguin, Chief Warrant Officer Tatonya (Nin) Autut and Master Warrant Officer Qilak Everard – all aged out of the program, putting us back in a rebuilding mode again," she continued. “Some of these kids, though, all of a sudden get spurred-on by the competition and, the next thing you know, they're setting a personal best at the competition, so you really never know.” See a future edition of Nunavut News for the results.

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᕋᓛᖏᑦ, ᓴᐅᒥᐊᓂᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓗᒍ, ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᕋᓛᖅ ᓘᒐᓐ ᓯᒃᓯᒃ, ᓴᔨᓐᑦ ᐱᓚᑲᑉᓯ ᑖᑎ, ᓵᔨᓐᑦ ᒪᕆᑲ ᓴᓐᖑᐃᓂ, ᑯᐊᐳᕈᓪ ᐄᑕᓐ ᓴᒻᒧᖅᑐᖅ-ᑯᓘᓚ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒫᓯᑐ ᖁᐊᐳᕈᓪ ᓴᒃᑳᑖᖅ ᔭᕗᐊᑦᓯᑭ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᖁᑭᖅᓴᐅᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕆᐊᖅᑐᕐᓂᐊᕋᒥᒃ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᖅᑖᕈᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒋᒻᓕ, ᒫᓂᑑᐸᒥ, ᐃᐳᓗ 13-ᒥ. ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ 3019 ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᕋᓛᖏᑦ ᓱᓕᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᑲᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ 2017-ᒥ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕋᓱᐊᖅᑐᑎᑐᑦ, ᐃᓯᕈᓐᓇᐅᑎᑖᕋᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᕋᓛᑦ ᖁᑭᖅᓴᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖃᖅᑕᐅᑎᓕᖅᐸᑕ.

photo courtesy Dorothy Tootoo

Rankin Inlet cadets, from left, cadet Logan Siksik, Sgt. Pilakapsi Tatty, Sgt. Marikah Sanguin, Cpl. Eden Sammurtok-Kolola and Master Cpl. Sakkataaq Zawadski were all set to compete for a regional marksmanship title in Gimli, Man., on April 13. The Rankin 3019 RCACC will be looking to repeat its 2017 performance, when it qualified for the National Cadet Marksmanship Championship.


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