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"We're always treated as a poor cousin." – Entrepreneur and former Kitikmeot Inuit Association president Charlie Lyall, talking about Kitikmeot region separating from Nunavut, page 11.

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ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᓕᒫᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐅᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕈᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᕐᒥ ᐱᖓᔪᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᒫᔾᔨᒥ. ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᑯᐃᓐᑎᓐ ᓴᓚ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᖓ ᐃᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐅᓐᓄᑕᒫᒥ ᕿᑎᐊᓂ 6–ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ 9–ᒧᑦ ᐅᓐᓄᒃᑯᑦ. "ᐅᑭᐅᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᐅᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᓕᒧᒌᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓱᕆᓯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᖕᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕈᓯᖏᓐᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᑦᑎᐊᕚᓘᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᖓ ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᖃᐃᖁᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᐸᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ. ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᖅ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᑉ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂᑦ. ᐅᑭᐅᖅ ᐅᓄᙱᓛᓂ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕈᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᐅᐱᕐᙶᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖃᕈᓘᔭᖃᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅᑕᐅᖅ." ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐅᓐᓄᖓᓂ ᐃᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ $500–ᓂ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᒐᒃᓴᓂ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ, ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓵᓚᒌᒐᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. Please see Inuit, page 15

ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐃᔾᔪᑏᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓇᕐᓂᖅᓴᒧᑦ

ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᔭᕇᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥ. 20 ᒥᓂᑦᓂ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᒥ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓲᕐᓗ ᕙᐃᐸᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓂᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᓇᕈᓐᓇᐃᓪᓕᑎᑦᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᒥᕐᒥ ᐃᒥᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᓐᓈᑎᑦᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᓇᐃᓈᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᑎᒥ ᓱᑲᖃᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ, ᓱᔪᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᒥᐊᓗᓗᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᓲᓂᒃ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᖅᑐᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓂᕐᓂᒃᓴᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᒥ ᐃᒡᓘᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᒎᖅᑎᑦᑎᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. "ᓯᓚᒥ ᓂᒡᓚᓱᓗᐊᓚᐅᑲᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐹᕗᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᒪᑐᐃᖓᑎᔅᓲᔭᓗᐊᖅᑎᑉᐸᙱᓪᓗᒍ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐅᖅᑰᓗᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓂᖅᑎᕆᓕᖅᖢᑕ ᓄᑕᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐊᓂᕐᓂᒃᓴᒥ ᐃᓗᓕᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᖁᐱᕐᕈᐊᕐᔪᓂᑦ, ᐳᔪᕐᒥ, ᐅᖁᖕᓂ ᐊᓂᕐᓂᒃᓴᒦᑦᑐᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕈᑕᐅᓕᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᓂ," ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨ ᒐᑎᕼᐃᓚ ᑯᐃᓴᑕ, ᕼᐋᒻᓚᖓᑕ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖓ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥᑦ. "ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᖢᖓ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᓐᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᕙᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᑦᑕ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᑎᑦᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᓇᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥᑦ." ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᓇᐃᑦᑐᓂ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᒥ, ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᓕᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐅᐸᒃᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ, ᑎᑭᐅᑎᕙᒃᖢᓂ 50–ᓂ 70–ᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᒥ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑯᐃᓴᑕᒧᑦ. ᓄᓇᓕᐅᑉ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᐅᕗᖅ ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 16–ᒥ. Please see Healthy, page 15

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'Our mother tongue can remain strong' – elder Children are the future of the language, but fewer are learning Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun by Michele LeTourneau Northern News Services


"We all have a role." These are the words of elder Alicie Joamie, spoken in Inuktitut at the opening panel of the 2019 Inuugatta Inuktuuqta Conference. Joamie explained how when Inuit moved away from old lives to new lives, it was challenging to language and culture. "Our language is ours, something we relish," she said, adding the language can be strong if "we tell our stories in our homes, as we eat together and sew together." Throughout the conference, held March 25 to 29 in the capital, those passionate and dedicated to Inuktut – both Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun – often echoed Joamie's words. Whether in PowerPoint presentations, with diagrams showing the interlocking nature of the efforts needed to ensure thriving Inuit languages, or by emphasizing cultural programming isn't simply about making something, but also about using the language while making. "Our mother tongue can remain strong," said Joamie, adding she wants the grandchildren of her grandchildren to speak Inuktitut. Deputy minister of Culture and Heritage Puujjut Kusugak, also a member of the first panel, unveiled the department's Uqausivut version 2 – which has as its

goal a 100 per cent Inuktutspeaking territory and public service by 2040. Uqausivut's vision includes four areas of focus: language of learning, language services, language revitalization and language of work. Numbers show urgency needed on language efforts The conference celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Inuit Language Protection Act and the Official Languages Act, which came into effect 10 years after Nunavut's birth. Federal government statistician Jean-Francois LePage also spoke with the first panel, providing a sneak peak of a comprehensive report, due out this summer, titled Evolution of the language situation in Nunavut, 2001 to 2016. The report concludes: • Non-transmission of the mother tongue seems to be the biggest factor that negatively affects the vitality of Inuktut in Nunavut. • Most of the linguistic indicators revealed considerable regional disparities. • There was somewhat of a resurgence of Inuktut between 2011 and 2016, particularly in the public sphere. Non-transmission refers to passing the language onto children, the most important effort required to ensure the success of reaching the territory's language goals. The transmission rates of Inuktut as a mother tongue to Inuit children aged zero to

ᐋᓚᓯ ᔫᒥ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᒃᑐᑦ ᐆᒪᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᒍᑎᒃ – ᐊᖏᕐᕋᓂ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓂᑦ, ᒐᕙᒪᓂᑦ– 2019–ᒥ ᐃᓅᒐᑦᑕ ᐃᓄᒃᑑᖅᑕ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᒫᔾᔨ 25–ᒥ 29–ᒧᑦ.

photo courtesy of Michel Albert

Alicie Joamie makes the point that Inuktut can thrive if everyone is involved – in homes, in schools, in government – at the 2019 Inuugatta Inuktuuqta Conference held in Iqaluit March 25 to 29. 14 years have been falling, according to the report. In 2001, 78.5 per cent of Inuit children aged zero to four years had Inuktut as their mother tongue, compared to 68.4 per cent in 2016 – a decline of over 10

ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ PowerPoint–ᒥ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᑕᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᓄᓇᓕᒃᑎᒍᑦ.

ᑐᒃᑑᑉ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᕗᑦ

ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓ ᑐᒃᑐᔮᖅᑑᑉ-ᑲᓇᖕᓇᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᙵᐅᑉ ᐊᒥᕐᕋᖏᓐᓂ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᒥ ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 15–ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ 16–ᒥ. ᐊᒥᕐᕋᐃᑦ ᓇᔪᒐᖏᑦ ᐃᑳᕐᓂᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ ᑭᒡᓕᙳᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᒥ, ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᕐᓂᑦ. ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᖕᓂ ᒫᔾᔨᒥ, ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᔫ ᓴᕕᑲᑖᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒥᕐᕋᓂᑦ "ᐊᖏᔪᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᒥᒃᖠᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᓐᓂ." ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᖕᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ 2018–ᒥ ᓇᐃᓴᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᔮᖅᑑᑉ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᕐᒥ 19,000–ᓄᑦ, ᑲᑕᒃᓯᒪᕚᓪᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ 120,000–ᓂ 2010–ᓂ. ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑕᐅᕙᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒥᕐᕋᓂᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᒥ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑑᔪᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᓂᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᑎᕐᔭᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᑭᙵᐅᑉ ᐊᒥᕐᕋᖏᑦ ᑲᑕᒃᓯᒪᓂᖓ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᖅ, ᑲᑕᒃᖢᓂ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕆᔭᐅᔪᒥ 8,200 ᐆᒪᔪᓂᑦ 2018–ᒥ 186,000 ᓴᙱᔪᓂ 2003–ᒥ. ᐊᒥᕐᕋᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᕐᙵᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᓕᐊᓂ ᓴᔅᑳᑦᓱᐊᓐᒥ ᐅᑯᐊ ᑐᒃᑐᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᖃᓲᖑᖕᒪᑕ ᑕᐃᑯᖓ ᑲᓇᑕᒧᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓄᑦ. Please see Caribou, page 15

photo courtesy Department of Culture and Heritage

A slide from the Department of Culture and Heritage PowerPoint demonstrates the first language learned, by community.

percentage points. The most jarring statistics are those which show the state of Inuinnaqtun in the Kitikmeot. "In the Qikiqtaaluk region excluding Iqaluit, in 2016, over 95 per cent of Inuit children had Inuktut as their mother tongue in each of the age groups, up from 2011," states the report. "By contrast, in the Kitikmeot region, the proportion of children with Inuktut as their mother tongue – much lower initially – decreased significantly between 2011 and 2016 in each of the age groups. In the Kitikmeot region in 2016, 16.8 per cent of Inuit children aged zero to four years, 15.8 per cent of children aged five to nine years and 15.0 per cent of children aged 10 to 14 years had Inuktut as their mother tongue," states the report. Julia Ogina and Sarah Olayok Jancke, two of a couple dozen representatives from the Kitikmeot, spoke of their work on language. Ogina, who works for the Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA), explained how, in 2009 and 2010, the KIA began language planning to revitalize Inuinnaqtun. In 2011, the board passed a language framework. Both Ogina and Jancke, Please see Community, page 5

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ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔩᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᓚᕖᓂᐊ ᐳᕋᐅᓐ ᐃᓱᒪᖓᓐᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᑖᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐅᓂᑰᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᐱᑉᐳᖅ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᕋᔮᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᑕᖃᐃᓐᓇᕋᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ

ᓚᕖᓂᐊ ᐳᕋᐅᓐ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᖃᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᑖᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 1, 1999–ᒥ. "ᐅᕙᖓᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂ ᓄᓇᑖᕈᒪᙱᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᔫᔮᕆᓚᐅᙱᑉᐸᒃᑲ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᙱᓚᖓ 20 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᓄᓇᒥ ᑕᐃᒎᓯᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᔪᒪᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ. "ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ, ᐊᑏ, ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓯᓚᐅᖅᑕ. ᐱᐅᓂᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᑕ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ ᒫᓐᓇ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐳᕋᐅᓐ, ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒧᑦ/ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᒧᑦ 2004–ᒥ 2008–ᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ, ᐅᐱᒍᓱᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᕕᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ "ᑲᒪᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᐱᑉᐳᖓ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᖕᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ. ᐱᓇᖕᓇᖅ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂᑯᓗᒃ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᕕᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᑎᐊᕚᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᐅᖃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᓯᕗᓕᐅᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᑎᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᔭᒋᓪᓗᓂᒋᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᐅᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᒻᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ. "ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᐅᑐᙳᐊᒐᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐳᕋᐅᓐ ᖁᕕᐊᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᑕᑯᓂᕐᒥ ᓴᖅᑭᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓲᕐᓗ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᔨᓂᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᔨᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑎᓂᑦ. "ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᕗᑦ, ᐅᓄᙱᑦᑑᒐᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ... ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᑎᒃ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᕿᓄᐃᓵᕐᓂᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓲᖑᙱᒻᒪᑕ ᐅᓐᓄᐃᓐᓇᒥᒃ." ᓄᓇᑖᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ, ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓕᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ 1970–ᖏᓐᓂ, ᐊᑯᓂᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐊᖏᕈᑎᓂᑦ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᙳᓲᖑᕗᑦ. "ᐊᔪᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᑯᓘᓲᖑᙱᓚᖅ ᐋᔩᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓴᙱᔪᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑦᑕᑕᖅᑕᐅᓲᖑᖕᒪᑕ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐳᕋᐅᓐ. ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓇᒍ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖄᖏᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ 20–ᓄᑦ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᓱᓕ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᓕ ᐱᑕᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓗᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ.

"ᑕᑯᓲᖑᕗᖓ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᕐᓂᕐᔪᐊᕌᓗᖕᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᕗᖅ ᖃᓂᒪᒐᔪᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᖃᓂᒪᓂᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᐅᖃᕆᐊᓪᓚᒃᖢᓂ ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓗᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖁᖕᓂ ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᖕᓇᖅᐳᑦ. ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐊᓯᐊᒍᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᖁᔭᐅᓂᐅᕗᖅ. ᖁᔭᓕᒐᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ. ᐊᑭᓕᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒻᒪᕆᐊᓘᕗᑦ, ᐅᖃᕆᐊᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐊᑯᓂᒍᓱᒃᐳᖅ ᑕᑯᓛᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᖏᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᓇᓕᒧᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ 85 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒧᑦ, ᐅᓇᐅᖓᕐᓗᓂ 50 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ. ᐳᕋᐅᓐ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒦᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 1, 1999–ᒥ, ᐅᓪᓗᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᑖᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᒡᓘᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᓚᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᕐᓂ, ᕿᒧᒃᓯᐅᔾᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᕆᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ. "ᐱᕐᔪᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂ. ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ CBC ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓈᓚᐅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᖓᓂ, ᐃᑲᔪᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᓈᓚᒃᑎᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔭᐅᕐᔪᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ. "ᐊᒻᒪ ᓱᓕᓪᓗᖓ, ᖁᕕᐊᑉᐳᖓ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᖃᓕᕋᑦᑕ," ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᐅᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᖄᖏᖅᑐᓄᑦ.

photo courtesy of Red River College

Levinia Brown had reservations about Nunavut becoming a territory unto itself in 1999. After witnessing the trials, tribulations and successes of the past 20 years, she said, "And to tell you the truth, I'm glad we have our own Nunavut government."

ᓚᕖᓂᐊ ᐳᕋᐅᓐ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᑖᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᖕᓄᑦ 1999–ᒥ. ᑕᐅᑐᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐆᒃᑑᑕᐅᔪᓂ, ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ 20– ᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ, "ᐊᒻᒪ ᓱᓕᔪᒥᒃ ᐅᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᖁᕕᐊᑉᐳᖓ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᖃᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ."

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Rapidly changing seasons a concern National Inuit Youth Council president says her people need as much help as polar bears when it comes to climate change by Derek Neary

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Ruth Kaviok returned from the tropics of Peru in March following a trip of several weeks as a volunteer with Canada World Youth. Her Arctic home is much colder, but warming trends are on her mind. "The seasons are rapidly changing," she said, adding hunting and ice conditions are affected by climate change. Some conservation groups, however, seem to be fixated on aiding polar bears more so than Indigenous people, she said. "It's not about saving one species it's about improving (the plight of) the overall people, the environment," said Kaviok. "It's all in one."

Inuit knowledge should be incorporated cational standards and employment opporin response to tackling climate change, not tunities would be among the territory's most urgent issues, she said. strictly based on science, she advises. She also takes time to laud Inuit excellence. Her travels as president of the National "There's a lot of good Inuit role Inuit Youth Council – a position she models that were pioneers like the first assumed in June 2017 – have also taken NHL player, heart surgeon, singers, her to other Inuit jurisdictions. In comparing, she said the Inuit language is award-winners, filmmakers, actors – stronger in Nunavut. anything you could think of, there's a "We're working together to improve first Inuk that participated and is celebrated," she said. the language barrier and basic rights," Ruth Her time as national youth council she said, but cautions it will be a Kaviok president ends in a few months and lengthy process. she's considering running for another "It takes time to right the wrongs. It takes time to take back our identity, our term. "I can't even explain properly how much language, but it's possible since there's a lot of of a life-changing experience this has been so resources." Besides climate change, improving edu- far," she said.

She's also pondering enrolment in a political science program because involvement in politics may be in her future, she reveals. Kaviok, 20, was not quite a year old when Nunavut came into existence on April 1, 1999. Her schooling, particularly the Nunavut Sivuniksavut college program, and her own personal research into the "Fathers of Nunavut" – the territory's negotiators – made her appreciate how hard they worked and how far the territory has come since then, she said. Kaviok has also developed a deep respect for some of the luminaries from the Kivalliq, like Nunavut commissioner Nellie Kusugak, who she described as "inspirational," and Nancy Karetak-Lindell, who has served as president of Inuit Circumpolar Council of Canada and Nunavut's Member of Parliament.

Original party planner recalls April 1 Bert Rose organized festivities for the big day in 1999 by Derek Neary

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Bert Rose remembers April 1, 1999 rather vividly, because he spent more than a year preparing for it. While working for the Nunavut Implementation Commission, John Amagoalik and Simon Awa approached him and asked if he'd organize events for the day Nunavut would be recognized as an independent territory. "I spent the next 15 months doing nothing except planning a party," said Rose, with a chuckle. When April 1 arrived, he got right down to business at midnight, taking part in the appoint-

ᔪᓕᐊ ᐅᔩᓇ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᓲᖑᔪᒥ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ (KIA), ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ, 2009–ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ 2010–ᒥ, ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᒌᖏᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ. 2011–ᒥ, ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ.

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Julia Ogina, who works for the Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA), explained how, in 2009 and 2010, the KIA began language planning to revitalize Inuinnaqtun. In 2011, the board passed a language framework.

ment of a judge so Nunavut had an official legal structure. After a short sleep, Rose was us up and off to Iqaluit's Forward Operating Location, which became a bustling hub that day. One of the six hangars hosted Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Gov.-Gen. Romeo LeBlanc. Another one was transformed into a theatre and television studio. A traditional dance was held in another, a modern dance in yet another location. "The whole hangar was devoted to events of the day," recalls Rose. "I was just one jump ahead of each activity as it was coming up on the calendar." The party lasted until about 2:30 a.m. the

following morning. Rose says creating a new Nunavut's economy so there isn't too much reliterritory within the Canadian federation was ance on government is a pressing matter. However, he's skeptical that enough jobs no small feat. "I believe they have done so successfully," can be created to accommodate the territory's young population. Therefore he's leaning he said, acknowledging that shortfalls towards introducing guaranteed annual are still being addressed, such as fully incomes for Nunavummiut. implementing the land claim and filling vacant positions within government, "We've got to find a different social particularly with a greater ratio of Inuit structure to ensure people are healthy employees. and they have the funds that they need "When I look around and try and take to have a good living," he said, adding Bert a bigger picture overview, I see nothing he recently read a report on the subject. Rose but success," said Rose, formerly a long"Some people say if there's a guartime teacher in the North. anteed annual income then people won't Now retired in Iqaluit, where his children want to work. Well, it turns out that's not quite and grandchildren live, he said broadening correct. People do want to work."

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who we are today."

also a KIA employee, spoke of the importance of a community-based approach, as well as the need to bring the language into the home. The KIA has been doing this by developing its own television station, which began as a pilot project and is now available in each of the five Kitikmeot communities. Ogina said Kitikmeot school operations are now involved. "That was a big milestone. We always tried to get the schools involved," she said. "The language framework is connecting the home, the school and the community," said Jancke. "I've always been told Inuit back in the day on the land, they had to strategize, they had to plan. They had to plan for their survival, plan to thrive. I really think that's what we have to continue to do today – strategize, work together. We're translating those values Inuit had back then into strengthening

Identify the gaps, says Arnaquq The conference included two visiting guests: Glenn Jim, of the W̱ SÁNEĆ First Nations, a language revitalization coach for the First People's Cultural Council in British Columbia, and Katarina Edmonds of New Zealand, whose life has been dedicated to the revitalization of the Maori language. Jim and Edmonds shared their experiences, and planning and education approaches and methodologies. Jim pointed out the difference between being language aware and fluency in the language. "If the community is involved, the community will benefit," he emphasized, adding a language plan is imperative and has three parts: • Where are you? • Where do you want to go?

• How to get there? How much will it cost? Naullaq Arnaquq, similarly, shared her experiences – as young Inuk student in the school system, as an educator, then an employee with a divisional school board and finally with the Department of Education. She traced the changes and development which have occurred since she was a student through to the present day. "I think people know what needs to be done, but some things have fallen through the cracks," said Arnaquq in an interview after her panel presentation, adding English remains dominant in the school system. "In the past, when Inuktitut was introduced into the school system, it was not strategic – whatever funding became available, whatever ideas people had," he said. "When you are working with a system mostly Inuit-culture based – language, history, of course, that

should be the main foundation. When we were going to school, it wasn't, in the 1960s, '70s, '80s. "We became ashamed. We weren't proud of who we were. People were doing their own thing, and it wasn't well-planned at all." Arnaquq suggests the question that should be asked now is: What are the gaps? "No matter where you are in the world, you need an effective policy for language, teacher training, and how does that tie into what the kids should be learning, and adult education. We need strong curriculum, teacher training, parental involvement, effective legislation, learning resources," she said. "If a new territory is coming into being, we need to be aware of all areas. Where do we want to go? People say, your learning in Inuktitut will slow down your learning in English. Which is not true." Finally, she says, "Don't just look at schools. Look at all the partners."

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Women in politics – 22 years later In 1997 Nunavummiut voted on whether or not the territory's legislative assembly should see equal representation of men and women by Michele LeTourneau Northern News Services


On May 26, 1997, two years in advance of the territory's official creation, future Nunavummiut voted in a nonbinding plebiscite on whether or not the territory's legislative assembly should see equal representation of men and women. The concept presented by the Nunavut Implementation Committee: voters casting ballots for one man and one woman in each constituency. Fifty-seven per cent voted "no." Voter turnout was 40 per cent. "It was so close. It could have gone either way," said veteran politician and Iqaluit-Sinaa MLA Elisapee Sheutiapik. "I supported gender parity. I honestly believe that we'd be a bit more advanced in the social area. For example, I'm Minister of Family Services. It's the one department that nobody seems to ever want. It's hard, but we need to have discussions about violence, about sexual abuse. If we don't we're never going to come up with potential solutions." Sheutiapik said the social issues her department is responsible for are the issues no-one wants to talk about. "Normally these (topics) are not of interest, but they certainly are of interest to women. That's why I say I think we would have been more advanced when it comes to our social challenges," she said. Former territorial politician Manitok Thompson disagrees about the gender parity plebiscite. "If the Territory had voted yes, the women would be in because of their gender and not because they are equal to men who have been in politics for some years. After the vote of gender parity, (women) are elected because of their skills and education," she said. "As I have said, 'The brain is between the eyes not between the legs.'" Former Health Minister and Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak said the topic has been divisive among women in Nunavut, "with each opposing side having strong arguments for or against gender parity." "In thinking about my own election, I would like to believe and think that my constituents voted me in because they felt I was the candidate to do the job and not because of my gender." Angnakak also notes having two representatives for each constituency would be very expensive. Sheutiapik considers the failure of the gender parity vote a "lost opportunity." "Nunavut – it's 20 years, but it's still fairly young in a sense – just two generations ago we were nomadic. Here we are we have our own government already but I think

– what a lost opportunity," she said. "Having been in the legislature now for (almost) two years, when we're having sessions, we might as well be in Ottawa. What a lost opportunity to be different. We try to sell ourselves as a distinct culture, a different, unique territory ... Why isn't our government like that?" While the current legislative assembly has an all-time high of six women among 22 MLAs, both Sheutiapik and Angnakak note it's not always simple being a woman in a male-dominated assembly. "Sometimes I say, 'Why do I have to yell to be heard?' I don't want to have to yell," said Sheutiapik. Angnakak, meanwhile, recalls her experience with Premier Joe Savikataaq before he stripped her of ministerial duties. "I felt and saw treatment towards me by the premier different than to my male colleagues as a cabinet minister," she said.

ᒥᓂᔅᑕ ᐃᓚᒌᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᐱ ᓯᐅᑎᐊᐱᒃ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᓄᑦ ᐊᖑᑎᓄᑦ ᓇᓕᒧᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ 1997–ᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᔪᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᓯᐅᔨᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ.

Minister of Family Services Elisapee Sheutiapik, says the voting down of gender parity in the 1997 plebiscite is a lost opportunity.

Former Health Minister and Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak, says having two representatives for each constituency would be very expensive.

Former territorial politician Manitok Thompson, says the brain is between the eyes not between the legs.

Lawyer and Iqaluit mayor Madeleine Redfern, says there's no looking back, but asks, how can we support women to enter politics.

Encouraging women's particpation Thompson said women in Nunavut are way ahead of men in the employment sector. "Men are losing out. More men are also committing suicide," she said. "We have had women MPs, a woman premier, women mayors and women MLAs to sit at the legislature. There are also a lot of women sitting in committees and boards in the communities, maybe more than men." Lawyer and Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern, who is also president of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities, isn't looking back – but she said women remain underrepresented, whether it's at the municipal level, at the territorial level, or with Inuit and community organizations. "What's more important instead of speculating about what if, because it's long

gone, is the need to have more women participate in politics. How do we support that," she asked. Sheutiapik notes that over in the Northwest Territories, the government struck a special committee looking at how to increase representation of women in the legislative assembly. "That's something I'm certainly going to be looking at, to bring the idea forward," said Sheutiapik. When she was mayor of Iqaluit, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities had a toolkit, which led her to hold an event in Iqaluit. "I tried to generalize it. Even if it's not for city council, get involved. Even if it's committee-level. Get out there. Get experience. Eva Aariak attended, and that's when she ran and became the premier. There are benefits to those kinds of events. I'm certainly

going to try and see if there's going to be support for a committee to try to increase women. It only makes sense for me to do it at this level,

because I was involved at the municipal level," Sheutiapik said. "Politics is still seen very much as a male-dominated

arena. Though, if we can see more women getting into politics it would be beneficial to attracting more women," said Redfern.

photo courtesy Legislative Assembly

ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ–ᓂᐅᖁᙴᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔨᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᑐᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᕝᕕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᑐᔪᒻᒪᕆᐅᓇᔭᖅᐳᖅ

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ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᓃᑦᑐᖅ ᑖᒻᑉᓴᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᕋᓴᖅ ᕿᑎᐊᓃᑉᐳᖅ ᐃᔨᓂᑦ ᕿᑎᐊᓂᐅᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᓂᐅᓂᑦ.

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ᓴᐳᔾᔨᔨ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᒪᐃᔭᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᒫᑕᓕᓐ ᕆᐊᑦᕘᓐ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᑎᒧᑦ ᓵᙵᓇᕈᓐᓃᖅᐳᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᐱᕆᕗᖅ, ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᔪᓐᓇᖅᐱᑕ ᐊᕐᓇᓂᑦ ᐃᓯᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ.

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ᐅᕙᓂ 20–ᖓᓂ ᓇᓪᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅᓯᐅᕐᕕᖓᓂ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐱᔪᒪᓇᔭᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ: ᐊᖏᕐᕋᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ. ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ 20 ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖓᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᓪᓚᕆᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᑖᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᓯᔾᔩᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᑮᓇᖓᓂ – ᐱᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᓄᑦ ᑕᖃᓂᖃᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖃᙱᓐᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ, ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᖕᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐊᒥᓲᓗᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᕙᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ. ᓄᓇᕗᑦ – ᓄᓇᒋᔭᕗᑦ – ᐃᒪᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᓱᓕ, ᐃᓕᒃᑯᐊᖓᓂ, ᕿᑎᐊᒍᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᙳᐊᖅᑕᒥᓂ, ᐆᒻᒪᕆᒃᑐᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᓕᓂᐅᙱᓚᖅ. ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᑯᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᒥᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᓕᓯᔪᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓄᖏᓐᓂ ᓇᓕᒧᑦᑐᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑎᒥᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓱᒪᒧᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐃᒻᒥᓃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐳᕙᒡᓗᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐋᓐᓂᖅᓯᕆᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᐋᖓᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᖅᑐᓗᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂ ᐱᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᖁᓄᔪᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᐅᐸᑦᑎᐊᖃᑦᑕᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᑕᐃᓯᓗᓂ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ. ᑭᓱᒥᒃ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖕᓂᖃᖅᐸᑦ? ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥ. ᓱᓕᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᑭᓯᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᒐᔪᒃᖢᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯᓂ ᖃᐃᔨᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᒧᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ, ᐸᓯᒃᖡᓐᓇᓲᖑᕗᖅ

ᓱᓕᓂᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓗᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᓱᕋᑦᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᖓᓄᑦ. ᐃᓱᒪᓲᖑᕗᒍᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᓲᖑᖕᒪᖔᑕ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᓂᑦ. ᓄᓇᕗᑦ 3,500–ᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖅᑖᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᒫᓐᓇ, ᐊᑭᓪᓗᐊᖑᔪᒥ $1–ᒥ $1.5 ᐱᓕᐊᓐᓄᑦ. ᐃᓕᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ $40 ᐱᓕᐊᓐᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᒍᑎᒥᒃ 2017 ᓄᙳᐊᓂ. 3,500 ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐃᑦ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑑᔮᙱᑦᑐᒃᓴᐅᕗᖅ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔭᕐᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᖕᓂᓕᖕᓂ ᒥᓕᐊᓐ–ᖏᓐᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᑕᖃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ 3,500 ᐊᖏᕐᕋᓂᑦ ᑐᑭᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᓪᓗᐊᒥᒃ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ. ᐅᔾᔨᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᓐᓇᑦᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔭᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ ᑎᓴᒪᓂ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕐᔪᐊᖓ ᔭᔅᑎᓐ ᑐᕉᑑ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᒪᒥᐊᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑕᐅᕙᓚᐅᙱᓐᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐳᕙᒡᓗᖕᓂᕐᔪᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ – ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᓕᓪᓗᓂ – ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᑐᓴᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᐱᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᖃᓄᕐᓕ ᐳᕙᒡᓗᖕᓂᖅ ᓄᖑᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᐸ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓗᐊᖅᐸᑦ, ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᒥ

ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᓇᒧᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓄᑦ, ᑭᐅᔭᐅᙱᒃᑯᓂ? ᑐᕉᑑᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ $240 ᒥᓕᐊᓐ–ᖑᔪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ ᖁᓕᓄᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓐᓂ 2017–ᒥ. ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᖃᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒫᔾᔨ 19–ᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᒃᓴᓂᑦ. ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᕗᓕᐅᖅᑏᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖅᑖᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᓛᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᒪᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᕉᑑᑉ ᒪᒥᐊᓐᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓄᑦ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐅᓐᓄᖓᓂ, ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᔪᐊᔾ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ, ᐅᖃᓗᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ, ᓴᐱᓕᖅᓯᒪᒃᑲᓐᓂᐅᔭᖅᑰᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑮᑦ ᐲᑐᓴᓐᒥ ᐱᓂᖅᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂ 2015–ᒥ. ᐱᓂᕐᓗᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒥᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᔪᒥᓇᖅᓯᕗᖅ, ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ "ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓇᑉᐸᖅᑎᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᒪᒥᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ." ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᕗᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᑎᒋ ᒪᒥᓴᕐᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑦ ᒪᒥᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᐱᓂᕐᓗᕐᔪᐊᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᐃᕆᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᙱᒃᑯᑎᒃ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒃᓴᖅᑖᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ, ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ 100–ᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥᑦ. ᖃᐱᓚᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᕝᕕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓗᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᑎᑦᑎᔾᔮᙱᑦᑐᖅ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒧᑦ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑑᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᒍᑕᐅᓪᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑕᓕᒫᒧᑦ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᕉᑑᒥ.

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Twenty years ago, one fifth of Canada's territory officially became known as Nunavut. The historic land claims agreement changed the face of Canada – the result of years of tireless work and personal sacrifice by Inuit of the Kitikmeot, the Kivalliq and the Qikiqtaaluk regions, too many to list here. Nunavut – our land – had and still has, at its core, as its central vision, thriving Inuit. But that's not the current reality. There isn't a single statistical report released by the federal government that places Nunavut Inuit on par with Canada-wide statistics when it comes to matters of physical and mental health, suicide, tuberculosis, domestic violence, substance abuse, elder abuse, child sex abuse, student absenteeism, to name a few. What do all these statistics have in common? Housing. That fact is clearly and repeatedly stated in statistical analyses. Headline after headline, at Nunavut News and elsewhere, have consistently decried the reality of homelessness and overcrowding in the territory, as well as its destructive effects.

tuberculosis be eradicated in the territory if overcrowding, a principal The issue: cause for the disease's spread, is not A place to live and thrive addressed? Trudeau referred to the We say: $240 million over 10 years the fedHousing crisis must eral government announced in 2017. be addressed Then came the March 19 federal budget. Territorial leaders had reason We wonder if federal decision-mak- to hope housing in Nunavut might ers read these reports. receive more funding in the wake of Nunavut needs 3,500 homes now, Trudeau's apology. But that evening, with a price tag of $1 to $1.5 billion. Finance Minister George Hickes, on To put that in context, the feds the phone with Nunavut News, soundannounced $40 billion for a federal ed even more deflated than Keith housing strategy in late 2017. Peterson did in 2015. Three thousand five hundred A trauma and treatment centre homes may not seem like a crisis for does now seem likely, with the feds those who live in cities with populasaying it would be "supporting the tions in the millions, but in Nunavut construction and ongoing operation the absence of those 3,500 homes of a treatment facility in Nunavut." means almost one third of the Inuit But we wonder to what extent such population is in need. a centre can accomplish its healing It's worth noting that's the same goals if the very conditions at the root need Nunavut News reported on four of continued trauma and addictions years ago. are not rectified. When Prime Minister Justin TruNunavummiut need more homes, deau came to Iqaluit last month to many more than 100 each year. apologize for the treatment of Inuit Sombre words and a tear on the during the tuberculosis epidemic cheek are not going to get them built. – an important recognition to be Nunavut's housing crunch is a sure – local press asked about fundnational crisis that should concern ing dollars for housing. How can every Canadian, including Trudeau.

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ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐊᑦᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᖅ: ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕕᓯᐅᒃ ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅᓯ? MIKAN no.3613879 ᖁᖓᔮᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓄᒃ ᐊᓈᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᕿᑐᕐᙵᖅᑖᖓᓗ. ᐃᓂᖓ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᙱᑦᑐᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ, 1955. 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

Project naming: Do you know your elders?

The governance of many constituents is not an easy task and requires thought and planning. The diversity and geographical disparity shows the variation in dialects and customs. The tradition has never changed but the dynamics of customs has. On the eastern side of the territory, the language is strong while the central and western sections are engaged in great efforts in preserving the language. The east uses their syllabics while the west continues on in the Roman Orthography. A common or universal writing system was discussed at one point, but this proved to be difficult in the timeframe that it was introduced. The conservation and mindfulness of organized bowhead whale hunts shows the rest of the world that we harvest as did our ancestors and that was with the thought of tomorrow and the future generations. Our land and air and bodies of water have not been impacted by industrial pollution and we intend to keep it that way. We have established regulatory bodies in stringent ground rules on exploration and development of base and precious metals and

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ — ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂᒃ ᐊᕙᑎᓂᒃ ᓇᓪᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅᓯᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ! ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓇᓪᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅᓯᐅᓕᖅᐸᑦ ᐄᐳᕈ 1-ᒥ. ᓯᓐᓇᒃᑑᒪᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᐊᖅᐸᕗᑦ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᓕᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᑯᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᒍᑕ ᐅᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᑦᓯᐊᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᖢᑕᓗ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᔪᒪᔭᕗᑦ ᑐᕌᕆᔭᕗᑦ ᐊᑐᓕᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖁᓪᓗᒍᓗ. ᐅᖃᕆᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᒋᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᒪᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦ: ᐅᐱᒋᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᕗᑦ; ᐱᖃᑎᖃᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᕐᓗ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᐱᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᖅ; ᐱᑦᓯᐊᖃᑎᒌᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᒪᑐᐃᖔᑦᓯᐊᖃᑎᒌᒡᓗᓂ; ᑐᓐᖓᓇᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑦᓯᓂᖅ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ; ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕋᕐᓂᖅ ᑲᒪᓂᕐᓗ ᐃᓚᒌᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ/ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᓂᒃ; ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒃᓯᒪᓗᓂ; ᐊᔪᖏᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᕙᒌᒃᑐᓂᒃ, ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᓗ; ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᔪᒪᔭᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᓄᑖᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᔪᖏᓐᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᓗ ᐱᖁᑎᕗᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᒋᑦ; ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᒥᒃ, ᐆᒪᔪᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᕙᑎᒥᐅᑕᓂᒡᓗ. ᐅᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᒐᑦᑕ ᒪᑐᐃᖔᑦᓯᐊᖅᖢᑕ ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᐊᕋᑦᑕ ᒥᐊᓂᕆᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊᓗ ᓄᓇᒥᐅᑕᖁᑎᖏᑦ, ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥᐅᑕᖁᑎᖏᑦ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᑐᕗᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᓂᐊᕐᓗᖑ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᐅᕈᒪᓚᐅᕋᑦᑕ ᓴᕆᒪᓱᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᑕ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑎᒋᓗᒍᓗ.

ᐅᑭᐅᓂ ᐊᕙᑎᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒃᖢᑕ ᓯᓐᓇᒃᑑᒪᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᖢᑕ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᖢᑕᓗ ᓄᓇᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᑉᐹᓪᓕᖅᓯᒪᕗᒍᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑎᒋᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᖅᖢᑕᓗ. ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᑐᕗᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᑦᓯᐊᕈᑎᖃᕐᓇᕆᐊᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᒋᓪᓗ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖓᓯᒌᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖃᖅᖢᑕᓗ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᕗᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖏᑉᐳᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕈᓯᕗᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᓯᒪᓕᕋᓗᐊᖅᖢᓂ. ᑲᓇᖕᓇᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᑦᓯᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓴᓐᖏᑉᓗᓂᓗ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐅᐊᓕᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓪᓗ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑎᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᐸᐸᑦᓯᒋᐊᒃᓴᖅ. ᑲᓇᖕᓇᒥᐅᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᓯᕐᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᐊᓕᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑎᑐᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᓯᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᕈᒪᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᓗᐊᕐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᑦᓱᒪᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ. ᐊᑐᓗᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᑦᓯᐊᕋᓱᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᕕᖕᓂᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑎᑐᑦ ᑕᐃᑦᓱᒪᓂᑐᖃᖅ ᐃᓚᕗᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᖢᒋᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᖕᓂᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᒍᑦ, ᖃᐅᒃᐸᒧᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᓗ ᕿᒪᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᔭᕗᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᑦᓯᐊᖅᖢᒋᑦ.

ᑭᓇ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓛᖑᕙ ᐃᓄᖕᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᕐᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᓱᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓯᓯᒪᕙ?

ᐋᓪᕕᓐ ᒥᑭ "ᐊᑖᑕᒪ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓚᐅᖅᐹᖓ ᕼᐋᑭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ."

Nunavut – our land – celebrates 20 years Northern News Services

with Brenda Manning at Arnaqjuaq School in Hall Beach

Who's the wisest person you know and what have they taught you?

MIKAN no.3613879 Can you help identify this smiling Inuk mother with her newborn in this old photograph ? Location unknown, Nunavut, 1955. 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.

The dream and remembrance of what was became a reality after much deliberation and cooperation in achieving the goals and aspirations for autonomy and growth. Before we go any further, let's remind each other of the vision and mandate of the Government of Nunavut: respecting others; relationships and caring for people; fostering good spirits by being open; being welcoming and inclusive; serving and providing for family and/or community; decision-making through consensus; development of skills through practice, effort and action; working together for a common cause; being innovative and resourceful; and respect and care for the land, animals and the environment. We have openly admitted to being responsible stewards for Nunavummiut, our land and all the abundance of the land, sea and air. It's a huge undertaking and responsibility, but we assume this with pride and effort. In the past 20 years of working and building this dream of autonomy and asserting our jurisdiction, we have learned many lessons and it has been and continues to be a challenge.

street talk

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.

this has proven the responsible way of imposing the footprints of these developments. We are people of the land and this has developed in us the respect for the land, animals and the environment. This carries over into respecting relationships, others and caring for people. We are a resilient people and although there have been drastic changes in our lives we work around these changes in a thoughtful and responsible manner. This new jurisdiction in Canada has much to offer in the rich and diverse culture and traditions and the inherent resilience of this people is further testament of adaptability and growth.

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.

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᓚᕗᓪᓗ ᑎᒪᖁᑎᕗᓪᓗ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓗᐊᖅᓯᒪᖏᑉᐳᑦ ᓱᓕ ᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᖏᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒍᓗ. ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐱᖁᔭᓂᒃ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᕿᓂᕈᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᖁᓪᓗᒋᓪᓗ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓄᖑᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᖁᙱᖦᖢᒋᑦ ᓱᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑦᑎᓗᐊᖁᙱᖦᖢᒋᓪᓗ ᓱᕈᕈᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ.. ᓄᓇᒥᐅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑕ ᐃᓅᒐᑦᑕ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓱᒪᓪᓗᑕ ᐋᖅᑭᓯᒪᓪᓗᑕ ᐃᓅᓯᒪᕗᒍᑦ ᐅᐱᔭᖃᖅᖢᑕ ᓄᓇᒥᒃ, ᐆᒪᔪᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᕙᑎᒥᐅᑕᓂᒡᓗ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᖃᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒡᓗᑕ ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᑕ ᐃᓄᖁᑎᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ. ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᑕ ᐅᑎᑲᐅᑎᒋᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᓯᒪᓕᕋᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᑐᖃᕗᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᒋᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᒍᑦ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑕᐅᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑕᐅᖃᑎᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᔪᖏᓐᓂᖃᑦᓯᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᒥᖕᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᔪᖏᑦᓯᐊᖅᖢᑎᓪᓗ ᒪᑭᑲᐅᑎᒋᔪᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓱᖏᐅᑎᑲᐅᑎᒋᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᓐᓇᐅᑎᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ.

Alvin Mikki "My dad taught me how to play hockey." ᕼᐊᐃᓕ ᓇᖕᒪᓕᒃ "ᐊᓈᓇᒐ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑖᑕᒐ. ᐅᕙᓐᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐸᐃᓯᑰᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᖅᑲᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ."

Hailey Nangmalik "My mommy and my daddy. They taught me how to pedal on my bike and how to stop."

ᕼᐊᐃᓕ ᐊᕐᓇᖅᔪᐊᑦ "ᐊᑖᑕᒐ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓚᐅᕐᒫᖓ ᐸᐃᓯᑰᕐᓂᕐᒥ."

Haily Arnaqjuaq "My dad because he taught me how to ride a bike." ᑭᐅᕋ ᐃᓄᒃᓱᒃ "ᒦᑲ, ᐃᑲᔪᓚᐅᕐᒫᖓ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ."

Keira Innuksuk "Meeka, because she helped me learn to read." ᑭᒻ ᒧᐊᒐᓐ "ᐊᑖᑕᑦᑎᐊᒪ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑖᑕᒪ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐅᕙᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥ."

Kym Morgan "My grandpa and my dad. They taught me how to hunt." ᓯᑏᕙᓐ ᔭᕙᒋᐊᖅ "ᐊᓈᓇᒪ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐹᖓ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥ."

Steven Javagiaq "My mom taught me about hunting."

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Speaker of Legislative Assembly dies Northern News Services

Nunavut Joe Enook, Speaker of Nunavut's 5th Legislative Assembly, has died. Deputy Speaker Simeon Mikkungwak announced Enook's passing, March 30. Flags are flying at half-mast at Nunavut's Legislative Assembly in honour of the politician who represented the constituents of Pond Inlet with passion. "It is my sad duty to announce the passing of Speaker Joe Enook, who left us yesterday following a short illness," stated Mikkungwak in a news release. "My colleagues and I take comfort in knowing that his beloved wife, Mary,

was with him at the end. "Speaker Enook served his constituents with passion, and represented our institution with dignity. Our thoughts are with Joe’s family and the entire community of Pond Inlet.” Enook was first elected by Tununiq voters in a by-election in September, 2011 and re-elected in 2013 and 2017. He served as Deputy Speaker and Chairperson of the Committee of the Whole during the 4th Legislative Assembly. – Michele LeTourneau

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Is it time for Republic of Kitikmeot? Former KIA president thinks so Frustrated with small communities being overlooked, Kitikmeot businessman Charlie Lyall says region might be better off separating by Derek Neary

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Nunavut separated from the NWT to better look after its own interests and, two decades later, the Kitikmeot region should consider doing the same. That's the viewpoint of Charlie Lyall, an entrepreneur and former Kitikmeot Inuit Association president from Taloyoak. "We're always treated as a poor cousin," Lyall said, offering the Republic of Kitikmeot as a possible remedy. He suggests that he's not alone in thinking that way. "There's always rumblings of it," he said. "Everybody says when Yellowknife was our capital, we got better treatment. Of course, we're closer to Yellowknife than we are to Iqaluit." He's critical of elected officials who don't put the regions on equal footing. "You hear politicians talk about (how) we're going to be fair to everybody, but everybody only includes the Baffin and Kivalliq, I think," he said. "Housing is a huge issue here. Mental health is a huge issue. We need somebody to step up to the plate and say, OK, let's get this work done right. Right now we don't have that, obviously."

Lyall cites an instance when a new health centre was postponed in the Kitikmeot for a couple of years while a similar facility went ahead in the Kivalliq. "Things like this are constantly happening," he said. He was prepared to give the Government of Nunavut credit for its progress on advancing the use of the Inuit language, right up until the last sitting of the legislative assembly. In March, Nunavut's ministers and MLAs voted to pass the Interim Language of Instruction Act, which delays making Inuktut instruction mandatory in grades 4 to 12, which was previously scheduled to happen as of this year. "It seemed like Inuktitut was going to be the universal language of Nunavut, but apparently not," said Lyall. "We need the politicians to start being in charge, not the bureaucrats." He was in Iqaluit when division occurred in 1999. He remembers a "huge air of anticipation." "I think everybody was expecting that things were going to get fixed and things were going to get better overnight," he said. "That seemed, at that time, to be the feeling. "And, as we all know, it came to a grinding halt right after that."

"ᐱᓕᕆᔭᐅᖏᓐᓇᐅᔭᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᓘᑎᑎᑐᑦ," ᓵᓕ ᓚᐃᔪᓐ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ, ᐃᒪᐃᖁᔨᙳᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᐅᑎᐅᓗᓂ.

"We're always treated as a poor cousin," Charlie Lyall says, recommending the Republic of Kitikmeot as an antidote. NNSL file photo

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ᐋᓐᑐᕆᐊ ᓂᑉᑕᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅ


ᐊᑖᑕᒐ ᐋᓕᓐ ᓂᑉᑕᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᓇᓐᓄᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᒫᔾᔨ 9, 2019–ᒥ, ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᓂᒋᐸᓗᒃᑕᖓᓂ ᑕᕆᐅᑉ ᓯᑯᖓᓂ. ᐊᖓᔪᒐ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐃᒐ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ ᓇᑦᑎᕋᓱᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᓂ ᓇᓄᕐᒥ ᐅᕙᓂ ᑕᑯᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ!! ᖁᕕᐊᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᒪᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᐅᕗᖅ.

ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦ

ᐊᐱᑕ ᐃᓄᐊᕋᖅ


ᔮᓐ ᔫ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᖢᓂ ᒪᒃᑖᖅᑐᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᖅᑭᖃᖅᖢᓂ 6-ᓂ, ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 31, 2018–ᒥ. ᒪᒪᑕᓲᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᒥ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᓂ.

WINNER: ApiTah Iqaqrialu Arctic Bay

John Joe happily having maktaaq at 6 months old, Aug. 31, 2018. He enjoys any kind of country food.

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My dad Allen Niptanatiak got this polar bear on March 9, 2019, not far from Kugluktuk on the sea ice. My sister and brother-in-law spotted it while seal hunting and took pictures as they waited. It's been years sin ce a polar bear was last seen here!! So exciting and an amazing memory.

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ᐊᒪᕈᕋᓱᒃᖢᑕ ᒫᔾᔨ 16, 2019– ᒥ. ᐅᓪᓛᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑎ ᓇᓄᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᕐᕋᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᑉ ᓯᕗᓂᑦᑎᐊᖓᓂ.

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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: Apitah Iqaqrialu. Congratulations!

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Wolf hunt March 16, 2019. Early morning visitor to a polar bear gut pile just in front of town.

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ᕿᑐᕐᙵᒃᑲ, ᒪᑲᓐᓯ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕼᐃᐊᕆ, ᐃᖏᕐᕋᖃᑎᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᒃᑲ ᑰᒑᕐᔫᑉ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ. ᒫᔾᔨ 19, 2019–ᒥ

Lorane Uqsukittuq Kugaaruk

Took my kids, Mackenzie and Harry, for a drive outside of Kugaaruk.

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ᔫᓯ ᑯᐃᓴᑕ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂ, ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᒥ ᒫᔾᔨᒥ.

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Jose Quezada addresses the crowd at the Iglulik community hall, where some helpful advice on health care was offered daily for a week in March. Northern News Services

Healthy lifestyles

Iglulik A week of public health talks recently wrapped up in Igluik. Twenty minutes per day was devoted to topics such as eating enough fibre to prevent constipation, drinking sufficient amounts of water to stay properly hydrated, an overview of diabetes, the harms of excessive alcohol and drugs, the effects of smoking and allowing fresh air to pass through homes. "We may feel that its too cold out so we don't let our front door stay open for too long, but this makes our homes stuffy and we start breathing stale air which could be filled with bacteria, dust, mould spores viruses and more," explained recreation coordinator Ghadihela Quezada, whose hamlet department organized the event. "Sharing what I know about health is very important to me because the more we educate ourselves about health the more we can educate others to prevent disease and a medical emergency in such a remote area." Following the brief discussions each day, healthy meals were served to those in attendance, ranging between 50 to 70 daily, according to Quezada. The community's second annual Health Expo was held on March 16. – Derek Neary

Economic development strategy

Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay The Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce and the Kitikmeot Inuit Association are gearing up for a workshop in May that will devise strategies to build the regional economy. Delegates from each Kitikmeot community will be invited, along with government officials and representatives of the private sector, said Cynthia Ene, executive director of the Kitikmeot chamber. Together they will figure out ways to "move things forward" based on an initial regional economic development plan drafted when the chamber was revived two years ago, said Ene. The parties will determine how to best coordinate various initiatives and who will play what role, she said. For example, when it comes to tourism, the chamber recently launched a regional visitors guide. Cambridge Bay is forming a tourism task force. Kugluktuk is creating a five-minute promotional video that will play on a flat-screen at airports. "How do we learn from what Kugluktuk and Cambridge Bay and other places are doing, share those lessons learned and have the right resources so we're not reinventing the wheel and (we)

achieve something great for the region," said Ene. Capitalizing on the mining industry and the most effective ways to adopt renewable energy are other areas that will be under examination, she added. "How do we move together so that everybody's (going) the same direction?" she said. Funding for the workshop is coming from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and the Department of Economic Development and Transportation. – Derek Neary

Inuit games for children and youth

Sanikiluaq A week-long project focused on Inuit games took place in Sanikiluaq the third week of March. Organizer Quentin Sala said the plan involved gathering the youth of the community every evening between 6 and 9 p.m. "The age categories were great, and fair. During the events children and youth had a lot of fun and enjoying traditional Inuit games," he said, adding the week was a success. "The last day was Saturday. We invited local two elders in the afternoon. They were telling stories about what they used to when they were young. They talked about traditional games. One of the elder was talking about seasons. "Winter (had the) least traditional Inuit games, spring had lots of activities and the summer had a lot of activities, too." Saturday evening involved $500 in prizes for the children and youth, when games were played competitively and for fun. – Michele LeTourneau

Students learn to play the fiddle

Iqaluit Because Iqaluit's Joamie School needed a substitute teacher for a few months, 180 students from Grades 1 to 5 learned how to play the fiddle. The substitute teacher was no other than semi-retired educator Darlene Nuqingaq. "I offered to teach fiddle, so basics of music with rhythm games and singing," she said. Nuqingaq had 9 classes three days a week, meaning by the time the kids settled, and listened to music to set the scene, they received roughly 20 minutes of fiddle instruction three times each week beginning in January. With Nuqingaq's short-term contract completed, she held a recital for parents and community folks the afternoon of March 26. Of the 180 who played the fiddle in front of proud parent, only

seven or eight are part of the Saturday fiddle club in the city. "They got used to the routine and out of 180 kids – they all played. It was amazing," said Nuqingaq. She started the younger students on the recorder. "But a recorder is plastic ... They saw it as a toy or a whistle. They saw the tables of violins and they really wanted the violins," said Nuqingaq, who explained they had to threat the instrument like a baby. "You have to be respectful. You can't bang your neighbour. Because they were sword-fighting with their recorders. Once I switched to the violins, they were great, too. It was amazing what they learned, as well." Aside from staging the recital so the parents could see their children's new musical capabilities, Nuqingaq said she wanted to demonstrate the power of music education. "When I reflect on what they've learned ... There are lots of transferable skills with learning to play an instrument," she said. "I think it's a Nunavut record, 180 fiddlers in one building." Nuqingaq's previous record is 140 at her summer music camp. One summer-camp student loved playing the fiddle so much, he might just drop percussion and xylophone. Inuksuk High School's Mary Piercey-Lewis accompanied on the piano. "It was great for the kids. It made it more special. At the end of the concert, they said, ‘We want to do it again.' The piano helped them to sound good and to be together," said Nuqingaq. – Michele LeTourneau

Caribou meetings set

Kugluktuk The fate of the Bluenose-East and Bathurst caribou herds will be examined in Kugluktuk on April 15 and 16. Because the herds' habitat straddles the Nunavut and NWT border, representatives from both territories will be present at the meetings. In the legislative assembly in March, Environment Minister and Premier Joe Savikataaq described the herds as being in "steep decline." An NWT population estimate in 2018 pegged the Bluenose East at 19,000, down from approximately 120,000 in 2010. The harvest of the herd has been drastically reduced in both territories in hopes of helping the numbers rebound. The Bathurst herd's collapse has been even more dramatic, falling to an estimated 8,200 animals in 2018 from 186,000 strong in 2003. A herd management plan has been drafted that involves input from Saskatchewan because those particular caribou roam into that province. – Derek Neary

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Levinia Brown 'impressed and proud' Initially opposed to territorial status, former MLA and government minister is pleased by gradual progress despite some persisting hardships ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂᓂ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓚᕖᓂᐊ ᐳᕋᐅᓐ ᐊᑎᓕᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒋᕈᒻᒥ ᒡᒪᓂᑑᐸᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓯᖓᐃᔪᓄᑦ−ᐸᖅᑭᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᕐᓂᓱᒃᓰᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᖠᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 2006−ᒥ.

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Then Minister Levinia Brown signs a memorandum of understanding between Manitoba and Nunavut for the development of a maternity-care worker and midwifery program in Rankin Inlet in April of 2006.

by Derek Neary

Northern News Services


Levinia Brown admits she was reluctant over Nunavut being made official on April 1, 1999. "I was one that publicly spoke against having our own territory. I felt we weren't ready and I didn't agree with 20 per cent land title to the Inuit," she said. Nevertheless, she respected the wishes of the majority. "I said, OK, let's go. Let's make the best out of the new Nunavut now," said Brown, who served as MLA for Rankin Inlet South/Whale Cove from 2004 to 2008 and was minister of health and community and government and services. Even though she was initially hesitant, she admired the determination of those who were in favour of division from the NWT. "I'm very impressed and proud of our population. The West had more population than little old us but yet we won the division. It was because of the great leaders and the people of Nunavut who were so organized and proactive to make sure that it

happened," she said, reeling off a long list of leaders by name and commending their roles and sacrifices, as well as the sacrifices made by their family members. "They had hope and they had vision," she said. Brown has been pleased to see the emergence of Nunavummiut as professionals such as lawyers, teachers and engineers. "Things like that are happening, it might be in small numbers ... but now they're happening a lot more," she said. "We have to be kind of patient sometimes because things don't happen overnight." The land claim, she notes, was conceived of in the 1970s, so it takes a long time for agreements to come to fruition. "It's never easy negotiating with federal government because they have strong policies and they stick to them," said Brown. Despite federal investment and the passage of two decades, one lingering area of concern is insufficient housing, she said. "I see so much poverty in housing. It's creating a lot of illness, a lot of

sickness," she said, noting that overcrowding and mould are particularly troubling. Better health services within the territory is another priority. Although she's grateful to Northern health staff, the range of equipment and facilities need to be enhanced. The expenses related to medevacs and medical travel are steep, she points out. She's also eager to see the territorial government achieve the goal of proportionate Inuit representation at 85 per cent, as opposed to the current 50 per cent. Brown was in Rankin Inlet on April 1, 1999, the day Nunavut came into its own. She remembers indoor and outdoor activities such as games, dog-team races and a feast. "It was quite a big thing for our community," she said, adding that she was a member of hamlet council at the time. She also did an interview on CBC national radio that day, helping give southern listeners some insight into the significance of the milestone. "And to tell you the truth, I'm glad we have our own Nunavut government," she said all these years later.

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Elders shape education policy ᐃᓄᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᐅᐸᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᑐᙵᕕᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᕗᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᔨᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᕗᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᓂᑦ. ᑐᓄᐊᓂ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ: ᑯᐊᕇᓐ ᑳᓕᓐᔅ, ᔪᓕᐊ ᑕᐅᑐᐊᕐᔪᒃ, ᔅᑖᕗᑦ ᑲᓛᒃ, ᔫᑎ ᐋᓪᑐᓴᓐ, ᓵᓚᑦ ᐳᐊᒡ, ᔩᓐ ᓯᒪᐃᓚᒃ, ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᕿᖕᓇᖅᑐᖅ, ᓰᒃ ᐃᔨᑦᓯᐊᖅ, ᑐᓵᔨ ᒥᐊᕆ ᐋᓐ ᒪᐃᒃ, ᒥᐊᕆ ᑕᐅᑭ, ᓗᐃᓴ ᒫᑭᓐᑖᔅ, ᒧᕇ ᒫᓐᑎᓗ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑖᓂ ᐃᓱᓪᓗᑕᖅ. ᕿᑎᐊᓂ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ: ᑳᑎ ᓖ, ᓴᒥᒫᕋ ᓯᐊᕆᕝ, ᒥᐊᕆ ᐃᑦᑐᐊᙵᑦ, ᑯᐊᑦᓂ ᑳᒃᔅ, ᑭᒍᑎᒃᑳᕐᔪᒃ ᓴᐸ, ᐋᓂ ᑐᑲᓗᒃ, ᓲᕕᓇᐃ ᒪᐃᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓵᔨ ᓗᐃ ᒪᐃᒃ. ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ: ᒦᑲ ᐊᓕᕙᒃᑕᖅ, ᒨᓯᓯ ᖄᐱᒃ, ᒦᑲ ᐊᕐᓇᒃᑲᖅ, ᒪᕇ ᐊᖑᑎ, ᐋᓂ ᓇᐸᔪᖅ, ᒥᐊᕆ ᑲᓇᔪᖅ ᕗᐊᓯ, ᓯᐊᕋ ᐴᓐᔅᑕᐃᓐ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐹᑐᕆᓯᐊ ᒪᒃᓃᐅᓪ.

The elders who attended the Tunngaviliurniq Conference are a part of the Department of Culture and Heritage advisory group Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Katimajiit. Back row, from left: Coreen Collins, Julia Tautuajuk, Stafford Clarke, Jodi Alderson, Charlotte Borg, Jean Simailak, Simon Qingnaqtuq, Zeke Ejetsiak, interpreter Mary Ann Mike, Mary Taukie, Louisa MacIntosh, Marie Mandillo and Danny Ishulutaq. Middle row, from left: Cathy Lee, Shamimara Sharif, Mary Etuangat, Courtney Cox, Kigutikaajuk Shappa, Annie Tookalook, Shuvinai Mike and interpreter Louie Mike. Front row, from left: Meeka Alivaktuk, Mosesie Qappik, Meeka Arnakaq, Marie Anguti, Annie Napayok, Mary Kanayuk Voisey, Shara Bernstein and Patricia McNeil. Northern News Services

A group of elders from the Department of Culture and Heritage advisory group Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Katimajiit, gathered in Pangnirtung March 20 and 21 to provide input into policy development for the Department of Education. Mary Etuangat, located in Pangnirtung, is the student assessment and evaluation co-ordinator for the education department. She said the goal of the conference was to draw on the knowledge of elders to gain a better understanding about best practices relating to inclusive education, safe and caring schools, and overall student success. "The department firmly believes elders play an important role as co-instructors and specialists in Nunavut education. Elders are already involved in cultural activities, traditional skill building, language promotion, safe and caring schools, and are role models of life-long learning," said Etuangat. "With Turaaqtavut guiding our work, we are ensuring that the relationship between elders and schools is strong, so that our students graduate with a firm identity and contribute positively to society." – text by Michele LeTourneau ᒦᑲ ᐊᓕᕙᒃᑕᖅ ᐊᑕᒍᑦᑕᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᕕᖕᒥ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥ ᐃᑭᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᖁᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᒪᔾᔨ 20 ᐊᒻᒪ 21–ᒥ. ᑐᙵᓱᒃᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂ ᐆᒥᖓ, "ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᓯ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂ, ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ."

Meeka Alivaktuk from Attagotuk Illisavik in Pangnirtung lit the qulliq for the Tunngaviliurniq Conference, held March 20 and 21. She welcomed elders with, "You will be making choices for future generations of Nunavummiut, for people of the Arctic."

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ᐊᓗᑭ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᑕ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᓴᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓂᕕᙵᑕᕐᒥ ᑐᙵᓱᒃᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂ.

by Department of Education Panniqtuuq/Pangnirtung

ᐃᓄᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᕗᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᕐ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᔨᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ, ᑲᑎᖃᑎᒌᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥ, ᒫᔾᔨ 20–ᒥ 21–ᒧᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ. ᒥᐊᕆ ᐃᑦᑐᐊᙵᑦ, ᐃᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔨ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᖓ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂ ᑐᑭᓯᑦᑎᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᐅᓛᖑᔪᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ, ᐊᑦᑕᓇᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᖅᑭᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓂᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᒪᐃᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. "ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᒃ ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᐅᑎᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔨᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᓄᑐᖃᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᕌᓂᒃᐳᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᕐᓂ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᑦᑕᓇᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᖅᑭᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓂᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᓕᒍᒥᓇᖅᑑᕗᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᓕᒫᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᑦᑐᐊᙵᑦ. "ᑐᕌᖅᑕᕗᒥ ᐊᔪᕆᖅᓱᐃᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᕗᒍᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓂᑦ ᓴᙱᔫᓂᖓᓂ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᕗᑦ ᐃᓱᓕᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᓴᙱᔪᒥᒃ ᑭᓇᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓄᑦ."

Alookie School students created a poster to welcome Tunngaviliurniq Conference elders.

ᐃᓄᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᐅᑎᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔨᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓂᑦ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᖅ ᒪᐃᒥ ᐅᓂᐊᒃ ᐅᕙᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᖅ ᒥᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐊᕈᓯᖓᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᓂ 6–ᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᒪᐃᓴᓐ ᐸᓂᐅᔭᖅ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᔮᓇᑕᓐ ᐃᕼᐅᒪᑕᒃ, ᑎᐋᐃᒍ ᐅᖓᕼᐊᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑰᑎ ᐴᓪᑦ

Elders play an important role as co-instructors and specialists in Nunavut schools, such as Elder Maime Oniak seen here in a sewing class with Kugluktuk High School Grade 6 students Masen Panioyak, left, Jonathon Ihumatak Diego Ongahak and Cody Bolt

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Nunavut at 20 ᓄĪØflî

ᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂᑦ ‘ᐅᓇ ᐊᖏᓪᓗᓂ ᑎᑭᑎᐅᑎᓂᕐᔪᐊᖑᕗᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑯᓗᖕᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ' ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 1, 1999–ᒥ, ᐲᑕ ᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐸᖅᑭᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 50–ᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. "DM–ᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ (ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐅᑉ ᑐᒡᓕᖓ) ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᒧᑦ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒧᑦ, ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᕐᓂᖅ. "ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᑦ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ, ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᑖᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᖕᓂᖃᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒧᑦ." ᑕᑯᒋᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᒥᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ, ᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂ. "ᐃᓱᓕᑦᑎᓯᒪᓂᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ 10–ᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᔨᐅᔪᓂᑦ. ᐃᓱᓕᑦᑎᓂᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐃᓅᓕᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐃᔨᓂᑦ. ᐃᓱᓕᑦᑎᔪᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᒥ ᐱᓚᒃᑐᐃᔨᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᒥ (Chesterfield Inlet)," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓂᕐᔪᐊᕌᓘᕗᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᐅᔪᒥᑦ." ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᑐᒥ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅᑕᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᖅ. "ᐃᓄᖁᑎᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᑐᔪᓄᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ." ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑕᒪᐃᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᐳᑦ. "ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ 20–ᓄᑦ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᑎᖅᑎᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᐊᕆᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᒍᑦ ᑲᒥᓴᓇᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐲᑕ ᐃᕐᓂᖅ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᓲᖅ ᐸᐸᑦᑏᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖓᓐᓂ, ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ. ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖓᓐᓂ, ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐊᓯᐅᔨᕙᓪᓕᐊᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᐱᓯᕐᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖓᒃᑰᓂᕐᒥ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐊᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᓱᓕᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓅᓪᓗᑕ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑎᒍᑦ ᑭᓇᐅᓂᕆᒐᑦᑎᒍᒃ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ, ᐅᐱᐅᖅᑲᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᒍᑦ, ᓴᙱᓗᑕ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓗᑕ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ."

ᑲᒥᓴᓇᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐲᑕ ᐃᕐᓂᖅ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᓲᖅ ᐸᐸᑦᑏᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖓᓐᓂ, ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ.

photo courtesy Piita Irniq

Former commissioner of Nunavut Piita Irniq, who works to preserve and promote Inuit culture and language, celebrates the success of professional Inuit.

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A memorable Tootoo Memorial

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Another first for Nunavut curling ᐋᓕᓴᓐ ᒍᕆᕕᓐ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᐊᑦᒪᓐ ᒪᒃᑖᓄᑦ, ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᔪᑦ, ᕿᒥᕐᕈᕗᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐸᐃᑉᐹᖑᔪᒥ ᒥᒃᑖᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᕐᕉᔪᓄᑦ ᑰᓕᖕᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᕗᕋᑐᕆᒃᑎᓐ, ᓅ ᐳᕋᓐᔅᐅᐃᒃᒥ, ᒫᔾᔨ 18–ᒥ.

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Alison Griffin, left, and Edmund MacDonald, both of Iqaluit, survey the situation down the sheet after MacDonald's delivery during action at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Fredericton, N.B., on March 18.

Alison Griffin and Edmund MacDonald make up inaugural Nunavut entry at Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship by James McCarthy

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Fredericton, N.B.

It's official – Nunavut now has a mixed doubles curling statistic. For the first time ever, Nunavut entered the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, the 2019 edition of which was held in Fredericton, N.B., late last month. Alison Griffin and Edmund MacDonald of Iqaluit were the duo to do it and while they didn't win a game in their pool, it was all about gaining experience, according to Griffin. "There wasn't any pressure

at all and no expectations," she said. "We set our own goals and I think we met them." Danny Lamoureux, Curling Canada's director of Curling Club Development & Championship Services, confirmed it was the very first time Nunavut had ever sent a team. Mixed doubles curling is the newest form of the sport and has some different rules from traditional curling. Teams consist of just two players and each team throws five rocks per end instead of eight with one rock for each team already in play: one in the four-foot ring and

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Kivalliq Canucks holding on

Woodstock, N.B. The 2019 Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championship in Woodstock, N.B., is all over and the Kivalliq Canucks were doing rather well as of press time. The Canucks were in action against teams from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia in the annual tournament and started out against the Tri-County River Cats from New Brunswick in their opening round-robin game on March 27, which ended in a 3-1 defeat. Next up was the Western Valley Panthers, the host team,

another guarding the centre line between the rings and the hog line. One player will throw the first of the five rocks to begin an end with the other player throwing the next three and the first thrower delivering the final rock of the end. Scoring is the same as traditional curling with the closest rocks to the button being counted toward a team's score. Griffin and MacDonald had to earn their way to Fredericton by winning the Nunavut playdown over fellow Iqaluit curlers Wade Kingdon and Carmen Kootoo in a best-offive series at the Iqaluit Curl-

ing Club, doing so in three straight games. A total of 32 teams were in contention at the championship, split into four pools of eight. Griffin and MacDonald were seeded eighth in their pool as it was their first time and Griffin said it was a pool loaded with talent. "Tyler Tardi of B.C. was seeded seventh in our pool and he's a two-time world junior champion and three-time Canadian junior champion," she said. "If he's the seventh seed, that tells you just how tough it would be to win." Donalda Mattie, a familiar

the following day and that went better for the Canucks as they came out on top, 2-1. They were set to play a doubleheader on March 29 against the Tignish Aces from Prince Edward Island and the Spryfield Attack from Nova Scotia before the playoffs began on March 30. See the next edition of Nunavut News for the final results.

Senior curlers finish strong

Chilliwack, B.C. Nunavut's entries at the Canadian Seniors Curling Championship in Chilliwack, B.C., didn't advance to the championship round but they certainly made sure the rest of the country realized they wouldn't be pushovers. Peter Mackey and his men's rink from the Iqaluit Curling Club finished with a record of two wins and seven losses. Those two wins came at the start of the event as they downed New Brunswick (5-4) and Northern Ontario (6-4) to have a share of the lead in their pool after two draws. They ended up dropping their next seven games, however,

name in Nunavut curling circles, was there on the ground as the duo's coach and Griffin said that was important because it was an extra set of eyes to talk about how things were going during games. "Edmund and I discussed having a coach because there would be no point in going and playing if we didn't know and didn't understand what we were doing wrong," she said. Griffin and MacDonald did get to have some practice time at the club before heading down to Fredericton in the form of a mini-tournament, which brought out three other teams to play.

"We had a mixed doubles day the weekend before leaving," said Griffin. "It was a chance for people to see what it's all about and to give the game some exposure and help generate some interest." Interest is the big thing for Griffin because she hopes this will be the first of many trips to the mixed doubles nationals for the territory. "I hope we'll continue to go," she said. "We were able to stay in a lot of our games and we even had the lead in a couple but we couldn't hold it. It's a fun format and the more people we can get interested in it, the better."

to finish 13th overall. The women's rink from the Iqaluit Curling Club, skipped by Geneva Chislett, ended with an overall record of three wins and six losses. They beat Quebec in the round-robin, 9-6, but were relegated to the seeding pool for their final three games. They did win two of those games thanks to a big 12-1 win over Prince Edward Island and a 7-4 win over New Brunswick.

Tournament for fun

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet Tournament hockey was on again in Rankin Inlet but it was all for a good time. The Fun Cup happened from March 29 to 31, a tournament for the initiation and novice divisions of Rankin Inlet Minor Hockey. Everyone who signed up to play was put on one of four teams – Storm, Jets, Fishermen and Huskies – with every team getting three round-robin games. All four teams made the playoffs with the final scheduled to happen on March 31 at 3 p.m.

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ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᖓᓂ

ᐊᕚᓚ ᓵᐳᕆᓐ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐃᓯᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᐱᖓᓱᓂ–ᓄᓇᒥ ᑰᖕᒥ ᑳᑦᔅᓂ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᒃᑲᓴᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᕚᓚ., ᒫᔾᔨ 27−ᒥ.

Stopped in his tracks

Avaala Sabourin of Rankin Inlet steps in front of a Tri-County River Cats to stop his rush during action at the Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championship in Woodstock, N.B., on March 27. photo courtesy of Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championshi

Terence Tootoo Memorial 'quite the ride' Miners, Team Todd claim championship banners at hockey tourney by Darrell Greer

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Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

The Rankin Miners defeated the Kivalliq Canucks 6-2 to claim the A Division championship, while Team Todd nipped Whale Cove 5-3 to claim the B Division banner at the Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) senior men's hockey championship in front of a jam-packed arena in Rankin Inlet on March 10. The Miners defeated Naujaat 6-3 in one semifinal, while the Canucks defeated the Rankin Chiefs 5-2 in the other to set-up the A Division final. In the B Division semifinals Team Todd got past Chesterfield Inlet and Whale Cove defeated Arviat, both by identical 5-4 scores to set-up the championship tilt. TTM committee member and Miners defenseman Troy Aksalnik came out of retirement after four years away from the game to suit-up with his best friend, former NHLer Jordin Tootoo, for the tournament. It was the first time in two decades the two played on the same team in a tournament. Aksalnik said it didn't seem real as he and Tootoo suited-up together for the first game. He said they had played together in exhibition games and pick-up hockey, but this was for real and that made all the difference. "It was amazing to be sitting next to my best friend, who had been in the NHL for 15 years, getting ready to play a meaningful game again," said Aksalnik. "I was pretty nervous, having not played in four years and the nerves are very real until you get that first shift under your belt and it's all good after that. "Having the two divisions really worked well. "Historically, between the Avataq and TTM, there's usually eight to 10 mercy-rule games a tournament and there was not a single one this year, so that was pretty cool." Aksalnik said this year's TTM was anybody's tournament in both

the A and B divisions. He said, hopefully, all teams will return in 2020 and Iqaluit may decide to return after being on hiatus the past two years. "It was a really nice story, seeing Team Todd win the B Division this year after being in the tournament for so many years and only winning a game here and there," said Aksalnik. "Having so many games live streamed this year was great and Gabe Karlik, James Sandy, David Ningeongan and Tommy Bruce did a great job – Gabe and James on the technical side, David with his playby-play commentary and Tommy doing colour. "I watched a couple of games online while I was home resting for my games and the job they did was pretty amazing. "What I didn't like was people complaining that they should do a better job. People need to understand these guys are doing this out of the goodness of their hearts and they're still learning, so have some patience." The TTM was five days of magic for Jason Todd, who has been entering a team of guys just out for fun and a game of hockey for almost two decades. In many ways, it's been a long, hard road for Team Todd, which would win the odd game over the years but was never a real threat when the tournament was a single division. Todd said winning the B Division title was awesome. He said when he first started Team Todd, he usually took a bunch of lads who were told they weren't good enough to play on Rankin's top teams. "We tried to give our Rankin teams – and the rest of the regional teams – a hard time, win the odd game and have some fun," said Todd. "This year I called a couple of lads back home and got them to make a roster and send me the list. "I went through it and said yes, no, yes, no to certain players. There were guys who were better players

B-ᒥ Hᐊᑭᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᑦ Team Todd-ᑯᑦ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᔪᑦ, ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᓴᐅᒥᖅᖠᕐᒥ, ᐃᐅᕗᕈᑦ ᕗᐃᓯ, ᐃᓚᐃᔭᔅ ᕗᐃᓯ, ᓵᑦ ᑕᐃᐸᓈᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᐅᕆᒃ ᕗᐃᓯ (ᐃᒥᖅᑕᖅᑎ), ᐊᒻᒪᓗ, ᕿᑎᐊᓂ ᓴᐅᒥᖅᖠᕐᒥ, ᕋᐳᑦ ᖃᕝᕖᑦᑐᖅ, Hᐊᓐᑐ ᓇᑯᓛᖅ, ᐸᐱ ᒥᓯᕌᓛᖅ, ᔭᐃᓴᓐ ᑖᑦ, ᓇᐃᔪ ᖃᑉᓗᐃᑦᑐᖅ, ᓵᓐᑎ ᑕᑦᑐᐃᓂ (ᐃᒥᖅᑕᖅᑎ) ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᑉᓴᓛᖅ ᑯᒪᒃᓯᐅᑎᒃᓴᖅ (ᐃᒥᖅᑕᖅᑎ) ᐊᒻᒪᓗ, ᑐᓄᐊᓂ ᓴᐅᒥᖅᖠᕐᒥ, ᓯᓗ ᐊᐅᑐᑦ, ᑯᓪᑕᓐ ᒍᕆᔭᒻ, ᕇ ᒧᕐᓱᕐ ᓄᑲᖅᖠᖅ, ᔨᐊᕝ ᑐᓗᒐᖅ, ᓵᓐ ᓯᒥᑦ, ᑐᓂ ᑕᐃᔭᔅ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐳᕆᑎ ᑕᖅᑐ (ᐊᓇᐅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᒪᔨ) ᑎᐅᕆᓐᔅ ᑐᑐ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᑉᓗᒍ Hᐊᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᒫᑦᓯ 10.

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The B Division champion Team Tood are, front row from left, Alfred Voisey, Elias Voisey, Chad Taipana and Deryk Voisey (water boy), and, middle row from left, Robert Kabvitok, Hunter Nakoolak, Bobby Misheralak, Jason Todd, Nigel Kubluitok, Sandy Tattuinee (water boy) and Mapsalaaq Komaksiutiksak (water boy) and, back row from left, Silu Autut, Colton Graham, Ray Mercer Jr., Jeff Tulugak, Shawn Smith, Tony Dias, and Brady Tucktoo (stick boy) at the Terence Tootoo Memorial senior men's hockey championship in Rankin Inlet on March 10. but I knew they wouldn't work for one reason or another. "We went through it three times until we came-up with a group of guys we felt would work really well together, and they did." Nerves began to take over as Team Todd prepared for its semifinal game – uncharted waters until this year. Todd said he was beyond excited as the game drew near. He said while he didn't show any emotion on the outside, on the inside he was having a lot of fun and jumping for joy over the team doing so well. "We were kind of down between the second and third period of the championship game because we were

trailed 3-1. You have to credit Alfred Voisey, Shawn Smith and Robert Kabvitok for pumping the guys up before we went out to play the third," said Todd. "We got excited again, shortened the bench for the first half of the third period, our two top lines took over and we won 5-3. "Having two divisions was long overdue. It was fantastic to watch these teams in so many close games, with not one mercy-rule game all week. "Both divisions being so competitive made it fun and exciting for the players and the crowds." The TTM became more magical for Todd when he bought one raffle ticket and won the top prize of a new

snowmobile. And, the week was such a wild ride for Team Todd, they hope to bring back the same team next year. Todd said the players have talked about keeping the team together to defend its B Division title. He said it would be awesome to come back together as a team in 2020. "I think most of the guys are excited about returning next year to defend our cup," said Todd. "We made history as the first Team Todd to go the final and we made the best of it. "The lads are all pretty pumped, happy and excited over the fact we went all the way. It was quite the ride and I hope we do it again next year."

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A women's match will main event WrestleMania Northern News Services And don't forget about Russ Tyler's knucklepuck. I mean, if front of the TV with my eldest daughter) but it will be a much Donald Trump is taking the world's biggest victory lap right there was ever an innovative play such as that in the history of better match than what will be offered up by the males. now. You would too if you found out you didn't collude with hockey, I have yet to see it, although Dwayne Robertson lasBrock Lesnar and Seth Rollins are fighting for the WWE Russia. Universal (World) Championship and that is going to be a snore- soing an Icelandic player before he checked Connie Moreau fest of the highest order. We'll be subjected to Lesnar throwing is something I've never seen since. Reminds me of the gold ol' I knew right from the start there was nothing there and I'm Rollins around the ring with about a bazillion suplexes, probdays when guys like Fulton Reed would cross-check guys from not saying that in a gloating manner. If there was any hint of ably get booked to win the match and then behind to steal the puck and not get called for it. anything, don't you think it would have been ᐸᑭ ᓕᓐᔅ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᕗᖅ disappear for another few weeks until his The disappointing part was that Terry Hall wasn't around for known by now? The American political sysᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ tem is the worst when it comes to keeping a contract stipulates he has to show up for an the big win. He could have bought them all Subway sandwiches ᐅᓇᑕᙳᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ secret. You plug one hole, another one pops appearance. Had it been Lesnar or something in honour of the big win. open. But the biggest loser in all of this? The WrestleMania–ᒥ, ᐅᔾᔨᕐᓇᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ against either Kofi Kingston or intelligence community. The media is going Braun Strowman, that would And finally ... ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ to take a lump or two but this whole thing have made it worth watching. Good Idea: The Humboldt Broncos making the ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᓂᓪᓗᐊᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. started after people whose job it was to surWhen it comes to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs. veil people literally dropped the ball. They women, it's Ronda Rousey, the Bad Idea: The Humboldt Broncos being elimwith James McCarthy inated from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey have some serious splanin' to do. champion, vs. Charlotte Flair League playoffs. Anyway, on to something which has been vs. Becky Lynch in a Triple This season was even more than the Humboldt 35 years in the making: Threat match, meaning all three will be in the ring at the same time and Broncos could have imagined. After everything the team had A main event worth watching gone through, simply fielding a team for this season was victory if you've watched anything involving those WrestleMania has been part of the social three, you'll know it's going to be good. They enough but they were on their way to making it a Cinderella tale fabric of North America since 1985. It's been are the three best women's performers WWE to end all others as they came out of the gate as the best team required viewing by yours truly ever since has on its roster (and three of the best period) in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League as late as December I rented the videos starting with the first before finishing third in their division. and they will put on a good show. WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden in They ended up making the playoffs and took on the EsteMy prediction? Becky Lynch comes out Becky Lynch: is part of the main on top to win the title and then I get to watch van Bruins in the opening round and led 3-1 in games but they 1985. I say rented videos because pay-percouldn't hold on as they ended up losing the series in Game 7 on view was never available in Canada for years event at WrestleMania, my daughter go wild in the living room. March 26 in overtime, 3-2. so I didn't get to bloody watch it live. Becky Lynch is her favourite, after all. So they didn't win the playoff series and it always sucks losIn all the years it's been going on, there ing a win-or-go-home game, as many athletes have experienced has never been a women's match as the main event. Don't get me A red-letter day in history since the dawn of sudden-death overtime, but simply existing wrong – Hulk Hogan was the guy for so many years in WWE Hard to believe but 25 years ago, we were witness to one this season was a victory. What the Broncos did this season was and he was the money-maker for Vince McMahon. Then came of the greatest international hockey triumphs ever seen. Forget nothing short of miraculous and everyone involved with the Bret Hart, followed by Shawn Michaels, followed by Stone Cold the 1972 Canada-USSR Summit Series and scrap any and all organization needs to be commended. Steve Austin, followed by The Rock, followed by John Cena thoughts of the 1987 Canada Cup. Of course, the dream ending would have been for the Bronand a host of others. Being in the main event of WrestleMania I speak, of course, of the Mighty Ducks beating Iceland to cos to make the SJHL final and win it all but fairy tales don't is considered to be the pinnacle of any professional wrestler's win the gold medal at the Junior Goodwill Games in D2, the always have the happiest of endings and while this one may not career. sequel to The Mighty Ducks. March 25 was the actual anniversary when Julie "The Cat" Gaffney, who replaced Goldberg with seem like a happy ending, it was. The Broncos are back and Which is why I'm happy that WWE chose to have the Raw no warm-up, flashed the leather to rob Icelandic sniper Gunnar there probably isn't one person on this planet who's sad about Women's Championship match as the headliner on April 7 in Stahl to clinch victory in the shootout for everyone's favourite that. New York City. rag-tag bunch of misfits from the working-class neighbourhood #HumboldtStrong Not only is it a great thing to have the women finally be the of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Until next time, folks ... reason we'll be watching it (yes, I will be front and centre in

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