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Iqaluit store faces labour challenges

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"I want to help heal, not just the skin, but the traumas." – Uasau Soaps founder Bernice Kootoo Clarke on why she uses traditional ingredients in her products, page 4.


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ᕼᐅᓴᐃᓐ ᒪᒧᑦ, ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖓᓐᓂ, ᓇᖏᖃᑎᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᒥ ᕼᐊᑐᕐ ᑐᐊᐃᒡᒥ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖓᓂ.

News Briefs ᐃᑲᔪᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅ ᓱᖏᐅᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒧᑦ

ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᖅ ᑳᑎ ᐅᒃᐸᑯᒃ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓇᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᒥ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕗᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᖃᖅᐸᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓴᖅᑭᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᒫᓐᓇ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᙳᖅᐳᖅ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᒧᑦ. ᖁᔭᓕᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᒋᑉᓯᓐ ᐳᐊᑕᒧᑦ, ᐃᓇᖏᖅᑕᖓᓂ, ᐃᑲᔪᖃᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓲᕐᓗ ᕼᐋᓗᕖᓐᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᒫᓐᓇ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᖃᖅᐳᖅ 9-ᓂ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᐊᓐᓂᑭᑕᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖃᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᑲᑎᕝᕕᒋᓲᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐅᒃᐸᑯᒃ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥ ᐸᖅᑭᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐃᑲᔪᓲᖑᒋᕗᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᙴᒥ. ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᖃᑭᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᑯᓇᙵᑦ ᐱᙴᓂ ᐃᓕᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓂᕿᓄᑦ ᐴᖅᑲᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒥ ᕿᑲᕐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. Please see Helping out, page 11

ᐅᑭᐊᒃᓵᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᖓ ᐃᓕᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᒃᑯᕕᖕᒥ

ᑭᙵᐃᑦ ᑭᙵᕐᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᒃᑯᕕᖓ ᐅᑎᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᑭᐊᒃᓵᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᒐᒃᓴᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᖏᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᑦ. ᑐᑭᖃᙱᓚᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᒧᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᓱᓕ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒫᓂᑲ ᐊᓐᓂᕐᒥᐅᖅ, ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᔭᓄᐊᕆᒥ. “ᑎᑎᕋᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᕗᒍᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓂ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᒪᕙᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᒃᑯᕕᒃ ᒪᑐᐃᖓᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᓂᑦ 5-ᒥ 7-ᒧᑦ ᐅᓐᓄᒃᑯᑦ. ᑕᐃᑲᓂ, ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᒐᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ, table tennis ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᒪᕐᕉᖑᔪᓂ ᐹᔅᑭᑦᐹᓪᕕᖕᓂᑦ. ᒪᒃᑯᖕᓂᖅᓴᐃᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᐸᒃᑎᑦᑎᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ 30-ᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᒃᖠᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᐸᒃᑎᑦᑎᒐᔪᒃᐳᑦ 10-ᓂ 20-ᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᓐᓂᕐᒥᐅᖅ, ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᖅᐸᒃᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᕙᒃᖢᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ. “ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᒃᐳᖓ. ᐅᓪᓗᖅᑕᖃᓲᖅ ᐱᙳᐊᕈᒪᕙᖕᓂᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᓪᓗᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᒃᓯᕚᕈᒪᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᖢᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᙱᐊᕐᓗᖓ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. Please see Fall schedule, page 11

ᓄᑖᒥᒃ ᑮᓇᖅᑕᓕᒃ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᖏᓐᓂ

ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᑲᐃᔪᓪ ᓕᒐᓯ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᕐᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐸᓘᓕᖅᑐᒥ. ᐱᔭᕇᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ, Bridgewater, N.S.-ᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᐸᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑖᑕᒥᓂ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᕐᒥ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᕋᓱᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒃᓴᖅᑕᖃᕐᒪᖔᑦ. ᕿᓚᒻᒥᐸᓗᖕᒥ ᐅᔾᔨᕆᒐᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᒥ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ. “ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒃᓴᒥ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ, ᐃᓯᖅᖢᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᓚᐅᖅᐸᕋ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓕᒐᓯ. ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᕼᐋᑭᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐹᔅᑭᑦᐹᓪᒥ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ. “ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᒐᔪᒃᐳᖓ ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. “ᑕᒫᓂ ᕚᓕᐹᓐᒐᔪᒃᐳᑦ.” ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ, ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ 200-ᓂ ᐃᓄᖃᖅᐳᖅ, ᐃᖃᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓐᓂᑭᑕᕐᕕᖕᒥ. “ᐃᖃᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᐸᓗᒃᐳᖅ. ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒃ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓕᒐᓯ. Please see New face, page 11

Hussein Mahmoud, co-owner of Hunter's Market, stands with employee Heather Doig at his shop.

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Challenges of doing business in Iqaluit Staffing, housing and cargo are obstacles by Rajnesh Sharma

Northern News Services

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Starting and maintaining any business in the North comes with its fair share of challenges. Nunavut News reached out to two fairly new ventures, Hunter's Market and Black Heart Cafe, to find out about the trials and joys of doing business in Iqaluit. Hunter's Market Hunter's Market is a familyrun small convenience story and takeout restaurant that opened in July 2019. Through word of mouth and social media, the business has won the hearts of many customers. It serves breakfast, homemade burgers, Greek food, sandwiches and pizza. Despite its popularity however, this new establishment has encountered some challenges. Hussein Mahmoud, the coowner of Hunter's Market, said that sometimes there are food issues with deliveries. "I've had a couple of those where we had some late orders or things have gone bad or milk has exploded." Hunter's Market relies on cargo deliveries shipped by air for both their convenience store products and ingredients needed for their menu items. Finding employees with skills in customer service and sales or cooking abilities is yet another challenge. "People hand in resumes and it's just very hard to find very experienced people for this type of business and also consistency is a really big thing," said Mahmoud. Despite the challenge, Hunter's Market has been "pretty fortunate" to have landed a few

consistent employees, he said. Another major issue is housing. "It is hard to find people because a lot of people come up here and sometimes they don't want to stay or they also need staff housing which we can't give yet," said Mahmoud. Iqaluit, like the rest of Nunavut, continues to experience a major housing crisis. Many of the businesses in Iqaluit provide housing for their employees. Hunter's Market has plans to build a staff housing unit but it will take some time. "It's good for business, if you have housing for sure, it's easier to find employees that way," said Mahmoud. Black Heart Cafe After a six-month battle with the city, the Black Heart Cafe successfully met the municipal government's concerns about water usage. "We had to get some engineers involved, draw water conservation plans, produce a culture to show that we're going to be wise about water savings and our water usage," said Joseph Szakacs, the owner of the Black Heart Cafe. The coffee shop opened on April 3, 2018. In addition to providing catering services, it serves coffee, baked goods, sandwiches and soups. Nunavut News wanted to know the specific challenges Szakacs has encountered over the past year. Staffing is the "biggest" concern for almost everyone in the city, according to Szakacs. Finding skilled labour is another challenge. "The main barista position is a skill job, you don't just walk

up to a manual espresso machine and know how to use it," he said. "It takes an amount of experience, practice and knowledge of coffee." It is also difficult to find unskilled labour due to intense competition. Other businesses are also seeking such employees. The challenge of providing a high wage for unskilled labour is yet another issue. "A small business like us, we can't pay $30 an hour for an unskilled worker," said Szakacs. "We try to maintain a competitive wage considering we do provide accommodations for our staff, some of them anyway." The logistics of providing housing for staff has been another ordeal for Szakacs. For example, due to safety reasons it is difficult to house a 20-year-old male in the same house as a mother with two children, he said. To encourage his unskilled

labour to work long-term, Szakacs makes an effort to provide a "nourishing" work environment. "We work really hard to provide a team dynamic that's supportive, inclusive and that allows people to learn new skills," he said. The Black Heart Cafe, like Hunter's Market, also depends on cargo deliveries by air for their food products. Flight delays due to weather or mechanic issues and the occasional lack of space on airlines to carry cargo means he sometimes doesn't get the required products. It is not a "major" issue but it is still a concern for the business owner. He said they mitigate such problems by shopping at local stores, but at a cost. "Now you're paying retail for products that you could get for wholesale price," he said. "It skews all of your costs and your profitability starts to get threatened."

ᔫᓯᐱ ᓴᑲᒃᔅ, ᓂᕿᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᕙᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᕗᕉᐱᓴ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᓕᖅᐳᖅ Black Heart ᑳᐱᑐᕐᕕᖕᒥ.

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Joseph Szakacs, a former chef at Frobisher Inn, is now the owner of Black Heart Cafe.


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Bernice Kootoo Clarke and her husband Justin Clarke collect ingredients for their products on the land. photo courtesy of Jamie Griffin

Preserving Inuit culture by producing bowhead oil cosmetics Artisan reclaims traditional ways through business

by Rajnesh Sharma

Northern News Services

Iqaluit

Iqaluit born Bernice Kootoo Clarke has a vision to continue showcasing Inuit culture and bring healing to her people through her business. In 2012, Clarke founded a cosmetic business, right in the comfort of her own kitchen. She started with selling "natural" body butters. Then in 2014 a fellow Inuk encouraged her to use bowhead whale oil in her products to heal eczema. The bowhead and its oil holds

a particular significance within Inuit culture. "The bowhead was a part of us," explained Clarke. "It was our transportation, bones for homes and it fed the whole community. The bowhead oil was used as medicine for skin aliments a hundred years ago." By incorporating bowhead oil into her products, "It separated us from just a natural line and we became more culturally focused." The use of bowhead oil in soaps and body butters, makes her Inuit customers feel like they are reclaiming their culture, she said.

Clarke still runs her business called Uasau from her home in Iqaluit. It is the only business in Nunavut that sells body butters and soaps containing bowhead oil. She attributes the success of her business to her supportive husband, fellow Inuit, her customers, and Kakivak, which is an economic development organization serving Inuit. One of the greatest challenges the businesswoman has had to contend with is the logistics and costs of shipping. To mitigate high prices, Clarke has turned to other avenues like

cargo and sealift, instead of the post office. Clarke feels very proud and honoured being an Inuk businesswoman. The Inuit trust her and pass on very old knowledge about their culture, she said. "I feel like it's a gift. Every time I write it in a book. I don't know what I'll do with it, but I'm collecting the information," she said. She hopes her work will inspire other Inuk women to also become entrepreneurs. What motivates her is the desire to showcase Inuit culture

and bring back the old ways in a new way. "I love my culture. It motivates me," she said. "I live, breathe and eat everything Inuit." She believes that by going back to the land, harvesting from the tundra, hunting, listening and being near the elders will lead to healing. "I want to help heal not just the skin, but the traumas," she said. Her future goal includes hiring Inuit staff to harvest whale blubber and other ingredients from the land she needs to make her products.


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So you want to start a business Cambridge Bay's economic development officer guides budding entrepreneurs through the steps to launch an enterprise is intimidating for some potential clients, Gerbrandt acknowledged. Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay "For most people it's almost overwhelming Nunavummiut with a dream to start a busi- this idea of starting a business," she said, addness have plenty of resources. ing that she's looking into developing co-ops – A common first stop is at the office of the groups of people who can share the responsibilcommunity's economic development officer. ity of launching and running a venture. In Cambridge Bay, that's Generally, the proprietor would Angela Gerbrandt. need to have 10 to 20 per cent of The first thing she'll ask the value of the business up front. is whether a business plan This can be in the form of cash or has been prepared. If not, collateral, such as a vehicle. she has a 40-page document It's up to the client to make asking many basic questions: the trip to the lending institution, What type of business is it? sometimes a bank, to finalize the Who's the target market? loan. How will the marketing be "I'd be happy to introduce you. done? What are the revenue I'd be happy to give you whatever streams? paperwork you need. I do all the Upon completing and printing, faxing, whatever, but I returning the questionnaire, can't sign (for the loan). It's your she will actually write the business," Gerbrandt said, noting business plan for the client, Angela Gerbrandt that she has had great experiences which usually takes about five to six hours. She then reviews potential funding sources, aiming to find grants from the government that Business assistance don't need to be repaid. agencies in Nunavut If grants don't cover the full amount needed for start-up, she's forced to look at lending institutions. The thought of taking on a business loan • Atuqtuarvik Corporation (Rankin Inlet) • Baffin Business Development Business licences Corporation (Iqaluit) • Canada-Nunavut Business Service issued Centre (Iqaluit) • Chambers of Commerce (Iqaluit, Baffin, Rankin Inlet, Cambridge Bay) While some hamlets issue their own, • Kakivak Association (Iqaluit) this is the number of business licences • Kitikmeot Community Futures Inc. that the Department of Community and (Cambridge Bay) Government Services' consumer affairs • Kivalliq Business Development division has approved over the past five Centre (Rankin Inlet) years: • Kivalliq Partners in Development • 2014-15 – 82 (Rankin Inlet) • Nunavut Business Credit Corporation • 2015-16 – 80 (Iqaluit) • 2016-17 – 85 • Nunavut Development Corporation • 2017-18 – 93 (Rankin Inlet) • 2018-19 – 95 • Nunavut Economic Developers Association (Iqaluit) Department of Community and Government Services by Derek Neary

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with referrals to the First Nations Bank of Canada in Yellowknife. "They are very savvy. They're super wellconnected. I can't tell them anything they don't know already." Should the financing be approved, the individual would need to obtain a business licence, which costs $50 to $150 per year in Cambridge Bay, depending on the size of the business. For a home-based business, it would also entail making clear to hamlet council and administration how much traffic will be generated. "Basically they want to know if you're going to have 200 cars go across the road to your

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house to buy something or whether you're going to deliver," Gerbrandt explained, adding that council will aim to minimize disruptions to residents' everyday lives. Another requirement is a compliance letter from the Workers Safety and Compensation Commission, which assesses safety requirements. The entire process of starting a business generally takes about three months, according to Gerbrandt. According to data from the Government of Canada, approximately 64 per cent of businesses with one or more employees survive the first five years.

The Department of Economic Development and Transportation's Small Business Support Program offers three funds:

Small Business Opportunities Fund • assists business start-ups and expansions • supports marketing plans and business development • also supports pilot projects and "wind-down" Entrepreneur Development Fund • aids businesses through training and skill development • accounting, bookkeeping, business start-up, tourism safety and risk

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management are among areas of training offers business aftercare programs Sustainable Livelihood Fund supports tourism, arts and crafts and harvesting sectors help to overcome legal or bookkeeping issues supports the purchase of tools and other minor capital items helps cover tourism operators' liability insurance Source: Government of Nunavut


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All the right ingredients to sustain sales K&L Pastries and Catering in Arviat is going strong after two years by Derek Neary

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Business partners Kirsten Kaludjak and Lindsay Kidlapik have made one dream a reality and they have another in mind. The Arviat bakers opened K&L Pastries two years ago after completing Inspire Nunavut, a six-month social entrepreneurship training program and business incubator that travels to communities in the territory. "Inspire Nunavut helped a lot. They hired some mentors to help walk us through the business plan and gave us advice," Kaludjak said. They both had an interest in baking cakes and cupcakes and Kidlapik had gained decorating experience from a few years of mimicking what she'd seen while watching numerous YouTube instructional videos. "It's pretty much self-taught and researching online how to use different techniques for decorating cakes," Kidlapik said. "The first one that I did was for my daughter's first birthday. It was two cakes that were characters from the cartoon movie Frozen. I designed their dresses with the cake – Elsa and Anna."

ᒥᖑᐊᖓ ᑲᑉᑲᐃᒃᓂ ᐃᓕᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ.

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Kaludjak, who had previously worked as a waitress and cook, proposed a unified effort and K&L was born. Birthday cakes are their number one order, by far, followed by wedding cakes. Do they get tired of eating sweet stuff themselves? "I am not a cake eater. I'll have a bite here and there... but I do get sick of taste-testing icing," Kidlapik said with a chuckle. There have been a few catering contracts as well: healthy snacks for a smoking-cessation program, a dinner for a church group and Kaludjak baked 100 cookies for an event that a politician held. They divide the orders based on whoever is asked directly or if one of them has more free time, she'll shoulder the load temporarily. Both have other jobs that keep them busy during the day. They knew K&L would start out as a part-time business based out of their homes. However, their desire is that it will blossom into a cafe someday. The last locally-owned cafe operating in the community closed down a few years ago. "Hopefully in the future we'll get that running," said Kaludjak.

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ᓕᓐᓯ ᑭᓪᓛᐱᒃ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᐅᕐᔅᑎᓐ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ K&L ᓰᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᑲᐃᒃ-ᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᕿᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᓱᓕ ᑕᑕᑎᕆᕗᑦ ᐃᒐᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐆᑦᑎᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᑎᑭᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᔭᕇᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ.

ᐊᒻᒪ photos courtesy of Lindsay Kidlapik

Lindsay Kidlapik, left, and Kirsten Kaludjak of K&L Pastries and Catering in Arviat are still filling baking orders two years after completing Inspire Nunavut business training.

ᓇᓪᓕᐅᓐᓂᖅᓯᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᐃᒃ− ᖑᔪᑦ ᐱᔭᐅᔪᒪᓂᖅᐹᖑᕗᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᔭᔪᓂ K&L ᓰᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᑲᐃᒃ−ᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂᑦ. ᐃᑲᕐᕋᓂ ᐱᖓᓱᓂ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᐸᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᒐᒥ ᐆᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᖅᓯᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᐃᒃᒥ, ᓕᓐᓯ ᑭᓪᓛᐱᒃ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ.

The icing on the cupcakes and cakes is intricate and delicately applied.

Birthday cakes are the most sought-after products from K&L Pastries in Arviat. It generally takes about three to five hours to bake and decorate a cake, Lindsay Kidlapik says.


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ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐃᖅᓯᓇᓛᖓ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᐸᒃᑐᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᖕᓇᑎᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᕕᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᐅᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓄᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᕕᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑐᐊᓘᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᒥ ᓵᓚᒋᔭᒃᓴᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᓱᓕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒻᒥᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ: ᐊᔪᕐᓇᖅᑐᐊᓗᒃ. ᐃᓱᖃᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᓂᑦ, ᐊᑭᖏᑦ, ᐱᖁᔭᑦ, ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓇᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᕗᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒐᓚᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᐸᙱᓚᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖅᑯᑕᐅᔪᒥ. ᓇᓂᓯᔨᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ, ᓇᓂᓯᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᓱᓕᒫᑦᑎᐊᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᑎᑦ. ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᑭᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᐅᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᒡᕕᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔭᕆᐊᓕᖕᓂ ᓲᕐᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ, ᑖᒃᓯᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᓪᓕᐅᒃᑯᒫᓂᑦ, . ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐱᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒃᐱᖕᓂᕈᑎᓂᑦ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᖕᓂ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᓂ, ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᖏᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᒥ, ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓄᑭᑦᑐᓂ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᖃᕆᐊᖃᕐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒃᐱᖕᓂᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᑎᓯᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᒥ.

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ. ᐊᖏᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐊᑭᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᑉᐹᓂ, ᐱᐅᓗᐊᑦᑎᐊᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᒃᑰᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ, ᓱᓕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒐᓚᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᐸᒃᑐᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂ ᐊᑐᓗᐊᕈᓐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓇᓗᓇᖅᑐᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ, ᐃᒡᓗᓂᑦ ᓱᓇᒃᑯᑖᓂᓪᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖃᓗᐊᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᖃᐃ ᖃᔅᓰᓐᓇᑯᓗᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ. ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑭᓪᓕᓯᓂᐊᖅᑎᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓᓐᓂ, 32-ᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑐᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑐᓂ 1,000-ᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ 2015-ᒥ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, 13-ᐸᓗᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑐᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑐᓂ 1,000-ᖑᔪᓄᑦ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓴᙱᔪᒧᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᑕᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᓘᔭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᓂᕈᒻᒪᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᐊᑭᓕᐅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᓇᔪᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᕙᓂ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥᑦ. ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᕐᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅᐳ. ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ, ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᓯᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᑎᖅᐸᓯᐊᓂ-ᐊᖏᓂᓕᖕᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑭᓱᓕᒫᓂᒃ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᖃᕆᐊᖅᑐᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ.

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᑯᕕᒃ ᑯᐊᐸᕇᓴᓐᑯᑦ, ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᓂ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔪᓄᑦ $1,000,000-ᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᓂ ᕿᑎᖅᐸᓯᐊᓄᑦᐊᖏᓂᓕᖕᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᓕᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒥ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᓴᖑᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓯᒪᔭᕐᓂ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᙳᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ. ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᑯᐊᐸᕇᓴᓐ, ᑐᓂᓯᓲᖑᔪᓂ ᐊᑭᑐᔫᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᒃᓴᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᕿᑎᖅᐸᓯᐊᓄᑦ-ᐊᖏᓂᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ-ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᖕᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᖅᑳᓂ. ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕆᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᒃᑐᒥ ᓱᒃᑲᓂᐅᔪᒥ 9.2 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓄᑦ ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᒥ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᐅᑯᐊ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᖕᓄᐊᕈᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ, ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᓐᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᕗᑦ.

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Some people who toil miserably in office cubicles may look at business ownership as the cure for all workplace ills. Then they boldly strike out on entrepreneurial ventures and learn the first incontrovertible truth about working for yourself: it's hard. The endless hours, the costs, the regulations, the challenge of finding the right staff and the risks are just a few of the reasons most people steer clear of the entrepreneurial path. As the founder of a business, you will find that anything and everything is your responsibility. You will oversee production, distribution, marketing, sales and turning a profit. You'll have to manage employees and vendors and pesky details like accounting, taxes and insurance. But if running a small business in most places requires nerves of steel, doing so in a vast, remote and sparsely populated area must require nerves of something much harder. Nunavut entrepreneurs have to contend with a whole slew of unique challenges. There's the

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incredible cost of doing business up here, the spotty internet, the fact that most of your customers don't have money to burn and the logistical challenges of operating in a place with few roads. Maybe that's why relatively few Nunavummiut take that leap. According to a Statistics Canada report, there were about 32 businesses for every thousand people in the country in 2015 but in Nunavut, there were only about 13 businesses per thousand. But for the hardy entrepreneur with a spirit of adventure and a taste for exploring wildly different opportunities, the rewards of making a go of it here can far outweigh any sacrifice of personal comfort. And there's plenty of help. There's the Department of Economic Development and Transportation's Small Business Support

Program, which provides funding to help small and medium-sized businesses securing everything from marketing to training. There's the Nunavut Business Credit Corporation, which offers up to $1,000,000 in debt financing to small and medium-sized businesses. There are business development centres in communities across the territory, staffed by people eager to turn your idea into a reality. Then there's the Atuqtuarvik Corporation, which provides venture debt financing to small and medium-sized Inuit-owned businesses. There are also good times on the horizon. The latest report from the Conference Board of Canada forecasts that Nunavut's economy will continue to grow at an average rate of 9.2 per cent over the next five years thanks to a growing mining sector, a budding commercial fishing industry and tourism. These growing industries are sure to need many small businesses to keep them healthy. So take heart entrepreneurial Nunavummiut, good times are coming.


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Listen twice as much as you speak When we talk about social involvement or social engagement, we forget at times that there are many thoughts and opinions out there. In my view, to get the best facts in order is to engage by listening and considering what we hear. While taking the community social service worker program at the Kitikmeot Campus, our instructor reminded us that we have two ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we speak. Our social interactions involve more than one individual. These gatherings could be at a women's support group, a men's group, a youth group or any other group. At each of these gatherings, usually a main speaker or facilitator will run this informal meeting to see what is needed in terms of support or programming. As the conversation unfolds, we find that someone has a pressing situation they want to address. The facilitator is quick to assure the group that confidentiality is exercised at all our gatherings. They encourage people to speak from their heart without worrying that a member will disclose what is said to the public at large. There are times when several meetings take place while individuals weigh the balance and begin to feel confident that personal disclosure is done without fear of the community hearing about a situation. I recall about five or six years ago when I assisted in a program we called Hunt and Heal. We put up a sign on public bulletin boards for interested participants and we ended up with a list of five men. We took

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.

them out on the land for the day and after a hot meal we gathered in a circle and talked about the day. We discussed how problems can come up without warning. In fact, we had a quad breakdown and someone said "let's go back to camp and fix it," while others said "the weather is good, why not fix it here and now." We facilitators did not interfere but listened to the dialogue that took place. When questioned by the hunting party we all agreed to see if we could fix the problem and then carry on. I'm glad to say they fixed the issue and away we went. Because there are so many variables in our relationships, things happen. We strengthen these relationships by listening and working together to resolve whatever issue we are facing. Together we find ways to remedy the matter and carry on. While working on a plan of action, we find that each individual has their own perception on what course of action should be taken and how they wish to accomplish the end result. This is a good thing as it incorporates the principle of working together for a common cause, that being resolution and reconciliation.

ᐃᓵᒃᓯᒪᑦᓯᐊᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᑦᓯᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑕ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓕᕌᖓᑦᑕ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑐᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᒍᑦᑕ, ᐳᐃᒍᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᖕᒪᑕ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕋᔭᕐᓂᕐᒥᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ. ᐃᓱᒪᒃᑯᑦ, ᓱᓕᑦᓯᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᑐᓴᕈᒪᒍᑦᑕ ᓈᓚᑦᓯᐊᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕈᑎᒋᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᒍᓗ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᕗᑦ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᖢᖓ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᖓᓂ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑎᔨᐅᓪᓗᖓᓗ ᐃᖅᑲᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂᒃ ᓯᐅᑎᖃᕋᑦᑕ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᖃᓂᖃᖅᖢᑕ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᑐᓵᑦᓯᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓯᐅᑎᕗᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᒪᑕ. ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᓕᕆᒐᑦᑕ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᖏᑦᑐᒧᑦ. ᑲᑎᖃᑎᖃᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᑎᒥᖁᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐊᖑᑎᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓂᒡᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᑦᑕᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᑎᒥᖁᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂ ᐊᑐᓂ ᑲᑎᖃᑎᒋᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓇᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖏᑦ, ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᑐᖃᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᖏᑦᑐᓪᓗ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒋᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒃ

ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕋᔭᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓇᔭᖅᑐᓂᒡᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ. ᐅᖃᓪᓗᕆᒃᓴᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᖅᑐᖃᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᑲᐅᑎᒋᖁᓪᓗᓂᐅᒡᓗ. ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᖃᕋᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᑖᑦᓱᒪ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔭᖏᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᖏᒻᒪᑕ ᐊᓯᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᒍᑎᒋᔭᖅᐳᑦ. ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᐃᕙᒃᐳᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᖏᓐᓂᖔᑦᓯᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔭᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᑎᒋᔭᖏᑦ ᐊᓯᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ. ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᐃᖅᑕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᒍᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕈᑎᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᒐᔭᕐᒪᖔᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᒐᔭᖏᒻᒪᖔᓪᓗ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᐸᑦ ᓱᓇᒥᒃ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᒪᖔᕐᒥᒃ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑕᐅᓇᔭᙱᖦᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ. ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᕗᖓ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓪᓗᑭᐊᖅ 6−ᓗᑭᐊᖅ

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street talk with Jennifer Greenley and Jeff Avery at Kullik Illihakvik School in Cambridge Bay

ᑭᓱᙳᐊᖑᓂᐊᖅᐱᑦ ᕼᐋᓗᕖᓐᒧᑦ?

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ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐊᑦᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᖅ: ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕕᓯᐅᒃ ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅᓯ? 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

Inuk woman with tea kettle and walking stick, Western Arctic, 1913-1918. MIKAN no. 3232536 Kenneth Gordon Chipman/Library and Archives Canada

Project naming: Do you know your elders? 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 French. The goal of this project is to identify Inuit in the photographic collections of ᐅᑭᐅᑦ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᒐᒪ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒥᒃ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᒪᒥᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ. ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓯᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᒍᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᒥᒃ ᑕᑯᔭᐅᔪᒃᓴᒥᒃ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐃᓚᐅᒍᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᐃᑦ ᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᓄᓇᒧᐊᖃᑎᒋᓪᓗᑎᒍ ᐅᓪᓗᒥᒧᑦ ᐆᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᖢᑕ ᑲᑎᖦᖢᑕ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂᒃ. ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᖢᑕᓗ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᒍᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ ᓂᕆᐅᓇᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᓘᓐᓃᑦ, ᑎᓴᒪᓕᒃᐳᑦ ᓱᕋᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᑐᖃᓕᖅᖢᓂᓗ "ᑕᖕᒫᕕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᑎᕐᓗᑕ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᕆᐊᖅᑐᓚᐅᕐᓚᕗᑦ," ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐅᖃᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ "ᓯᓚᑦᓯᐊᕙᐅᖕᒪᑦ ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᕈᓐᓇᖅᑕᕗᑦ." ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᑕ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᓚᐅᖏᑉᐳᒍᑦ ᑐᓵᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᖢᑕ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᒪᖔᑕ. ᐊᐱᕆᔭᐅᒐᑦᑕ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᑕᐅᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᑲᔪᓯᓂᐊᕋᑦᑕ. ᖁᕕᐊᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑲᔪᓯᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ. ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᒻᒪᑕ

ᐋᓕᒃᓵᓐᑐᕐ ᐅᒥᐅᓪᒍᐃᑦᑐᖅ: “ᕚᒻᐸᐃᔪᕐ.”

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.

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.

ᐱᖃᑎᒌᒃᖢᑕ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᔪᓪᓗ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓈᓚᒃᖢᑕ ᓴᓐᖏᓕᖅᑎᓚᐅᖅᐸᕗᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒃᖢᑕᓗ. ᑲᑐᔾᔨᓗᑕ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᓗᑕᓗ. ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᖃᖅᖢᑕ, ᖃᐅᔨᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᐅᕗᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᖃᕋᑦᑕ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᑕ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᑦᓯᐊᓕᕐᓗᑎᒡᓗ.

ᑖᓪᔭ ᒪᒡᕼᐊᒐᒃ: “ᓵᒻᐱ.”

Aleksander Omilgoitok: "Vampire."

Talya Maghagak: "Zombie."

What are you going to be for Halloween? ᒫᒃᓯᒪᔅ ᐊᖑᕼᐃᐊᑐᒃ: “ᓂᓐᔭ ᑐᑐ.”

Maximus Angohiatok: "Ninja Turtle."

ᕙᐃᑦ ᐸᐅᓗᓯ: “ᐅᐃᑦᔅ.”

ᐊᓕᒃᓯᔅ ᐹᓴᓐᔅ: “ᓵᒻᐱ.”

ᔫᓪ ᑲᐅᑕᓗᒃ: “ᒍᕆᓚ.”

Joel Kaotalok: "Gorilla."

Alexis Parsons: "Zombie."

Faith Pauloosie: "Witch."


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Finding the right people is vital to survival To be successful, business owners have to be good at what they do. But it takes more than being good at what you do to succeed – it takes some specialized assistance: bookkeeper or accountant, tech support, legal advice, financial advice, maybe social media or marketing advice. There’s no getting around the need for accounting: a business has to have good financial records. You can do a lot of this yourself if you have the skills or you’re willing to learn. But the question is not whether you can save money by doing your own books. The question is, can you make more money in your business in the same amount of the time, and will it be done well enough not to

cause problem. That’s true for a lot of expert advice – for example, you can often Google how to fix a tech problem, but you’ll want an expert to confirm that your system is secure and properly backed up. There are some things you probably shouldn’t do yourself: Keeping your taxes low and staying out of trouble with the CRA is important enough to spend real money on a tax accountant when you’re starting up or planning changes. Becoming an employer means taking on a lot of legal and financial responsibility; you need an accountant, banker or payroll service to set you up or keep you running, and

you may need a lawyer who specializes in employment law. You should have legal advice for agreements with partners or investors, subcontractors and maybe clients. Deciding when to hire an expert is not easy. After all, how do you know when you need a lawyer if you don’t even know what the legal issues are? And how do you find a good insurance broker, or payroll service, or IT professional? Use your networks to the fullest: There are two kinds of networks you should focus on. One is the network of businesses like yours. There are trade associations for almost every kind of business and

it is usually worthwhile to belong to them, and read what they send out. The mailings of trade associations are often the first place you find out about a new tax treatment for your subcontractors, or a new environmental or safety rule, and they usually contain advice about what to do about it, or what kind of expert help would be useful. The second is the network of businesses in your community. Your fellow business owners are dealing with the same kind of issues you are; they may be willing to share solutions and lessons learned, and provide suggestions for suppliers and service providers – and emotional support! Bigger places might have a chamber of commerce; in smaller places it might be less

Guest Comment Margaret Hollis is a lawyer serving businesses and non-profits in Nunavut.

formal. A chamber of commerce or other business association often arranges speakers and instructional events – a great source of information and an introduction to the kind of expert help you may need. The Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce supports and celebrates small businesses in its annual Small Business Week, Oct. 18 to 25. For more information: info@iqaluitchamber.ca

ᓈᒻᒪᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓚᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ K&L ᓰᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᑲᐃᒃ-ᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᕿᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᖏᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᑭᐅᕐᔅᑎᓐ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓕᓐᓯ ᑭᓪᓛᐱᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓯᒪᔭᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᙳᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ. ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐃᒐᔩᑦ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ K&L ᓰᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᑲᐃᒃ-ᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᔭᕇᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᐃᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᑕᖅᑭᓂᒃ-6-ᓂ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᓲᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. “ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᐃᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ. ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓱᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ

ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᒍᑎᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᓂᖃᖅᐸᒃᖢᑎᒃ,” ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐱᔪᒪᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᒐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᐃᒃᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᑉᑲᐃᒃᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᓪᓛᐱᒃ ᑕᖅᓯᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᔾᔪᐊᖅᓯᕙᒃᖢᓂ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ YouTube ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐊᖑᔪᓂ. “ᐃᒻᒥᓂᐸᓗᒃ-ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓂᑰᕗᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᖢᖓ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᖕᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᖅᓯᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᑲᐃᒃᓂ,” ᑭᓪᓛᐱᒃ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. “ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅ ᓴᓇᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᐸᓂᖕᒪ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᓇᓪᓕᐅᓐᓂᖅᓯᐅᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ. ᒪᕐᕉᒃ

ᑲᐃᒃ ᐃᓄᙳᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᒐᕐᓂ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ Frozen-ᒥ. ᓴᓇᓚᐅᖅᐸᒃᑲ ᐊᕐᓇᙴᔾᔪᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᐃᒃᒧᑦ – ᐃᐅᓪᓴ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐋᓇ.” ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓂᕆᕝᕕᖕᒥ ᓂᕿᓂᒃ ᐊᒡᔭᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓂᖅᖠᐅᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ, ᑐᒃᓯᕋᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ K&L ᓴᖅᑭᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᓇᓪᓕᐅᓐᓂᖅᓯᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᐃᒃ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑎᑭᓴᖅᑕᐅᒐᔪᓛᖑᕗᖅ, ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑲᑎᑎᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᐃᒃᓂ. ᐃᕿᐊᙳᖅᐸᒃᐸᑦ ᓂᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᓰᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᒐᓯᒪᔪᓂ? “ᑲᐃᒃᑐᖅᑎᐅᙱᑦᑐᖓ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᓪᓛᐱᒃ. “ᑕᒧᐊᒐᓛᓲᖑᔪᖓ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᓚᐅᓱᖓᖅ ... ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᕆᐅᑦᑎᐊᓲᖑᔪᖓ ᐆᒃᑐᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᒥᖑᐊᒃᓴᖓᓂ.” ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᓂᕿᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑳᓐᑐᕌᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦᑕᐅᖅ: ᑕᒧᓗᒐᒃᓴᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ-ᓄᖅᑲᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ, ᓂᕆᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᒃᓯᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᐃᒐᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 100-ᓂ ᓯᒐᓛᓂᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᖓᓂ. ᐊᕕᒃᑐᐃᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᑎᑭᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᑐᙵᕕᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᐱᕆᔭᐅᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓇᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᖓᓂ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᓚᐅᓱᖓᕐᒥ. ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᔭᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᒃᑯᑦ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ K&L ᐱᒋᐊᓛᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᓪᓘᑉ-ᐃᓚᐃᓐᓇᖓᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᐱᔪᒪᓂᕆᔭᖓᑦ ᐱᕈᓛᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑳᐱᑐᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᖃᖓᑭᐊᖅ. ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᑳᐱᑐᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᒪᑐᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂ. “ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥ ᑕᐃᓐᓇ ᐊᐅᓚᓕᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᑎᓐᓂᐊᖅᐸᕗᑦ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ.

ᑲᑎᑎᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᐃᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᓲᖑᒋᕗᑦ ᓕᓐᓯ ᑭᓪᓛᐱᖕᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᐅᕐᔅᑎᓐ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᕐᒧᑦ.

photo courtesy of Lindsay Kidlapik

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Helping out comes naturally for recreation co-ordinator

Uqsuqtuuq/Gjoa Haven Kathy Okpakok could be counted on as a volunteer at recreation events in Gjoa Haven. She knew organizers often needed an extra hand so she'd show up to help ensure functions ran smoothly, she said. Now she's taken over as the recreation co-ordinator for the Hamlet of Gjoa Haven. She expressed gratitude for Gibson Porter, whom she's succeeding, for helping train her to prepare for upcoming festivities such as Halloween and a fishing derby. She's also already thinking ahead to Christmas, when many community members gather for activities. "I like games that make people laugh," Okpakok said, giving examples such as the funniest dance contest or a competition where partners race to burst balloons. She now has a staff of nine supervisors to manage. They look after the community hall, arena and the gym as youth assemble for daily sports and games. Okpakok, a former employee at the community's care home, also helps to run bingos. Some of the profit from those bingos will be put into food baskets for families during the Christmas holidays, she said. Although Okpakok is often busy in her new role, when she has spare time she assists the janitor in cleaning up because she's still inclined to help out, she said. – Derek Neary

Fall schedule in place at youth centre

Kinngait/Cape Dorset Cape Dorset's youth centre is back on its autumn schedule and so are related recreation programs. That doesn't mean the activities are set in stone yet though, said Monica Aningmiuq, a recreation staff member since January. "We're making a list of what kids like and what they want to do," she said. The youth centre is open most days from 5 to 7 p.m. There, visitors can play pool, table tennis or use one of the two basketball courts. If the numbers warrant it, the school gyms are opened, Aningmiuq noted. The 10 to 14 year olds go to Sam Pudlat School during the earlier evening while those 15 and older head to Peter Pitseolak School in the later evening. At the gyms they play sports like dodge ball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, pickleball, a variation of baseball, relay races and more. The younger age group usually draws close to 30 people

ᖁᐊᓇ ᔅᑎᕚᓐᒧᑦ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᓂᕿᖏᓐᓂ ᓕᒥᑎᑦᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᕗᑦ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᒥ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᖓᓐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᑮᓇᓐ ᓂᑉᑕᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᕙᑕ ᐸᐅᓗᓯ, ᑕᐃᐋᓐ ᓵᓕ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓵᓇ ᐊᖑᓚᓕᒃ 140 ᐸᐅᓐᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ. ᓂᕿᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ.

Food bank donation in Cambridge Bay

photo courtesy of Navalik Tologanak

Quana to Stephane of Kitikmeot Foods Ltd. for a donation of Arctic char. Pictured are the Social Service Worker Program students of Nunavut Arctic College Kitikmeot Campus in Cambridge Bay collecting food drive donations. Kean Niptanatiak, left, Vata Pauloosie, Diane Charlie and Shauna Angulalik with 140 pounds of Arctic char. The food donated will go to the food bank for the community of Cambridge Bay. while the older group often attracts 10 to 20 people, said Aningmiuq, who sometimes supervises and sometimes gets involved in the action. "I do both. There are days where I like to play and there are days where I just like to sit and watch," she said. – Derek Neary

New face among hamlet staff

Qausuittuq/Resolute Cyle Legacy took the job as the Hamlet of Resolute's recreation co-ordinator a little over a month ago. After finishing college, the Bridgewater, N.S. resident joined

his father in Resolute to see what sort of employment opportunities might arise. It wasn't long before he noticed that someone was needed to organize and supervise sports and other activities. "I saw the job posting, I went in and applied and I was hired," said Legacy. He enjoys hockey and basketball, but when it comes to local youth he's democratic in his approach to initiating games. "I usually take votes to see what they want to do," he said. "Up here they play a lot of volleyball." Resolute, a community of close to 200 people, has a gym and an arena."It's a pretty good gym. It gets lots of use," said Legacy. – Derek Neary


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Bus service proposed in Cambridge Bay Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce examining feasibility of public or private transportation by Derek Neary

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The viability of establishing bus service in Cambridge Bay, either as a public service or as a private undertaking, is being examined. The Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce has undertaken the research for a pilot project. Chamber executive director Valter Botelho-Resendes is looking at ways of tapping into government financial support, such as by possibly acquiring a 25-passenger electric minibus, which may qualify under "green" funds. He said he's brought the proposal to the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay, the Kitikmeot Inuit Association and the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency seeking support. "If the hamlet doesn't want to take it on (as a public service) then ... I do think it should be a paid service of some sort but I'd like the money to go back into infrastructure ... somehow back into road infrastructure,"

Botelho-Resendes said, adding that fares would likely be waived for elders and children. He's hoping the project could be a reality by 2020 or 2021. He said he's been approached by residents who have complained about taxi service being unreliable at times in the community of close to 1,750 people and he's experienced lengthy waits himself. "People are saying if we had better transportation we could get to work better, we could get around better," he said. "Polar Knowledge would be more accessible – the CHARS (Canadian High Arctic Research Station) building – the airport and so on." The initiative is not meant to undercut cab service, he said. The bus would be equipped with real-time tracking showing its whereabouts and whether it's on schedule. If residents missed the bus, the app on their phone would direct them to taxi options, he noted, adding that he's talked to owners of the local

taxi companies. "We're trying to make it so it works hand-in-hand," he said. The bus service would probably run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during weekdays with a condensed express route during peak hours and possibly a second bus in service. Weekend hours would likely be scaled back from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., he said. There would also be prerecorded announcements made on board the bus in the Inuit language, English and French, letting passengers know which stop is coming next. Botelho-Resendes created an online poll on Facebook that closes at at the end of the month. Sixty-two votes had been cast by Oct. 17 and about 85 per cent were in favour of creating bus service, he said. "This would be huge in the North," he said, noting that other Kitikmeot communities may also be candidates for similar ventures in the future. "The whole goal of this is not just for Cambridge Bay ... we

ᐅᐊᔭᒨᖅᑐᖅ ᐸᓯᕋᓛᒥᒃ, ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᐊᔾᔨᐸᓗᖓᓂ ᐆᒧᖓ Orion E ᐆᒃᑐᕋᐅᑕᐅᔪᒥ Mellor– ᑯᓐᓄᑦ, ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᒥ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᕕᓖᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᙳᕈᓂ.

photo courtesy of Mellor

An electric mini-bus, possibly similar to this Orion E model by Mellor, could be zipping around Cambridge Bay if a Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce proposal for a pilot project comes to fruition. want to take it to Kugluktuk, Kugaaruk, Taloyoak. Those communities are the worst hit. Taloyoak doesn't have a taxi at all." He's researching three companies with electric buses that

can be wheelchair accessible and are also proven to run in Northern climates. Rankin Auto Value commenced bus service in Rankin Inlet in September, initially for free but then started charging

on Oct. 1. Fares are $10 per adult for single use, $5 for elders and youth. Monthly pass options are available as well. No one involved with that operation was available for comment.


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11–ᓂ ᑎᔅᓯᓈᕿᔨᓂᑦ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᐅᓐᓄᖓᓂ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑎᔅᓯᓈᕿᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᒥ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᕗᑦ ᒥᐊᕆ–ᓖ ᐊᓕᔭᖅ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᐅᐃᓐᑎ ᕇᑦ, ᐲᑕ ᐊᐅᑐᑦ, ᑖᓐ ᑲᓕ, ᓵᒪᓱᓂ ᕗᐊᑎᓐ, ᓂᑰᓪ ᐃᑏᑎᖅ, ᐅᐊᐃᑦ ᑐᐊᕐᕼᐊᐅᒡ, ᑎᐊᕆᒃ ᓯᒍᐃᓐ, ᐋᑉᑑᓪ ᐸᑦ, ᐲᐱ ᐱᓗᑑ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕼᐃᐊᕆᓴᓐ ᐅᐊᐃᓐᕆᑉ.

ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 12–ᒥ, ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑎᔅᓯᓈᕿᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᕗᕉᐱᓴ ᐃᓐᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ. 200 ᐅᖓᑖᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᖁᙱᐊᕆᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᓄᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᓄᑦ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ. 11–ᓂ ᑎᔅᓯᓈᕿᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓪᓚᖅᑎᑦᑎᕐᔪᐊᓚᐳᖅᐳᑦ ᖁᙱᐊᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ. ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᓪᓗᐊᑕᖓ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᔾᔨᕈᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᒧᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᖃᓗᒡᕕᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᐸᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓲᖑᔪᒥ ᑭᓇᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓇᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓯᐊᓄᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐅᖃᓘᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑎᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂ.

ᑕᐃᑲᓂᓗᒃᑖᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᐅᓂᔪᒥ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᔭᐅᕆᔭᐅᑲᑕᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒧᔭᐅᔪᒃᓴᓂ ᑎᑭᑦᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᕐᓂ, ᑐᓴᕐᓈᒐᒃᓴᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᐅᔪᓂᑦ. ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐊᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᖃᓗᒡᕕᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᐸᒃᑐᓄᑦ.

Eleven comedians performed during the final night of the North Arctic Comedy Festival. Pictured are Mary-Lee Aliyak, left, Wendy Reed, Peter Autut, Don Kelly, Samasuni Fortin, Nicole Etitiq, Wade Thorhaug, Derek Seguin, Abdul Butt, Bibi Bilodeau and Harrison Weinreb.

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by Rajnesh Sharma Iqaluit

ᐲᑕ ᐊᐅᑐᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓱᓕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᑐᔪᓂ ᖁᓕᑦᑕᐅᔭᓂᑦ.

Throughout the event, people were encouraged to buy raffle tickets to win various items like: books, music cds, and artworks. The money was donated to help Kamatisiaqtut, a Nunavut helpline.

A night of laughs Northern News Services

On Oct. 12, the finale of the four day North Arctic Comedy Fest took place at Frobisher Inn, Iqaluit. Over 200 people came to see the three hour long comedy show. 11 Comedians from both across Canada and Arctic communities took the spotlight. The event was held

to raise mental health awareness as well as raise money for Kamatisiaqtut, a Nunavut helpline. Attendees had the option to purchase $20, $50, and $100 raffle tickets to win prizes. The money from the raffle tickets was donated to the helpline, which helps people deal with emotional crisis.

ᑎᔅᓯᓈᕿᔨ ᓵᒻ ᕗᐊᑎᓐ ᓇᖏᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᑎᔅᓯᓈᕿᔨᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑎᖓᑕ ᓂᕕᙵᑕᖓᓂ ᕗᕉᐱᓴ ᐃᓐᒥ. ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐳᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᖓᓂ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᓄᑦ– ᐱᖓᓱᓄᑦ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 12-ᒥ.

ᓂᑰᓪ ᐃᑏᑎᖅ ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᔪᒐᓚᒃᖢᓂ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᕇᖕᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ.

Peter Autut of Chesterfield Inlet talks about the realities of buying expensive parkas.

ᒥᐊᕆ-ᓖ ᐊᓕᔭᖅ ᐃᒡᓚᖅᑎᑦᑎᕐᔪᐊᓚᐳᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓄᒍᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ.

Mary-Lee Aliyak was the first comedian to perform during the 2019 Comedy Fest finale on Sat. Oct. 12.

Nicole Etitiq brought lots of laughs to the audience by talking about relationship issues.

Comedian Sam Fortin poses in front of the Comedy Fest poster at Frobisher Inn. He performed during the second half of the three hour finale on Oct. 12.


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Cambridge Bay in the old days Cambridge Bay Tea Talk with Navalik Tologanak email: helent@qiniq.com

UBLUKKUT INUIN. ALIANAKHIJUQ ANIIRIAMI. APINMIJUQ NUNAKPUT. PINNIQHIJUQ. QUUJAKNAKTUK KIHIMI. APKUTIT HANAKIJAUVAKTUT ILANI. NIRUAQTUKHANIK INUINLU KABLUNAATLU UUKTUKNAHUAT. NAKUJUMIK UUKTUJAVUT. NUTAKKAT NAAMAINNAKTUT. HIKULIKMAT TARJUQ. KIHIMI AUDLAATIJUT INUIN IVITAGUKMIK. ILLA INUIN NAAMAINNAKTUT. Welcome to the beautiful snowy white land of the Inuinnait on the southeast tip of Victoria Island known as the Kiilingmiun. The community of Cambridge Bay looks pretty in fresh white snow on the land and the lakes and ocean are freezing making it a picture to remember. The weather has been very mild, but roads are very slippery in town, so please be careful. The roads have been maintained to make it less slippery by putting gravel on. Quana to the road maintenance crew making it a little safer to ride or walk on the roads. This time of year kids go skating on the frozen ponds around out community, the one

towards Airport Road is popular and safe right now. The lake up at Mount Pelly is a popular fishing spot for residents to go ice fishing for red-bellied orange char, trout and Arctic char. Tomcod is popular for ice fishing also in the bay. We Inuit have always lived on the survival of fish from our ancestors and for many generations on and on. When Cambridge Bay was being built in the old days around the 1950s, it was known as a fishing village because of the abundance of fish our ancestors harvested. The tradition still continues to this day. I remember growing up whenever I was home from residential school that families would be spending summer out on the land harvesting Arctic char at all the camps all over our little island. Everywhere you went there would be Arctic char on drying racks and freezers full of fresh fish. The Ikaluktutiak Co-op would have their homemade aluminum boats made and ready to head out to do their annual commercial fishing at the well known fishing camps up at Jayko Lake, Byron Bay, Wellington Bay and Surrey River. Families would come back from living off the land very healthy looking and all tanned. It was always a celebration when fall came and everyone was back in town. The old fish plant still stands by the shore and now today commercial fishing is still carried on by Kitikmeot Foods, which now has a fancy plant with many freezers and a place to

clean and process Arctic char. We would be standing and waiting for our families to come home by the shore when the boats would arrive home. I miss those days with our fisherman and families, being able to purchase and buy lots of food for their families after getting a good paycheque from commercial fishing. Today the float planes haul fish from all the fishing camps. There are no more co-op fishing boats, maybe one here and there, which have aged and some are no longer seaworthy. Bill Lyall was for many, many years the manager of the Co-op and looked after the commercial fishing industry in Cambridge Bay. Today you can buy Arctic char in both the Co-op and Northern Stores and also at the Kitikmeot Foods fish plant. Arctic char will always be there for us as long as we look after our lakes and oceans. Speaking of food, Cambridge Bay used to have lots of caribou and muskox around, this time of year we would watch them migrating up to the Mount Pelly area and further north. We would always have caribou to eat and to make parkas and kamiks. Everyone would be walking around wearing their beautiful caribou kamiks and mitts and parkas. We have not had any caribou close by for a few years now. If you want to go caribou hunting , you would have to go quite far out to the mainland and to 30 Mile River and other places. The hunters know where to go different times of the year.

They are so few now, not enough to feed the elders. It is sad to see this happening. Our elders and Inuit don’t get to eat much caribou anymore. We hope they can return to the island someday in abundance for everyone to enjoy once again. The elders say they may come back, but for now not much. Our neighbours from the area such as Taloyoak, have plenty of caribou hunting going on and are very fortunate to eat caribou and make dry meat. Today we try and buy caribou from the lucky communities who have lots of caribou to spare. Muskox has also been very scarce around Cambridge Bay due to a disease the omingmak had and were dying off. Some hunters have seen a few healthy looking omingmak around the island but not much anymore. The community used to be able to do their annual muskox harvest with the Ekaluktutiak Hunters and Trappers Organization. There would be muskox meat processed and hides were everywhere. Muskox burgers and jerky were very popular. Now today there is none available. Perhaps someday the big beautiful monster animal will return also. It is election time in Nunavut and Cambridge Bay has many candidates nominated for various boards and councils. Good luck to all candidates. We hope you will all be going to vote on voting day. Please watch for posters or listen to your local radio for announcements. Quana. God Be With You Son.


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Another year, another gathering

photo courtesy of Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut

Vikki Niptanatiak of Cambridge Bay, right, was named winner of the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association's Emerging Leader honour at the 2018 Recreation and Leader Conference in Iqaluit. The award will be handed out once again at the 2019 conference, which gets underway on Oct. 25.

2019 Recreation and Leader Conference set to kick off in Iqaluit by James McCarthy

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Iqaluit

The 2019 Recreation and Leader Conference in Iqaluit is a chance for people in the youth and recreation fields to come together and talk. But it's also a chance to learn and get some hands-on training to help them do their jobs better, according to Dawn Currie, executive director of the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN), which is hosting the annual gathering. Close to 60 people from around the territory are set to descend upon the capital for the threeday event, which gets going on Oct. 25 and Currie said while the numbers are down slightly this year, it's still proving to be a popular deal with some communities. "Gjoa Haven is sending five people so there's

one community which believes in what we're doing," she said. "Kimmirut and Iglulik are also sending groups of people so that shows the communities see the value of what's happening." There are two streams happening over the course of the conference with one stream dedicated to community development with workshops covering such topics as Northern knowledge, using social media and municipal recreation support from the GN's sport and recreation division, among others. Something the group will be doing during one of the workshops will be putting together what's known as a method kit, an item Currie said is being brought in from Sweden. "It looks like a deck of cards at first glance but every card has something you would need to host a tournament or an event," she said. "It's a whole list of things that can be put onto a wall

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Hockey camp on hold

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet One of the big early highlights of the hockey season in Rankin Inlet is in a holding pattern right now. The Rankin Rock hockey camp, which was scheduled to

or laid out to give people an idea on what they tuk Grizzlies lacrosse program, which was the basis for the feature film The Grizzlies. have to work on." Stream no. 2 will be a coachThe idea is to have the deleing symposium put on by the gates put their heads together and Nunavut Soccer Association with come up with enough ideas to put together two decks of cards, she a focus on futsal. Ray DaCosta of added. Ottawa will be flying in to deliver Once the ideas are together, the clinic. they will be sent to Humber ColThe big event within the conlege in Toronto, where the school's ference itself will be the Recreagraphic design department will tion and Sport Awards Gala on put it all together. Oct. 26 with honours being handed out in categories including the "Hopefully by March, we'll be Dawn Currie Male and Female Athlete of the able to roll it out to the communities," said Currie. "It will be a Year, Team of the Year and Official of the Year. toolkit for them designed by them." Dallas Soonias, the first Indigenous player The conference will opwn up with a keynote address by Russ Sheppard, who's best known as on Canada's men's national volleyball team, will the person responsible for starting the Kugluk- be the keynote speaker for the evening.

happen between Oct. 21 and 25, has been postponed for the time being due to the new arena not being ready to open. David Clark, the community's recreation co-ordinator, stated in a social media posting that there will be updates as soon as he can provide them. In a separate posting, Clark asked people when they would like to see the camp take place. As of press time, the overwhelming response was when the arena was open as opposed to during Christmas break.

Generous donation

Qamanittuaq/Baker Lake David Simailak made a presentation of $10,000 on behalf of Qamanittuaq Sana to the Baker Lake Minor Hockey Association

"It will be a toolkit for them designed by them."

(BLMHA) during its annual general meeting earlier this month. The BLMHA held a player registration drive for the upcoming season this past Saturday, Oct. 12.

Basketball coaches wanted

Iqaluit It would appear the bump provided by the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA Championship has hit Iqaluit. The BEAT Basketball program is looking for some extra help with its programming for this season, specifically on the assistant coaching side. The program already has head coaches for several of its divisions but it needs some extra hands to help run drills and work with small groups of players. If you can help out, get in touch with Joey Rhodes.


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Hey, everyone ... Daryl Morey was just uneducated, you see Northern News Services

Of all the ways I want to go out, this is perhaps the way I want. Shay Bradley was laid to rest on Oct. 12 in Kilkenny, Ireland after succumbing a long-term illness but he got the last laugh as he was being lowered into the ground. Bradley’s voice began coming out of the coffin in the form of a pre-recorded message, which sent the mourners into fits of laughter. His daughter told Sky News that her dad planned his final act for a year with just a select few knowing about it. It was his way to say goodbye, she added. Simply awesome and a 10 for creativity. On to less important things:

among the peasants and you know the Communist dictatorship is just waiting for the right opportunity to release the hounds and put this situation to bed the way the People’s Liberation Army did in1989. And now we have Xi Jinping, leader of the Chinese Community Party, who told the world on Oct. 13 that anyone who tries to “... split any region from China will perish, with their bodies smashed and bones ground to powder.” I’m sure that’s just Xi playing around. After all, I’m not too educated on the issue to know what he meant by that. Seems James has taken Ingraham’s words to heart on this issue. Thanks, LeBron. Keep on digging ... you may find yourself in China before you know it.

Pinball is back ... praise be! Shut up and dribble There is no one person who bleeds Toronto Remember when Laura Ingraham said that Argonauts Double Blue more than Michael “Pinabout LeBron James? It was a stupid comment ball” Clemons. I always knew I was second. Cut and not necessary but it turns out that’s exactly me open and Jason comes out of my veins. what James wants us all to do now. Anyway, Pinball is not only one of the greatJames broke his silence on the kerfuffle with James McCarthy est Argos of all time but he’s one of the smartinvolving the NBA and China and, as I expected, est football people in the game. Which is why I he laid the blame squarely at the feet of Daryl greeted his return to the team as general manager Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets (at least he was with all the giddiness of a small child. Why the team let him go as of press time this week). Morey was “either misinformed or in the first place the first time he was general manager is beyond not really uneducated” about the situation, opined James. Even me (he left on his own, but still) but he’s back and that’s all that called Morey selfish. What a clown. matters. Reading his quotes from the scrum James had on Oct. 14, I Truth be told, Pinball didn’t need this job. He’s made a very simply shook my head and I wasn’t alone. Tens of thousands of handsome post-football-playing living talking to people and people decided to give it to James, who normally isn’t shy about giving his opinion on anything political and will use his platform believe me when I tell you: when Pinball speaks, you listen. You to spread the word. But it was a tough week in China for him and will never leave a seminar or workshop where he’s the keynote speaker and not feel the urge to grab the closest piece of weaponthe league, you guys. Your thoughts and prayers are needed now ry within arm’s reach and go to war for the guy. He is a masterful more than ever for James. motivator and that’s exactly what the Argos need right now. It’s awfully hard to take what he said about Morey seriously Clemons knows the game inside and out and led the Argos considering this was the same guy who tweeted out one of the to some of its most successful times when he was head coach more famous quotes from Martin Luther King on the 50th annibetween 2002 and 2007 and while that was then and this is now, versary of his assassination in 2018: players will come to Toronto solely because of him. The team “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things desperately needs a quarterback, something Clemons identified that matter.” during his welcome-back press conference. What’s happening in Hong Kong matters because there are Please stay forever, Pinball. Your adopted hometown needs hundreds of thousands of people who are fearfully and genuinely you. concerned for their future. The agreement which guarantees Hong Kong the ability to have freedom of speech and freedom of And finally ... dissent is almost half-over; it began once the British handed back Good Idea: A T-shirt depicting LeBron James as a member of the region to China in 1997 in the Hong Kong Handover and lasts the Chinese Communist Party. for 50 years. Bad Idea: That it isn’t really for sale. As I said last week, we’ve seen how China deals with dissent Just wanted to throw this in there because it would sell like hot cakes. Check out Barstool Sports and its meme involving the best salesman China ever had on a T-shirt. The second it goes on sale, guess who’s buying one? Maybe even two! Cotton shrinks, don’t you know. Until next time, folks ... shut up and dribble

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Michael Clemons is the new general manager of the Toronto Argonauts. Finally ... someone with a clue will run the team.

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ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᕌᓄᑦ ᕼᐊᓐᑐᕐ ᐊᑕᒍᑦᑕᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᑉᐳᖅ ᑐᒃᑐᑐᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ.

Belinda Atagootak Pond Inlet

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ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦ

ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᒃ

ᐅᑏᓕᐊ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐋᓗ, ᑭᖕᒥᖕᓇᓂ ᐊᕝᕗᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔫᑉ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ.

Natasha Kimmaliardjuk Chesterfield Inlet

Odelia and Aalu, cranberry picking at the end of September outside of Chesterfield Inlet.

ᓴᕚᓇ ᐄᓴᓗᒃ

ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᒃ

ᐅᓇ ᐊᓈᓇᒐ ᐱᔭᖓᓂ ᓯᑎᐱᕆᐅᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ, ᐹᓈᖅ ᐅᖓᑖᓂ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᓕᐊᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᒥ.

Savannah Issaluk Chesterfield Inlet

This is my mom with her catch from the beginning of September this year, past Paanaaq towards Baker Lake.

ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᑐᓴᕈᒥᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᒥ ᐊᓯᕙᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒃᓴᖃᖅᐲᑦ? ᐊᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᑎᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᖏᓐᓂᒃᓗ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕋᕕᑦ $100ᓂᒃ. ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᑕᒫᑦ, ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒥᒃ 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 ᓯᐊᕋ ᐃᑭᓂᓕᒃ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒋᑦ!

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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. Submit your story and photo to our Nunavut News Facebook page, editor@nunavutnews.com, or by mail to Nunavut News, PO Box 28, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0. Entries will be placed on our Facebook page. They may also appear in this newspaper and other Northern News Services publications. The story and photo with the most combined likes and shares at the end of the week wins. This week's winner is Bertha Pooyatuk Mannik. Congratulations!

ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᐴᑕ ᐴᔭᑕᖅ ᒪᓐᓂᒃ

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ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᑐᕆ[ ᑳᕋ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᒃᑐᖅ ᑕᑉᐹᓂ ᐋᕆᐊᕐᒥ/ ᑲᖏᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᑰᖓᓂ ᒪᐃ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ.

Winner: Bertha Pooyataq Mannik Baker Lake

One-year-old Trish Cara fishing up at Aariaq/Thelon River beginning of May.


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