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ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖅᑖᕈᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖁᐱᕐᕈᖅᑖᖅᑎᑦᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦᑕ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᖏᑦ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᖏᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᖏᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖅᑖᕈᒪᔪᓄᑦ; 'ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕋᐅᑎᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂᑦᓕ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖏᑦᑐᑦ

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Quentin Sala awarded for youth leadership in Sanikiluaq Innovative approach to programming, inclusiveness of heritage celebrated by Rajnesh Sharma

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Quentin Sala, 20, is "honoured" to receive a youth leadership award for his work in sports and recreation in Sanikiluaq. He is the recipient for the 2019 One Ocean Expedition Youth Leader of the Year award. Although Sala was unable to attend due to weather issues, his achievement was nonetheless recognized at the Recreation and Sports Award Gala held at Frobisher Inn in Iqaluit on Oct. 26. He was described as someone who commands the respect and attention of the Sanikiluaq community. About two years ago, Sala was given an opportunity to

run a five-day sports camp for Inuit games. This spring break gig led him to a fulltime position as the acting recreation co-ordinator. Since then, Sala's dedication towards Inuit games and youth recreation in Sanikiluaq have fostered a more active community. When asked later how he felt about receiving the award, Sala replied, "I feel honoured." He believes he must be doing his job well since he has won this award, but also believes in the success of the youth he has led. "In my opinion, the youth are the future of the community," Sala said. "They will do great when competing in tournaments." Besides his mentoring

ability, he was praised for his innovative approach to programming and his sensitivity to include aspects of Sanikiluaq heritage in every event he organized. The youth leader has his recreational programming goals set for next year. "I am hoping to create a lacrosse program by January or February 2020 for the youth in my community," Sala said.

Quentin Sala, 20, is the winner of the 2019 One Ocean Expedition Youth Leader of the Year award. Photo courtesy of Louisa Qavvik. photo courtesy of Louisa Qavvik

ᑯᐃᓐᑎᓐ ᓴᓚ, 20, ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑎᐅᕗᖅ 2019 ᒥ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᐃᒫᓗᖕᒥ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᖑᔪᒥ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᓗᐃᓴ ᖃᕝᕕᖕᒧᑦ.


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Roger Tassugat Clyde River

ᖃᔪᖅᑕᓕᖕᒥ, 55 ᑭᓛᒥᑐᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᐅᑉ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ, ᒪᐃ 18, 2019. In Qajuqtalik, 55 km outside of Clyde River, May 18, 2019. ᐱᖓᔪᖓᑦ ᑳᐱᓕᐊᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᑳᐱᑦᑎᐊᕐᒧᑦ

ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ/Cambridge Bay

ᑳᐱᓄᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᑦ ᓴᙱᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᕗᑦ ᑳᐱᑦᑎᐊᕐᒧᑦ, ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯᒥ ᐱᑦᖁᕼᐃᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᕼᐅᑎᓂᖅ/Kitikmeot Heritage Society ᐊᕐᕌᒎᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐸᓗᐊᓂ. ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒐᓱᐊᕐᓇᑎᒃ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᖓᔪᖓᓐᓂ ᑎᑭᓴᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᑳᐱᒃᓴᓄᑦ – 454-ᑭᓕᒍᕌᒻᒥ ᑎᑭᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᒥ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑎᑐᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᑎᑭᓴᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ – ᑎᑭᓪᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᕕᐱᕆᐅᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐸᓗᐊᓂ. "ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᖅ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐹᒥᓚ ᒍᕉᔅ, ᐃᓱᒻᒥᖅᑐᐃᔨ ᐱᑦᑯᕼᐃᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᕼᐅᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ/ Kitikmeot Heritage Society. "ᐱᓕᕆᕗᒍᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᓱᓕ ᓄᑕᕋᓛᑎᑑᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ." ᑳᐲᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᐅᕙᒃᐳᑦ ᐱᑦᑯᕼᐃᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᕼᐅᑎᓂᕐᒥ, ᑭᐅᒡᒋᓐ Dis & Dat–ᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑰᒐᖅ ᑳᐱᑐᕐᕕᖕᒥ. ᖃᔭᖅ ᑳᐱᓕᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᒪᒪᕆᔭᐅᓛᖑᕗᖅ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᑳᐱᓕᐊᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᙱᓛᖑᔪᖅ ᑳᐱ ᒪᒪᕆᔭᐅᓛᖑᒋᕗᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᒍᕉᔅᒧᑦ. ᑳᐱᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᑦᑯᕼᐃᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᕼᐅᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᑭᓖᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑭᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᓄᑦ.

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ᐅᐱᒋᔭᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᒥ

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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 Teresa Kuniliusie Hainnu. Congratulations!

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ᓴᖑᓂᖅ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᐅᑎᒥᑦ

ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᙳᐊᖅ ᐸᓂᓐᓂ ᓴᓐᑕᐃᔭ ᕼᐊᖅᐱ, ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᓛᓕᖅᑐᒥ ᑎᓯᐱᕆᒥ. ᒪᓂᖅᑲᒥ ᐃᒃᓯᕚᖅᑎᓪᓗᖓ, ᐃᒃᓯᕙᖃᑎᒋᔪᒪᓚᐅᖅᐸᕋ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᑲᐸᑎᔾᔮᙱᓐᓇᑦᑎᒍᑦ. ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᒥᒃ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᑕᑯᓂᓐᓂ ᑕᐅᓴᓐ–ᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᓂ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᖅ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ.

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ᒐᑎᕼᐃᓚ ᑯᐃᓵᑕ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥ. ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᐅᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ, ᑯᐃᓵᑕ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᑖᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᖓ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 28– ᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᒻᒪᒃᓴᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᑕᖃᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᔭᐅᕆᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖑᔪᒥ. "ᑕᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᑭᓱᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑕᖅᑳᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥ. ᑯᐃᓵᑕ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒡᕕᒃᑰᖅᑐᒃᓴᐅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 6–ᒥ ᐊᔭᐅᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ. ᑯᐃᓵᑕ ᐃᓇᖏᖅᓯᕗᖅ ᒨᕐᓕᓐ ᕆᓯᓄᔅᒥ, ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥ ᒪᐃᔭᒋᔭᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ.

please see Switch, page 12

ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᒃ

ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᕗᔭᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᒑᐱᒃ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 22, 2019–ᒥ.

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Arctic Fresh ᐱᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 23–ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥ-ᑐᙵᕕᓕᖕᒥ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᖕᒪᑕ ᒪᐃᒥ. Arctic Fresh, ᓯᕐᓗᐊᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ, ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᓂᖅᑐᓂ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ. ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᕉᑕ ᐊᖑᑎᒻᒪᕆᒃ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᖅ. ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᐃᖓ ᒨᕐᓕᓐ ᕆᓯᓄᔅ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᓚᐅᖅᐸᖓ ᔭᓄᐊᕆ 2017–ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ 13–ᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ. ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᓴᐃᓲᓂᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂ, ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᒃᓴᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓯᒪᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐅᔾᔨᕈᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ.

please see More, page 12

ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᑎᕇᓴ ᑰᓂᓘᓯ ᕼᐊᐃᓐᓄ

Winner: Teresa Kuniliusie Hainnu Clyde River

Stunning clouds in Clyde River, NU, picture taken Oct. 22, 2019.

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ᐅᓪᓛᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᑉ–ᕿᑎᖅᐸᓯᐊᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᓕᖅᑐᒥ ᑕᓯᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ – ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 15, 2019—ᒥ.

Erica Oolamik Baker Lake

Here's a picture of my panik Zendaya Haqpi, who will be 2 in December. As I was sitting on the ground, I told her to sit with me so we won't scare the caribou away. She enjoyed viewing the land and was surprised seeing thousands of caribou in Baker Lake, Nunavut.

Norman Koonoo Pond Inlet

Early morning mid-summer sunrise by the lake in Pond Inlet – Aug 15, 2019.

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ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 27, 2019. ᔨᒥ ᑑᑕᓕᒃ ᐸᖕᓂᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ (bull caribou) ᑕᐅᕙᓂ ᕿᙳᕐᒥ ᓇᑦᓯᓕᒃ ᑕᓯᖓᑕ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ. ᓂᕆᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐱᔭᖓᓂ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᑦᑎᓐᓂ.

Cindy Taqtu Taloyoak

August 27, 2019. Jimmy Totalik caught a pangniq (bull caribou) across Qi'nguq near Netsilik Lake. We got to share his catch with friends and families.


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Iqaluit's new city council sworn in Members will serve on council from 2019 to 2023

ᓄᑖᖑᔪᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔭᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ. ᑲᐃᔪᓪ ᓴᐳᑦ ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᔮᓂᑦ ᐳᕉᔅᑐᕐ, ᕉᒪᐃᓐ ᓯᑏᕙᓐᓴᓐ, ᑲᓂᑦ ᐱᐅᓪ, ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᓇᑖᖅ, ᓵᓚᒪᓐ ᐊᕙ, ᔪᐊᓇᓯ ᐊᑯᒪᓕᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᓚᐃᔭ ᓘᑲᓯ.

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The new Iqaluit city council being sworn in. From the left: Kyle Sheppard, Janet Brewster, Romeyn Stevenson, Kenneth Bell, Simon Nattaq, Solomon Awa, Joanasie Akumalik and Malaiya Lucassie.

by Rajnesh Sharma

Northern News Services

Iqaluit

Iqaluit's new city council was officially sworn in with a ceremony at the Nunavut Court of Justice, around 5:30 p.m on Nov. 5. A small crowd of 40, including family and friends, came to witness the event. It was conducted by Justice of the Peace Lucy Wilson. Mayor Kenneth Bell and seven city councillors recited their oaths of office. The official mayoral necklace was presented to Mayor Bell by Rod Mugford, city clerk of Iqaluit. The necklace consisted of joined harpoons and a silver plate with fish. "I am very honoured and humbled by the support of the Iqaluit voters," said Bell. "I congratulate the new council and I look forward to getting to work with council for city staff and Iqaluimmuit." The new city council consists of Janet

Brewster, Joanasie Akumalik, Solomon Awa, Sheila Flaherty, Malaiya Lucassie, Simon Nattaq, Romeyn Stevenson and Kyle Sheppard. All council members, except Sheila Flaherty were present at the event. Some top priorities for councillors are solving the city’s infrastructure and water issues. Coun. Kyle Sheppard and Coun. Joanasie Akumalik are also interested in transportation and cemetery issues respectively. Councillor Flaherty was unable to attend due to prior travel commitments. She will officially take her oath of office on Nov. 21 during a council meeting. The members will be serving on the council from 2019 to 2023. After the brief ceremony, the new council along with family and friend attended a small reception at the Aquatic Centre.

ᒪᐃᔭ ᑲᓂᑦ ᐱᐅᓪ ᐱᕗᖅ ᒪᐃᔭᒧᑦ ᐅᔭᒥᓪᓚᕆᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔭᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎᖓᓐᓂ, ᕌᑦ ᒪᒡᕗᑦᒥ.

Mayor Kenneth Bell receives the official mayoral necklace from city clerk, Rod Mugford.

ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᕗᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᖏᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᐅᖏᓐᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ 'ᐊᖏᐸᓗᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᓯᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᑐᕌᒐᕆᔭᖓᓐᓂ,' ᖃᒪᓂᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ

ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᑐᓵᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᖕᒧᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᑕ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓄᓘᔭᕐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ, ᑐᓄᓂᕐᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᖃᒪᓂᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᖃᑎᒥᓂᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᒃᐱᕆᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ. ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᒥᓂ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᖓᔪᐊᓐᓂ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᖅᑐᒥ ᐸᕐᓇᒍᑎᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. "ᑐᓂᓯᖏᖦᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᔭᕇᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᙳᐊᒥᒃ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᐅᒪᔪᒥ ᐊᖏᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓱᐊᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ 'ᓱᒃᑲᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᐅᔪᒥ' ᑐᕌᒐᕆᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᓗᓕᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑲᖅᓴᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᒪᓂᖅ. "ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔪᒃᓴᐅᕗᓯ, ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᑕᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᓐᓇ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᑯᑖᑉ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᕆᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓯᑲᑦᑕᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᒧᑦ, ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᒃᑐᓄᑦ." ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐋᔩᖃᑎᖃᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕋᓱᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔭᒥᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐃᒪᐃᑎᑦᑎᔪᒥ "ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒥ ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᖕᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᑦ ᓇᓂᓯᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᓂᕐᒥ, ᑕᒪᒃᑭᐅᒪᔪᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᒥ ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᖕᓂᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕋᑦᑕ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕐᓂᖃᖅᐸᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᙵᕕᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᐅᒪᔪᓂ ᓱᓕᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᔪᓂᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᒪᓂᖅ. "ᑐᑭᓯᓇᖅᓯᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᒪᕗᖓ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᓯᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᖅ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᖏᐸᓗᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᓯᔾᔩᓂᖓᓂ ᑐᕌᒐᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂ."

ᑐᓄᓂᕐᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᑐᓂᓯᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓈᓚᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ. "ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᒃᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᖏᑦ ᐃᒃᓯᓐᓇᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᑯᐊ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐊᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᓗᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᑦᑎᓛᖓᓂ ᑎᑭᐅᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᑖᒃᓯᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ IIBA (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᓯᐊᖅᑖᕈᓐᓇᐅᑎᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ ᐊᖏᕈᑎ) ᑮᓇᐅᔭᐃᑦ ᐃᓯᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖏᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᒥ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᒥ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖓᓂ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᓂ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ. "ᐃᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᓇᖅᓯᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᑦ," ᖃᒪᓂᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᑐᑭᓯᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᒪᕗᖓ ᓄᓘᔭᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᖁᕙᕗᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖓ ᒪᓕᖕᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᒃᐱᕆᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ, ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖅᑐᒦᕐᔪᐊᓕᖅᐳᖅ." ᖃᒪᓂᖅ ᐊᐱᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᔫ ᓴᕕᑲᑖᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᔪᓐᓇᕋᔭᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖓᓂ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ, ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓄᑦ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓂᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖏᑦ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᔪᒥ ᐲᖅᓯᒍᑎᒃ ᐊᖏᙱᔾᔪᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑕᐅᔪᒧᑦ. ᓴᕕᑲᑖᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᖕᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᑐᖁᓇᔭᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᑕᐃᓐᓇ ᐊᑐᓕᖁᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑕᐅᔾᔮᙱᓚᖅ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᑐᓵᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᔭᕇᖅᑕᐅᒃᐸᑕ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 5–ᒥ ᐅᖓᕙᕆᐊᖅᓯᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᓵᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ. "ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ," ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ.


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Silas Tinashlu feels trapped. He's been a tenant in a public housing duplex in Hall Beach for nine years and for much of that time black mould has been an issue. Mould can be found year round in the porch, around window sills, door frames and along the living room's upper walls and ceiling, he said. It complicates his asthma and it's caused his girlfriend to break out in rashes. They live in the two-bedroom unit with their five children. They went to the local health centre in hopes that their medical conditions could be the impetus for moving into a new home, but that hasn't materialized. He reported the mould to the local housing organization but the

problem was never rectified entirely and keeps coming back, he said. Tinashlu has another complication hanging over his head: he's between $40,000-$50,000 in arrears to the Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC). Across the territory, NHC tenants owe approximately $32.5 million in arrears. Tinashlu's rent is close to $1,400 a month but he has a hard time covering that and his family's needs on his income. He was just as well off when he was not working for a year and paying around $800 monthly, he said. "Ever since I went back to work it's gone up," he said of the rent. "It's getting harder and harder each year ... I'm just barely (making it) payday to payday to support my kids." During the fall sitting of the legis-

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Tinashlu reported the mould to the local housing organization but the problem was never rectified entirely and keeps coming back, he said.

lative assembly, the NHC committed to review its rent scale. Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk, who's responsible for Hall Beach, has urged the government to reduce the rent for those who live in mouldy public houses. Kaernerk also told Nunavut News that those with health issues due to mould should be eligible to move into a different public housing unit, regardless of whether they owe back rent. "Even though they're in debt, at least move them for health and safety. It can improve their lives and paying their debt to local housing," said Kaernerk. "I have talked about this mould issue ever since I've become an MLA. Up to this day, the housing corporation is not doing enough for these individuals ... It just breaks my heart when constituents come to me and say, 'I need help.'" Tununiq MLA David Qamaniq asked Housing Minister Patterk Netser in the legislative assembly on Nov. 4 whether tenants in arrears could be permitted to move into larger public housing units to alleviate overcrowding. Netser said it's not possible, "which is unfortunate, but it is our policy as the Nunavut Housing Corporation." "If they pay off their arrears partially, we appreciate that as every dollar paid towards their arrears is noticed immediately by our corporation," the housing minister said. Finance Minister George Hickes said there are eight territorial public housing units with mould damage significant enough that the value of the homes has to be reduced by more than $20,000. "I'm hoping, cross my fingers, that people are paying attention to these awareness initiatives so that

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photos courtesy of Silas Tinashlu

Rot under the window sill in Silas Tinashlu's Nunavut Housing Corporation duplex in Hall Beach. if you see mould getting started in small portions of your residence to deal with it early before it becomes an issue," said Hickes. "Contact your local housing organization when there are issues so that they can come in and do early mitigation measures." Aggu MLA Paul Quassa noted

that sometimes mould isn't visible but it still affects tenants' health. Netser replied, "With regards to cases of hidden mould, we know that there are infestations that are hidden... perhaps the LHOs (local housing organizations) can be our partners in trying to resolve this concern."


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Housing minister to NTI: 'You have a healthy surplus ... help us' by Derek Neary

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Nunavut

As the topic of housing continues to arise in the legislative assembly, Housing Minister Patter Netser made another appeal to land-claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated on Friday. "We have this Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, which belongs to the beneficiaries. Our people are in severe need, the beneficiaries, of whom we are responsible for. I would like to call out to NTI: help us. We need your help," Netser said in response to questions from Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Arreak-Lightstone. Netser, who made a similar plea to NTI during the summer sitting of the legislative assembly, added that the Inuit organization has a "healthy surplus." NTI's trust fund is approaching $2 billion in value. Netser's overture to the land claims organization drew a round of applause from some MLAs Friday and Arreak-Lightstone gave him credit as well. "I applaud the minister for calling out to NTI to seek assistance in this matter, as I do believe that is an appropriate manner of addressing the housing shortage in the territory," he said. Arreak-Lightstone also advocated a pilot program in Iqaluit whereby the Nunavut Housing Corporation tests alternative construction methods, including pre-fabricated units similar to the

method that the Qikiqtaaluk Corporation is using to build a new hotel in the territorial capital. Netser replied that he's "open to ideas" and "certainly I would look at other options."

Pressure mounts on GN to access funds from Inuit organizations

MLAs are encouraging GN ministers to approach Inuit organizations for money to advance various projects. Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak strongly recommended that Health Minister George Hickes reach out to Inuit development corporations to help build long-term care centres. "I would just like to encourage the minister to please be open and go and talk with the Inuit organizations. They are willing to use their money," Angnakak said Tuesday. "On the phone, the president of QC (Qikiqtaaluk Corporation) told me that within a year and a half they would be able to open up a facility if they knew within the next two months or so. We do have an opportunity here to build something fast paced and getting it quicker than what we would have to do if we went to the normal processes." Meanwhile Joelie Kaernerk, MLA for Amittuq, said a four-plex is needed in Hall

Beach and Iglulik as a safe house for elders – a place that would also offer home care. "I would recommend that you approach these Inuit organizations to come up with a strategy for not just in my riding, for all Nunavummiut," Kaernerk said. "We have Inuit organizations in three regions: the Kitikmeot Inuit Association, the Kivalliq Inuit Association and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. I'm sure they have a good surplus with their budgets, so I'll stick with the partnership here." Hickes replied: "Like I said and I have said it a few times now, I am open to any and all partnerships and ideas." Late last week, Housing Minister Patter Netser made an open plea to land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated to assist in building more homes across the territory. "I would like to call out to NTI: help us. We need your help," Netser said. NTI has a trust fund that has grown to close to $2 billion in value. A spokesperson for NTI said the organization has no comment at this time.

'Suicide should not be an option at all': MLA Joelie Kaernerk

lessons."

Should Nunavut RCMP wear body cameras?

Nunavut's police officers should be equipped with body cameras and their vehicles should have video cameras mounted in them, Tununiq MLA David Qamaniq said in the legislative assembly on Thursday. "I have seen in the media on a video that was taken here in Iqaluit a person being held was being abused,"Qamaniq said. "There are good apples and bad apples. We are human beings of different backgrounds." Justice Minister Jeannie Ehaloak said her department has researched the possibility of acquiring cameras for RCMP but it's uncertain whether the devices would continue to function during Nunavut's harsh winter. Qamaniq suggested running pilot programs in each of the regions to see how the cameras hold up in the cold. Ehaloak said the Department of Justice will look into it further.

Housing minister admits to mistake surrounding Iglulik housing waiting list

On an emotional day when people in his hometown were attending a funeral for a young The Nunavut Housing Corporation's $43.4 man who took his own life, Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk rose in the legislative assembly million capital budget for 2020-21 stalled last week when Aggu MLA Paul Quassa insisted to address the issue of suicide. "Although I am hurting deeply as I say these that the housing corporation was wrong about words ... We only live once as humans in this Iglulik's waiting list shrinking by 54 per cent. Other MLAs also wanted assurance about world ... We all have a soul; everyone has a heart and minds ... You can be helped," Kaernerk said the process used to track the waiting list in each community. Monday. Housing Minister Patterk Netser returned "In this day and age, young people have the capacity to explore the world online and we can Monday seeking approval for his department's capital budget and he admitted even call a helpline ... I am very that some employees erred in the strongly encouraging the entire ᔪᐃᓕ ᖃᐃᕐᓂᖅ: calculations. crop of youth throughout Nuna- "ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᖢᑕ "Because of our mistake, we vut, you can still get help and ᐆᒪᓲᖑᕗᒍᑦ ᐅᕙᓂ haven't decreased the number of your future is very large!" ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᒥ ... houses that are going to be built in "Please, young people, I ᑕᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᕗᒍᑦ; Iglulik and I did apologize. We do am really trying to advise you ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᖃᖅᐳᑦ make human errors," Netser said. properly as suicide should not ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓱᒪᖃᖅᐳᑦ ... "We depend on the numbers. be an option at all. Even as I With the number of houses to be speak, there are young people in ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑎᑦ." built in Iglulik, it's not going to trouble wondering who to turn change because there are other to and they get stuck there," said communities that need more Kaernerk. housing than Iglulik does." "Our elders are out there to Twenty NHC homes are schedhelp." uled to be constructed in Iglulik in The Amittuq MLA later asked 2019-20, Netser noted. Premier Joe Savikataaq wheth"For the people of Iglulik, we er the GN can strengthen the have a severe shortage of housing relationship between elders and and I don't think we're going to youth, especially for youth going see any changes anytime soon," through stressful periods. Quassa said. Savikataaq pointed out that |I'm sure that there are also pretty well every school in the (wait list calculation) errors done territory has elders on staff. He in the other communities. I'm sure said he would look into the posit's not only Iglulik that's in this sibility of a GN position for an Joelie Kaernerk: "We only situation." elder who's designated to give live once as humans in Netser noted that an independlife-skills advice, which Kaernerk this world ... We all have a ent party will be used to carry suggested. soul; everyone has a heart out a review of the rent scale and "I am from Arviat and I conand minds ... You can be NHC's housing allocation system stantly hear our elders advising helped." for the communities. the younger generations over the In the meantime, the minister local radio how to ensure you live noted that residents should cona better life, so locally the elders are interested in doing the work and we know tinue to regularly update their status. "We encourage our (local housing organizamany elders would like to help their younger tions) to keep an updated list people applying generations," Savikataaq said. "When elders advise the youth, the youth for housing. (Clients) have to come in and apply should listen and that way they could learn those every six months," Netser said.


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Baffinland 'must significantly change its approach,' Qamaniq says

ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᓄᓘᔭᕐᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᖅ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯᒥ. ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᑐᓵᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓂᕆᓂᖓᓂ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓯᑲᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ 12 ᒥᓕᐊᓐ ᑕᓐᓄᑦ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᖓᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᕗᑦ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᒃ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᖕᒧᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᓐᓂ

photo courtesy of Baffinland Iron Mines

Baffinland's Mary River mine seen from the air. Public hearings on the company's proposed phase two expansion to shipping 12 million tonnes of iron ore took place last week and will continue at later date, the Nunavut Impact Review Board has decided. by Derek Neary

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Nunavut

With public hearings for Baffinland Iron Mines' proposed expansion of its Mary River mine taking place in Iqaluit, Tununiq MLA David Qaminiq told his colleagues in the legislative assembly that the mining company has more work to do to gain the trust of Inuit. He suggested on Wednesday that the company should have been more forthcoming about its full plans from its early days. "Rather than providing a complete picture of the full scope of the project and its ultimate impact on the region, the incremental or 'phased' approach to requesting change after change after change has only served to cause confusion and frustration," said Qaminiq. "As you likely know, there have been many concerns expressed by the community about such issues as the impact that rail and sea shipping are having on the environment, our marine life and the caribou." Pond Inlet residents have heard that Baffinland has communicated different messages to its investors than it conveyed to people in Nunavut communities, which "undermines our confidence," he said.

"In order for the community to find common ground, we need the full picture so that we can have greater confidence that decisions are being made based on a complete set of facts," said Qamaniq. "I again want to make it clear that I do support responsible natural resources development. I also want to make it clear that the community fully recognizes the economic benefits that the project has brought to the region. However, it is essential that the company significantly change its approach." The Tununiq MLA also served notice to Inuit organizations that they too must heed the words of people in the communities. "People have felt that their concerns have been ignored and that these organizations have been too focused on the bottom line of tax and IIBA (Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement) revenues," he said, acknowledging that the Qikiqtani Inuit Association recently sent a letter to the Nunavut Impact Review Board that withheld support for Baffinland's phase two expansion and reflected feedback from Pond Inlet. "The positions of the community and our regional Inuit association are now clear," Qaminiq said. "I again want to clearly state that we

Ransomware attack hinders GN services Government of Nunavut scrambling to recover by Derek Neary

Northern News Services

Nunavut

The Government of Nunavut is scrambling to recover from a "new and sophisticated" ransomware attack on its computer network. All GN services that rely on electronic information are affected as the hackers prevent the files from being accessed until they receive payment. As a result, some GN service will be delayed. "I want to assure Nunavummiut that we are working non-stop to resolve this issue," Premier Joe Savikataaq stated in a Nov. 3 news release. "Essential services will not be impacted and the GN will continue to operate while we work through this issue. There will likely be some delays as we get back online and I thank

everyone for their patience and understanding." The amount of time required to rectify the problem is hard to estimate, the territorial government acknowledged. Citizens' personal information is not believed to be at risk, according to the GN. "GN departments are implementing contingency plans to ensure uninterrupted services to Nunavummiut. Restoring electronic data for services related to health, family services, education, justice and finance, is a priority," the government stated. Patients are asked to bring their health card and medication when going to clinics. The system will be offline for at least the next 8 days, until Nov. 12. The Nunavut Tenders website was not impacted.

want Mary River to succeed, but its success depends on obtaining the support and trust of the community, which is in very serious jeopardy." Qamaniq asked Premier Joe Savikataaq whether the GN would be willing to withhold its support for Baffinland's phase two expansion until the Municipality of Pond Inlet, the Mittimatalik Hunters and Trappers Organization and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association have

formally withdrawn their objections to the proposal. Savikataaq said he trusts the Nunavut Impact Review Board's recommendation to the federal government will be sound. That recommendation won't be made until public hearings have concluded and the review board announced on Nov. 5 that it will extend the hearings. "I absolutely believe in the process," the Premier said.


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ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐳᔫᕐᓂᖃᕈᓂ, ᐃᑭᑦᑐᖃᐃᓐᓇᖅᐸᙱᓚᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᑭᑎᑦᑎᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᖏᑕ ᐊᑖᒍᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᕐᒥ ᓱᕋᐃᓂᐅᔪᓐᓃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆᒥ 2018–ᒥ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᖄᖓᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᐊᕐᔪᒃᓯᒪᙱᓚᑦ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᕙᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᖅᓴᖃᕐᓂᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᕋᔭᙱᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ, ᐱᕋᔭᙱᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᐅᕘᓇᐅᕗᖅ ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐅᕙᓂ ᓱᓕ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᕐᓂᐅᕗᑦ. ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑭᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑎᑭᓴᐃᓂᖅ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᕈᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᕿᓂᖅᑐᓂ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᒥ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ, ᐱᔭᕆᔪᑐᒃᑰᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᓗᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᒐᓴᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᓂᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᓴᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᑎᑭᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᐊᑲᓪᓚᓗᐊᖑᕗᖅ. ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᕐᒥ ᓱᕋᐃᓂᐅᔪᓐᓃᕋᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓕᒫᑦ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᙱᓚᑦ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᔾᔨᓂᕐᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᑭᓕᒃᓴᓂᒍᒻᒥ ᐊᐅᒃᑕᔫᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ Paypal ᓂᐅᕕᕈᓐᓇᐅᑎᖏᓐᓂ, ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓄᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓂᐅᕖᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᐅᓈᑯᑖᙱᖔᕐᓗᑎᒃ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓇᐃᓴᐅᑎᖏᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒃᐳᑦ.

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ $12,000–ᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᑯᓇᓂ ᒫᔾᔨᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓄᕕᐱᕆᒧᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ. ᐃᒪᓐᓇᐅᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ. 2018–ᒥ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑭᓪᓕᓯᓂᐊᖅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᒥ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥ. ᐅᓇ ᓱᓕᓗᐊᙳᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ, ᓇᓂᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ 33 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓇᙵᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᓂᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᑦ. ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐳᓴᓐᑎᖓ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᑉᐸᓪᓗᐊᕆᕙᖓ. ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ-ᒪᓂᕋᔭᒃ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖓ ᐋᑕᒻ ᓚᐃᑦᔅᑑᓐ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᐊᕆᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᖃᐃᖁᔨᓪᓗᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᑉ ᐱᓕᕆᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ "ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ." ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ, ᔪᐊᔾ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ, ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒥᐊᓗᖕᓂ, ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓛᕈᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖕᓂᑦ. ᕼᐃᒃᔅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᓪᓕᐊᕗᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑎᒃᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒧᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓂᖅᓴᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᒍᑎᒃ, ᐃᓱᒪᓂᖃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᕗᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᔪᓐᓇᔾᔮᙱᓐᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᔭᐅᔪᒪᔪᓂ ᐃᓕᓯᒪᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖓᓐᓄᑦ. ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᓯᒪᒐᓚᒃᐳᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᐸᒃᑐᓄᑦ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ

ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᑭᓂᖏᓐᓂ $4 ᐊᑐᓂ ᒍᕌᒻᒥ $1–ᒧᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓱᓕ ᓇᓗᓇᙱᓚᖅ ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᐊᒥᓱᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᓪᓗᐊᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᖃᓯᐅᑎᓗᓂᒋᑦᑕᐅᖅ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᔪᒪᓂᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᓂᑦ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓄᑭᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᐅᔪᓂ ᒪᕐᕉᓕᖓᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓇᔭᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᒧᑦ. ᐊᑭᑦᑐᕋᐅᑎᓂᖃᕋᔭᖅᐳᖅ – ᐊᑭᖓ ᓈᒻᒪᑦᑎᐊᕈᓂ – ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᕐᓗᓂ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓄᑦ ᑕᐅᖅᓰᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᐅᔮᕐᔪᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑎᐅᔪᓐᓇᕋᔭᖅᑐᓂ. ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᔪᒪᓂᖃᔾᔮᙱᓚᑦ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᓂᑦ ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᐅᑯᐊ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖃᕋᔭᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐊᖑᔭᕆᐊᖃᕋᔭᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᒻᒥᒃᑯᑦ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ, ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖃᕋᔭᖅᑐᒥ, ᑭᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᕿᓂᖅᑐᒥ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᐃᓕᓯᒪᔪᓐᓃᕋᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᔭᐅᕆᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᒥᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᓱᔪᐃᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐋᖓᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᑮᓇᖓᓄᑦ. ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᑎᓯᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᓂᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᑐᒐᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᑐᐃᓐᓇᕋᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓯᒪᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᖅᑲᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᐅᓲᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᐅᔮᕐᔪᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᑎᒍᑦ ᓱᕋᐃᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᐅᔪᓄᑦ.

GN must crack illicit cannabis market Northern News Services

Where there's smoke, there's not always fire, but someone will have to light a fire under the seat of the Government of Nunavut to sort out cannabis sales in the territory. Since cannabis went legal in October of 2018, the GN has hardly scratched the surface of the illicit market and has created an atmosphere where illegal sales are reigning supreme over the safer and legal means of purchasing. Currently, the only legal option Nunavummiut have for purchasing their cannabis is through approved online retailers but there are limitations here. There are shipping costs to be taken into account but ordering cannabis over the Internet itself is a barrier for many. It's one thing to be waiting for a sweater ordered online but for purchasers looking for a small amount of cannabis, going through the hassle of setting up an account and waiting days or weeks for one's order to arrive might be too much to ask. And though cannabis is now legal not everyone is comfortable tying personal information, including credit cards and Paypal accounts, to their cannabis purchases. Many people will continue purchasing weed from their local dealer rather than go through all that. The government's numbers speak

deliver the goods is ingrained into people's minds. Cannabis black market The government has taken some steps to create incentives for buyers, We say: including reducing the government's Create physical stores profits of $4 per gram to $1, but it clearly isn't enough. for themselves. There is a lot of business the govThe GN pulled in just $12,000 ernment should be trying to capture in online sales between the end of but also allowing residents to capMarch and the beginning of Novemture as well. In a territory starving ber this year. for business opportunities and jobs, It isn't as if people are not conespecially smaller communities, suming cannabis. In 2018, Stats local cannabis storefronts will kill Canada released a report that two birds with one stone. showed Nunavut has the highest rate They will compete – providing the of cannabis use in the country. price is right – directly with the illicit This is especially true in Iqaluit, drug trade while providing a trade for where it was found that 33 per cent potential retailers. of those surveyed used cannabis in Not all communities are going to the past three months. Nationally the want cannabis stores so where these average percentage of use is around stores will ultimately end up must be half of that. decided by the communities themIqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Light- selves. But it should be noted, where stone has come forward in the legis- there would be a store, someone lative assembly calling the governlooking for a bit of cannabis would ment's lack of action on community no longer be put in a situation where storefronts "unacceptable." his dealer is also pushing bootlegged The minister of finance, George alcohol or other harmful substances Hickes, who is in charge of reguin their face. lating cannabis and alcohol, has Providing brick and mortar shops acknowledged the short-comings selling cannabis that has been proof the current system and noted his duced to a high and regulated standesire to create stores. dard can only serve the objectives of Hickes says he and his staff are the GN by protecting its citizens from working towards a solution, but the black market dealers while providing longer residents wait, the deeper an opportunity for legitimate retailthe idea that the government can't ers.

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Lest we forget Northern News Services

"Lest we forget" has an ominous ring to it but we must uphold this thought for those who gave their lives for our freedom. The acts of tyranny and unchecked aggressive behaviour to dominate brought with it the devastation of war. Even on this side of the ocean from United States we learned of their civil war that literally tore families and neighbours apart with irreversible damage. It was the ideals and assumptions of people wanting to govern over others with the attitude of superiority that lead to a huge divide among a once united group of people. It forever changed a nation. Up here we still see the remnants of potential aggression with the installation of the DEWLine Stations from one end of the country to the other and in-between. With our economic prosperity dwindling and eventual closure of some of our diamond mines, the battle of oil and gas will begin to dominate debates as the eastern blocks of oil-

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.

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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

rich countries flex their muscles and wreak havoc for the non-renewable resource. The news casts we watch continue to reveal unrest and protests which may eventually turn into regional wars around economic and commodity battles. World War II was thought to have been the end of all wars but may set the stage for a bigger event that is developing. We must treasure the memory of those close to us that did not return from their call to duty and to try and understand the scope of our involvement and engagement as we participate in Remembrance Day.

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"ᐳᐃᒍᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᕋᑦᑕ" ᑐᑭᖃᑦᓯᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐳᐃᒍᕆᐊᖃᖏᑉᐸᕗᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᓇᑕᕐᔪᐊᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ. ᒐᕙᒪᖃᑦᓯᐊᖏᓐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᖏᑦᑐᓂᒡᓗ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖃᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑲᐅᓴᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᓇᑕᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᒥᐊᓕᑲᒥᐅᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖁᑎᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᖁᑎᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᓇᑕᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐃᓚᒌᑦ ᓄᓇᖅᑲᑎᒥᐅᑕᖃᑎᒌᓪᓗ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑑᑎᑎᑕᐅᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᓯᒍᒪᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ ᐊᔪᖅᑲᐅᓴᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓚᐅᕋᓗᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᑕᐅᓕᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ. ᑕᒫᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓱᓕ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐅᔾᔨᕐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓕᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒥᐊᓕᑲᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᕕᒃᓴᖏᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᓱᐊᓂᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᑉ ᐃᓱᐊᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᓪᓗ ᐊᑯᓐᓂᖓᓂ. ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᕈᓐᓃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᑕ ᐃᓚᖏᓪᓗ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᒪᑐᓯᒪᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᒃᓯᐅᕐᓂᖅ ᒑᓯᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕐᓂᕐᓗ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᖅᓴᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ

street talk with Rajnesh Sharma at the 2019 Cape Dorset exhibition in Iqaluit

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

ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᖓᓱᑦ ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᑐᐱᖓᓐᓂ Strutton ᕿᑭᖅᑕᖓᓂ, ᓯᕿᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ, ᔭᓄᐊᕆ 1946.

ᓯᑕᒪᓂᒃ ᐊᒪᐅᖃᐅᓕᖅᓱᓂ.

ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᓯᓪᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᐱᖃᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᓂᒃ. ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑎᒍᓪᓗ ᑐᓴᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᓂᒡᓗ ᐅᓇᑕᕈᑕᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᖅᓵᕋᕈᑎᒍᑕᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᓕᖅᖢᓂᓗ. ᐅᓇᑕᕐᔪᐊᕐᓇᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑐᖏᓕᐊᓂ II ᓄᖅᑲᐅᑕᐅᓇᓱᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᓇᑕᕐᔪᐊᕐᓇᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᒥᒃ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ. ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᒋᐊᖃᖅᐸᕗᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᕗᑦ ᐅᓇᑕᕐᔪᐊᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᑎᓚᐅᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᓚᐅᓂᖃᖅᑎᑦᓯᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᒋᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᓪᓗ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᓇᑕᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ.

What is interesting about your artwork? ᑭᓱ ᑕᑯᔪᒥᓇᖅᐸ ᓴᓇᐅᖓᓕᐊᖕᓂᑦ?

ᐋᓕᒃᔅ ᓚᐃᑕᓐ: "ᐃᑲᕐᕋᓕᒫᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ 50 ᒥᓂᑦᓂ ᓴᓇᓇᓱᐊᓚᐅᖅᐸᒃᑲ ᓄᓇᕋᓂ ᖃᔭᕐᓂᑦ." Alex Leyden: "It took me one hour and 50 minutes to make the flower kayaks."

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

ᒍᕋᐃᔅ ᐋᓯᕙᒃ: "ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᒐᐅᖅᑰᔨᔪᖅ. ᓂᐊᖂᑉ ᓴᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᑲᒪᓇᖅᐳᑦ."

ᐊᖅᑯᒻᒥ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᖅ ᕌᔾᓂᔅ ᓵᒪᒧᑦ 2019–ᒥ ᑭᙵᕐᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ

ᑲᕇᓇ ᐅᐊᑦᓴᓐ: "ᐱᓕᕆᓪᓗᖓ ᐆᒥᖓ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᒐᕐᒥ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑉᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᐃᓕᓇᖅᖢᓂ. ᐅᕙᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᓯᒃᖠᓂᖃᙱᓚᖅ." Karena Watson: "Doing this artwork is fun and calming. I can express myself and there is no judgment."

Bud Glunz/National Film Board of Canada photo

Two Inuit women and three children in their tent on the Strutton Islands, James Bay, January 1946. MIKAN no. 3842804

Grace Ashevak: "It looks like a puzzle. The skulls are mysterious." ᓂᑎᑲ ᑎᓵᓚᐃ: "ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓱᒃᑐᖅ ᓂᕕᐊᖅᓯᐊᖅ ᓴᐃᒻᒪᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᑎᕆᒐᓂᐊᒧᑦ, ᐊᓕᒍᕐᒥ ᐴᕐᒥ." Nitika Desjarlais: "The scared girl is being comforted by a fox, in a glass box."

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.

ᐋᒻᐳᕐ ᔫ: "ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᐱᖓᓱᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᓄᑦ: ᑎᖕᒥᐊᖅ, ᐃᒪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᕋᖅ."

Amber Yue: "I was inspired by three words: bird, water and flower."

ᓴᐃᓗᐊ ᒥᓗᕐ: "ᖁᕝᕕᐅᕐᓂᖅ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᓄᒫᓱᖕᓂᕆᔭᓐᓂ ᖃᓂᒪᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᓈᓇᑦᑎᐊᓐᓄᑦ." Siloah Miller: "The tear is showing sadness I have for my sick grandmother."


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ᑳᐱᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᑎᑭᑉᐳᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᖅ ᐸᓯ ᐅᒥᐅᓪᒍᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔾᔨᕗᖅ ᐴᕐᒥ ᑳᐱᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐃᒐᔭᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᑳᐱᒃᓴᓕᐊᓂ ᑎᑭᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐸᓗᐊᓂ.

Third batch brewing for Kaapittiaq

Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay Coffee sales have reportedly been strong for Kaapittiaq, a venture started by the Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq/Kitikmeot Heritage Society earlier this year. The non-profit organization was expecting its third order of beans – a 454-kg shipment, just like the second order – to arrive in early November. "It's going well," said Pamela Gross, executive director of the Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq/ Kitikmeot Heritage Society. "We're working on different ways to expand. We're still in our infancy stages. We're trying to negotiate in different areas. For now, we've been selling really well in Cambridge Bay." The product sells at the heritage centre, at Kalgen's Dis & Dat and at the Kuugaq Cafe. The Qayaq blend has proven popular among the percolated flavours and the espresso is also a favourite among many, according to Gross. The coffee sales are intended to help the heritage society cover costs of its programming. – Derek Neary

More accolades for Iglulik business

photo courtesy of the Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq/Kitikmeot Heritage Society

Fresh batch of beans

Cambridge Bay elder Bessie Omilgoetok takes home a bag of Kaapittiaq coffee from the first roasted batch of beans to arrive in Cambridge Bay earlier this year.

Toronto Arctic Fresh captured Startup Canada's National Social Enterprise Award during a ceremony held in Toronto on Oct. 23. The Iglulik-based online retailer prevailed in the social enterprise category when Startup Canada's regional level awards were handed out in May.

Arctic Fresh, which has a warehouse in Ottawa, ships food and dry goods from the south. Iglulik's Rhoda Angutimarik is the company's CEO. She and husband Merlyn Recinos got the business off the ground in January 2017 and have since expanded to serve 13 communities. Startup Canada, an organization that supports and promotes entrepreneurs, organizes the awards to recognize outstanding achievement, increase awareness of entrepreneurship and to foster further ambition among the nation's homegrown business owners. – Derek Neary

A switch in roles

Iglulik Ghadihela Quezada is working with the hamlet once again but no longer in the recreation department. A former recreation co-ordinator, Quezada applied for and was hired as the municipality's economic development officer. Her first day on the job was Oct. 28. She said the chance to get involved in more training opportunities, the ability to aid small businesses and the potential to help with the local housing crisis were what motivated her to pursue the job. "Just seeing what's available out there and seeing if something can be done," she said of her quest to improve conditions in Iglulik. Quezada was scheduled to go on community radio on Nov. 6 to encourage residents to apply for various funding programs available to small businesses as well as community tourism and cultural industries. Quezada succeeds Merlyn Recinos, who was elected as Iglulik's mayor in late October. -Derek Neary


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ᑯᐊᐸᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᒫᓕ ᐊᖑᐃᓕᐊᓐᓄᒃ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᓴᓂᐊ ᑎᓇᔅᓗ ᒪᕐᕉᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᖕᓂᖅᓴᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᓂᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑯᐊᐸᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑕᒪᐃᑎᒍᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 23–ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ.

Molly Anguilianuk, left, and Sania Tinashlu were two of the younger community members to attend the Arctic Co-op's annual general meeting in Hall Beach on Oct. 23.

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A co-operative occasion ᓗᐊᕋ ᔩᓂ ᒋᐱᓐᔅ, ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ, ᐱᓕᕆᕗᖅ ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑯᐊᐸᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᑖᓵᓄᑦ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥ. ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᔪᐊᔾ ᐃᓄᒃᓱᒃ, ᔩᓚ ᐱᐊᓛᖅ, ᐋᓐ ᑰᓕ, ᔫᐱ ᖃᐃᕐᓂᖅ, ᐃᓕᓴᐱ ᐃᕿᐱᕆᐊᖅ, ᑎᒧᑎ ᑯᐹᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᒡᓕᖕᓂᖅ ᐃᓄᒃᓱᒃ.

ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑯᐊᐸᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑕᒪᐃᑎᒍᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 23–ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐱᖁᔨᕗᖔᕈᑎᓂᑦ, ᕿᒥᕐᕈᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑯᐊᐸᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᑎᕝᕕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᓄᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᓛᖑᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ. Northern News Services

The Arctic Co-op in Hall Beach held its annual general meeting in Hall Beach on Oct. 23. Among the proceedings were the adoption of numer-

ous resolutions, a review of the Co-op's performance over the past year, patronage payouts, prizes for the top three spenders at the store and various other giveaways.

ᔮᓂᑦ ᑰᓕ ᖁᖓᑉᐳᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᔪᒧᑦ.

Janet Curley flashes a smile for the camera.

Laura Jeannie Gibbons, foreground, conducts the swearing-in of the Co-op board members in Hall Beach. From left, George Innuksuk, Zillah Piallaq, Anne Curley, Jopie Kaernerk, Elizabeth Ikeperiar, Timothy Kuppaq and Nagleena Innu ksuk.

ᐋᓂ ᑯᓄᒃ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓈᓚᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑕᒪᐃᑎᒍᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ. ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓐᓂ 150–ᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ.

ᐋᓐ ᑰᓕ, ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᓄᑦ, ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᐸᒃᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ.

Annie Kunuk observes and listens carefully as the AGM proceedings transpire. Close to 150 people took in the event at the community hall.

Anne Curley, the chair of the board, oversees the business at hand while members of the audience look on.


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Pangnirtung's new mayor sworn in Former mayor Stevie Komoartuk expresses confidence in new mayor and hamlet council By Rajnesh Sharma

Northern News Services

Pangnirtung

The community of Pangnirtung held a swearing in ceremony for their new mayor Hezakiah Oshutapik and hamlet council members. Constable Robby Burke conducted the ceremony on behalf of the hamlet on Oct. 29. The former mayor Stevie Komoartuk was present at the ceremony. He addressed the importance of the event and his confidence in the new council. Komoartuk believes the legacy of the last council will be continued. During the ceremony, Taukie Qappik, from the Innamariit elder's society and Aimo Akulukjuk, an active community member, both lit a traditional oil lamp or qulliq. The lighting of the qulliqs were performed to show respect to the new leaders of Pangnirtung. Oshutapik also held office as an MLA for Pangnirtung from 2011 to 2013 after being voted in during a by-election. The new hamlet council consists of Keelly Karpik, Billy Etooangat, Sheila Kilabuk, Delia Young, Jaco Ishulutak, Julia Tautuajuk, David Kooneeliusie and Umar Kukkadi.

ᒪᐃᔭ ᕼᐃᓯᒃᑮᔪᓪ ᐅᓲᑖᐱᒃ ᐅᐸᒃᓯᕗᖅ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᓂ ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᒥ. ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᒪᐃᔭ ᕼᐃᓯᒃᑮᔪᓪ ᐅᓲᑖᐱᒃ, ᐱᓕ ᐃᑦᑐᐊᙵᑦ, ᑏᓕᐊ ᔭᖕ, ᒪᐃᔭᐅᑉ ᑐᖏᓕᖓ ᓰᓚ ᕿᓚᕝᕙᖅ, ᑲᓕ ᖄᐱᒃ, ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᑰᓂᓘᓯ, ᔭᐃᑯ ᐃᓱᓪᓗᑕᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᓖᓯ ᕌᐱ ᐴᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᒥ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᓈᓐᓯ ᐊᓂᕐᓂᓕᐊᕐᒧᑦ

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Mayor Oshutapik Hezakiah joined by a crowd during his swearing in the ceremony. From the left, Mayor Hezakiah Oshutapik, Billy Etooangat, Delia Young, Deputy Mayor Sheila Kilabuk, Kelly Karpik, David Kooneeliusie, Jaco Ishulutak and Constable Robby Burke at the ceremony.


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Best of the best on the mat ᐄᑮᓗᐊᖅ ᐊᕙᓚᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᑎᒍᓯᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑭᕋᖓᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᓇᑕᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 2–ᒥ.

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Eekeeluak Avalak of Cambridge Bay gets a good grasp on his opponent during action at the Nunavut Wrestling Championships in Cambridge Bay on Nov. 2.

Territorial champions crowned, Arctic Winter Games team selected at Nunavut Wrestling Championships by James McCarthy

Northern News Services

Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Judging by the wrestlers that made the Arctic Winter Games team for Whitehorse this coming March, one thing is certain: They won't be short in experience. And they should cause some headaches for the opposition. That last line was the prediction of Chris Crooks, the team's head coach, following the Nunavut Wrestling Championships which wrapped up in Cambridge Bay on Nov. 3. A total of 11 wrestlers were named to the team – six boys and five girls – and the one thing which stands out is the experience of the team, said Crooks. "We should have a very strong team and I would say one of the strongest teams we've ever sent to the Games," he said. "A lot of the athletes have experience outside of the territory and not just in major games." Most of the usual suspects made the final cut, such as Eekeeluak Avalak of Cambridge Bay and Cody Qamukaq of Iglulik on the boys side, both of whom competed at the Western Canada Summer Games in Saskatchewan this past August, which the girls roster is a near-

carbon copy of the Western Canada Summer Games girls roster as all five – Kiana Ekpakohak of Cambridge Bay, Kristen McCallum of Cambridge Bay, Chasity St. John of Arviat, Kylie Kunuk of Iglulik and Aislyn Omilgoetok of Cambridge Bay – fought in Saskatchewan. All of the team members won their weight classes, said Crooks, including one young grappler who was the surprise package of the tournament. "The only surprise of the results is Kaaju Arreak of Iqaluit," he said. "He trained on his own, he paid his own way to get here and made the team." Arreak didn't have a coach in Iqaluit and needed to have a coach in order to compete. Barrett Mason, the coach from Pangnirtung, agreed to step in and act as his chaperon for the meet, which satisfied things for Crooks. "I was having e-mail back-and-forth with Kaaju's mom and asked him where he trained, how he was working out," he said. "I said if he pays the entry fee and makes his way here, he can compete and he turned out to be quite good." The championships also doubled as a training camp with a full week's worth of workouts, meals and school work.

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Rough ride for Nunavut Saguenay, Que. The 2020 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Saguenay, Que., is all over and Nunavut had no luck this time around. Wade Kingdon and his rink of Alison Griffin, Dennis Masson and Megan Ingram out of the Iqaluit Curling Club only managed to win one of their nine games, which began on Nov. 2 with pool play, where they fell in all six of those games.

"We made sure they didn't fall behind," said Crooks. It also served as an identification camp for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Halifax next July though Crooks said NAIG does things a bit different for wrestling. "For the Arctic Winter Games, we only have six weight classes and NAIG has 13," he said. "The age limit is different; it's open to athletes born between 2001 and 2005 so we can add more athletes to our roster and that gives some of the older wrestlers in the territory a chance to try out." There may be a camp of some sorts in Cambridge Bay for NAIG but Crooks said that all depends on whether there will be enough money to host such an event. As for the AWG wrestlers, they could be on the road as early as next month for more training in Ontario, if all goes well. "We'll do something like an Americanstyle tour where we go to a tournament and train and compete, then go to another one to train and compete," said Crooks. "I'll be calling around to see if there are any coaches who can help us out but I'd like to get to two major tournaments if I can."

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Arctic Winter Games wrestling team

Boys: • Eekeeluak Avalak, Cambridge Bay (55-kg) • Joel Netser, Rankin Inlet (60-kg) • Cody Qamukaq, Iglulik (65-kg) • Kaaju Arreak, Iqaluit (70-kg) • Alexander Angalik, Arviat (78-kg) • Davey-Anthony Akat, Arviat (85-kg) Girls: • Kiana Ekpakohak, Cambridge Bay (50-kg) • Kristen McCallum, Cambridge Bay (55-kg) • Aislyn Omilgoetok, Cambridge Bay (60-kg) • Kylie Kunuk, Iglulik (65-kg) • Chasity St. John, Arviat (71-kg)

Source: Nunavut Wrestling

They then went into the seeding pool to determine their final placing where they pulled out a late victory against Yukon in an 8 to 7 finish.

of Nov. 14 at the Ilinniapaa Skills Centre to get everyone ready for the big day. Everything will kick off at 8 a.m. on race day.

Speedskaters set for battle

Sports people honoured

Iqaluit Territorial supremacy and spots on the 2020 Arctic Winter Games team will be on the line as the Nunavut Speed Skating Championships emanate from the Arctic Winter Games Arena on Nov. 16. All of the competitors will hail from the capital with four spots up for grabs in each of the boys and girls divisions. Helen Roos, Nunavut Speed Skating's president, said the meet's head referee will be Chris Gauthier of New Brunswick, who's a Speed Skating Canada official. In addition to his on-ice responsibilities, Roos said Gauthier will be running an officials training workshop on the evening

Kivalliq The annual Nunavut sports awards covering the time period from March 31, 2018, to April 1, 2019, saw Jim Kreuger of Baker Lake receive the First Air President's Award of Excellence for his work with the local hockey scene over the years. The award is presented by the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut. Darren Nichol of Rankin Inlet was also given special recognition for his involvement for hockey over the years by the Sport and Recreation Division of Community and Government Services (Sport Nunavut). – Darrell Greer


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AWG costs jump to $2.2 million, largely due to higher airline charges by Derek Neary

Northern News Services

Nunavut

The Government of Nunavut will spend $2.2 million to send 300 athletes and delegates to the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse instead of the $1.7 million originally budgeted because airline costs are greater than anticipated. The quotes from airlines – both scheduled and charter flights – came in 44 per cent higher than expected, Finance Minister George Hickes explained in the legislative assembly on Tuesday. Airfares total $1.28 million, well in excess of the estimated $723,000. "Airlines indicate these higher costs relate to fuel prices, additional mileage to Whitehorse, increase in participant numbers and an additional plane to transport sled dogs to compete in mushing events," said Hickes. Sending two dog teams for competition will cost $100,000 each. Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main expressed surprise at the overall $2.2-million figure, calling it a budgetary "big hit." "That is four public housing units," Main said, asking whether the GN approached corporate sponsors or other parties to seek funding support. Hickes said he knew of no such effort. Main replied, "I would strongly recommend that for future years and future expenditures of this type that private organizations are approached in terms of cost sharing because I do not believe that the government has sufficient funds to pay for everything by ourselves without partners all the time." The 300 athletes and delegates is an increase from the 246 Team Nunavut participants who were sent to the 2018 AWGs in Hay River and Fort Smith, NWT. After the House approved of the additional $544,000, Hickes was pleased. "I want to thank everyone in the room for the support of this. These sports activities for some of these kids and athletes are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and can be a real game-changer in promoting activity, physical fitness and just the team camaraderie and just the pride of competing for Nunavut," Hickes said. The 2020 Arctic Winter Games are set to take place March 15 to 21.

ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᕗᑦ ᐃᑭᒪᔪᒥ ᐸᓯᒥ 2018–ᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᕼᐊᐃ ᕆᕗᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕗᐊᑦ ᓯᒥᑦᒥ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ $2.2 ᒥᓕᐊᓐᓂ ᐊᑭᓖᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᒐᒃᓴᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ 2020–ᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᐊᐃᑦᕼᐅᐊᔅᒥ.

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Members of Team Nunavut are seen aboard a bus at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games, hosted jointly by Hay River and Fort Smith in the NWT. The GN is prepared to spend $2.2 million to cover expenses related to the 2020 AWGs in Whitehorse.

ᑎᐊᕈᓪ ᐃᖃᓗᒃ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐅᐱᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐊᐅᓚᖁᑎᖓᓐᓂ ᒪᑐᐃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᓂ 2018–ᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᒫᔾᔨ 18–ᒥ.

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Daryle Iqaluq of Sanikiluaq had the honour of carrying Nunavut's flag into the opening ceremonies at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games on March 18.


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Table tennis mojo in the Kivalliq Rankin lands eight medals, has player selected for winter games at Iqaluit qualifier by Darrell Greer

Northern News Services

Rankin Inlet

Members of the Rankin Inlet table tennis team brought home a total of eight medals from the territorial trials in Iqaluit last month. The Rankin players captured gold in U15 women's doubles, silver in U18 men's singles and bronze in U18 mixed doubles, U15 mixed doubles and U15 men's singles. Gholam Dareshoripour was selected for the Arctic Winter Games, while Gregory Wiseman was named as an alternate. Coach Mark Squires said Rankin's play in Iqaluit was a huge improvement over this past year. He said he and fellow coach Olusoga Tomoloju are very happy with the progress the players are making. "We have a player (Dareshoripour) selected to go to the Arctic Winter Games now in U18 men's singles and we're very proud about that," said Squires. "Our players have put in a lot of time to improve their play this year. Our team worked very hard this past year, as well and we're now seeing the progress from that dedication and the exposure we received in Iqaluit. "We had a game plan coming in this year and we trained very hard. And, in Iqaluit, we were rewarded for all our hard work." Squires said it's hard to compare table tennis with hockey and soccer, which are the two big sports in Rankin Inlet. He said table

ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ table tennis–ᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᓴᙱᔪᒥ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᕗᑦ, ᑐᓄᐊᓂ ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᐅᓗᓱᒐ ᑐᒧᓗᔪ (ᒥᔅᑕ ᑖᒻ ᐊᔪᕆᖅᓱᐃᕙᒃᑐᖅ) ᒍᕋᒍᕆ ᐅᐊᔅᒪᓐ, ᓵᓐᑎ ᑕᑦᑐᐃᓂ, ᐅᐊᐃᓐ ᐱᓚᑲᑉᓯ, ᒍᓚᒻ ᑎᐊᕐᓱᐊᕆᐳᐊᕐ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒫᒃ ᔅᑯᐊᐃᔪᔅ (ᐊᔪᕆᖅᓱᐃᕙᒃᑐᖅ), ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᐊᑐᐊᑦ ᐊᓕᔭᖅ, ᐸᐃᓕ ᒍᕇᓐ, ᓇᑖᓴ ᑲᑦᔪᒃ–ᒨᔅᐱᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕋᒨᓇ ᓂᕕᐊᑦᓯᐊᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 21–ᒥ.

photo courtesy of Mark Squires

Members of the Rankin Inlet table tennis team who had a strong showing in Iqaluit last month are, back from left, Olusoga Tomoloju (Mr. Tom, coach) Gregory Wiseman, Sandy Tattuinee, Wayne Pilikapsi, Gholam Dareshoripour and Mark Squires (coach) and front from left, Atuat Aliyak, Bailey Green, Natasha Kadjuk-Mosbeck and Ramona Niviatsiak in Rankin on Oct. 21. tennis gets nowhere near the exposure those two do as a sport. "When you turn on the TV you see hockey, football and soccer. It's very seldom that anyone turns on the TV and sees professional table tennis," he said. "When I was in Grade 8 about 15 years ago, I went with my school to my very

first table tennis tournament in Goose Bay, Labrador and all of our players were completely wiped out by the Inuit communities from coastal Labrador. "I couldn't understand why every Inuit player was exceptionally good until I made it to the North and realized sports is everything here." Squires said there are

so many things people can choose to do in the south, but it's always about sports in the North. He said sports provide that special grip that kids in the North hang onto so tightly. "We're really hoping to have a tournament at the school following the Christmas break for everyone who plays, or who would like

to play," he said. "We had so many people very interested in table tennis, but we were only allowed to pick eight from the 30 or so who were interested. So, we want to give everyone the chance to compete. "We're also very excited about the fact Bence Csaba – his mom and dad head Table Tennis Nunavut – is coming

to hold a table tennis training camp just for Rankin Inlet in March or May, whenever Baker Lake takes its spring break. "So, the tournament and training camp will be two great highlights to bring the year to a close for our program and then we'll do it all over again in October of 2020."


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GN seeks return of unsold polar bear pelts The pelts will ideally be used by Nunavummiut, says Environment Minister by Derek Neary

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Global demand for polar bear pelts has collapsed since a peak several years ago and there are consequently many unsold specimens from Nunavut collecting dust in auction warehouses in the south. Environment Minister Joe Savikataaq said the Government of Nunavut is making efforts to bring those pelts back to the territory. There are more than 300 of them and some are several years old, according to Savikataaq. "Back in the past, every polar bear pelt sent out for auction would sell, but today, there is no longer any demand for the pelts, so our work is ongoing to try to return the oldest stored pelts ... We want to try to return these pelts

to Nunavut so that they can be used by Nunavummiut," the minister said in the legislative assembly Thursday in response to questions from Uqqummiut MLA Pauloosie Keyootak. In 2011, polar bear pelts were a hot commodity, fetching about $5,000 on average. The GN's long-standing practice is to pay hunters 50 per cent of the assessed value of the pelt up front and later make additional payment depending on the sale price at auction.

Demand for pelts has fallen dramatically since 2011 and more than 300 Nunavut polar bear furs sent south for auction are in warehouses. The GN wants them back. photo courtesy of Debbie Suisangnark

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