Nunavut News, Sept. 21, 2020 Edition

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ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᕝᕕᖓᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ ᓂᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓴᓇᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᒃᓴᒥ; ᓄᑖᖑᔪᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᑭᐊᓪᕕᓐ ᐲᑐᓴᓐ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕝᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᓂ

Cambridge Bay to host new Elders' care facility Kugluktuk had hoped to host facility; new MLA Calvin Pedersen to raise issue in legislature

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Search and Rescue gets an upgrade Rita Pigalak/NNSL photo

Bed bugs cause strife at Larga Edmonton

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Iqaluit running and speed walking club expands membership

Photos: Embrace Life walk in Kugluktuk

"The benefits of Shandong's investment in Nunavut have a potential value of hundreds of millions of dollars."

– Former MP Leona Aglukkaq argues investment in Hope Bay must move forward, page 9.

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ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐅᓐᓄᖓᓂ ᑕᓯᕐᔪᐊᒥᑦ, ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 3–ᒥ..

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ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᓇᑲᓱᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐹᔅᑭᑦᐹᓪ–ᕕᖓ ᐃᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᙵᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 12–ᒥ. ᐸᓖᓯ ᒍᕋᒍᕆ ᐴᒫᒻᑉ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖓ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᕿᓐᓂᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᖓᓂ ᓄᖅᑲᕋᒥᒃ ᖁᙱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂ. ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᐊᖏᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᙵᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ. "ᓇᓗᓇᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᐹᔅᑭᑦᐹᓪᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᒃᑲᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐸᓖᓯᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᔾᔨᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᑦᑎᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐸᓖᓯ ᔭᐃᒥ ᓴᕕᑲᑖᖅ. "ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐴᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᔭᐅᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐴᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖅᓴᒥᒃ, ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐸᓖᓯᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑕᒥᓂ ᓇᓂᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᐅᓯᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᑭᒡᒋᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᓚᐅᓱᖓᕐᒥ ᐴᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖅᓴᒥᒃ ‘ᐃᓯᕐᕕᑐᐊᖓᓄᑦ.' ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖃᕐᓇᓂ ᑭᓇ ᓵᓚᖃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ, ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐸᓖᓯᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓱᕈᓯᑦ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ." ᓴᕕᑲᑖᖅ ᐅᖃᕆᐊᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᐃᑯᖓ ᐃᓱᓕᔾᔮᙱᓚᖅ. ᐸᓖᓯᐅᔪᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᐅᕗᑦ ᐅᑎᓛᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᓕᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᙳᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑐᙵᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. please see Building, page 12


ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ ᓚᑯᕌᔅᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᐊᓐᓂᑭᑕᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 25–ᒥ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 27–ᒧᑦ. ᐃᓂᒃᓴᒥ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᐳᖅᒪ ᑕᐃᒫᒃ, ᐱᔪᒪᓪᓚᕆᒃᑯᕕᑦ, ᐊᑎᓕᐅᕆᐊᖅᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 18–ᒥ ᕿᑎᐊᓂ 2 ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ 6 ᐅᓐᓄᖕᒧᑦ. ᐅᑭᐅᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᕗᑦ initiation, novice, atoms, peewee, bantam ᐊᒻᒪ midget. ᐃᓯᕈᑎᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᖓ $20–ᖑᕗᖅ. ᑭᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᒪᔪᓂ ᐊᐱᕆᔭᐅᕗᑦ ᐅᖃᓗᖁᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ 645-2284–ᒧᑦ. please see Lacrosse, page 12

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᑦᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕝᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓ ᑐᙵᓱᒃᑎᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᓂ ᒪᓕᐅᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 15–ᒥ, ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᓂ ᒪᓕᐅᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ. ᑐᒃᓯᐊᖅᑐᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ, ᑯᕋᐃᒡ ᐊᑕᖓᓛᖅ ᓯᒪᐃᓚᒃ ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒧᑦ. ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᐊᓪᕕᓐ ᐊᐃᕝᒐᒃ ᐲᑐᓴᓐᒧᑦ, ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᒪᓕᐅᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᒧᑦ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 2 ᐅᓐᓄᓴᐸᓗᒃᑯᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᑦᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕝᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᑕ ᐃᒡᓗᖁᑎᐊᓂ. ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒥᔅᑐᕐ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᔨ ᓃᔪᓪ ᓵᑭᒧᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᔨᓄᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᔪᒧᑦ. ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 15–ᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ. ᒪᑐᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᓄᑖᖑᔪᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᑦᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕝᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᒃᓯᕚᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 21–ᒥ. please see Nunavut's, page 12

Weekly Contest winner: Hayley Roberts Iqaluit

Evening in Iqaluit at the Sylvia Grinnell River, taken Sept. 3.

Kitikmeot continuing care centre goes to Cambridge Bay 'It's really sad and it's hard to see that our Elders always have to leave home to be taken care of' by Derek Neary

Northern News Services


The Government of Nunavut has revealed that it plans to build a continuing care centre in Cambridge Bay to serve the Kitikmeot region but it won't elaborate on its rationale for the location. The Hamlet of Kugluktuk has spent years trying to establish such a facility. Nunavut News asked the Department of Health for an explanation and details on the future Kitikmeot continuing care centre but a department spokesperson responded twice indicating that there will be no further comment. A Department of Health advertisement titled "Working toward better seniors' care" in the Sept. 14 edition of Nunavut News states that a 24-bed continuing care centre for Rankin Inlet will soon be in the consultation phase. It further declares that "plans are also in motion for continuing care centres in Cambridge Bay and Iqaluit." Health Minister George Hickes' name appears at the bottom of the ad. Marla Limousin, Cambridge Bay's senior administrative officer, said the Government of Nunavut has not yet made a formal announcement to the hamlet, but she has spoken with the project manager and the company conducting an environmental assessment for the proposed site arrived in

town last week. "Yes, a location is being looked at and analyzed. It will be separate from the (Kitikmeot) Health Centre and the existing (continuing care) beds will move to the new care centre," said Limousin. "It will mean a great deal where Elders from the community will be able to age in place and be near to their families with the care they require." Calvin Pedersen, who was sworn-in as Kugluktuk MLA on Sept. 15 after assuming the seat via acclamation in a scheduled byelection, said he plans to raise the issue in the legislative assembly when it reconvenes this week. "During that time I will be seeking further clarification and information from the minister of health on this matter," Pedersen stated. "I will then have a better idea of the overall picture and give you a better answer." Kugluktuk Mayor David Nivingalok couldn't be reached for comment. When he was elected in November, he said he planned to carry on the quest for a continuing care facility that his predecessor and brother, Ryan Nivingalok, had been pursuing for the community. "It's really sad and it's hard to see that our Elders always have to leave home to be taken care of. It's 2019 and that shouldn't have to happen anymore," David said. In October 2017, then-deputy mayor Grant Newman told Nunavut News that

the Hamlet of Kugluktuk just needed the Department of Health to sign a service agreement to make a 24-hour, 24-bed continuing care centre official. The hamlet had cleared a site for the building, had built its own equity to devote to the project and had financial institutions prepared to lend the balance. The expectation was that the GN would pay for the nursing care for patients. That service agreement was never signed. Former Kugluktuk MLA Mila Kamingoak tabled a petition in the legislative assembly signed by more than 300 residents who supported the development of a continuing care facility. At the time, Hickes said whenever the GN receives an "unsolicited proposal" the government evaluates it to ensure it provides benefits for Nunavummiut. Kamingoak criticized the government in May 2018 for failing to support Kugluktuk's proposal. "It is very frustrating when, on the one hand, our government urges Nunavummiut to learn to be self-sufficient and to work together to find our own solutions, but on the other hand will not commit to providing the necessary support," she said. "Mr. Speaker, I would like to quote a line from the vision statement of our government's Turaaqtavut mandate: 'Government supports communities to build on their strengths and enables their self-reliance.'"

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Kugluktuk Search and Rescue gets an upgrade

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Kugluktuk Search and Rescue launched their newest addition "The Coppermine" on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. in rough waters while winds gusted to 40 km per hour. The 28-foot boat, equipped with two 200 horsepower Yamaha motors, was purchased from Fab-Tech (Silver Dolphin) based in Glovertown, Nfld. The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) has two other auxiliary boats based in Kugluktuk, a 22-foot Zag Fab belonging to Jack Himiak, unit leader for Kugluktuk's Search and Rescue, as well as a 34-foot Lewiston belonging to Kerry Horn. The newest addition to the auxiliary was purchased with CCGA funds as well as a new building to house the boat. All Nunavut communities are expected to purchase boats and buildings for storage through Canadian Coast Guard funding. Himiak said, "We are happy with the new boat, we will have to install additional items such as camping gear, storage containers, et cetera. The launching of the boat was a little difficult, but more training and getting used to the boat will help in time." He added that all seven members of the Search and Rescue unit have received training through the Canadian Coast Guard and they are hoping to add another member to their team in the near future. "It is very important to have a boat this size to do searches and patrolling due to the fast changing weather." Members of the search and rescue team getting ready to test drive the new boat are Roger Hitkolok left, in cab, Baba Pedersen, Jack Himiak, David Nivingalok and Larry Nivingalok., Monday, September 21, 2020 5

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Larga guest says she was treated poorly over bed bug complaint 'I really feel blamed' guest says after finding two bugs crawling on her by Derek Neary

Northern News Services

Edmonton, Alta.

A guest at Larga Edmonton says she was made to feel responsible for bed bugs discovered in her room, but the president of the boarding home says no blame was assigned. The guest, who requested anonymity, told Nunavut News that she found two bed bugs

ᐋᓪᓕᐊᖅ ᐅᓕᖓ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᔫᑉ ᐃᒡᓗᕈᓯᐊᓂ ᓛᒐ ᐃᐊᑦᒪᓐᑕᓐᒥ ᐊᖕᒪᔪᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐅᓕᖏᑦ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐱᑎᑦᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑯᒻᒪᒃᑕᐅᓕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᐱᕐᕉᔪᓂᑦ.

The mattress cover in a guest's room at Larga Edmonton had a hole in it in. The covers are designed to prevent infestations of the parasites.

crawling on her during her Sept. 1 stay at Larga Edmonton – a medical travel boarding home commonly used by medical travel patients from the Kitikmeot. "They were like, oh, disgusting! It was gross," she said of the parasites, adding that she also noticed another bug under the bed and one on her sister's sweater. She said the manager on site took quick action, but the guest also said she was told the bed bugs were her fault because she either brought them back from the hospital or from a thrift store where she went shopping in the city. "I really feel blamed," she said. "It's just very, very frustrating." She added that she was advised not to talk about the discovery of the tiny insects at Larga. Casey Adlem, president of Larga Edmonton, denied that the guest was told she was responsible for the problem and instructed to keep quiet about the bed bugs. "There is no truth to the allegations," Adlem said. Adlem readily acknowledged the presence of bed bugs at the facility, but she said they were limited to one room. That room, along with the guest's belongings, was sealed and heat treatment took place on the morning of Sept. 2 to kill the insects. Neighbouring rooms in the 56-bed facility were checked for bed bug activity but none was found, said Adlem. The only complaint received was from the individual in that room, she noted. The guest was moved to a hotel in the city and she said she felt welcome there.

ᐅᓇ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᒡᓕᒧᑦ ᑯᒪᖕᓂ ᓛᒐ ᐃᐊᑦᒪᓐᑕᓐᒥ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᓂᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᕈᓯᐊᓂ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᑯᒪᖕᓂ ᐃᒻᒥᓄᑦ ᒪᔪᕋᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 1–ᒥ.

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This is one of the bed bugs that a Larga Edmonton guest says she found in her room. She says two of the bugs climbed on her during her stay on Sept. 1. "They are very respectable people. I was allowed to do laundry as soon as I got there," she said of the hotel staff. "I didn't go into the hotel until we were completely debugged," showered and their laundry cleaned. The woman said she was worried about bringing the parasites back home with her. Her items left in the Larga room that was heat treated, she made sure to wash twice upon getting them home, she said. "I know they're hard to kill off," she said of bed bugs. "I don't know how long it takes for a (bed bug) egg to hatch, but we're waiting for that. I

have to keep checking to see if my sister and I have bed bug bites, but nothing so far." Adlem said there's no need for compensation because none of their things were damaged. Nunavut News asked the Department of Health on Sept. 4 how many guests had complained about bed bugs and whether the GN ever sends inspectors to boarding homes to check on conditions but there was no response as of Sept. 16 despite numerous reminders. Larga Ltd. is owned jointly by Nunasi Corporation, Kitikmeot Corporatio and Gwich'in Development Corporation.

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kNKu W?9oxJ5, N[Z/su, y2bWE 21, 2020



Pitter Patter ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᕈᖅᑎᑦᑎᕗᑦ $6000 ᐅᖓᑖᓂ ᓄᑕᕋᓛᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᒃᓴᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ Pitter Patter ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 2019–ᒥ ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᐊᕆᔅ ᒫᑦᓯᓐ, ᓇᓂᓯᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᖃᖓᑕᓂᐅᔪᒥ. 70– ᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᐅᓪᓚᒃᑎᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ 60–ᓂ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂ, $6,000 ᐅᖓᑖᓂ ᐱᕈᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᓂ ᓄᑕᕋᓛᓄᑦ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂ. ᒫᑦᓯᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖓ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᖃᖓᑕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ "ᐊᑐᖅᓯᒪᓗᐊᙱᑦᑐᓂ" ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᑖᓂᒃ ᓄᑕᕋᓛᓄᑦ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒥ. ᐅᓇ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒐᓱᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᓪᓚᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 2018–ᒥ. "ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᔪᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᒥᒃ ᑐᓂᓯᔪᓐᓇᕋᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᑕᕋᓛᓂᑦ ᐅᒃᐱᕆᔭᓐᓂ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᓪᓚᕆᐅᔪᒥᒃ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓂᑦ. ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᒫᑦᓯᓐᒧᑦ, ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᖓ "ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ"2019–ᒥ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᑦᑎᐊᒥ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖃᕐᕕᖓᓂ. 11–ᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ 5 ᑭᓛᒥᑐᓂ ᐸᓖᓯᒧᑦ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ. ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓂᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ $1,500–ᒥ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᖃᖓᑕᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ. "ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᕆᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒫᑦᓯᓐ. "ᐅᓪᓚᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ, ᑕᒫᓃᕈᓘᔭᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ. ᖁᕕᐊᓇᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᑲᓃᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ." ᖄᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓈᓚᐅᑎᒃᑯᑦ, ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ, ᓂᕕᙵᑕᓂᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓄᑦ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᖃᖓᑕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑭᐳᒥ

ᑏᓇ ᑎᑰᑑ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᐃᓐ ᐳᕋᔅᑭ ᐱᓱᒃᐳᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 15–ᒥ.

Tina Decuto and Elaine Prusky walk over to the start line to begin their run in Iqaluit on Aug. 15. ᖁᕝᕙᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖕᒥ. ᐃᓚᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓇᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂ, ᒫᑦᓯᓐ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ

ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 15–ᒧᑦ. ᐅᓪᓚᒃᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᕈᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 5 ᑭᓛᒥᑐᒥ, 10 ᑭᓛᒥᑐᒥ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ 21 ᑭᓛᒥᑐᒥ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᐅᔪᒥ. "5 ᑭᓛᒥᑐᒥ ᑕᐅᓄᙵᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖓᓐᓄᑦ, 10 ᑭᓛᒥᑐᒥ ᑕᐃᑯᖓ ᑕᓯᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᐃᑭᑎᑦᑎᕝᕕᖓᓄᑦ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ 21 ᑭᓛᒥᑐᒥ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂᒃ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒫᑦᓯᓐ. ᒪᓕᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖓᓯᒌᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᓕᒋᐊᓕᖏᓐᓂ, ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᑕᒫᒥ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ 11 ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ. ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 15–ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 16–ᒥ, ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᓯᓚᑖᓄᑦ. ᐃᓚᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥ ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᒪᒃᓯᑯᒥ, ᓂᐅ ᓰᓚᓐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᔫᓇᐃᑎᑦ ᔅᑕᐃᑦᔅᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᑭᓖᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ $30–ᒥ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᑎᒥᒃ. ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐅᓪᓚᒃᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ Pitter Patter ᐅᕕᓂᕈᕐᒥ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᖃᖓᑕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᓕᐊᕐᒥ,

Natalie Maerzluft photos

ᐅᓪᓚᒃᑐᖅᓯᐅᑎ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᐅᔪᒥ, ᓂᓚᖃᐅᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᓕᐊᖕᓂᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᑭᓕᕝ ᑯᑯᖕᒥ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐹᑉᑯᐊᓐᒥ. ᒫᑦᓯᓐ, ᐃᓅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᕼᐋᒧᓪᑎᓐ, ᐋᓐᑎᐊᕆᐅᒥ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᔭᕇᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐅᔾᔨᕆᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᑕᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᓄᑕᕋᓛᖅᓯᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓂᑦ. ᑭᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᕿᓂᖅᑐᓂ ᓄᑕᕋᓛᖅᓯᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᒫᑦᓯᓐᒧᑦ ᐅᕘᓇ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᖃᖓᑕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᕙᐃᔅᐳᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᓗᒍ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᑕᒻᒫᑎᕝᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐅᕗᖓ 867-975-3390. "ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ," ᐅᖃᕆᐊᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 20-ᓂ-ᐅᑭᐅᓕᖕᒥ, ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ "ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᓐᓇᕆᕐᔪᐊᖅᐸᕋ. ᐱᐅᒋᑦᑎᐊᖅᐸᕋ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ." bf l A Pitter Patter m4WZz 13

ᑳᓯᑎ-ᐋᓐ ᓇᑦᓱᕐ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᑭᐅᕐᔅᑎᓐ ᒪᒃᑖᓄᑦ, ᑭᐊᕆᔅ ᒫᑦᓯᓐ, ᓴᐃᑎ ᐱᖕᒃᓯᓐ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐋᓐᔨᓚ ᐋᔅᑐᕆᐊ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᖃᖓᑕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑎᒋᕗᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓚᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ 6–ᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᖃᑎᒋᔭᖓᓐᓂ ᑲᓵᓐᑐᕋ ᕼᐃᑭᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ 2020–ᒥ Pitter Patter ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ.

Cassidy-Ann Netser, left, Kirsten MacDonald, Caris Madsen, Sadie Pinksen and Angela Austria are One Plane Away's board of directors. All these university students along with their sixth board member Cassandra Hickey helped to plan the 2020 Pitter Patter Fun run., Monday, September 21, 2020 7

kNKu W?9oxJ5, N[Z/su, y2bWE 21, 2020



ᑭᙵᕐᓂ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᑎᓐᓂᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᕝᕕᖓᓂ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒧᑦ

ᐃᓄᑐᖃᑦ ᑲᑎᑉᐳᑦ ᒪᒪᑕᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᕿᓪᓚᑦᑖᓂ ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᕝᕕᖓᓂ ᑭᙵᕐᓂ. ᑐᒃᑐ, ᓇᑦᑎᖅ, ᐃᒍᓇᖅ ᐊᐃᕕᖅ, ᐊᒻᒨᒪᔪᑦ, ᐃᒐᐅᑉ ᖄᖓᓂ ᐆᑦᑎᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᑲᖑᕐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖃᓗᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᕗᑦ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᓂᕆᔭᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ.

photos courtesy of Maata Jaw/Kenojuak Cultural Centre

Elders gather to enjoy some country food at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre in Kinngait. Caribou, seal meat, fermented walrus, clams, boiled geese and Arctic char are among the items that have been served.

ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᓄᖅᑲᖓᓚᐅᑲᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᑎᑕᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒧᑦ, ᐃᓄᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᑭᙵᕐᓂ ᐅᑎᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᕝᕕᖓᓂ. ᐃᓄᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᕆᔭᖓᓂ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᕙᒃᑐᒥ ᐱᖓᔪᐊᓐᓂ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ, ᑲᑎᑎᕆᕙᒃᐳᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᓂᕿᓪᓚᑦᑖᓂᑦ, ᐲᕝ ᐊᒡᒍᐊᓕᕿᓵᕐᒧᑦ, ᐸᓚᐅᒑᖅ, ᓯᒐᓛᕐᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑏᒥᑦ. ᖄᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓗᕆᒃᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐱᙳᐊᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᐃᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔾᔨᕙᒃᐳᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᖑᔪᒥ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒫᑕ ᔮ, ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᕙᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᒥᑦ. "ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᖅ– ᐅᖃᓪᓗᕆᒃᓴᕐᔪᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᒪᒪᑕᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᓂᕿᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒡᓚᖕᓂᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ... ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᓐᓂ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᖃᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᔮ, ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᓛᕆᔭᖓ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖓᓂ. ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 19–ᒥ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᓄᑦ, ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 5–ᒥ. ᐱᖓᓱᓂ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᖢᒍ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᓕᖅᑐᒧᑦ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᔮᒧᑦ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᖓ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᐅᑎᐅᕗᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᒥ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓈᓚᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ. ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᑕᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᐱᓕᐅᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯᖏᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᑉ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ, ᔮ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ.

Kinngait Elders resume gatherings Activities at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre were suspended due to Covid-19 by Derek Neary

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Following a hiatus forced by Covid-19, Elders in Kinngait have been able to resume gatherings at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre. The Elders Circle, held each Wednesday afternoon, brings together participants for a variety of country food, beef stew, bannock, cookies and tea. In addition to conversation, they play games and a lucky few take home a prize, said Maata Jaw, who manages the facility. "The Elders Circle is so much fun – lots of talking, enjoying food and lots of laughter during games ... (it) seems to me that they enjoy the

ᐋᓂ ᒫᓂᖕ ᐱᑦᓯᐅᓛᖅ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᐳᖅ ᐸᑦᑕᓕᕆᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐱᖓᔪᐊᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᒃᓴᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᕗᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᑕᒫᒥ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᕝᕕᖓᓂ ᑭᙵᕐᓂ.

whole event," said Jaw, who added that arranging Elders activities is her favourite part of her job. While the Elders Circle restarted on Aug. 19 after being suspended for several months, a more recent addition to programming has been a Saturday afternoon Elders Storytelling and Digital Archive, which kicked off on Sept. 5. Three Elders talk discuss original ways of Inuit life and compare it to modern times, according to Jaw. She said this month's theme is roles, duties and development of a child, which includes obedience and traditional expectations. There's a plan to record these events and post the footage on the cultural centre's website in the future, Jaw said.

ᑭᙵᕐᓂ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᖏᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᕝᕕᖓᓂ ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᕗᑦ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᓄᕙᓕᙵ ᑭᙳᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅ, ᐅᔾᔪᐊᓗᒃ ᐃᑎᓪᓗᐃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᔪᕆᐊᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᓕᐊᖅ.

Kinngait Elders who act as storytellers at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre on Saturday afternoons are, from left, Novaling Kingwatsiak, Ujjualuk Etidloie and Mayuriaq Quvianaqtuliaq.

Annie Manning Pitseolak prepares to deal the cards during the Wednesday Elders Circle. Games and prizes are part of the weekly fun for senior citizens at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre in Kinngait.

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ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐲᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐊᑭᖓ ᐊᓐᓂᕐᓇᓛᖑᓗᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᕆᕙᕗᑦ? ᑐᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᒥᕐᕋᑦ ᑲᑕᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓅᓕᖅᑐᖅ, ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᖅ ᐅᓄᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒐᓚᒃ ᐊᒥᕐᕋᓂᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ 1994–ᒥ. ᓇᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐅᑯᐊ ᐆᒪᔪᐃᑦ ᑭᐅᓗᒍᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᓛᖑᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓇᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐅᑯᓇᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ, ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᐱᖁᔭᓂᑦ – ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᓲᖃᐃᒻᒪ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᕿᒪᐃᒐᔪᒃᖢᓂ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓂᕆᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑳᒃᑐᓂ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑏᑦ ᖃᑭᓂᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ $300–ᒥ $1,000–ᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᓂ ᑐᒃᑐᒧᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᒃᑲᓐᓂᙳᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ, ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒥ-ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᔮᓐ ᒪᐃᓐ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ, ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑏᑦ "ᑐᒃᑐᓂ ᑕᑯᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᐅᓂᖓᓐᓂ," ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᑐᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐱᔾᔪᑎᑕᖃᓪᓚᕆᙱᓚᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᒻᒪᑦ ᐊᒥᕐᕋᓂᑦ ᒥᒃᖠᕙᓪᓕᐊᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᐹᓂ ᐊᑐᕋᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᓂ. ᐊᒥᓱᓂ– ᓂᐊᖁᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕗᖅ, ᐃᓗᓕᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᔪᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᐅᓛᖑᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓄᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ. ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐸᓯᒃᖠᓴᕋᐃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᓇᔪᒪᕐᔪᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑎᓯᔪᒥᒃ–

ᐊᒻᒪ–ᓱᒃᑲᔪᒥᒃ ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒍᓐᓇᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᑭᓕᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᒃᐳᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᒥ ᐲᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖃᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂ ᑕᒪᐃᑎᒍᑦ ᒥᒃᖠᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. "ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖅᑰᖅᐳᑎᑦ, ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓗᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓚᕕᓴᐃᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᕿᑎᖅᐸᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᓪᓚᕆᐅᔪᒥ, ᐸᒡᕕᓵᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᓂ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᓕᖕᒥ ᕿᙵᐅᑉ ᑐᒃᑐᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐳᕋᓐᑕ ᐹᕐᓖ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᖓ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐋᓪᐴᑕᒥ. ᐹᕐᓖ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᐅᕗᖅ 2018–ᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᒎᓯᓕᖕᒥ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᒪᑭᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ: ᓇᐹᖅᑐᖃᙱᑦᑑᑉ ᑐᕐᑐᖏᑦ "ᐱᓂᕐᓗᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᑐᐃᖓᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ." "ᐊᒥᓱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖅᑕᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᑎᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖓᓐᓂ, ᓴᙱᔪᓂ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐊᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐅᑯᓂᖓᐅᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᒥᙶᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒍᓐᓇᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᕿᙵᐅᑉ ᑐᒃᑐᖏᓐᓂ 2019-2020 ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒧᑦ 250–ᖑᕗᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᓂ, ᑕᐃᓐᓇ ᐃᓱᖓ ᑎᑭᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᕕᕈᐊᕆ 25–ᒥ. ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐸᓗᐊᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ

ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 42–ᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂ ᑭᓪᓕᓂᒃᒥᐅᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᕿᓚᒻᒥᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒥᕐᕋᐃᑦ ᑲᑕᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖃᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᐃᓚᖏᑦ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᖓ ᐹᐱ ᒍᕇᓐᓕ, ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᓗᐊᙱᑉᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᓇᐃᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕆᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐹᕐᓖ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑉᐸᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᕗᖅ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᖅᑭᒃᑕᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᒃᐳᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ 40–ᓂ 70–ᓄᑦ. ᐊᑦᑎᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᐸᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᐃᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂ ᑐᓂᓯᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᑕᐃᓐᓇᑦᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐅᑎᕐᔭᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᓕ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓂᕆᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᕈᓐᓇᙱᑉᐳᒍᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓯᒪᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᑦᑎᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᖅᑭᒃᑕᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᒥᕐᕋᐃᑦ ᐅᑎᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᓴᙱᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑏᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᐹᖑᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᓕᒧᑎᑦᑎᓗᓂ ᐅᑯᓇᙵᑦ ᐲᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᒥᙶᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᐸᒡᕕᓵᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᐅᑎᖅᑕᖅᐸᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᕐᕋᓂᑦ ᐱᑎᑦᑎᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᖓᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᓄᖑᓛᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᖓ ᖁᑦᑎᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ.

No herd immunity

Resource extraction is the money-maker in the territory, but will the price be the most precious resource we have? Northern News Services

Caribou herds have been in decline for many years now, with the last large numbers for the majority of the herds being reported in 1994. While the polar bear seems to get the lion's share of attention, these ungulates could be argued to have the most significance of any animal in the territory. In these uncertain times, spotty food security is combined with a global pandemic and a rising tide of regulations – intended to help, of course, but often leaving hunters and communities stymied in their efforts to feed their hungry. And when harvesters stand to gain between $300 to $1,000 per caribou it becomes another level of difficulty where, as Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main says, some hunters "are seeing caribou as cash," another way to solve their own economic insecurities. There is no exact cause we can pinpoint for why the herds continue to shrink, despite management best practices from both traditional knowledge and government bureaucrats of all stripes. It is a many-headed problem, mired in distrust and the desire to do what is best for both present and future generations. While some are quick to point the

than natural resources," she stated. The total allowable harvest for the The issue: Bathurst herd for the 2019-2020 seaProtecting the herd son was 250 animals, that cap was We say: reached Feb. 25. Earlier this month, a hydra of a problem the Department of Environment announced that only 42 Dolphin and finger at harvesters and the GovernUnion caribou can be harvested as an ment of Nunavut seems eager to draw interim measure after the latest GN a hard-and-fast total allowable harvest analysis shows the herd is in sharp line for individual populations, many decline. are convinced that resource extraction Some, like Ekaluktutiak HTO chair plays a much bigger part in the overall Bobby Greenley, are skeptical of the decrease in size. GN's figures due to the way they con"I think, you know, the overemphasis duct population estimates. on harvest management and managParlee said Indigenous oral histories ing Indigenous harvest is a distraction indicate caribou population cycles tend from what is really a central issue, to play out over 40 to 70 years. Durwhich is disturbance of the caribou ing low points, communities coped by range in the case of the Bathurst and harvesting other species and sharing elsewhere," said Brenda Parlee, Canresources, she said. ada Research Chair in resource ecoThe same resilience and forward nomics and environmental sociology at thinking is still in use in our communthe University of Alberta in Edmonton. ities, but we cannot simply hope that Parlee is also lead investigator of a we have hit the low point in a cycle and 2018 study titled Undermining subsist- the herds will return to their previous ence: Barren-ground caribou in a "trastrength. gedy of open access." We must continue to improve monitor"There are myriad successes that ing so it is done efficiently and optiare attributed to co-management promally and strike a balance between cesses in the Canadian North; there extraction of non-renewable resources are also strong critiques of wildlife coand ensuring the disturbance of these management as being a system of gov- migratory herds does not result in their ernance that is more focused on the eventual extinction. management of Indigenous peoples The stakes are too high., Monday, September 21, 2020 9

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editorial – opinions

We need Hope Bay to succeed, says Leona Aglukkaq

Editor's Note: This op-ed original- including local, Inuit-owned firms; continuing ly appeared in the Financial Post and is and eventually increasing the flow of royalties, fees and taxes to Inuit and territorial reprinted with the author's permission. The federal government must soon decide governments; maintaining a commitment to whether to approve Shandong Gold's acquisi- the highest standards of environmental sustion of TMAC Resources. The test is wheth- tainability and to the health and safety of its er the purchase is of net benefit to Can- workers; and investing in community organada, including economic benefits with no izations. unacceptable risk to national security. Shandong is among the world's largest One might think approving a and most experienced gold-mining Chinese acquisition of TMAC, companies. It has a successful joint which owns the Hope Bay gold venture with Barrick in Argentina. mine in Nunavut, might be risky. It has the financial resources to But as a Nunavut Inuk, as a TMAC invest in growth at Hope Bay. As director and shareholder and as part of the proposed transaction, a long-time representative of my Shandong would expand its Toronto office to oversee any new project community in government, I can developments in North America. tell you the benefits are too great The benefits of Shandong's to pass up. The Nunavut government and Jeannie Ehaloak, MLA investment in Nunavut have a for Cambridge Bay, the Nunavut Guest potential value of hundreds of millions of dollars. My community constituency that encompasses the Comment needs these benefits. We Inuit spent mine, agree. Nunavut needs the investment Leona Aglukkaq is is 30 years negotiating land ownership and management rights so that Shandong will bring. This a member of TMAC board of that we can partner with resourceinvestment will help move my Resources' directors. She's a forsector firms to develop our region. region toward economic sustain- mer MP for Nunavut ability. Having sat at the cabinet and Conservative cab- We don't want to be dependent on table when such decisions were inet minister. government handouts. being made, I would not support The Hope Bay property will this transaction if I believed it always be subject to significant undermined our national security. oversight: it operates on Crown and InuitNunavut has the highest proportion of owned lands that are administered by the youth of any province or territory in Canada Canadian government, the Inuit treaty rights but the most limited opportunities for training agency Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated and and employment. This investment will see the Kitikmeot Inuit Association. It is also subHope Bay realize its potential, which is to be ject to authorizations issued by the Nunavut a very long-lived and profitable mine, driving Impact Review Board and the Nunavut Water multi-generational prosperity for the people of Board, as well as federal authorizations under the Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. TMAC is the largest private-sector employ- Act. er in the region but it needs vital investment Various perceptions exist about the nature that has not been easy to come by. Shandong of China's interest in Canada's Arctic. It is intends to inject much-needed new capital important to understand how regional and into the Hope Bay mine and will be studying federal regulatory bodies and laws control the the feasibility of expansion, a new process- land and waterways where TMAC's mine is ing plant, accelerated mine development and located. With all this oversight there would be exploration that could significantly extend the no opportunity for Shandong to build strategic operation. infrastructure unrelated to mining. The benefits of Shandong's new investWhile Shandong is partly state-owned, it ment to my community are many: supporting is publicly traded and motivated by profitable highly skilled, long-term employment with growth for its shareholders, among them Barthe potential of more jobs to come; investing rick, the Caisse de Depot and Goldman Sachs in skills training for Inuit employees; main- Asset Management International. This is a taining and growing the significant contract- commercial transaction. ing benefits to businesses serving Hope Bay, I appreciate the government must do its

Baker Lake street talk with Tara Campbell at Rachel Arngnammaktiq Elementary School

ᑭᓱ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᓛᕆᕕᐅᒃ ᓯᓚᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ?


ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐊᑦᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᖅ: ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕕᓯᐅᒃ ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅᓯ? ᐃᑲᔪᕈᓐᓇᖅᐲᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᒡᕙᓃᑐᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᕐᒦᑦᑐᑦ? ᐃᓄᒃ ᐊᖑᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᑲᑉᐱᐊᖅ ᐊᒡᔭᖅᓯᔪᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓘᒃᑖᖑᔪᒧᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ, 1948. 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 ᑐᕌᕈᑎᓕᒃᒥᒃ). ᑕᑯᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐸᐃᑦ. ᐊᑏᑐᖅ ᑐᔪᐃᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑕᑦᑎᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᑯᓄᖓ ᐅᕙᓂ ᑐᕌᕈᑎᓕᖕᒥ ᐅᕝᕙᓗᓐᓃᑦ ᑎᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᑐᔪᖅᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᕗᖓ Box 2820, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R1

S.J. Bailey/Library and Archives Canada photo

Project naming: Do you know your elders? Can you help identify the people in this old photograph? Inuit man and boy carrying Arctic char to deliver to local doctor in Chesterfield Inlet (Igluligaarjuk), Nunavut, 1948. MIKAN no. 3855413 Project Naming is a trilingual Web exhibition and searchable photographic database available in Inuktitut, English and due diligence. But any unnecessary delays in the process are a risk to the mine and the region. The company needs certainty about its future so it can order supplies that must arrive in the narrow window when seas are ice-free enough. Not getting these supplies can cause major disruptions to operations at Hope Bay and real economic hardship to those who depend on the mine for their livelihood. In many ways, the future of Hope Bay will reflect the future of this region of Nunavut. There are few projects of the same potential size and scale. We need this project to succeed. After a global search that reached out

ᔅᑏᓄ ᐅᖁᐃᑦᑐᖅ “ᐋᒻᒪᑲᓴᐅᑎᓂᕐᒥ.”

French. The goal of this project is to identify Inuit in the photographic collections of Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa. The new information is added to these historical photographs at ( Come visit. Please send submissions to photo@nnsl. com or mail to Box 2820, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2R1. to 76 different parties, we secured the interest of a committed and successful operator that will make the necessary investments to get the most out of this project. My experience in cabinet taught me that, while Nunavut has great mineral wealth, it's not easy to find companies willing to invest in, explore and sustainably develop that resource potential. A global mining company has stepped up and is ready to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the economic future of my community. I welcome this company and its important new investment. So should Ottawa.

ᕋᕼᐄᒻ ᕼᐊᑦᓯᓐᓴᓐ “ᐋᒻᒪᑲᓴᐅᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᕿᔭᕐᓂᖅ!”

Zdeno Uquittuq "It."

Raheem Hutchinson "Definitely tag and soccer!"

What is your favourite game to play outside? ᑎᐊᓱᕋᐃ ᓄᐊ “ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᓂᖅᐹᕋ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐋᒻᒪᑲᓴᐅᑎᓂᕐᒥ. ᐋᒻᒪᑲᓴᐅᑎᓂᖅ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᒋᕗᖅ It–ᒥ.”

Desiree Noah "My favourite game is playing Tag. Tag is also called It."

ᒪᐃᕋ ᑖᐸᑕᐃ “ᐋᒻᒪᑲᓴᐅᑎᓂᕐᒥ’ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᓐᓂ.”

Myra Tapatai "Playing 'It' with all my friends."

ᐊᓕᓴᓐ ᑲᑕᓗᒃ “ᐊᒃᓴᓗᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᕿᒡᒋᖅᑕᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᓚᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᕕᐅᔫᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ.”

Alison Kataluk "Jumping on the tires near the playground."

ᐳᕋᓐᑎᓐ ᑭᖏᓕᒃ “ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᕙᕋ ᐹᔅᓯᒃᐹᓪᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᕐᓂᕐᒥ. ᐊᑯᖅᓯᔪᒪᓲᖑᕗᖓ ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᕐᓂᕐᒥ.”

Brendan Kingilik "I like to play basketball and baseball. I like catching in baseball."

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ᓵᓚᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᕿᒃᓵᖕᓂᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑏᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑐᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑐᒃᑰᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ

ᐱᖓᓲᔪᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑏᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ (ᐃᓕᑕᖅᓯᓂᖅ) ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᓄᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ. ᐃᓕᑕᖅᓯᓂᒃᑯᓐᓂᙶᖅᑐᖅ ᑭᓕ ᑲᓛᒃ–ᓕᓐᑎᐅᓪ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑏᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦᑕ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖅᑖᖅᑎᑦᑎᒐᔪᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᑕᖅᓯᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᒡᒎᖅ ᐃᑲᔫᑕᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ ᐃᑲᔫᑖᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᙵᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᒃᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᐱᑉᓯᓕᐊᖑᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᖔᑕᓗ. "ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᐃᓯᖅᑎᕆᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᖃᔪᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ," ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑲᓛᒃ – ᓕᓐᑎᐅᓪ. "ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑦᑐᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᐃᖅᑕᖅᖢᒍ, ᑲᑎᖦᖢᒋᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᓂᓕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ 8-ᓄᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ. "ᑐᒡᓕᐊᒍᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ

ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐸᐅᕐᖓᖅᑕᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᒧᙵᐅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐸᐅᕐᖓᖅᑕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᒧᙵᐅᔾᔨᔨᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ. "ᒪᒪᖅᓴᐅᑎᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒐᔭᐅᙱᓪᓗᓂ ᓯᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᑮᒃᓕᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐸᐅᕐᖓᓕᖕᓂᒃ." ᑲᓛᒃ – ᓕᓐᑎᐅᓪ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥᒎᖅ ᐃᓕᑕᖅᓯᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᖕᒪᑕ ᐅᒥᐊᖅᑐᕈᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᒃᑖᓕᕆᑉᓗᑎᒡᓗ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᕐᕕᓂᓖᒡᒎᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᑯ ᒪᒃᑖᓕᐅᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒐᒋᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᒪᒃᑖᓂᒃ, ᐅᒥᐊᖅᑐᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᑳᕐᓇᑎᒃ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 8-ᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓂᒃ ᓕᐅ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᕐᒥᒃ, ᑯᕆᔅ ᑲᓇᓕᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ. "ᐱᖓᓱᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᓂᓕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᑕᒡᕘᓇ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᕿᓇᓗᒐᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ. ᔭᑕ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᕋᒧᓇ ᓂᕕᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᕿᓇᓗᒐᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᑑᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑕᒻ ᑕᐃᐸᓈᖅ ᑐᒡᓕᐊᓂ ᕿᓇᓗᒐᖅᖢᓂ. "ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔾᔨᔪᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᒃᑖᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᒥᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ, ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 10-ᒥ, ᑐᓂᐅᖅᑲᐃᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᒪᒃᑖᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᖅᑲᑎᒌᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ 50 ᐅᖓᑖᓃᑦᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᐃᒃᖠᑲᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ." ᑲᓛᒃ – ᓕᓐᑎᐅᓪ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ, ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ,

ᓯᓚᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᓂᓕᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᖅᑐᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐱᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓘᓇᔭᖅᑐᕈᖅ ᐱᖃᑎᖏᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᕿᓇᓗᒐᕈᓐᓇᖅᐸᑕ ᕿᓇᓗᒐᕆᐅᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑐᒡᓕᐊᓂ ᐅᒥᐊᖅᑐᕈᔾᔭᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. "ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᑖᑉᑯᓂᙵ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ -19 ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑐᒃᑰᕈᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ. "ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᓐᓃᕈᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓱᓇᓂᒃ ᐱᑦᑕᐃᓕᑎᑕᐅᒐᔪᒃᓯᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. "ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑏᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᑕᐅᓇᓱᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓵᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒍ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᑲᓪᓗᖓᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᓵᓚᒋᔭᐅᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᒦᔾᔪᔾᔭᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᓯᓚᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᒥᓗ. "ᐃᓕᑕᖅᓯᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᓯᓯᒪᖕᒥᔪᑦ ᓄᑖᒥᒃ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᓴᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᒪᑐᓯᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᖃᕐᕕᖓᓂᒃ ᒫᓂ ᐅᓗᔪᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒦᑦᑐᒥᒃ."

ᕋᒧᓇ ᓂᕕᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᕿᓇᓗᒐᕆᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᒃᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ (ᐃᓕᑕᖅᓯᓂᖅ) ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ.

photo courtesy of Kelly Clark-Lindell

Ramona Niviatsiak successfully harvested her first beluga whale during a week-long youth fishing program run by the (Ilitaqsiniq) Nunavut Literacy Council in Rankin Inlet this summer.

Summer programs help keep youth positive Programming included fish camp, berry picking, boating and making maktaaq by Darrell Greer

Northern News Services

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

A trio of programs organized and overseen by the (Ilitaqsiniq) Nunavut Literacy Council were a big success in Rankin Inlet this summer. Ilitaqsiniq's Kelly Clark-Lindell said the programs were made possible by the Government of Nunavut's Department of Family Services, which is a regular funder of many of the Ilitaqsiniq programs offered in Rankin. She said one of the youth programs to run this summer was a

fishing program that saw youth head to Diane River to fish and also to learn from Elders how to filet the fish and then properly hang them to make pipsi. "They also learned how to smoke char and do char chowder during the week-long program," said ClarkLindell. "We were able to run the program twice, with a total of six to eight youths participating each time. "Our second one-week program for youth focused on berry picking and it saw the youths go out on the land twice during the week to pick berries with their instructors and a guide.

"They also learned how to make jam and no-bake cheesecake with berries." Clark-Lindell said the last week of the Ilitaqsiniq programs was focused around boating and maktaaq. She said the six youth taking part in that program spent a day making pickled maktaaq and learning to cook with maktaaq, before going out boating on Sept. 8 with local hunters Leo Kaludjak, Chris Connelly and their helpers. "Three of the six participants in the program harvested whales. Jada Kaludjak and Ramona Niviatsiak

both harvested their first whale and Adam Taipana caught just his second. "All of the participants got to bring home maktaaq to give to their families and, on Sept. 10, we handed out maktaaq to the community and saw more than 50 people come to get some." Clark-Lindell said, hopefully, the weather will stay nice enough for the group of six to have another day of boating ahead of them. She said it would be great if the other three youth participants were able to harvest their first beluga whale during the second day out. "The Department of Social Ser-

vices wanted these youth programs to help combat the effects of Covid-19. "The idea was to engage youths who were dealing with the effects of Covid-19 and having so much shut down on them so suddenly. "The programs were a way to help them combat the Covid-19 blues by connecting them with the land and the outdoors. "We (Ilitaqsiniq) also opened our new pop-up library this past week to help ease the effect of the Rankin Inlet District Education Authority's recent decision to close the community library at Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik.", Monday, September 21, 2020 11

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'Lets get back on track!' says founder of Iqaluit Run/Speed Walk Since June exercise group has grown from five members to 128 by Rajnesh Sharma

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This summer, Ismael Trepanier started Iqaluit Run/Speed Walk to encourage Iqalummiut to achieve better mental and physical health. Trepanier, who used to be a professional runner about 20 years ago, was initially inspired to create the group for his employees as well as for himself. It's about working together to get "back on track," he said. The attitude should be "Let's go, you can do it. Don't give up on yourself," said Trepanier, adding it is important to have a healthy mind and body. When his employees started inviting their friends to the group, the number of members increased expo-

nentially each week. "I was sincerely not expecting so many members in such a short period of time," said Trepanier. "So I was like, 'Okay,' I guess I'm gonna go create a group for fun and then let's see where it goes." Since June Iqaluit Run/Speed Walk has grown from five members to 128. Mauricio Rojas Gramal, one of the original members, said "Personally I didn't like to run but I started slowly. Now I really like it. We help each other." Gramal added he has not missed a single session. "Every time I go to the session it makes me more energetic. It just makes me happy to have this club," said the Iqalummiuq who is originally from Ecuador. Every session begins with a group

warm-up. Individuals can then choose to speed-walk or run at their own pace on a designated route. "It's not a competition at all," assured Trepanier, adding it is a nonjudgmental environment. "I want to make sure everyone will be capable to attempt the activity ... and finish it," he explained. The route is usually between 2.5 and 5.5 kilometres. The group meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. In the future, Trepanier hopes to increase the number of sessions to at least four or five weekly. Anyone regardless of their age or fitness level can join the group for free, said the founder. Inuk Jenna Korgak said she joined the group to find motivation for getting back on track with a healthy

ᓇᓂᓯᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ/ᓱᒃᑲᔪᒥ ᐱᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐃᓯᒪᐃᓕ ᑐᕆᐸᓂᐅᕐ ᐅᓪᓚᒃᑎᒻᒪᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ ᖁᓕᓄᑦ.

photos courtesy of Ismael Trepanier

Founder of Iqaluit Run/Speed Walk, Ismael Trepanier was a professional runner for 10 years. lifestyle. By attending the sessions, Korgak feels the motivation to be more active and eat healthy in gen-

ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ/ᓱᒃᑲᔪᒥ ᐱᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᑎᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐱᖓᔪᐊᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓈᑦᑎᖑᔭᒃᑯᑦ.

Some members of the Iqaluit Run/Speed Walk group. The group meets every Wednesday and Sunday.

eral. Another benefit for her is the socialization aspect. "I like the group because I get to socialize more often and there are always new people coming to the run. So I get to make new friends and it is nice to see people in Iqaluit being active and doing an activity in a positive way," said Korgak. Another Iqaluit resident from Niagara Falls, Jesse Welton, said, "As a group, we work towards motivating each other, recognizing everyone's strengths and weaknesses and using encouragement and common goals to achieve our own personal bests with each session." "We're here to help each other," reiterated Trepanier, who has already lost 20 pounds since June. "Bring your shoes, your smile and a bit of discipline. And you'll be fine." Those interested can contact the Iqaluit Speed/Run Walk group on Facebook.

NHC plans to construct 227 public housing units by 2022 Many Nunavummuit are in need of housing and aren't being heard: MP Qaqqaq by Rajnesh Sharma

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The Nunavut Housing Corporation has secured $265 million in funding over the next nine years from the National Housing Strategy. "This will bring about 700 new housing units across the territory," said Mike McPherson, vice-president and chief operating officer of NHC. He added the plan is to build 227 new public housing units from 2020 to 2022. Over the past five years, the number of public housing units has been raised from 5,153 units in March 2015 to 5,582 units in 2019. This means 429 public housing units were constructed in Nunavut during this period. The construction cost for these housing units has been about $200 million. On Aug. 31, after her three-week tour of housing units in the territory, Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq had said many Nunavummuit are in need of housing and aren't being heard. "I don't think that the bare minimum has ever been reached and for Nunavut in particular, housing, it's a basic human right," she had expressed. The vice-president of NHC said, "Progress

feels slow and we understand the frustration ately secure housing are placed on a waiting list. felt by many." Data collected from July 2020 shows that However, in the meantime, the NHC is prioritizing the "most vulnerable applicants" the number of applicants vary according to the community. NHC states there who have the "greatest" need were 178 applications on the for housing, said McPherson. wait list in Gjoa Haven, 109 He explained that various factors are considered before "Financial support in Taloyaok, 70 in Kugaaruk, in Coral Harbour, 222 in providing housing to applifrom the federal 72 cants, not limited to "whether Rankin Inlet, 279 in Arviat an applicant is a victim of government to the and 261 in Baker Lake. spousal assault, is homeless "Some of the homes I have or may become homeless NHC is critical for seen are absolutely horrific. unless they are assigned a is no way that someone us to address the There housing unit. should be living in there," said "Their means to afford housing crisis." Qaqqaq on Aug. 31, referring housing in the private market to the aforementioned comor to own their own home Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq munities. She had described the are also taken into consideration," said McPherson. housing units as "mould He added the length of boxes" in "horrendous" contime someone has spent on the wait list is yet ditions. On Sept. 16, Qaqqaq told Nunavut News, another factor. "We know this may seem unfair to people "Each community has a housing corporation who have waited years for public housing," and most communities struggle year after year to keep up with basic maintenance let alone said McPherson. "Our highest priority has to be ensuring our massive mould and infrastructure issues." McPherson said the NHC takes concerns most vulnerable applicants are assigned housing." Nunavummiut who are not able to immedi- about mould in its public housing units "ser-

iously." For "large complex remediations, the NHC is working with engineering services and when necessary tendering work to private contractors." To date, NHC has remediated 147 units in 19 communities, said McPherson, adding "NHC continues to move forward with work on units containing mould." The NHC encourages public housing tenants to report mould to their local housing organization immediately. "We know the housing crisis is an ongoing and heavy burden, meaning few choices, overcrowding and struggle, as the demand for housing exceeds what is available," said McPherson. "Financial support from the federal government to the NHC is critical for us to address the housing crisis." Qaqqaq told Nunavut News, "The Nunavut Housing Corporation is doing the best that it can with limited resources. The solution will not come from better management or proper administration, but rather from a greater degree of investment from the federal government. They have the money and need to be spending it to allow Nunavummiut organizations like the housing corporation to be able to thrive."

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Building relations through hoops Iqaluit The Nakasuk School basketball court was the scene of a cordial showdown between local youth and RCMP officers on Sept. 12. Const. Gregory Beauchamp and his partner were on a patrol during the sunny Saturday afternoon when the stopped to watch and cheer on the young athletes. Then they accepted a challenge to play a friendly game against the kids. "It was evident the kids were seasoned basketball players and both officers realized they had to step up their game," said RCMP Cpl. Jamie Savikataaq. "After a few air balls and missed alley-oops, both officers found their game and managed to bury some jumpers and the occasional shot with 'nothing but net.' Although the game did not have an official running tally or score, both officers and the kids had fun and made for a great time." Savikataaq noted that the camaraderie won't end there. The officers are expected to return with extra players and continue the chummy rivalry. – Derek Neary

Lacrosse time

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet A lacrosse camp will be held at the new arena in Rankin Inlet from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27. Space is limited, so, if you're genuinely interested, please register at the Rankin Inlet community recreation hall on Sept. 18 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The age divisions being accepted are initiation, novice, atoms, peewee, bantam and midget. The entrance fee for the camp is $20. Anyone requiring more information is asked to call 6452284. – Darrell Greer

Nunavut's legislative assembly welcomes two new MLAs Nunavut On Sept. 15, Nunavut's two newest members of legislative assembly were sworn in during a ceremony in Iqaluit. After a prayer in Inuktitut, Craig Atangalaaq Simailak was sworn in as the MLA for Baker Lake. He was followed by Calvin Aivgak Pedersen, who was sworn in as the MLA for Kugluktuk. The ceremony took place around 2 p.m. at the legislative assembly building. It was presided by Mr. Justice Neil Sharkey, Nunavut's Chief Justice. The event was attended by at least 15 people. It remained closed to the public and media. The new MLAs will be joining the next legislative assembly

ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐹᔅᑭᑦᐹᓪᒧᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᙱᓚᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᖕᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐹᔅᓯᒃᐹᓪᕕᖕᒥ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 12–ᒥ.

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It wasn't quite the NBA semifinals, but some RCMP officers and Iqaluit youth had a splendid time on the basketball court on Sept. 12. photo courtesy of the RCMP

sitting which is set to take place on Sept. 21.

– Rajnesh Sharma

Deflation accelerates in Nunavut's capital Iqaluit Iqaluit experienced its fourth straight month of deflation in August at a rate of -2.3 per cent, according to the Nunavut Bureau of Statistics. That follows -1.1 per cent in July, -0.6 per cent in June and -0.4 per cent in May. Inflation for Canada as a whole was close to stagnant this summer with an increase of 0.1 per cent in each of August and July. The other territorial capitals also experienced deflation, but at a lesser rate. Yellowknife logged a decline of -1.3 per cent in August while Whitehorse was down -0.9 per cent. In 2019, Iqaluit recorded an inflation rate of 1.7 per cent. Likewise, Nunavut's capital saw its consumer price index fall in August, sinking to 130.5 from 131.3 in July. By comparison,

the consumer price index stood at 133.6 in August 2019. The Consumer Price Index is an indicator of the changes in consumer prices experienced by a target population. The index measures price change by comparing, through time, the cost of a fixed basket of commodities, according to the statistics bureau. – Derek Neary

Draw date changed Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet The draw date for the Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) raffle in partnership with Rankin Inlet Minor Hockey will now be held on Oct. 23. The top prize in the raffle is a brand-new truck. Minor hockey parents are reminded that the first 20 minor hockey players to sell five books of raffle tickets will get their registration fees for the upcoming hockey season paid for by the TTM committee. – Darrell Greer, Monday, September 21, 2020 13

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Pitter Patter Fun Run raises more than $6,000 for infant clothing in Nunavut 11–ᖑᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᓂᑦ ᐅᓪᓚᒋᐊᖅᑐᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 5 ᑭᓛᒥᑐᒥ ᑕᐃᑯᖓ Pitter Patter ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 15–ᒥ. ᐊᑖᓂ ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᕗᑦ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᐲᑕ ᑰᑦᔅᐳᒍᕐ, ᓵᔾᔭᓐᑦ ᓯᐅᓪᐱ, ᐸᓖᓯ ᕋᐃᔭᓐ ᒪᑭᐊᕆᓐ, ᐸᓖᓯ ᒍᕋᒡ ᐴᓵᒻᑉ, ᐸᓖᓯ ᑳᓚᐃᓐ ᒧᐊᕆᓐ-ᓚᕙᒃ, ᐸᓖᓯ ᑎᐊᕆᓐᔅ ᑎᖕ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᓖᓯ ᑯᐃᓐᑎᓐ ᕚᓐᑎ ᓵᕝ. ᖁᓛᓂ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ: ᐸᓖᓯ ᑖᓂᐅᓪ ᑮᓕᖕ, ᐸᓖᓯ ᐋᓕᒃᓵᓐᑐᕐ ᑕᐃᒍᓪ, ᐸᓖᓯ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᕼᐃᐅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᓖᓯ ᑕᐃᓗᕐ ᐋᓯᓅᓪ.

ᔪᐊᑕᓐ ᑕᐅᑭ 10 ᑭᓛᒥᑐᒥ ᐅᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 15–ᒥ.

Natalie Maerzluft photos

Eleven local RCMP officers came out to run 5K during the Pitter Patter Fun Run in Iqaluit on Aug. 15. Bottom row from left are, Superintendent Peter Kirchberger, Sergeant Shelby Miller, Cst. Ryan McCarron, Cst. Greg Beauchamp, Cst. Caroline Morin-Levesque, Cst. Terrence Deng and Cst. Quentin Vander Shaaf. In the top row, from left: Cst. Daniel Keeling, Cst. Alexander Daigle, Cst. David Hubert and Cst. Tyler Arseneault.

Jordan Taukie during his 10k run in Iqaluit on Aug. 15.

Options for the run included a 5K, 10K and a 21K route by Rajnesh Sharma

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The second annual Pitter Patter Fun Run was more successful than the 2019 run, said Caris Madsen, founder of One Plane Away. With at least 70 runners in Iqaluit and 60 virtual participants, more than $6,000 was raised by the organization to provide families with infant clothing. Madsen said the purpose of One Plane Away is to collect and distribute "gently" used or new infant clothing to families throughout Nunavut. This non-profit organization was officially established in 2018. "I wanted to be able to create

something that would be able to provide people and babies with something that I believe is a basic right," said the university student, referring to the clothing. According to Madsen, this year's run was "more successful" than 2019 due to its promotion and the firstever virtual run. The event was promoted within Iqaluit's RCMP headquarters. Eleven RCMP officers received permission to run five kilometres in their uniforms. They raised and donated $1,500 to One Plane Away. "They wanted to participate in our event," said Madsen. "They did the run, they hung around. It was really nice to have them there."

In addition to promoting the event through radio, social media, posters around Iqaluit and reaching out to last year's participants, One Plane Away set up a table for promotional purposes in Northmart. Along with five board members and a few community volunteers, Madsen organized the run in Iqaluit for Aug. 15. The runners were able to choose a 5K, 10K or 21K route. "Our 5K went down Federal Road, the 10K out to Sylvia Grinnell firepits. And then the 21K was a mix of both," said Madsen. To adhere to social distancing protocols, the runs began every hour starting at 11 a.m. On Aug. 15 and Aug. 16, the vir-

tual run was set up for individuals outside the territory. She added people from across Canada along with international participants from Mexico, New Zealand and the U.S. joined the virtual event. All participants paid a $30 registration fee. Iqaluit runners received a package including a Pitter Patter T-shirt, One Plane Away bracelet, the running bib, an ice pack and either a Cliff bar or popcorn. Madsen, who was born in Hamilton, Ont. but completed her secondary school education in Nunavut, said she was motivated to help families within the territory after noting the lack of access they had to infant clothing.

"When you're in a community, sometimes the store doesn't carry the stuff that you need for your child. And that can be hard and it can really take a toll on you," she said. Anyone looking for infant clothing can contact Madsen through her One Plane Away Facebook group or contact Iqaluit's boarding home at 867-975-3390. Nunavut News reached out to both the RCMP and Tammaativvik Boarding Home for comments but did not hear back by deadline. "The event was very successful," reiterated the 20-year-old, adding "the organization is very dear to my heart. I love it. And I hope that it'll stay on a good trajectory."

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Keep safe in troubling times Cambridge Bay Tea Talk with Navalik Tologanak email:


and head right into winter weather. It is one of nature's most beautiful time of the year on the island up here. The air is so fresh and clean as it always is up North in our land of beauty and peace. While in Edmonton, I saw everyone walking around with masks, it is like in the movies. It made me realize that this pandemic is real and it is here. It brought tears to my eyes and my heart was sad. We must abide by the rules set out in many areas and public places such as the stores. We in Nunavut have had zero cases of the Covid19 and let us keep it that way. For us survivors of residential school we always had to wash our hands, brush our teeth three or four times a day, take showers and duties were given to us to help clean our dorms, hallways and bathrooms. We had a infirmary in our hostel at Stringer Hall with some of the meanest nurses, but our health was always looked after. I remember the hallways very shiny and clean. We even changed two to three times a day, we had school clothes and we had another set of clothes for after schools and weekends. Our bedding was also changed, though I've forgotten how many times a week. I remember a big laundry basket always full of used towels, clothes, bedding ready to be sent to the laundromat. We lived in an institution where everything had to be cleaned as there was so many of us together in the dormitories. When I see in some movies how institutions were done, it reminded me of

residential school. So many were abused secretly and many secrets were not told until many years later. So today we have many victims who have to live hard lives in today society. But today, we as survivors are able to speak about it and heal and to move forward. I hope that never ever again to never ever see another residential school operation again here in our homeland and anywhere around the world. What the Canadian Government did was unbelievable and let us make sure our leaders never let it happen again. So much racism in the old days. Let us have that healthy happy life we all deserve. Our Ancestors lived out on the land where it was quiet, peaceful and there was no such thing as racism, we were all the same. Let us continue to learn from their wise words and storytelling. I remember old man Norman Ford always singing, he lived in Rankin Inlet. I will always remember his singing, made me happy to see that. I enjoy writing about the olden days of what I can remember and my growing up. Life has changed now, but so many ways I wish we still lived the old ways, we as Inuit still do that, live out on the land. Many cabins and tents are still set up out on that beautiful peaceful land of the Inuit. The best in the world. Let us protect our lands so it is not spoiled or ruined from industry, pollution and bad influences. God Be With You Son.

ᖁᐊᓇ! ᖁᐊᓇᖅᐱᐊᖅ! ᓂᕿᓪᓚᑦᑖᓄᑦ! ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔭᓂ ᐃᐊᑦᒪᓐᑕᓐ, ᐋᓪᐴᑕᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓂᕐᒥ ᒪᒃᑖᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ 19–ᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ. ᑐᓄᐊᓂ: ᔭᐃᓃᓐ ᒪᑯᐸᐃ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᒎᑕ ᑎᔅᒪᕋᐃ, ᔩᓚ ᒪᓐᓂᐊᐱᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ 18-ᓂ-ᑕᖅᑭᓕᒃ ᐸᓂᖓ ᒦᑲ. ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ: ᑭᒻᐳᓕ ᑐᓗᒐᓐᓇᖅ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ 3-ᓂ-ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᐸᓂᖓ ᐊᓕᒃᓯᔅ ᓇᕙᓕᒃ ᐅᐊᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕕᓕᔅ ᐅᖓᕼᐊᒃ.

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Quana! Quanaqpiaq! for country food! Inuit living in the city of Edmonton, Alberta were all excited to receive maktaaq and Arctic char during the Covid19 pandemic. In the back row: Jaynine McCrae, left, Goota Desmarais, Jeela Maniapik and 18-month-old daughter Meeka. Front: Kimberly Tologanak, left, her 3-year-old panniq Alexis Navalik Ward and Phyllis Ongahak., Monday, September 21, 2020 15

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ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓴᒃᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᑦ ᕕᐅᓇ ᐊᕙᓕᒐᒃ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᔮᔅᓕᓐ ᑭᓕᖏᖕᐴᒡ, ᑰᐱ ᐴᓪᑦ, ᓚᐃᓯ ᐋᑕᒫᑭ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᑖᔾᔨᐊ ᐅᖓᕼᐊᒃ ᐅᐱᐅᖅᑲᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᐆᒥᖓ ᐱᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᐅᔪᒥ.

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Fiona Avaligak, left, Jazlyn Klengenberg, Kobi Bolt, Lacey Adamacke and Natalya Ongahak proudly display this beautifully made sign.

suicide prevention Feature

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The people of the North know all too well the pain, hurt, anger and other emotions that come when a loved one is lost to suicide. Canada's North has the highest rate of suicide of the entire country. Suicide was never an issue among aboriginal peoples in the old days – modern times have changed our people, they now face many challenges that our people and culture never faced before, including alcohol, drugs and unemployment. Nunavummiut are a resilient people, it has been proven over the years that the Inuit culture can and will overcome the many challenges that our people face in this time. September is suicide prevention month and Embrace Life walks were held where community members stood together to show support for each other and those suffering. "Enough is enough" is the

by Rita Pigalak Local Journalism Initiative Kugluktuk

message the community of Kugluktuk was sending out. Organized by the Mental Health Department, a crowd of about 50 walked through town led by two fire trucks. The walk ended at the recreation complex with coffee, tea and snacks that were prepared by the Department of Recreation. The theme of the following evening "Moving Forward" was planned to be capped by sending off paper lanterns, but when the lanterns did not arrive in time a stone-throwing, where names of lost loved ones were written on stones, was done in place of the lantern send-offs. A prayer was said by Elder Jayko Palingayak before people cast their stones into the river to let go in the spirit of moving forward. Once the lanterns arrive a date and time will be posted on the Kugluktuk News Facebook page.

ᕕᓕᑉ ᐃᕙᒡᓗᒃ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑎᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᓇᒡᓕᒋᔭᒥᓂᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ. "7–ᓂ ᐊᑎᖅᑕᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᖁᑎᓐᓂᑦ, ᐅᓄᓗᐊᖅᑐᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᕙᒡᓗᒃ.

Phillip Evaglok of Kugluktuk displays his stones that have names of lost loved ones written on them. "I have seven names on my rocks, that's too many," said Evaglok.

Kugluktuk embraces life

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓗᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐋᓐᓂᖅᓯᒪᓂᕐᒥ, ᓂᙵᒃᓯᒪᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᒃᐱᒋᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓇᒡᓕᒋᔭᒥ ᐊᓯᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖓ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᕐᓂᕐᒥᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓗᒃᑖᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ. ᐃᒻᒥᓃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᓚᖅ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂᑐᖃᖅ – ᒫᓐᓇᐅᓕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᓯᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᓄᖁᑎᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᓵᙵᓲᖑᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᒃᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᕗᑦ ᓵᙵᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᑕᖏᓐᓂ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᒥᐊᓗᒃ, ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᓲᓂᑦ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᓴᙱᔫᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓅᕗᑦ, ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖓ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖄᖏᐅᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᒃᐳᑦ ᓵᙵᕙᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ. ᓯᑎᐱᕆ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᕗᖅ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓴᒃᓯᒪᒋᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓱᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ ᓇᖏᖃᑎᒌᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᒻᒥᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᓴᒃᑐᓄᑦ.

“ᑕᐃᒪ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒃᑲᓐᓂᖁᔨᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᒍᑦ” ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᖅ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᒥ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᒧᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᒥ, ᐃᓄᒋᐊᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ 50–ᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᐱᓱᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᒃᑎᒍᑦ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᖃᑦᑎᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᒪᓕᒃᖢᑎᒃ. ᐱᓱᖕᓂᖅ ᐃᓱᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᑳᐱᑐᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ, ᑏ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᒧᓗᒐᒃᓴᓂ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ. ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᐅᓐᓄᖓᓂ “ᓯᕗᒻᒧᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᐅᔪᒥ” ᐸᕐᓇᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐸᐃᑉᐹᒥ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᖃᐅᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓂᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖃᐅᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᑦ ᑎᑭᓚᐅᙱᒻᒪᑕ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒧᖓ ᐅᓐᓄᖓᓄᑦ, ᐅᔭᖅᑲᓂ–ᐃᒋᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑎᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᓯᐅᔨᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᓇᒡᓕᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᓄᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᖔᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓇᖏᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᐅᒻᒪᖅᑯᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᓂ. ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᒥ ᑐᒃᓯᐊᖅᑐᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᒋᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑳᕋᑎᒃ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᒥᓂᑦ ᑰᖕᒧᑦ ᓴᒃᑯᐃᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᐅᔪᒥ.

ᑲᐃᑦᕆᐊᓐ ᐅᖓᕼᐊᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕋᐃ ᐊᓗᒃᐱᒃ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓴᒃᓯᒪᒋᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᖁᑎᖓᓐᓂ, ᐃᒃᓯᕚᖅᑐᑦ ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ ᑐᓄᐊᓂ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᕗᑦ ᐲᑕ ᐃᓪᒍᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓵᔅ ᑯᓪᓚᒃ, ᕿᑎᐊᓂ, ᒫᕐᑎᓇ ᐊᑉᐸᑐᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒪ ᐊᕕᐅᒐᓇ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ, ᓚᑐᕇᓴ ᑲᓪᓗᓐ, ᐋᓕᔅ ᒥᓗᒃᓱᒃ, ᓛᓐᔅ ᐊᕼᐃᒍᓇ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᓕᐊᕆᓐᔅ ᑭᓪᓗᒍᒃ. Kadriean Ongahak and Rai Allukpik hold up the Embrace Life banner, seated from left in the back row are Peter Ilgok and Chaz Kudlak, middle row, Martina Appatok and Emma Aviogana and front row, Laticia Kadlun, Alice Milukshuk, Lance Ahegona and Clarence Kellogok.

ᐱᓱᖕᓂᖅ ᐃᓱᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᐅᕝᕕᐅᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓂᑦ.

The walk ended at the Recreation Complex and participants were greeted by Elementary School children.

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2021 Canada Summer Games pushed back ᐳᕋᔅᑎᓐ ᑲᐸᑕᑯᐊᒃ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐊᒡᔭᖅᓯᕗᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᖁᒻᒥ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᒧᑦ 2017–ᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᐃᓂᐱᐊᒡᒥ. ᑭᓇ ᐊᐅᓚᖁᒻᒥ ᐊᒡᔭᖅᑎᐅᓂᐊᖅᐸ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓪᓗᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᒥ 2021–ᒥ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐋᓐᑎᐊᕆᐅᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ 2022–ᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᓕᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑭᖑᕙᕆᐊᖅᓯᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒧᑦ.

Preston Kapakatoak of Kugluktuk carries the flag into the opening ceremony of the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. Who will be the flag bearer this time around will have to wait for at least one more year as the 2021 edition of the Canada Summer Games in Ontario will now happen in 2022 after the Games' host society and Canada Games Council made the decision to postpone due to Covid-19. 2017 Canada Summer Games photo

Canada Games Council and host society make decision to postpone event in Ontario to 2022 by James McCarthy

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Everything on this planet is being affected by Covid-19, either through cancellations or postponements, so why not throw another log on the fire? The 2021 Canada Summer Games have become the latest victim of the postponement fate as the Canada Games Council and the host soci-

ety in Niagara Region, Ont., the host site for the Games, have pushed back the festival du athletic prowess to 2022. The decision came down on Sept. 16 and Covid-19 was the determining factor. Mariele DePeuter, Team Nunavut's chef de mission for the Games, said she knew the host society and council were monitoring what was happening and decided to make the

move. In making the decision to postpone the Games for one year, Doug Hamilton, chair of the 2021 Games' host society, stated in a news release on Sept. 16 that it was the right choice to make. "In all likelihood, moving ahead with the Canada Summer Games in 2021 would have prevented us from hosting the Games' sport competi-

tions and cultural events in the way that they were originally envisioned," he said. "By delaying the Games to the summer of 2022, we hope to give Games participants a greater opportunity to maximize their experience, while also ensuring that Niagara can realize the full potential of hosting Canada's largest multi-sport event." The release also stated that

the decision was made in conjunction with both the federal government and Ontario provincial government. DePeuter said the territorial sport organizations that are part of the Canada Summer Games program have all been notified. "People are still digesting the news and they've been pretty understanding," she said. "We appreciate that we have a bit more time to prepare now but everything is just so uncertain." There were meetings planned this week involving the chefs de mission from around the country to provide updates on how things were proceeding leading up to the start of the Games but DePeuter said the discussions will be re-tooled into how best to move forward. One of the big topics she said will most certainly be on the agenda is eligibility as there are some athletes who may be too old to compete by the time the Games begin. "That's going to be a big topic, for sure," she said. "There's the Arctic Winter Games and North American Indigenous Games that will run into those same problems in terms of those kids who could potentially miss out." She said discussions on that

topic have happened previously with the territorial sport organizations but the North does have an advantage over its provincial counterparts. "We have a small-jurisdiction policy when it comes to team sports (age differences) so there's that difference," she said. "We'll get some feedback from our people and pass that along to the decision-makers but I'm pretty sure there will be a lot of talk about that from everyone." Something else those making the decisions will have to keep in mind is the amount of major games that are on the horizon. The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), which were scheduled for this past July in Halifax, have already been pushed back to next year while the 2022 Arctic Winter Games are still scheduled to happen in Wood Buffalo, Alta. There's no word yet on whether the 2023 Canada Winter Games, slated for Charlottetown, will be affected by the decision to postpone the Games in Ontario. "I'm sure the 2023 Games will be part of the discussion," said DePeuter. "The 2022 (Arctic Winter) Games are up in the air as of right now and there's NAIG to worry about. It's going to have an impact on us, no matter what happens.", Monday, September 21, 2020 17

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Ready for a 346-team basketball tournament? Turns out no one is Northern News Services and every single major event You know, Covid-19 has is paying the price because given us plenty of grief and of Covid-19 but that does not heartache but imagine getting mean you make up for it by a letter from a health board letting everyone play. informing you that your The way you make it betmother has tested positive for ter is by keeping it the way it is already: actually givit and needs to quarantine. ing teams a chance to play Only problem is your mother died six months prior. their way in. Sure, it's nice to have a Cinderella story That's what happened to (see Loyola-Chicago in 2018, Troy Whittington of Tennessee, whose mother sadly powered by the legend that passed on back in February is Sister Jean) but those only from natural work when it's causes, not a team that Covid-19. plays its way The Shelby in and bumps off top seeds County health on their way department with James McCarthy to what we sent Sandra hope would be Whittington a Prince Charmletter telling her she had tested positive for ing and the glass slipper. Thankfully, the NCAA put Covid-19 ... in June. She was ordered to self-isolate but I'm a stop to this and hopefully, sure she's been in self-isolation we can have a proper tournain her urn for longer than that. ment and a proper Cinderella team. The health department said it was a mistake and apologized Those who can't, but it makes you wonder how coach ... literally many other people have had A positive Covid-19 test this happen to them. means you are banished to a The way things are going place of someone's choosing in the U.S., Mrs. Whittington for 14 days. No fun of any should expect her mail-in kind. Someone forgot to tell election ballot sometime next Brennan Pugh that. week. Anyway: Pugh is the head coach of the varsity football team True madness, that at Vardaman High School The NCAA men's and in Mississippi. Pugh wasn't women's basketball tournaments, better known as March allowed on the sidelines to Madness, were cancelled this coach because, yes, he is past March thanks to the in quarantine. He could've above-mentioned virus. There handed the duties over to an went a lot of money out the assistant but no. Pugh decided he was going to coach no window for almost everyone with a stake in the final matter what it took. results. Pugh went out and rented Because every team a cherry-picker to call the missed out on the chance to plays for Vardaman's game qualify for the biggest – and on Sept. 11. But I know what richest – basketball tournayour question will be: how ments in the world, there was he coaching while in was a report that came out quarantine? He's not allowed on Sept. 9 regarding quite to leave his property. the proposal: have a tournaWelp, according to Reed ment with all eligible schools Jones, a photographer who entering. was at the game, Pugh was All 346 of them. in his own backyard. Yes, This apparently was the Pugh's house sits next to brainchild of the coaches Vardaman's football field and from the Atlantic Coast Con- so he was able to both watch ference, one of the powerthe game and use a headset house conferences in basketto relay plays. It's brilliant, ball (Duke, North Carolina really and got me thinking and Syracuse among their if Pugh has a rugby backteams). The coaches of all 15 ground. You see, in rugby, coaches teams unanimously agreed to put the idea to the NCAA and sit high above in the press box in order to get a good see if it could work. You had to know what the look at what's going on down below. They relay plays to answer was going to be and runners on the field, who then it took exactly one day for the NCAA to crap all over it. go out and tell players during water breaks. The gist of the message was Vardaman lost, 20-14, but this: yes, we know everyone they won in the effort departmissed out and yes, it was ment. sad but we won't expand the tournament to make people And finally ... happy. Good Idea: Talking to a The NCAA got this one right. A 346-team tournament referee about a play. Bad Idea: Head-butting a is beyond even the worst of common sense and smacks of referee to demonstrate a play. Why Jamie Collins of the ol' everyone-gets-a-trophy the Detroit Lions thought it mindset. Every single sport

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would be prudent to physically show an official how he felt about a play, I'll never know. Collins made his debut with the Lions against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 13 and got himself tossed after lowering his helmet and bumping an official in the chest. Now, the contact was minimal but why would you even think of making contact with an official in that manner? The official in question had no choice but to flag him for objectionable conduct, which carries an automatic disqualification (ejection). Collins' agent, David Canter, took to Twitter to let everyone know how he felt about it in tender-loving terms but you can scream into the wind, pal. Your client hit an official, no matter how soft you thought it was and got the punishment which followed. Professional athletes really are stupid, aren't they? Just ask LeBron James. Until next time, folks ...

Jamie Collins, seen during his time with the Cleveland Browns, managed to get himself turfed in his first game with the Detroit Lions, his new team, on Sept. 13. He decided, in his infinite wisdom, to headbutt an official. Wikimedia Commons photo

ᔭᐃᒥ ᑳᓕᓐᔅ, ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ Cleveland Browns–ᑯᓐᓂ, ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᐲᖅᑕᐅᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ Detroit Lions–ᑯᓐᓄᑦ, ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑎᖏᓐᓂ, ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 13–ᒥ. ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᖃᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᕐᔪᐊᖓᓂ, ᓂᐊᖅᑯᐊᖅᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᒥ.

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ᐅᓇ ᓂᑉᑕᔪᒃ ᖃᔭᖅᓵᖅ, ᑰᒑᕐᔪᒃ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 16, 2020–ᒥ. ᐅᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᒋᕙᕋ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᒻᒥᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐱᐅᒃᓴᑦᑎᐊᕐᒪᑦ.


ᑕᖕᒫᖅᑐᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐆᒥᖓ ᓱᒃᑲᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ.

Doris Avva Pond Inlet

Took a nice slow motion shot while camping near Pond Inlet.

Dominique Tungilik Qayaqsaaq Kugaaruk

This is Niptayuk Qayaqsaaq, from Kugaaruk, NU on Aug. 16. This photo catches my eye because she is only 2 years of age and loves puppies.

20, Monday, September 21, 2020

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