Nunavut News – Oct. 12, 2020 Edition

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$5 million in federal funding to support daycares Strife continues between Baffinland and MHTO

Joamie School seeks sponsors to keep food bank filled

Preserving history

Ann Hanson of Apex would like to see the boats along Apex Beach made into a historic site now that debris has been removed from the area, pages 12 and 13.

Inuujaq school gets donation from Ryan Reynolds and Canada Goose Neevee Wilkins photo

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"When we're talking security in a health centre, they're responding to a call to help make sure that that nurse or that medical staff or clinician is safe in the workplace. That is the priority under this."

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News Briefs ᑲᑉᐱᕼᐃᓕᖅᑑᖅ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒧᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓇᓂ

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑲᑉᐱᕼᐃᓕᖅᑑᖅ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᕗᖅ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓇᓂ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓᓂ ᓘᒃᑖᖅ ᒪᐃᑯᓪ ᐹᑐᓴᓐᒧᑦ. ᒫᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᖦᖢᒍ 10–ᖑᔪᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ, 6–ᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓇᓱᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᔪᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ19–ᒥ ᓄᑖᙳᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑏᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕝᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 8–ᒥ. "ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓯᒪᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ–ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᕐᓂᕐᒦᑦᑐᓂ ᖃᓂᒃᓴᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ – ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᖏᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖅᑐᒦᑦᑐᓂ ᐱᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ. ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒦᑉᐳᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ. ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓇᓂ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐱᖃᙱᓐᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᓯᕗᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ. ᐊᐅᓪᓛᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᐃᑯᖓ ᑕᐃᑲᙵᓪᓗ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ, 125 ᑭᓛᒥᑐᒥ ᓂᒋᕐᒥ ᐱᓇᖕᓇᕐᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ, ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᔭᐅᒐᒥ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᖅᐳᑦ 9-ᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᐸᓗᐊᓂ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒧᑦ. "ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒫᓂᒃᐳᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᖅᓯᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ...ᒥᑭᓛᖓᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒃᑲᓐᓂᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ," ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. please see Hope, page 4

ᓂᕆᔭᖅᑐᕐᕕᑦ, ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓘᓐᓇᑎᐅᖏᑦᑑᒐᓗᐊᖅ ᖃᕆᐊᖏᑦ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᕋᓴᖕᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᖏᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ–19 ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓂᕆᔭᖅᑐᕐᕕᑦ, ᐃᒥᕋᓚᒡᕕᑦ, ᐃᖃᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᑦ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕐᕕᑦ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᓇᒡᒐᔭᐅᒥ, ᒪᓕᒐᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᕋᓗᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐊᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᖓᑦ ᓘᒃᑖᖅ ᒪᐃᑯ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᓂᕆᔭᖅᑐᕐᕕᖕᒧᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᑦᓰᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ ᐃᒃᓯᕚᕐᕕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ 75% ᑐᖔᓂ ᐃᓂᒋᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ. 2 ᒦᑕ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓗᑎᒡᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᓪᓕᕋᐅᔭᐃᑦ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᖃᖅᑎᒋᒋᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᑕᕿᔪᓂᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᒍᒪᔪᓂᒃ. ᐃᓄᒋᐊᖕᓂᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᐃᒃᓯᕚᖃᑎᒌᒃᑐᑦ 6-ᓄᑦ. ᐃᖃᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᑦ, ᐱᓐᖑᐊᕆᐊᖅᑐᕐᕕᑦ, ᐃᖃᐃᓕᓴᕆᐊᖅᑐᕐᕕᓪᓗ, ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᙳᐊᓛᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᕕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓪᓗ, ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᖃᕐᕕᓪᓗ, ᐃᑦᓴᕐᓂᑕᖃᕐᕕᓪᓗ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᒐᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᓂᒋᔭᐅᔪᓪᓗ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᕐᕕᑦ ᐊᕝᕙᓗᐊᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓂᒋᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ, ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐅᓄᓛᑯᑦ 25–ᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᕐᓂᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ. ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕐᕕᑦ ᐊᕝᕙᓗᐊᖏᓐᓂᒃᑕᐅᖅ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᕕᐅᕗᑦ ᐊᑐᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᕈᓯᑦ ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓂᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᖢᑎᒃ 50-ᓂᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑦᑕᐅᖅ, ᐅᓄᓛᒃᑯᑦ 50 ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᐊᑯᓂ ᓇᔪᖅᑕᐅᕕᖕᒥᐅᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᖅᑐᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ, ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᖏᓐᓇᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥᓗ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᖕᒧᙵᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᕕᖕᒥᐅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᕐᕈᖕᓄᑦ ᐳᓛᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓚᔮᖏᓐᓇᖏᓐᓂᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖃᓂᖏᑦ ᒪᑐᐊᖅᓯᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ. ᑐᒃᓯᐊᕐᕕᑦ, ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᖏᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔪᓪᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᑲᑎᒪᕕᖕᒥ, ᐊᑐᖅᑐᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᒥᓗ ᐃᒡᓗᕈᓯᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᕆᐊᖅᑐᕐᕕᖕᓂ, 100–ᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᖕᓂᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ, ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ 75ᐳᓴᓐ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᒃ. please see Restaurants, page 4

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ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᕗᑦ Canada Goose ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᐃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ. ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᖓᓂ ᔭᐃᑲᒃᑖᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆᐅᔪᒥ. photo courtesy of Canada Goose

Cambridge Bay residents take part in a Canada Goose redistribution program. The company is expanding its program to put jackets on the backs of Nunavummiut starting this November.

Ryan Reynolds and Canada Goose donate 300 parkas by Cody Punter

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Students at Inuujaq School in Arctic Bay will be bundled up and warm this winter thanks to a donation of winter gear from Canada Goose and actor Ryan Reynolds. The company teamed up with the Vancouver-born star to send more than 300 jackets and other clothing items to all the students at the community's school after he reached out to them. "It came to my attention students at Inuujaq School in Arctic Bay were going without adequate winter clothing," Reynolds stated in an Oct. 6 Canada Goose press release. "Of course, it highlights a larger issue of basic needs going unmet in Canada's Northern communities. I reached out to Canada Goose to match me in providing these students with essential winter

gear. They not only said yes in under 30 seconds but went so far above and beyond matching me. I'm deeply inspired and grateful." Gavin Thompson, vice president of corporate citizenship at Canada Goose, said he was delighted when Reynolds got in touch with the idea. "We just linked arms and said 'let's get these kids outfitted'," said Thompson. In addition to Canada Goose jackets, the students will all be getting snowsuits, mitts and boots from Baffinland. "They're going to be well-protected, they're going to be nice and warm and they're hopefully going to have a big smile on their faces." Thompson said he has been in regular contact with Gregg Durrant, Inuujaq's principal, who has been busy trying to get sizing for the school's 300 students. "I've been in daily contact with Gregg. He's been incredible

to work with," said Thompson. Nunavut News reached out for a further comment from Reynolds via Twitter. In a message to one of our reporters he declined an interview, saying he wanted the focus to be on Indigenous communities and their needs. "I really don't want to centre myself in the conversation," wrote Reynolds. "This is such a small thing in comparison to the larger issues facing communities in the North." In addition to its initiative in Arctic Bay, Canada Goose is also collaborating with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami expanding a program to send more clothing to communities across all four regions of Inuit Nunangat. For the past decade the company has been sending excess material to Nunavummiut for it to be repurposed. Now they are planning on refurbishing jackets that have

been sent back to the company over warranty issues, and sending them to families in need. Canada Goose has a lifetime warranty on its clothes. Although he did not have exact numbers available he said thousands of items get sent back to the company every year. "Some of these products that were considered end of life are still useable," said Thompson. Thompson said Canada Goose will cover all the costs of refurbishing and distributing the jackets, while ITK will help identify communities and families in need. He said the first shipment is expected to be sent up in November, with thousands more expected to be shipped out in coming years. "They were really excited, they said they can help with distribution. Now it's on us to get these done and out the door."

ᔫᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓ ᕿᓂᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᐊᑭᓖᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᑕᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᖁᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐱᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19 ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᐸᒃᓯᒪᓗᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ

ᔫᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ $10,000–ᓂ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐃᓗᓕᖃᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒧᑦ. ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᔨᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᔭᐃᓴᓐ ᕉᓵᓐᒧᑦ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐊᑐᒐᔪᒃᐳᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᒃᑲᐅᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᖕᒥ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᕙᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑲᑎᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓂᕿᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᕉᓵᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ19-ᒧᑦ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕈᓐᓇᐃᓪᓕᕗᑦ ᐅᐸᒃᓯᒪᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᓯᐊᖑᔪᓂ. "ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕿᑦ ᐊᑭᖏᓐᓂ ᕿᓃᓐᓇᐅᔭᖅᐳᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓱᕈᓯᖁᑎᕗᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᐃᓐᓇᐅᔭᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓂᕿᓄᑦ," ᑎᑎᕋᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 1–ᒥ ᕙᐃᔅᐳᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. "ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᖃᔾᔮᙱᓚᖓ ᐊᑭᓖᒐᔪᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᖏᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖓᓂ." ᕉᓵᓐ ᐃᓴᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 1–ᒥ ᐱᔭᕇᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ

ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᑭᓖᔪᓐᓇᕋᔭᖅᑐᓂ $1,000–ᒥ ᑕᖅᑭᑕᒫᒥ ᐃᓗᓪᓕᖅᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᒧᑦ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ DJ Specialties, ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᓗᓂ ᐊᑭᓖᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᑕᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᒧᑦ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆᒧᑦ. "ᐊᓯᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᒥ ᐃᓴᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑐᓂᓯᔪᒪᓇᔭᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᓇᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᖃᖁᔨᙱᓚᖅ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᕉᓵᓐ. ᕉᓵᓐ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᓕᓵᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᔫᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ 9–ᖑᓕᖅᑐᓂ. "ᖃᔅᓰᖅᓱᒐᓚᒃᑐᒥ ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᐸᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᕈᒻᒥᓴᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᕙᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓂᕿᖃᙱᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᓗᓪᓕᖅᓯᓂᖓᓂ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᒥ ᐴᖑᔪᒥ ᓂᕿᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐊᕈᓯᐊᑕ ᓯᓚᑎᖓᓐᓂ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᐅᔾᔨᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᕿᑐᑦᑐᒐᐅᔭᖅ ᕿᓚᒥᐊᓗᒃ ᐃᓗᓕᖃᕉᓐᓃᖅᐸᖕᓂᖓᓂ. ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᓄᑖᙳᕆᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓄᑦ ᖁᓕᕈᐊᓄᑦ. ᕿᓚᒻᒥᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖓ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᐅᖏᓐᓇᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ

ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ. ᕉᓵᓐ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᐱᕆᕙᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᒻᒪᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᖁᓕᕈᐊᑦ ᐃᓗᓕᖃᐃᓐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑎᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᖅᐸᖓ. "ᑲᙳᓇᖅᑐᖅᑕᖃᙱᓚᖅ ᐊᐱᕆᔭᕆᐊᖃᙱᒻᒪᑕ ᓂᕿᑖᕈᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕗᖓ ᖁᔭᓕᕐᔪᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᓲᖑᕗᖅ. ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᕉᓵᓐ ᓴᓇᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᕙᐃᔅᐳᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓂᕆᔭᖓᓂ, ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓴᒃᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᖃᑎᖃᕈᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᒻᒥᖕᓂᒃ. "ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ, ᑕᖅᑮᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ 6-ᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᓂ 6-ᓂ. 10–ᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᖅᑕᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓕᒑᓕᖅᑐᒍᑦ," ᕉᓵᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ." bf l A Joamie m4WZz 10


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ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑏᑦ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗ ᓱᓕ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒃᓯᒪᙱᓚᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᖅ ᐆᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓱᓕ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕗᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᓂ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᑎᕋᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ (MHTO) ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ ᓱᓕ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒍᓐᓇᙱᓚᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᑦ. ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᖅ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᕐᕉᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓂ ᑎᑭᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᕘᓇ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 30–ᒥ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᐊᕆᒃ ᐆᑦᑐᕙᕐᒥ. ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᒐᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᕼᐊᓐᓇᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ – ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔪᒪᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ– ᐅᖓᕙᕆᐊᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓘᔭᕐᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᖏᓐᓂ, ᐆᑦᑐᕙᒃ ᑐᑭᓯᓇᖅᓯᑎᑦᑎᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᒪᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᑎᓐᓇᓱᐊᖅᑕᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂ. "ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᕗᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ... ᑐᒃᓯᕋᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᒥ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐆᒪᔪᐃᑦ ᓯᓚᑎᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᓯᓚᑖᓗ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᓐᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓚᖃᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᔾᔨᓗᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᓕᒫᑦᑎᐊᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ. ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᖅᓯᒪᒋᕗᒍᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖄᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓗᑎᒃ ᓇᑦᑎᕐᓂ," ᐆᑦᑐᕙᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᓄᑦ. "ᓱᓕᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ, MEWG (ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᑎᙵᔪᑦ) ᐊᑐᖅᑎᑦᑎᖃᑦᑕᙱᓚᖅ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂ. ᐅᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᒃ, ᐊᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓗᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ... ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ

ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖏᓂᖓᓄᑦ ... ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᕗᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖃᙱᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ." ᒪᐃᒐᓐ ᓗᐊᑦ-ᕼᐅᐊᐃᔪᓪ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᑉ ᑐᒡᓕᖓ ᒪᑭᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᑭᐅᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔫᑉ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᓂᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂᑦ. ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᑎᙵᔪᑦ "ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᐅᙱᓚᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᓲᖑᔪᒥ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ 2019–ᒥ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐃᓗᓕᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ 50 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᕈᑦ, ᐊᑎᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐸᓗᐊᓂ, ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᓂᕐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᓗᐊᑦ-ᕼᐅᐊᐃᔪᓪ ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ 2006–ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐸᓗᐊᓂ. "ᖄᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᒍᑦ, ᑲᑎᒪᖃᑎᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ 2015–ᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐱᓐᓇᕈᓱᒃᐳᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᐱᓯᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂ, ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂ, ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓂᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᔾᔩᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᑦᑎᓐᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᐊᖏᓛᖑᖃᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᔾᔨᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓇᑦᑎᕐᓄᑦ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᕌᓂᒃᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᕘᓇ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑎᒍᑦ. "ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᖅ

"ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ... ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᓂᖃᙱᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓱᓕᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᐃᑦ ᓯᓚᑎᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᓯᓚᑖᓗ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥ ᐱᐅᓯᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᒪᑭᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ," ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᐃᒋᓐ ᓗᐊᑦ-ᕼᐅᐊᐃᔪᓪ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᑉ ᑐᒡᓕᖓ ᒪᑭᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ.

"The phase two project will provide ... benefits to Inuit without compromising the integrity of the ecosystem or the right of future generations to the sustainable use of renewable and non-renewable resources," says Megan Lord-Hoyle, Baffinland's vice-president of sustainable development. ᑐᓂᓯᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᑭᒪᒍᑎᒃᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᓂᖃᙱᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓱᓕᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᐃᑦ ᓯᓚᑎᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᓯᓚᑖᓗ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥ ᐱᐅᓯᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᒪᑭᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᐅᔪᓄᑦ," ᓗᐊᑦ-ᕼᐅᐊᐃᔪᓪ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒥ ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ, ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᐅᒪᑎᑦᑏᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓘᔭᕐᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ. ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 3 –ᒥ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᒥ ᕗᕌᖕᒃ ᒪᐃᒥ ᐅᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᕐᓂᖃᓗᐊᙱᓚᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᓂ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᖦᖤᑐᐊᕈᑎᒃ ᐊᕙᑎᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. "ᑕᒪᐅᙵ ᑎᑭᖦᖢᒍ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᒻᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕆᐅᒍᓐᓇᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐆᒪᙵᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒧᑦ," ᒪᐃ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᖓ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 2019–ᒥ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᒥᒃ

ᖄᖏᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᒪᐃᔭᒧᑦ ᒨᓯᓯ ᐆᔪᑯᓗᖕᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ. "ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ (ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᖕᒥ) ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓂᕐᓗᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᑭᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ, ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᓕᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓯᑲᑦᑕᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᖑᕙᕆᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑭᐅᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᓕᖕᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑯᓄᖓ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ." ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ–ᑐᓵᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᓂ 30–ᓂᑦ ᒥᐊᓂᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᕐᕈᖓᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᔭᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ. bf l A Baffinland m4WZz 7

COVID-19 news Briefs Restaurants, bars, recreation centres and arenas allowed to partially reopen After several months of disruption due to Covid-19, Nunavut's restaurants, bars, recreation centres and arenas can reopen their doors to the public as of Monday, but with numerous conditions, Nunavut's chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson revealed. Dining in food establishments is limited to seating of no more than 75 per cent of regular capacity. Two metres or more of separation is required between tables and between customers waiting for counter service. No more than six people can gather around a table. Similar measures are in place for bars, although the Government of Nunavut (GN) stated that this order doesn't apply to the Iqaluit Beer and Wine Store or any other liquor store operated by the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission. Recreation centres, gyms, fitness centres, cadet halls, libraries, museums and galleries can host 50 per cent of their normal limits, or a maximum of 25 people. Arenas are also restricted to 50 per cent of capacity for each room to a total of 50 people. Likewise, a maximum of 50 spectators are permitted. Residents at long-term care, continuing care, and medical boarding homes may have two visitors at once from immediate family, but visitors must wear masks or face coverings. Park buildings may now open. The outdoor gathering limit increases to 100 persons, as long as social distancing is practised. Indoor gatherings in dwellings are allowed for up to 15 people. For places of worship, government meetings and meetings

arranged by Inuit organizations at community halls, conference facilities, rental meeting spaces and theatres, up to 100 people can gather, or 75 per cent of the rated capacity of the room. Fines for not complying with these measures can result in fines of $575 per person and $2,875 for corporations. – Derek Neary

Hope Bay Mine Covid-19 outbreak considered contained by GN The Covid-19 outbreak at Hope Bay Mine is considered contained, according to Nunavut's chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson. To date there have been 10 confirmed cases, with another six presumptive cases awaiting further testing, Patterson said during the GN's Covid-19 update from the legislative assembly on Oct. 8. "We believe we've identified all of the high-risk contacts – the people that are at the greatest risk of developing Covid-19. They are in isolation," said Patterson. Following the identification of two cases at the mine last month, a rapid response team was dispatched to Hope Bay by the territorial government. The team has been working to identify cases and ensure that any further spread is contained. Now that the outbreak is considered contained, staff who have not tested positive will be allowed to travel within the week. "The rest of the staff are at very low risk, less than one per cent. So it's OK for them to travel now," said Patterson. Travel to and from the mine, 125 km southwest of Cambridge Bay, has been halted since the outbreak was first discovered.

"Restricting travel for the past 10 days was instrumental in stopping the spread," said Patterson. He added that the risk to Nunavummiut has remained low throughout this outbreak. The GN has been working with mine managers to try and limit a similar outbreak in the future. "Management has already committed to revising its infection control measures ... to minimize the chance of this happening again," Patterson said. – Cody Punter

Covid risk from Larga Baffin deemed 'minimal' by Ottawa Public Health; self-monitoring advised Following a Larga Baffin staff member testing positive for Covid-19 on Sept. 30, Ottawa Public Health has assessed the situation at the Ottawa boarding home and has concluded that the risk of exposure to clients and other staff is "minimal," according to a Larga Baffin news release issued Wednesday. Regardless, Ottawa Public Health is advising that all Larga Baffin staff and clients should self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms. An assessment tool can be found here: https://covid-19. ontario.ca/self-assessment. "Everyone inside Larga Baffin including clients, staff, and essential visitors of Larga Baffin are required to wear masks at all times to protect themselves and each other and minimize the risk of transmission," states the news release, signed by Larga Baffin president Lynn Kilabuk. "The safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff is our primary concern." – Derek Neary


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Environmental, human rights questions shadow mining sale ᓴᐃᓃᓯᒃᑯᓐᓂ-ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ Shandong ᒎᓗᒧᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓇᖏᖅᓯᒐᓗᐊᕈᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᑉᐱᕼᐃᓕᖅᑑᕐᒥ, ᓄᓇᖓ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ–ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ "ᐊᑐᕆᐊᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ" ᐱᖁᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᓚᐃᓴᓐᓯᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᐃᓕᓯᒪᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ, ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐋᓕᒃᔅ ᐱᐅᑲᓐ, TMAC ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᓄᑦ' ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᑉ–ᑐᖓᓕᖓ ᑎᒥᖁᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ.

photo courtesy of TMAC Resources

Even if Chinese-owned Shandong Gold Mining takes over operations at Hope Bay, the land will continue to be Inuit-owned and "stringent" regulatory licences and permits will remain in place, says Alex Buchan, TMAC Resources' vice-president of corporate social responsibility.

Proponents describe Chinese company as 'professional, respectful'

by Derek Neary

Northern News Services

Kitikmeot

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on the implications of a potential sale of TMAC Resources, operators of the Hope Bay gold mine, to Chinese-owned Shandong Gold Mining. TMAC Resources negotiated a mineral exploration agreement with land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and a series of deals with the Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA), including a 20-year Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement in 2015. "All those agreements will stay in place" if Shandong Gold Mining buys out TMAC Resources, said Alex Buchan, TMAC's vice-president of corporate social responsibility. Asked whether the change in ownership at the Kitikmeot's Hope Bay gold mine would open the door to renegotiating the KIA's agreements as the Qikiqtani Inuit Association did in 2018 with Baffinland Iron Mines and again earlier this year with an Inuit Certainty Agreement – commanding a rising royalty rate, more jobs and training and even daycare provisions for workers' children – Buchan tapped the brakes on such an idea. "No, I don't believe so," he

said. "In 2015, when we negotiated these sets of agreements with the Kitikmeot Inuit Association and then with Nunavut Tunngavik ... the term of those agreements was 20 years, and we're basically five years down the road from that." Although Buchan said TMAC has been in "continual communication" with the KIA during this proposed sale, the Kitikmeot Inuit organization has repeatedly refused public comment on the pending deal. Buchan wouldn't offer comment on where the KIA stands or whether its silence is cause for concern. "We can't really speak for the KIA or for Inuit," he said. Likewise, Mark Wall, CEO of Streamers Gold – a Canadian subsidiary of Shandong that would oversee operations at Hope Bay on behalf of Shandong – wouldn't speculate on whether the federal government would require a national security review for a Chinese proponent to take control of TMAC Resources and its assets, including Hope Bay, and whether a national security review might jeopardize the transaction. "The government process is taking its course," Wall said repeatedly, acknowledging that Covid-19 is posing complications at various lev-

els. "The government will proceed on the timeline that the government chooses." Environmental concerns Among the online comments from Nunavummiut and others regarding a potential Shandong Gold Mining takeover of TMAC Resources are recurring concerns that environmental damage could occur and that because the company is Chinese, it may pull up stakes without following through on cleanup efforts. Wall, who worked with Shandong previously in South America, said his experience has shown him that the Chinese company is "very focused on environment, health, safety and sustainability." "For me, it's front and centre and absolutely critical ... as well as to Shandong," Wall said. Buchan added the Hope Bay mining operation is on Inuit-owned land and it's highly regulated, including oversight from Inuit organizations. "The ownership of the land is not subject to this deal," he said. "In order for any (mining company) to move forward at Hope Bay, the licences and permits that are in place – and subject to review, amendment and renewal as the project move

forward in development – are very stringent and will remain so." Some critics also discourage doing business with China, and its state-owned companies, because that country is holding two Canadians – Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig – as political prisoners. In addition, there are many who denounce China for its human rights record with its own citizens, including the holding of more than one million Uighurs, of Muslim faith, in detention centres. Buchan said those issues are unconnected to the business at hand. "We're miners, we're not politicians or national leaders or whatnot," he said. "My interaction with Shandong Gold is that they're a professional, respectful group of industry people. Many, including Mark (Wall) have Canadian and international experience. This is a commercial transaction. It's very hard, if not impossible, to comment on those larger issues that are beyond the scope of this business deal." Wall reiterated that Shandong is the best candidate to optimize the assets at Hope Bay, which could be "multigenerational" in terms of their lifespan. "What they need is long-

term, patient capital that is prepared to be invested by a major mining company to allow this district to be a very

good producing asset for a long time. We at Shandong see that opportunity," Wall said.


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Level of wildlife monitoring and use of Inuit traditional knowledge remain sticking points by Derek Neary

Northern News Services

Qikiqtani

After years of consultations and correspondence, Baffinland Iron Mines and the Mittimatalik Hunters and Trappers Organization (MHTO) in Pond Inlet are still unable to comes to terms on Inuit traditional knowledge and monitoring of wildlife. The latest evidence of the gulf between the two parties came via a Sept. 30 letter to the Nunavut Impact Review Board from MHTO Chair Eric Ootoovak. Although Baffinland has made hundreds of commitments – many of them refined to meet demands from governments and Inuit organizations – to further its Mary River mine phase two expansion plans, Ootoovak made it clear that the MHTO is not satisfied with Baffinland's proposed measures in regards to tracking wildlife and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. "Our final written submission ... requested that Baffinland undertake significantly more monitoring of marine wildlife and ecosystem, and that that work include and integrate Inuit in all aspects. We have also requested separately that Baffinland conduct additional monitoring on char and begin monitoring of seal," Ootoovak wrote, also expressing concern over impacts on caribou. "Further, and of greatest importance to the MHTO, the MEWG (Marine Environment Working Group) does not facilitate the collection or contribution of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. This work must be done with and among Inuit, using knowledgeable facilitators and taking time to discuss and ensure understanding ... We need to have certainty that Baffinland will acknowledge Inuit concerns and knowledge in its development of indicators and thresholds ... and our concerns that Baffinland has not adequately considered Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and local knowledge." Megan Lord-Hoyle, Baffinland's vice-president of sustainable development, stated that Baffinland will continue to meet with the MHTO to discuss the mining company's commitments. The Marine Environment Working Group is not the "primary mechanism relied on by Baffinland for collecting IQ," she said. She noted that Baffinland's 2019 marine monitoring programs comprised more than 50 per cent Inuit staff. The Inuit Certainty Agreement, signed with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association earlier this year, obligates Baffinland to increase Inuit participation in monitoring programs as well as project operations, decisionmaking and oversight, she stated. Lord-Hoyle added that Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit workshops have been held since 2006 and as recently as earlier this year. "In addition, we have been meeting with communities and Inuit since 2015 on phase two, and Baffinland values all input that it has received from Elders, youth, hunters and trappers organizations, and communities, and it has helped us improve and

change our project plan," she stated. The mining company runs one of the largest marine monitoring programs in Canada and the company will incorporate a dedicated seal monitoring program, she said, adding that char are already studied by Baffinland and by the MHTO through funding provided by Baffinland. "The phase two project will provide sustainable and long-term social and economic benefits to Inuit without compromising the integrity of the ecosystem or the right of future generations to the sustainable use of renewable and non-renewable resources," Lord-Hoyle said. Farther north in Arctic Bay, the hamlet council maintains its conditional support for the Mary River mine phase two expansion. An Oct. 3 letter to NIRB from Coun. Frank May states that little opposition has been expressed by community members, so long as Baffinland operates in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. "Up to this point, Baffinland Iron Mines have shown themselves to be supportive of our community and we can expect this attitude to continue into the future," May's letter reads, citing a November 2019 motion passed by council and signed by Mayor Moses Oyukuluk that backs phase two. "We have issues (in Arctic Bay) created by past traumas, housing shortages, infrastructure needs and transportation bottlenecks which must be addressed, and we hope that both the mine and QIA will use the financial resources created by the phase two expansion to help our community address these issues." NIRB will produce a pre-hearing conference report within 30 days to guide the next steps in the Baffinland phase two expansion review.

ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓇᑦᑎᕐᓂ ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ. ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑏᑦ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗ ᓱᓕ ᐊᖏᐸᓗᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᓐᓂᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᒥᓂᑦ ᖄᖏᐅᑎᔭᕆᐊᓕᖕᓂ.

photo courtesy of Levi Kalluk

Baffinland Iron Mines says it will run a dedicated seal monitoring program in response to concerns expressed by the Mittimatalik Hunters and Trappers Organization. The mining company and the Pond Inlet hunters and trappers still have some pronounced differences of opinion to overcome.

Limitations on regulatory meetings rankle MHTO chair by Derek Neary

Northern News Services

Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

More than a dozen people were turned away from the Pond Inlet community hall because there was no more room for additional observers of the Nunavut Impact Review Board's community roundtable sessions on Baffinland Iron Mines, held Sept. 28 to 30. There were at least 16 seats set aside for members of the public but about 12 other residents were unable to be accommodated on the morning of Sept. 28 and another six that evening, according to Karen Costello, executive director for the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB). The majority of the seats had to be reserved for NIRB staff, representatives of Baffinland and other groups who were making presentations, she noted. The total number of people present was capped at no more than 50, in accordance with the chief public health officer's pandemic restrictions. Eric Ootoovak, chair of the Mittimatalik

Hunters and Trappers Organization, expressed disappointment over the constraints on local participation. "When residents are turned away at the door to meetings like these, they are not likely to come back," Ootoovak told NIRB officials during his closing statement. "And other people will stay away, not wanting to be turned away from their own community hall and going to at a meeting where their input is supposed to be valued." He suggested that there should have been an overflow venue and that the meetings should have been available online or broadcast on the local radio station. Costello explained that there was no second venue available in the community. She said anyone, including radio stations, could call into the audio line and play the feed through the radio in either English or Inuktitut. The local radio station in Pond Inlet was advised how to do this, she noted. She added that members of the public who were turned away on the first day were pro-

vided several options to submit their questions or comments to the review board. Some residents returned over the next day or two and about a dozen sent written submissions, she said. A separate venue – a meeting room at the Frobisher Inn in Iqaluit – hosted community representatives from Clyde River, Iglulik, Resolute, Sanirajak and Arctic Bay, along with various other stakeholders with an interest in the meetings. Arctic Bay Coun. Frank May was among them and he conveyed how impressed he was with the logistics in a letter to NIRB afterwards. "Attending the roundtable meeting in Iqaluit was an extremely educational experience for me and I wish to thank the NIRB for giving me this opportunity, and the whole organization deserves a great deal of appreciation for making all of the arrangements to get the system set up so that people could attend at all of the venues," May wrote. "It was truly a difficult logistical feat to have pulled off this conference in these interesting times.


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ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᑯᓄᖓ ᓱᓕᓂᕋᐃᓂᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑯᐃᓐ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᖓᓐᓂ ᑐᓂᓰᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓂᖓᑦᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖓᓄᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 23–ᒥ, ᑯᐃᓐ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᖅᑎᖓ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᔫᓕ ᐸᐃᔭᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᕆᔭᖓᓂ ᑯᐃᓐ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᖓᓐᓂ. ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑎᒃᑯᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ – ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ, ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ, ᐊᑐᐊᒐᓕᐅᕆᓂᕐᒥ, ᓯᓚᐅᑉ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ, ᓄᓇᒥᙶᖅᑐᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᒥᓱᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂ – ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᐅᑯᐊ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᖏᓐᓇᖅᐸᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐃᒃᓯᓐᓇᐃᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᖏᔪᐊᓘᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔭᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖓ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒥ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᓄᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ ᐅᓐᓄᖓᑕ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑳᕋᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᖅ 8– ᖑᔪᑦ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᓯᒪᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᔾᔨᕆᔭᐅᓇᔭᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᐃᓱᒪᐅᑉ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᖓᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᑐᓗᐊᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐅᓇ ᑐᑭᖃᑦᑎᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ, ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᓂᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᓂ ᐊᖏᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐆᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ – ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᒥᑭᓐᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐅᖅᑰᔨᕗᑦ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓗᓂ. ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᔫ ᓴᕕᑲᑖᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓗᒃᑖᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕐᔪᐊᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓰᓐᓇᐅᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ

ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᓗᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ. "ᐅᖃᕐᓂᓐᓂ ᑭᖑᕙᓯᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᑦᑎᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᐅᔪᒦᙱᑉᐸᓵᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ– ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᖕᒧᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕋᑦᑕ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓴᕕᑲᑖᖅ. ᓱᓕ ᐊᒥᒐᕐᓂᖃᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ 3,000–ᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᓕᖕᓂ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᖅᐸᒌᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒃᓴᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑭᐅᒪᙱᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖏᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᔪᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᓱᓕ ᖄᖏᐅᑎᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. "ᒐᕙᒪᕗᑦ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᑦ, ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ, ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᓕᒫᖏᓐᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᑖᓐ ᕚᓐᑎᐅᓪ. "ᐃᖏᕐᕋᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ, ᐅᒃᐱᕆᒐᓗᐊᕈᕕᐅᒃ ᐋᒃᑲᓘᓐᓃᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᓇᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᖏᓗᐊᕐᓂᑯᒧᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᕆᔭᕗᑦ ᐅᔾᔨᕐᓇᓗᐊᙱᓚᖅ. ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᐱᓕᕇᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ – ᐱᓕᕆᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᓗᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᑯᓂᐊᓗᖕᒥ." ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᐊᓐ–ᖏᓐᓃᑦᑐᓂ ᐃᓕᔭᐅᖏᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥ. ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ $1 ᐱᓕᐊᓐᓂ ᓱᒃᑲᔪᒥ-ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᓴᖑᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᖃᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔪᒥᓇᖅᑑᕗᖅ, ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᓇᑉᐸᖅᑎᕆᓯᒪᓂᑕᖃᖅᐸᑦ

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᒃᓴᐅᓇᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᐊᕆᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᕚᑖᓪ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ $700-ᒥᓕᐊᓐᓂ, ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ–10-ᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐱᖓᓱᓄᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ $300-ᒥᓕᐊᓐᓂ, ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ–10-ᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᑭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ. ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓄᑦ-ᐊᑐᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᓴᓗᒪᔪᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒧᑦ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᒃᑰᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᔪᐃᓐᓇᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑯᐃᓐ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᖓᓂ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᑕᒪᒃᑭᑦ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᔾᔮᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᙱᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓕᒫᓄᑦ. ᐋᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᐅᒋᕗᑦ ᐱᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᓕᖕᓂ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓵᓗᖕᓂ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᐅᓯᒪᕗᑦ. ᐱᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᒥ, ᐱᔪᒪᓪᓗᐊᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᐅᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ. ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᐃᓐᓇᕆᕙᖓ ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑎᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ. ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔪᒪᒍᑦᑕ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒥ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᓄᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ – ᓄᖑᑎᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ – ᕿᓚᒻᒥᐅᔪᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑎᒃᓴᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᔾᔨᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐲᔭᐃᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᑰᔪᓂ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᕆᙱᑕᓄᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᖃᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᓄᑦ.

Progress over promises Speech from the throne continues to deliver the same goals for Canada's North Northern News Services

On Sept. 23, Governor General Julie Payette delivered Canada's speech from the throne. It hit all the major talking points – housing, health care, education, policing, climate change, green energy and so much more – just as these speeches always do, while leaving out any mention of how these lofty goals might be achieved. The other thing missing from the speech was any mention of Canada's Arctic and Northern Policy Framework, delivered last year on the eve of the federal election being called, and how the eight goals outlined in excruciating detail might be realized. Top of mind for the federal government was affordable housing for Indigenous and Northern communities. This only makes sense, since one of the greatest social determinants of health is access to housing – every problem seems a little smaller when you've got a safe place to stay. Premier Joe Savikataaq said in every interaction he has with the prime minister and federal ministers, he always emphasizes Nunavut's infrastructure deficit. "My saying has been that we are so far behind that we're not even at the starting line and that the federal

buildings into residences sounds promising, if indeed there are any suitable unused structures for Nunafederal priorities vut to funnel some of these resources We say: toward. study less, act faster Vandal also cited a $700-million, 10-year housing agreement with government has to do some nationthe three Northern territories and a building within Nunavut so that we $300-million, 10-year housing agreecan at least get to the starting line," ment with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami as said Savikataaq. evidence that the federal government There is a shortfall of more than is addressing the issue. 3,000 houses that must be built to Energy-efficient retrofits, clean meet existing needs and the numenergy and rural broadband were all ber of new homes added each year included as areas for improvement doesn't even meet growing demand. in the throne speech. None of which The housing crisis has boiled over in will make any difference without Nunavut. adequate housing for all Nunavum"Our government has invested, miut. financially, more dollars in partnerHealth care accessibility and ship with Indigenous nations than any greater steps to address food security government in recent memory," said are also goals to attain, but they have Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal. been goals for decades. "We are making progress, believe it or More than anything, what we not, but the problem is the gaps are should demand from Ottawa is progso large that the progress is hardly ress. Access to federal funding pots is noticeable. So we need to continue only part of the solution. If we want to what we're doing – we need to do achieve the first outcome of the first more of it and we need to do it for a goal in Canada's Arctic and Northlong time." ern Policy Framework – to eliminate There are billions of dollars being poverty in the North – there must be poured into housing and infrastrucshort-term solutions realized while we ture nationally. A new $1 billion rapid- continue undoing the ham-fisted work housing program to convert vacant of past colonial governments.

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Feeling at peace while out on the land Cambridge Bay Tea Talk with Navalik Tologanak email: helent@qiniq.com

UPLUKKUT EDMINTINMIT. HINIKTAKVINGMIT TITIRAQTUNGA. TAMNA AANIARUT PINGMAN HULI. INUINLU QABLUNAATLU HAMANIITTUT. NIRIVAKTURUT NIGIVIKMIT HINIKTAQVINGMIT. PITIAQTAUJURUT. HILA ALIANAQHIJUQ EDMINTINMI. UUNAITRUMI. NIGLALIQMAN HAMANI QUANA. NAAMMAINNAQTURUT. Welcome to fall weather when the air is so fresh and clean this time of year. It seems that our little fishing village had snow and then melted from the sun and rain. It is one of nature's most beautiful times of the year, watching the Arctic Ocean slowly freezing up. All the lakes, ponds and rivers must be freezing now. The community of Cambridge Bay has grown so much in the past few years. During this pandemic it seems that so many things have changed. No more attending feast, gatherings, meetings, but I am happy our kids are back in school and practicing safety and social distancing, quana to parents too who keep their kids at home if feeling sick. So far Nunavunmiutat have no positive cases to date and let's keep it that way. The workers from the mines who are from down south are testing positive and I hope they are all doing well and to get better and be safe.

We are so thankful for the staff of the Chief Public Health Officer for making the rules and doing the right thing to keep us healthy in Nunavut. We are lucky. Stay strong and healthy everyone. Children who years ago went to the firstever school built in new town of Cambridge Bay are now all grandparents. Our school was called the "Federal Day School." I remember attending at a young age of five, I think. I remember dog teaming with RCMP to school and back across where we lived in tents and igloos. We were fed a nice hot warm lunch Monday to Friday. I remember Kayy Gordon was our cook and a table with benches was set up in the hallway of our first school. It was a green colour. Then at 4 p.m. we were done classes for the day and RCMP dog team would be waiting for us kids to bring us home in the darker months. We also had a bombardier and a school bus later on as years went by. Our bus driver was the Late Joe Ogina, he would sing all the time. He looked after us children so well. He loved his job singing everyday to us school kids. For us kids, it was playing outdoors on the ocean when it was darker outside it was the moon that gave us light, played out for hours even though how poor we were, we were happy and healthy. Each family had a dog team back then, which is very few now in Nunavut. I hope someday there will be more and more dog teams being used like the past with our grandparents and ancestors. The peace and quiet back then was less stressful for the families. But today, too much influence and noise, and

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ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᓇᕙᓕᒃ ᑐᓗᒐᓐᓇᖅ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᕆᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᐱᒍᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ, ᔪᓚᐃ 26, 2019–ᒥ.

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Columnist Navalik Tologanak visits a monument to honour residential school students in Cambridge Bay, July 26, 2019. development in the north. I miss the old days. I think this is why Inuit when out on the land camping, fishing, hunting or just living out there, we feel at peace and are healing all the time, it is because our Ancestors are out there with us, even My Son. You can feel the calm and love and peace even if you are out

there alone. Today Inuit travel out on the land to destress, get some peace and quiet and to relax. Forever and ever. See you out there folks. Take good care. Keep washing your hands and be safe and stay well. God Be With You Son.

ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᒐᐃᔪᓪ ᒋᐱᓐᔅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᓇᓐᓄᒋᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 1–ᒥ.

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Joamie School seeks sponsors to keep food bank filled Money to purchase goods for students needed now that Covid-19 has prevented in-person fundraising by Cody Punter

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Joamie School is on a mission to raise $10,000 in order to keep its food bank stocked for the year. The initiative is being spearheaded by student support worker Jason Rochon. Normally the school depends on the generosity of the community during its Christmas concert and other annual get-togethers for food donations. However, Rochon said that due to Covid-19, the school is no longer able to host in-person fundraisers and donations. "With Covid-19 and the cost of food I'm always looking for ways to make sure children have access to food," he wrote in an Oct. 1 Facebook post. "Because of Covid I won't be having the big fundraisers that usually cover a large portion of the food bank." Rochon began reaching out to businesses last week. As of October 1 he had already received confirmation from two donors who would be willing to cover the $1,000 per month cost of stocking the food bank for a month, including DJ Specialties, who will be the first sponsor for the month of October. "Another person reached out and said they'd like to donate for another month and said they'd

like to remain anonymous," said Rochon. Rochon started up the school's food bank when he first started working at Joamie School nine years ago. "A couple of times kids would come back from lunch and tell me they didn't have food," he said. He started off by filling up a small container with food outside his class. However, he noticed the box being emptied relatively quickly. So he decided to upgrade the space to a few shelves. The informal food bank has been a staple at the school ever since. Rochon told Nunavut News that he doesn't ask the students that use the food bank about why they use it, he just makes sure the shelves stay stocked. "There's no shame because they never have to ask for food," he said. "I know they're very thankful and they use it all the time. Since Rochon made his Facebook post, several other local companies have reached out to arrange meetings with him. "Right now it looks like I'm going to have six months covered in the next six days. There's only 10 months in the school year so we're almost there," Rochon said. "I'm hoping the people that said they would donate will step up."

ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᔫᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓ ᕿᓂᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᑭᓖᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᑕᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᓂ ᑐᓂᓯᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂ $1,000– ᒥ ᑕᖅᑭᑕᒫᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐃᓗᓕᖃᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19– ᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓇᐃᓪᓕᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ ᐅᐸᒃᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᓯᐊᖑᔪᓂ. Iqaluit's Joamie School is looking for local sponsors to give $1,000 a month to help keep its food bank well-stocked. Due to Covid-19 the school is no longer able to depend on in-person fundraisers and donations. photo courtesy of Jason Rochon

Minister appalled by need for heightened security to protect health staff Threats to well-being of nurses hinders recruitment efforts, Hickes says by Derek Neary ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᔪᐊᔾ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ: Northern News Services "ᐅᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᙱᓚᖓ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ Panniqtuuq/Pangnirtung ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᑖᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂ In some Nunavut communities ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᙱᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. nurses are being threatened and ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᖃᕆᐊᖃᓪᓚᕆᒃᐳᖅ." need higher levels of security, which

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Health Minister George Hickes: "I can't stress enough how difficult it is to continue to recruit staff in some of our communities with the way that our health centre staff are treated. Things really need to change."

deters the health professionals from returning and others from ever going, Health Minister George Hickes says. "To be frank, I find it appalling that health care professionals, who are really trying hard to work for our people, feel in danger. We've had community health centres that are very difficult to staff because people talk; health professionals talk," Hickes said in the legislative assembly on Sept. 29. "There are certain communities where they do not want to work ... because of the way they're treated." Those comments were sparked by Pangnirtung MLA Margaret Nakashuk's repeated questions about why more local residents weren't being hired as security guards at the community health centre. Hickes explained that the enhanced security required in Pangnirtung generally means that ex-law enforcement agents are employed due to the level of risk. The Department of Health didn't provide answers to Nunavut News' questions about specific incidents that prompted the elevated level of security in Pangnirtung, nor any indication which other Nunavut

communities have enhanced security. However, Hickes said he believes the Government of Nunavut spent a total of $2.7 million on health centre security last year. "It's unfortunate that we have to go to this level of actually providing security in our health centres. I would like to think that the majority of people in our communities don't have ill will for our health care workers," he said. "I can't stress enough how difficult it is to continue to recruit staff in some of our communities with the way that our health centre staff are treated. Things really need to change ... We need to take a serious look at our own behaviour and we have to recognize that whether you agree or disagree with the situation, there's a proper process to follow to voice your concerns in a professional, {respectful) manner." Nakashuk insisted that there should be appropriate levels of training provided to certify Pangnirtung residents as qualified security guards "as they are familiar with their own community and its social issues." Hickes said he would have his officials contact the security contractors to ensure such training is offered. He also pointed out that three local people were hired in the past but all three left the job. "Unfortunately, it didn't work out in those cases and we have to continue to find out why it doesn't work

out," the minister said. He also stressed that the level of qualifications is paramount. "When we're talking security in a health centre, they're responding to a call to help make sure that that nurse or that medical staff or clinician is safe in the workplace. That is the priority under this," he said. "We have to make sure that when people take on these roles, it's a very important critical role to the operations of the health centre." Pangnirtung Mayor Eric Lawlor couldn't be reached for comment. Denise Bowen, executive director of the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, said she was unaware of any threats or violence in Pangnirtung that led to heightened security. However, she emailed a general statement on violence in the workplace. "Much of the violence that occurs continues to be under-reported and is costly to the healthcare system. In recent Canadian studies (Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, 2017) 61 per cent of nurses had experienced some form of serious workplace violence in the past year," Bowen wrote. "We know that nurses faced with violence in the workplace may refuse to work in unsafe conditions – some will resign from the job, and, in some cases, they will leave the profession entirely."


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Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation awards announced

Nunavut Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation has announced the winners of its Makigiaqta fund for 2020-21. Makigiaqta requested proposals for the delivery or development of distance/e-learning programs for the school year. The purpose of the programs is to provide Nunavut Inuit with education, training and skills needed for employment, and to enhance their economic participation and opportunities. The recipients for 2020-21 are as follows: • Arctic Fresh Inc. With their program titled "Community Representative Training Program" • Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq (Kitikmeot Heritage Society) with their program Access to Online Cultural and Linguistic Learning to Sustain a Vibrant Inuit Workforce • Taqiuqtigiit Hand in Hand Society with their program titled Uumati Doula/Maternal Support Worker online Professional Development and Training There were two additional recipients: • Northern Youth Abroad • Arctic UAV – Cody Punter

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QIA project to support dog teams

Qikiqtani/Baffin Island On Oct. 8 the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) announced the launch of their new pilot project designed to help support the Inuit tradition of operating dog sled teams. The Qikiqtani Qimuksiqtiit Project (QQP) is a project designed to assist the Inuit of the Qikiqtani area by supporting teams financially via a one-time payment of $3,000. Supporting the tradition of dog sled teams is high on the priority list for those at QIA as many are disconnected from those traditions today. "From what I have experienced I would say they need to revive the knowledge because I find a lot of people are disconnected from the traditional way of owning a dog team, the proper word for a harness," Syola Ikkidluak, co-ordinator for QIA said. It's a pilot project intended to run for three years. The deadline to apply at www.qia.ca is Dec. 31. Call QIA staff at 867- 975-8384 for help with the application. "This is our first time so this will be a learning process for us and questions are more than welcome, we will learn as we go and if anything needs adjusting we will adjust it," added Ikkiduak. Applicants must have more than five dogs to apply for funding. – Trevor Wright

Housing association electing chair, directors

Kangiqtugaapik/Clyde River The Clyde River Housing Association is hosting an election for a number of positions in their organization. The positions up for grabs include chairperson and four director roles. The deadline for nominations is on Oct. 19 at 5 p.m.

Freddie Oovayuk Sept. 27 in Baker Lake. Advance polling takes place on Oct. 29 with election day taking place Nov. 2. Local tenants over 19 years of age in good standing with the Clyde River Housing Association are encouraged to run

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for a position. Voting will be taking place at the Housing Association's main office in the community, refreshments will be provided. – Trevor Wright


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ᐃᓄᑐᖃᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᕗᖅ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᐅᔪᒥ 'ᐅᒥᐊᕐᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ' ᓂᐊᖁᙴᒥ ᓯᒡᔭᖓᓂ 74-ᓂ-ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᓂᐊᖁᙴᒥᐅᑕᖅ, ᐋᓐ ᕼᐋᓐᓯᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ "ᖁᔭᓕᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ" ᓂᐊᖁᙴᒥ ᓯᒡᔭᖓ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ.

ᐋᓐ ᕼᐋᓐᓯᓐ ᐃᑦᑐᐊᖅᑐᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᒐᓛᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᑯᙱᓚᖅ ᐊᒃᑕᑯᓂ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐅᒥᐊᑐᖃᕐᓂᑦ ᑕᐅᕘᓇ ᓂᐊᖁᙴᒥ ᓯᒡᔭᖓᓂ 74-ᓂ-ᐅᑭᐅᓕᖕᒥ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐸᐸᑕᐅᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᑐᖃᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᐃᒍᑦᑎᖅᑕᐅᙱᖔᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᒥᐊᑦ, ᕼᐋᓐᓯᓐ ᑕᑯᔪᒪᕙᖏᑦ ᑐᑭᓕᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᓯᓚᒥ "ᐅᒥᐊᕐᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ" ᓂᐊᖁᙴᒥ ᓯᒡᔭᖓᓂ. ᓲᕐᓗ, ᓂᐊᖁᙴᒥ ᓯᒡᔭᖓᓂ ᐅᒥᐊᖅᑕᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓴᐃᒨᓂ ᒪᐃᑰᓪ ᐱᕕᓂᐊᓂ, ᐃᓅᓪᓗᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᕼᐋᓐᓯᓐ. "ᓴᐃᒨᓂ ᒪᐃᑯᓪ ᐱᓕᕆᕐᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᖃᓚᐅᖅᑳᕋᑕ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐱᑕᖃᕆᕗᖅ "ᓇᑖᓕᖕᓂ" ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᓯᔾᔪᑎᓂᑦ ᖃᔭᕆᐊᑦ ᓯᒡᔭᒥ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᕼᐋᓐᓯᓐ. "ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᐅᕗᖅ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᓂ ᐅᒥᐊᖃᓚᐅᖅᑳᕋᑎᒃ, ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᐅᓯᔾᔪᑎᓂ ᖃᔭᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ," ᐃᓚᒋᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐃᓄᑐᖃᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ, "ᑕᑯᔪᒪᓇᔭᖅᐳᖓ ᐅᒥᐊᓂᑦ ᑐᑭᓕᐊᑦᑎᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ. ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᓇᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ." ᕼᐋᓐᓯᓐ ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒫᓂᒃᓯᒪᕗᖅ. ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᒪᐃᔭᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᑲᓂ ᐱᐅᓪ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᖃᖅᐳᖅ, "ᐱᐅᕐᔪᐊᕋᔭᖅᑰᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᑯᓂᕐᒥ ᑐᑭᓕᐊᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ." "ᓱᓕ 100 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓪᓚᕆᙱᑉᐳᒍᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᒥᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᑕᐅᕙᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᐅᓪ. "ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᒋᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ." ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᒍᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔭᖅ ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᖃᕐᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓂᖃᕐᓂᐅᔫᑉ ᐊᓯᐊᒍᑦ ᓯᒡᔭᒥ, ᐱᐅᓪ ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᓴᓇᓂᕐᒥ "ᒥᕐᙳᐃᖅᓯᕐᕕᕋᓛᖑᔪᒥᑦᑕᐅᖅ". "ᑕᑯᔪᒪᓇᔭᖅᐳᖓ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕋᔭᖅᑐᒥ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐅᓄᙵᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑭᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐹᐱᑭᐅᕐᕕᖃᕐᓗᑎᒃ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᐅᓪ. ᓂᐊᖁᙴᒥ ᓯᒡᔭᖓ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᑎᐱᕆᐅᑉ-ᕿᑎᖅᐸᓯᐊᓂ ᕼᐋᓐᓯᓐ ᑎᑎᕋᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔭᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᔪᒥ. ᕼᐋᓐᓯᓐ, ᓅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓂᐊᖁᙴᒧᑦ 1972–ᒥ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᖃᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᔾᔭᐃᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓯᒡᔭᒥ. "ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᓱᕋᒃᓯᒪᔪᕈᓗᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ. ᐃᒐᓛᖏᑦ ᓱᕋᒃᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ, ᐊᒃᓴᓗᐊᕕᓂᕈᓗᐃᑦ ᒪᓂᖅᑲᒦᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑯᑐᖕᓂᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᒃᓴᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖅᓱᑐᖃᕐᓂ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᐅᓗᐊᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᕙᑎᒧᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᕼᐋᓐᓯᓐ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓂᐊᖁᙴᒥ ᓯᒡᔭᖓᓂ. ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔭᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᐃᒋᐊᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 20–ᒥ. ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔭᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ $25,000–ᐸᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᖓᓂ, ᐱᖁᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒋᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑭᐅᔪᓂ. "ᐱᖓᓱᓂ ᐊᒃᑕᐅᑎᓂ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᑕᑕᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ, ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂ ᓯᕐᓚᐅᓂ ᐲᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᐲᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᓴᓂᕐᓂ ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᕚᑕᓖᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᒃᓴᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓖᓴ ᒥᓗᓴᕝᓪᔨᕕᒃ, ᐋᔩᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔭᒥ. "ᖁᔭᓕᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᖓ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᕼᐋᓐᓯᓐ.

74-year-old Apex resident Ann Hanson said she is "very grateful" Apex beach has been cleaned up.

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ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔭᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐲᖅᓯᕗᖅ ᐃᒃᓯᓐᓇᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᒻᒥ ᓂᐊᖁᙴᒥ ᓯᒡᔭᖓᓂ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 20–ᒥ.

The City of Iqaluit removes an abandoned vehicle from Apex beach on Aug. 20.

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Elder advocates for historic 'boat museum' at Apex Beach Iqaluit mayor in favour of plan, hoping for permission to build 'a little park' as well by Rajnesh Sharma

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Apex/Iqaluit

Ann Hanson looks out her window and sees not junk, but old boats along Apex beach that the 74-year-old hopes will be preserved as historic pieces. For example, at Apex beach there is a boat belonging to Simonie Michael, a former Inuk politician, said Hanson. "Simonie Michael did a lot for the people of Northwest Territories before we had Nunavut," she said. There are also "flat bottom boats" and freighter canoes at the beach, said Hanson. "And that's history because before people had big boats, we had those freighter canoes," she adds. The Elder says, "I'd like to have these boats lined up neatly. It will be a photo opportunity for people." Hanson has already reached out to the City of Iqaluit for support. Iqaluit Mayor Kenny Bell agreed, "I think it would be awesome to see them all there lined up nicely. "We're not exactly 100 per cent sure who owns all the boats there," said Bell. "We're trying to find out who owns them all." Once the owners are identified the city will try to get

permission to use them for historic purposes. Bell hopes to get permission to build "a little park" alongside the historic site. "I would like to see something that's usable. So people can go down there and have a little bonfire or a little barbecue pit," said Bell. Apex beach was cleaned up by mid-September after Hanson wrote a letter to the city this summer. Hanson, who moved to Apex in 1972, said she was concerned about the safety of people at the beach. "There were a lot of broken-down vehicles, trucks and cars. The windows were broken, old tires lying on the ground and there was seepage of old oil and old gas. And it's not very healthy for people and the environment," said Hanson as she described Apex beach. The City of Iqaluit began the clean up on Aug. 20. It has cost the City about $25,000 including labour, equipment and disposal fees. "Three dump trucks were filled, five shacks removed and five vehicles removed, along with hazardous waste including batteries and fuel of various kinds," said Lisa Milosavljevic, communications officer with the City. "I'm very grateful that it's cleaned up," said Hanson.

ᐃᒃᓯᓐᓇᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓯᕐᓗᐊᖅ, ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᓂᕐᓂ ᓂᐊᖁᙴᒥ ᓯᒡᔭᖓᓂ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 20–ᒥ.

An abandoned shed, two boats and trash at Apex beach on Aug. 20.

ᐊᒃᑕᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓂᐊᖁᙴᒥ ᓯᒡᔭᖓᓂ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂ 10–ᓂ 15 –ᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᖅ ᐋᓐ ᕼᐋᓐᓯᓐ.

Waste has been accumulating at Apex beach for the past 10 to 15 years, said Elder Ann Hanson.


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Savikataaq strips Netser of cabinet portfolios following 'unacceptable' social media post Patterk Netser asks, 'where's my equality?' by Derek Neary

Northern News Services

Nunavut

Premier Joe Savikataaq has taken away Patterk Netser's cabinet portfolios due to an "unacceptable social media post," the premier announced on Thursday morning. "I have made Minister Patterk Netser a minister without portfolio, effective immediately," Savikataaq stated in a news release. "The Government of Nunavut values diversity, equality and fairness for all. We will not stop listening or acting to make this a reality for all Nunavummiut. There can be no tolerance for disrespectful, hurtful remarks or actions, and we must uphold our government's principles and values. We stand united in this work, together." Minister David Joanasie will assume Netser's responsibilities for Nunavut Arctic College and Savikataaq will act as minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation. The premier said he will consider the cabinet posts further when the Nunavut Legislative Assembly reconvenes for its fall sitting on Oct. 21. Netser, MLA for Aivilik, says his controversial abortion-related social media post was not targetted at any particular

group and the premier was too quick to strip his cabinet portfolios. His Facebook comments posted on his personal page days earlier stated that all lives matter and opposed abortion. Netser, a practising Christian, says he has a right to express his religious beliefs but he doesn't try to impose them on others. "I'm a father of six, grandfather of 19 grandchildren and now I have two greatgrandchildren and I have often thought if they had been aborted I would not know their unique personalities," he said. "It was a post on little babies that get aborted. Do not their lives matter too? I was not picking on any special interest groups or anything. I was just expressing my inherent right as a Canadian citizen on my freedom of beliefs ... We all have different points of view. I expect them (the Government of Nunavut) to respect my point of view, but I guess not. "It's been on my mind for many, many months now. I just thought, well, since everybody's talking about Black lives matter, then everybody's life matters. I just put it out there. Don't these little lives matter too?" he said. In removing Netser's cabinet posts, Savikataaq stated that the Government of

Nunavut "values diversity, equality and fairness for all." Netser asked, "Where's my equality? Is it not being fair to my convictions and beliefs on what I stand for? We Inuit have always valued life even before the gospel came to Nunavut, to my people." He said he believes Savikataaq is "overreacting" and he values diversity and equality. He said he has two women working on his staff and he "deeply respects them" even though they have different points of view than him. Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Arreak Lightstone condemned the comments and stated his support for the premier's decision. "I believe that the comments hold notes of racism and misogyny, neither are fitting for a public figure let alone a cabinet minister. It is true as Canadian citizens we have freedom of expression, but as public figures we are held to a higher standard." Whether Savikataaq reverses course or whether his colleagues in the legislative assembly express support for him, Netser said he won't sacrifice his morals. "I'm willing to take the judgement on what they give me, but I stand by my convictions and I refuse to compromise my values," he said.

ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᐸᑎᖅ ᓇᑦᓱᕐ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐃᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᖅᓵᖅᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 8–ᒥ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ 'ᓈᒻᒪᙱᑦᑐᒥ' ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᖓᓂ.

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MLA Patterk Netser was stripped of his portfolios Oct. 8 following an 'unacceptable' social media post.


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Yes, they can finally play Arenas, recreation centres and gymnasiums given green light to reopen to have them return in time for next season. Nunavut "October or November It has been a time many 2021 is probably going to be people in Nunavut have been the start of competitive hockwaiting for and it finally came ey," he said. "It all depends on what happens with Covid-19." on Oct. 5. But perhaps nowhere was The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) the call to open things up announced a slew of chan- louder than in Cambridge Bay. ges to Nunavut's Path, the For weeks, youth in the document outlining how the community had been pleading territory will reopen during with authorities at the local the Covid-19 pandemic, and and territorial level to open among those up recreation changes includfacilities. There ed the reopenwas even a petiing of arenas, tion started gym nasiums by Eekeeluak and recreation Avalak, who's centres. well-known for Gymnahis wrestling siums, recreaexploits, to try tion centres, and move the fitness centres needle. and private fitThe comness clubs may munity's mayor's youth advisreopen for indi– Deanna Taylor vidual workory council also outs, group posted a video classes, youth on social media groups and sports with a max- on Oct. 4 outlining why faciliimum of 25 people per room ties needed to reopen. or 50 per cent of the stated Deanna Taylor read a statecapacity, whichever is smaller. ment on behalf of the counFor municipal arenas, cil, which talked about the which includes curling clubs, importance of extra-curricular either a total of 50 people are activities for young people. "Forty per cent of high allowed out on the ice surface at any one time or 50 per cent school kids took part in afterof the stated capacity, which- school activities last year and ever is smaller. Spectators are it had a positive effect on our allowed to watch from the community," he said. stands with a maximum of "This year, we are see50 people allowed at any one ing a high rate of vandalism from bored youth (and) an time. Mike McPherson, presi- increase in the use of alcohol dent of Hockey Nunavut, said and drugs, getting closer to having the arenas be able to making more addicts. A lot open is good news and the more depression and we can plan is to move forward with see it in posts and talking with basic programs at the com- other youth." munity level. Taylor also outlined how "It's looking like a lot of the lack of opportunity was skill development right now," creating problems at home. he said. "We'll look to do that "Youth are walking around and re-evaluate in January to because they don't want to see if we can expand on what go home to an unsafe house can be offered." where there's violence, drugs When it comes to inter- and drunks in the house," she community tournaments, said. "The physical health of such as Arctic Atoms and youth is suffering because of Powerful Peewees in Rankin no sports to participate in. It Inlet, McPherson said that's will get worse as time passes, out of the question right now a loss of motivation." because the current limits on The territory's Sports and people at the rink wouldn't be Recreation Division (SRD) feasible to host them. has put together a number of But he said it's never say guidelines for communities to never. follow to help them open up "I don't want to say they safely and while they mirror won't happen this season but a a lot of what's been published maximum of 50 people on the by the CPHO, they expand ice and 50 in the stands would and clarify what they mean put a strain on everyone right for communities, said Mariele now," he said. "If the numbers Depeuter, the SRD's acting increase, we'll re-visit it but executive director. they won't happen right now." "It's great that we can tell Territorial championships communities that they can won't take place this season, resume some level of activhe added, with the goal being ity but it's a daunting task by James McCarthy

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ᐋᔅᑎᓐ ᑳᓴ, ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ, ᐋᓐᑐᕉ ᐱᐅᔅ, ᐲᑕ ᐋᑲᕙᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᕙᓐ ᖁᓪᓗᐊᓕᒃ Baffin Blizzard–ᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᕗᑦ ᓇᓄᕐᒥ ᓵᖓᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᒃ ᓵᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ 3-2–ᒥ ᖄᖏᐅᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᐊᓐᓂᑭᑕᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᕕᕈᐊᕆ 23–ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐊᓐᓂᑭᑕᕐᕕᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᑐᐃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᕗᑦ ᐅᕘᓇ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᔾᔪᑎᓂᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓᓐᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ 2021–ᒥ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ ᓱᓕ ᓇᓗᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ.

"The physical health of youth is suffering because of no sports to participate in."

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Austin Caza, from left, Andrew Pearce, Peter Akavak and Kavin Kullualik of the Baffin Blizzard accept the Polar Bear Plate championship trophy after Baffin defeated Rankin Inlet 3-2 in overtime at the new Rankin arena Feb. 23. Arenas around the territory can re-open now under new guidelines set out by the territory's chief public health officer but whether the 2021 edition of the tournament happens this year is still up in the air right now. because it isn't business as normal," she said. "The guidelines are there so they can reopen properly and we just want to help facility operators and recreation leaders understand what they mean." Depeuter said the SRD worked with the departments

of Education and Health to make sure communities know what they're doing in order to comply with the CPHO's orders. "It's all about providing the most accurate information and these can change at any time," she said. "It is a living docu-

ment and we're in a fluid state right now so this could change by the day." But at the end of the day, Depeuter said the biggest thing for her is a sense of relief that people can finally do something. "We've had lots of calls

from frustrated people from kids right on up to recreation leaders about what's going on, can we use gyms, can we put ice in, things like that," she said. "It's a relief that we can share this with people and they can begin to get back to some kind of activity."


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The Houston Asterisks beat the Minnesota Twins so naturally, Carlos Correa acts the tough guy Northern News Services

Amy Russell and Rich Stover were married in Barnstead, New Hampshire late last month. No big deal, right? Marriages come and go. But see if you can clue in as to why this one was different. You spot it? Look at the surnames. There you go. And yes, the Russell Stover chocolate company got wind of it and made sure to give the happy couple plenty of goodies in honour of the big day, including quite the wedding cake. Do you understand how jealous my wife will be when she gets wind of this? She'll insist we change our last names to Mary and Brown's. It is the national dish of Newfoundland and Labrador, after all. Anyway:

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Hey, tough guy! I don't know what caused with James McCarthy Carlos Correa of the Houston Asterisks (Astros) to go off after the Astros beat the Minnesota Twins on Sept. 30 to win their Major League Baseball playoff series but he did. And now, baseball's version of Amy Schumer – thinks they're one of the best out there but, in reality, sucks – is getting rightfully torched because he though he could pop the collar and get away with it. Correa boasted about how the Astros won a playoff series on the road and now, what can the fans say about it? He's referring to how the Asterisks got caught cheating back in 2017 on their way to fraudulently winning the World Series that year but since they won on the road with no centre field cameras picking up catcher's signs and no players banging on garbage cans in the dugout to tip off Houston's batters, that proves they're good. No, it doesn't, Correa, you tool. You won a best-of-three series against a team which hasn't won a playoff game in what seems like forever (18 straight losses in the post-season now for the Twins, to be exact). You sure showed them, Correa. That was a massive statement win, Correa. Bah gawd, you should be crowned now, Correa. In reality, shut up and sit down, Correa. The only reason the Asterisks made the playoffs this year is because the Major League Baseball season lasted a grand total of 60 games thanks to Covid-19. The playoff format was also expanded to include eight teams in each the National and American Leagues, which allowed the Asterisks to slither in with a losing record in the regular season. I really enjoyed watching pitchers throwing at Houston batters and the only reason it stopped is because Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball's commissioner, said no more throwing at Houston's batters. Well, there goes everyone's fun. All Correa has done is pour more fuel on the fire which,

ᑳᓘᔅ ᑯᐊᕆᐊ Houston Astros–ᑯᓐᓂ (Asterisks) ᓂᓪᓕᐊᕈᓘᔭᕈᓐᓇᕋᓱᒋᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᕋᔭᒃᑐᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ Minnesota Twins– ᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. ᐃᓱᒪᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔪᓐᓃᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᖓᓂ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑰᖃᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ 2017–ᒥ.

Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros (Asterisks) thought he would flap his gums after his band of cheats defeated the Minnesota Twins in the Major League Baseball playoffs late last month. He thinks the world has forgiven him and the rest of his ilk for what they did in 2017. photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

when you think about it, isn't the worst thing in the world because I won't ever stop nailing this team's collective ass to the wall. Correa is acting like a punk, trying to play the tough guy, and everyone just keeps hating on the Asterisks, much to my glee. Thanks, Carlos. Bye, Felicia I had never heard of Fred Gerteiny until now and now that I've heard of him, good riddance.

Gerteiny was a sports anchor with News 12 in Connecticut until late last month when he was fired after referring to U.S. senator Tim Scott as a rather racist name. Like with every racist reference, I won't publish it verbatim but Scott is black and Gerteiny thought it would be prudent to use that term which references a family member and a first name. That's all I'm giving you. It had to do when Scott said Donald Trump "misspoke" during the first debate when he didn't totally condemn white supremacists, which, granted, wasn't the best answer ever delivered. Somehow, Gerteiny thought it would be fine to answer Scott's statement with racism. I'll give News 12 credit here – they acted swift. They didn't need that sort of crap hanging over the company's head and fired him the day after. Gerteiny apologized on Twitter and then deleted his account. Morons like Fred Gerteiny think the best way to fight racism is to use racism because it hammers home the point. Yeah, no. You won't be missed, Fred Gerteiny, you racist. And finally … Good Idea: Hosting a World Youth Darts Championship with youth players. Bad Idea: Hosting a World Youth Darts Championship with 24-year-olds. There isn't much Barry Hearn does wrong when it comes to sports promotion. Hearn has had a long and successful run in British sport – boxing, snooker and darts his biggest bangs – but this one boggles the mind. The Professional Darts Corporation just had its qualifier for the World Youth Darts Championship this past month with 96 players vying to play in the final in November. No big deal, right? Young players getting the chance to shine in their own event. Sure … if it didn't have players as old as 24 playing. I'm serious – the qualifiers had adults within its ranks, some of whom are already firmly entrenched within the PDC Pro Tour itself. You can make the argument about having 20-year-olds playing in it; junior hockey and curling are two sports where 20-yearolds still get to play with the teenagers and that's fine with me but 23 isn't youth. The top seed, Jeffrey de Zwaan of the Netherlands, is 24 years old and is ranked 20th in the world with the adults and that's where he needs to stay. As far as I'm concerned, if you're playing with the adults on a regular basis, you play with the big kids. Let the youth have their thing. If 24-year-olds can't go back and play for the Memorial Cup, they shouldn't be playing for the World Youth Darts Championship. Until next time, folks …


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Feds give $5 million to support daycares Money will go toward increasing capacity and covering additional costs of maintaining and cleaning facilities by Cody Punter

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Childcare across Nunavut will be getting some financial support thanks to a $5 million injection of federal funding. The new money was announced via a joint Zoom call hosted by federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen and Nunavut's Minister of Education, David Joanasie on Oct. 7. "Childcare is not a convenience, it is a necessity," said Hussen, addressing journalists online. "We both want to ensure that every child gets the best possible start in life." Almost half that money – $2.4 million – will be used to support existing day cares as well as to create new childcare spaces in under-served communities in the 2020-21 school year, according to a press release from the feds.

The money bolsters commitments already made though the multilateral early learning and childcare framework. "We must do more to create quality affordable spaces in childcare in Nunavut and across the country," said Hussen. The other $2.6 million will be used to help daycares and schools deal with the additional costs associated with maintaining standards to prevent the spread of Covid-19. That funding is part of a $625 million package for the country which has been approved through the federal government's safe restart agreement. "Parents and guardians can rest assured that the kindergarten and school will be resilient to any changes," said Joanasie on the call. Joanasie said the government has adopted new cleaning protocols and has sent contract-

ors in to every school across the territory to ensure that standards are met. "These contractors have gone to every childcare facility. We're ensuring that no child is unaffected." Christie Nutarariaq, a teacher at Iqaluit's Pairivik Child Care Centre, said staff have been having to work longer hours in order to make sure the new standards are met. According to her, they are spending an extra hour and a half cleaning the day care are the end of every day in order to make sure it is ready. "Cleaning is the most difficult. With having so many kids around everything needs to be done," she said. Nutarariaq said she had not heard about the announcement of new federal funding on Oct. 7 but welcomed it. "Anything would definitely help."

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Erika Mia Tungilik During seal derby springtime – this is Justin Tungilik.

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