Nunavut News – Oct. 26, 2020 Edition

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'ᐱᐅᙱᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ'ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᕗᑦ 18–ᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ 205-ᓂ ᒪᒃᐱᖅᑐᒐᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᒥ, ᕿᓂᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂ

A 'deplorable' infrastructure gap NTI highlights 18 shortfalls in 205-page report, seeks action from federal and territorial partners

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Uquutaq Society opens new transitional shelter Abusive mother won't serve jail time NTI President's Award recipients named

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Cousins Rose Natsiapik and Johannah Natsiapik were helping pack maktaaq last year in Qikiqtarjuaq at the beginning of October. For more amazing on-the-land stories see inside.

Iqaluit RCMP to take part in body-cam pilot

"We don't need the government to help us on this. This is our own internal problem." – KIA vice-president Tagak Curley suggests the three regional organizations that make up NTI make their own agreement for managing wildlife and the sale of meat, page 3.


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ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ (NTI) ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 20–ᒥ 22–ᒧᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ. ᐅᑯᐊᖑᕗᑦ ᑐᓄᐊᓂ ᓴᐅᒥᖕᒥ: ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᑦ (KitIA) ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᑉ ᑐᒡᓕᐊ ᑭᓕᐊᕋ ᐃᕙᓕᒃ, ᓕᕙᐃ ᐹᓇᐸᔅ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᐊᓗᑭ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ, ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ P.J. ᐊᕿᐊᕈᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᑦ (KIA) ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᑯᓄ ᑕᑦᑐᐃᓂ. ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ, ᐃᒃᓯᕚᖅᑐᑦ: ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᔅᑖᓐᓕ ᐊᓈᑉᓚᒃ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᑉ ᑐᒡᓕᐊ ᔭᐃᒻᔅ ᐃᑦᑐᓗᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᑉ ᑐᒡᓕᐊ ᑕᒑᖅ ᑰᓕ.

News Briefs ᑐᖏᓕᐊᓂ ᓄᕙᕐᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᓪᓚᒍᑎᖃᕐᓂᖓ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ 'ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕗᖅ'

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔪᐃᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᑐᖏᓕᖓᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ 19 ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᖕᓂᕐᒥᒃ "ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ" ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᖁᔨᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᓚᑖᓄᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᖁᔭᐅᖏᑉᐳᑦ, ᕼᐋᓕᑏᕐᓇᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᐃᔪᒥ. ᑕᓪᓕᒥᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑖᕋᓱᒋᔭᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᓚᐅᕋᓗᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᒥ, ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᐃᓐᓇᖅᑎᑕᐅᕗᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒃᑲᐃᓚᐅᕋᑎᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒍᑎᒃ ᐊᐃᑦᑑᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᔪᖃᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓯᒪᓪᓚᕆᓕᖅᐸᑕ ᐱᑐᖃᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᖓᓄᑦ, ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᑉ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᖃᐃᔪᒃᑲᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ, ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᖏᑦᑐᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ ᐃᑦᒪᓐᑕᓐ, ᕙᓂᐹᒃ ᐊᑐᕚᒥᓗ ᑭᖑᕙᕆᐊᖅᑕᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᖃᖏᑉᐸᑕ. ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓕᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᒃᑐᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ. ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔭᒍᒪᔪᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖅᑖᖅᓯᒪᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᒥᑦ ᐅᑎᕐᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᕐᓗᓂ. ᑎᑎᖅᑲᐅᑎᖃᙱᑦᑐᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᔫᒧᑦ ᐃᑭᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᙱᑉᐳᑦ. ᐅᓪᓗᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᒃ ᐱᖓᓱᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒃᑲᐃᓚᐅᖅᑳᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᓕᔭᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᕈᑎᒃ. ᐊᒃᑐᐱᕆ 15-ᒥᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᓕᕆᕕᒃ ᐅᓪᓗᖏᑦ ᐅᐃᒍᒋᐊᖅᑎᓚᐅᖅᐸᖏᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᐅᑉ ᔪᐊᔾ ᕼᐃᒃᔅ ᑎᑭᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒃᑐᐱᕆ 29-ᒧᑦ. ᐊᒃᑐᐱᕆ 17-ᒥᑦ, 436 ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓕᐊᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ 291 ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᖏᑦᑐᒦᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ. please see Second, page 10

ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᒪᔨ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒦᓕᖅᐳᖅ

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ ᑯᕆᔅᑏᓇ ᐱᐊᔅ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᑖᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ, ᕼᐊᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᖓ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐱᕆ 14-ᒥ. ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᒍᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᐊᔅ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪ`ᒥᓗ ᖃᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᕚᒥ ᐱᕐᓗᐊᕿᔪᓃᑉᐸᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᐃᕆᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᔨᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᓂ ᒪᒥᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓕᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓕᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ. ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ 2018-ᒥ, ᐱᓕᕆᔨᙳᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᓄᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᖕᓄᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᖅᑖᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖃᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕌᓂᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖃᑎᒥᓂᑦ ᖁᑦᓯᓛᖑᑉᓗᓂ. ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑦᓯᒍᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᐊᔅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑲᒥ ᐅᑎᖅᓯᒪᓕᕋᒥ ᓄᓇᒥᓄᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᐃᖓᓗ ᐊᒻᒪ 6 ᓄᑕᕋᖏᑦ ᐃᓚᔮᖏᓪᓗ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐊᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᒥᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖏᓐᓇᕐᓗᓂᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒥᓂᒃ. please see New, page 10

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ 19 ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑖᖅᑐᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᓄᓗᔮᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ

ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ/ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ -19 ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑖᖅᑐᖃᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᖕᒥ ᓄᓗᔮᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓘᒃᑖᖅ ᒪᐃᑯ ᐹᑐᓴᓐ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᕐᔪᐊᖓᑦ, ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᖓᑦᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑖᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᒃᐱᒋᖏᑉᐳᖅ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑖᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᓂᑦᑕᐃᓕᓯᓪᓗᓂᓗ. ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᐳᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᖔᑦ ᓴᓂᐊᓃᑦᑐᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓇᓪᓕᐊᖏᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᖏᒃᑲᓗᐊᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᐊᓂᑦᑕᐃᓕᑎᑕᐅᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒡᓗ, ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᖃᖅᑑᔮᖏᑦᖢᓂᓗ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ. ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖏᑦᑑᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥᑦ, 160 ᑭᓛᒥᑕ ᓂᒋᐊᓂ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ, ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ "ᓯᐊᒻᒪᒃᑎᕈᓐᓇᕋᔭᕐᓂᖓ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᖏᑉᐳᖅ" ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖏᒻᒪᑕ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ, ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᖓᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. please see Covid-19, page 10

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The Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) board of directors met at their annual general meeting Oct. 20 to 22 in Cambridge Bay. They are back row from left: Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KitIA) vice-president Clara Evalik, Levi Barnabas, NTI president Aluki Kotierk, Qikiqtani Inuit Association president P.J. Akeeagok and Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) president Kono Tattuinee. Front row, seated: KitIA president Stanley Anablak, NTI vicepresident James Eetoolook and KIA vice-president Tagak Curley.

Fees proposed for hunters shipping caribou meat Meat waste and herd decline cited as reasons for concern by Cody Punter

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The president of the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) has proposed imposing fees for hunters who ship country food for profit in Nunavut during the first day of NTI's annual general meeting Oct. 20. "The Kivalliq is selling a lot of caribou. It's going overboard. We're concerned about our caribou declining," said KIA president Kono Tattuinee during the meeting. "Kivalliq will be pushing for this because the caribous of the Kivalliq are being depleted. We will be making an approval coming from the Kivalliq." As it stands airlines currently offer free freight for hunters shipping meat. Tattuinee said the profiting off of country food goes against Inuit custom. "We live in such a different time from our forefathers. This weighs heavily on the caribou and the people." Nunavut News has reached out to KIA for comment regarding Tattuinee's suggestion. The Qamanirjuaq herd that migrates across the Kivalliq has declined in size by nearly 50 per cent from an estimated size of 500,000 in 1994 to 288,000 in 2017. During a brief attendance at the AGM, Premier Joe Savikataaq was asked what the territorial government could do to stop the

sale of caribou meat. He responded that such a restriction would have to come from NTI because the government didn't have the authority to override the Nunavut Agreement. Can't stop the sale of meat "I've been asked about this in the house many times. We can't stop the sale of meat. It's in the Nunavut Agreement. "The only way that will change is if the Nunavut Agreement is altered. Only NTI can infringe on the beneficiaries' rights. If NTI chooses to amend the agreement that's up to NTI. It's a right that our beneficiaries have. Even if we put a quota a beneficiary can sell its legally harvested caribou." Tagak Curley, vice-president of Kivalliq Inuit Association dismissed the idea that the Nunavut Agreement would have to be altered in order to prevent the sale of meat. He said the agreement gave beneficiaries the right to make their own regulations. Curley suggested the three regional organizations that make up NTI could make up their own agreement for the management of wildlife including the sale of meat. Tattuinee told the meeting that there are increasing numbers or carcasses with lots of meat being left on the land. He said he has been shown social media posts of hunters who are just selling the caribou fat.

"It's getting critical and a lot of caribous are being left out on the land because when they don't have fat they are just put in the dump." During a presentation to the AGM later that day, NTI's vice-president James Eetoolook acknowledged he has also seen photos of hunters harvesting caribou fat for sale while leaving good meat behind. "We know that people who want to buy meat, (but) we have to do conservation with caribou," he said. In addition to limiting the sale of meat, improved education for young hunters was suggested as a way to protect herds. AGM delegates suggested limiting the trade of caribou meat between the regions and promoting more awareness training with young hunters. "A resolution regarding the management of herds was brought forward on Oct. 22. However members disagreed over the way it was written and it did not receive the support of delegates. "The intention is going in the wrong direction from what we had discussed," said Tattuinee. "This is too convoluted in its intentions." Curley said KIA would raise the issue at its own AGM in the hopes of coming up with a solution. "We don't need the government to help us on this. This is our own internal problem."

ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᔪᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᓪᓚᑦᑖᓂ ᖃᑭᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.

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The president of the Kivalliq Inuit Association proposed that airlines should impose fees for hunters who ship country food for profit in Nunavut during NTI's AGM in Cambridge Bay last week.


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Conviction in Iqaluit armed robbery Robber's facial tattoo confirms his identity in KFC Quick Stop holdup by Derek Neary

Northern News Services

Iqaluit

An Iqaluit man with a history of robberies has been convicted of the crime once again and this time it was one of his facial tattoos that was largely his undoing. Michael Cooper-Flaherty was found guilty on Oct. 9 of holding up the KFC Quick Stop in Iqaluit, while brandishing a knife and making off with $1,680 on Feb. 22. Judge Paul Bychok had to consider the testimony from three witnesses along with video footage

from Quick Stop's security cameras and evidence that the RCMP produced. Cooper-Flaherty entered the business on Feb. 22 with the lower part of his face hidden behind a blue bandana. He told the manager to "give me the money before the cops come," and "give me the money before I get angry." The manager saw the knife that Cooper-Flaherty possessed and turned over the cash a short while later. The robber then fled. The RCMP arrested Cooper-

Flaherty at a residence two days after the holdup. He was wearing a black Canada Goose winter coat bearing a distinctive patch with crossed Nunavut and Canada flags on the upper left breast, clearly sewn on by hand – the same as the person in the security video from the KFC Quick Stop. He also had the same distinct black shoes and black baseball-style cap. After being charged and going to trial, Cooper-Flaherty chose not to testify or to forge a defence. Bychok found the three witnesses – the store manager, a store clerk

and a customer – were problematic in one way or another. However, the judge was convinced by the Quick Stop manager's description of Cooper-Flaherty's tattoo of a cross below his right eye. "You will recall he said that the cross was made up of two, single, black lines which intersected not in the middle but higher and that it resembled a 'very plain' cross of the Christian faith. I am satisfied that the manager's clear and detailed description of the cross is reliable (evidence) ..." Bychok said. "I am satisfied that the manager had

ample opportunity and visual acuity to describe accurately the robber's facial cross tattoo. Combined with the rest of the prosecution's identity evidence, it incriminates the accused." Bychok set the offender's sentencing for Nov. 13 for the convictions of robbery and wearing a face covering with intent to commit an indictable offence. Cooper-Flaherty, who's in his mid-20s, was involved in several Iqaluit robberies in 2014 and 2015. He was sentenced to five years in prison in 2017.


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Iqaluit RCMP to participate in body-worn camera pilot project Body-cams expected to be deployed before the end of the year; project will help guide use of technology in remote communities cross-country by Derek Neary

Northern News Services

Iqaluit

The Government of Canada has approved use of body cameras by Iqaluit RCMP in a pilot project that will help guide the use of the technology for Mounties in remote communities across Canada. It's expected that 20 of the devices will be deployed before the end of the year. However, the federal government is still examining how to manage the massive data files associated with video recordings from every officer's shift in remote communities with limited infrastructure, if the initiative is to eventually go territory-wide. Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the RCMP, posted a Request for Information this week to find an industry partner who can help with that issue. "Once the RCMP finishes gathering vendor information and secures funding, the RCMP will work with federal partners on a contract bidding process, anticipated early next year," the Government of Canada stated in a Wednesday news release. Chief Supt. Amanda Jones, the commanding officer of Nunavut's V

Division RCMP, stated, "Since taking on the responsibility of leading the RCMP's dedicated employees in providing policing services to the people of Nunavut, I have been committed to ensuring they have the training and tools needed to serve the North. Body-worn cameras in Iqaluit will help strengthen accountability and public trust of the RCMP in the community." Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal told Nunavut News earlier this month that he too remains supportive of the use of body cameras by Nunavut RCMP." Our government recognizes this is not the only solution to addressing systemic racism and discrimination in policing and other institutions. "We must keep working to remove systemic racism from these institutions, institutions that are meant to serve everyone living in this country equally and fairly. There is much more to do and I look forward to continuing this important work, in collaboration with all partners," Vandal said on Wednesday. Nunavut Justice Minister Jeannie Ehaloak added, "Our government is in favour of any measures which increase the transparency of our

police services. We support this pilot project and are happy to see progress on the issue of body-worn cameras. We hope this pilot project initiative is successful and that it can be used as a model going forward in the rollout of body-worn cameras across our territory. We will continue to work with the RCMP on measures which increase transparency and improve policing for Nunavummiut. We will work with our colleagues at Public Safety Canada to ensure the proper allocation of funds and resources to achieve our goals of reconciliation between Inuit and the RCMP." Tununiq MLA David Qamaniq has made repeated calls in the legislative assembly for Nunavut police to adopt body cameras. He said the devices will help hold individuals accountable for their actions in an "important step towards changing their negative behaviour. The use of body cameras, with the ability to review events as they occurred instead of relying on people's memories, would be a good means of ensuring accountability for their actions." Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson convened a roundtable in June to examine the obstacles that were

ᑐᓄᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᑕᐃᕕᑦ ᖃᒪᓂᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᑦ "ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑎᒥᒧᑦ ᐊᑕᔪᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕈᑎᓂᑦ, ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖃᕐᓗᓂ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᖏᙱᖔᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᐱᐅᓇᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᓵᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ."

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Tununiq MLA David Qamaniq says RCMP "use of body cameras, with the ability to review events as they occurred instead of relying on people's memories, would be a good means of ensuring accountability for their actions." preventing body cameras from being deployed in the territory. "Most people around the room were impatient to see something

get going, especially after we heard how well things seem to have gone in Nunavik (with the local police force)," Patterson said at the time.

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᔪᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᓂᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᕗᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐱᖓᓱᓂ ᐱᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᕗᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᔪᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᒥᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᔪᒥ. ᓘᐃ ᐳᕉᔅ ᓴᓕᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ, ᐋᒡᓂᔅ ᐸᓂᐅᔭᖅ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓖᓇ ᐃᕕᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐱᔪᐃᓐᓇᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᖑᔪᓂ, ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓᓂ ᐊᓗᑭ ᑰᑦᑎᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 20–ᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ. "ᐱᖓᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕗᒍᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᓲᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᑎᑦᑎᓂᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᐃᓅᓯᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐳᕉᔅ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᕗᖅ ᓴᓪᓕᖅ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓕᒥᑎᑦᒥ. ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᓂᕐᒥ, ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᓇᓂᕐᒥ ᑕᑭᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖅᑯᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓴᓪᓕᓂ ᐊᑭᐊᕈᖅᓇᕐᒧᑦ. ᐊᖅᑯᑎ ᐊᑭᐊᕈᖅᓇᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᓴᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑕᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᖃᕐᕕᐅᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓄᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ ᐳᐃᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓇᓄᕐᓂ, ᐊᓪᓚᙳᐊᑦ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᑦ, ᖃᐅᓪᓗᖅᑕᑦ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᑦᑎᕐᓂ. "ᐅᓇ ᐊᖅᑯᑎ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᖃᑐᐃᓐᓇᙱᓚᖅ ᓴᓪᓕᓂᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᖃᓂᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᓇᐅᔮᓄᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ. "ᐃᓱᒪᕗᖓ ᐅᓇ ᐊᖅᑯᑎ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒧᑦ." ᐸᓂᐅᔭᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᒥᖅᓱᖅᑎᐅᓂᖓᓂ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ

ᐋᒡᓂᔅ ᐸᓂᐅᔭᖅ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑑᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᖓᓱᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᓇᓴᖓᓄᑦ, ᐊᓄᕌᔾᔭᐃᒃᑯᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᔪᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᒥᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑐᓂᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᖅᑰᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᒥ. "ᓴᓇᓲᕆᕙᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. ᓖᓇ ᐃᕕᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑖᔅᓱᒧᖓ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ. ᓘᐃ ᐳᕉᔅ ᓴᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᕆᕗᑦ.

Agnes Panioyak from Kugluktuk was one of three Nunavummiut honoured with NTI President's awards during the organization's AGM in Cambridge Bay last week. Leena Evic from Iqaluit and Louie Bruce from Coral Harbour were also recognized. photo courtesy of Agnes Panioyak

ᒪᒃᑯᖕᓂᖅᓴᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᓂᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᔪᒪᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᒥᖅᓱᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐆᒃᑑᑎᒃᓴᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒥ, ᐸᕐᓇᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᒥᖅᓱᒐᒃᓴᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᓴᓇᕐᕈᑎᓂᑦ. "ᐅᓐᓄᐊᖅ ᐅᖃᓗᒡᕕᒋᓚᐅᖅᐸᕋ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᐊᓱᙳᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ. ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐳᕼᐃᑕᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᐅᓂᖓᓂ. ᐳᕼᐃᑕᖅ,

ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ sunburst ᓄᐃᓚᒃᓴᖓᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᕗᖅ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐸᖅᑭᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᔾᔨᖅᓱᑦᑎᐊᕐᓗᒍ ᓴᓇᔭᕆᐊᖅᓴᖅ. ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓚᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᑐᐊᑦᑐᓂ ᑭᓗᐊᕆᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᐊᒪᕉᑉ ᐊᒥᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᓪᓗᒍ ᑐᐱᒃᓴᔭᐅᔭᒧᑦ, ᓴᓇᓲᖑᔪᒥ ᐊᖕᒪᓗᖅᓯᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓄᐃᓚᒥᒃ ᐊᖕᒪᔪᓕᖕᒥ ᑮᓇᒧᑦ. ᐳᕼᐃᑕᖅ ᐊᑦᑕᑕᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᖁᓕᑦᑕᐅᔭᐅᑉ

ᐃᕕᒃ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᒥᒃ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓇᓂᓯᔨᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕈᕐᕕᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ–ᑐᙵᕕᓕᖕᒥ, ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᒃ ᐱᑦᑎᐊᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖓᓐᓂ, ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ. ᐃᕕᒃ ᓴᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᕈᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓯᒪᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᒃᑐᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᖏᓐᓂ. ᐊᕐᕌᒎᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᕈᕐᕕᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖓ ᐱᕈᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᖓᓱᓂ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᓕᒫᖅᓯᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᕕᒃᑐᐊᕆᐊᒥ "ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᑯᖏᓐᓂ, ᐃᓄᒃᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖓ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓ ᑲᑕᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ 1 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ, ᐱᕈᕐᕕᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖓ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐆᒪᙵᑦ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᕐᓂᐅᓕᖅᑐᒥ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᓂ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ. "ᓖᓇᐅᑉ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᕐᔪᐊᕆᔭᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕈᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᕗᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ." ᖄᒃᑲᓐᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑐᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᒥᒃ ᐱᔪᑦ ᐱᓂᐊᕆᕗᑦ $500–ᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂ. bf l A NTI m4WZz 7


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ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᑖᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑭᖑᕙᓯᒃᐳᑦ 18–ᖑᔪᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᖁᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ; 'ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑕᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᒥ, ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᔪᒪᕗᒍᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ, ᓇᒡᓕᒋᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓗᑕ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ,' ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ "(ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ) ᐃᓚᑰᓂᖓ ᐊᒡᕕᐊᕈᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᑐᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑑᕗᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓴᐃᒻᒪᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ," ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᐊᓗᑭ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᒻᒪᕆᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᒥᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᐸᒃᑐᒥ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᕐᑰᕈᓐᓇᐅᑎᓂᑦ, ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓄᑦ, ᐃᒥᖅᑕᐅᓲᒥ ᐃᒪᕐᒥ, ᐊᖅᑯᑎᓂᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᓚᒃᑕᖅᓴᕐᕕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᓴᕐᕕᒃᓴᓄᑦ.

image courtesy of NTI

"The (infrastructure) gap is a barrier to our potential, and closing it is a necessary task of reconciliation," says Nunavut Tunngavik President Aluki Kotierk in a new analytical report that helps quantify Nunavut's deficits in areas such as housing, broadband internet, health care, power, drinking water, roads, and ports and harbours.

"ᐱᐅᙱᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ" ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᓯᐅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ 205-ᓂ ᒪᒃᐱᖅᑐᒐᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ (NTI), ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᓐᓇ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᐊᕆᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐋᔩᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ. "ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᐅᓂᖓᓂ" ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᑕᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᖓᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ 18–ᖑᔪᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᖁᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᖅᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᑉ ᓇᓂᔭᖏᓐᓂ. ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖁᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ "ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ, ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ" ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᒪᑐᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᕐᑰᕈᓐᓇᐅᑎᓂᑦ, ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐆᒻᒪᖅᑯᑎᓄᑦ, ᐃᒥᖅᑕᐅᓲᒥ ᐃᒪᕐᒥ, ᐊᖅᑯᑎᓂᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᓚᒃᑕᖅᓴᕐᕕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᓴᕐᕕᒃᓴᓄᑦ. ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖓ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᑭᓕᐊᕆᓂᖓᓂ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. "ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᒃᑐᒥ ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓚᖅ, ᐋᖅᑭᐅᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖃᙱᖦᖢᓂ, ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᙱᑦᑎᐊᒻᒪᕆᒃᐳᖅ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᖢᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ," ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖁᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᒋᕗᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᕙᖕᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᒌᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ. "ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᙱᓚᑦ ᐊᓯᐊᒎᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᐊᐱᕆᕗᒍᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑦᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐸᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥ. ᐊᖏᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᒪᓇᙱᓚᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ: ᖃᐅᑕᒫᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᕆᕙᕗᑦ. ᐃᓚᑰᓂᖓ ᐊᒡᕕᐊᕈᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᑐᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑑᕗᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓴᐃᒻᒪᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ," ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᐊᓗᑭ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᕆᔪᒪᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ: ᐱᔪᒪᕗᒍᑦ, ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᓪᓗ, ᐆᒻᒪᕆᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᑭᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᑯᕕᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᒃᑐᑦ. ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᒃᑐᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᑕᑯᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓅᓪᓗᑕ. 'ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑕᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᒥ, ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᔪᒪᕗᒍᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ, ᓇᒡᓕᒋᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓗᑕ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ."

NTI President's awards handed out Three recipients recognized at AGM for their contributions to improving life for all Inuit by Cody Punter

Northern News Services

Nunavut

Three Inuit from across the territory were recognized with President's Awards during NTI's annual general meeting in Cambridge Bay last week. Louie Bruce from Coral Harbour, Agnes Panioyak from Kugluktuk and Leena Evic from Iqaluit each received awards, which were presented by NTI President Aluki Kotierk during the Oct. 20 meeting. "We only recognized three people but we know there are lots of people that try and make a difference and improve the life of Inuit," Kotierk said in Inuktitut during her presentation. Bruce is the owner of Sudliq Developments Limited. He was awarded for his role in planning, developing and building the longest private road in the territory from Coral Harbour to Akearuqnak, Duke of York Bay. The road to Duke of York Bay provides Sallirmiut with access to one of the richest hunting areas for both fish and marine mammals including polar bears, narwhals, beluga and seals. "This road is not only benefiting Coral but is also making them closer with Naujaat," said Kotierk. "I think this road has lots of benefits for the future."

Panioyak was recognized for her skills for that," said Kotierk. as a seamstress. Evic was given an award for her work as She is well known for her work the founder and president of Pirurvik Centhroughout Nunavut and enjoys teach- tre, the Nunavut-based, centre of excellence ing younger Inuit women who are eager for Inuit language, culture and well being. to learn traditional Inuit Evic built Pirurvik's methods of sewing includsuccess by keeping the ᓘᐃ ᐳᕉᔅ ᓴᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ing making patterns, preemphasis on teaching ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᖓᓱᓂ 2020– paring material and using Inuktut and Inuit ways. ᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂ different tools. Over the past year ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᔪᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᒥᑦ "Last night I called her Pirurvik Centre has grown ᐱᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. and she got emotional," to offer three new full time said Kotierk. Inuktut language courses Most recently she in partnership with the worked as a puhitaq University of Victoria instructor. The puhitaq, or "At a critical point in Nunavut's history, when sunburst fur ruff, is known Inuktut language use is to be particularly superior declining at one per cent to others, requiring care per year, Pirurvik Cenand attention to make. tre is ramping up their The process involves programs to address this taking many narrow strips of wolf hide and crisis by introducing affixing them to a canvas, three key programs," said which creates a circular Kotierk. file photo courtesy of Noel Kaludjak garment with a hole for Louie Bruce of Coral "With Leena's expertise and willingness to the face. Harbour was one of three The puhitaq attaches 2020 NTI President's share, Inuit culture and language transmission to a parka hood, acting Award recipients. can occur among younger as a wind break and providing the wearer greater Inuit." warmth. In addition to their recognition each "She makes those and she's well known award recipient will receive $500 from NTI.

ᓴᖅᑭᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐊᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᒥᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒡᒐᓂᑦ–ᐅᐊᓴᕆᐊᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ – ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒥ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖅᓴᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ – ᓴᙱᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᑯᕉᓇ ᖁᐱᕐᕈᐃᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᓴᙱᒃᑎᒋᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᒃᑰᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑎᙱᓚᖅ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ. ᐸᖕᒥᐅᓗᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᓱᒃᑲᔪᒥ ᐊᐃᑐᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑎᑐᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᒥ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᖅᑕᐅᓲᒥ ᖁᐱᕐᕈᐃᑦ ᐊᐃᑦᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᑦ. "ᓈᒻᒪᙱᑦᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓕᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓵᓘᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᑕᐅᖅᓰᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐱᔪᒪᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᑎᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓱᓕ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᕗᖅ ᐊᖏᔪᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᓪᓗᒥᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖏᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ," ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂᙶᖅᑐᒥ, ᓄᓇᑖᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᖅ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔪᒥ 33,000 ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ 85 ᐳᓴᓐᑎᒥ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ. "ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᑰᔪᓂ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᕆᙱᑕᓄᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᑐᕌᒐᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓵᓗᖕᓂ-ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ–ᐊᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᖦᖢᒍ. ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ, ᑲᓇᑕ ᐆᒪᔪᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ ᓱᓕᓂᕋᐃᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ, ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓪᓗᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᓯᓗᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᒃ ᓯᕗᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᐅᔪᒥ." bf l A 'Significant' m4WZz 11


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ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᐃᓐᓇᖅᓱᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃᓴᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᕌᖓᒥᒃ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ, ᐊᓂᖅᓴᐅᒥᔾᔫᖑᓲᖑᕗᒍᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᕐᖢᑕ ᖃᔅᓰᖅᓱᖅᖢᒍ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᔪᓐᓇᖅᐱᑕ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᒥᒃ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᖃᓕᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒻᒥᖕᓂᒃ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕈᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᔪᕐᓇᕋᔭᙱᒃᑲᓗᐊᕐᒪᖔᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖔᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ, ᕿᓯᐊᓂ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑎᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕈᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᓱᓕ ᒪᑐᐃᖓᓪᓗᓂ ᑳᓐᑐᕌᒃᑖᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᓯᔾᔩᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑮᓇᖓᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒃᖢᓗᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᕕᖓᑕ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᐊᑐᖁᓇᔭᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᓱᓕᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᕋᕈᒻᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᐊᒎᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᓂᖃᐃᓱᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᐅᑎᐅᔪᒥ 2013–ᒥ. ᓵᙵᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᑭᓪᓗᐊᖓᓂ, ᐱᐅᙱᓐᓂᖃᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐅᕙᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓱᓕᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᕋᕈᒻᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐆᒃᑑᑎᐅᕗᖅ ᑐᙵᕕᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓇᖏᖅᓯᓂᖓᓂ ᓂᖃᐃᓱᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂ (ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒐᔪᒃᑐᒥ) ᑕᖅᑭᑕᒫᒥ ᐊᖏᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᓂ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓇᒍ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᖓᓂ. ᓇᓗᓇᖅᓯᒃᑲᓐᓂᓲᖑᕗᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᓪᓚᕝᕕᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᒧᑦ – ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖅᑖᕆᐊᖃᓪᓚᕆᒃᑐᑦ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᒃᑲᔭᖅᐳᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐆᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ

ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᓐᓇᖅᐳᑦ, ᓲᕐᓗ, ᐲᖅᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᖓ ᐲᖅᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᓯᒃᑭᑖᖓᓂ ᑖᒃᓯᐅᓗᓂ - ᐃᓐᑲᒻ ᑖᒃᓯᔅᓂ ᐊᑭᓕᒃᓴᙳᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᖑᔪᒥ. ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖅᑕᓕᒃ ᓇᓕᒧᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᑯᑖᒃᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ 1970–ᖏᓐᓂ, ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᐅᓇᔭᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᐃᓂᐱᐊᒡᒥ, ᑖᕕᓐ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᒫᓂᑑᐸᒥ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᔪᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓱᓕ ᕿᓂᕋᔭᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒃᓴᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᖏᑦ ᑭᐅᒪᔭᐅᒍᑎᒃ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ. ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑑᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᒃᓴᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᕐᒥ ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᕿᒪᒃᓯᓚᐅᙱᓚᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓂ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕐᓂᐹᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᐃᖃᙱᑦᑐᑦ ᐊᓈᓇᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂ ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕆᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᑭᖓᓂ/ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᑭᓖᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᐃᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖏᑕ ᓯᓚᑖᓂ. ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐊᖏᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖅᐹᖑᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᒥᑦ ᐊᔭᐅᕆᕙᖕᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ 'ᐃᕿᐊᑦᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ' ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐆᒪᓂᕐᒥ ᑐᓂᐅᖅᑲᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ, ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᓂ ᐅᓄᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᐊᙱᓚᑦ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑑᑕᐅᓂᖃᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕈᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒃᓴᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ. ᐊᒥᓱᐃᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ–ᐊᑭᓕᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓲᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖑᔪᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᔭᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑉ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒥ ᐆᒪᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓅᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᔭᐅᑲᐅᖅᑐᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᕿᓂᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ 30–ᓄᑦ

ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ, ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑕᐅᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐃᕿᐊᑦᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑎᙳᖔᖅᖢᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᑕᖃᕋᓗᐊᕐᒪᖔᑦ. ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓄᑦ-ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᔮᓐ ᒪᐃᓐ ᑎᒃᑯᐊᖅᓯᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ $2,000 ᑕᖅᑭᑕᒫᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᒥ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᒻᒪᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓱᓕᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓂᖃᐃᓱᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓ ᐱᕙᒃᑐᓄᑦ. "ᐱᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ $2,000–ᒥ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐋᖓᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᓗᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᐅᒃᐱᕈᓱᓗᐊᕌᓗᙱᓚᖓ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᑐᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᒥ. ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᒥᑦ – ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕙᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒥᒃᖠᕚᓪᓕᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ? ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕙᑦ ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᓂᕆᑎᑕᐅᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᖕᒪᖔᑕ ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ?" ᒪᐃᓐ ᐊᐱᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᐆᒃᑑᑎᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᕗᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᒥᒃᖠᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᙱᓐᓂᕐᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐃᔪᕐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᓂᕐᑳᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ. ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓕᒫᑦ ᐱᕋᔭᐅᙱᓚᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐅᐃᕆᓯᒪᓂᖃᖅᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᙱᓚᑦ." ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑐᑭᓕᐊᖑᕙᙱᓚᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᑦ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᓂ ᐃᓕᓯᕙᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒧᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᑕᒫᒥ. ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕆᐊᖃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᓇᓕᐊᒃ ᐊᑭᓕᒐᒃᓴᖅ ᑭᖑᕙᕆᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᒥ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᖃᕋᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒧᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ– ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ. ᓄᓇᕘᔪᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᑦ ᐊᖏᓛᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᑐᑭᖃᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᒌᓂᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᐃᓐᓇᖅᓱᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃᓴᒥᑦ.

A fair and equitable starting point Northern News Services

When the GN announces they'll be studying a topic, we often groan and question how many different ways over the years we can possibly examine something before we make any headway on the problem itself. However, the recent discussions around the Department of Family Services' request for proposals to carry out a feasibility study on guaranteed basic income in the territory has the opposite effect, though the wait will be a long one with the RFP still open to tenders. Nevertheless, a universal income project has the potential to change the face of income inequality across the territory. Nunavut's Anti-Poverty Secretariat first recommended guaranteed basic income as an alternative to the current income support model in 2013. At face value, there are no downsides to investment in this research. Universal or guaranteed basic income is a social support model based on replacing income assistance and other programs with a (usually) monthly amount of money to ensure that people have enough to live on, regardless of their work status. It gets more complicated, but only on an administrative level – those who need the money are guaranteed it and those who already earn enough to live moderately could, for example, be opted out of the program or have the extra income

vummiuq's ability to earn a reasonable living go to southerners or The issue: have already been snapped up by universal basic income folks looking to occupy a chair for We say: their next 30 years, it becomes less well worth studying a question of laziness and more a question of choice and whether one even exists. taken off their pay cheque as tax Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John – a negative income tax. There are Main pointed out that criticism over many ways to balance the system how the $2,000 per month CERB and many have been studied and discussed at length since the 1970s, payments have been spent by Nunavummiut show there are misconcepwhen the first basic income project tions about the realities of social in the country was piloted by the Government of Canada in Winnipeg, assistance and its beneficiaries. "We have the $2,000 benefit Dauphin and rural Manitoba. The original experiment was set up being used to explain increased substance abuse and crime. I'm very to determine whether people would still seek jobs when their needs were skeptical of the one-sided analysis of an issue like that. The critics of CERB met by the government. The results were mixed, as the experiment had a – do they know if food insecurity has decreased? Do they know if children fixed end date so many participants did not exit the workforce, but groups are being better fed in the morning?" Main asked. "It's a great example of that benefitted most were single how you can't reduce people to an mothers and young families who have to consider the cost/benefit of anecdote. Not everyone is a criminal paying for childcare when seeking or an addict." work outside the home. People are not defined by their One of the greatest criticisms of ability to work, they are worth more such a system is that it encourages than the number of hours they put people to be 'lazy' and to live off the into a job each week. Not having to dole, however, such broad strokes struggle or choose which bill to put should not be applied, especially in off until the next month would have a region with such diversity between a profound impact on the mental people's ability and desire to work health of low-income families. and the scarcity of jobs they are In a territory where jobs and housqualified for. ing are at a premium, it only makes When many of the high-paying sense to give individuals and families jobs that would guarantee a Nunaa fair and equitable starting point.


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A look at self-isolation in Edmonton Northern News Services

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VIT MIQHUJAKHANIK HANAUJAHANIKLU TIGUMMIAJAVUHI TUNINGNUNAITGUTIKHANIK. TAAKTIKAKTUQ MUNAQHIQAQTUKLU UQAQVIUJUMAGUFFIUK ITIQTIQVINGMI. AJUQNAQMAN TAMNA AANIARUT PINGMAN HULI. Welcome to beautiful snow white country from the southern tip of Victoria Island, land of the Inuinnait. Nature has its own way of once again beautifying our land and sea with fresh fallen snow giving us a new season to let winter settle in for few months. The cool fresh air and the darkness makes it like a Christmas town with many lights shining brightly out in the middle of nowhere up in the Arctic. As lakes and rivers and ocean freeze, it is this time of year fishers are out jigging and ice-fishing for red-bellied char. Many set nets up at the lakes to harvest this type of fish which tastes so good and healthy. The ocean is still slowly freezing but it looks black as it is so cold and ready to freeze up for the next few months. As you walk in this weather it starts

ᒪᒪᖅᑐᖅ! ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19–ᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᓂᒻᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᐸᖅᑭᑦᑎᐊᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᕆᕙᒡᓗᓂ ᓂᕿᓪᓚᑦᑖᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᓕᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒧᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓄᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐳᐃᒍᖅᑕᐃᓕᒋᑦ ᓇᒃᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᕿᔾᓚᑦᑖᓂᑦ ᐃᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᓂ 14-ᓂ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᐅᑎᓚᐅᖅᑳᕋᑎᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ. ᐅᕙᓂ ᑭᖕᓂᒃᑕᖅ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᐃᕗᖅ ᖁᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓪᓚᙳᐊᒥ ᒪᒃᑖᕐᒥ ᖁᐊᖃᐅᒻᒧᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑕᖓᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐆᑦᑎᓂᐊᓕᕈᓂᐅᒃ ᓂᕆᓗᓂᐅᒡᓘᓐᓃᑦ.

Navalik Tologanak/NNSL photo

Mamaqtuuq! During the Covid-19 pandemic it is important to take good care yourselves by eating country foods while out traveling for medical or work or personal reasons. Don't forget to carry your stash of country food so it will help during your 14-day isolation prior to traveling back to Nunavut. Here Kingnektak is cutting up frozen Arctic char and narwhal maktaaq preparing to store in the freezer until ready to cook or eat.

ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ/Gjoa Haven street talk with Rita Pigalak/LJI

ᖃᓄᖅ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᐱᑦ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᕐᓘᑎᖅᓯᒪᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᓂ ᕼᐋᓗᕖᓐᒧᑦ?

to get dark and the roads are very slippery so please be careful when walking or driving on the streets of Cambridge Bay. The pandemic Covid-19 has changed our lives all over the world and more precautions are being taken, with many rules set up to keep the virus out of Nunavut. So far the communities in Nunavut do not have any positive cases to date with their residents. So far the few cases are from mining sites where individuals are from the southern provinces and are put into isolation and well taken care of. We hope everyone out there is doing well and practicing safety rules set out by the Chief Public Health Office from the Government of Nunavut. During the pandemic residents of Nunavut who travel south for medical or personal reasons or for work have to isolate for 14 days prior to flying back to Nunavut, set out by the Chief Public Health Office out of Iqaluit head offices. I myself just got back home from Edmonton, Alta. and I have experienced the 14-day isolation rules. There were many of us residents all at the isolation hub, arriving on different days. I as a resident from the Kitikmeot was brought to the isolation hub in Edmonton, while Kivalliq residents are brought to the isolation hub in Winnipeg and Baffin residents isolate in Ottawa. Many travel for medical reasons seeking cancer treatments or tests that can't be done in the territory. The isolation hub in Edmonton for those traveling to Nunavut are lucky to have a nice hotel with security everywhere, three meals are provided, some medical patients and their escorts get their own rooms. A few construction workers were also isolating before heading up north to work in the communities. If heading down to Edmonton for us Kitikmeot travellers, it is recommended that you carry a few supplies and country food, for those who love doing sewing or other types of crafts, please bring them with you on your way to Edmonton isolation hub, also goes to those who carve, bring your carving tools and supplies. The food provided is all restaurant food which some Inuit are not used to eating all the time, so make sure to bring some of your own country food and your ulu and pocket knives. Prepare your food so that it is all ready cut up in bite sizes as the hotel may not provide an axe used when cutting up tuktu and fish. The hotel staff are very busy taking care of us all in isolation, we as hotel guests have to clean our own rooms and are provided cleaning supplies during the pandemic. You are provided with clean bedding, towels, toilet paper, Kleenex and cleaning supplies to wipe down your rooms with a disinfectant provided by the hotel. A vacuum cleaner is provided also to vacuum your own rooms and then passed on to the next guest. Those who isolated in Edmonton had the chance daily to watch the train go by every-

ᒋᑎᐊᓐ ᐅᒃᐱᒃ, 5 "ᐹᑦᒫᓐ–ᖑᓂᐊᖅᑐᖓ."

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day, which was exciting for us to watch especially for those residents from Nunavut. Each guest is allowed to go outside for however long as you want in the back of the hotel. The security guards are there to help you get from one area of the hotel such as to the front desk or you are signed out and signed back in when going outside to the back of the hotel. The front desk has a canteen where junk food is sold, there is a shopper on site where a guest can write down on a form provided upon checking-in what you need from the store in the area, two nearby stores are Superstore and Walmart. You pay for your items by putting the cash in an envelope for the shopper and by end of the day of shopping your change is given back in the envelope. Another service provided is laundry, three times a week you are allowed to get your laundry done. Wearing masks is mandatory when going outside and can be removed once you are outdoors or using the elevator. We are well taken care of with a nice hotel and good helpful staff looking after us in isolation which makes life a whole lot easier for us guests. I hope I gave you an idea of how it is to be in 14-day isolation. It is quite the experience for those missing their loved ones and families, but there are nurses, doctors, a mental health nurse and social workers on site at the isolation hub. Anyone is allowed to call any one of these professionals to help you in your needs. For myself it was my relatives and friends whom we grew up with that helped me get through the long isolation experience. Nowadays, down south there is a service called "Skip The Dishes" or order take-out from restaurants which guests can also use, when you get tired of the same restaurant menu. Also with social media nowadays you can Facetime with your family and loved ones, which makes it easier to communicate while in isolation. Take good care of yourself and always stay positive and that really helps you get through isolation much better and quicker. Quana to all those who help each other get through the 14-day experience. Quana and big hello to Stanley Carpenter and Leslie Klengenberg, Angele, Kimnek and Ida, Agnes, Naomi, Tamalyn, quana for being there for me. Stay well everyone. Christmas is just few weeks away already. A huge Quana to my daughter Kingnektak and Alexis and Al for all you did for me during my stay in Edmonton, I will always remember how well I was being taken care of. God Be With You Son.

ᐄᑎᑦ ᖁᖅᓱᓐ, 9 "ᕕᐅᓪᒪ ᑎᖕᒃᓕ–ᖑᓂᐊᖅᑐᖓ ᔅᑰᐱᑑᒥ."

Edith Quqshuun, 9 "I'm going to be Velma Dinkley from Scooby Doo."

What do you plan on dressing up as for Halloween? ᐊᓵᓕᐊ ᔅᑲᐃ, 5 "ᔅᑲᐃ–ᖑᓂᐊᖅᑐᖓ ᐹ ᐸᑐᕉᓪᒥ."

Azalea Skye, 5 "I'm going to be Skye from Paw Patrol."

ᑲᓕᑕ ᑑᑕᓕᒃ, 7 "witch–ᖑᓂᐊᖅᑐᖓ."

Kalita Totalik, 7 "I'm going to be a witch."

ᓇᕖᐊ ᓚᐃᔪᓪ, 8 "ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᓚᐅᓐ–ᖑᓂᐊᖅᑐᖓ."

Naveah Lyall, 8 "I'm going to be a scary clown."

ᑕᐃᐋᓇ ᐅᒃᐱᒃ, 5 "witch–ᖑᓂᐊᖅᑐᖓ."

Diana Okpik, 5 "I'm going to be a witch."


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Second wave of Covid making travel 'unpredictable'

Nunavut The Department of Health is advising Nunavummiut that the second wave of Covid-19 in southern jurisdictions is making travel "unpredictable" and reminding residents that travel outside of the territory is not recommended, including during the upcoming holiday season. Although three presumptive cases of Covid-19 were detected in the Northwest Territories on Friday, travel there is not restricted. However, this could change without notice if transmission of the coronavirus is confirmed, the GN warned. Also, entry into isolation sites in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Ottawa could be delayed if there are no rooms available. Medical travellers are given priority. Travellers are also reminded that an authorization letter from the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer is required to return to Nunavut after leaving the territory. Those without a letter will not be permitted to board an aircraft. Two to three days notice is standard to have a letter processed. As of Oct. 15 the public health emergency has been extended by Health Minister George Hickes until Oct. 29. As of Oct. 17, there were 436 medical travellers and 291 members of the public in isolation. – Derek Neary

GN stresses getting flu shot amid pandemic

the importance of getting your flu shot. He says getting the flu shot is "the best defence against getting the flu." In an Oct. 21 statement the CPHO reminded Nunavummiut that Covid has similar symptoms to the flu, noting "reducing your risk of getting the flu also means reducing the chance you will be isolated while you are being tested for Covid-19. It can also reduce pressure on our health system, especially if Covid19 is confirmed in a community." Flu shots are available at all public health centres and through Iqaluit Public Health. Several clinics been scheduled in various communities, if a clinic isn't scheduled then you can make an appointment to get your shot. Minister of Health George Hickes also gave a members statement in the during the Oct. 21 sitting of the Nunavut Legislature on the importance of getting your flu shot in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. "Mr. Speaker, keeping all Nunavummiut safe and healthy requires everyone's continued commitment to maintain the personal protective measures of good hygiene, frequent hand washing, physical distance and staying home when feeling sick," he said. Hickes added it's important to protect those who are more vulnerable to the flu such as Elders and young children. Both Hickes and Patterson also received their flu shots in Iqaluit on Oct. 21. For more information on the flu clinics or the GN's Covid-19 updates visit www.gov.nu.ca/health. – Trevor Wright

New wellness co-ordinator

Nunavut Flu clinics are officially underway in Nunavut and chief public health officer (CPHO) Dr. Michael Patterson is stressing

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet Christina Best has been hired as the new community wellness co-ordinator for the community of Rankin Inlet, the hamlet announced on Oct. 14.

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ᐲᑕ ᐊᖅᑲᖅ ᐃᕐᓂᕋ, ᐋᔅᑯᕐ ᐊᖅᑲᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᑐᖁᑕᖓᓂ. ᔪᓚᐃ 15, 2020–ᒥ ᑎᒃᑲᒧᑦ.

The announcement states that Best originally hails from the communities of Chesterfield Inlet and Rankin Inlet and spent some years in Ottawa as a trauma and addictions counsellor at the Mamisarvik Healing Centre, supporting Inuit attending medical treatment in her employment at Larga Baffin. In 2018, she was accepted into the Inuit community support worker two-year diploma program, and recently graduated at the top of her class. The announcement said Best is excited to be back home in Rankin Inlet with her husband, six children and extended family, as well as to work with the community and continue her learning in the field. – Darrell Greer

Covid-19 case confirmed at Mary River mine Nunavut A positive case of Covid-19 has been confirmed at Baffinland's Mary River mine, Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's chief public health officer, announced the afternoon of Oct. 21. The infected individual is showing no symptoms and is in isolation. Mine staff are conducting contact tracing to determine who may have been exposed and those individuals are also being placed in isolation, although there's no evidence of virus transmission at the mine site at this time according to the Department of Health. Risk of the coronavirus spreading from the mine, 160 kilometres south of Pond Inlet, to any of the surrounding communities remains "very low" because there are no Nunavummiut working there, the CPHO stated. – Derek Neary

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Peter Aqqaq My son, Oscar Aqqaq with his first catch. July 15, 2020 with a Tikka.

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Hunting seals near Iqaluit back in 2018 – we caught 14 that day.


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'Significant' infrastructure gap addressed in new NTI report Nunavut lagging in 18 priority areas; 'Like the average Canadian, we want to ensure that we can provide for ... our loved ones, and contribute to our communities,' NTI president says by Derek Neary

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The "deplorable" state of Nunavut's infrastructure has been documented in a new 205-page report by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) and that research will be used to make advances in negotiations with the federal and territorial governments, says NTI's president. "Significant and quantifiable" disparities exist between Nunavut and the rest of Canada in all 18 of the priority areas measured, according to the report's findings. The document states that "attention, investment and action" are

needed to close the gap in areas such as housing, broadband internet, health care, power, drinking water, roads, and ports and harbours. The purpose of NTI's analysis is to measure the size of the infrastructure gaps to help define the level of investment required. "The research shows that Nunavut's infrastructure is commonly inadequate, in poor repair, or altogether absent when compared with the Canadian baseline," the document states. The report also indicates how Nunavut's infrastructure affects Inuit equity and well-being relating to economic opportunities, food secur-

ity and families being forced to separate for a variety of reasons. "Nunavut Inuit are not asking for special treatment. We are asking for the same level of infrastructure and services that other Canadians expect across the country. The size of this gap isn't a surprise to Nunavut Inuit: we live it every day. The gap is a barrier to our potential, and closing it is a necessary task of reconciliation," NTI President Aluki Kotierk stated. "Inuit have been clear on our aspirations: we want, among other things, a robust and sustainable harvesting economy. We expect to have banking and health services in Inuktut. We expect to have an education

fact file NUnavut's Infrastructure Gap Report findings

• Nunavut has the highest rate of overcrowded housing in Canada, and the largest proportion of housing in need of major repair (nearly six times the national average). • Nunavut has the fewest staffed and operational hospital beds per capita in the country (1,095 persons per bed, compared to a national average of 409). • Approximately half of the children born to Nunavut Inuit are delivered in southern hospitals, and most major health care treatments must take place out of territory. • The fastest possible internet speed available in Nunavut is eight times slower than the Canada-wide average. • Nunavut is the only province or territory with no central museum or heritage centre. Source: NTI's Nunavut's Infrastructure Gap report

system that supports Inuktut and our world view as Nunavut Inuit. Like the average Canadian, we want to ensure that we can provide for our families, our loved ones, and contribute to our communities." The emergence of Covid-19 also helped to put focus on Nunavut's inadequate infrastructure, such as the limitations of trucked water when more hand-washing – and consequently more water consumption – was strongly advised for households. The cancellation of school classes due to the threat posed by the coronavirus reinforced that the territory's broadband system can't handle all students to learn online. Overcrowded homes increase the risk of rapid spread of Covid-19, like any infectious virus. "Inadequate infrastructure was put in place decades ago when permanent communities were created in locations determined largely by Canada's trade and military interests. "There was inadequate infrastructure when the Nunavut Agreement was signed. And there remains a gaping inequality today in the quality and quantity of infrastructure provided to Nunavut Inuit as compared with that provided to other citizens of Canada," reads the report from NTI, the land claims organization that represents 33,000 Inuit in the territory, who comprise close to 85 per cent of Nunavut's population. "The legacies of colonial approaches and decades-long underinvestment affect Nunavut Inuit to

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᐊᓗᑭ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ: “(ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ) ᐃᓚᑰᓂᖓ ᐊᒡᕕᐊᕈᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᑐᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑑᕗᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓴᐃᒻᒪᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ."

NTI President aluki kotierk: "The (infrastructure) gap is a barrier to our potential, and closing it is a necessary task of reconciliation." this day. By partnering with Nunavut Inuit, Canada can live up to the promises of the Nunavut Agreement, build social equity, expand economic opportunity and show real leadership as an Arctic nation."


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Abusive mother to retain custody of other child Woman won't serve jail time due to deficiencies of Nunavut's foster care system, appeal judges rule by Derek Neary

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Editor's note: This story contains details of child abuse/neglect that readers may find graphic or disturbing. A mother who brutally beat her young son for the second time is better off caring for her daughter than putting the mom in jail and relegating her daughter into Nunavut's foster care system, Nunavut Court of Appeal judges Elizabeth Hughes, Thomas W. Wakeling and Ritu Khullar have decided. The mother was back in court last December for sentencing after causing severe internal injuries to her five-year-old son. The boy was alarmingly underweight and also bore bruises and bite marks on his body. It was the second time the mother was convicted of assaulting the boy – the first occasion occurred when he was only two months old and she threw him down a flight of stairs, breaking his clavicle. The judges agreed that the December punishment given to the mother was unfit – a conditional sentence and a suspended sentence for failing to provide the necessities of life and aggravated assault, respectively. They also agreed, although very reluctantly, that forcing the mother to serve her time in jail on their revised sentence of two years less a day would be more detrimental than allowing her to continue to raise her four-year-old daughter, as she has shown no signs of being a danger to that child or to the

community, the judges said they were informed. Crown prosecutor Gary Wool helped persuade the appeal court justices that foster care in Nunavut "would jeopardize the future welfare of yet another of the offender's children." Wool provided a firsthand account of the limited resources available in the North and spoke of the "bleak future" of those in foster care. In addition to the stay on the two years less a day of jail, the appeal judges imposed three years of probation to be served after a two-yearconditional sentence for the failure to provide the necessities of life. "This is a very sad case from everyone's perspective – the vulnerable young boy whose mother cruelly and horribly abused him and withheld from him the love and support to which he was entitled; the youngster's grandmother who has adopted the young boy and assumed the duties and responsibilities of parenthood late in life; the young-mother offender, whose formative years were characterized by the absence of proper parental role models, a victim of intergenerational trauma and who must live the rest of her life with the knowledge that she has betrayed the trust the community imposes on parents to love, nurture and provide the necessities of life to their young and grievously harmed a young boy whom she had a moral and legal obligation to protect; and the community whose global welfare is diminished when one of its members acts in such a despicable and inhumane manner," the judges wrote in their sentencing decision, released Oct. 21.

"ᐅᓇ ᓄᒫᓇᖅᑐᕐᔪᐊᖑᕗᖅ ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ," ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᔪᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᑎᑎᕋᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᔨᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᔭᐅᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ.

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"This is a very sad case from everyone's perspective," the Nunavut Court of Appeal judges wrote in their sentencing decision.


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ᓯᕗᓕᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕗᑦ 16-ᓂ-ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᒪᓚᑲᐃ ᐊᖑᓚᓕᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔨᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᑕᑕᒥᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑑᖃᑎᖏᓐᓂ.

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16-year-old Malachai Angulalik of Cambridge Bay was the Youth Representative attending the NTI AGM. He was overwhelmed by all the attention he received from all the delegates and his peers.

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᒻᒪᕆᖓ ᑭᓕᑲᕕᒃ ᖃᑉᓗᓈ ᑐᓂᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ, ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 20–ᒥ 22–ᒧᑦ.

NTI's Chief Executive Officer Kilikavik Kabloona presented reports to the delegation at their AGM held in Cambridge Bay, Oct. 20 to 22.

ᑭᓕᐊᕋ ᐃᕙᓕᒃ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᑉ ᑐᒡᓕᐊ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᑖᒃᓯᓂᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᑎᕆᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᑭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᒥ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᑭᐅᔪᒥ ᐆᒪᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ. Clara Evalik, vicepresident of economic development for Kitikmeot Inuit Association, spoke about how the federal government may claw back taxes on CERB funding, and how it will create hardship for Inuit, especially with high cost of living in the communities.

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ (NTI) ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 20–ᒥ 22–ᒧᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ. ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒥ ᑲᑎᖃᑎᒌᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᓵᙵᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂ. ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᖅ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᑰᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓᓂ, ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᔪᒥ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐊᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᓛᖑᔪᓂ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓇᓕᒧᑕᒥ ᓇᖏᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒥᐊᒃᑯᖓᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ.

NTI AGM Feature with Navalik Tologanak Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay email: helent@qiniq.com

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Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) held their annual general meeting from Oct. 20 to 22 in Cambridge Bay. Delegates from across the territory gathered to discuss many pressing issues facing Nunavummiut.

Also released during the AGM was NTI's Nunavut Infrastructure Gap Report, which highlights areas requiring the most focus to bring Nunavut infrastructure up to equal standing with the rest of Canada. – Emily McInnis

Leadership meets ᑯᓄ ᑕᑦᑐᐃᓂ, ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ 200-ᒥ ᐃᒡᓕᓕᖕᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᓕᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔪᒥ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᒥ ᐅᐃᓂᐱᐊᒡᒥ.

Kono Tattuinee, Kivalliq Inuit Association president spoke of a new 200-bed medical boarding home being planned in Winnipeg.

ᒪᕆᐊ ᖃᔭᒃᓴᖅ ᑰᒑᕐᔪᒃᒪ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᖅ, ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᓇᓄᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥ, ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆ 21–ᒥ. ᐅᖃᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᒥᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ.

Maria Kayaksark of Kugaaruk, Nunavut presenting women's report to the NTI AGM in Cambridge Bay, Oct. 21. She spoke of the need for more healing programs in Nunavut.


14 nunavutnews.com, Monday, October 26, 2020

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ᑎᐅᕆᓐᔅ ᑐᑐ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᑉᓗᒍ ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᓲᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ! ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᕈᒫᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 26-ᒥ 29-ᒧᑦ

ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᕈᒫᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᔩᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᖁᑉᓗᒍ ᑎᐅᕆᓐᔅ ᑐᑐ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᑉᓗᒍ ᐊᖑᑎᑦ ᐃᓐᓇᐅᓂᖅᓴᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᕈᒫᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᑎᑦᑎᙱᒥᐊᕈᒪᙱᖦᖢᑎᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᒥ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ. ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᑯᒍᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑐᒫᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖅ –19 ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᑉᓗᒍ. ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖓ ᑐᕈᐃ ᐊᒃᓴᕐᓂᖅ

ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ, ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑲᔪᓯᖁᑉᓗᒍ ᐅᑐᐱᕆ 13-ᒥ. "ᒪᑐᐃᖓᑎᒃᑯᑉᑎᒍᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᐃᓄᑑᔭᕆᐊᖃᕋᔭᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᑎᑭᑦᑐᓐᓇᕋᔭᙱᑦᑐᒃᓴᐅᖕᒪᑕ," ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᒃᓴᕐᓂᖅ. "ᑎᐅᕆᓐᔅ ᑐᑐ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᑉᓗᒍ ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᒃᓴᑦᑎᐊᕙᒃ

ᔪᐊᑕᓐ ᑐᑐ ᑐᓂᓯᔪᖅ ᑭᓕ ᑲᓛᒃ–ᓕᓐᑎᐅᒧᑦ $2,000-ᒥᒃ ᓄᑖᒧᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕐᕕᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓄᑦ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᖅᖢᒍ ᑎᐅᕆᓐᔅ ᑐᑐ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᑉᓗᒍ ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᖏᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᒫᑦᓯ 10, 2019-ᒥ.

ᕼᐋᑭᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ. ᓴᖅᑭᓚᐅᙱᒻᒪᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓈᒻᒪᑐᐃᓐᓇᕋᔭᖅᑑᔭᕐᒪᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᒍᑉᑕ 2020ᒥ. "ᓇᓕᐊᒃᑎᒍᓪᓘᓐᓂᑦ ᑕᑯᔪᒪᙱᓐᓇᑉᑕ ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᙱᑐᐃᓐᓇᕋᔭᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅ." ᐊᒃᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓇᓗᓇᙱᑦᑐᕈᖅ ᓱᖏᐅᓐᓇᔾᔮᙱᒻᒪᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᖃᙱᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓱᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᙱᑉᐸᑕ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᓪᓗᒍ, 100-ᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᕝᕕᖕᒦᑦᑐᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᖃᖓᑐᐃᓐᓇᒃᑯᑦ. "ᐸᕐᓇᐃᓯᒪᔪᒍᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᒪᕐᕈᒃ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑎᒌᒃᑏᑦ ᓯᑯᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐅᑐᒍᓐᓇᖅᑐᑑᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑎᒌᒃᑏᑦ ᕿᑎᒋᐊᕋᔭᖅᑐᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᑦᑐᑦ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᐸᑕ. "ᓈᓴᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᕋᑉᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᖢᑕ 75-ᖑᓇᔭᕐᒪᑕ ᓯᑕᒪᐅᒃᐸᑕ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑎᒌᒃᑏᑦ, ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓗᒋᓪᓗ ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᔩᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᓴᓇᔩᑦ. "ᓱᖏᐅᓐᓇᔾᔮᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᑕᐅᑐᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᖃᙱᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑎᕐᔪᐊᕌᓗᐃᑦ ᑕᓚᕕᓴᒃᑰᓲᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓕᐅᕈᓐᓇᖅᐸᑕ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓕᐅᕈᓐᓇᕐᒥᔪᒍᑦ, Hᐃᓖ?" ᐊᒃᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓂᕆᐅᒃᑐᕉᖅ ᖁᓕᑦ 12-ᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂᒃ 2019-ᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕆᐊᖅᑐᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐅᑎᕋᔭᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓐᓂᖓ ᑕᐃᒪᑐᐊᖅ ᐅᑎᖅᑑᔭᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᑕᐃᑉᓱᒪᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ

ᒪᕐᕈᓕᖓᔾᔮᙱᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑎᒌᒃᑏᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᓕᖓᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᒐᓗᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ. "ᐊᒥᓲᓂᖅᓴᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑎᒌᒃᑏᑦ ᐱᔫᒥᒍᓱᒃᑐᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᓇᕈᔪᒃᑐᖅ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᐊᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᑉᓗᓂ. "ᓯᑕᒪᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑎᒌᒃᑏᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᑐᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓕᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᒃ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕐᕕᖓ ᓯᑯᖃᙱᑦᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓱᓕ. ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒻᒪᑦ ᑕᓯᖏᓐᓂᖅᑲᐃ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕈᓘᔭᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ," ᑎᑉᓯᒍᓱᓕᖅᖢᓂ. ᐊᒃᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ $5,000 ᐊᒻᒪᓗ $10,000 ᐊᑯᓐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᑕᐅᑐᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᖃᖃᑦᑕᔾᔮᙱᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᖅ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᙱᓐᓂᖓ ᐃᒃᐱᖕᓈᕐᔪᖕᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑐᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐱᙳᐊᕆᐊᖅᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ. "ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒃᓯᒪᓗᒃᑖᖅᑑᔭᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ Hᐃᒪᔅ (ᑕᑎ) ᐅᕙᖓᓗ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅᑳᖅᖢᓄᒃ Hᐊᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ. "ᓲᖃᐃᒻᒪ, ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᕼᐋᑭᕕᔫᐊᕐᓂᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᕈᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᓄᓇᖅᑲᑎᒌᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒃᑯᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑑᔭᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᖅᑲᑎᒌᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᑎᕈᓘᔭᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᑉᑎᓐᓂᒃ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓈᒻᒪᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᔪᓯᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖓ ᒪᓕᒡᓗᒍ."

Game on – TTM a go! Terence Tootoo Memorial Tournament set to run from Nov. 26 to 29 by Darrell Greer

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Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet photo courtesy of Brian Tattuinee

Jordin Tootoo presents Kelly Clark-Lindell with a $2,000 donation to the new Rankin Inlet complex fund on behalf of the Terence Tootoo Memorial senior men's hockey tournament committee in Rankin on March 10, 2019.

Tournament organizers have decided to go ahead with the Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) senior men's hockey

championship this coming month rather than missing a year hosting the prestigious event in Rankin Inlet. The TTM was rescheduled earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. TTM committee member Troy Aksalnik said, as it stands right now, the tournament will be strictly territorial. He said the decision to move forward with the TTM was made Oct.13. "If we'd left it wide open I don't think any player who had to isolate for two weeks would make the trip," said Aksalnik. "The TTM will be a good way to kick off the season here in Rankin. We missed out on it earlier this year and I think it's only fair that we get to host the tournament for 2020. "None of us wanted to see the TTM miss a year." Aksalnik said there's no doubt that it's going to feel a little strange with no crowds watching the games this year. He said if everything stays the same between now and the TTM, there will be a maximum of 100 people allowed in the new arena at any given time. "What we have planned now is that we'll have the two teams out on the ice playing and the only ones who'll be allowed to watch them are the two teams playing next. "We ran the numbers and they showed about 75 people counting the four teams, as

well as tournament staff and arena staff. "It's going to feel weird playing without fans, but, hey, if the NHL can do it, we can do it too, right?" Aksalnik said he expects 10 of the 12 teams that played in the 2019 TTM to be back in Rankin this coming month. He said the biggest setback will be going back to one division after the two-division format had been so successful this past year. "Most of the teams are interested, but it is a little risky moving forward. "We have four teams confirmed for the TTM who still don't have ice in their home arena yet. So we should have some pretty good pond hockey going on," he laughed. Aksalnik said the TTM is going to lose between $5,000 and $10,000 playing without fans, but that's not the end of the world. He said the loss will sting a little bit, but it won't wipe them out. "I think everyone has been on the same page since Hamish (Tatty) and I made a presentation on the TTM during a hamlet council meeting. "You know, the TTM also provides a huge economic boost to the community every year and I don't see this year being any different with all the various activities they'll have going on in town. "It's good for everybody to have the TTM go ahead as planned."


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If at first you don't succeed … right, Manchester United and Liverpool? ᑲᓇᖕᓇᕐᒥ ᓇᖏᕐᕕᐅᔪᒥ Old Trafford, ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᕕᐅᔪᒥ Manchester United–ᑯᓐᓂ. ᑕᐅᑐᙳᐊᕈᒃ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᔭᐃᒻᖦ ᒪᑳᑎᐅᑉ ᖁᒃᓴᒡᓚᖕᓂᖓ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᓕᕋᒥ Manchester United ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᕿᔭᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ.

The east stand of Old Trafford, home stadium of Manchester United. Imagine sports columnist James McCarthy's shock when it became public knowledge that Manchester United were once again looking to make more money and get more power in soccer circles. Wikimedia Commons photo

Northern News Services You see, the big clubs don't like it when the little clubs come Remember last week's column when I decided to have a go in and take away their stranglehold on what they think should at Project Big Picture and how much of a scam it would turn be there. You know some teams still aren't over Portuguese side out to be had it been implemented? Welp, two of the architects Porto winning the Champions League in 2004 or Leicester City of English soccer's power-grab-disguised-as-charity scam seem having the nerve of winning the English Premier League in to be at it again. 2017. Those little clubs take away from the big boys having all It's become public knowledge that Manchester United and the fun and we can't have that, can we? Screw those underdogs Liverpool have been in talks to join a "super and their illusions of grandeur. league" of sorts under the European Premier But FIFA is apparently on board and that League with other clubs from around Europe – should tell you all you need to know about this. notably Spain, Germany, Italy and France – that If you know anything about FIFA's reputation, you will know that if there's a way for it could be worth as much as $6 billion. Sky Sports to squeeze the proverbial blood from a stone, was the first to report about it and according to with James McCarthy FIFA will attempt to do it. There's money to be its findings, around a dozen teams have already had and FIFA loves the smell of fresh money, started talking about it. England's contribution especially when it isn't theirs. could be as many as five teams with Manchester Think of the International Olympic Committee … it's a race City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea among the possible entries with the aforementioned Liverpool and Manchester to the bottom between the IOC and FIFA as to who's worse. United. If we are to believe FIFA have given its blessing to this The proposed competition would start in 2022, according projected tournament, you can bet UEFA would scream loudly to the report, with games happening during the European club competition schedules, namely the Champions League and Europa League. JP Morgan is reportedly willing to stump up the money to get this whole thing going and it will be debt financing; money will be paid back through pay-per-view broadcast income. Honestly, do these teams not understand how bad this looks? They've already been nailed to the board once and obviously, they haven't read the room. Project Big Picture was oh-so-well received and if you think this will go over well, you're sadly mistaken. The report stated that Spanish side Real Madrid are one of the clubs driving the car on this and I'm not shocked at all. Real Madrid is a club which is a licence to print money and it has millions of fans around the globe, several of whom probably couldn't find Madrid on a map – much the same as Manchester United has millions of fans in that same boat – so if it can find a way to nestle into another few hundred million bucks worth, why not, eh? So in short, this would all but kill the Champions League in its current form. No one will watch a European club competition without the best teams in it and the sponsors will simply go elsewhere. This could lend to the idea of UEFA, which operates the Champions League, not being on board with the idea fully. The Champions League format is in place until 2024 and if UEFA decides to throw its hat into the ring, you can bet there will be dozens of very angry teams from smaller countries that will rattle a sabre or six.

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about that. UEFA runs the biggest and richest club tournament in soccer and there is no way it wants FIFA to do the go-around and take its piece. Also, it would be a usurping of sorts because FIFA governs the international side of the game. The only club involvement it has is through the Club World Cup each year and that's the entire world. FIFA should have no business in domestic – or even continental – competitions. All this will do is simply add more fuel to the fire that the big clubs are looking to gain leverage and power. At least they aren't shy in their quest to do it. Things like this have been bandied around for years and whether this one takes root is yet to be seen but don't expect it to be a fan favourite. You know something? I'd like to see this happen. I'd want to see how this would go over because I'm all for the free market and letting the people decide. If people feel like spending money on this, let them. These clubs obviously think people will shell out money to watch them so let them. If it's a success, I'll be the first one to say as such. If not, don't say I didn't tell you so. All hail the elite!


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New transitional housing shelter opens ᐅᖂᑕᖅ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᖁᑎᖏᑦ 1077 ᐊᒻᒪ 1079 ᐊᐅᓚᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᑦ 60-ᓂ ᐃᒡᓕᓕᖕᓂ ᐅᖅᑯᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᖑᑎᓄᑦ. Uquutaq Society's Buildings 1077 and 1079 will now function as a 60-bed shelter for Iqaluit's homeless men. NNSL file photo

'Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home' by Trevor Wright

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Iqaluit

The Uquutaq Transitional Housing project is the first non-profit affordable housing project and transitional housing program in Nunavut and has officially opened its doors in Iqaluit Oct. 22. The grand opening was attended by federal Minister of Families,

Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and House Corporation (CMHC) Ahmed Hussen. "Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. It is with great pleasure that our government, through the National Housing Strategy, is supporting initiatives like Uquutaq Transitional Housing, so that collectively, we

are better able to assist vulnerable populations of all races, age, gender and community, in finding the support they need," said Hussen. The transitional housing programming will be operated by the Uquutaq Society, a non-profit organization with a mandate to help shelter men who are experiencing homelessness. The federal government provid-

ed $8.045 million toward the construction of the project. The new 60-bed shelter will provide support services for men experiencing homelessness in Iqaluit consisting of two adjacent buildings (Building 1077 and 1079), as well as an 11-unit rental building with offices and space for programming. Five of the 11 units will be offered

at affordable rental rates according to a news release by CMHC. "Uquutaq Society provides services that are critical to our community. The new services will provide an increased level of service to support men over a longer term. "Uquutaq has raised the bar and shown us what can be accomplished through determination and collaboration," said Mayor Kenny Bell.


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ᐊᑖᑕᑦᑎᐊᕋ ᑖᒥᔅ ᐃᒃᓯᕋᖅ ᑕᑯᔪᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᒃᑖᒐᓵᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᓚᐅᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ, ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᐅᕙᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑖᑕᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᖁᔨᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᐱᓕᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᐅᕙᖓᓗ ᐊᑖᑕᒐᓗ ᐊᔪᖅᓯᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᓂ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᓪᓗᑕ. ᓴᐱᓕᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᑉᐳᒍᑦ. ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᐸᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᕿᓚᓗᒑᓗᖕᓂ ᑲᑎᙵᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖢᐊᓂ ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᑐᐊᕕᖅᖢᑕ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕋᓱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ. ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑖᑕᑦᑎᐊᕋ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓂ ᑕᑯᔪᒪᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᑖᑕᒪ ᐅᒥᐊᖓᓂ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᓚᐅᙱᓐᓂᖓᓂ. ᐊᑖᑕᑦᑎᐊᕋ ᕿᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖁᔭᓕᓗᐊᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᓐᓇᑦᑕ, ᑕᐃᑲᓂᓗᒃᑖᖅ ᐸᕐᓇᐃᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᒪᒃᑖᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒧᑦ.

Samuel Ilumigaryuk Iksiraq Baker Lake

My grandpa Thomas Iksiraq wanted to see lots of maktaaq before he passes on to the next life, so he told me and my dad to go catch and never give up. Me and father were stuck in Chester for two weeks from Baker Lake waiting, we never gave up. We woke up one morning to a pod of whales in the inlet so we rushed to catch a couple whales. It was a big relief because my grandpa wanted to see whales in my dad's boat before he dies. My grandpa cried from joy when we came in, even the whole time preparing maktaaq for our hometown Baker Lake.

Putuguk Ullikatalik Kripanik Taloyoak

Taken outside of Taloyoak July 14, 2020 at my parents' and siblings' cabins. My girl Maggie who is 2 years old is playing out.


20 nunavutnews.com, Monday, October 26, 2020

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